Comtrac Named Bronze Partner for Innovate QLD 2022

Leading the way for digital transformation


Comtrac has been named as a Bronze Partner for Innovate QLD, held on 7 September 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is complimentary and exclusive to Public Sector employees.

Innovate QLD attendees will gain insights into how digital innovations continue to transform the Queensland economy. The topics covered include robotics, cloud, big data, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“We’re looking forward to sponsoring an event that unites thought leaders in the Public Sector,” said Craig Doran, Comtrac’s Founder and CEO.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to share the innovations our team are working on, hear from others in the space and have the opportunity to discuss current trends and innovations in the sector,” said Craig.

Government agencies are facing increased demands for enhanced citizen service delivery, making IT modernisation and digital transformation critical. Hear from thought leaders and learn how data and technology are accelerating innovation, improving internal processes and delivering better outcomes for citizens across Queensland.

The event unites leaders in the public sector, including:

  • Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement
  • Digital Innovation and ICT
  • Citizen Engagement and Experience
  • Service Design and Delivery
  • Workforce Planning and HR
  • Data, Information Management, Analytics and Insights
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Culture and Change Management

Craig will be hosting a roundtable at 2:20 pm on streamlining criminal, regulatory and administrative investigations through digital briefs of evidence. Don’t miss your chance to discuss:

  1. The pain points for streamlining investigations
  2. The solution for streaming the criminal justice process through digital briefs of evidence
  3. The ease and simplicity of delivering innovation within the criminal, regulatory or administrative justice process.

You may be surprised to know that the criminal justice system has a $16.4 Billion cost to Government every year. The Australian Institute of Criminology identified that 68% to 82% of criminal cases (law enforcement and regulatory) fail to start on time due to late or poor quality briefs of evidence. The impact of this on the frontline capacity of agencies and the courts is astronomical.

“During this session you will find how the automation of briefs of evidence through a digital innovation called Elementising Evidence™ can increase the efficiencies of investigations and court processes by 40% or more,” said Craig.

“True innovation makes a difference. It should be visible in benefits like efficiency, quality and productivity. If you’re not seeing those benefits, it may be time to rethink your approach to innovation,” he added.

Don’t forget to visit our team at our interactive exhibition stand for live demos of the platform and gain insights into the innovations we’ve brought to the government sector. To keep up-to-date on the latest news, industry insights and company updates, follow Comtrac on LinkedIn.

Are you interested in finding out more about Comtrac? Book a demo with one of our Investigation Specialists! We will discuss your current Investigation workflow and show you how Comtrac is streamlining investigations for other agencies similar to yours. Follow this link to book a demo.

John Kilburn

Head of Commercial and Business Strategy

As Head of Commercial and Business Strategy at Comtrac, John is responsible for developing Comtrac’s Partnerships within Public Justice, Government, Regulators and Law Enforcement in Australia and Internationally. He leads a dynamic team that advise heads of investigation, agency leaders, and transformation officers on strategies to revolutionise their digital investigative culture through rationalisation and adoption of new technology.

Following a 27-year career in Law Enforcement specialising in criminal investigations, security intelligence and counter-terrorism, a career change saw a move to commercial relationships, focusing on Digital Intelligence with agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region.

With over 30 years of experience in security, public safety and intelligence industry, John is focused on long-term partnerships and guiding agencies that lead to agency growth and increased capability.

Anastasia Lihou

Head of Operations

Anastasia is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in operations and customer experience roles across diverse industries. Currently serving as the Head of Operations at Comtrac, Anastasia plays a pivotal role in supporting CEO Craig Doran by spearheading the implementation of strategic programs while overseeing the Professional Services and Customer Experience teams.

Since joining Comtrac in 2022, Anastasia has demonstrated her leadership and strategic planning expertise, contributing significantly to the company’s growth and success. Her extensive background in operations management has equipped her with the skills necessary to drive operational excellence and enhance customer satisfaction. Anastasia’s passion for leadership and talent development is evident through her active involvement in mentorship programs aimed at nurturing emerging professionals. Moreover, her expertise extends beyond the realm of operations, as she is also a trained graphic designer and art director. 

With a keen business acumen and a knack for innovative thinking, Anastasia continues to make strides in her career, leveraging her diverse skill set to achieve organizational objectives and foster a culture of excellence at Comtrac. She remains committed to driving sustainable growth and delivering exceptional value to both internal stakeholders and external clients.

Jason Chase


Jason joined Comtrac with over two decades of experience designing, building and managing information systems for government and private sector organisations of all shapes and sizes.

He has experience in software design, development, delivery, support, technical leadership, pre-sales support, stakeholder engagement and vendor management. Jason is a technologist at heart, and has a continuing passion for technology to drive business outcomes.

Prior to joining Comtrac, Jason worked with and lead many teams delivering software solutions for Federal, State and Local Government. He has also delivered commercial products in the audio, financial, mining and aerospace industries.

Dave Tormey


As the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Comtrac, Dave leads the technology and data strategy for the organisation. Leveraging Dave’s experience as the former CTO at Comtrac for 9.5 years, he now oversees the organisation’s digital transformation, technology architecture, data management, cybersecurity, and compliance initiatives.

In addition to this and since assuming the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Comtrac in January 2021, Dave has overseen the implementation of an ISO 27001-compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) and successfully led the organisation through an IRAP assessment. This achievement has enabled Comtrac to host Australian government workloads at the PROTECTED level, solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner for both public and private sector entities. Dave’s strategic leadership and dedication to cybersecurity excellence have significantly bolstered Comtrac’s defences in the face of evolving threats.

Dave is passionate about driving digital transformation, fostering a culture of innovation, and building high-performing technology teams. His expertise spans software development, data management, cybersecurity, and strategic leadership, supported by a strong technical background.

Craig Doran

Founder & CEO

Craig Doran has over 22 years of experience in complex investigations from the Qld Police Service within the Fraud & Corporate Crime Unit, State Drug Investigation Group, Property Crime Unit and the Crime and Corruption Commission. During that period Craig received an Assistant Commissioners Certificate for conviction of an international fraud syndicate and later a Commissioners Certificate for the first ever successful dismantling and removal of an outlaw motorcycle gang from Queensland.

From 2008 to 2011, Craig led a team at the Crime and Corruption Commission, designing a digital evidence and brief management system that was quickly accepted by the Director of Public Prosecution Office and resulted in a Corporate Award for the digital transformation of briefs of evidence.

In 2016, Craig became the Founder and CEO of Comtrac. Comtrac is a digital brief of evidence application designed to streamline the criminal justice process by automating the brief of evidence through a digital and brief management methodology known as Elementising Evidence™.