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CIOs are now the accelerators of business growth as the digital future unfolds.
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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.
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Chief Information Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
Mr. Bitko currently serves the Chief Information Officer of the FBI. Appointed to this position in April of 2016, Mr. Bitko is responsible for overseeing the FBI’s strategy, process, and organizational structures for delivering Information Technology. His office supports the information technology needs of more than 50,000 FBI employees, partners, and contractors; provides oversight of almost $1.5B in annual expenditures; and impacts the more than 5,000 FBI information technology personnel.
Mr. Bitko joined the FBI in 2007 and was assigned to the Corporate Policy Office of the Resource Planning Office. As the project manager for the creation of the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG), he coordinated a small and efficient team of agents, attorneys, and operational division representatives who rewrote all FBI operational policies to bring them into compliance with the new Attorney General Guidelines for Domestic Investigations. In 2009, in recognition of his work, he received the Director’s Annual Award for Excellence.
In 2009, he created and led the Performance Management Unit of the Resource Planning Office, which was responsible for the vision and implementation of the Integrated Program Management (IPM) process, which is now the FBI’s single tool to manage the full lifecycle of operational program and performance management. In 2012, while in the Resource Planning Office, Mr. Bitko was promoted to the senior executive service.
Since 2015, Mr. Bitko has served as the section chief of the Support Services Transformation Office (SSTO), where he was responsible for overseeing an enterprise-wide transformation in the FBI’s information technology strategy, resources, and processes.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Bitko worked for nearly 15 years in the private and non-profit sectors as a product engineer and program manager for technology projects including semiconductor chips and systems and hardware and software development for hand-held mobility solutions.
Mr. Bitko has bachelors and masters degree in engineering and a MBA. He also received a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California.
Chief Technology Officer
BHP Billiton (SGP)
Volvo Car Group (SE)
Technology enables us to hack our bodies, improve our code, preform upgrades, export our cognitive functions, fragment our existence. Technology became and extension of ourselves. It defines us.
My name is Aric Dromi. I’m a futurologist, digital philosopher and professional troublemaker. I change the way we experience the world, the way we think about thinking and transforms the way we understand change. I give help frame questions and help people identify and abandon old paradigms and rethink thinking.
I have spent the past 20 years helping decision makers gain a better grasp of their objectives and future strategies. I’ve created knowledge in specific topics with regard to strategic surprises and opportunities; I’ve educated, inspired and empowered new thinking patterns that essentially helped people discover the “things they don’t know that they don’t know” I tend to focus on 10-15-year future scenarios yet, an essential part of capturing the future is being able to explain it, make it tangible and most important, make it relevant. That’s exactly what I do. I tell stories about the future that could happen and help develop concepts around what should happen.
Chief Executive Officer
Myles Ward is the Chief Executive Officer of healthAlliance and has over 15 years of public and private sector senior ICT related leadership experience. He has a background in operating large scale and complex ICT environments with a record of successfully delivering large scale technology related change / transformations. Myles was the former Chief Technology Officer at Inland Revenue and was primarily focused on the strategic direction and the technology aspects of the company’s large scale business transformation. Prior to this, Myles was working in the financial sector with Westpac Banking Corporation.
He has a Business Degree from Massey and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration through Monash and Victoria University. Myles also has previous experience as the international Co-Chair of the ISO working group for the investigation and development of Global standards for IT governance.
Chief Data Officer & Group Managing Director
The Hon. Dan Tehan MP|
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security
The Hon Dan Tehan MP is the Member for Wannon in Victoria. He became the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac on 27 July, 2016.
He previously served as Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Materiel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac from 18 February, 2016.
Mr Tehan was elected to Federal Parliament in 2010 and has held positions as the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Chair of the Victorian Consultative Panel for the Black Spot Programme; Chair of the Coalition Policy Committee on Economics and Finance; Co-Chair of the Parliamentarians Supporting Cancer Causes; Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Youth Mental Health, and; Chair of the Coalition Friends of Tourism.
Mr Tehan has also held positions on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia, the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry and the Joint Human Rights Committee.
Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Tehan worked at senior levels of the Australian Government, including as a Senior Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of Staff to the Minister for Small Business and Tourism. He worked as the Director of Trade Policy and International Affairs at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy State Director for the Victorian Liberal Party and in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he held various roles, including as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Mexico. Mr Tehan worked in agriculture in Australia and overseas and has Masters Degrees in International Relations and Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Mr Tehan lives with his wife Sarah and their family on a small farm on the outskirts of Hamilton. He is a passionate supporter of the Richmond Football Club and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and their increasing number of pets.
Chief Information Officer
Anne Weatherston is an experienced leader of Business and IT transformation. She has worked in this capacity across a variety of industries with extensive financial services experience and most recently Energy Services.
