Warwick Calkin, University of Western Australia
chief information officer
Warwick Calkin leads the information technology team at University of Western Australia (UWA) in developing and driving digital transformation. He has more than three decades of experience in information technology and has held in senior IT leadership roles in a number of industry verticals such as mining, telecommunications, as well as roles in utilities, software development, and wagering and gaming. He recently led UWA in deploying online learning to support students and staff impacted by social distancing measures amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Originally conceived to support the university’s international students who were unable to get to Australia to resume their studies due to travel restrictions, the online learning platform has since been extended to support the online learning, communication, and collaboration needs of thousands of UWA students and staff who are working remotely.