Raju Varanasi | Director, Data Intelligence & CIO
Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta

Raju Varanasi, Director, Data Intelligence & CIO, Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta

Raju has responsibilities that include cloud & networks, enterprise program office, applications & security, data & analytics, service desk, change management and related user services. With over 30 years of experience in the Australian education system, in both government and non-government sectors. Raju obtained his PhD in Education in March 2021, focusing his research on transforming school systems with analytics and systemness.

Prior to this role, Raju was the Chief Operating Officer for Education Services Australia where he led the national online services initiative, an integrated suite of digital platforms in content, collaboration, assessment, careers and publishing to meet the needs of teachers, students and parents to support the implementation of national curriculum. Raju also served as
General Manager of the first ever innovation centre for public schools and TAFE in NSW Department of Education, which he led successfully for 8 years. A Fulbright scholar, Raju has presented at major education and technology conferences organised by UNESCO, Google, Adobe, Intel and EduTech.

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