Mr Gavin Smith, Chair
Mr Gavin Smith, Chair
Gavin Smith is President and Chairman of Robert Bosch Australia, having held many positions within Bosch since 1997, both locally and in Germany. He is a Non-Executive Director of joint venture company FMP, the Stillwell Motor Group, and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK). Gavin is a passionate advocate of Road Safety initiatives.
Ms Catherine Caruana-McManus
Ms Catherine Caruana-McManus
A global expert in smart cities & digital transformation, Catherine is founder of Giant Ideas for Smart Cities and a Director of Meshed, a Sydney based IoT integration company.
Catherine was recognised in Knowledge Nation as one of our leading thinkers in big data & smart cities.
Dr Mike Briers AO
Dr Mike Briers AO
Mike is CEO of the FoodAgility Cooperative Research Centre, empowering Australia’s food industry through digital transformation. Mike co-founded the IoTAA, Capital Markets CRC, agtech business The Yield and e-research service provider Intersect. His pioneering efforts in fintech and e-research led to the global success of SIRCA and the founding of big data company RoZetta.
Ms Michelle Wood
Ms Michelle Wood
Michelle is head of executive communications at News Corp Australia. She was until previously Director of Communications for Uber in Australia and New Zealand.
Michelle is a director of the Bernie Banton Foundation, Deputy-Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and Executive Director of the Sydney Salon. Completing a PhD in business (governance) at MGSM, she has a Masters of Research (Business), and a Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University.
Professor Michael Blumenstein
Professor Michael Blumenstein
Prof Michael Blumenstein is Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management) in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS. Michael is an internationally recognized expert in automated Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence; his current research interests include Marine Life and Shark Detection from Video Imagery, Document Analysis, Video-based/multi-lingual Text Detection, and Signature Verification. He has published over 270 papers. His research spans projects applying AI in the fields of Engineering, Environmental Science, Neurobiology and Coastal Management.

Mr Matt Codrington
Mr Matt Codrington
Matt Codrington has been Managing Director of Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) since 2013. He joined Lenovo in 2006 in the Asia Pacific Centre-of-Excellence in Singapore, was appointed Director of Operations, Japan in 2009 before becoming an Executive Director.
Matt is a non-executive board member of the Australian Information Industry Association, HirePay, a Board member of Lenovo, a Member of YPO, Australian Institute of Company Directors, NSW Business Chamber, International CEO Forum Group, and the American Chamber of Commerce.