Kaz Fernandes



Kaz has worked in many diverse areas of IT for over 15 years. His major areas of technical expertise include:

  • Web application design and development - incl. ASP.NET MVC, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, TypeScript, Angular, ASP.NET WebForms, "classic" ASP, JSP, XML, XSL and Web services
  • Windows application design and development - incl. C#, Java, Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic 6 and VBA
  • database design and optimization - incl. Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle and MySQL
  • user interface design
  • IT support, and management of corporate IT environments - incl. server, network and PC (hardware and software) installation/maintenance/troubleshooting
  • data science, data analytics and machine learning - incl. MATLAB, IBM SPSS, Python, RapidMiner and R
  • business process modelling and reengineering
  • user training
  • production of technical and user documentation

He has extensive commercial experience with a wide range of software packages, and has worked in a variety of application domains (including finance, law, recruitment, tourism, construction and mining).

His non-technical and management skill set includes:

  • managing projects and supervising teams
  • liaising with clients, and liaising with supervisors/management in a collaborative work environment
  • prompt and efficient customer service
  • all aspects of small business operations – incl. recruitment, marketing, business development and risk management
  • analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to acquire new skills and understand complex processes quickly
  • performing efficiently in busy and high pressure work environments

Kaz holds a Diploma of Information Technology (TAFE NSW), a Bachelor of Computer Science degree (University of Newcastle), and a Master of Information Technology degree (Queensland University of Technology). He has also worked as a university lecturer and tutor, and is currently on the teaching staff at the Queensland University of Technology.