Sripathi ChakkravarthiRegional Sales, ANZ, Whatfix
Sripathi has 15 years of experience in technology delivery, business consulting and sales in the US, India and Australia. He has had a ring-side view to digital transformation, and the many slips between the cup and the lip.
Sarah ClarkManager Information & Business Transformation, Mitchell Shire Council
After 18 years in advertising as an Art Director, Sarah made a tree-change to Sunday Creek, 80kms north of Melbourne. Over the commute, she applied for a role in Mitchell Shire Council’s Communications and Improvement Team as a Digital specialist. Four years later, she had launched Mitchell Shire’s corporate social media presence, enewsletter platform, rebuilt their website and managed their digital channels through fire and flood events.
In 2016 Sarah joined City of Melbourne as Team Leader Digital Communications, responsible for their online corporate and marketing platforms and advising on all digital projects for over two years. Interested in data and CX, she took a secondment leading City of Melbourne’s Customer Service Strategy team. In 2019 she returned to Mitchell Shire as Manager Information and Business Transformation, to head up their ICT and growing Transformation portfolio. Always customer-focused, Sarah loves a challenge and building great teams. She is now leading significant transformation projects at pace despite having access to limited resources.
Nathan CramFounder & Managing Director , Brolly
Nathan Cram is the founder and managing director of Brolly, the only 100% Australian owned and operated social media archiving platform. Through his digital agency Ladoo, Nathan and his team have provided technology solutions for the government, education and private sectors for over 20 years. He is passionate about helping public-facing organisations manage risk using new technology.
Through his work with Brolly, Nathan has helped numerous government agencies, utilities, financial institutions and corporations to upskill their social media and archiving capabilities while ensuring compliance.
Simona DimovskiChief Information OfficerSutherland Shire Council
Mustafa GhulamBusiness Improvement & Customer Experience Manager, Willoughby City Council
Mustafa has more than 20 years experience across various industries in five different countries. Mustafa’s experience includes operational excellence, project management and change management. Mustafa joined Willoughby City Council as Head of Business Improvement in October 2015. He now also leads Customer Experience function.
Prior to this Mustafa worked for Insurance Australia Group (IAG) as a Business Improvement Manager.
Mustafa’s current role is varied including hands on leadership of business improvement initiatives, building automation capability, and aligning organisational improvements to ‘Voice of Customer’ using change management approaches. Willoughby City Council business improvement program led by Mustafa has won Local Government Professionals Award 2017.
Bill HansenSr. Product Manager - CloudStorageCraft Technology Corporation
Martin HopleyChief Information Officer, Baw Baw Shire Council
Martin over 19 years’ experience in the IT industry working for both private sector and local government organisations. The past four years have been spent in local government. First with Mornington Peninsula Shire where he was responsible for redesigning the IT environment and implementing innovative technologies to improve customer service through to his current position at Baw Baw Shire were he leads the customer service, IT and business information teams.
Lalitha KoyaManager ICT, Moorabool Shire Council
Senior IT Manager with 9 years in IT management and 5 years as member of executive leadership teams. Designed and executed enterprise IT strategies and roadmaps, exceeding SLAs and delivering cloud transitions, digital transformations and business process automation.
Lalitha is the IT Manager for Moorabool Shire Council. He is a client focused and trusted business advisor, with an instinct for knowing when to listen and how to contribute. His strength lies in recommending and delivering high-impact, low-risk solutions that achieve consistent and positive outcomes for the council and community.
Lalitha provides those around him with the tools and education that they need to access and manage information.. He believes that IT is not systems and networks alone, rather it is an innovative tool that drives business change.
Ingrid McalpinChief Information Officer, Wollongong City Council
Ingrid is a passionate believer that the combination of people, processes, data and technology can enable not just business, but it has the power to change governments, organisations and entire economies. She is a leader focused on achieving great outcomes while, constantly fostering a positive client experience. Ingrid is the Chief Digital and Information Officer at Wollongong City Council and although relatively new to Local Government, Ingrid has extensive experience in similar roles in NSW Government across a number of different portfolios including the health, justice, human services and the utilities sectors. Ingrid has Masters degrees in both business and IT.
