Adrian Dillon

    Adrian Dillon is a respected IT leader with over 35 years’ experience with both the Government and Higher Education sectors. For the last decade Adrian has led both the development and evolution of the University of Tasmania’s digital transformation strategy and subsequent delivery of key digital projects and initiatives in the areas of eResearch, learning and teaching, administration, enabling services and infrastructure and an overarching cyber security ecosystem.

    He led the digital and cyber planning for the establishment of a Defence industry hub and associated CUF, requiring the University to undertake the DISP accreditation process. An associated focus was maturing capability in the eResearch area for the secure provision of on-island High Performance compute and storage resources and cloud compute services as a primary node of the nationally distributed NeCTAR cluster.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • Bachelor Information Systems (UTAS)
    • iAward (Tas) 2017 for Public Sector & Government – eResearch Ecosystem. 2nd Nationally.
    • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) 2017 National Winner – ICT/Telecommunications Project of the Year – Skype for Business
    • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) 2020 National Winner – ICT/Telecommunications Project of the Year – Meeting Experience Improvement
    • Distinguished Service Medal 2022 (UTAS)
    • Council of Australasian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT) Meritorious Award 2022 for contributions to the Higher Education sector

    Career History

    • Chief Information Officer (UTAS) – 4 Years
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer (UTAS) – 6 Years
    • Associate Director Infrastructure & Operations (UTAS) – 10 Years
    • Manager Desktop Management Services (UTAS) – 3 Years
    • Senior Systems Administrator (UTAS) – 2 Years
    • Network & Systems Administrator (TDR) – 10 Years
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