Telstra Purple Ambassador Program

Celebrating thought leadership

Blazing a trail and achieving recognition as an industry thought leader takes investment, effort and most importantly, community support. Our Ambassador Program enables our experts, advocators and innovators on their unique journey, celebrating and elevating them each step of the way.

Passion, industry-leading expertise and an unrivalled commitment to serving our community

This is what makes Purple hum. Our Ambassadors bring this in spades every day. We see the time, effort and dedication it takes to hone their craft. We know that their journey is as unique as they are.

That’s why our program offers bespoke support, amplification and connection to the opportunities that matter to them – in the market, the industry and at Purple. We invest in our Ambassadors and their ambitions, and they invest in our people, helping us to cultivate the next generation of thought leaders at Purple. Simple.

Best-in-class learning content

Community hangs to share and care

Ambassador events and masterclasses

Meet our Purple Ambassadors

Glenn Carmichael

Apple Ambassador, passionate UX expert, mountain biking daredevil.

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John Powell

Cyber security mogul, keynote speaker, director and founder.

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Nanthan Rasiah

AWS Partner Ambassador, cloud solutions guru, certification extraordinaire.

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Kristy Sachse

Design and strategy genius, influential speaker, social media aficionado, whimsical crafter.

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Scott Baldwin

AWS Partner Ambassador, blogging aficionado, serverless advocate, Argentinean tango dancer.

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Paul Glavich

DevSecOps and Augmented/Virtual/Mixed reality legend, martial artist, Xbox lover.

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Tyler Nielsen

Joy creator, user advocate, dream builder and pudding specialist.

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Mohamed Meligy

Servant leader, community builder, StackOverflow extraordinaire, avid reader and music fan.

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Ben Cromie

Modern Workplace legend, collaboration champion, blogging superstar, Formula 1 tragic.

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Rod Sampera

Product design oracle, music virtuoso, storyteller.

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Martin Cairney

Microsoft MVP, conference legend, SQL hero, football superstar.

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Ross Chiswell

Cloud guru, wine connoisseur, roundtable extraordinaire.

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Saeb Amini

Microsoft ecosystem maestro, sometime blogger and public speaker, aspiring flamenco guitarist.

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Randi Ratnayake

Epic cloud architect, DevOps expert, vivid consultant, next-gen mentor.

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David Gibb

Enterprise resilience champion, data and automation aficionado.

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James Arber

Microsoft MVP, Unified Communications master, hint of "Mad Scientist", dash of car nut.

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Tom O’Dwyer

Team-builder, inspirational speaker, public transport nerd, advocate for inclusive design.

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Dom Raniszewski

Software practitioner, system thinker, dot connector, unorthodox problem solver, world’s least known comedian.

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Amanda Pitcher

People-centric Designer, inquisitive question-asker, storyteller.

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Will Baltyn

Cyber Defence legend, inclusion advocate, mentor and metaphor master.

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Dan Whitmarsh

Digital transformation leader, UI/UX advocate, wannabe wine connoisseur, fantasy football diva.

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Stuart Low

Security superstar, presenting and training legend.

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Brenton Adey

Data analytics advocate, educator, hopeful technologist, all round science nerd.

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Jason Wood

AWS geek, Managed Services cheerleader, blogger, Star Wars fanatic.

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Mehdi Khalili

Passionate technologist keen to leave a positive mark on the world, fitness junkie.

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Cornel Steyn

Service designer, product strategist, community builder, home renovator

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Stuart Noakes

People-centric Designer, inquisitive question-asker, storyteller.

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