Over 15 years I have worked on a variety of technology initiatives with government agencies across Canberra, Melbourne, London, and New York City. I have had lead roles on many consulting and advisory projects based around themes of strategy, risk, and change.
Recent highlights in my career include leading a Program Management Office for a multi-million dollar IT project (part of the ‘Obamacare’ implementations); and serving in a Strategic Account Management Role in NYC for a rapidly growing gov-tech firm. I am now acting a a ‘pragmatic evangelist’ in regards to public data in Australia.
I’m interested in Data Strategy & Governance, and Public Data. I recently published a book on Government Open Data and am exploring further research opportunities. I see great opportunities to harness the power of crowds for public benefit, I am intrigued at underlying factors than enable the Wikipedia and OpenStreetMaps projects.
My volunteering experience includes two years as a Board Member for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, several months working with a leading indigenous school in Cape York Peninsula, and currently, as an advisor to the Wikimedia Foundation Audit Committee.
I completed an MBA from a top institution, and have several project management and data science qualifications, including, PMP, CISA, PRINCE2. For more details visit my LinkedIn profile.