Lumination is Australia and New Zealand’s leading innovator in education technology and immersive IT solutions.

Our team of STEM educators, engineers, designers and developers work with clients globally to develop future focused software and hardware solutions for Education and Government.

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Edward Carlson

Managing Director

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 Education Technology

Marissa can be found anywhere that technology and education combine, and is happiest geeking out about exciting and meaningful ways to use cutting-edge technologies across the curriculum. Marissa wears many hats, being an experienced STEM communicator, software developer and qualified teacher. In 2017 she completed her PhD in which she developed and evaluated software using virtual people to help children with autism improve their social skills.

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Tom Hastwell

Enterprise Partner

Tom’s job is to work with every school in South Australia connecting them with Lumination’s incredible technology and services. Tom loves getting out and about across the state to meet with teachers to demonstrate and educate them about Google Expeditions, Virtual and Augmented Reality, teacher development and getting schools to visit our amazing STEM Innovation Lab! When not out meeting with schools, Tom can be seen down at the beach jogging...trying to keep up with his wife!

Rebecca Bendikov

Head of Marketing

Rebecca’s job is to inspire and educate teachers on how to incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom through storytelling and building community. You’ll find her anywhere there’s a school spotlight to share, an event to plan, or the next innovative Lumination marketing campaign to dream up.

Rebecca has a diverse background, 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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Our Team

Edward Coad

STEM Innovation Lab Mentor

Anna Karaganova

STEM Innovation Lab Mentor

David Milne

STEM Innovation Lab Mentor

Rebecca Moar

STEM Innovation Lab Mentor

Jake Lund

Software Engineer

Callum Smith

3D Designer

Jake Mackinlay

Web Developer

Daniel Arbon

Web Developer

Mark Cooper

Technical Specialist

Alfred Carlson

Service Delivery Coordinator

Ebony Cundy-Profke

Administration Coordinator

Danielle Talbot

Marketing Coordinator

Josephine Ainscough

Content Creator

Kelsey Gore

Content Creator