Steve is the director of Ovum’s Government practice in Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of Ovum’s Public Sector and Health Sciences team. He authors research reports and advises federal and state government executives and CIOs on a range of e-government strategy and ICT purchasing and management decisions.
The major focus of Steve’s research work is on leading-edge thinking and practise about the use and management of IT in government agencies. He covers e-government strategy, the public sector CIO role, shared services and cloud computing, and aims to provide practical guidance for executive decision-makers by explaining the relevance and impact of technology developments.
Steve is regularly asked to present at industry conferences and public sector events around the world on ICT trends and issues in public sector ICT.
Prior to joining Ovum, he was the Deputy CIO and Director of eGovernment Strategy & Policy for the Victoria state government in Melbourne for five years. Steve was responsible for e-government and IT strategy across the state government’s departments and agencies. He led a program of activity to establish the Office of the CIO and implement shared services and infrastructure consolidation initiatives.
Steve has a depth of business and IT strategy experience with large public and private sector organizations in Europe and Australasia. He also founded and sold an e-commerce company.
He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a first-class honours degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand. His doctorate was focused on the role of CIO functions in large multi-business organizations.