Adrian MeadBusiness Development Manager – State & Federal Government, Samsung Electronics Australia
Adrian Mead is Business Development Manager – State & Federal Government at Samsung Electronics Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Adrian has been pivotal to Samsung’s push into effective and relevant display solutions for government agencies and departments at all levels.
Shawn RainesStrategic Digital Specialist, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Mr Raines has been in the IT field for over 30 years working at all levels of Government Internationally.
He has worked as a uniformed soldier in the Canadian Forces, and as a civilian in the Outbreak division of the Public Health Agency of Canada. In the past 8 years he has been working for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council as the Manager of IT and Business Analysis Unit. Most recently he has undertaken the role of Strategic Digital Strategy finding new and better ways to increase connectivity and work with other agencies such as Service NSW in strategic delivery.
David RoulstonChief Information Officer, ACT Government
David Roulston FAIPM CPPE is in the position of Chief Information Officer and Executive Branch Manager Portfolio Management Office with Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Government. David has a passion for the practice and profession of project management, especially linked to the development and delivery of IT/Digital systems. He completed 21 years in the Royal Australian Navy, a career that he undertook from the age of 16. David transitioned to what was the Defence Materiel Organisation, now known as Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and ignited his passion for IT and Communications project management and growing the culture of project management as a recognised profession. David was involved in major joint projects such as the High Frequency Modernisation Project (JP2043), the Military Satellite Capability (JP2008) project and the Satellite Systems Program Office (SSPO). In 2009 he transferred to the ACT Government where he had the challenge of implementing a project management framework and culture within the organisation. The resulted in not only a project management framework but a very active Project Management Community of Practice. In his spare time David provides support and mentoring for Project Managers and Mentoring for Veterans transitioning from the Defence environment to other areas and careers. He has dedicated many years to the support of Project Managers and the Australian Institute of Project Management. He has had several different roles including member, Chapter member, Chapter President and Project Management Achievement Awards Judge. He has a love for family, his grandkids, fishing, and is looking forward to one day caravanning around this fantastic country of ours.
Nabil SalehChief Information Officer, Woollahra Council
Nabil Saleh is Chief Information Officer at Woollahra Municipal Council and have 28 years experience in IT and Local Government. Nabil’s management portfolio includes the Council’s Information Technology, Telecommunications, Information Management and Customer Service groups. Nabil holds an MBA majoring in Information Technology and Financial Management from MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management). Much of Nabil’s focus is on ensuring best customer service delivery and improving the organisational efficiency through digital transformation and value based investments in IT projects and infrastructure services. Nabil Chair’s the Civica Sydney Metropolitan User Group which is focused on a local government software used\shared by many Australian and New Zealand councils. Nabil has presented at various IT and government conferences and is pleased to present at the Digitech.local.gov Summit.
Fresia SegoviaChief Information OfficerGeorges River Council
Robert SimioneHead of Architecture and Services, Meridian IT
Robert Simione is the Head of Architecture and Services for Meridian IT Australia, with 5 years of service with Meridian IT, and over 20 years of experience in the IT services industry in varying capacities. Coming from a technical engineering background, Robert has spent a number of years as a senior consultant, both in solution deployment as well as in a presales and solution design capacity.
Robert has spent over 10 years managing service delivery teams, with responsibility for the overall efficiency and profitability of service delivery, including service delivery management. Over the past few years at Meridian IT Robert has been providing technical solution design and consulting services to customers ranging from mid-market, enterprise and government clients across all facets of IT and infrastructure.
Amit SrivastavaChief Technology Officer, City of Ryde
Over the last two decades, Amit has lead strategic work programs within large, complex environments that includes both business and digital transformations. Amit has demonstrated capability in providing innovative but practical solutions, successfully delivered by utilizing his strong stakeholder and vendor management skills.
Geoffroy ThononOperations Manager, AusCERT
Although at ease either behind code, policy documents, working an incident, or writing a process flow diagram, being provided the duties of Operations Manager of AusCERT's exceptional team is as demanding as it is and rewarding.
From AusCERT, Geoff now also liaise with like-minded computer emergency response teams for the propose of creating a safe, clean and reliable cyber space through global collaboration.