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Dr Terry

Information and communications technology expert.


Dr Terry Cutler is an industry consultant and strategy advisor in the information and communications technology sector. Terry Cutler has authored numerous influential reports and papers on the Digital Economy and innovation.

Current work

He currently holds the following appointments:

Director - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 2002 -
Member - International Advisory Panel, Multimedia Supercorridor (Malaysia), 1998 -
Director - Multimedia University (Universiti Telekom Sdn. Bhd.), Malaysia
Chairman - Advisory Board - Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Chairman - Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), Brisbane
Director - Chunky Move, Melbourne

Terry Cutler is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Management, and the Australian Institute of Public Administration. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queensland University of Technology and in 2003 was awarded Australia’s Centenary Medal.

Previous experience

Government: During 2008 he chaired the Australian Government’s Review of the National Innovation System which culminated in the Report, Venturous Australia.

Testra: Terry Cutler's career started with Telecom Australia, now Telstra. During the 1980's he was part of Telecom's top management team, heading up major corporate restructuring around a customer focus. As Executive Director Corporate Strategy he oversighted Telecom's handling of major regulatory change and the introduction of competition.

Chairman: Terry Cutler has also had a longstanding engagement with public policy. He has served on numerous Government Boards and advisory bodies. Apart from his present appointments, from 1996 to 1997 he was Chairman of Australia's Information Policy Advisory Council. When Chairman of the Industry Research and Development Board from 1996 to 1998, Terry Cutler spearheaded key initiatives in promoting venture capital and industry innovation and oversaw the licensing of the initial Innovation Investment Funds. In 1999 Terry chaired Australia's National Bandwidth Inquiry.

Culture: Terry Cutler also has had a longstanding engagement with cultural institutions. He was President of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from 2002 to 2005. He served as Chairman of the Australia Council from 2001-2002, having previously chaired its New Media Arts Board. He also has previously served as a director of Cinemedia, Film Victoria, Opera Australia, the Council of the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Library Board of Victoria.

Terry Cutler was a huge drawcard for our customers with our registrations exceeding expectations and did not disappoint with his presentation providing interesting and topical content for our customers. He is an engaging speaker that was able to provide great food for thought for our customers. I hope we have the opportunity to work with Terry again. Oracle Corporation
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