Paul Detering
Managing Director
Paul started his life studying electrical engineering and joined Andersen Consulting after finishing his graduate degree at Melbourne University. He spent the next 10 years in the IT Consulting space, prior to joining SAP Australia and later on SAP APAC as SVP of Consulting. 8 years ago Paul decided to go back to his engineering roots by founding Smart Automation Systems, a home automation integration and automation software development company.
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Simone Zvara
Head of Strategy & Marketing
Simone graduated from Monash University with an Engineering degree prior to joining Andersen Consulting in the IT consulting space where she worked for 8 years. She then joined Ernst & Young as a senior program manager, managing large scale IT projects in Australia. After a 2 year sting in sales for SAP APAC, she joined a local Software Development Company where she was in charge of software development and later on strategy & innovation, which are her passion. Simone is now focused on the Smart Voice software development side of the business.
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Mathew Stone
Automation Engineer
Mat commenced with Smart Automation in 2017 after completing his Bachelor of Engineering Degree. While studying, , Mat worked as a computer technician and discovered a joy for problem solving and helping people with their technology. He has experience as an installer for C-Bus, Sonos, Push controls, Ness security products and Smart Voice. Qualifications/Accreditations •Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics), RMIT •Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), RMIT •Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) (Principal Technical Officer), RMIT
Liam Cassells
Automation Engineer
Liam joined Smart Automation Systems in 2016. He joined the company as an automation engineer specialising in C-Bus, Nero, Push controls and Ness Alarms. In late 2017, Liam also become involved in the development of Smart Voice. Qualifications/Accreditations •Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) •Push Controls registered installer •C-Bus Approved Installer
Brayden Smith-Morvell
Automation Engineer

Brayden joined the integrations team in 2019 after graduating from a double degree in Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science at Swinburne University. He has experience as an installer for C-Bus, Nero, Savant, Sonos, Ness security products and Smart Voice.

Ishaq Arifin
Smart Voice Software Engineer
Ishaq has been working for Smart Automation Systems since 2017 as a key developer in the Smart Voice team. Ishaq has spear headed projects to increase system security as well as incorporating new products to the Australian smart voice control market. He enjoys working on leading-edge projects such as Smart Voice. Qualifications/Accreditations •Bachelor of Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Embedded Systems) First Class Honours
James Huang

James began work with Smart Automation in 2018, and is our web and app developer, focussing on development of the Smart Voice Portal and apps for Smart Voice Services. James completed a degree in Computer Science at RMIT in 2018.

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