Speakers Profile - Kate Carruthers

Technologist, Marketer, Entrepreneur, and Educator

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Kate is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, is the Head of Business Intelligence for the UNSW AI Institute and, until recently, was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney. She was a foundation member of the NSW Government Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board and is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director program for cybersecurity.

Kate was certified in information security, was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Terrorism and Security Studies, a Master of Tertiary Education, and a Master of Management.

She is co-founder of several startups and extensive experience in senior executive roles with Citibank, General Electric, AMP, Westfield and NSW Treasury. Kate has significant experience in delivery of digital, data, ICT, and change projects across organisations of various sizes.

Kate has lectured in postgraduate information systems and accounting at Macquarie University and delivered courses in business and management in the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

Kate is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a member of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), and was a member of the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong for a number of years before joining UNSW Sydney. She was also a member of the Telstra Industry Advisory Board.

Most recently, Kate has been working on the frontlines of the intersection between data innovation and cybersecurity.

Her keynote presentations deliver real world insight for organisations in:

Digital and Data Ethics - with a future built on algorithms, AI, machine learning, and data, how do organisations manage algorithms, ethics and complex data simultaneously?

Digital Revolution - changing business models, society, and consumer expectations.

Privacy and Security in the Connected Age - how law, society, business, and technology intersect around privacy and security in the connected age.

Future of Education in the Digital Age - dispatches from the front line of modern digital education, including the use of AI and ML to deliver insights.

Using Big Data to drive new revenue streams.

Disruption and the Digital Economy - how the traditional business models are being disrupted in the digital economy.