Tell us about yourself and what you do?
I was born and bred in Nausori, Fiji and am a husband to the most beautiful lady, I am also blessed with two amazing children and two loving canines. I spent fourteen years in the Fijian Civil Service before starting as a Senior Project Officer at Beyond Essential Systems (BES).
With a keen interest in technology, I studied Information Systems at the University of the South Pacific and completed my Masters in 2019. I also had the opportunity to study Technology in Japan, South Korea, and India.
My role in BES includes deploying cloud and on-premises environments for hosting our software and maintaining them. These are used on projects for health system strengthening and COVID-19 testing in Fiji and across Indo-Pacific. Apart from looking after the deployments, I also provide at the elbow support and training.
Tell us about your organisation.
I work for an amazing organisation with a multicultural workforce. Beyond Essential Systems is an Australian B-Corp that creates and implements innovative solutions. We have developed a fit-for-purpose suite of eHealth solutions, including flagship products Tupaia and Tamanu, that fit together to create a completely integrated software ecosystem. All our products operate offline, with syncing capability, and are open source. You can read more about the amazing work we do on our social media pages:
What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
I love spending time with my family. My family has always been my number one priority and we love going out for movies, swimming, playing soccer, chilling out at home or just catching up with chores. Saturdays are spent taking the kids out to fun parks and shopping while we spend Sunday at home baking cookies with the kids or preparing a special Sunday lunch.
What makes you the happiest?
I am a foodie and cooking is my thing. I love to cook for my family and it’s awesome when they enjoy it as much I do. I generally cook well but it doesn’t always go to plan when you are trying out new dishes. I love seafood and keep trying new things from the internet.
From a professional point of view, I love it when I am able to assist clients resolve issues. It’s so rewarding to take on and resolve a challenge. I love meeting clients in person and learning how we have helped them overcome challenges with our system. As the saying goes ‘every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution’ and at BES, we pride ourselves as being able to do that and beyond.
What drew you to sign up at Greenhouse Coworking?
Greenhouse came up in our meeting while we were looking for an office space. We came to visit Greenhouse and were greeted by the friendliest staff who gave us a tour of the office and we just fell in love with the environment and the amazing Zen. Not forgetting the great coffee. We signed the agreement the following week and we have been enjoying the working environment ever since.