City of Melbourne
As the CIO for the City of Melbourne, Colin is responsible for the delivery of technology and information services and is a member of the organisation’s leadership team. Colin has many years’ experience in local government and has highly developed domain knowledge with particular expertise in people leadership and organisational dynamics.
Colin has a deep interest in cities, data and using ICT to address urban challenges and to support business transformation. He established CityLab to address innovation challenges and to connect with city community and was instrumental in establishing on of the first local government, open data platform in Australia. He is currently leading the build of a digital services platform to enhance customer services to be simple, fast and available.
Colin’s passion for knowledge extends to his private time, reading (and tweeting about) the latest books and reports on innovation and strategy. On weekends, Colin likes to spend time with family and friends exploring Melbourne’s cafés, markets and alternate music scene.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Scott joined Council as its Chief Innovation Officer in the second half of 2017 and holds responsibility for the development and implementation of Council’s corporate innovation strategy together with oversight responsibility for a number of significant Council projects. Prior to joining Council Scott held senior executive roles in government and the private sector across corporate innovation, operations management, management consulting, corporate finance and investment management. His experience also includes co-founding two start-up companies in the mobile telematics and emerging media/’edutainment’ sectors.
Scott’s areas of professional and research interest include corporate innovation/intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem strategy and development, smart cities strategy (in particular mobility/accessibility), capability development, major/mega project governance, corporate and public governance, decision science and corporate finance. He holds degrees in law, business, applied finance, investment and a doctorate in business administration.
Port Stephens Council
Carmel has worked in Local Government for the past ten years in senior management positions and is currently in the role of Group Manager Corporate Services. Prior to working in local government, Carmel worked with a private firm for five years as a Property Valuer, and previous to that role worked in a State government land management/development role for seven years.
Carmel is a registered Valuer with a postgraduate degree in Urban Estate Management and Master’s Degrees in Planning and Property Development. Carmel is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.
The Corporate Services Group comprises Human Resources, Finance, Business Systems Support (ICT, Spatial Services, Records/Data Management and Business Improvements) and Property Services. Additionally, Crown and Council owned Holiday Parks and a substantial investment portfolio and development land bank are managed within the Property Services Section of Corporate Services.
Carmel has a focus on business development and financial management developed through experience in her previous roles. She enjoys working closely with the community to set the strategic directions for the organisation but also enjoys being able to deliver internal services that enable the Council to achieve sustainability and provide the committed objectives to the community.
Jason is a service designer and innovator who helps corporates and governments act more like start ups. In his current role with Auckland Council, he leads the Capability build related to Change Leadership and Design, and he manages Service Design within enterprise level projects like the Enterprise Booking System, and My Account.
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 7 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.
Willoughby City Council
Mustafa has a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) and over 18 years business improvement experience across a broad range of industries. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, certified Lean Practitioner and certified Agile Project Management. Mustafa is a fan of simplification and innovation that serves him well as Business Improvement & Customer Experience Manager at Willoughby City Council where he has lead the BPM implementation and establishment of Business Improvement Program that won Local Government Professionals Award 2017 for ‘Excellence in Operational and Management Effectiveness’.
City of Charles Sturt
Karin is a collaborative and strategic business manager and IT professional with diverse and senior leadership experience in managing people, projects and change in private and public sector environments. Her qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences, a Certificate IV in Project Management, and Prince2 Project Management and Prosci Change Management certifications.
A strong believer in the mutual benefits of mentoring, Karin has participated in several programs including the LGMA International Mentoring Program. With a passion for making a real difference to the sector and community, Karin thoroughly enjoys her role as Vice-President of Local Government IT South Australia (LGITSA). Over the last two and a half years LGITSA has established itself as an independently funded group of Local Government Information Technology and Information Management practitioners, committed to adding value to councils and communities across South Australia.
Chris Horsell: has worked in the IT sector for over 20 years across private and public sector organisations, over 15 of those years in Local Government. Chris has a broad range of experiences including a Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems, board memberships on a range of not-for- profit organisations, and a consumer advocate for health services. Chris has a passion for the KISS principle and ensuring that systems are designed with a customer focus.
City of Casey
Len is the Manager of IT for the City of Casey – (Victoria's largest and fastest-growing municipality and is also the third-fastest growing council in Australia behind the Gold Coast and Brisbane City Councils).
He is an experienced Transformational Leader with over 40 + year’s technology experience, 20+ year’s in senior technology leadership as CIO and CTO across Healthcare, Retail, Finance, Services, Logistics, Education and Local Government organisations.
He has lead organisations based on his extensive knowledge of ICT infrastructure and business process improvement, as well as hands-on experience in enterprise-level IT solution delivery.
His strengths are in the delivery of enterprise wide transformational efficiencies based around business process improvement, simplification of complexity and the adoption of the right technologies for the organisation. He is currently leading his team in the delivery of customer centric solutions based on the “Any, Any, Any ” philosopy – any device, any location, any time.
For relaxation he relies heavily on his wife who is always planning the next great break away from work.
City of Melbourne
Daniela is passionate about creating innovative combinations of technology, policy and governance to drive community outcomes and build future government services. Daniela’s ambition is to deliver better outcomes for people through digital technologies and to explore opportunities for the public and private sectors to work collaboratively together to use technology to strengthen the community as a whole.
Daniela Mazzone has 15 years experience in the Technology and Legal sectors in Australia and the UK. She is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience in diverse large-scale business transformations in both private and public sectors.
In her current role Daniela is accountable for developing strategic industry partnerships and commercial relationships across all levels of government to ensure City of Melbourne has a leading role in Australia’s emerging interconnected digital government landscape.
City of Stonnington
Peter Strods has been the Manager Business Systems & Technology at the City of Stonnington for the last 4 years, having spent the preceding 15 years in local government undertaking other IT Manager/CIO roles.
Prior to working in local government Peter was a director of a company providing IT and asset management consulting services to various council across South Australia and Victoria.
Over his career encompassing 4 decades, Peter has seen the technology landscape continue to evolve, from very basic beginnings to the opportunities now provided by cloud technologies and IoT. He sees the challenge across the country for Councils today, and IT Managers in particular, is to select the right strategies and technologies that will provide the best return on investment for the community given the constraints that the sector must work within.
Cardinia Shire Council
David Jackson is the Manager Information Services at Cardinia Shire Council. Understanding that most people weren’t “tech-heads”, David originally got involved in Information Technology to be the “translator” between the technologists and the business users. With a mantra “Technology shouldn’t be a solution looking for a problem”, David subscribes to addressing problems holistically with an eye on the benefits to be gained through innovation.
Penrith City Council
Brimbank City Council
City of Charles Sturt
City of Parramatta