Russell Fulton

Auckland, New Zealand

Age: 63

My day job is Information Security for The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

I have been working in IT for around 35 years. My degree was in science with a heavy emphasis on Mathematics (particularly statistical and computational).

First job was as a statistician in University Zoology Dept after a few years I moved to what was then the "Computer Centre" where I was mostly involved with user support for statistical packages.

Over the years I have done worked in most non management areas in academic IT -- for the last 15 years I have been largely responsible for the technical side of Information Security at tht University.

My specific interest in GIS is centered around my conservation work on Tiritiri Matangi Island where I am the volunteer coordinator for the weeding program.

We initially set up a GIS system of our own to keep track of weed related data but this has mushroomed and now has lots of other stuff as well; )