Niranjan Prabhu – Australian Catholic University

Niranjan Prabhu is currently working as the CIO & Director of Information Technology at the Australian Catholic University, leading IT transformation agenda across multiple teams in Australia. Preceding this appointment Niranjan was employed by The University of Melbourne where he held multiple titles since 2011, including as CIO & Executive Director – Digital, Director – Enterprise Solutions and Director – Strategy & Planning. In these positions, Niranjan was responsible for the development of the IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Roadmaps to lead multi-disciplinary teams in selecting, planning, designing and deploying technologies to meet institutional strategic objectives and agreed service requirements. Prior to joining the Higher Education Sector Niranjan held senior management roles at HP, EDS, Colonial Bank and made significant contribution in establishing, developing and leading execution of ICT strategic plans. Niranjan has a Masters of Digital Communication from Monash University. Niranjan is also board member of the Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT) and Australian Access Federation and has presented conference papers on student portals, enterprise architecture, technology innovation and cloud technologies.