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Kelly Hutchinson is an innovator, researcher, speaker and advisor with 20 years experience. An international expert on innovation and impact at the intersection of tech and social. Kelly harnesses the power of technology successfully blending business and social missions.
Her focus is on enabling digital social innovation in Australia and emerging markets where technology becomes a key driver of economic growth. Providing opportunities for new models of business to bring benefits to communities at the grassroots level.
Kelly’s speciality is creating partnerships between institutions such as government and business, individuals and entrepreneurs to drive true collaboration. Kelly has put into practice new models of innovation and change across sectors and welcomes a challenge.
Kelly speaks about her work at conferences around the world - from Cambodia to Cairo, Kathmandu to Kerala. Her research has focussed on digital social innovation in Australia with RMIT University and the University of Melbourne Social Equity Institute and School of Government.
As Deputy Chair of the Pearcey Foundation, Kelly is passionate about celebrating Australia's ICT leaders and entrepreneurs. In particular discovering our own 'hidden figures' the women in STEM who powered our computing history.
Her current work with the Victorian State Government in delivering the Digital Innovation Festival allows her to champion digital inclusion and emerging technology for the benefit of all.