Full biographyCatherine Caruana-McManus is responsible for advising organisations on IBM's Smarter Cities Initiative for sustainable and intelligent urban eco-systems across water, education, infrastructure, transport, health and energy use in the built environment.
Catherine has over 20 years experience across the digital media, communications, geo-spatial and urban development sectors.
Prior to joining IBM in 2006, Catherine held senior executive roles for MC2 Consulting, PMP Ltd and Telstra.
Some of her most notable projects being the founding member of the first real estate portal in Australia and White Pages OnlineTM, the planning for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and planning for the roll-out of Australia's first mobile and broadband networks.
Catherine is a NSW Committee Member for the Australian Information Industry Association as well as currently involved in a number of industry based smarter cities initiatives. Catherine has university qualifications in urban planning, economics and market research.