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Carol Avis

Group Manager Information Services, MidCoast Water

About Carol Avis

Carol is an experienced, dynamic, commercially astute Technology Leader, a creative thinker and innovator. Carol has two decades of experience building Technology vision to achieve strategic business goals, developing Technology plans to achieve business vision, and then successfully leading in the execution of that planning. Carol's experience includes creating technology strategy to achieve organisational goals; managing IT project portfolios and technology operations; planning and managing technology budgets. Her experience is across the several industries -- especially utilities and education, as well as in Start ups. Carol's interpersonal skills are excellent.

Carol's specialties include translating business goals and technology vision into pragmatic technology solutions; designing and implementing creative Wide Area Networks - especially in geographically isolated regions; integrating and simplifying geographically distributed technology infrastructures and systems following corporate mergers/acquisitions; and providing Technology Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning. Carol has a strong knowledge of and experience with multi-utilities, enterprise and business, and education. This combination is backed by a Masters of Science in Computing as well as a Masters of Education, backed with strong experience in both sectors.

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