Sponsor Watch: WiseTech Global

Sponsors are a huge part of Hackagong. Without the generous contributions from our sponsors, we wouldn’t be running this awesome Hackathon! This is Sponsor Watch, where we take a quick look at one of our sponsors.

Company: WiseTech Global
Company Website: www.wisetechglobal.com
Location: The company now operates from offices worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, UK, China, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
Number of Employees: 500

What does your company do?

WiseTech Global is an innovative, multi-award winning global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic logistics industries. Our leading product, CargoWise One, provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution in the world and forms an integral link in the global supply chain.

How did your company first get started? What’s the origin story?

The CEO and Founder, Richard White founded the company in his garage in Sydney, back in 1994.

By 2001, Richard had grown the company to become the leading software provider to the international supply chain execution industry in Australasia. In 2005, the next generation solution was launched for the global market, with its revolutionary single platform approach to global supply chain.

We are now the #1 software provider globally in the supply chain execution industry. As a SaaS based provider with rapid growth year on year, WiseTech is transforming the world of supply chain execution.

Why did you sponsor Hackagong 2015?

It’s a great opportunity to support tech lovers, contributing towards their futures in the IT industry whilst giving us the chance to meet the entrepreneurs of the future.

What is the most awesome thing or project your company has done?

Built our own data centers from scratch that manage more than 5,000 databases automatically.

What are you most looking forward to at Hackagong 2015?

Meeting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Are you currently hiring and if so, what type of person are you looking for?

Always! We may not have jobs advertised but we are always on the look out for smart, creative, self-motivated and hard working individuals.

You are welcome to apply anytime!

What trending technology are you most excited for over the next 5 years?

IoT – The internet of things will allow us to solve previously difficult or unsolvable problems in the logistics and transport industries.

Hackagong and WITS thanks WiseTech Global for their 2nd year of supporting our event! Without them Hackagong would not be possible.

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