Steve is the department CIO and Director of the Business Technology & Information Management branch.
He was awarded Australian State & Local Government CIO of the Year in the 2017 ITNews Benchmark Awards and was ranked #7 in the IDG CIO50 list of the top CIOs in Australia in 2017.
Steve is a member of the Victorian Government’s Cybersecurity Strategy Group and chairs the CenITex Cybersecurity Customer Group.
He was previously Chief Analyst Public Sector for the UK–based research & advisory firm Ovum for 8 years. Prior to this he was Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy and Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
His earlier career includes founding and selling an eCommerce start-up and 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.
Steve actively publishes thought leadership articles and promotes the department’s ICT achievements on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehodgkinson/