Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

For more than three decades Rob Livingstone has amassed senior managerial experience, substantially as CIO in multinational corporations. He is also an author, columnist, speaker and regular news media commentator on the implications of new and disruptive technologies.

As a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT, Rob lectures to higher‐degree students on leadership, strategy and innovation. He is also a Research Associate at UTS's Communications Law Centre, an independent non‐profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy.

Since 2010, Rob has been running his advisory practice, Rob Livingstone Advisory Pty Ltd, and is now a sought‐after mentor, consultant and industry advisor.

Rob’s latest book 'Direction through Disruption', deals with one of the most serious career challenges facing us today – how to plan and pursue a successful knowledge intensive career in the age of globalisation and disruptive digital technologies.

His earlier book, 'Navigating through the Cloud', has provided invaluable insight to a wide range of corporations weighing up the risks and rewards that so many new technologies embody.


  • –present
    Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney


  • 1995 
    Deakin University, MBA (Technology Management)
  • 1990 
    University of NSW, MEngSci (Industrial Engineering)
  • 1977 
    Witwatersrand University, South Africa, BScEng (Mechanical)


  • 2014
    Direction through Disruption., Book. [ISBN 978-1500136819]
  • 2011
    Navigating through the Cloud, Book [ISBN 978-146115285]