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David Harrison

Vice President of Engineering, Freelancer.com

David Harrison is the Vice President of Engineering at Freelancer, and has been responsible for leading the engineering team in its design and implementation of the web-scale features that have allowed Freelancer’s websites to handle the growth in web traffic that has been experienced. David has also led the Company’s adoption of cloud based technologies, realtime systems, and service oriented architectures. He is also a co-author of a patent application.

Previously, David was the Chief Technical Officer at 3rdSense, a company specialising in casual gaming and online gaming networks. Prior to that, David was a partner in an IT security consultancy business providing auditing and secured infrastructure services. David has spoken on technology issues and entrepreneurship and has spoken at various events including CeBIT Cloud 2013, the AllWorld Summit@Harvard, Chicago Techweek, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai, Digital Jam 2.0 with the World Bank (Kingston, Jamaica) and at the Sydney Vivid Festival. David has previously presented on cloud technology at Amazon Web Services summits and featured in publications such as TechWorld, The Australian, the Australian Financial Review MIS and on Sky News. David has also guest lectured at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and Macquarie University on topics including software engineering, scalable infrastructure and IT management.

David holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology from the University of Sydney.

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