Dr Omer Yezdani is the Chief Data Officer at UniSC, providing strategic leadership for the delivery of insights, analytics and information management. This includes data and analytics strategy and implementation, data governance, knowledge management, intelligence and analytical services, records, privacy, load planning and forecasting, Commonwealth Grants, surveys, performance reporting and analysis, surveys, data transformation, storage and business intelligence.
Omer has led strategy, data & analytics, technology and risk in public, private and social enterprise for over 20 years, and advises on business transformation, strategy, data analytics and risk. After completing a degree in Marketing, Omer commenced his career with a major ASX-listed firm, working on next generation technologies. Developing an interest in public policy, he went on to work in the Federal Government for over a decade leading national policy in education, VET and Indigenous affairs. Completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Omer engaged in several high-profile initiatives, as a Senior Advisor and State Director in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Department of Education, before leading business transformation at one of Australia’s most prominent online universities. Following two Excellence Awards, and Latin American Scholarship Award, Omer completed his doctoral research in complex systems at Griffith University, while also lecturing in strategic management, marketing and human resource management. Omer is passionate about education, multiculturalism, and making a positive difference in the lives of others. Omer is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and Non-Executive Director at the Eidos Institute Pty Ltd, an innovative enterprise for social good.