Ari holds a Master of Information and Communications Technology (software engineering), two Graduate Diplomas in Education, and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.

Ari worked in the ICT industry for 10 years as a project manager, software developer and consultant. After moving out of industry, Ari has helped to improve active learning and eLearning solutions (such as interactive scenarios) for universities, RTOs and government both in Australia and Finland. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer, Head of Degree Program, eLearning Specialist/Advisor, and Learning Designer over the past 10 years.