Simon Walter Hackett is the co-founder (with Robyn Taylor in 1991) and managing director of
Internode Systems, Agile Communicationsand Stemme Australia, the Australian representative of StemmeAG. [cite web |url=http://www.stemme.com.au |title=Stemme Australia |accessdate=2006-07-17] He is also a board member of the Australian Network for Arts and Technology. [cite web |url=http://www.anat.org.au/pages/about_board.htm |title=Board |publisher=Australian Network for Art and Technology |accessdate=2006-07-17 ]
Hackett is a former board member of the
Adelaide Fringe Festivaland m.Net Corporation.cite press release |url=http://www.impress.com.au/2003/internode_2003.asp#mnet |title=South Aussie Leader of the Pack |date= 2003-12-10|accessdate=2006-07-17 |publisher=Impress Media] He co-founded and is a former director of The Internet Society of Australia, [cite web |url=http://www.isoc-au.org.au/Organisation/PastDirs.html |title=Past Directors of ISOC-AU |accessdate=2006-07-17] and is the founding and current president of the South Australian Internet Association. Together with John Romkey, Hackett connected the first commercial domestic appliance (a Sunbeam Deluxe Automatic Radiant Control Toaster) to the internet in 1990. [cite web |url=http://www.livinginternet.com/i/ia_myths_toast.htm |publisher=Living Internet |accessdate=2006-07-17 |title=The Internet Toaster] He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Adelaide, holding a Bachelors Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
He is a Fellow of the
Australian Computer Society. [cite press release |url=http://www.acs.org.au/nsw/index.cfm?action=notice&temID=noticedetails¬ID=391 |title=ACS Council Elects New Board Directors and Fellows |date= 2005-08-05|accessdate=2006-07-17 |publisher= Australian Computer Society]
Hackett is frequently active in the Internode forum on Whirlpool. [ [http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-user.cfm?id=6258 Hackett's Whirlpool profile] ] .
* [http://www.simonhackett.com Hackett's website]
* [http://www.internode.on.net/about/management/simon-hackett.htm Hackett profile at Internode]
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