At Open Orbit, we use technology innovation to augment human judgment – our mission is to provide algorithmically guided problem-solving for business process effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance. Our focus is on creating capability within service organisations to look at their own work from a different lens so that change is created from within, rather than driven by external agents of change. Digitising how problems are solved, creates a step-change in productivity.

Building on our commercial success with the technology platform, we are now expanding our allied services offering. This means growing the team with skills that bring change and transformation experience from large organisations, expand to more industry sectors, have the capability to advise clients at a program governance level on how to get the most from this technology, and what makes for successful change and tangible outcomes.

As a first step in that direction, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Vinita Deodhar has joined us as Chief Product Officer. Vinita brings extensive experience in leading outcomes-based culture change in the NSW public sector. She is a seasoned senior executive with deep experience in leading change and enhancing enterprise performance in complex environments. In Government, her experience spans NSW Treasury, Education, Environment, Climate Change and Water, and Investment NSW. A well-rounded leader, Vinita brings expertise from across public and private sectors covering strategy, governance, general management, budgeting, public policy, applied economics, marketing, and advertising.

At NSW Treasury, Vinita led NSW Government transformation to a more outcome-focused culture – embedding citizen and customer outcomes at the centre of strategic planning, resource allocation, and delivery. She cast the vision for these reforms, built change momentum and helped operationalise them across the sector. Through the pandemic, she led the rapid start-up and scale-up of Skilling for Recovery/Job Trainer in 2020, a key economic recovery initiative of NSW and Australian Governments.

Vinita holds non-executive positions on boards and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business, Western Sydney University.

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