Professor Andy Koronios is the CEO and Managing Director of SmartSat and was the lead in the successful bid for the CRC. Professor Koronios’ most recent position prior to this was as Dean of Industry & Enterprise at the University of South Australia. Previously, he spent 15 years as the Head of the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences, at the University of South Australia. Professor Koronios holds academic qualifications in Electrical Engineering, Computing and Education and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Professor Koronios has extensive experience in both commercial and academic environments and his research interests include information quality, management & governance, analytics and the strategic exploitation of information. He has established two University Research Labs and a funded Research Centre and was the Research Program Leader for System Integration & Interoperability in the Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM). He has worked both as a consultant as well as a professional speaker on Information Technology issues in Australia and Southeast Asia and has over 25 years’ experience in the academic environment. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Founding Fellow of the International Institute of Engineering Asset Management, Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Information Quality. In September 2021, Professor Koronios was conferred as an Emeritus Professor of the University of South Australia and was recently honoured as a Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).