We advise. We
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We believe that a good set of values keeps our people aligned with our vision to do interesting, creative work that solves for real-world needs.
Curio is an education consulting, learning design and platform development
in 2016 by Dr David Bowser, a neuroscientist and business advisor with the aim of bringing together
the creative and
curious for human improvement driven through the power of education.
A finalist in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Fast Starters 2018 & 2017 list, Curio works in education and its related sectors. We advise education providers and government departments on their strategy and policy. We develop platforms that make education more efficient and we design and deliver learning experiences through an understanding of how the brain learns and develops.
Curio are scientists, advisors, researchers, designers, developers, educators and technologists. We celebrate our differences and value diversity. We are tenacious and demanding, curious and creative, because seeing our work come to life is as important as doing the work itself.
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David has over 20 years experience in education R&D and financial
services both as an academic (Melbourne and Cambridge
Universities for 14 years) and as a leading strategy consultant where he was retained
by CEOs, government departments and their executive
teams to advise on their most complex strategic issues (Nous Group, Principal and
Education sector leader for six years). In 2016 he created
Curio, a collective of advisors, educators and product developers focused on working
directly with organisations to make a difference.
The same year, Curio established Academy to provide online education development
delivery services to Universities. David is known for his
strong analytical capacity, innate curiosity and enthusiasm to develop insights for
clients that can be embraced by an organisation and
readily implemented by staff.
Daniel has 13 years experience in technology consulting, (REA
Group, Novell, TCS) and 7 years experience in higher
education as a management consultant where he worked as a trusted advisor to COO, CIOs
and academic leaders (Nous Group, Head of Digital).
In early 2016 he joined David Bowser, to establish Curio, a collective of advisors,
educators and product developers focused on working
directly with education institutions to make a difference. Daniel is known for his
personable nature, strategic mind, and in depth
understanding of university operations and technology. His ability to think
holistically and pragmatically is highly valued by clients
at all levels of their organisations.
Anthony has a logical, innovative and well-reasoned approach to
problems faced as the technical expert at Curio.
With over 10 years of web application experience, Anthony manages the development of
all Curio platforms and systems including the
online marketplace for sessional educators, Sessions. Anthony has a wide range of
experiences in web development and is known for his
human centred and user focused mindset. Prior to working with Curio, Anthony held
development roles at several Melbourne startups and
large organisations (IBM, NAB) working across a range of platforms and technologies.
Amy is a digital designer specialising in user experience and
interface design. With a love for critical
thinking and problem solving, Amy is driven to deliver meaningful experiences that
engage audiences, reinforce brand perception
and meet business needs, no matter the scale. A tertiary education spanning Visual
Arts, Graphic Design and User Experience Design
underpin Amy’s thinking. Her experience working with education and tech-focused
companies has provided her the tools to tackle varied
design challenges. Whether it’s synthesising big data through digital products or
transforming analogue systems through digital technology,
Amy is motivated by the holistic considerations of human-centred design, and its impact
beyond the screen.
Michael has experience in education strategy and transformation as a well-respected management consultant. A former Senior
Consultant at Nous Group, he has worked closely with Group of Eight universities, leading private education providers and
State and Federal Education Departments. Michal has led and worked across an array of projects for leading Australian universities
to design, develop and implement strategic processes to improve productivity, efficiency and student retention. This includes the
development and implementation of a new academic workload model, a flipped classroom teaching pilot, the redesign of undergraduate
courses, and strategic planning processes for various not-for-profit institutions, arts organisations and university business units.
Clients value Michael’s mental agility, ability to apply multi-disciplinary thinking to projects, and his engaging communication style.
He has diverse professional interests, including strategy in low-growth economic climates, international education, the future of work,
as well as process and service design.
Sarah is a passionate learning designer with 22 years experience working across the health and higher education sectors as a
consultant, academic and researcher. Sarah has consulted with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and established and managed
services for large healthcare corporations across the private, public and government sectors in Australia and overseas. Sarah
currently provides consultation, designs learning programs and teaches in the areas of leadership, governance, systems and
information management. Her research focus is in the area of leadership, business information management, and best practice
teaching and learning techniques and technology. As an academic, Sarah established the first health information management
program in Qatar, received 100% satisfaction ratings from students for all units coordinated and lectured at the University
of Tasmania and has also lectured at Griffith University. She has been invited as a keynote speaker to international conferences
to present on leadership and health information management and continues to publish in professional journals related to health
service and information management and education. She has a strong client focus and an exceptionally collaborative style of working,
helping clients to integrate policy, practice and culture on the foundations of leadership and team development.
Dylan has over 10 years experience as a global educator from coaching gymnastics and percussion in Darwin, secondary school math
and physics in Australia, Indonesia, Spain and China and higher education consulting, product management and learning design.
Never far from a good pun (oxymoron?), Dylan is currently completing his Masters of Education at Monash University specialising
in both Applied Behaviour Analytics and Digital Learning, looking to ultimately combine the two fields.
Amar Flora is the founder and CEO of iCommunis Incorporated (USA &
Australia, 2017), an app to improve
community engagement across infrastructure projects. Additionally Amar serves as the
Chief Operating Officer and Secretariat
for the John Grill Centre, University of Sydney; and as a non-executive director with
Curio, a higher education technology
consulting company recognised as AFR Fast Starter 100 in 2017 and 2018. Previously, Amar also
held the role of General Manager,
Financial Services at the University of Sydney. Amar has leadership and management
experience working across to a variety
of industries throughout Australia, US, India, and Singapore. His experience spans
start-ups; international collaboration
and business development; investor relations and funding; executive education in
trasnformational projects; general management;
strategy, budgets, and product development; marketing and communications;
organisational change and talent development.
Nick is based in Hong Kong and works in consumer private equity
investing. Originally trained as a lawyer, he practised at
Gilbert & Tobin, Freehills and various corporates in Sydney, London and Hong Kong. His
experience also includes management consulting and executive
roles in digital services, IT, telecommunications, utilities and consumer goods. Nick
was a senior executive and investor in Aesop, the leading
personal care brand, and was responsible for its business in Asia Pacific.
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We are consultants, designers, developers, advisors
and educators working from all over the world