About Chris

My name is Chris Simon and I'm a technology coach, advisor, trainer & consultant.

My mission is to empower technology teams to drive business success.

I have a particular passion for supporting startups and scale-ups by providing:

  • advisoryadvice to their founders, boards & investors
  • coachingcoaching to their CTOs and other technology leaders
  • consultingconsulting to their product & engineering teams
  • trainingtraining to their software architects & engineers


I'm also actively engaged in the software & startup community in the form of public speaking and community building

Inspired by my interested in Domain-Driven Design, in 2022 I launched Contextive, an open source tool to help teams with complex domain languages.

I've been working as a professional software developer since the late 1990's and as a CTO since 2005, when we started InLoop, the Australian Fintech success story that brought Flexischools and LanternPay (acquired by NAB in 2022) to market.

Flexischools was launched in 2008, and today helps hundreds of thousands of Australian families engage with their school communities.

We launched LanternPay in 2015 to tackle the emerging challenges in the consumer directed care sector, particularly the NDIS and other public healthcare insurance schemes.

For more details on my professional history, my resume is available.