Wontok appoints Bruce Carney as Head of Product


Leading cyber security provider Wontok is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Bruce Carney as Head of Product.

Mr Carney, who was formerly Principal Product Manager, Ecosystem Platform at Atlassian, was selected for his extensive expertise and global experience.

“We’re delighted to welcome Bruce on board our growing team. As Head of Product at Wontok, he’ll bring a unique global perspective, having lived, worked and delivered solutions in all major global regions across a range of tech areas,” Bruce Perry, Wontok chief operating officer, said.

Mr Carney, who started out as a Research Engineer at the University of Newcastle, has over three decades’ experience in the tech industry. His career includes senior roles at major technology companies including Nokia, Telstra and Atlassian across the UK, US and Australia.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Wontok at a very exciting time for the company and the industry. Data security is of paramount importance as we move to Internet 4.0 and the ‘Big Data Bang’, with businesses across the world facing critical cybercrime threats and attacks. I look forward to bringing Wontok to more organisations as we continue the battle for a more secure internet while protecting customers,” Mr Carney said.

Mr Carney is also an advisory member for SaaS Childcare Management developer Kinder m8. He established the first registered Code Club in NSW, where he volunteers to teach 9-11-year-old children the beauty of programming. There are now over 2000 Code Clubs in Australia.

He holds a BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Newcastle.

He joins Wontok at a time when many countries are battling the rising tide of cyber threats.

According to a July 2018 PwC report, 45 per cent of Australian organisations experienced customer fraud over the last 24 months.

The Australian Federal Police says identity crime as a whole – physical and electronic – continues to be a key enabler of serious and organised crime, which costs Australia around $15 billion annually.