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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.
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.
// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer
Jody Davids is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of PepsiCo and leads the IT function. PepsiCo IT delivers all information technology to PepsiCo through a network of 3,100 IT associates, worldwide.
Jody has more than 30 years of experience leading and developing technology functions for large organizations. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2016, Jody was CIO for Agrium Inc. Over the course of her career, she has worked at Best Buy, Cardinal Health, Nike, and Apple.
Jody’s professional associations include serving on the board of Premier Inc., which provides performance improvement services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Jody earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from San Jose State University. She is based in Plano, Texas.
Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer at Chobani, Abu Bakar is responsible for IT strategy, governance and execution of all technology-related projects from the yogurt manufacturing line to the corporate offices.
Bakar is a dynamic executive with several years of experience leading world-class commercial information technology operations for internationally renowned companies.
Previously, Bakar was at Barneys New York where he served as Chief Information Officer and was responsible for IT strategy, governance and execution of all technology-related projects. Prior to his role at Barneys New York, he was Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Information Officer at Vineyard Vines in Stamford, Connecticut. While at Vineyard Vines Bakar oversaw distribution, logistics and inventory control in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Information Officer.
Chief Technology Officer
The New York Times (USA)
Dr Timothy Reeves|
Chief Architect, Office of the CIO
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
Dr. Reeves (Dr. Tim) is a proven industry veteran with an established track record, currently serving as the Chief Architect for the Office of the CIO at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Prior to this he has held highly influential Architect positions at The Weather Company, Booz Allan Hamilton, and SAIC.
Dr. Tim’s career has been shaped by a vast range of rare experiences, from refueling fighter jets in South Korea, conducting Space Operations (while serving as an Active Duty Non-Commissioned Officer of the United States Air Force), to designing and architecting highly advanced cloud computing and big data platforms across government, commercial and private sectors. It’s these unique experiences and rare opportunities that shapes his vision and is what feeds a never-ending passion for technology.
Dr. Tim has a reputation for introducing ground-breaking business-aligned innovative thought leadership for advancing cloud computing, big data, and advanced analytics. He has received industry recognition for his innovative ideas and concepts, some of which have enabled new and exciting industries to emerge. Dr. Tim’s revolutionary approach to leading innovation and change has increased adoption and operational awareness/readiness for Enterprise Cloud Management, On-Demand Technology as a Service, Cloud-Enabled Big Data/advanced analytics, and tactical alignment of devops-enabled cloud organizations.
Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific and Greater China
Cushman & Wakefield (HKG)
Sheridan is an award-winning business transformation leader with over 15 years’ experience guiding teams to deliver superior technology, innovation and user experience outcomes. In her role as Cushman & Wakefield’s CIO in the Asia Pacific region, Sheridan leads a team that provides innovative, intuitive and insightful technology platforms for the real estate industry. She’s passionate about building an eco-system of like-minded partners that are leveraging property and technology to transform the way we work, shop and live.
Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), (THA)
Chalee Vorakulpipat earned B.Eng. degree in electronics engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, M.S. degree in information technology from Kasetsart University, and PhD degree in information systems from the University of Salford. He is currently the head of Cybersecurity Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand. He has been involved in several projects in information security (including ThaiCERT), mobile device management, social networking sites, ubiquitous computing, context-aware computing, e-health, and mobile application development. He has over thirty refereed publications in these areas. He also serves as a subcommittee member on issues regarding national information security of Thailand. In his academic role, he works as a lecturer for information systems courses at several universities across Thailand. He holds professional certificates including CISSP, CISA, PMP and IRCA (ISMS Lead Auditor).
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Kyle Loades is a non-executive director and strategist who has a depth of governance experience in the business and community sectors.
Kyle was appointed as a Director to the NRMA in 2005. In 2014 he became Chairman of the NRMA Group which encompasses Thrifty Car Rentals and Travelodge Australia. During his tenure as Chairman Kyle has overseen a period of significant transformation and growth including Board renewal and the transition to a new CEO.
