Katie Ford

September 13th, 2019

Katie’s Sessions:

Moderator: Dealing with rapid urbanisation: how smart cities will transform urban life

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Head of Government Business and Stakeholder Relations | CSIRO’s Data61

Katie Ford is a Group Leader at Data61 and the Head of Government Business & Stakeholder Relations. Katie works with governments around Australia to bring Data61’s data-driven innovation and research to the public sphere to help solve complex policy challenges.
Prior to joining Data61, Katie was Corporate Affairs Manager for Intel Australia, leading Intel’s engagement with governments around policies such as smart cities, digital transformation, industry growth, innovation and STEM skills.
Katie has worked for a decade in the Federal Government as a senior policy adviser to Australian Government ministers. Katie has also consulted to a wide variety of Australian and multinational companies, providing public policy and business strategy advice.
Katie holds a Master of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and a combined Law/Arts degree from the University of New South

Wales.