She is currently the Chief Transformation Officer of EnergyAustralia, a role that she was asked to take up following a successful period as the Company’s CIO. As Chief Transformation Officer she is responsible for the oversight of all of the Company’s change agenda which is focused on transforming the organisation from an electricity generator to a world class retailer providing next generation energy services and solutions. This change has implications for the Company’s culture, processes and technology.
Prior to this role her career had been dominated by senior transformation and IT leadership roles including Transformation roles at Gas de France, Banco Santander and CIO of Bank of Ireland and most recently ANZ Bank. At ANZ Bank she was recruited to transform the technology capability both to address significant performance issues and also to enable the Bank’s new strategy for Asia. In this role she gained regulator and Board support and succeeded in moving the Bank’s technology from being around the worst of global banks to the best.
Anne is passionate about the role of technology as an enabler of change and is now working with a number of early start FinTech companies. She sits on the Board of Mint Payments who are listed on the ASX.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Turner is the CEO of Data61 at CSIRO. Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation group with 1,100 people and 680PhDs including contributed staff and students.
Adrian is a successful and influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of BorondiGroup, a holding company focused on the intersection of pervasive computing, platform economics and traditionally conservative industries. Prior to this, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company MocanaCorporation , had profit and loss responsibility for Philips Electronics connected devices infrastructure, and was Chairman of the Board for Australia’s expat network, Advance.org. He is regarded as a thought leader on entrepreneurialism, Internet of Things and the impact of network connectivity on business economics.
Adrian was recently named Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Growth Centre, is a member of the Board of the Australian eHealth Research Centre, is a member of the UTS: Business School Advisory Board and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of Digital Economy and Society. He also authored the eBook BlueSky Mining – Building Australia’s Next Billion Dollar Industries. Adrian is a UTS Graduate and has completed the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Bob Hennessy was appointed Group CIO of Lendlease in June 2015 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Bob has close to 40 years’ experience in technology across a range of industries, including steel manufacturing, transport, financial services, telecommunications and consulting.
Prior to joining Lendlease, Bob was CEO of Pactera’s Australian and NZ business having sold his privately owned consulting firm to them in 2012. Pactera was a NASDAQ listed entity at the time of the sale but was subsequently acquired by Blackstone International in 2014.
Previous roles include leading the technology stream supporting the integration of BT, Rothschild and Westpac Financial Services, which saw him appointed CIO of the integrated company. Bob was also CIO of TNT Asia Pacific driving the integration of the Australian business from 1996 to 1998 following the acquisition of TNT by the Dutch PTT.
As a consultant, Bob conducted reviews of transformation programs in telecommunications, health and retail fuel. He has sat on client steering committees for major transformation programs in banking, manufacturing & distribution and transport.
Bob’s experience as an executive in industrial sectors and volatile business conditions lends him a rare combination of experiences invaluable for companies on the cusp of significant change. His combination of client-side and sell-side roles, coupled with his entrepreneurial experience brings an appreciation of a range of business perspectives.
YEAR STARTED WITH LENDLEASE
University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Mathematics
Chief Information Officer
Paul Kennedy leads Greencross IT to support continued growth and integration of the retail and veterinary businesses. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in IT, including digital transformation at APG & Co (Sportscraft, Saba, JAG & Willow) and delivering omni-channel at John Lewis (UK) with over 30% of sales online. Paul’s retail experience includes online specialists (Warehouse Express, figleaves.com) and he has previous IT delivery and consulting experience with Avanade and Mincom.
Chief Information Officer
The Royal Australian Mint
Chief Technology Officer
I am the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Victorian State Government owned Melbourne Water.
In my 25 year career as an accomplished Senior Executive, I have delivered tangible contributions to organisations through technology transformation to support business strategy and growth.
Core to my success has been my ability to create a shared technology vision, delivered through the development and leadership of high performing teams.
I have been a member of the Financial Service Council’s Infrastructure Committee. I chaired the swimEC (superannuation, wealth and investment management Electronic Commerce) Sub-Committee which launched the swimEC standards, the precursor to new SuperStream standards (https://www.ato.gov.au/super/superstream). I maintain an active interest in the not-for-profit sector.
I have spoken by invitation nationally in the areas of eCommerce, Technology Transformation and IT Leadership.
I hold a Masters in Business Administration [MBA Executive] from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), I am Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, past Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a member of the AGSM Alumni.
Chief Information Officer
Ramsay Health Care
Chief Information Officer
Australian Taxation Office
As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ramez Katf has responsibility for the Enterprise Solutions and Technology Group.
The CIO provides leadership and strategic direction on technology in the ATO and ensures the delivery of technology services to support ATO staff. The CIO also makes sure that the ATO is taking advantage of the most innovative trends in technology to improve the experience of staff and clients.
