CIOs are now the accelerators of business growth as the digital future unfolds.

Blending logical solutions with creative thinking and encouraging agility, IT executives are well placed to propel business strategy. The impact of their decisions is rising in a world where technology and data influence consumers, businesses and governments more than ever.

Delivered by CIOs, for CIOs, the 3rd annual CIO Forum will enable IT leaders to share their vision and expertise and debate best practice in a changing profession. Unlock the competitive edge to lead and succeed in 2017 with two days of unparalleled insights into IT strategy, leadership and innovation.

Why attend?

The 3rd annual CIO Forum is a prestigious event that congregates the most senior CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors from all sectors of the national economy.

Executives will learn from exemplary practice, share professional experiences, be inspired by noted business leaders and network with key influencers in the industry.

  • Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and IT thought leaders
  • Understand how CIOs can take centre stage in corporate strategy
  • Learn firsthand the latest insights on leveraging IT to drive business growth
  • Be Inspired by outstanding practice to transform your IT leadership and strategy
  • Engage with fellow CIOs and share your ideas to find common solutions
  • Network effectively at dedicated lunches, breaks and networking drinks sessions

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 100+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


Gordon Bitko
Chief Information Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
Aric Dromi
Chief Futurologist
Volvo Car Group (SE)
Diane Jurgens
Chief Technology Officer
BHP Billiton (SGP)
Usama Fayyad
Chief Data Officer & Group Managing Director
Barclays (UK)
Myles Ward
Chief Executive Officer
healthAlliance (NZ)
Bob Hennessy
Chief Information Officer
Lend Lease
Claudine Ogilvie
Chief Information Officer
Jetstar Airways
Kelvin McGrath
Chief Information Officer
Paul Kennedy
Chief Information Officer
David Hackshall
Chief Information Officer
Geoff Purcell
Chief Technology Officer
Melbourne Water
Anne Weatherston
Chief Information Officer
Energy Australia
John Sutherland
Chief Information Officer
Ramsay Health Care
Ramez Katf
Chief Information Officer
Australian Taxation Office
Stephen Haddad
Head of Technology
Southern Cross Austereo
Sean Langton
General Manager - Solution Engineering
Mark Gay
Chief Information Officer
ME Bank
Peter McLure
Chief Information Officer
Mick Campbell
Chief Information Officer
Mark Sheppard
Chief Commercial Officer Asia Pacific
GE Digital
Paul Smith
Vice President, IT Pacific
Accor Asia Pacific
Aidan Coleman
Chief Technology Officer
Charter Hall
Adrian Turner
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Bromley
Group Head of Digital, Creative Services and Edge Ecosystems


  • Backroom to Boardroom: Resilient Leadership for Dynamic Times
  • Market Momentum: Unlocking the Power of Customer Insights
  • Smarter, Bigger, Better Data: Tapping Potential, Adding Value
  • Security Under Scrutiny: Fortifying Information & Reputation
  • People at the Core: Empowering Teams, Powering Change
  • The Right Speed for the Need: Investing in Agile IT Infrastructure
  • Survival of the Fittest: Keeping IT Future-Focused



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.


Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With a global footprint in 56 countries and 61,000 employees our 21,000 engineers and researchers provide Thales with a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements.


Huntsman Security is an Australian technology company that automates crucial stages of the incident management process to reduce time at risk to seconds.   With offices in Sydney, London and Tokyo, our software protects sensitive environments in the Five Eyes community.

The CIO Forum is exclusively crafted for – and delivered by – Australia’s most senior IT leaders. The event offers a powerful business agenda within a sophisticated executive networking environment.

Being a sponsor of the 3rd annual CIO Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of Australia’s senior information technology decision-makers.

Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this distinguished event.

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


The PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, 150 Day Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia


Packages Early Bird Price (ends 9 Dec) Standard Price (from 10 Dec)
IT Professional: 1 Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
IT Professional: 4 Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. 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

    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 ticket 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. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. 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 Events 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 Events 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 Events 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. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

    Photography and Video

    Connect Events 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 Events in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

    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 privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.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 – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.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@connectevents.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.