new year, new house, new job

We moved house last week.  It was also a time to cleanse, as we went through many many boxes, collected over many many years, and transported around the world from Melbourne, to Canberra, to Seattle, to Sydney, back to Seattle and finally to Melbourne (and moved around once or twice in Melbourne just for good measure).

This week, I started my new job. 124 days after finishing up at Microsoft, I am starting at Telstra, in the Global Applications and Platforms team – yes, I like platforms

Why Telstra?

Yeah, I asked myself the same question. When I was a fresh faced university graduate, my first job offer was for Telecom Australia. I turned it down. that was then.

Now, almost 30 years later (seriously), the time is right. GAP is looking at software-driven business opportunities, which is what I’ve been doing for a long time. Seems right up my alley.

GAP is also behind muru-d,  the start-up accelerator backed by Telstra, which includes Annie Parker & Mick Liubinskas

It’s the coming together of technology, start-ups, global markets and big ideas, and I am excited to be part of it. I also want to thank Charles Fitzgerald, who reached out to me and let me know of the opportunity. I am very grateful.

So, what will I be doing?

Well, my title is API Product Manager, and I’m going to be working on the API strategy. Watch this space I guess…..

Also, If Telstra can allow their logo to become a Reg Mombassa original for NYE2013


then I  know the time is right for my ugly mug to be next to a Telstra logo


Here’s to a great 2014

19 Comments on “new year, new house, new job”

  1. nickhodge says:

    Congrats on your new gig sir! Great for Telstra. Perfect fit!

  2. Harvey says:

    Congrats will be awesome as usual! – if they send you to Sydney make sure to make contact!

  3. Hi, all the best for your new endeavour. Actually, I was Head of Platform & Technology within Developer Enablement of Deutsche Telekom for the past 2 years roughly. My team did Telco APIs (architecture and evangelism) … small world 😉

  4. Congrats and all the best my friend!

  5. Congratulations to you Frank. I miss working with you. Best wishes for a happy 2014!

    p.s. what happened to the hair? 😉

  6. Congrats on the new job! Does that mean you can get a decent phone now? (I.E. Android!)

    Can you do something about Telstra’s support? I have been fighting with them for months now! Latest: Disconnected my phone and Internet trying to up my usage limit!

  7. Jim Stewart says:

    Congrats Frank! Good to have you back… and it’s good to have Del Santo 😀

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