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


Jody Davids
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer
PepsiCo (USA)
Ed McLaughlin
President, Operations and Technology
Mastercard (USA)
Scott Wahl
Vice President, CIO Upstream
Shell (USA)
Abu Bakar
Chief Information Officer
Chobani (USA)
Nick Rockwell
Chief Technology Officer
The New York Times (USA)
Dr Timothy Reeves
Chief Architect, Office of the CIO
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
Rob Monk
Global Director, Enterprise Architecture & IT Digital Innovation
Heineken (NLD)
Sheridan Ware
Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific and Greater China
Cushman & Wakefield (HKG)
Chalee Vorakulpipat
Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), (THA)
Robyn Elliott
Chief Information Officer
Fairfax Media
John Cox
Chief Information Officer
Australia Post
Kyle Loades
Peter Carrodus
Global IT Director
T2 Tea
Michelle Beveridge
Chief Information Officer
Intrepid Group
Gavin Fox-Smith
Managing Director
Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia & New Zealand
Audrey Lobo-Pulo
Senior Advisor
Commonwealth Treasury
Jeff Monico
Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
Tony Forward
Chief Information Officer, Australia
QBE Insurance
William Payne
Chief Information Officer
Shaun Gregory
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Woodside Energy
Ellis Brover
Chief Information Officer
Toyota Australia
Berin Lautenbach
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Mike Dudarenok
Chief Customer Officer, Technology
Flight Centre Travel Group
John De Angelis
Chief Information Officer
The Star Entertainment Group
Mitch Owens
Chief Technology Officer
Gilbert + Tobin
Berys Amor
Director of Technology
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Roisin Parkes
Chief Technology Officer
Gumtree Australia
Beth Patterson
Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer
Belinda Vassallo
Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand
GE Digital
Ian Gibson
Chief Information Officer
SuperChoice Services
Joanna Gurry
Chief Data Officer, General Manager Information & Analytics


  • Survive or Thrive: Revolutionary Leadership in a Changing World
  • The Future of Work: CIOs at the Heart of the Next Industrial Revolution
  • The Power of Exploration: Charting Data to Discover Value
  • Closing the Loop: Aligning Strategy and Delivery for Complete Transformation
  • Future Guards: Tactical Agility for Cyber Security
  • Convergence: Unlocking Customer Insights to Drive Innovation
  • The Elephant in the Room – Repositioning Organisations to Thrive Alongside Market Dominating Agents


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


Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, 3000, Australia
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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. 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.