Steve has been CIO of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, now in the Department of Health, for the past 6 years. He has led a revival of the department’s digital transformation capabilities which has resulted in numerous IT industry awards for innovative projects. He and his team have ranked in the top 10 of the Australian CIO50 list for the past four consecutive years. He was previously Chief Analyst Public Sector for the UK-based research & advisory firm Ovum for 8 years. Prior to this he was the Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy in Multimedia Victoria. His earlier career includes founding and selling an eCommerce start-up and working in a range of consulting and executive roles in the government and utilities sectors in Europe and Australasia. He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honours Degree in Information Systems from the University of Otago in New Zealand.