Vladas Leonas

Dr Vladas Leonas is an internationally recognised senior technology executive. For more than 20 years Dr Leonas has held executive positions including Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), specialising in business development, turnarounds and transformation.

Dr Leonas has a wealth of experience in both public and private sectors, holding positions in infrastructure, construction, telecommunications and technology services industries. He is currently the Director of GovDC and Marketplace within the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. Previously he was the Director of Operations and Infrastructure at UNSW, and prior to that he held CIO positions at various transport agencies such as Sydney Motorway Corporation and Transport for NSW. Dr Leonas is also well versed in the telecommunications industry, holding senior positions at Telstra for nine years, including General Manager of Technology.

Dr Leonas has a distinguished list of executive and board experience, most recently serving as a Member of the ICT Advisory Board for NSW Treasury ICT Reform. He is also an accomplished public speaker, attending 50 conferences around the world as a keynote speaker or panellist.

Dr Leonas has authored and co-authored articles in over 50 publications and holds a number of Australian and International patents. Dr Leonas holds a Doctor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Board Director Diploma (GAICD) from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.