March 18-20, 2019

Winning with Digital


William Confalonieri

William Confalonieri

  • Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
  • Deakin University Australia

William Confalonieri is Chief Digital Officer and Vice-President with Deakin University Australia, originally being appointed Deakin’s first CIO in January 2012. He is representative of the new breed of digital leaders who are focused on digitally driven enterprise strategy, with special emphasis on creating competitive advantage through the orchestration of digital ecosystems and organisational change to deliver premium experiences to stakeholders.

William is a recipient of the 2017 ComputerWorld/IDG Premier 100 Global Technology Leader Award, is a finalist for the 2017 ‘Australian CIO of the Year’ ITNews Benchmark Awards (TDB Feb 2017), has been awarded 2016 ‘CIO of the Year’ by the Australian Executive Awards/CEO Magazine, was named and worldwide showcased ‘Global Digital Leader’ by Gartner Symposium 2016, was a Finalist for the 2015 ‘Australian CIO of the Year’ ITNews Benchmark Awards and was named 2014 ‘Australian CIO of the Year’ - ITNews Benchmark Awards.

William was elected President of McKinnon Secondary College after serving many years as a Council member, and advisor to the Victorian Government – Victorian Public Sector Commission. He is also non-executive Director of VERNet Pty Ltd and a member of the Advisory Board of Code for Australia.

William has postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science, Business Administration, Negotiation and Economics. He is a certified enterprise architect and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.