DSTC ChairmanMr Mark
Chief Executive OfficerMr Ron
Director of EngineeringMr Rob Cook.
Research Director and Chief Technology Officer
Mr Rob Cook is
the Research Director and Chief Technology Officer of DSTC Pty Ltd.
Rob has extensive experience in the formation, financing, management
and direction of technology-based software companies in the
information and communications technology industry, both in
Australia and overseas. He has applied his expertise to advising and
assisting governments and universities.
Recently Mr Cook has
been the founding Director for Commercialisation at Griffith
University, building the Office for Commercialisation and promoting
several venture-capital financed spin-offs.
He was a founder
and the CEO of Astracon, Inc., a venture-funded Denver, Colorado
telecommunications software company, which developed Connectivity
Management software in Brisbane and partnered and licenced software
to the largest companies in the worldwide industry. Prior to
Astracon he was the founding Managing Director of CiTR Pty Ltd, a
successful Australian company spun-out of the University of
Queensland to develop telecommunications software for a number of
international companies including Hewlett-Packard, NEC, Telstra and
In 1986 Mr Cook was appointed to found the Centre
for Information Technology Research at the University of Queensland,
which was eventually spun-out as CiTR Pty Ltd.
He has a BA
(Hons), an MA and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from
Cambridge University in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Australian
Computer Society and has been a Board Advisor to the international
TeleManagement Forum, the peak body in the communications network