Emmanuel Tissera

Technical Director, Umbraco MVP

B.Sc (Hons) Computing & Information Systems (London Met)

As Technical Director, Emmanuel works closely with our clients while providing leadership and mentoring to the development team.

Emm knew his calling early on in life. At the age of 15, he wrote an essay on his ambition to become a software engineer. A Microsoft Certified Professional, his software and web development career officially began in 2002. He started to work with content management systems in 2004 and is currently certified on Umbraco, Kentico Xperience, Sitecore, Kentico Kontent and Contentful. Prior to joining Luminary, Emm held roles as Technical Lead for Emirates Airline and Senior Software Engineer at Australian Associated Press. His areas of expertise include Kentico Kontent, Umbraco Heartcore and other headless CMSs. 

He has been awarded for his exceptional talent with a Golden Najm (Star) Award from Emirates and a Finalist position at the AAP Awards in recognition of his excellence for innovation. Since 2020, Emm has also been recognised as a Umbraco MVP and Master, and is a member of Umbraco's Headless Community Team. 

A self-proclaimed bookworm, when he's not working he's likely to be curled up on the couch with a novel.

Emmanuel Tissera

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Everyday people,  those who have a smile on their face whatever life throws at them.

Fun fact

Emmanuel and his wife were first photographed together when he was 10 years old (he was in the background of her First Holy Communion photograph). Twelve years later he phoned her by mistake and they got married a few years later. 

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