Dr Maria Milosavljevic

Government Chief of Information Security Officer / NSW Government

Dr Maria Milosavljevic is the NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO). She works across NSW government, with Commonwealth, State and overseas governments, industry and academia to ensure a collaborative approach to cyber security. Her role focuses on building improved prevention, detection and a streamlined response to cyber security. Milosavljevic is also an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Cyber Security Committee.

Prior to moving to NSW Government, Dr Milosavljevic was the CIO and CISO of AUSTRAC where she led the creation of leading-edge data analytics / AI technology and an Innovation Hub for the Fintel Alliance, a world-first public-private partnership between AUSTRAC and its public and private sector partners. 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 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.