Raju Varanasi is the Chief Information Officer at Catholic Education Office in Western Sydney area of Parramatta – a system of nearly 80 schools, 4000 teachers and 45,000 students. Raju’s responsibilities include Enterprise systems, ICT Program Management Office, Data and analytics for strategy, operations and service enhancement. Prior to this role, Raju was Chief Operating Officer at Education Services Australia in Melbourne for 3 years and General Manager at the NSW Department of Education and Communities for 12 years overseeing Curriculum, Educational Policy and Innovation in both Schools and TAFE. Raju’s key responsibilities included the digital content management, digital platforms for teaching and learning, national sharing networks for collaboration, and promotion of a culture of innovation in educational products and services using ICT. Raju is a Chemical Engineer, an MBA, and an Australian Fulbright Scholar.