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our Team and Advisors

Emerging Technologies are evolving and changing every day.  To ensure TecStack stays in touch with latest research and trends in this field we seek advice from a wide, experienced team of advisors.  These advisors are an integral part of the Core Team and are also available to clients via our workshops, coaching or consulting services.

Julia Buchholz - Founder and COO

Julia Buchholz

Director & CEO

An innovation strategist with a strong background in business development, digital marketing, advertising and big data monetisation within the media and technology industry. Julia has strategised and implemented the digital advertising for high profile projects and executed high volume marketing campaigns for technology projects. She discovered Bitcoin and Blockchain at the beginning of 2016 and started one of Perth's first meetup groups to teach the community the basics of digital currencies. She is also organiser of the communities Blockchain Perth and Proptech Perth, an active Blockchain Business Advisor for various projects, as well as co-owner of an innovative emergency technology start-up.

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Abheeti Kathryn Pass

Director & COO

Throughout her lengthy career in education, marketing and media, Abheeti has been a regular in the public speaking arena and continues to share her knowledge on a global scale, also as emcee of high profile events. Passionate about ensuring information makes sense, and reaches the ears and hearts of people at a grass-roots level, Abheeti is particularly interested in 'de-teching the deck' so concepts being explored are understandable to all. She is also co-founder of Where To Shop With Crypto and the Crypto Clothesline Podcast. Most recently she’s joined TecStack as COO: facilitating the organisation of events, course material, podcast interviews of top-level global and Australian experts, as well as running Blockchain online events in English and Italian. Abheeti brings a rich and fascinating personal level to the professional trainings TecStack is creating, introducing them also to foreign markets.

Tecstack Founders

Emma Tobias & Julia Buchholz

Founders

Emma and Julia founded TecStack in January 2019, noticing the lack of industry specific corporate training solutions in a rapidly changing work environment. Both being experienced serial entrepreneurs, especially blockchain education was always a common passion. Emma Tobias has deep expertise in facilitating the start-up, growth and acquisition stages of a business’ lifecycle. She is the founder of multiple Australian enterprises, ranging from 5 to 100 employees, and has taken them from start-up to $10 million in turnover. At TecStack Emma’s particular focus is on ensuring the corporate structure, commercialisation and administration of the business is robust in order to support rapid growth.

Mohammed Khaiata

Mohammed Khaiata

Lecturer Blockchain & PropTech

Mohammed is a digital transformation expert who successfully delivered complex large business transformation programs, devised and executed IT strategy for leading multinational organisations. He delivered advisory and training services to global multinational organisations including BHP, Bankwest, and UWA. He developed, designed, delivered and managed end-to-end training programs to academic and business organisations working with leading international professional training providers like Learning Tree International and The Knowledge Academy. He is due to complete his PhD in blockchain and Property Technologies at UWA and is certified fellow in teaching and education from UWA.

Sophie Amat

Sophie Amat

Lecturer Cryptocurrencies & DeFI

Sophie has an extensive 20 year background in banking & finance, and 15 years as co-Director of a family property investment business. As co-founder of Where To Shop With Crypto, Sophie now enjoys supporting crypto adoption & education for businesses & everyday people. She also enjoys the challenge of raising capital for worthy Western Australia crypto-related projects.

Chinelle - Legal Lecturer

Chinelle van der Westhuizen

Advisor & Lecturer Legal

Chinelle van der Westhuizen is a lecturer in the School of Law at The University of Notre Dame and lectures Contract, Consumer and Banking Law. She completed her LLB and LLM at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She completed a further Masters by Research at The University of Notre Dame titled ‘Future Digital Money: The Legal Status and Regulation of Bitcoin in Australia’.

JP Parker - Advisor

JP Parker

Changesurfer

A global citizen at heart JP Parker is at intersection of technology and culture where game changers are gathering, igniting initiatives for positive change. Her cross-sector expertise spans the realms of strategy, innovation, disruptive tech, communications, team building and design science. Her gifts include taking the complex and making it simple to understand and articulate; prioritizing context over content; and laser focus on the essence and heart of whatever is being envisioned, designed, offered, delivered and communicated. Clarifying brand, story and messaging around a resonant core purpose is a particular strong suit.

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