Catherine Caruana McManus
- Director at Meshed Pty Ltd
Catherine Caruana-McManus is a global expert in smart cities and digital transformation and is the founder of Giant Ideas for Smart Cities (facebook.com/smartcitiesIoT) a Director of Meshed, a Sydney based IoT integration company as well as a Director with KPMG’s Advisory IoT Practice. Catherine has been recognised by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation Initiative as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and innovators in big data and smart cities.
Catherine is on the Board of Hypercat Australia (hypercat.io) on the Advisory Board for UoW SMART facility and is the Chairperson of the IoT Alliance Australia Smart Cities and Industry Engagement Work Stream.
As a serial disrupter, Catherine has launched many successful internet businesses such as Australia’s first real estate portal, yellowpages.com.au and whitepages.com.au. Prior to her current roles, Catherine was the Director of IBM’s Smarter Cities business for ANZ and has held other executive positions for PMP Limited, Telstra and MC2 Consulting.
Catherine holds university qualifications in Urban Planning (BaSc), Economics (BaSc), Management (Dip.) and Finance (Grad Cert.). Catherine is an Ambassador for White Lion as well as an advocate for ESTEAM and mentoring for young people.