Robert Cole Basford, CPEng

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2020-present Otso Ltd
2013-2020 Germany
1997-2013 Finland
1990-1997 ADF.Navy
1978-1990 ADF.Army




Royal Military College of Australia

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (DIGITAL BUSINESS) MIT 2019
MASTER OF COMMERCE (INFORMATION SYSTEMS) UNSW 1997
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) UNSW 1982

Robert Cole Basford
The Economist Innovation Summit Europe
London 10/2019

Robert Cole Basford
Smart City Expo World Congress
Barcelona 11/2019

Super agile, technology leader with integrity, resilient and resourceful ex-Royal Australian Navy Engineering Officer & Royal Military College of Australia Graduate #2888 in UNSW Engineering, I’ve had five careers across four industries in three countries over two continents. Most recently in Germany as an Information Services Program Manager for HERE Technologies (majority owned Audi/BMW/Daimler) and Nokia Corporation.

Previously, in Finland I also led Information and Communications Technology Program/Project Management including Technology Consulting with Nokia Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Nokia Networks, and as Quality Assurance Manager in the Marine, Robotic Manufacturing industry with Marioff Corporation, and in a wide variety of leadership and Engineering roles throughout Australia in the Australian Defence Force, Navy and Army.

In 2019 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (MIT Management Executive Education), complimenting my Master of Commerce (Information Systems) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degrees from UNSW Sydney and UNSW Canberra respectively.

Designated a co-inventor "for providing interactive three-dimensional indoor environments", I earlier received the Institute of Marine Engineers Bi-Centennial Silver Medal for "outstanding performance during training as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy", and Royal Military College of Australia Graduate #2888. I’ve held commissions for Officer in both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army. Chartered Professional Engineer, The Institution of Engineers Australia Register No.01012

Reference from my previous Australian Public Service (SOG B) supervisor Mr Bob Collins dated 30.06.1997.

Good Character

Australian Federal Police - National Police Certificate
AFP Ref: 3151/5488721 Client Ref: VC0259312
Dated: 11 December 2020
Result: "no disclosable court outcomes"

Australian Federal Police - National Police Certificate
AFP Ref: 6077469PC
Dated: 09 December 2019
Result: "no disclosable court outcomes"

Finland Central Registry - EXTRACT FROM THE CRIMINAL RECORDS
ork_ Ref: 060859-2653 (06.08.1959)
Dated: 31 October 2019
Result: "The Finnish Criminal Records contain no information"

Federal Office of Justice / Criminal Record (Bundesamt fur Justiz / Fuhrungszeugnis)
Ref: 241249741/284281140/18122019063157000/NB/DTV/-/-
Dated: 18 December 2019
Result: "No record"