At Slalom, we focus on driving important conversations on inclusion, diversity and equity in our community and with our #BuildHer campaign, we celebrate our inspiring women and men at Slalom who forge the path for women pursuing a career in tech.

Today we introduce Peter Vakkas, our Managing Director of Slalom Australia’s Melbourne team and one of the initial leaders to join the company in June 2020. Peter leads the team and business in Melbourne, which has grown at a remarkably fast pace in the past 18 months with over 100 Melburnian Slalomers joining the team! …


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Slalom’s purpose is to help our clients reach for and realise their potential. In order to deliver on this commitment in a meaningful and impactful way, it’s important for us to understand the communities in which we serve. In Australia, this means building strong relationships within Indigenous communities and doing our part to facilitate reconciliation. Within the first few months of opening offices in Australia, our team began to develop our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which was officially launched during NAIDOC Week in November 2020. …


What does it take to be a leader in tech? Meet one of our inspiring leaders at Slalom Australia:

At Slalom, we focus on driving important conversations on inclusion, diversity and equity in our community and believe that our inspiring women and men at Slalom who forge the path for women pursuing a career in tech should be celebrated.

Today we meet Gemma Wong, Principal User Experience (UX) Designer at Slalom Build. Over a decade ago, Gemma began her career as a graphic designer which led her to explore other avenues within the design industry including product design, user…


One of the things that 2020 proved to the world is that cloud technology is no longer the future of technology; cloud is here today and here to stay. We are now surrounded by successful businesses moving beyond the cost benefits of migration and looking at cloud as an engine for business innovation.

Since launching in Australia over 12 months ago, Slalom has been helping clients accelerate and get unstuck on their journey to the cloud, optimising the digitalisation of their businesses.

Gunnar Scholz, Managing Director at Slalom Australia, has been immersed in cloud since it became “a thing”. We…


What does it take to be a leader in tech? Meet one of our inspiring leaders at Slalom Australia:

Last month, we introduced #BuildHer, an initiative where we profile inspiring women and men at Slalom to help drive important conversations on diversity in our industry, while providing support to women in tech or those interested in pursuing a career in this field.

Today we meet Jane Beck, Salesforce Country Lead at Slalom Australia. Over the past two decades, Jane has worked in various roles in the tech industry, across digital transformation and professional services. …


From streamlining supply chains to contact tracing, data is the key to a better future. The more we understand what’s happening right now, the faster we can adapt, and the better we can anticipate future disruptions and opportunities.

Since launching in Australia over 12 months ago, Slalom has been working with clients to help deliver modern data platforms, beautiful dashboards, and game-changing AI solutions.

After a four-year stint in Silicon Valley working with the likes of Facebook and Google, Rob Sibo, Data & Analytics Lead for Slalom Australia, boomeranged back Down. …


What does it take to be a leader in tech? Meet one of our inspiring leaders at Slalom Australia.

As we launch #BuildHer this month, let us introduce you to one of our amazing and inspirational leaders, Theresa Neate, Director of Quality Engineering at Slalom Build Australia. Over the past two decades, Theresa has been a real changemaker, in Australia and internationally, from her leadership to strategic thinking. Through her wide-ranging career, she has specialised in the fields of Quality Engineering, DevOps and automation. …


By Brooke Adams, Head of HR at Slalom Australia

At Slalom, inclusion, diversity and equity is not just something we do but rather who we are as a company; we reflect the rich diversity of our customers — and their customers — and the global communities in which we live and serve. From an internal perspective, we truly value the uniqueness of every individual and want our people to bring their authentic selves to work. Globally, we are committed to a diverse workforce at all levels, and we view diversity broadly (from gender, to ethnicity, background, education, geography, thinking, and…


Earlier this month, the Slalom Australia team turned International Women’s Day into a week-long festival of events. One of the events was a virtual panel led by three incredible women from the global Slalom team: Michelle Yi, Senior Director / Global AI at Slalom Atlanta, Aishwarya Bhadouria, Solutions Manager at Slalom Boston and Annie Gardner, Managing Director at Slalom London.

The women discussed many different aspects of working in the tech and consulting space, and ultimately, how being a woman affected their careers. …


Slalom _Build data engineer, Huyen Levan recently wrote a demo on how to connect DBT to Apache Spark.

DBT is a tool which aims to provide a common framework for data analysts and engineers to build data transformation pipelines with built in support for CI/CD pipeline and quality engineering. While it doesn’t transform the data itself, it relies on data processing engines. Processing engine, Apache Spark is considered one of the most popular and flexible in the big-data world.

If you’re seeking to leverage Spark, and SQL is a prominent skill in your team, you should look no further —…

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