With nearly 40 years in the computing industry and 15 in academia, Paul Pivec brings a wealth of experience to each project he is involved in. Originally a systems programmer, Paul has owned and managed two multi-million dollar development companies with a customer base that included the New Zealand and Australian Governments, and multinational companies NCR and Hitachi.
With his experience in product development and international management, Paul has successfully mentored start-up ventures such as Metia Interactive. From their initial conception of a commercial game idea, Paul coached them to the achievement of a national innovation award, and finally to bring their product to the world market through the Sony Interactive distribution channel.
Now based in Europe, Paul combines his knowledge in pedagogy with his development skills, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies to create and deploy 3D online training products. His recent products to teach Industry Compliance and Ethics within international corporation are highly commended and won several awards.
Now working as an Indie developer, Paul still finds time to consult to development companies both in Europe and down-under, is actively publishing and presenting at conferences, and teaches game development on a casual basis.