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Advisory board

Offering advice, expertise and experience to assist the institute in achieving its vision, objectives and strategy.

Members of the Data Science Advisory board will offer advice, expertise and experience to assist the institute in achieving its vision, objectives and strategy. This includes matters relating to specific program themes, relevant industry/sectoral trends, policy, skills and training, business development and market intelligence.


Amy Shi-Nash
General Manager of Group Data Science, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Amy is an executive leader with a proven track record of creating value and competitive advantage through data-driven culture and innovation.


Raghu Rasmakrishnan
Chief Technology Officer for Data, Microsoft USA

Raghu Ramakrishnan, is a Technical Fellow and CTO for Data at Microsoft. He also heads engineering for Big Data platforms and services.

Isar Mazer
Managing Director International, SEEK

Isar is responsible for SEEK's international businesses across both employment and education outside Australia and New Zealand and driving operational collaboration across SEEK's assets, including global product and technology initiatives.

John Paitaridis
Managing Director, Optus Business, Optus

John leads Optus’ enterprise, business and government organisation accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery.

Brad Petry
Assistant Director, Victorian Centre for Data Insights

Brad Petry is the Assistant Director of the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI) at Department of Premier and Cabinet, leading the development of data science and analytics capability to support Government decision making and drive public sector reform.

Chris Riquier
CEO International, Illuminera

Chris' current appointments include CEO International of Data Empowered Consultancy, Illuminera and Non-Executive Director roles at Foxley and Ethnotek which draw on his leadership, finance, talent and digital transformation capabilities.

Peter Leihn
Director of Business Development and Commercialisation, Data 61

Peter Leihn is Commercial Director for Data61 Australia, the digital innovation business unit of the Australian Government R&D organisation CSIRO.

Geok Leng Tan
CEO, AIDA Technologies

Doctor Tan Geok Leng was appointed Senior Fellow of A*STAR in Oct 2015. Before that he held the position of Executive Director (ED) of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) in A*STAR.

Tova Milo
Head of the Data Management Group, Tel-Aviv University

Tova Milo is a full Professor of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on Web data management.

George Djorgovski
Director of Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3), Caltech

S. George Djorgovski is a Professor of Astronomy and a Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech, and the Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics.