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Welcome

CIOs are entering a new age of opportunity.

As leaders in adaptability, they are leveraging the unprecedented rate of discovery to deliver real business value. Wielding vast amounts of data and ever-advancing analytic capabilities, CIOs are breaking the monopoly on disruption to drive competition in new markets. They are shaping their vision for the future from the frontier of technology.

The 4th annual CIO Forum is a prestigious event that congregates the most esteemed CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors from all sectors of the national economy. Uniting the nation’s premier strategists, it is the optimal platform from which to realise the promise of future technology and unlock the competitive edge to lead and succeed in 2018.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, case-study driven agenda with over 40 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of IT leadership in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from some of the world’s foremost companies.

  • Gain exclusive insights from the world’s premier IT thought leaders
  • Understand how CIOs are fulfilling technology and business leadership positions
  • Learn from the exemplary workplace practices of the world’s highest-performing companies
  • Be Inspired by distinguished practice to transform your IT leadership and strategy
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five-star environment
  • Discover what the future holds for CIOs

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


speaker
Jody Davids
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer
PepsiCo (USA)
speaker
Abu Bakar
Chief Information Officer
Chobani (USA)
speaker
Nick Rockwell
Chief Technology Officer
The New York Times (USA)
speaker
Dr Timothy Reeves
Chief Architect, Office of the CIO
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
speaker
Sheridan Ware
Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific and Greater China
Cushman & Wakefield (HKG)
speaker
Chalee Vorakulpipat
Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), (THA)
speaker
Robyn Elliott
Chief Information Officer
Fairfax Media
speaker
John Cox
Chief Information Officer
Australia Post
speaker
Kyle Loades
Chairman
NRMA
speaker
Peter Carrodus
Global IT Director
T2 Tea
speaker
Gavin Fox-Smith
Managing Director
Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia & New Zealand
speaker
Dr Audrey Lobo-Pulo
Senior Advisor
Commonwealth Treasury
speaker
Tony Forward
Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand’
QBE Insurance
speaker
William Payne
Chief Information Officer
Boral
speaker
Shaun Gregory
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Woodside Energy
speaker
Ellis Brover
Chief Information Officer
Toyota Australia
speaker
Berin Lautenbach
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Telstra
speaker
Jeff Monico
Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
KFC SOPAC
speaker
Mike Dudarenok
Chief Customer Officer, Technology
Flight Centre Travel Group
speaker
John De Angelis
Chief Information Officer
The Star Entertainment Group
speaker
Roisin Parkes
Chief Technology Officer
Gumtree Australia
speaker
Ian Gibson
Chief Information Officer
SuperChoice Services
speaker
Joanna Gurry
Chief Data Officer, General Manager Information & Analytics
nbnCo
speaker
Beth Patterson
Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer
Allens
speaker
Belinda Vassallo
Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand
GE Digital
speaker
Michelle Beveridge
Chief Information Officer
Intrepid Group
speaker
Mitch Owens
Chief Technology Officer
Gilbert + Tobin
speaker
Berys Amor
Director of Technology
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
speaker
Matt Keays
Chief Information Officer
Michael Hill
speaker
Anne Weatherston
Chief Transformation Officer
Energy Australia
speaker
Gareth James
Managing Director
Seven Consulting
speaker
Rob Thomsett
Thought Leader
Seven Consulting
speaker
Declan Boylan
Owner
Seven Consulting
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Sessions

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Wednesday 14th March 2018
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 08:55Ministerial Welcome

  • 09:05Keynote

    Gavin Fox-Smith
    Managing Director
    Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia & New Zealand
  • 09:35Leadership Session

    Survive or Thrive: Revolutionary Leadership in a Changing World

    Business value today is being delivered from the edge of technology. CIOs are navigating the most inspired age of advancement in human history, and the exponential rate of discovery holds immense potential for leaders who are empowered to adapt. What are proven management strategies for overcoming transformation fatigue? How are CIOs generating internal support for digital initiatives? How are CIOs engaging the board to fully assume both technology and business leadership positions?

