Mike was named in the Knowledge Nation 100 as Australia’s chief evangelist for big data and the internet of things (IoT) and appointed Australia’s first Industry Professor of IoT at UTS. He is the Founding CEO of the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre to empower Australia’s food industry to grow its comparative advantage through digital service innovation. Mike is a co-founder and Director of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia and the Knowledge Economy Institute
Mike’s pioneering efforts in fintech and e-research led to the global success of SIRCA and the founding of big data company RoZetta, e-research service provider Intersect Australia, and co-founding of Capital Markets CRC and AgTech business, The Yield. In 2016 Mike was recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours roll and was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the finance and digital technology sectors.