• Trusted advisor on IT Architecture, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and the Internet of Things
  • Published White Papers and Redbooks on Information Systems Architectures and Integrated Operations
  • Certified Distinguished IT Architect, The Open Group
  • Networked with other IT professionals in Australia and around the globe
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology
  • Early adopter of Workfolio
  • Subject Matter Expert in Big Data & Analytics, Cloud and the Internet of Things
  • Sold and delivered multiple projects >$10 Million and delivered >$30 Million in Annual Revenues
  • Regular public speaker at conferences and events


Ross Collins
We are fast approaching the age of the Continuous Enterprise. Data from the field and from customer interactions will be continuously collected, integrated and blended with artificial intelligence to provide continuous insights. Are you ready?
Digital Transformation Specialist | Enterprise Architect | Chief Technical Officer | Systems Integrator | Consulting Practice Leader with significant Australian and global experience.

Thought leadership, solutions, sales and delivery in Retail & Consumer Goods, Natural Resources (Oil & Gas, Mining), Energy Utilities, Telecommunications, Transport and Financial Sectors.

Specialties: Digital Transformation, eCommerce, Enterprise Architecture, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Solution Architecture, IT Strategy, Consulting Practice Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Application Integration


  1. -
    Chief Digital Officer, Cnetric

    Leading sales, marketing and delivery of Digital Transformation programs through implementations of eCommerce, Order Management, Customer Experience Analytics, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence. Global responsibility for revenues in Digital Transformation with clients including Claro (Telco, Latin America), Verifone (Telco, USA), IIE (Education, USA), Just Group (Retail, Australia), and Luxottica (Europe). Global responsibility for sales through business partners including IBM.

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    Executive IT Architect - Watson IoT, IBM

    Providing industry expertise, architecture solutions and presales support for Big Data, the Internet of Things and Asset Performance Management solutions across Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN.

  3. The Open Group - Distinguished IT Architect

    Certification - The Open Group

    Distinguished IT Architect

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    CTO - Natural Resources, IBM

    Directed all services and solutions and ensured fit-for-purpose for Natural Resources (Mining, Oil & Gas) in Australia and Chemicals & Petroleum clients globally, with emphasis on solutions for Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Cognitive Computing. Advised clients and business partners on IBM’s services and solutions

  5. -
    Patner - Global Business Services, IBM

    Managed sales and solutions of large-scale Systems Integration and Information Management implementations for clients in the Natural Resources, Energy Utilities and Telecommunications industries (100 consultants managed)

  6. -
    Principal Consultant, PwC, New York

    Consulted in the areas of Enterprise Application Integration, Information Architecture, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for Capital Markets, Investment and Commercial Banking and Insurance clients. Roles covered technical consultancy and project management of teams ranging from 5 to 20.

  7. -
    Project Manager, UBS, New York

    IT Project Manager for this major Swiss Bank

  8. -
    Software Engineer, UBS, Zurich

    Software Engineer for this major Swiss Bank and their Zurich headquarters

  9. -
    Software Engineer, SWIFT, Brussels

    Software Engineer for the Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications, Brussels, Belgium

Proudest Accomplishment

Building a Consulting Practice from 2 to 100 Systems Integrators, Architects & Project Managers

Experience Highlights

  • Chief Digital Officer - Global
  • Executive IT Architect - Watson Internet of Things
  • Chief Technology Officer - Natural Resources
  • Partner - Global Business Services

Education Highlights

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Information Technology
    Queensland university of technology
  • Certified Distinguished IT Architect
    The open Group


  • BMW Club Queensland
    Motorsport, club drives, public speaking
  • Berkeley Medical PTY LTD
    PRO-BONO IT Architecture for GP Practice


  • #1
    australia's largest capital project
  • #1
    australia's first 3G network
  • $30M
    Annual Revenue Generated


  • Digital transformation
  • Big DAta & ANalytics
  • Systems Integration

Questions & Answers

What are you working on at the moment?
Insights at the speed of NOW
  • Enabled by a Big Data Fabric
  • Empowering the Continuous Enterprise
  • What is a "Big Data Fabric"?
    A modern, cloud-based architecture that empowers Data Citizens with self-service Data Integration, Data Virtualisation, Data Preparation & Blending, Data Visualisation, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    What is the "Continuous Enterprise"
    Insights, gained from machine learning and other advanced analytical techniques, are produced and consumed continuously, enabling decision-making, optimisation and innovation in real-time. It's about removing bottlenecks, both technical and organisational, to really enable the speed of NOW.
    How can I find out more?
    Read the blogs below and/or contact me directly


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