Liz Coulter

Previous Director, IT Services, The University of Auckland; THETA Programme Chair

Elizabeth chairs the THETA 2017 Programme Committee and undertook this role while Director, IT Services at the University of Auckland.

She has more than 28 years’ experience working in IT in a variety of disciplines and industries in Australia, UK and New Zealand from both a strategic and operational perspective. In the last 16 years Elizabeth has worked in senior roles in higher education including Director, IT Services at the University of Auckland and Associated Director at the University of Queensland.  During this time she actively participated in Australian and New Zealand IT communities. She has been Chair of the NZ Universities Information and Communications Technology Committee (ICTC) and a member of the Council of Australian Universities of Directors (CAUDIT) Executive.

Previously, she was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite); and President and then Past President of the Executive Committee of Tuakiri, New Zealand’s Access Federation for the NZ research and education sector. While at UQ, she jointly established and organised the AusCERT Asia Pacific IT Security Conference and was Chair for 8 years.

For the past three years, Elizabeth has supported the Women in IT Conference at Auckland University, where she invitee IT professionals, academics, students and alumni for a day-long discussion on mentoring, diversity and encouraging more young people to consider a career in ICT.

Elizabeth holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from The University of Queensland (UQ).

Elizabeth is the Programme Chair on THETA 2017’s Organising Committee.

Connecting Minds. Creating the Future.

Enhancing Technology Innovation Through Diversity of Thought

Pink Room

Abstract Innovation and digital transformation are terms that we hear extensively in the IT space.  In University IT teams we are often talking about digital innovation and how we can use technology to create that competitive edge and develop the “University of the Future”, the digital campus. Research has shown that to create greater diversity […]

Technology Innovation and Service Management