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Rachel Dixon

Head of Identity, Digital Transformation Office, Australian Government

Biography

Rachel Dixon is Head of Identity at the Digital Transformation Office. She is among the most prominent Australian experts on technology and culture. Her professional background encompasses IT and telecommunications, and film, television and new media production, and she’s worked on major projects involving all the very latest buzzwords including big data, blockchain, biometrics and soft-AI.

In former lives Rachel has worked for Suncorp as Executive Program Manager for Business Transformation, as COO at Viocorp, GM – Australia for thePlatform for Media, and GM at Massive Interactive. She has also been a Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications, Deputy Chair at Choice (the Australian Consumers Association), as well as several small software companies. In 1998 she co-founded FIBRE, a telecommunications company servicing the Motion Picture Post Production and VFX industry. She is a past Director and Chair of several other media, software and telecommunications companies and a former senior executive with Film Australia and Film Victoria. She has produced and executive produced several hundred film and television projects, many of which won major awards.

Rachel has also delivered many keynotes on technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence and is particularly interested in the impacts of culture upon technology and vice-versa.

In 2012 the Australia Interactive Media Industry Association awarded Rachel its “Outstanding contribution to Industry Award.”