Founder and CEO

Tony Lysak

Tony Lysak is a technology entrepreneur with a track record of founding, growing and investing in technology product and services businesses.  In 1999 Tony co-founded NETbuilder, a company where he made several organic acquisitions. From 2010 to2020 Tony sold three businesses to publicly listed and private equity backed companies resulting in a total of five capital events for fellow directors and management teams.

In December 2020 Tony founded The Software Institute saying: “There is a boom in technology and innovation which is accelerating the digital skills gap.  There is a lack of digital skills but there isn’t a lack of digital talent.  The Software Institute creates and provides a community of experts & specialists, training & delivery professionals.  We partner with leading software vendors, academics & societies.  We exist as a network for members and a platform for corporations and global systems integrators to delivery and create centres of excellence globally and at scale.”  

Tony has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics & Computer Science from The University of Sheffield and attended The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Tony represented the CIOR Military pentathlon team in 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996.