in a nutshell

I am Mark Tugbo. An Originite Network Engineer based in Auckland, New Zealand.


Fresh out of College, I worked for Philippine Airlines as a Data Communications Tech from 2005-2007 and Network Operations Analyst I/II (NOC) from 2007-2014. Worked for a total of 8 years, 6 months and 3 days for Asia’s first airline which I truly enjoyed and developed myself from being “airplane fanboy” into an “aviation enthusiast” while enjoying my work with my other passion which is “computers”and “networks”. At one point, I have become a “satellite hobbyist”, scanning the sky for any interceptable satellite signals using my little rusty Ku-band satellite dish. Another hobby I enjoy is collecting diecast aircraft on 1:400 scale, my collection counts 80 aircraft models.

Moved to New Zealand in January 2014, and 6-weeks later joined a then-kiwi-owned Network Security Management firm Mako Networks that offers Security-As-A-Service (SaaS) to its clients, I worked as a Tier-3 Support Engineer and eventually as a Firewall Engineer when the team downsized from a team of 16 to a team of 5, shortly (and sadly), the company went into receivership and liquidation in August 2015, that shut down its office in Auckland, but retained its operations out of Elgin, Illinois.

That led me to become an Originite 3 weeks later, in September 2015 to Origin IT as a Network Engineer. OriginIT along with humIT and Optinet, are leading  Managed Service Provider that offers IT Services, Security, Support and Consulting and delivering IT excellence to NZ Small & Medium Enterprise (SME’s) for almost 20 years.