Rob Bollard

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Chief Information Officer, General Manager, Innovation and Technology Group

IP Australia

Rob Bollard PSM is the Chief Information Officer and the General Manager of the Innovation and Technology Group (ITG) at IP Australia.

Rob is responsible for developing and executing the technology strategy to enable the digital transformation of IP Australia. His team is driving transformation and innovation within the IP ecosystem and leading the research and development of emerging technologies such as advanced machine learning, blockchain, APIs and process automation to deliver capability that supports Australians benefit from their great ideas.  

Rob has extensive experience and a track record for success as an Executive in undertaking major business transformation, delivering alternative service delivery models and business process re-engineering both within Federal and State Government.  He has successfully positioned IP Australia to be one of the first federal government fully digital service delivery agencies enabling it to reimagine future service delivery. IP Australia was recently recognised by the AIIA as delivering the most innovative digital solution nationally within the public sector with their Smart Trade Mark initiative.