ABOUT

Since 2002, Konnech has assisted electoral authorities to deliver elections effectively.

With a mutual respect for democracy and ensuring safe and secure elections, Konnech Australia was established in January 2018 by Eugene Yu and Greg Denton.

A 100% fully owned subsidiary of Konnech Inc, Konnech Australia brings international experience in election logistic and management systems, having worked with electoral authorities serving over 25 million voters across Australia, Canada and the United States of America.

In 2018, Konnech Australia won a competitive tender to design, develop, and deliver a new Election Logistics System for the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

Designed to support a number of ECQ electoral activities including electoral administration, planning and preparation for an election, managing an election and reporting on, analysing and evaluating an electoral event, Konnech Australia provides support for more than 300 ECQ processes or functionalities, incorporating them into a single, integrated election management software-based system.

Konnech Australia's Brisbane-based team of programmers, data analysts and coders are working closely with the Electoral Commission of Queensland to ensure the efficient and effective running of elections.

OUR PEOPLE

Eugene Yu

Founder and President

Eugene is the founder and President of the Konnech companies. With more than 40 years of industry experience in engineering, business, and leadership, Eugene founded Konnech to create an IT company dedicated to the development of functional software to support the election process. Since the company's establishment, Eugene has led the growth of Konnech into a dominant software provider in the sector.

Eugene is the Chairman of Konnech Australia PTY Ltd. He has a master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest University (North Carolina USA) and undergraduate degrees in Internal Combustion Engine Design.

Greg Denton

Australian Director

With more than 20 years of industry experience in business, leadership, commercial, governance and regulation roles across both the public and private sector, Greg is the resident director of Konnech Australia PTY Ltd.

Leading a local team of highly regarded ICT specialists who have transformed Queensland's election management systems, Greg is passionate about streamlining election processes and increasing voter engagement.

He has previously held a series of executive roles with Western Power and WorleyParsons, the latter of which included stints in South Africa and North America.

Greg has a master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest University (North Carolina USA) and undergraduate degrees in finance, economics and political studies.

He is a former chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australian and a director of a number of privately held businesses.

Greg oversees Konnech's expansion across Australia and Asia Pacific region and is responsible for its governance and administration.

Alastair James

General Manager

Alastair James is an experienced ICT consultant with extensive knowledge of both the public and private sectors. His experience in the election industry derives from engagements over five years with the New South Wales Electoral Commission.

Alastair played a major role in a two-year project to redevelop NSW's iVote online and telephone voting system. His key responsibilities included planning, managing and implementation of the system. In 2015, iVote recorded the largest number of online votes in a government election globally to date.

He was also involved in the development of new systems for Election Funding Reporting; and Electoral Roll Management, where information from trusted public sector agencies is integrated with the roll data products maintained by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Alastair has tertiary qualifications in economics and computer science. He has previously acted as a consultant for Konnech Australia, and now joins the Australian team as General Manager.

Charles Hong

Project Manager

Charles has completed his master's degree in Information Technology from the University of Technology Sydney. He holds extensive knowledge in data management, cloud management and strategic project planning and management.

In addition, he is a highly competent project manager with the below skill sets and certifications:

  • PMP Certified
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
  • Microsoft SQL Database
  • Azure Cloud Management
  • JIRA Administration

As a project manager, Charles acts as critical personnel in dealing with the project. His technical expertise, leadership and management skills have made him an excellent, customer centric project manager.

Eunice Ng

Assistant Project Manager

With a Master's in International Business from QUT and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communication and Media Management from University of South Australia, Eunice Ng is experienced in working across multiple digital platforms by ensuring business objectives met in an ever changing environment.

Eunice currently sits on QUT's Board of Advisory where she provides insights and research findings. She has worked with multiple senior industry partners to ensure programs are based on behaviours and market trends.

Eunice was one of three students to represent Australia in the Kyoto Negotiation Challenge in 2019 and was a finalist in the 2019 QUTCS X Deloitte Case Competition. In 2015, she won the Gold Award in the EFFIR Awards (Malaysia) and was a finalist in the APAC Effie Awards in 2016. Eunice also holds the Institute Practitioners of Advertising (Foundation Certificate). She holds a profound interest in aligning businesses' needs and helping clients to meet their objectives.

Otto Hung

Technical Team Manager

Otto is a seasoned software engineer with a history of working on architecture design and development.

With a master's degree in software architecture from QUT, Otto brings more than nine years of industry experience in software architecture design and development including:

  • Election Management System Development
  • Auto-Testing Integration
  • Data Migration Tools Development
  • System Diagnostic Tools Development
  • RESTful API design and development
  • Database schema design and development
  • e-Commerce System
  • Web Services Online Tasks Scheduling System

Otto is currently implementing and maintaining EDS API and responsible for Reporting Functionalities for the Election Management System.

Tony Liu

Senior Business Analyst

Using his skills from the University of Queensland where he graduated with a master's degree in information systems management, Tony is one of Konnech Australia's experienced data analysts.

Graduating from the National Taiwan Ocean University where he obtained his Master of Economics, Tony is recognised for his experience in analysing international trade in Central America.

Tony has experience working with:

  • Power BI,
  • SAS,
  • Python and
  • SQL.

His diversified IT Business Analysis skills include:

  • BPMN
  • UML
  • Six Sigma
  • Agile Development

Sam Matuschek

Business Analyst

A bilingual political science graduate of the University of Queensland, Sam has a passion for political processes, business analysis and public policy.

Having completed Konnech Australia's graduate program, Sam uses his understanding of government processes and structured business analysis to solve clients' problems using software.

Sam seeks to grow into a technical policy role, where he will specialise in translating electoral legislation into software requirements.

Sam holds a Certification in Business Analysis from the International Institute of Business Analysis and is a Research Volunteer for the International Association for Political Science Students.