Sandy Pitcher is currently Acting Deputy Chief Executive in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, responsible for the SA Cabinet Office and the State’s Social Inclusion Unit.
Previously she was Executive Director, Office of the Executive Committee of Cabinet, within the SA Cabinet Office, where she worked on the development of the 2009 State Reform Agenda and led the across Government implementation of South Australia’s Strategic Plan.
CEO of Lateral Economics and Peach Financial Nicholas Gruen is trained in History, Law and Economics. A former advisor to two Cabinet Ministers he directed the Business Council’s New Directions program and was twice appointed to the Industry Commission. He has published in international academic journals newspaper columns and is a prolific blogger. He is a board member of Sustainability Victoria, Chairman of Online Opinion and Kaggle a global portal for data competitions.
Heather Hukins didn’t plan a career in Information Technology. With degrees in Psychology (Hons) and Commerce, she was fascinated with people and information, not technology. Her interest is in the way decisions, big and little, are triggered, made and justified, and in the information that supports and reports on those decisions in large organisations. Gradually, grudgingly, she recognised that information, and decisions, are increasingly facilitated by information technology.
Bruce is Editor abc.net.au at the ABC. He is responsible for the oversight of ABC online strategy, usability and standards, as well as delivery of ABC content on mobile platforms.
Bruce has worked in a number of high profile ABC content areas for over twenty-five years, after initially joining the Corporation in 1984 working on daily national current affairs. In 1988 he joined the Television division and for 11 years worked as senior producer and series producer on documentary programs and series, producing and overseeing major ABC projects including co-productions with PBS, Channel 4, the BBC and the Discovery/Learning Channel.