Before joining the ATO Ramez was a Managing Director at Accenture for over 29 years working with government and non-government clients to deliver large-scale transformational change, in particular with innovative, technological business solutions.
His leadership of transformation programs span Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Previously Ramez led the transformation programs for the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, New Zealand Customs and Singapore IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore).
Areas of specialisation for Ramez include management and leadership, strategy, program delivery and technology.
Head of Technology
Southern Cross Austereo
Stephen has 17 years of information technology and transformational project experience in large multinational organisations including Microsoft, Westpac and Vodafone. An innovative business professional, he has shaped and delivered major strategic initiatives to improve service delivery and operational effectiveness, and plays a critical role in Bauer Media’s evolution from traditional print publisher to multi-platform content producer.
General Manager - Solution Engineering
Sean Langton is General Manager, Solution Engineering at Bankwest. He currently leads the largest software engineering team in WA which is responsible for the architecture, development, testing, support and delivery of Bankwest’s core banking, online banking, mobile banking, business and consumer lending, workflow, payment and risk systems.
Sean has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, with deep expertise in retail and business banking. He is passionate about the positive and transformative impact of digital technology on businesses and society at large, with a focus on the people and leadership capabilities required to thrive in a digital world. As a fellow of Leadership WA, Sean is a big believer in the value of the corporate sector engaging with the local community and he drives the largest corporate volunteering day in WA (Give1).
Sean sits on the advisory boards of the Curtin Business School of Information Systems and the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance – through which he’s been able to drive an internship program at Bankwest, adapting workplace practices to include a sector of the community who are vastly under-represented in the workforce. He is a proud supporter of Bankwest’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, such as its ‘Women in IT’ group, and he leads a diverse team with 30% female engineers and 35% female leaders.
In his spare time, Sean is busy fighting the onset of middle age through running marathons, boxing training and exercise. He occasionally comes out of retirement to play 5-a-side soccer but more often reminisces over past-glories with team mates or spends time with his wife and family enjoying travel, film and music.
Chief Information Officer
ME is an Australian bank but one with a difference. We were born at a time when Australia’s customer-owned superannuation funds wanted to create a bank that offered low-cost loans to enable all Australians to realise the dream of purchasing a home. Today we’re a fully-fledged bank and that same people-shaped philosophy remains. To us it’s very simple. The banking world is cumbersome and complex, more obsessed with themselves than their customers. At ME we are working hard to reinvent banking and to really do the things that will liberate Australians to help them get ahead. We want to make things easier, put their dreams within reach, and enable them to live the lives that they really want.
Mark Gay is the CIO at ME and is responsible for defining and delivering the technology outcomes that will underpin ME’s aspiration to reinvent banking. Mark is a seasoned technology executive who joined ME in early 2015 from GE Capital, where he held a number of senior technology roles both locally and globally including the Global Head of Technology Process, Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific, and Director of FastWorks, Quality and Strategic Programs for their Australian operation. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) from Swinburne University of Technology, and is a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Mick joined Navitas in 2016, bringing over 20 years’ experience in IT with him. He is responsible for leading the group IT function at Navitas across all of the Company’s global divisions.
He has held senior roles in a variety of industries, spanning not-for-profits, healthcare, professional services, IT, banking and finance, and education. His career has seen him work at the likes Ramsay Health Care, Ashurst, Oracle, Westpac, and Portrait Software (UK).
Most recently, Mick worked as the CIO – Business Transformation at Cerebral Palsy Alliance and before that was CIO at Ramsay Health Care for 8 years – a global, ASX-listed hospital group operating over 220 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, France, the UK, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Mick is an avid supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. He instigated the Krazy Kosci Klimb in 2014 – an empowering event which sees teenagers with Cerebral Palsy, and their families, climb to the top of Australia’s highest point, Mt Kosciuszko. The event has raised in excess of $700,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in its 3 years. In 2015, Mick was awarded the title of New South Wales Volunteer of the Year as a result of his efforts.
Chief Commercial Officer Asia Pacific
Mark is the General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer in the Asia Pacific region of GE Digital – a newly formed business that drives the development and delivery of GE’s software strategy across the organisation.
GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people by leveraging Predix, an industrial cloud platform purpose built for the demanding safety and security needs of industrials.
GE pairs world-class talent with state-of-the-art software capabilities to drive digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity – providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently.
Prior to his new role, Mark was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for GE in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the CIO for GE Global Mining. Mark’s vision for cultivating how technology supports the industry has been instrumental to the growth of GE’s Energy, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Healthcare and Financial Services businesses, in one of the company’s largest and fastest growing regions.
