Merik has over 35 years’ experience with electronics, industrial design, IT, cyber security, secure communications systems, and software engineering (mainly with Defence).
Merik is a recognised leader in mobile security systems architecture. In 2015, he won the esteemed Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, sponsored by Defence Science and Technology (DST).
He has founded a number of businesses in his career; notably iSecure (acquired by Verizon) and M5 Network Security (acquired by Northrop Grumman).
Merik inspires engineers to create new, world-class technology innovations. He is an effective communicator, equally comfortable communicating complex concepts to Defence leadership and technical experts.