George Quezada

George Quezada
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Innovation Scientist
  • Organisation: Data61, CSIRO
  • State/Region: Victoria
  • Country: Australia

Dr George Quezada is an innovation scientist with the Data61 Insight Team undertaking research on digital disruption and technological innovation, and how government policies, organisational and industry structures, and related institutions shape essential service provision.

He recently led a scenario planning process on the future of construction and established CSIRO’s Urban Living Lab initiative, which is identifying and developing special purpose innovation zones in new urban development areas.

Dr Quezada has published over 30 journal papers and reports.

Prior to CSIRO, Dr Quezada was an organisational psychologist working in applied research and organisational consulting. His research centred on the management of innovation in R&D organisations and knowledge-service firms, while most of his consulting practice was within the engineering and infrastructure sector, undertaking organisational reviews and improvement projects, and building effective teams and leadership capability.

Dr Quezada is taking a lead role on digital/smart cities and digital infrastructure within Data61.