Dr Kirkby has successfully led teams that deliver differentiated value to its end users. With a focus on speed, trust and security he and his teams over the course of their journey have built and managed over > 20 enterprise grade software platforms delivering easy to use software that solves complicated mathematical problems for thousands of clients.
He was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner in 2003 and in 2008 was nominated by SmartCompany as one of the Top 10 Australian entrepreneurs working in the US technology market. He has published over 40 research papers and has received 1 international award, 6 national and 3 state scientific awards whist working as an academic in Australia and Japan. He also received in 2009 the Accenture Global Invention of the Year Award and in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 received an Accenture Inventor Award for other patents awarded.