Mrs Hilary Cinis

Acting Director

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I have been in the emerging technology innovation sector as a technology designer and leader for nearly two decades

Since 2011, I have contributed to and lead projects in the highly volatile world of new technology creation. At Data61, as the head of User Experience, I successfully grew a team valued for capabilities in Design Thinking, user research and rapid technology development, that work as strategic consultants and operational practitioners on projects and programs across machine learning, private data analytics, open and geospatial data discovery and access. This has been achieved by applying my strengths in human centred design and systems thinking to understanding our business and innovation goals while ensuring regular, quality delivery on our engagements.

I am currently acting as Director of Engineering and Design, managing approx 130 staff in capability teams (UX, Product, DevOps and Functional Programming) and technology development teams in Graph Analytics, Geospatial, Privacy Preserving, Domain Engineering and RegTech.

Other Interests

Leadership for emerging technology teams

Human centred design and systems thinking applied to software development and business goals

Reliable, quality delivery on projects and business engagements

Creation and employment of successful frameworks that serve technology innovation goals

Experience in commercial, government, media, marketing and software

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011-2011

    Australian Mobile Awards - iView
    Australian Broadcasting Corp

  • 2012-2012

    Merit Recipient - E-Logistics and Supply Chain Sydney Harbour Bridge Structural Health Monitoring System Profile - iAwards

  • 2013-2013

    The Award for Excellence in Transport and Logistics - SMART Logistics 2013

  • 2014-2014

    NSW State iAwards Industrial Category - iAwards

  • 2015-2015

    Winner: 2015 New South Wales iAwards Winners and Merit Recipients - AIIA

  • 2016-2016

    Excellence in eGovernment Awards: Free Trade Agreement Portal (Australian Government ICT Awards Program 2016 Australian Government ICT Awards)

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