Maria Milosavljevic

Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Dr Maria Milosavljevic is the NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. In her role, Dr Milosavljevic works across the NSW government and consults with industry leaders and research groups, as well as Commonwealth, state and overseas governments to ensure a collaborative approach to cyber security. She will develop standards with NSW government agencies to streamline their approach to cyber security.

Prior to moving to NSW Government, Dr Milosavljevic was the Chief Innovation Officer and CISO of AUSTRAC where she led the creation of an Innovation Hub and leading-edge data analytics / AI capabilities for the Fintel Alliance, a world-first public-private partnership between AUSTRAC and its public and private sector partners. Previously as the CIO and CISO at the Australian Crime Commission she was the key driver in the establishment of the National Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability which won several awards including an iAward and an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Digital Disrupter Award.

Dr Milosavljevic completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence on a prestigious scholarship from the Microsoft Research Institute, graduated from ANU with an Executive Masters of Public Administration from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). As a data scientist, Dr Milosavljevic has developed several world-first and award-winning solutions to difficult problems in the private and public sector throughout her 25 year career. She has also published widely and has been a keynote speaker for a range of conferences globally.