Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

I’m Sylvain Simao

🧙‍♂️ Code alchemist and ethical technology advocate.

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I am Sylvain (:seel-vahn), a hands-on technology leader with senior experience across software development and tech leadership roles, both in France and in Australia. I have strong expertise in driving technology strategy, leading high-performance engineering teams, as well as designing and building web applications at scale.

I started my career as a CGI Artist before moving into Software Engineering. As a result, most of my savoir-faire is at the overlap of design, creativity and technology. Prior to joining Travis as Chief Technology Officer, I was Technical Director at Clemenger BBDO, ranked most creative agency in the world. During my time there, I built the technology team from 4 to 15 people and worked on a wide variety of award-winning projects with Airbnb, MARS, NAB, TAC, Victorian Government, MYER, Mercedes-Benz and many other clients. Some of the awards I received include Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Global Amazon Alexa Cup, and Webby Awards.

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.