In 1987 the IT industry was in its infancy. An enterprising Adrian Di Marco saw an opportunity to build a new generation of financial software for businesses and government departments At the time, banks wouldn’t support this pioneering startup, determined to take on global software giants. Adrian turned to friends, John and Dugald MacTaggart, who had made their fortune in leather processing. So it was in a demountable office in the car park of a hide factory in the industrial suburbs of Brisbane that Australias largest enterprise software company, TechnologyOne, was founded. Now TechnologyOne is an ASX-150 company with 14 offices around the world, employing over 1,200 staff and investing $50 million in Australian innovation. Adrians incredible contributions to the Australian IT industry and business community have been recognised through many awards.