Old School Data Recovery

This cartoon recently caught my eye from The Daily Drawing  http://thedailydrawing.com/.

Only pre-millennials will understand this.

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I am willing to put my hand up and am proud to call myself a member of the Gen X squad.  As a child of the 80's I most certainly got a few pencils out to rewind my mix tapes.  Back then I never would have dreamt that those early first steps in innocent data recovery would eventually see me travel the globe and forge a career in large scale corporate data recovery and data storage.  In fact, I performed a project in Ethiopia in the mid 2000’s to recover the countries collection of oil and gas data stored on old 1980’s tapes and found myself rewinding tapes by hand  - in a fashion not unlike the cartoon shows.

I’m sure everyone over the age of 35 has a few of these babies around their house with their favourite tunes on them. If I look hard enough I am 100% confident that there is a Top Gun soundtrack on cassette tape lurking in the back of a cupboard somewhere requiring the pencil treatment.  Thank goodness for Spotify I say.

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Guy Holmes

Guy is a graduate of Geophysics from Macquarie University in Sydney, and has completed a Masters of Business Administration (Technology Management) from Deakin University in Melbourne. 

Guy is a successful leader with a proven track record in the growth of start up and turn around businesses in the IT, medical and information management sectors.

Guy has extensive experience in the oil and gas, minerals, medical, and information management industries in Australia and the Asia Pacific and is a highly regarded entrepreneur.

Guy’s experience includes:

• Sourcing Venture Capital
• Acquisitions and Sales of businesses
• Commercial technology development
• Research and development for internal and external products
• International business development
• Product and service marketing, development, and management
• Multimillion dollar contract negotiations with government and private sectors (International and domestic)
• Development of business and marketing plans, strategy documents , and other executive level documents
• Industry leader in information management, data management, archiving strategies, legacy technology with a particular focus on the management of oil and gas and minerals information and data on a global scale.
• Operational management and refinement to seek maximum profitability
• Grant applications, financing arrangements, and seeking alternative funding

The results that Guy has achieved in his varied roles stand testimony to his abilities to:

• Manage organizational resources to achieve results
• Develop and drive technology solutions to achieve business goals
• Grow businesses that are both start-up and/or stagnant
• Successfully land, negotiate, perform and complete projects both domestically and internationally

Guy has been married for 24 years and has five children. He enjoys playing ice hockey, travel, mountaineering and spending time with his family and reading.