Dr George Margelis
Independent chair

George is a medical practitioner who has been deeply involved in technology for the last 30 years. Originally trained as an optometrist, he started tinkering with computers in 1981 when he bought his first PC, a Sinclair ZX80 before going back to medical school to complete his training at the University of Sydney.

He was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a private hospital group as well as managing an innovative software development team that produced a number of online health applications. He joined Intel in 2005, and then Intel-GE Care Innovations as it spun off in 2011, and returned to Intel in 2014. During this time he also acted as senior adviser to HIMSS, the international peak body for health technology and as Asia Pacific chair of the Continua Alliance.

In 2013 he was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney with the TeleHealth Research & Innovation Laboratory (THRIL). In 2014 he was appointed to the IT in Aged Care Hall of Fame for his work in the use of technology in aged care. He was CXIO Ambassador for HISA in 2018. In 2019 he was appointed independent chair of the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council. He is also a board member of Multicultural Care.