Chief Technology Officer

I’m Sylvain Simao

Melbourne, Australia

— French web-a-holic with a strong expertise in creative development and bleeding edge digital solutions engineering.

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I'm a hands-on technology leader with strong expertise in leading technical teams, designing scalable solutions for global rollouts, as well as building digital experiences that combine usability and creativity. I value ethical decision-making, generosity, and simplicity.

Most of my experience is at the overlap of technology and creative thinking. I love solving problems that have a real impact on people’s lives and, for the last decade, I was fortunate to work on a wide variety of global award-winning projects with Airbnb, MARS, NAB, TAC, Victorian Government, MYER, Mercedes-Benz and many other clients.

I’m currently CTO at Travis, responsible for driving technology in the company. Aside from my main role, I also like to work on side projects and contribute to the open-source community. I've been speaking and co-organising the Melbourne Vue.js meetup for the past 2 years.

Advocate Personality, INFJ-A.


Creative technologyTechnical leadership and mentoringServerless solutions architectingCross-platform developmentCognitive customer experiencesCGI 3D animation


AirbnbMercedes-BenzMars ChocolateWhiskasPedigreeTAC AustraliaNABTourism VictoriaM&M'sBMWVictorian GovernmentBarbieMYERCUBDrinkWiseBeyond BlueAmazon


Amazon AWSECMAScript JavaScriptVue.jsNode.jsObject-Oriented ProgrammingHtml5SassGulpWebpackGraphQLDynamoDBMySqlElectronDockerServerless FrameworkRESTful APIsThree.jsBabylon.jsWebARAlexa SkillsNativeScriptCI/CDTypeScript


Alexa Cup 2019, Winner Global Amazon Alexa Cup
Mumbrella Under-30 Achiever of the Year, Finalist
Devpost & Amazon Alexa, Best Multimodal Experience in Australia
Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Meet Graham
Cannes Lions Gold, Snickers Hungerithm
Webby Awards, Meet Graham / Snickers Hungerithm
Awwwards, Meet Graham / Until We All Belong
Developer Awwwards, Meet Graham / Until We All Belong
Css Design Awards, Meet Graham / Until We All Belong
The FWA, Meet Graham


Successful leadership roles in France & Australia I have led teams of up to 15 devs and testers.
Expertise with Serverless solutions architecting Designed highly scalable solutions on AWS.
Owned the full delivery lifecycle Scoping, design, development, CI/CD, testing, ..
Worked on a wide range of award-winning projects Websites, PWA, native apps, IoT, creative tech, ..
Open-source contributor Vue.js meetup past 2 years (counting 382+ members)
Forward-thinking decisions Invested early in GraphQL, Serverless, and voice.