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.
University of Technology Sydney
City of Casey
Ashley, is a rapidly developing ICT leader, with over 9 year’s experience in the Local Government sector, comprising of roles in Business Analysis, Strategy development, Program Management and transformations. Most recently Ashley lead the program to deliver the ICT aspects for the City of Casey’s most ambitious ICT program to date, this included modernising IT infrastructure to support Casey’s $125 Million Cultural Precinct (Bunjil Place), as well as supporting Councils move to Activity Based Working. This Program of work recently won the Modernising Infrastructure’ category in the 2018 CRN Impact Awards. Ashley is passionate about transforming IT teams to partner more effectively with the business and developing capabilities to shift from owner builders of infrastructure to leveraging capabilities from the cloud to deliver business outcomes to their customers which are underpinned by architecture and governance. This is a current focus of Ashley’s being a senior member of a team delivering Digital services to the City of Casey, one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing municipalities with aspirations of Creating Australia’s Most Liveable City.
University of Technology Sydney
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.
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.
City of Charles Sturt
Shane is an IT Professional with over 30+ years experience working across variety of business sectors and research organisations, these include Local Government, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas and Software vendors.
Shane has been fortunate to have opportunities to work in United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia in working across enterprise systems, with recent years focused in Service Design, Service Operations and Service Management.
A notable part of Shane’s experience has been my appointment into new roles that required the establish ICT Units or provide strong team management and strategic leadership where it has not existed before. The first of these was in Local Government and was with the Mid Western Regional Council in Mudgee. The second was to create a small IT Function for an Australian and International NGO and the third was with Frontier Software managing small team of people with deep technology skills but lacking team cohesion, culture and vision. It was role he is especially proud of turning around an received Employee of the Year in my first year at Frontier.
It is clear that Shane enjoy’s getting up in the morning and working with people.
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.
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.
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.
City of Parramatta
Mark has been helping organisations solve business problems through leveraging technology for over 30 years. His experience covers most industries and the majority of countries within the Asia Pacific region along with the USA, Canada and UK. Mark decided to exit the IT Services Corporate world and take a year to study and travel in Europe, returning late 2017 when the opportunity arose to join the City of Parramatta in a caretaker position while a restructure was in progress. The diversity of the Council, offering exposure to major developments, theatre, libraries, childcare centres and traditional IT, presented a unique opportunity and Mark applied for the permanent role leading IT when it became available. He was successful in that application and is now developing and executing the IT strategy for Australia’s next great city. Mark has almost completed his studies, an MBA specialising in technology – scheduled to complete this Friday ( August 24).