Simon is an experienced researcher and developer of information management and analysis systems in the Windows environment, with a particular interest in the use of shared filesystems and document management systems. He has worked in the IT industry for 12 years, and as Senior Consultant performed many specialized analysis and development tasks, mainly for Commonwealth Government Departments. He also contributed to large tender responses. Since 2013 he has operated his own company, Aleka Consulting, providing products and services for a number of organizations. He has worked as a volunteer archivist for St Vincent de Paul Society (Canberra/Goulburn branch) preparing paper documents for digital storage and advising on archiving methods. From October 2017 to March 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University.