CyberHound has developed some of the most sophisticated and comprehensive learning enablement and cybersafety solutions for classrooms from Kindergarten to Year 12.
With Sixth Sense Technology (6ST) we provide our customers with ‘Actionable Intelligence’ to enhance visibility and insight into internet and network-based activity. We’re able to help capture issues such as cyberbullying, self-harm and radicalisation.
Our solution provides our customers with the ability to get ahead and stay ahead – identifying threats before they escalate, managing costs before they balloon and enabling better decision making.
John Fison is responsible for the strategic development of CyberHound in Australia and overseas. John has led the company since 2005 and has overseen exponential growth in the domestic business as well as international expansion into Europe, Asia and the Americas. This includes a major deal to develop a custom solution for the Japanese market for Canon IT Solutions and a strategic partnership with Bloomberg. John has developed strategic alliances with industry giants such as HP, IBM,VMware, Symantec and ESET.
Prior to joining CyberHound, John built an IT solutions company in the UK into a A$125m business over 7 years, employing over 120 people. John won several prestigious awards in the UK for growth and entrepreneurship and was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner in 2001 and latterly was selected as a judge for this program in the UK and more recently in Australia.
John is one of the first UK Chartered Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Director of Sales
David joined CyberHound to spearhead further growth for the business and to also take responsibility for customer satisfaction. His IT & Communications management experience includes senior management roles at Data#3, Mach Technology, Fujitsu as well as Queensland State Sales Manager for Government at Telstra and Queensland State Sales Leader for Computer Science Corporation (CSC).
David is an experienced IT professional who has achieved significant goals over his twenty plus year history working for IT & communications services and product companies. David has led successful teams spanning strategic consulting, project delivery, managed infrastructure services, application services and systems integration, through to telecommunications and IT product solutions. David is focused on delivering excellent customer service and helping customers achieve success through the services he and his team deliver.
Director of Finance
Ellen Pickett joined CyberHound in January 2009. Ellen is the custodian of the company’s financial affairs. Ellen ensures CyberHound’s regulatory, compliance and legal obligations are met as well as oversees the financial management and payroll of the organisation. Ellen works with a highly proficient and dedicated team to ensure the operations of CyberHound run seamlessly.
Prior to joining CyberHound, Ellen spent time in the financial arena of private, government and not-for profit sectors. Ellen has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) through Deakin University in Melbourne.
Director of Customer Services
Stephen leads the technical services and support team for CyberHound. Since joining the team over 8 years ago, he has overseen operations of the Business as well as been instrumental in improving the level of support our customers now enjoy.
Outside of work, Stephen enjoys cycling and recently completed the 2015 Noosa Triathlon.
Bernd Jerzyna joined in 2016 and leads the CyberHound development team as the new Chief Technology Officer. Bernd has been managing software and system engineering teams in the Intelligent Transport Systems, IT security and Cryptography domains for over 15 years.
He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Munich.
Head of Products
Adam Smith joined CyberHound in April 2012 as a Regional Manager. With 17 years experience in the IT industry Adam has been appointed as CyberHound’s Head of Products where his technical background is applied to evolving our security platform. Adam works closely with our development, technical support and sales teams, as well as our customers, applying a holistic approach to ensure we develop and implement the most advanced and reliable security solutions. Adam is also overseeing CyberHound’s expansion into international markets.
CyberHound (formerly Netbox Blue) was established in 1999 by a team sharing a common vision of helping schools embrace technology to better student opportunities and learning outcomes.
Our solution has grown with our customers and we’re able to assist schools by providing a unique solution to help enable utilise internet as an effective and efficient learning tool. With hundreds of schools in Australia and internationally who use and trust this technology, our reputation is well established.
We continue to develop our technology to meet the growing challenges faced by schools and are committed to setting the benchmark in this area.