Dr Andre Oboler is a social media and online public diplomacy expert. He is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute and a consultant on various online projects. He received his PhD in computer science from Lancaster University, UK and his LLM(JD) from Monash University, Australia. Dr Oboler has also been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Dr Oboler is co-chair of the working group on Online Antisemitism for the Israeli Government’s Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. He serves on the Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and as a Councillor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). He is Vice Chair of the IEEE Australia Council and Chair of the IEEE Computer Society‘s Distinguished Visitor Program Committee. He previously served as Vice Chair (Awards and Recognition) of the IEEE Computer Society’s Membership and Geographic Activities Board and as the society’s regional representative for the Asia and Pacific (IEEE Region 10). Locally he is the Membership Development Officer for the Victorian Section of IEEE and a committee member of the Victorian Computer Society Chapter.
Dr Oboler provides consultation on online strategy to community organisations, NGOs, companies, and governments. He is responsible for a number of leading online projects including Meet Gilad, Talk Gaza, Durban Review, ZionismOnTheWeb, Joe’s Israel and many more. In addition to Online Strategy, Dr Oboler is also available as a consultant / contractor in the areas of Software Development, Reputation Management, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Campaigns and other areas.
Dr Oboler’s work is regularly featured in the media along with his analysis and commentary on issues and events related to technology and society. He is a former regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
Dr Oboler was previously the Director of the Community Internet Engagement Project at the Zionist Federation of Australia. He is a former Legacy Heritage Fellow at NGO Monitor in Jerusalem. He is a member of the ROI Community and of Monash University’s John Bertrand Leadership Series. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the Victorian Society for Computers and the Law and a Members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2015 he was awarded the Jewish Changemaker Award for contribution to Australian Society.