Servulink: Empowering Veterans and Families to connect with services, support and community

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11.30 AM AEDT, 26 October 2020

Join Matt Brennan and Ian Storie for their webinar introducing Servulink to the veteran, family and veteran service provider community. We will describe how Servulink is building an online information hub, accessible via our user-friendly App, that will enable veterans and their families to find, navigate and connect with those services, support and community activities that suit their individual needs: simply and efficiently; accessible anywhere, any time.

Servulink is founded on the principles of simplicity, access, connection and collaboration. We believe in empowering and enabling those that have served Australia and their families with the tools and information they need to improve their lives. Such positive empowerment of this community through technology will transform the future veteran support landscape towards a more proactive, preventative approach – driving early, positive outcomes preemptively rather than reacting to problems or crises after they manifest.

 

Presenters

Matt Brennan

Matt is a Co-founder and Executive General Manager Servulink. A former Army officer, Matt is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in the Defence and National Security sector in Australia and internationally. His skills include specialist team building and leadership, contingency planning and execution, strategy and policy development, change implementation, operations management, risk management and capability development. Currently employed as a Senior Consultant in the National Security client environment in Canberra, Matt’s clients have included the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Border Force, Defence, Services Australia and the Department of Veterans Affairs. During his military career, Matt’s roles included leading inter-Departmental coordination, strategy development and implementation; development and design of Continuous Improvement and Change Management projects; leading elements of strategic level planning for the delivery of military assistance and contingency responses overseas; and providing leadership, management and oversight of specialist recruitment, selection, training, education and international engagement. He served in the UK and the US where he led planning teams, achieved specialist qualifications and conducted training in a variety of locations globally. He has extensive operational service in the southwest pacific, the Middle East and Afghanistan. As a veteran and a father, Matt is a passionate advocate for the unique health and wellbeing needs of our serving and former-serving veteran community and their families.

 

Ian Storie

Ian is a Co-founder and Executive General Manager Servulink. Ian is a natural collaborator and connector who brings 20 years’ business experience building long-term collaborations with Industry, Government, Not-for-profits, Start-ups and Research organisations globally. Ian has worked with organisations as diverse as General Electric, Siemens, CSIRO, Callaghan Innovation, Gates Foundation, NZTE, RDECOM, Enactus and ANU Innovations in market sectors including EduTech, Innovation entrepreneurship, AgTech, Health services, Tech transfer, social entrepreneurship and numerous other heavy Industry and Government sectors. Ian is a mentor with Australia’s national science accelerator program (ON), Entrepreneur In Residence at CSIRO (2017/2018), Board member Enactus Australia, has been involved in numerous start-ups, runs his own company focusing on collaboration and previously as a senior sales and strategic marketing leader for a number of global organisations working across ANZ, Asia Pacific and beyond.