Seamus Byrne

Seamus Byrne

Seamus Byrne

Director and Consulting CIO

LL.B GAICD CISSP

Current Practice

Seamus Byrne is a Consulting CIO and specialises in rapidly transforming and successfully growing online/eCommerce businesses.

Seamus typically works with management teams and boards to understand and then execute the right technology strategy for their business.

Contact Seamus today to learn how he can help your business.

Experience

Consulting CIO
Seamus has extensive experience in supporting businesses to identify, manage and exploit the valuable information assets that underpin their success.

He was appointed as Group CIO for the Catch Group (including CatchOfTheDay.com.au and Scoopon.com.au) shortly after the Group received an $80M investment in mid-2011 from an investment consortium led by Tiger Global Management, James Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings and Andrew Bassett, co-founder and CEO of SEEK. During his time as CIO, the Group, as Australia’s leading online retailer, launched four new businesses, tripled annual sales to $350M+ and grew from 1.5M to 2.5M+ unique customers.

Seamus has recently been engaged by businesses including SEEK (Media), RSL Lotteries (Gaming), Canningvale (Retail), Observant (Agribusiness) and Tablo (Publishing), Facilimate (Hotel Management), L Capital Asia: LVMH Portfolio Companies, including 2XU (Retail) & Seafolly (Retail), My Pet Warehouse (Retail), CashRewards (Digital Marketing, 2016 Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Winner) and BrandBank Group of Companies, including Seed Heritage, French Connection and Nine West.

Seamus was named in the 2016 Top 50 People in E-Commerce with judges’ comments: “With a strong technical and analytical drive, Seamus Byrne specialises in rapid growth and transformation of online businesses. His most recent work with 2XU has streamlined internal processes and created a strong digital commerce offering that readily competes with global industry players. Byrne is an intelligent strategic thinker who works to optimise and enhance every business he works with.”

Expert Witness
Seamus has advised and successfully managed the discovery of electronic evidence for several high-profile, complex and ‘bet the company’ litigation matters across Australia, Singapore and the United States, representing a number of S&P/ASX 200 and blue-chip international clients.

He has also provided computer forensic and e-discovery expert opinion and testimony in matters to a Federal Court level in Australia and High Court level in Singapore and South Africa. A sample of recent cases in which Seamus’ expert witness opinion or testimony was presented to the Courts appears below.

Seamus was also the founder of EasyDataMaps (now known as Iron Mountain Information Maps, award-winning web-based data mapping software for information governance and e-discovery, that was acquired by Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) in May 2015.

Qualifications

  • Australian Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia
  • Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

Presentations

Seamus has delivered over 70 lectures, CPD/CLE and public speaking engagements on eCommerce, electronic evidence, computer crime, computer forensics, electronic discovery and internet marketing in Australia, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Forums include the Bar Association of Queensland, Bond University, College of Law, Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference, Georgetown University Advanced E-Discovery Institute, Institute for Information Management, International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, Law Institute of Victoria, LexisNexis E-Discovery and Digital Forensics Conference Series, National Archives of Australia, Online Retailer Conference, Queensland Law Society and the Society for Computers and the Law. A sample of Seamus’ recent presentations appears below.

Publications

Media

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Bond University (2005)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law (2006)
  • Company Directors Course, AICD (2013)
  • Legal Practice Management Course, College of Law (2014)
  • Advanced Project Management Certificate Program, Stanford University (2016)
  • Certificate III in Investigative Services
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control)

Seamus was accepted into Bond University’s University Entrance Program (now Bond College) and completed an accelerated Year 12 equivalent program in three months after leaving high school in Year 11.

While in law school, Seamus was awarded a scholarship and won numerous first-in-class awards including the prestigious Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) annual prize for Information Technology and the Law.

He taught various internet and technology related courses during his undergraduate program and continues to guest lecture at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Recently completed professional development includes Searching and Reporting with Splunk, RMIT University’s iPhone and iPad App Development Short Course, Google’s Making Sense of Data Course and NGINX Fundamentals.

Interests

Seamus enjoys surfing and learning about other cultures. He also has a continuing interest in outer-space law, including commercial space activities and ownership issues.