Mitch Levy is General Manager – ICT Services & Cyber Security, Department of Human Services. 

Mitch has a 25 year ICT career spread across private enterprise and the Commonwealth Government. He started his ICT career working at the Canberra Building Society converting an existing bureau service into an in-house maintained ICT environment. Mitch then spent a number of years working at the Australian Taxation Office in various roles: Operations Manager; Systems Programmer; ICT Manager; and finally setting up a program to implement Information Management and Analytics into the ATO. Mitch worked at ComSuper as the Chief Technology Officer before moving to the Department of Human Services in 2008 to assume responsibility for Infrastructure and Telecommunications.

Since that date, he has worked across a number of ICT programs at DHS: ICT Infrastructure Integration; Telecommunications Transition; Strategic Vendor Management & Sourcing; and his current role looking after ICT Services and Cyber Security.

Mitch will present will present on Day 2 in Symposium 8 with Michael Fieldhouse.

The Dandelion Program: The Australian Government Department of Human Services and Hewlett-Packard Australia, together with Specialist People Foundation commenced “The Dandelion Program” in September 2014 to provide skilled employment for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program creates teams of people within an innovative delivery model to support software testing within DHS using HPs market leading testing methods and tools.  The program has broken down commonly held stereotypes with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace.