Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk has been chosen as Executive Director of ICT and Digital Government after a Nationwide search. Her role will include providing strategic leadership for the government’s ICT and digital vision and driving the implementation of the strategic priorities for the SA Government for security and risk assurance, digital strategy and exploration of new technologies.
Eva joins the South Australian Government from Microsoft, where she was National Skills Program Lead. While at Microsoft she established and drove initiatives to help build Australia’s future-ready workforce. Eva was also State Director for Microsoft in South Australia. Prior to this, Eva spent nine years working for Microsoft in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Eva has a PhD in innovation and entrepreneurship and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide. She has been an active supporter of South Australia’s innovation ecosystem through Microsoft’s Innovation Centre. She is the founder of HerTechPath, a community of women working in the technology sector in South Australia who deliver briefings to high schools to inspire girls to consider careers in this exciting and important sector.
Mr Abhishek Singh has been appointed to the position of Chief Technology Officer to provide leadership over whole of Government technology capabilities.
Abhishek has significant experience as a Management Consultant, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Director of Business & IT. He has worked at IBM, ASC Shipbuilding, Deloitte Consulting, SA Water and the Department of Treasury & Finance.
To contact Eva or Abhishek email ICTandDigitalGovernment@sa.gov.au.