    John De Angelis
    Chief Information Officer
    The Star Entertainment Group
  • 10:20Keynote

    Cultivated from Culture: Technology, Imagination & Innovation in a Digital Age
    Belinda Vassallo
    Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand
    GE Digital
  • 10:45Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:20Partner Keynote

    The Real Benefits Framework
    Rob Thomsett
    Thought Leader
    Seven Consulting
    Gareth James
    Managing Director
    Seven Consulting
  • 11:50People Session

    The Future of Work: CIOs at the Heart of the Next Industrial Revolution

    Robotic automation and artificial intelligence promise to redefine entire industries – and CIOs are now processing the human capital implications. Intense competition for knowledge workers is prompting CIOs to rethink talent acquisition and embed intuition deep in the heart of their organisations. How are CIOs managing talent to retain knowledge capital in their organisations? How are CIOs reorganising staff for revenue creation? How are CIOs taking advantage of disruptive technologies to strategically reposition IT?

    Ellis Brover
    Chief Information Officer
    Toyota Australia
    Mike Dudarenok
    Chief Customer Officer, Technology
    Flight Centre Travel Group
    Ian Gibson
    Chief Information Officer
    SuperChoice Services
    Declan Boylan
    Owner
    Seven Consulting
  • 12:35Keynote

    Designing for Workplace Experience: Technology and Mobility at Cushman & Wakefield
    Sheridan Ware
    Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific and Greater China
    Cushman & Wakefield (HKG)
  • 13:05Lunch & Networking

  • 14:05Keynote

    Dr Timothy Reeves
    Chief Architect, Office of the CIO
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
  • 14:30Advanced Analytics Session

    The Power of Exploration: Charting Data to Discover Value

    As visual discovery platforms mature, and with cloud and streaming analytics evolving to complement the burgeoning Internet of Things, CIOs are better equipped to weaponise data before it amasses. With variety driving big data investments, how are CIOs harmonising an array of cloud-hosted data sources? How is a unified view of data illuminating real business opportunities? What is next for Business Intelligence, and how can CIOs keep up to speed with the latest advances in analytics? How can CIOs ignite analytics to deliver business value?

    Mitch Owens
    Chief Technology Officer
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Shaun Gregory
    Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
    Woodside Energy
    Joanna Gurry
    Chief Data Officer, General Manager Information & Analytics
    nbnCo
    Dr Timothy Reeves
    Chief Architect, Office of the CIO
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
  • 15:15Keynote

    Open Government: Stimulating Participation in Public Policy
    Dr Audrey Lobo-Pulo
    Senior Advisor
    Commonwealth Treasury
  • 15:35Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 16:05Transformation Session

    Closing the Loop: Aligning Strategy and Delivery for Complete Transformation

    As CIOs move to consolidate their discovery infrastructure, it is crucial that they embed processes to commercialise ideas. Leaders who can effectively convert research and development into profitable business are well-equipped to influence organisation-wide strategy. How do CIOs define, quantify, and reward innovation? How are CIOs escaping the cycle of concept and design to create real business value? How are CIOs looking beyond immediate project outcomes to deliver results for every stakeholder?

    William Payne
    Chief Information Officer
    Boral
    Robyn Elliott
    Chief Information Officer
    Fairfax Media
    Matt Keays
    Chief Information Officer
    Michael Hill
  • 16:50Keynote

    Breakthrough Innovation: Optimising the Design & Outcomes of Information Technology
  • 17:25Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:30Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:30Close of Day One

Thursday 15th March 2018
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:05Keynote

    Jody Davids
    Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer
    PepsiCo (USA)
  • 09:40Security Session

    Future Guards: Tactical Agility for Cyber Security

    Inspiring a cultural shift in cyber-security is now a universal priority. Mounting exposure to calculated cyber-crime, inflamed by new attacker footholds in the Internet of Things and the unprecedented accessibility of malware, is compelling CIOs to prepare for inevitable breaches. What practices are CIOs following to match enemy adaptability? How are CIOs developing situational awareness for real time actionable intelligence? How do CIOs plan to cover the expanded attack surface of the Internet of Things? How are CIOs preparing attack-response contingencies to build security posture? How can CIOs hone security awareness training programs to promote organisation-wide security?

