MD & Chief Digital Office at Center for Digital Business
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Marie is an internationally recognized public entrepreneur who tackles complex wicked problems. She explores radical innovation and questions thinking which doesn’t prepare us for the future.
Marie conceived and led the global co-design and co-creation effort with people with disability to deliver "Nadia" the first human realistic AI digital human for service delivery, which has attracted worldwide interest.
Marie’s extensive experience across the public and private sector include delivering significant technology, innovation, and digital services transformation programs encompassing revenue, business, social services, payments, identity, immigration visa operations and disability services.
The diversity of roles covers service delivery operations, global technology strategy, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Architect, Technology Authority, board director, government advisor, and mentor to start-ups.
In 2005 the US Government awarded Marie an O-1 Visa (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability) to take up the role of Microsoft Worldwide Executive Director of Public Services and eGovernment.
For many years, Marie was an invited member of the Accenture Global CIO Advisory Council; an Independent Member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Spectrum Programme Board; and a National Board Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).
Marie is currently a member of NSW Digital Government Advisory Panel; and a member of NZTech.
Marie's innovations have been recognized internationally.
UN Award - egovernment for the Business Entry Point.
In 2006-2007, Marie was named “Innovative CIO of the Year – Australia”.
2009 Prime Minister's Award for the Basics Card.
2013 Marie was named one of Australia’s “100 Women of Influence”.
Her goal is to leave a technology and innovation design legacy so that the interaction between people and the systems of society is naturally empathetic, seamless and intuitive regardless of ability or language.