Cliff has worked in Higher Education for the last six years, first at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and most recently at Monash. His background is innovation, business intelligence, and solution delivery and covers the last thirty years of enormous technological change. Prior to entering the education sector Cliff was the Technical Director at Datamine in Auckland, a specialist consultancy delivering machine learning and market analysis to industry; this required a delivery focused, pragmatic approach which has set him in good stead to leverage leading-edge industry techniques in understanding areas such as student success, load forecasting, and campus space utilisation.