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Matthias Dorfstaetter

Director, Digital, Intelligence and Operational Transformation Branch, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

About Matthias Dorfstaetter

Matt Dorfstaetter is an international disaster management professional, specialized in the fields of intelligence, risk management and business transformation. He has a track record of embedding outcome-focused solutions, typically within the Australian government sector and international non-profit organisations. Based in Australia, Matt is currently Director for Digital, Intelligence and Operational Transformation at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, where he is accountable for leading Digital Transformation, Information Management and Protective Security. Prior, Matt was engaged to embed the Intelligence and Planning function in the Queensland Community Recovery Incident Management Team, based on his previous experience working in the Victorian State Control Centre on strategic risk and consequence management. In April 2017, Matt was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management, with the mission to promote interdisciplinary research to contribute to the implementation of success models for efficient and equitable disaster risk management options. Since 2013, Matt is actively engaged in the international humanitarian development sector. After chairing a security risk Sub-Committee for an international development organisation for three years, Matt joined Engineers Without Boards Australia in 2016, where he mentors, facilitates and leads humanitarian education programs overseas, aiming to foster community development through design-thinking based field work. Matt gained his academic and practical disaster management and humanitarian expertise, by working and researching in various countries most notably in Japan (Fukushima), Austria, New Zealand (Christchurch), Malaysia, Australia, East Timor, India and Nepal.

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