Picklejam is led by Michael Dupé, an experienced former Commonwealth SES officer.
Some key aspects of Michael's career:

In 2006-2008, Michael was Branch Manager, Investments and Enabling Projects at the Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation. Michael was responsible for:

ICT Investment
Budget reviews of all major ICT proposals for the Commonwealth;
The Business case Guide and Tools, used by agencies in framing major ICT projects; and
Guidance to agencies on Program and Project Management.

Authentication and Identity Management
Frameworks and advice on authentication and Identity Management including: Smartcards; Gatekeeper; Identity Management for Australian Government Employees (IMAGE); biometrics; Access card project liaison, Commonwealth and national working groups.

In 2008-2009, Michael was Assistant Secretary, Electronic Data Exchange at the Department of Human Services (DHS).
Information and Payment Delivery Reform
Michael managed a ministerial discussion paper on opportunities for industry to assist government to improve its payment and information services. The paper had implications for payment and banking systems and for the exchange of information between citizens, businesses and government. Michael led a cross portfolio task force in the development of the paper, working closely with the Minister's office and portfolio executives.
Data Transfer Project
This was a project to enable banks and employers to exchange information with the DHS Portfolio electronically using XML-based messaging. Michael led a portfolio approach to development of this service, including development of a DHS data model for financial and employment data. Michael's approach was to collaborate across the portfolio and across government at all levels to ensure that the approach adopted would support future interoperability.

Other experience
Michael was a consultant at SMS Management and Technology from 1999 to 2003. His roles included:

ActewAGL —Full Retail Contestability (FRC) Project. Michael led a project team to make the IT systems at ActewAGL ready for FRC.
Canberra Connect — Michael advised the ACT Government on use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) between its staff, its clients and its payment gateway, and made recommendations for technologies, business processes and strategies for implementation.
ACT Chief Minister's Department — Business Gateway Stage 2. Michael was Project Manager for redevelopment of the ACT Business Gateway, an Internet portal designed to assist businesses in their dealings with Government.
Southern Area Health Service and ACT Department of Health and Community Services — Michael was the Project Manager working to a joint ACT and New South Wales Steering Committee and multiple community stakeholders to develop a Networking the Nation project for a rural region of NSW.
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs — Michael managed the establishment of Agency Banking for the Department.


Most recently

In 2010 Michael provided services to Albury Wodonga Health Service (review of ICT arrangements) and to the National Blood Authority (review of distribution of fractionated and recombinant blood products).