Simon Porter came to Digital Science from the University of Melbourne, where he has worked for the past 15 years in roles spanning the Library, Research Administration, and Information Technology. Beginning from a core strength in the understanding of how information on research is collected, Simon has forged a career transforming university practices in how data about research is used, both from administrative and eResearch perspectives. In addition to making key contributions to research information visualization and discovery within the university, Simon is well known for his advocacy of Research Profiling Systems and their capability to create new opportunities for researchers. Over the past three years, Simon has established and run the annual Australasian conference on research profiling. In 2012, Simon was the program chair of the third annual VIVO conference.