    Tony Forward
    Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand’
    QBE Insurance
    Berin Lautenbach
    Acting Chief Information Security Officer
    Telstra
    Beth Patterson
    Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer
    Allens
  • 10:25Keynote

    Securing Key Critical Information Infrastructure against Emerging Threats and Ensuring Sustainable Cyber-Resilience
    Chalee Vorakulpipat
    Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
    National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), (THA)
  • 10:50Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:20Platinum Keynote

  • 11:45Customer Session

    Convergence: Unlocking Customer Insights to Drive Innovation

    Customer experience is a dynamic site of physical and digital convergence. As progressive customers embrace computer-enhanced interactions, from augmented reality to conversational interfaces and AI, CIOs are well-positioned to pivot the customer experience. When is it worthwhile for CIOs to collaborate with other functions such as marketing, product development, HR or customer service to equip planning and strategy with customer or stakeholder insights? How are CIOs leveraging data to envisage where digital overlays can augment the customer experience? How much time should CIOs be spending with their customers?

    Michelle Beveridge
    Chief Information Officer
    Intrepid Group
    Jeff Monico
    Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
    KFC SOPAC
  • 12:30Keynote

    Corporates Beyond Disruption - Balancing Innovation, Diversification And Implementation
    Kyle Loades
    Chairman
    NRMA
  • 12:55Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50Keynote

    John Cox
    Chief Information Officer
    Australia Post
  • 14:15Opportunity Session

    The Elephant in the Room: Repositioning Organisations to Thrive Alongside Market Dominating Agents

    With a select number of digital giants dominating international disruption, CIOs will be required to answer one question – collaborate, or confront? Unique opportunities will present themselves to CIOs who command a deliberate approach and drive their organisations into the connected future. How are CIOs driving digital disruption to take market share from competitors? What are progressive strategies for interacting with digital giants disrupting your market? How are CIOs moving beyond transactional relationships to develop lasting vendor partnerships? What are the advantages of collaborating with digital giants over smaller vendors, and vice versa? How can CIOs pit giants against one another to negotiate immense value?

    Berys Amor
    Director of Technology
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Roisin Parkes
    Chief Technology Officer
    Gumtree Australia
    Peter Carrodus
    Global IT Director
    T2 Tea
  • 15:05Keynote

    Re-Thinking the Enterprise for the Age of the Cloud
    Nick Rockwell
    Chief Technology Officer
    The New York Times (USA)
  • 15:55Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 16:00Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.sevenconsulting.com/

Seven Consulting has become one of Australia’s most respected Project Management Consulting firms. We manage and support our clients’ most critical IT and business transformation Programs, ranging from $1M to over $1.4Bn in value. We achieve exceptional results through teamwork and transparency, ultimately realizing the successful delivery of your project or program.

Celebrating its 4th year, the CIO Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.

The 4th annual CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through – a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior CIOs.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, 3000, Australia
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Accommodation
To make a booking, contact reservations directly on +61 (3) 9653 0000 or H1902@sofitel.com

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 8 December) Standard Price Per Delegate (from 9 December)
IT Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
IT Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $2020 + GST
IT Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1840 + GST
IT Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1660 + GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3630 + GST $3630 + GST

* This option is for service providers to IT executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Connect Events is part of Connect Media Group Pty Ltd

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

    Photography and Video

    Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@cmgroup.com.au

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email team@cmgroup.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: http://www.connectmediagroup.com.au/privacy-policy/

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass?
    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A Service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or business services to the primary audience of IT executives.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available?
    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.