Norvan is passionate about open source technology and using ICT to make a difference in the world. At age 18, Norvan co-founded an open source software company in Canberra. In 2004, he was responsible for leading the campaign that concluded with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) legislative assembly changing legislation, where they are preferencing open source software during procurement. Furthermore, Norvan has spent at least five years working internationally on ICT projects, creating open source solutions through community development methodologies, for the United Nations, AusAID and the World Bank, in Vanuatu, Cambodia and Guatemala. Norvan has served in a range of high level advisory roles, such as the Prime Minister’s Youth Roundtable, Defence Reserves Support Council and the United Nations International Symposium on Volunteering. He is currently employed by Townsville Hospital as the Chief Information Officer for the health district and is also studying a PhD part-time at James Cook University.