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.