Meet our expert team

The Nukon team consists of highly technical experts who are here to help with your project 24/7.
Together they have combined experience of more than 80 years.

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Alec Konynenburg

General Manager - Nukon

Alec leads the talented Nukon team who take a data-driven approach to operational technology transformation. Alec and his team enable their clients by providing a complete whole-of-business view, from operations right through to IT, the shop floor, engineering and beyond.

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Rafael Amaral

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Rafael leads a team of Software and Systems Engineers, developing products and delivering high-end digital solutions that increase operational efficiency, service level, quality and other business outcomes.

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Kevin Potgeiter

Technical Lead

Kevin is the technical lead for Nukon’s software engineering team, where he balances his time building critical software solutions for clients, as well as shaping Nukon’s overall technical strategy for delivering those solutions. Kevin draws on more than 18 years of experience in the field, across various industries and disciplines, which frame his unique approach to problem solving. He also makes a mean cup of coffee!

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Andrew May

Principal Consultant

Andrew has more than 14 years’ experience in systems engineering, project management, consulting, MI/MES design, control system design and commissioning within the utilities, process, mining, oil and gas, automotive, defence, food and beverage, critical infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Andrew specialises in business optimisation, helping businesses understand and implement their strategic vision using technology, delivering innovative projects for customers.

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Damian Jolly

Principal Consultant

With more than 21 years of experience in the Operation Technology space in key domain areas, Damian brings strategic and operational insights to help understand and solve some of your most complex business system challenges.

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Gareth Williams

Principal Consultant

Gareth leads the Food and Beverage consulting team, delivering solutions in quality management, traceability, manufacturing execution systems (MES), operational efficiency and supply chain planning solutions. He is passionate about connecting the worlds of IT and OT and delivering great outcomes for customers.

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Ben Caldwell

Principal Consultant

Ben is a passionate machine learning practitioner with more than 16 years of experience delivering automation and process control solutions to clients in the water and mining sectors. He is an advocate for cloud technologies and is an AWS certified solutions architect and machine learning specialist. Ben combines practical industry experience, strong continuing professional development, and a focus on understanding clients problems to deliver innovative solutions that provide real value. Outside of work Ben is a keen sailor and can be found racing boats on the Swan River most weekends.

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Fiona Turner

Senior Consultant

Fiona is an innovator and lover of technology. Passionate about using technology to find efficiencies in business processes, Fiona can help bridge the gap for companies struggling to interpret their data. Along with her keen interest in agtech, Fiona is president of Startup Tasmania and owner of Jinglers Creek Vineyard in Tasmania.

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Kim Fiddaman

Senior Consultant

Kim uses the latest technology to help businesses and people become better at what they do. He designs, develops, deploys, integrates and connects software systems and ensures businesses can use this to their advantage. Kim is interested in everything Industry 4.0 related, including IIoT, predictive analytics and cloud services, as well as data collection and analysis, web technologies and system on a chip devices.

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Levi Martins

Senior Consultant

Levi leads the support team and has been working in the ICT industry since 2007. Levi's extensive experience across different work environments includes consulting, implementation project management, and working closely with software partners and software manufacturers.

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Matt Pyke

Senior Consultant

Matt is a detail-oriented leader, project manager, and consultant with experience on both the operational and technical sides of automotive and food and beverage supply chains. Matt is skilled in efficiently identifying and translating business requirements into detailed and deliverable project schedules and budgets, with the ability to effectively tailor his approach from shop floor to executive teams.

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Anna Sklonina


Anna is specialising in advanced analytics and MES/OEE solutions. She has a broad range of experience in using different software tools to analyse process data in a wide range of industrial environments, including food and beverage, mining, metals and materials, utilities. Anna brings diverse range of both consulting and technical skills leveraging business information correctly and transforming data into valuable assets.

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Emerson Cabisidan


Emerson has more than 25 years of substantial experience in Project Management, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) processes, E2E business processes, CAPEX / OPEX Management, Business and Compliance assessment, Quality Management Systems, and Engineering Management; particularly in the areas of Instrumentation and Process Control, Automation, and Maintenance & Improvement.

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Brian Dalwood

Senior Analyst

Brian has close to 40 years in the industrial workforce, starting as an electrical apprentice through to a control systems support engineer in the mining industry (20 years). With experience working in many industry sectors and with PLC, SCADA, MES, SQL DBMS', historians and now data analytics, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the table as part of the senior technical team.

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Danny Smith

Business Development Manager

A professional Business Development Manager, Danny has proven experience in leading and developing strategic positioning of the business for growth and maintaining key client relationships. Danny works across a range of market sectors including: Smart Cities, Rail, Utilities, Renewables, Infrastructure and Manufacturing.

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Tushar Bhandari

Senior Analyst

Tushar has 8+ years’ of experience in MES domain. He has worked on Rockwell FTPC, Java frameworks, Vaadin framework and Thingworx. At Nukon Tushar is focussed on the MES domain.

About us 

Nukon is an Operational Technology company. We use a data-driven approach to business collaboration, automation and supply chain optimisation.  

 Our independent, custom-designed solutions combine strategy, analysis and technology to give visibility into key business processes, so they can be optimised. Our consulting and agile implementations enable a collaborative and iterative way to implement solutions that are fit-for-purpose, reliable, cost-effective and have an instant impact on business output.

Nukon is a part of SAGE Group, a global company with a team of more than 500 people over three continents. As a specialist industrial services provider, SAGE combines the perfect balance of technology, process and capability to support clients on their digital journey. 



Where we work

We have years of experience working for the utilities, manufacturing, defence, oil & gas, food and beverage and supply chain. Most business optimisation technologies only let you tackle one part of the business at a time. But Nukon has the capability to give you a complete whole-of-business view: we deliver fully integrated business optimisation solutions from supply chain to operations, the shop floor, IT, engineering and beyond.

Nukon are independent

Not every technology is right for every situation. We are technology independent and work with a range of open source and proprietary software, hardware, programming languages and database technology to find the best solution based on your unique context. 


How we work with you

We deliver end-to end digital transformation through three key areas: strategy and consulting, solution delivery and support.

Strategy and consulting

Your success is our success. Our consultative approach means we spend more time upfront understanding your business and current state so we can develop a clear roadmap and delivery plan that will have strong uptake and success. 

Agile project delivery

Agile project delivery ensures that project milestones are met, and the end result is championed your people. Regular iterations and feedback means the final product is optimised for your business’s exact needs.

24/7 support desk 

You aren’t on your own. We provide 24/7 support during, and after project completion to guarantee continued support for you and your operational staff.





  Examples of Nukon's work

For more about our work, browse our case studies or learn from some of our people via our blog.

Some highlight work:

Real-time awareness | Real-time data delivers a smarter airport and world-class customer experience

Melbourne airport’s operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) systems were integrated, such as baggage handling, aircraft real-time position and customer check-in, to provide a representation of all operations in real-time.

Supply chain planning | Planning and Scheduling Integration Framework for Epic Proportions
Nukon developed a system to support a food and beverage processing plant on a 'pull model', where raw materials are managed for maximum efficiency, driven by actual store order demand.

Predictive analytics | Predictive analytics set to prevent spills, save environment
TasWater achieved an industry-first analytics solution that leverages live and historical data to detect blockages in their infancy, thereby preventing potential spill events for utilities.