Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Luke Pearson joins the IDX Team

Luke Pearson joins the IDX Team

I am stoked to announce that I have recently taken a position with the NCIE (we all knew it had to happen sooner or later), under the very cool sounding title of ‘Community Catalyst’.
The NCIE and I have a long standing history of collaboration and cooperation. It was the NCIE who first coined the phrase IndigenousX, which has since become my all consuming focus online and off. We have collaborated on various projects and events in the past, but this is the first time I am involved directly as an official team member. Always nice to be a part of a team!
In some ways this new role will be an evolution of the work I began earlier in the year when I was engaged by the NCIE and the Telstra Foundation to get people contributing ideas and comments via an online conversation in the lead up to the IndigenousDX forum earlier this year.
That was a great experience, but I was keen to take a more active role in the direction, development and implementation of this important agenda.
This new role will give me an opportunity to do exactly that.
I will be specifically working on enhancing and refining the already amazing work of the Community of Excellence. I hope that I will be able to make a positive contribution to this developing online Indigenous community as it continues to grow, encounters new challenges, and reaches for new heights.
A lot of what I’ll be doing will be behind the scenes so you probably won’t see as much day to day live tweeting from my online accounts, but I’m sure I’ll be seeing lots of you who are reading this in the coming weeks and months.
Basically my role is going to be centered around strategy and planning, building membership, and online engagement within the Community of Excellence.
I’m really excited about the challenges and opportunities that will lay ahead with this new role, and am optimistic that we will be able to make the most of the possibilities the Community of Excellence presents to all those who are, or will become, a part of it.
Luke Pearson
Editors note: Check out Luke’s brilliant talk at TEDxCanberra.

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