Lynn Warneke is the CIO and Executive Director Corporate Operations at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) Victoria. Her extensive technology and business experience encompasses senior business, IT and consulting roles for a diverse range of organisations – from tech start-up to major commercial enterprise – in both public and private sectors.
Throughout her career, Lynn has consistently worked at the nexus of digital and emerging technologies, business transformation, and customer and staff experience. Her achievements include establishing an innovation lab to create new products and services with emerging technologies; designing and implementing the award-winning Smart Campus strategic program for Deakin University – which included the location-aware and personalised Scout wayfinding app to help students navigate Deakin campuses; and Genie, an AI-enabled ‘smart’ digital assistant for all 60,000 students. At DPC Lynn has delivered a comprehensive ‘digital workplace’ program that enabled DPC’s transition to new, more productive and flexible ways of working through a human-centred redesign of the physical workplace, an integrated people change program, and introduction of new tools and technologies enabling Victorian public servants and Cabinet to work anywhere, at any time.
Lynn has been a member of the ACS Victoria Branch Executive Committee since 2018 and was appointed to the role of Vice Chair in 2020. She also serves on the ACS’s national Digital Enablement Standing Committee and National Diversity & Inclusion Council, and is ACS representative on the Standards Australian MB-279 Innovation Management Committee. She is a judge for the national #TechDiversity Awards and the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards, and is recognised as an advocate for two interconnected outcomes: ensuring technology is inclusive and usable for everyone, and increasing diversity in the tech sector.