In 2016, the NRMA embarked on an aggressive new strategy. The NRMA has extended its travel and transport product and services including the adoption of new technology to serve its 2.4 million Members. Kyle is also Deputy President of the Australian Automobile Association, the peak body for Australian automobile clubs. Additionally, Kyle is a Board Member of the Committee for Sydney.
Kyle has a keen interest in disruptive strategy and start-ups. He was behind the successful NRMA Jumpstart innovation accelerator program, which established the NRMA as an investor and advisor to digital disrupters. These businesses joined the other NRMA digital investments in Divvy, Camplify and Careseekers, Tushare, Airtasker and Sendle. Prior to joining the NRMA, Kyle successfully established, grew and ran an independent car broking business that disrupted the motor vehicle retail industry. After almost 15 years of successful growth, Kyle sold the business to a large listed company.
In the community, Kyle has special interest in the delivery of emergency services and community infrastructure. Currently he is the Chairman Hunter Medical Research Institute and past Chairman of its Foundation. He was a Director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for 16 years. Kyle is a Past President of the Hunter Business Chamber and is a Life Member and former President of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club.
Kyle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Kyle recently completed a Disruptive Strategy course at Harvard Business School.
Global IT Director
At T2, we’re about reinventing and reimagining the humble tea leaf, and sharing our teas with anyone who’ll listen.
Our brand has 90+ stores globally including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and Singapore!
As Global Director Information Technology, Peter Carrodus is responsible for global IT innovation and operations across all channels.
Since joining the company four years ago, T2 has embarked on a global expansion program, delivering a doubling of store numbers, brand expansion into the United Kingdom, USA and Singapore, and significant growth of the e-commerce channel.
To enable this global expansion T2 has embarked on a digital transformation program delivering global ERP and e-commerce platforms, which has seen the entrepreneurial use of emerging cloud technologies.
Peter is an experienced IT leader with extensive experience delivering transformational IT programs for respected brands, particularly in the retail space, notably at Bakers Delight and the Just Group.
Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia & New Zealand
Dr Audrey Lobo-Pulo|
Dr. Audrey Lobo-Pulo is a Senior Adviser in the Australian Treasury, and is an advocate for open government, data science and open source software in government modelling. Audrey has worked on economic policy modelling in personal taxation, housing, pensions, superannuation, labour force, and population demographics. More recently Audrey has presented internationally on government open data and open source models, and is currently involved in bringing a data science perspective to policy analytics.
Chief Information Officer, Australia & New Zealand’
Chief Information Officer
A leader in transformation who has worked in large corporate organisations across Europe, the United States and Australia, William Payne has a successful track record of delivering effective change. From rapidly turning poor performing IT functions into truly customer-focused business capabilities, to leading global change programs across 20 countries or developing business-led strategic plans, William combines business and technical expertise with excellent facilitation and presentation skills. His extensive experience as both Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategy Officer combine to provide a unique skill set for the age of digital transformation.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Shaun Gregory has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in Mathematical Geophysics and a Master of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales.
Shaun is passionate about technology and innovation and the role they play in enabling and transforming business. In his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, he oversees Woodside’s technology advancements in LNG, data analytics, IT, cognitive computing and selection of development concepts for Woodside’s growth projects.
Shaun is a member of Dean’s Council for the faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at UWA and is a Board member of Scitech WA.
Chief Information Officer
Ellis has a track record of creating and leading world-class IT organizations and driving transformational change in the IT function.
He combines a results-focussed leadership style with deep technical and problem-solving expertise.
Ellis has held key roles in software development, architecture, project management, people management and change management, across a range of industries.
During his time at Toyota, Ellis has driven a fundamental transformation in the IT Division, delivering measurable business value and customer satisfaction whilst dramatically reducing costs.
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
Chief Customer Officer, Technology
Flight Centre Travel Group
Mike holds the role of Chief Customer Officer, Technology for Flight Centre Travel Group Limited’s (ASX:FLT) corporate brands in Australia and New Zealand overseeing customer experience, technology and data strategy.
