Michael O'Leary | Assistant Director-General and CIO
Department of Education and Training Queensland | Australia

Michael O'Leary, Assistant Director-General and CIO, Department of Education and Training Queensland

Michael O’Leary is the Assistant Director-General and Chief Information Officer in the Information and Technologies Branch of Queensland’s Department of Education (DoE). 
Michael provides strategic advice to the Director-General and statutory agencies on the best use of ICT for the department. 
Being in the role since October 2015, he leads a diverse portfolio; incorporating application development, policy creation, and information management, ICTs for learning, business support, as well as overseeing the provision of ICT services to over 650,000 state school students and staff members across Queensland.
Prior to this role Michael was the Executive Director, Web and Digital Delivery and was responsible for the outward facing platforms including web and eLearning eco-systems.
Michael has spent three decades in the education sector, as a teacher and principal in regional and metropolitan areas as well as in statewide strategic policy. He holds a Masters in Education (Information Technology) from Deakin University.
Michael believes we are on the precipice of another evolution in digital learning and practice and is currently working with his department to prepare for the next stage of technology-enhanced learning.


Day 1 @ 15:20

Panel Discussion: Information in the service of learners

Individualised learning and evidence-based pursuit of improvement in the era of Gonski and the digital classroom requires new approaches to the capture, management and use of education data. The panel will discuss the strategies in Australia and overseas to: 
  • Mobilise of education data to support learners, educators and decision makers
  • Enable a learner-centric approach to information management across products and organisations
  • Support innovative use of technology to capture data and provide insights into learner needs and progress
  • Maintain learner privacy and trust in data transactions

Expo Main Stage - Day One @ 11:00

The NSIP Interoperability Challenge 2018

The theme of the 2018 Interoperability Challenge is Learner Centric Data Management.

System solution providers will present to a panel of education CIOs ways they have identified how critical information about the student could be made available in the context of learning and decision-making to support optimal learning outcomes.

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