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Michael Specht

Head of Strategy, Navigo

Michael Specht has been involved in the technology industry for over 20 years specialising in the impact that technology has on management practices and the broader organisation.

Currently Michael is Head of Strategy at Navigo Research responsible for analysis and research into HR technology and provide consulting and advisory services to Navigo Research customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently he led his own HR technology consulting business, Inspecht, specialising in HR Technology project management and social media for recruitment. Previously he has worked in a multitude of roles ranging from software development to project management both in Australia and overseas.

Michael has considerable expertise in the development and implementation of solutions to effectively manage your people, ranging from global ERP HR/Payroll systems to employee portals and social networks. He has over 15 years experience in using the Internet to assist HR, for example in 1996 Michael set up one of the first corporate job boards in Australia, and in 1998 implemented an employee self service and knowledge management portal across Asia. He is a regular speaker on HR technology for the Australian Human Resource Institute and has been convener in their HR Technology Special Interest Group.

Michael also runs Australia’s oldest blog on HR and recruitment technology ( which has been listed as one of the top 50 in the world covering HR and Recruitment.