A true travel technologist, Mike has become influential as a technology evangelist and data guru with a clear understanding of the role technology plays in assisting people make informed and interactive travel decisions and ultimately, allowing people to get on with their business. He is an excellent communicator and big picture thinker and has a track-record of developing and leading innovative teams.
Mike has been working for FCTG for over 13 years. He started his career as an accountant for FCTG’s New Zealand Corporate Division, later moving into business process re-engineering and project management. He established an analytical discipline in Flight Centre’s NZ business before relocating to the company’s Brisbane headquarters and taking over IT solution delivery for Asia Pacific. He has been instrumental in delivering the travel consultant fulfilment platform for the region.
Mike has been responsible for of all the customer facing Travel Technology Products for Flight Centre’s large market corporate brand FCM Travel Solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the increased prominence of data, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, Mike’s role has diversified to include the oversight of the Data and Analytics Strategy for the region.
His career also saw him diversify into the Marketing and Digital space by taking the combined role of Chief Information and Marketing Officer with a privately-owned company engaging in a start-up activity.
Mike holds a BCom in Accounting and Tax, GradDipCom and BCom (Hons) in Operations Management and Supply Chain and Masters in Management Accounting. He is a certified Chartered Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) and Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA, UK) and a member of both institutes.
John De Angelis|
Chief Information Officer
The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Technology Officer
Roisin Parkes inherited her fascination for technology and the way things work from her father. Her passion for innovation has helped carry her through her 20-year career in the technology sector.
Roisin believes that technology’s underlying purpose is simply to make people’s lives easier and throughout her roles across Europe and Australia she has also witnessed its important role in bringing communities together.
As the Chief Technology Officer at Gumtree Australia, Roisin is responsible for leading Gumtree’s technology strategy and operations, driving the business forward in our purpose of growing a community marketplace where all Australians can prosper.
Chief Information Officer
Ian Gibson is the Chief Information Officer for SuperChoice Services Pty Limited, the Australian market leader in cloud-based superannuation management and clearinghouse software, where he has been transforming the technology business. He is also Chairman of the Gateway Operators’ association, GATE, and a Non-executive director of the Gateway Network Governance body.
He has also held several senior executive and CIO roles, co-founded a boutique consulting firm and worked with several technology start-ups.
Ian was a Partner in Accenture’s Strategy practice where he focused on business and IT-enabled strategy and organisational design.
Ian is a regular speaker and has appeared on Sky News. He has authored over 50 publications; been twice nominated for Thought Leadership awards; in 2014 received 2 iAwards for innovation; in 2016 received an Architecture Award for Excellence and was awarded Top 30 Global Business CIO; and in 2017 was a finalist for the iTnews Finance CIO of the Year, a finalist for the NSW iAward for innovation, received an ANZ & Asia Pacific Architecture Award for Excellence (SOA category), and was awarded Top 20 ANZ & Asia Pacific Business CIO.
Chief Data Officer, General Manager Information & Analytics
Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer
Beth Patterson is a globally recognised leader in the development of legal technologies, including the application of artificial intelligence to deliver innovative and competitive client solutions. Beth leads Allens’ team of multi-disciplinary professionals, working with lawyers and clients to deliver low cost document review solutions integrated with market leading technologies. Her innovative work saw her recently receive the LawTech Legal IT Leader of the Year – Large Firm and the 2015 ILTA Litigation Support Professional of the Year Distinguished Peer Award. Her team also recently won the Lexis Nexis Janders Dean Innovation Index award and Allens was a winner of Australasian Lawyer’s “Innovative Firms of 2016”.
Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Gilbert + Tobin
Director of Technology
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Berys Amor has worked in the legal sector for more than 25 years, specialising in information technology. She has worked for a number of top ten law firms and managed a range of areas within technology, including client technology solutions, service delivery, training, system administration and project management.
Berys’ current role as Director of Technology at Corrs Chambers Westgarth involves collaborating with key business stakeholders to understand the business objectives and factors of success in the industry, and developing and implementing the IS strategy in line with the overall business strategy. Berys is also a Knowledge Advisor for the International Legal Technology Association and was selected for CIO Australia’s top 50 CIOs for 2016.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Transformation Officer
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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