Dr Ian Oppermann

Industry Professor at University of Technology Sydney
Chief Data Scientist NSW Department of Customer Service

Dr Ian Oppermann is the Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector and has led organisations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.  Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the digital economy and is a regular speaker on big data, broadband-enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers, which have been cited more than 3200 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian is also President of the Australia National Committee of the IEC and the incoming President of the JTC1.

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