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