Travels from: New South Wales
One of Australia’s most respected digital and technology leaders
Categories: Communication, Innovation, Inspirational, Interesting Ideas, Leadership, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Jamila Gordon is CEO and Founder of Lumachain, a technology platform that disrupts traditional enterprise supply chains, globally. She is one of Australia’s most respected digital and technology leaders. In 2018, Jamila was selected by Microsoft to be their global Awardee in the 2018 International Women Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Her background includes roles as Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas Airways and Leighton Holdings/CIMIC, and prior to this, as a global executive with IBM based in Europe, leading some of IBM's largest transformational 'mega-deals' with Solectron Manufacturing, AXA Insurance and ABN AMRO Bank.
Jamila has a deep understanding of the corporate world from both a technology and business perspective, and an extensive network spanning the business, technology, start-up and VC worlds, both in Australia and globally.
Jamila’s professional success is made more remarkable by her personal story. She arrived in Australia at the age of 18 having escaped the Somali civil war alone and being virtually homeless in Kenya.
Upon arriving in Australia, Gordon began a nine-month course in English at a TAFE college in St George, Sydney before moving to the Gymea campus to complete a diploma in accounting. Jamila then went on to study a Bachelor of Accounting at La Trobe, where she found her passion for programming and IT. She served on the Board of La Trobe University for five years.