Jack Rejtman

Jack Rejtman

Job Title: Jack Rejtman, Director, Research, Innovation & Commercial Engagement

Company: University of Melbourne

Jack is a Business Development Director within the University of Melbourne’s Research, Innovation & Commercialisation team. In this role, Jack leads growth, development and management of a pipeline and portfolio of commercial opportunities that focus on behavioural experiments, big data & analytics, digital transformation, financial wellbeing, innovation and leadership.


Jack has more than 20 years experience in higher education and research, media, financial services, healthcare to technology in Australia, Asia, the UK and US.


In Australia, Jack has advised CSIRO, start-ups and not-for-profits on digital, product and market strategy. As Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Eliminate Dengue Program at Monash University, Jack oversaw development of a multimedia learning platform and knowledge network to scale the program. Jack also co-founded The Conversation, Australia’s leading independent news and analysis website. The Conversation pioneered the “flipped” media model, where academic writers with deep expertise work with professional journalists to translate their research for the general public.


Previously in the United States, Jack led product strategy for the Yahoo! News 2008 Election site, worked as a digital strategy consultant for Fortune 500 companies and covered technology, business, politics, crime and corruption as a columnist and staff writer at The Miami Herald and The Tampa Tribune.


Jack holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of Business and a bachelor’s in journalism and communications from The University of Florida.

Speaking at the following:

14:15 - 15:25
Data Skills Recruitment Interactive

For this session, we will be inviting Data Science graduates to join us to discuss the next steps forward in building a career in data. The panel will be led by industry representatives looking to spot talent and build diverse teams, and together we will discuss such topics as: What core skills does industry need… Read more.

16:25 - 16:55
CDAO Round Tables – Largest round table session yet!

During this interactive session, attendees will be split off by their individual roundtable to discuss the top 10 tips in data and analytics and what mistakes to avoid. Each facilitator will guide the discussion.     Round table 1: How do we make sure our data assets are manageable through this journey through analytics? Leader:… Read more.