Name: Ann White
Position on Board: Director
Sports Team: Roger Federer (only interested in Tennis)
Who do you work for and what do you do in that role?
I'm a Director of Ozedi Holdings Pty Ltd, working in Professional Services onboarding software developers for STP and e-invoicing.
How did you get involved with DSPANZ?
My business partner David Field formed ABSIA, now DSPANZ, several years ago. Now it's my turn to volunteer my efforts.
What keeps you busy outside of your day job and DSPANZ?
I play tennis 3 times a week - I should be better than I am - I love to cook and I read voraciously.
What is the best career advice that you wish to share with others?
Pick something you love to do and give it everything you've got - success and personal achievement will follow.
What excites you about working in the software industry?
Developing software solutions to human problems is both creative and practical - I find that combination very satisfying.
What is the one piece of technology that you wish existed?
All the real problems that need to be solved are human in nature - I'm not sure software can solve bad decision making by humans, it just computerises it. And it won't change procrastination or inappropriate behaviour towards others. It would be good if it could but currently I think technology is promoting some of these things.
What is a book, movie, tv show or podcast that you would recommend?
I'm reading Hidden Hand at the moment and it's keeping me awake at nights learning how the world is being changed politically undercover and out of sight.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A year ago I would say Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world. Now, I wouldn't. Ask me next year.
And finally, if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Strawberries - but it would be a short life, due to nutritional deficit.