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NSIA14 Judge Tony deLisio   Antonio Deliseo

Asia Pacific Manager, Bond International Software 

For the past 15 years Tony has been involved in developing and bringing to market IT and CRM solutions for HR and the recruitment industry.
More recently Tony has been focusing on the development and implementation of cloud computing based solutions within this sector, as well as developing Bond solutions for the Chinese and Japanese markets. He is leading the team developing the mobile application for the Bond suite of products.
He is also a non executive director with the Big Fat Smile Group – a NFP provider of early learning services.
Tony graduated from the University of Wollongong with a BSc (Physics). He has worked in product marketing with a number of large international corporations, and has been involved in IT and environmental start-ups. He recently was the president of the ICT Illawarra cluster and is working to grow and support the IT community.
Tony has been a judge of the NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards for the past 5 years.


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Charles McLien III

GM Industry Engagement, S P Jain School of Global Management

Charles is an accomplished business executive that holds over 15 years of experience in business development, fundraising and operations management within the life sciences and higher education sector.

Currently, Charles is responsible for managing S P Jain’s industry relations within the finance and marketing sectors, facilitating “executive decision-making” business simulations with the overall goal of driving business growth and building the S P Jain brand in the Sydney market.

Prior to joining S P Jain, Charles was an Advancement officer at the University of Washington, and was directly responsible for developing and managing funding initiatives for ten academic departments within the College of Engineering.

Charles is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard Business School.

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Manager, Grant Thornton

Dharav has over 8 years’ of experience in professional practice providing a range of tax, transfer pricing and business consulting services to a broad diversity of clients from start-up organisations to mature businesses with domestic and international operations. He has successfully advised numerous companies on accounting, taxattion, transfer pricinf, corporate secretarial and business advisory services.

He has extensive experience preparing transfer pricing and arm’s length debt test documentation for compliance, audit defence, commercial justification and strategic planning purposes. Dharav has worked closely with companies across many industries including consumer products, distributors, financial services, mining, manufacturers, retail and technology.

He was the winner of Grant Thorton Austrralia’s National Innovation Award.

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CEO, SaaSFocus (Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner)

Over the last 15 years, Amit has worked in 4 different continents and 12 different countries in sales leadership roles for global IT outsourcing innovators like Wipro Technologies (Regional Director, Asia Pacific) and consulting leaders like Capgemini (Director New Business Development, ANZ) with a career TCV of over $ 750 million.

He brings rich experience of leading large scale technology enabled business transformation and complex outsourcing engagements across all industry sectors, technology and service offerings. A highly motivated and driven business leader, he has proven ability to conceptualize a winning strategy and execute it with precision.


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Client Partner, Mindtree Ltd.

In this role, he is responsible to support his client’s growth by understanding their business, maintaining CxO relationships and applying Mindtree’s global technology expertise.

He has over 29 years experience in managing IT Delivery across multiple market industries, including banking, insurance, superannuation, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, government, sports and travel.


He is a service management specialist having transformed numerous large corporate operations environments included IT start-ups, managing operational failures, complex transformation programs, disaster recovery testing, managing virus outbreaks and adding new business value.

Stephen has instigated programs for IT delivery and Business Functions to unite such as during the explosive growth of Internet Banking in 2001. He has conducted national and international customer exercises to gain first hand understanding of technology in action from time critical corporate trading floors, harsh conditions of fresh food production floors of bakeries through to international disaster recovery exercises with corporate clients.

Lead numerous high-end professionals, including service delivery SMEs, project managers, architects including a team of 300 technology staff during the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Stephen is an ITIL V3 Expert and is the recipient of numerous high-end management performance awards. He lives in Sydney, is employed by Mindtree and enjoys time with his family, distance running, travel and German electronic music!