Intel’s Phil Cronin and CSC’s Bob Hayward are two of the industry heads that will form the new NSW Information Communications and Technology Industry Advisory Panel, announced by the Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce.
Other members of the Panel include Gartner’s Warren Anderson and the CSIRO’s Dr Ian Oppermann. The panel was pulled from a list of 200 applicants and membership will be for an initial 12-month period. The first meeting will take place soon in order to allow the Panel to provide input into the development of the NSW Government’s ICT strategy, Minister Pearce said in a release.
“There will also be opportunities to participate through Working Groups which will be established to implement the NSW Government’s ICT Strategy,” he said.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with the members of the Industry Advisory Panel and with the community as we turn NSW into the Australian leader in ICT.”
Members of the Panel include:
John Baird (Chair) – Head of Information Enterprise Services, Deutsche Bank
Baird has worked at the highest level in ICT for over 30 years across a diverse range of organisations including those that specialise in financial services, research, telecommunications and hardware.
Warren Anderson – Group Vice-President, Gartner
Warren has 22 years experience in the Australian IT industry, having worked in business management roles with local start-ups and large multinationals. Warren is also a national board director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and Chairs the Queensland Digital Economy Program.
Phillip Cronin – Managing Director, Intel Australia & New Zealand
Cronin has worked in the Australian IT sector for 24 years in senior management roles. Intel has provided independent advice for many years to Federal & State governments, across areas such as Education, Healthcare & Data Centres, seeking to extract maximum value from ICT. Philip is also a member of Intel’s Apac HQ Management team. He is currently the Chairman of AIIA and was voted in the Top 12 Most Influential People in Australian ICT in 2010 and 2011.
Barry Dietrich – General Manager Technology Solutions Division, CSG
Dietrich has more than 20 years’ experience working in the ICT sector with extensive experience working with government to deliver high quality, innovative solutions particularly in health, education and budget management. Barry has spent the last 10 years working solely in the public sector market and has sat on Oracle’s Global Public Sector board.
Bob Hayward – Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, CSC
Hayward has extensive IT sector experience. Prior to CSC, he was a Director of IT Services for KPMG Australia and Senior Vice-President and Research Fellow with Gartner for Asia/Pacific. He has also previously been a member of the Shanghai and Dalian Government IT Expert Advisory Boards and was an ICT advisor to the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games. Bob is a co-founder and continuing non-executive director for Asia Online, an Asian-based start-up focused on developing automated machine translation technologies.
Dr Ian Oppermann – Director, CSIRO ICT Centre
Opperman is a well respected researcher in the ICT community and is currently a Board member or Chairs numerous Government, research, and private sector institutions, including the Australian eHealth research Centre, the IBM R&D Laboratory (Australia) Steering Committee, and the Advisory Council for the University of South Australia Institute of Telecoms Research. Prior to the CSIRO Ian held managerial positions at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Network and was the Director of the Centre for Wireless Communications in Finland.
Jane Treadwell – Director, Jane Treadwell Consulting
Treadwell has extensive experience in ICT in Australia and overseas and currently runs her own consulting business. Her main work is with the World Bank and other nations in driving public sector reform/transformation, transparent governance and smart investment that leverages the value of ICT. Prior to this she worked at executive levels in state and federal governments in Australia across many portfolios including the positions of Deputy CEO and CIO of Centrelink, and the Victorian Government Chief Information Officer. She was recently named iAwards ICT Woman of the Year by the AIIA, Australian Computing Society and the Pearcey Foundation.