Dr Maria Milosavljevic is the inaugural Chief Data Integration Officer at the Department of Defence. In this role, she is responsible for establishing a new Data Division and working across the Department to deliver the Defence Data Strategy. Dr Milosavljevic joined Defence from Services Australia where she spent 3 years, first as the inaugural Chief Data Officer (CDO) where she was similarly responsible for establishing a new Data and Analytics Division, and defining and championing the agency’s data and analytics strategy.
Dr Milosavljevic also chaired the whole of government Data Champions Executive and Network at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she championed the innovative and appropriate use of data across the Commonwealth Government. Most recently, as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Services Australia, she was responsible for building improved cyber security practices and capabilities, and providing consistent and reliable services across the agency as well as to many partner agencies, under the whole of government platform and services agenda.
Dr Milosavljevic is also an Honorary Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Australian National University (ANU). Dr Milosavljevic was also previously the Chief Information Officer at the Australian Crime Commission. She completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence with the Microsoft Research Institute, graduated from ANU with an Executive Master of Public Administration from ANZSOG, and is a graduate of the AICD.