BE (Mechatronics), BCS (Melbourne)
As our CTO, Andy heads up our developer teams, platforms and technology strategy.
Andy also goes by the titles of Chief Geek or King Nerd, depending on whom you ask. He started as a web developer back in 2002 while he was studying Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science at uni. Since then, he's been a Front- and Back-End Developer, Solutions Architect, Tech Lead, Traffic Manager, Tech Director, Strategy Director, and CTO (aka Director and Head of Technology). Basically everything except Designer.
He specialises in solving the most complex challenges with the right blend and application of technologies, and getting the most out of a team of awesome developers. He has been a Kentico MVP since 2015, and is also a Kentico Certified Marketer. In his spare time he likes to exercise, hang out with his kids, watch action movies, and automate every last piece of his house (and life).
Quick facts about Andy
Arnold Schwarzenegger. And Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, because he is the new Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Andy lived in Germany in 2004 and probably can't speak German anymore. He also founded a boyband in 2000.
Andy is involved with just about every project we do here! But here are a few tidbits that might be of interest.
Kentico MVP Awarded to Luminary CTO, Andy Thompson
We are proud to have the only Kentico MVP in Australia leading our team
What is Kentico Cloud? And why should I care?
Rather than being a new version of Kentico CMS or EMS, Kentico Cloud is an entirely new product from Kentico. As such, it requires a little explanation!
Why upgrading to Kentico 11 is a no-brainer
Should you upgrade to the latest version of Kentico? Of course! It’s a no-brainer to get your car serviced regularly, and we believe the same goes for your Kentico website. Andy shares why in this article following the launch of Kentico 11.
Cloud-first headless content management system
All-in-one digital marketing platform and content management system
Upgrading v rebuilding your Kentico website
Making a decision about whether to upgrade or rebuild your website is a lot like weighing up whether to renovate or rebuild a house. There are pros and cons both ways.
Melbourne Airport site wins Kentico Best Integration Award
Luminary has emerged victorious in the Best Integration category of the 2017 Kentico Site of the Year Awards, edging out tough international competition.
All-in-one content, commerce, marketing and analytics
Enterprise-grade .NET content management system
There's more where Andy came from...
It takes a constellation of talents to create great experiences. Here are a few more of the stellar individuals that make Luminary shine.
Hadi is an experienced developer who specialises in .NET and Kentico.
Kate is a natural artist with a flair for design in both digital and offline media.
Alastair is an experienced full-stack developer specialising in back-end development.