Innovate 2023

Showcasing public safety technology and innovation


We are excited to announce that Comtrac will sponsor and present at Innovate AustraliaThe public safety technology conference is free to attend and will be held at the W Hotel in Brisbane on March 20th and 21st. As an approved AXON integrator, we look forward to discussing the latest technological advancements with our peers in the sector and showcasing the latest innovations with our software. 

Craig Doran, Comtrac’s Founder and CEO will present Digital Briefs of Evidence and Investigation Management on Tuesday at 11 am. 

“As an approved AXON integrator, we are thrilled to sponsor and present at Innovate 2023. The conference provides a valuable opportunity for delegates to discuss the technological innovations that are transforming public safety and to connect with like-minded professionals,” said Craig Doran, Comtrac’s Founder and CEO.

With a key focus on public safety technology and innovation, delegates will discover how Australian and New Zealand forces can leverage technology to increase effectiveness while improving officer and community safety and well-being. The conference also provides delegates with opportunities to network with peers from Australia and overseas. You can view the conference overview, speaker lineup and register through this link.

“Our team is looking forward to showcasing the latest innovations with our software and seeing firsthand how cutting-edge technology is driving positive outcomes for the public sector and our community,” said Jason Gouge, Business Development Director at Comtrac. 

You will hear from leading industry experts as they share their insights into how the latest technology can be leveraged to improve outcomes for your agency, including: 

  • Microsoft, Director Industry Public Sector, Brett Lightfoot 
  • Comtrac Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Doran 
  • Axon Australia and US presenters 
  • Queensland Police Service speakers, Darren Harland and Kevin Fitzgibbon
In addition to our sponsorship and presentation, we will also have a booth at the conference where delegates can learn more about Comtrac and how automated and digital briefs of evidence have been significantly improving investigation outcomes.  

Don’t miss out on connecting with industry leaders and learning about public safety technology and innovation. Register by March 13th to secure your spot!

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™.