Rowan Holmes-Smith joined the team at School Research, Evaluation and Measurements Services (SREAMS) during 2008. In his role as Business Development Manager, he is in charge of the production, management and support of the company’s SPAplatform which is already being used in well over 1500 Victorian schools to analyse their student performance data. He is also directly responsible for all the Web-based services and IT support provided by SREAMS.
He initially completed his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Melbourne in 2006 studying in the production faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts majoring in lighting and sound engineering and design. While there, Rowan combined his studies with his life-long interest in computing to develop a computer-based control system for lighting.
Soon after completing his degree, Rowan joined the Melbourne office of Total Concept Projects (one of Australia’s leading audio-visual supply and installation companies) where he was quickly raised to the position of Head Systems Engineer and Technical Consultant. In this role he was responsible for the conceptual design and engineering specification for some of Melbourne’s most exciting audio-visual displays combining computer-based control systems to audio-visual installations.
Rowan brings this strong computing background to SREAMS in the form of providing web-based solutions to many components of the projects SREAMS undertakes and in the provision of IT support both within the company and to teachers and principals who struggle with the computer-based requirements associated with projects run by SREAMS.
Rowan is in charge of SPA support and works alongside other SREAMS support staff. You can contact Rowan at firstname.lastname@example.org should you require any IT support with your SPA account.