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  • My first job was as a "work experience kid" at Auburn International (now called Auburn Systems). In retrospect, my job there helped to shape my future career vis-à-vis my interests in business and technology. Probably the most useful skill I learned at Auburn was soldering. The job also provided me with the fundamentals of electronic circuit design which has been invaluable in my hobbies. Since Auburn, I have yet to work at another firm with its own machine shop - a perk that I sometimes miss :)
  • Early in my career I worked extensively in electricity regulation as a consultant at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett (now subsumed via several acquisitions) both in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Wellington, New Zealand.
  • I then spent two amazing years getting my MBA at The Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire. I liked it so much, that I now run the Class of 2000 alumni website at http://www.tuck2000.com.
  • After graduation, I spent 5 years at Booz & Co. (it was variously called Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Booz | Allen | Hamilton while I was there) as a globe-trotting consultant focusing on Financial Services strategy, specifically in the area of mortgages and housing affordability.
  • After racking up over a million frequent flyer miles (and probably several lifetimes worth of carbon footprint) consulting across 5 continents, I joined Perpetual Limited, one of Australia's oldest providers of financial services dating back to 1884.
  • I held several roles at Perpetual, including Head of Wealth Management Strategy as well as Project Director of the largest organisational change program ever attempted at Perpetual - the consolidation and modernisation of their core back-office systems. I was also General Manager of Perpetual's Operations Initiatives - essentially in charge of the great team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Process Analysts and Product Implementaiton Specialists that drive initiatives from idea to production.
  • In 2012 I took my first jump into the public sector with a role as General Manager, Business Change & Solution Delivery at Transport for NSW. This new role expands on what I was doing at Perpetual and also adds Solution Architecture, Applications Development and Testing to my portfolio.
  • Although my role at Transport for NSW is quite intense, the benefit of a job with virtually no business travel is that I can spend more time with my family and my hobbies, including playing with some of my toys (although family obligations meant that I had to sell my my Alfa Romeo 147 GTA at least got to keep the Ducati Monster).
  • Many years ago, I had a personal web page at http://world.std.com/~bor. This page was first put up around 1994. During a cleanup of my hard drive, I found some of the old hand-coded HTML pages. Although some of the pages have been updated as recently as a few years ago, you can access the oldest versions I found at http://www.ambor.com/world/index.html. Keep in mind that there are tons of broken links since many of the sites I referenced are long gone.
  • As a hobby I've been doing a bit of tinkering with VoIP and have set up a "home PABX" using Asterisk.
  • Probably the biggest group of visitors to this site are looking for one of two things: First, my Free Harvey Ball Font or second, my writeup on upgrading my Intel Mac Mini with an Intel T7600 Core 2 Duo Processor running at 2.33Ghz. The machine originally had an Intel Core Duo T2300 at 1.66Ghz. The speedup is dramatic.
  • I enjoy a bit of plane spotting including the first Australian visit of the Airbus A380
  • I recently discovered some old (1920s) recordings of my great uncle and decided to convert the 78rpm shellac records to CD / MP3. I found it very interesting to mix 1920s technology with 2000s technology to revive these old sounds.
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