Maree Adshead

Maree Adshead

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Open Data Institute Queensland

Maree is the founding CEO of the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODI Queensland). The ODI’s mission is to connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. ODI Queensland, now completing its second year, is already recognised not just within Queensland, but nationally and internationally, as a leader in bringing business, industry, academia and government together to utilise government data as a strategic resource.

Maree’s career began in the legal profession, as partner of a tier one national law firm. 10 years later, Maree co-founded a software start-up which achieved great success and which was the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in innovation.

Maree is one of the six civil society representatives on the interim working group which is co-designing Australia’s first National Open Government Action Plan. She is also a member of a number of public sector open data advisory groups.

Past industry representative roles include past Chair of the Technology Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and past Chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Industry Association Queensland (AIIA).

In 2012 Maree received the prestigious Women in Technology ICT Outstanding Achievement Award which recognises the achievements of outstanding women within Queensland’s ICT industries and was delighted to be the 2015 Patron of TechGirls are Superheros.

Speaking at the following:

14:15 - 14:50
Presentation: Trends in Open Data

Taking advantage of open data for enterprise. Developing an open data strategy and transformative approach. Data for good – driving the social agenda.