UNSW's Chief Information Officer takes home prestigious IT award

15 Mar 2024
Dr Chrissy Burns receiving her Education Technology Leader award

Dr Christine Burns has won Education Technology Leader at the recent iTnews Benchmark Awards. 

In recognition of the fantastic work Dr Chrissy Burns and her team have undertaken during the last 15 months, she was awarded the Education Technology Leader award at the recent 2024 iTnews Benchmark Awards. The award was presented at a gala dinner on Wednesday 13 March at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney.

The Education Technology Leader award recognises the leaders behind the breadth of projects delivered in higher education that transform their technology towards global trends.

“I am the face of a very talented and dedicated team and was delighted to receive this award to recognise all the hard work that they have undertaken in partnership with colleagues from other parts of UNSW over the last year,” said Dr Burns.

Dr Burns joined as UNSW’s CIO in 2022 to drive technology strategy by leading a multi-year program of transformation works. This includes establishing sound digital foundations in cyber, integration, AI, automation and cloud, the challenge of simplifying the University’s technology footprint and aligning IT support with the University’s innovation initiatives.

iTnews is an Asia Pacific technology trade media. For over a decade, their iTnews Benchmark Awards have given organisations, their IT leaders and teams an opportunity to gain recognition for their innovation and the value they have delivered to government, industry and the public.

The awards ceremony was attended by IT leaders and teams from a breadth of industries. Many of these are responsible for some of Australia's most notable IT projects, including CommBank, Woolworths, the Australian Tax Office and David Jones.