Ms Kate Carruthers

Ms Kate Carruthers

Chief Data Officer

Graduate Diploma in Terrorism & Security Studies - Charles Sturt University

Master of Tertiary Education - University of Melbourne

Master of Management - Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Graduate Certificate of Business - University of Sydney

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UNSW Planning and Performance

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, is the Head of Business Intelligence for the UNSW AI Institute and, until recently, was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She has recently completed postgraduate studies in terrorism and security.

She was a foundation member of the NSW Government Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board and is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director* program for cybersecurity.

Kate was certified in information security in 2017, was awarded: Graduate Diploma in Terrorism and Security Studies from Charles Sturt University, Master of Tertiary Education (Management) from University of Melbourne, and Master of Management (Macquarie University).

She is co-founder of several startups, and has extensive experience in senior executive roles, working for diverse organisations such as Citibank, General Electric, AMP, Westfield (now Scentre Group), and NSW Treasury. Kate has extensive experience in the successful delivery of digital, data, ICT, and change projects across organisations of diverse sizes.

Previously Kate lectured in postgraduate information systems and accounting at Macquarie University. She also delivered TAFE level courses in business and management in the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

Kate was co-founder of two Internet of Things (IoT) startups (Moorescloud with Mark Pesce, and IoTM) and is currently an adviser to several startups. She was also co-founder of Social Innovation Sydney (with Selena Griffith from 2005-2017), a group that helped change makers connect with one another and built-up networks to drive social innovation in Australia.

Kate is:

 

She was:

  • a foundation member of the NSW Data Analytics Centre advisory board
  • a member of the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong for several years before joining UNSW Sydney
  • a member of the Telstra Industry Advisory Board

She started a podcast with Annie Parker in 2020 – Conversations with Annie & Kate – to profile interesting women around the world.

In 2023 she started the Data Revolution podcast. The Data Revolution podcast is about exploring the intersections between business intelligence, data analytics, AI, privacy, data protection, cyber and information security.

In 2014 Kate was named as one of Australia’s most powerful women in technology by Smart Company magazine. More recently, Kate was named among the 2021 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 (BT150), which is an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organisations. She was also named on the:

In 2023 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by B&T at the Women Leading Tech awards. 

Over the past few years Kate has been working on the front lines of the intersection between data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, data protection, cyber and information security.


* This is an advisory role that provides Microsoft leaders with customer insights, real-world voices and insights

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Phone
+61 2 9385 1000
Location
Room 229, Level 2, Mathews (F23) UNSW SYDNEY 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    De Lorenzo CM; Ashburn E, 2018, 'A cross-disciplinary trailblazer: Creative Village studio', in Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M (ed.), Visual Tools for Developing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity, edn. Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, pp. 97 - 114
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M, 2018, 'The Value of Using Visual Tools to Enable Students, Clients and End Users', in Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M (ed.), Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-117-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Griffith S, 2018, 'Nexus, Collaboration, Innovation: A Model to Support Cross-Disciplinary, Student-Led Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects through Use of Visual Tools.', in Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M (ed.), Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, edn. 1, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-117-1/CGP
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Prescott SW; Spicer PT, 2018, 'Self-directed experimentation and reverse engineering consumer products as a route to learning about complex fluids', in Griffith S; Bliemel M; Carruthers K (ed.), Visual tools for developing cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship capacity, edn. Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-117-1/CGP
  • Edited Books | 2018
    Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M, (eds.), 2018, Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign Illinois, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-117-1/CGP
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Carruthers K, 2016, 'Internet of Things and Beyond: Cyber-Physical Systems', IEEE IoT Newsletter, http://iot.ieee.org/newsletter/may-2016/internet-of-things-and-beyond-cyber-physical-systems.html
  • Conference Posters | 2019
    Frances M; Carruthers K; Betbeder-Matibet L, 2019, 'Research data management: governance, integrity, security', Philadelphia, USA, presented at 13th Research Data Alliance Plenary, Philadelphia, USA, 02 April 2019 - 04 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5cd8ea7e23147
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Spooner C; Carruthers K; Dionne E; Beaulieu C; Lau J; Harris M, 2017, 'Data sharing in multi-site, multi-country trials', presented at NAPCRG Annual Meeting, Montreal, 17 November 2017 - 21 November 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Spooner CJ; Carruthers K; Harris M, 2017, 'Multi-site research and data sharing', presented at Primary Health Care Research Conference, Brisbane, 07 August 2017 - 09 August 2017, http://www.phcris.org.au/conference/2017/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Brian B-S; Carruthers K, 2010, '#c3t The Command & Control of Twitter: On a Socially Constructed Twitter & Applications of the Philosophy of Data', in Proceeding 5th 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology ICCIT2010 Seoul, Korea November 30 - December 2, 2010, IEEE and others, Seoul, Korea, pp. 161 - 165, presented at 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, Seoul, Korea, 30 November 2010 - 02 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCIT.2010.5711049
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Carruthers K; Brian B-S, 2010, '#c3t An Agreeable Swarm: Twitter. the Democratization of Media & Non-localized Proximity', in Proceeding 5th 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology ICCIT2010 Seoul, Korea November 30 - December 2, 2010, IEEE and others, Seoul, Korea, pp. 166 - 169, presented at 5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, Seoul, Korea, 30 November 2010 - 02 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCIT.2010.5711050
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Carruthers KK; Ballsun Stanton B, 2010, '#c3t The Command & Control of Twitter: On a Socially Constructed Twitter & Applications of the Philosophy of Data', in #c3t The Command & Control of Twitter: On a Socially Constructed Twitter & Applications of the Philosophy of Data, IEEE, Seoul South Korea, pp. 161 - 165, presented at 5th ICCIT: 2010 International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology, Seoul South Korea, 30 November 2010 - 02 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCIT.2010.5711049
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Carruthers KK, 2010, '#c3t an agreeable swarm: Twitter, the democratization of media & non-localized proximity', in Ko F; Na Y (ed.), #c3t an agreeable swarm: Twitter, the democratization of media & non-localized proximity, IEEE, Seoul South Korea, pp. 166 - 169, presented at Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT), 2010 5th International Conference, Seoul South Korea, 30 November 2010 - 02 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCIT.2010.5711050

New book, as editor and contributor, due out shortly on Education in the age of Corona: Pandemic pivots and productive portals

In 2018 she edited and contributed to a book which includes 21 chapters on “Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship” (Edited by Griffith, S., Caruthers, K., Bliemel, M.) Common Ground Publishing (Champaign, IL): Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain series.