On behalf of his family the Orion Integration and Yindi Smart Systems teams have announced the passing of Jonathan Nguyen in a tragic accident .

Nguyen founded Orion Integration at the age of 18 and combined a fascination for technology with a quest for application. Orion Integration repeatedly developed integrated solutions that were years ahead of the market. More recently, Yindi Smart Systems took Orion Integration’s capabilities in software and product design and applied them to smart cities.

“Jonathan was a brilliant mind, a true innovator and an entrepreneur who inspired many people by his passion to make a change and a difference,” said Ryan Talbot of VueMotion Labs. “He inspired me in many ways and was always happy to provide advice and be that someone to bounce ideas off.”

Meanwhile, Paul Rossi, loss prevention manager Pacific at Nike said Jonathan was a unique individual who always brought a lot of energy and laughs to the table – an ideas man who never failed to inspire.

“Jonathan was true visionary, there are no words to describe this sudden loss to us, his wife and children,” the Orion and Yindi team said. “The funeral arrangements are currently being organised, and we anticipate the service will be held in the coming days in Sydney, Australia. The family requests that instead of donations or flowers, please send tributes and we will pass this on.”

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