Kerry Holling

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Western Sydney University, Australia


Kerry Holling joined Western Sydney University in July 2011 and is the Chief Information and Digital Officer. He has university-wide responsibility for Digital Strategy and Innovation, Solutions and Project Services, IT Operations, Digital Security and Risk, Procurement and Planning Services, and frontline Academic and Campus-based support. Kerry is also a member of the University Executive.

Kerry is the Secretary of CAUDIT (Council of Australian University Directors of IT) and also chairs the NSW Chapter (NAUDIT). He is also on the Board of the AAF (Australian Access Federation).
From 2007 until 2011 he was the CIO for what is now called the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. Previously, he was the Australian CIO for Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1998), Compaq Computers (1998-2002) and Hewlett-Packard (2002-2006).

This provided him with invaluable insights into the technology sector, the operation of large commercial businesses, and the impacts of technology enabled disruption on both consumer expectations and corporate strategy.

My Sessions

Journey to a smart campus featuring Western Sydney University

Red Room

An entire new generation of students, born with mobility and the internet are coming to your campus today.   Wearables, Smart Phones, Connected Devices, Streaming iTunes/TV, Social Media and gaming– are all second nature to them. These new ‘Digital Natives’ are learning, consuming, interacting and collaborating on campus digitally in new ways unlike before. And an […]

Business Solutions

The Great Debate: Do Universities’ Best Days Lie Ahead?

Orange Room = ASB Auditorium/Theatre

Thought provoking and entertaining, this structured debate will definitely be fun. MC of the debate – Liz Gosling, CIO, Auckland University of Technology Affirmative Lead:  Rob Allen, Professor of Social History, Te Ara Poutama Faculty Office, Auckland University of Technology John O’Brien Margi Jantti Negative Lead:  Kerry Holling, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Information Technology […]