Occupation: Facilitators & Experts
General Manager of Automation & Innovation at University of Sydney
Steve Blunt is the University of Sydney’s General Manager of the Automation & Innovation, a position he has held since July 2018. Steve is also part of the facilitation team for an upcoming SSE project on AI innovation.
At the University of Sydney, Steve established a dedicated internal automation and AI delivery practice, which was the first of its kind in the Australian higher education sector. The Automation & Innovation Hub (AI Hub) solves problems across the organisation using automation and AI to deliver innovative solutions, with the objective of improving service levels for staff and students. Under Steve’s leadership, the AI Hub has won two separate global automation awards within their first two years, for their ability to deliver value and using cutting-edge innovative solutions.
Steve has also held various senior finance positions within the University of Sydney and prior to that in the manufacturing sector in Canada. His responsibilities spanned management of treasury and banking, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and audit, and business case creation and financial modelling. Steve holds an Executive MBA from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is an active member of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of CPA Canada.