Gayan Benedict

Chief Technology Officer

Salesforce New Zealand and Australia

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Dr Gayan Benedict is the Chief Technology Officer of Salesforce Australia and New Zealand, where is accountable for engineering, security and architecture capabilities for the region. Prior to joining Salesforce, Gayan was the CIO of the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he oversaw the delivery of the New Payments Platform, modernisation of the RBA’s banking platforms, and uplifting the bank’s cyber security operations. Prior to the RBA, Gayan was a technology executive at Westpac and Oracle Corporation.In 2023, Gayan became an MIT industry research fellow at the Center for Information Systems Research in the Sloan School of Management. Gayan has represented Australia since 2016 on the ISO Technical Committee for Blockchain Standards, and earlier this year became chair of Standards Australia’s Committee on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

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