Industry Advisory Group

The members of the School of Computing and Information Systems’ Industry Advisory Group provide valuable insights on the School’s strategic planning, teaching, research and engagement programs.

Each member acts as a proxy for the external stakeholders in their field of expertise. They have been selected to cover a wide range of industry sectors (including both private and public organisations), expertise, roles and responsibilities.

The Industry Advisory Group meets several times throughout the year with the goal of on increasing industry involvement with the School’s activities, including input into:

  • The curriculum
  • Presentation of guest lectures
  • Real-world case studies
  • Industry-based projects
  • Site visits
  • Preparation for employment

Members are also invited to attend relevant School activites, such as the Endeavour Exhibition & Awards, or briefings for the new Melbourne Connect.


Academic Lead

Professor Marcello La Rosa
Deputy Head of School (Engagement)

IAG Secretary

Ms Laura Juliff
Research Project Officer
Telephone: +61 3 8344 3149

Member list

Name Position
Branko Panich (Chair) Grant Thornton Consulting
Frank Arrigo Amazon Web Services
Yann Burden DC Power Co
Rod Dilnutt Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Steven Godinho Genix Ventures Pty Ltd
Peter Shi Computing & Information Systems Students Association (CISSA)
Graeme Port Infinuendo
Stuart Richardson Adventure Capital and York Butter Factory
Johnny Smoes Zanity
Christian Venter Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd