At Lumination, we recognise technology is constantly evolving, redefining the way we teach, learn and work.

Our team of engineers, educators, designers and software developers are on a mission to fundamentally change the landscape of learning in the classroom and workplace. We work with Government, Education, Defence, and Industry to build and implement advanced immersive learning technology, improving workplace capabilities and preparing learners for jobs of the future.

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Edward Carlson

Chief Executive Officer

Ed leads the team at Lumination and specialises in building innovative technology companies. Ed’s passion is EdTech and how innovations in the classroom prepare students for the forever changing landscape of technological transformation. Prior to Lumination he worked at Google, TRO and various startups - building teams, products and leading growth in the ANZ region. He started his first company at 9 years old selling modified computers online and spent every cent of the profits on Pokemon cards and Blockbuster videos.

Dr. Marissa Bond

Head of Technology

Marissa wears many hats, being an experienced software developer, STEM communicator, and qualified teacher. Marissa taught, tutored and studied in academia for 15 years, working in STEM outreach for Flinders University's future-focused design, engineering and computing capabilities within the Tonsley Innovation District. During this time, she also completed her PhD where she developed and evaluated software using virtual people to help children with autism improve their social skills.

Marissa kicked off her software development career with a local Adelaide start-up, and now enjoys leading the Lumination development team in revolutionising the state of technology.

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Tom Hastwell

Managing Partner

Tom oversees Lumination's Enterprise arm and Innovation Lab projects. He works with Government Departments, large corporations and the Defence industry, developing immersive software and hardware solutions. Tom's strengths lie in connecting with people and inspiring industry innovation. He has built a strong reputation from his previous senior leadership roles in the Education, Media and Healthcare sectors.

Long involved in charitable and professional causes, Tom has served on the Board of Suneden since 2014, a school for children with intellectual and multiple physical disabilities. He has also previously served as President of the Prospect District Cricket Club and held advisory roles for SACA.

Rebecca Bendikov

Head of Education Programs

Rebecca's job is centred around creating innovative student-facing programs. Her goal is to inspire and educate teachers on how to incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom, and in turn, contribute to the development of students’ abilities in an evolving technological landscape. Rebecca is particularly passionate about 'sparking the lightbulb moment' in young Australian women and girls and introducing them to careers in STEM.

Rebecca has a diverse background in business and marketing, having developed and worked in two start-ups in the hospitality sector, playing a pivotal role in an Adelaide FinTech company going global as well as having an early career in the Not-for-Profit and Arts sectors.

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Shai Coggins

STEM Education Lead

Shai is a registered teacher and STEM educator with professional industry experience in the business, technology, not-for-profit, and mental health sectors. A true multipotentialite, Shai is also a published writer, a practising artist, an avid crafter, an amateur dancer, and a seasoned international coach, consultant, and presenter.

Passionate about inspiring students and bringing real-world experiences into classrooms, Shai is an active contributor to the international teaching community and enjoys empowering other educators to use technologies across the curriculum.

Jeremy Broadbent

Operations Manager

Jeremy's job is to look after our day to day operations and lead the continuous improvement of our services across the organisation. Jeremy is passionate about identifying growth opportunities and maximising the operational capability of the company to create real value for our clients.

With a background in product development and 3D modelling, Jeremy has a keen eye for detail that complements the operations team. Jeremy has also completed postgraduate studies in business and is currently working towards his MBA, when he’s not on the golf course.

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