Rita Arrigo

Chief Digital Advisor
Microsoft Australia

Rita Arrigo is a Chief Digital Advisor at Microsoft, with a passion for emerging technology to re-imagine the possible with AI, Mixed Reality, IOT and Blockchain. She designs programs of change, envisions with Design Thinking & Inclusive Design, hacks, prototypes and delivers. Her passion for digital spans over 20 years working at Telstra where she was named the Digital Diva, through to Digital Agencies, overseeing digital projects with globally distributed multi-disciplinary agile teams.
She co-founded the radio show Byte Into It on 3RRR aiming to reducing techno fear and bring the benefits of technology to a larger audience. Now she is empowering the next evolution that will make our lives more human, with inclusive design, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, modern workplaces and smarter cities.
At Microsoft she focuses on working with client to develop digital transformation programs and this year was appointed an AI Ambassador for her work in championing the benefits of AI.

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