Dr Steve Hodgkinson

CIO / Department of Human Services

Steve is the CIO for the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services and Director of the Business Technology & Information Management branch.

He was previously the global Chief Analyst for Public Sector for the UK-based research and advisory services firm Ovum. In his 8 years as with Ovum he authored research reports on a range of ICT management issues in the public sector and advised governments across the Asia Pacific and ANZ regions. His personal research agenda was focused on the CIO role, shared services and cloud services as a catalyst for ICT-enabled productivity and service delivery innovation. 

Prior to joining Ovum he was the Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy and Deputy CIO for the Victorian State government in Melbourne. Steve was responsible for eGovernment and IT strategy across the State Government’s departments and agencies for 5 years.

Prior to this he founded and sold an e-commerce company, movinghome.com.au, and worked in a range of executive and consulting roles in the government and utility sectors in Europe and Australasia. 

He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a first class honours degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Specialties: Steve is a strategy professional, with skills in "seeing the wood from the trees" in the technology landscape. He is an excellent communicator who can engage business and IT audiences. He is insightful, and able to "join the dots" in practical and meaningful ways to reveal trends and define practical strategic choices and directions.