Friday Five: Jeremy Hulse


Every Friday we’ll profile a prominent figure from Australia’s IT, telecommunications or video gaming industries in the Friday Five.

Jeremy Hulse is the Asia-Pacific vice president for IT security firm M86 Security. But he’s also a great guy to have around the campfire — with a penchant for guitar playing, especially the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

1. What was your first job ever?

When I was 17 I was a dodgem car operator at a place in Canberra called Canberry Fair — I know tacky name but there were definitely perks … unlimited dodgems. It was a wild ride!

2. What do you most like about working in the IT industry?

The major drawing card for me is the diverse and interesting array of people and personalities that you encounter.

3. What’s your hobby?

Guitar would be my main hobby. I’ve been playing for many years now and my favourite artist is Stevie Ray Vaughan. I just want to emphasise that this is a hobby, I literally only get the chance to strum a few chords three times a week …

4. Where do you think the Australian IT industry will be in five years?

This is an interesting question to consider as it hasn’t changed much as an industry in the last five years. In terms of the next five years the technology will continue to evolve, especially around the range of cloud based service offerings available.

As new technologies continue to emerge and the IT market becomes more competitive I think there will also be a growing trend towards businesses adapting their offerings and taking a more integrated approach to the products and services they deliver.

5. What/who has been the biggest inspiration in your career?

This is a difficult question as I have so many inputs for inspiration. I guess if I had to pick one thing that inspires me it would be having the ability to drive change for the better.