Meet the Gurus

Chief Guru

Chris Jeffery, Chief Guru, CyberGuruChris Jeffery
B.Bus. (HR Mgmt), B.Info.Sys., MCP, MACS (Snr) CP

In 2017, Christopher (Chris) Jeffery celebrated 20 years in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Chris has an extensive technical and professional background, with experience in delivering business and ICT services to businesses, educational providers and not-for-profit organisations.

With a dedication to ongoing knowledge and skill development, Chris offers cutting edge solutions by considering their whole ICT environment along with their current and future needs. He enjoys working with clients to enable and empower them to get the most out of their technology.

Chris was appointed an Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion by the Queensland Government in recognition of his work in the community to educate people in staying safe online and his work with not-for-profits, allowing them to implement new technologies, access discounted software, and become more self-sufficient in maintaining their technology.

Chris holds degrees in Business and Information Systems and has numerous industry qualifications including Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Microsoft Certified Professional and is a Certified (Senior) Professional Member of the Australian Computer Society. He was also named Australian Computer Society Queensland Young ICT Professional of the Year in 2012 for his initiative and leadership in promoting and serving the ICT community in Queensland.

Chris is passionate about sharing his experience with others and mentoring future ICT professionals through his various roles in the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. Chris was also a Sessional Academic at Australian Catholic University, where he prepares and delivers face-to-face and online tutorials to undergraduate students studying Information Technology.

Qualifications achieved by Chris Jeffery, Proprietor/Chief Guru, CyberGuru

 

Business Development Guru

Jessie Jeffery, Business Development Guru, CyberGuruJessie Jeffery
PhD, MPH, BSc (Hons)

The newest member of the team, Jessie had an extensive career in medical research prior to joining CyberGuru. During her time in research she published ten papers in respected journals and gained skills in statistical analysis, grant writing, logical thinking, troubleshooting and project management. She also developed a strong interest in education and supervised many high school and university students.

Her non-traditional pathway into the ICT sector has enabled her to bring an alternate perspective to the industry, allowing her to produce creative and innovative solutions. Her interests include data analysis, digital media, 3D printing and coding.

Jessie is particularly interested in helping teachers become competent and confident in teaching STEM. She aims to engage students in their learning through the use of cutting edge technology.
“People use and are impacted by STEM discoveries every day without even realising it,” she says. “We need to encourage students to embrace these technologies by implementing them in subjects that would traditionally be considered to be non-STEM.”