Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk is SA Government’s Chief Information Officer, in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia.
With her team, Eva provides critical whole of government technology and cyber security services including email, Whole of Govt Watch Desk, connectivity and collaboration tools that enable more than 100,000 public servants to deliver services to the South Australian community. Eva’s team also drives whole of government strategies for matters including artificial intelligence, connectivity and digital inclusion that impact all agencies.
Prior to this role, Eva worked for Microsoft in Europe, Asia and Australia, including State Director for Microsoft South Australia.
Eva has a PhD in innovation and entrepreneurship from the University of Adelaide, with her thesis focused on the business model strategies of non-profit social enterprises.
Eva is Founder of HerTechPath, a grass-roots social enterprise dedicated to celebrating and inspiring careers for women and girls in the technology sector.
Eva also contributes as a Director for Novita that provides services to people living with a disability, and she is a Trustee of the History Trust of South Australia.