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Viveka Weiley is Engineering & Design Leader for Reinventing Science, a strategic program to revolutionise science through digital technologies over the next 20 to 30 years.

Previously he led the Design Thinking practice at CSIRO’s Data61, helping organisations face the future by creating space for collaborative creativity. In this role he worked on projects in climate and hazard risk, assistive and augmenting technologies, machine learning, virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR/XR) for collaboration and remote guidance in space exploration, site inspection and epidemic control, interactive geovisualisation and spatial and multi-criteria decision support for wicked problems.

Viveka has 25 years of experience in design, technology and creativity research and 10 years in executive leadership taking innovative products and services from invention through to scale. He was a founding member of the Australian Government’s Consumer Data Right Advisory Committee and serves on Advisory Boards to the UTS School of Software and the UTS School of Design.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2021

    PhD Candidate
    UTS Creativity and Cognition Studios

  • 2008

    BSc (Hons) IT, First Class Honours by Research, University Medal
    University of Technology Sydney

  • 1996

    Bachelor of Design
    UNSW College of Fine Arts

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    iAward for Big Data Innovation (NSW Winner, National Merit Award Winner)
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2016-2016

    iAward for Consumer Innovation (NSW Winner, National Merit Award Winner)
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2010-2010

    Early Career Scientist Showcase Winner
    Australasian Cooperative Research Centres Association

  • 2008-2008

    University Medal
    University of Technology Sydney

  • 2006-2006

    Best Content, Web3D Showcase

Current Roles

  • Professional Advisory Board Member
    UTS School of Software, UTS School of Design

  • Startup advisory board member
    Advisor to startups including Nestbox, Nestwell, Seagull, Wriveted

  • Speaker & Conference Contributor
    Responsible Agtech (invited speaker), Future of Meetings (speaker), OzCHI (speaker), SIGGRAPH Asia (emerging technologies juror), WebDirections Product (invited speaker), Agile Australia (panel moderator), etc.

Other highlights

  • 1998-2008

    Beginning by co-founding the Sydney Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH, I went on to convene the GRAPHITE conferences as founding Chair of regional association ANGRAPH, then joined with Prof. YT Lee of SEAGRAPH to propose SIGGRAPH Asia, the largest and most prestigious conference series in computer graphics and interactive techniques in our region.

  • 2021-2021

    Erdős-Bacon number of 7 (Erdős 4 + Bacon 3)

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-2021

    Little Owl, Ethical Tech Design & Venture Studio

  • 2015-2019

    Head of New Things
    CHOICE Australia

  • 2014-2015

    Creative Director, ABC R&D
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation

  • 2012-2014

    UX and innovation strategy consultant, ABC Innovation
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation

  • 2006-2015

    Design & Strategy Consultant
    Startups, corporates and non-profits

  • 2002-2006

    Founder & Design Director
    Ping Interactive Geospatial

  • 2000-2003

    Lecturer & Tutor
    UNSW, UTS, AFTRS, Silicon Graphics Centre

  • 1999-2000

    Hypermedia Designer
    Beyond International / Brainwaave

  • 1997-1998

    Creative Director, Multimedia R&D
    Optus Vision

  • 1996-1996

    Web Design Lead
    Australian Net Guide

  • 1994-1995

    Web Designer

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2021-2021

    Professional Advisory Board Member, UTS School of Design

  • 2019-2021

    Professional Advisory Board member, UTS School of Software

  • 2018-2019

    Consumer Data Right Advisory Committee Member

  • 2018-2019

    Visiting Scientist, CSIRO

  • 2004-2008

    Chair, ANZGRAPH (Australia/New Zealand Association for Computer Graphics)