Marc Washbourne

Marc Washbourne

Marc is a tech entrepreneur and the CEO of ReadyTech (ASX:RDY) with 20 years’ experience in building technology for education and employment. A former software developer, Marc couples a technical background with high calibre business acumen to drive the overall vision and strategy of the ReadyTech group, leading the company to an ASX listing in 2019. Marc is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is on the advisory board of Year13, a digital business that supports the transition from school for young people.

What inspired you to join the Board?

Joining the DSO board is an exceptional opportunity to influence one of the most important factors in our future prosperity and global competitiveness – the development of Australia’s digital skills and digital economy. I believe that the pace of change of technology and Industry 4.0 means we need new and industry-led thinking to support the right environment for lifelong learning and agile and responsive digital skills.

What do ‘digital skills’ mean in your life and business?

As the CEO of a technology company, I think about the technical skills including engineering, cyber and analytics, as well as the supporting roles of product and project management. More widely, I believe in the future almost every company will need to be a technology led company, and that means a vast array of digital skills required across every facet of business.

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