Cat Matson is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the City of Brisbane and is charged with the digital transformation of the city as a means of accelerating economic growth and empowering residents and businesses to thrive in a globally-connected, digitally-enabled world.
An experienced digital and startup strategist and respected business leader, Cat takes an “all-of-Brisbane” approach to making it easier to work, grow, learn, contribute to and ultimately live in Brisbane.
The CDO delivers programs to improve digital uptake for small and medium businesses, educates children on coding, supports the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, connects startups with global markets, and ensures Brisbane residents are equipped to participate in the global digital economy.
Cat is a regular panellist and moderator for key industry events, she is a dot-connector, a banality-slayer, a myth-buster and is known for her straight-talking approach.
Brisbane is the second city in the world to appoint a Chief Digital Officer, and is well advanced in the digital transformation journey to becoming a personalised, efficient, inclusive and prosperous smart city.