About

Our Vision:

Our vision is to engage, teach and connect Indigenous digital contributors across the country and increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presence and influence in the digital space to have a positive impact on all aspects of culture, community and the socioeconomic ecosystem.

We call this Indigenous Digital Economy.

Our Story:

Ngakkan Nyaagu is a one hundred percent Aboriginal owned company co-founded by Liam Ridgeway and John Saulo.

Ngakkan Nyaagu means “see” in Wergaia and Gumbaynggirr languages.

The business name signifies NGNY’s goal to assist its clients in developing a strong and recognised presence so their audience can “see” who they are, what their story is and what they do.

Founder's

I have a passion to increase Indigenous participation in the digital economy and create a collaborative and sustainable Indigenous IT community.

Liam Ridgeway

I am a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr people of the North Coast of NSW and grew up in Sydney’s Eora Country.

From 2007 to 2012 I worked in business to business Sales and Marketing at Microsoft and Trend Micro. At Microsoft I won the Circle of Excellence award for being in the top 10% Microsoft performers worldwide.

I have a Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney which I completed in 2005.

Since 2012 I have been operating an IT based start-up company working with my team to develop a web and mobile technology platform.

I am eager to see an increase in Aboriginal owned businesses servicing our communities, securing government contracts and growing wealth for our people.

John Saulo

I am a proud descendant of the Wergaia, Wemba Wemba & Gunditjmara peoples of western Victoria and the Mongomuna clan of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea.

I have over fifteen years experience in the retail industry and have operated my own businesses for the past ten years.

I am the creator of the charity Sidewayz Art Exhibition series (2007 – 2012) and am a founder of Westsyde Connection (est. 2009) – a skate & graffiti supplies retailer in Sydney.

I have an interest in eCommerce and mobile technology applications.