Before joining GE, Mark lectured in Computer Science in the UK, after having completed his PhD studies in Artificial Intelligence. Mark specialized in the use of neural networks in the analysis of big industrial data and computational linguistics.
Vice President, IT Pacific
Accor Asia Pacific
Chief Technology Officer
Aidan is a key member of the executive team at Charter Hall, providing leadership and direction for all strategic & operational technology activities.
Aidan is a technology thought leader and ‘implementer’ who focuses on how process, information and technology-enabled change can contribute directly to sustainable business growth.
With over 20 years in IT, the last 5 in Property and Real Estate, Aidan brings with him great experience in people leadership, strategic planning, program delivery, operations and innovation across a range of other industries including Commercial Software, Retail, Media, FMCG, Management Consulting, Insurance, Banking and Telco.
Aidan is also an active participant in the in the Tech start-up scene in Sydney, Australia and currently Chairs the Advisory Board for a stage 2 start-up ‘NuaMedia’, who deliver innovative multi-channel Customer Experience Management solutions to enterprises.
Group Head of Digital, Creative Services and Edge Ecosystems
Chief Information Officer
General Manager, Data
Darren Abbruzzese is the General Manager and Divisional CIO for Technology Data. His remit is to develop and execute the technology strategy and lead the global team responsible for delivery of data-related projects and innovation. Darren’s previous roles at ANZ include General Manager, Technology Institutional and Global Head of Technology for Global Markets.
Prior to joining ANZ in 2008, Darren worked across a multitude of industries through ITbased roles at Toyota, Deutsche Bank, Reuters and a dot com.
Darren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and a MBA.
Darren is married with three children and lives in Melbourne.
Declan has led some of Australia’s largest IT programs, including the end to end delivery of the Netbank system replacement for CBA and other major Programs for VHA, Westpac, Fairfax, CBA, Woolworths and Cathay Pacific.
Declan is a passionate believer in the power of project management to successfully deliver transformational business change. He is the founder, owner and Managing Director of Seven Consulting, one of Australia’s leading IT Project and Program Management consultancies, delivering Program Management Services to many of Australia’s largest Blue Chip companies. Declan works with Seven’s blue chip clients to advise them on Program Delivery capability and their major programs.
As a result Seven Consulting has a Net Promotor Score of over 50% and staff satisfaction of 97.33%.
Rob has over 40 years of experience in project and change management specialising in highly innovative people-centric and agile models of project management and executive sponsorship.
He is acknowledged as a thought leader in agile sponsorship and project management and is a highly-effective and sought after executive coach.
His pragmatic and transparent approach to project governance, benefits realisation and agile project management has been adopted by NAB across all bank project portfolios. Elements of his approach have also been adopted by CBA and other leading international organisations.
Rob is particularly focussed on the effective partnering and transfer of his models and tools to clients in order to create a sustainable client-driven outcome, with benefits realisation at the heart of these models.
He is the author of seven books including People and Project Management; Third Wave Project Management; and Radical Project Management, published by Prentice-Hall US, as well as his latest offerings; The Agile Project Manager’s Tool Kit and The Agile Sponsor.
Business Transformation Lead
Gareth has lead significant business transformation with responsibility for budgets upwards of $500m USD, teams of 1000+ across global footprints and has successfully delivered outcomes across 48 countries. He excels in developing and championing transformational change including the redesign of operating models, service delivery models, business process improvement, performance management, new or remediated enabling technologies and the associated organisational change management activities.
Gareth has wide ranging industry experience having worked across retail and investment banking, wealth management, insurance, telecommunications, travel, retail and consumer goods. Gareth’s clients include, QBE, Optus, Vodafone, Superpartners/Link, NAB, Etihad, RBS, ABN Amro, BP, Coca Cola, du, Nawas and ANZ.
Gareth is particularly passionate about customer experience and how customer insight can be leveraged to drive improvement in both transactional customer experience and the overarching lifecycle. Having lead a multi-year customer experience transformation he became intrigued by both the positive and negative impacts that can result from a reliance on the use data to drive employee behaviour and steer experience. He has also spent time focusing on how organisations can leverage data and technology to manage customer experience in a flexible multi-channel environment and the leading role that technology needs to play to achieve this.
Jeremy Hulse is responsible for the Thales Australia & New Zealand Cyber Security division. With over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry throughout the Asia Pacific region, his capabilities range from successfully developing solutions and services to building robust and profitable businesses.
Throughout his career, Jeremy has garnered extensive experience and track record in identifying and integrating cyber security across government agencies, large enterprises and service provider environments in a fast paced and dynamically changing environment. Prior to Thales Australia Jeremy held roles in organisations such as M86 Security – Vice President APAC, Oracle – APAC Director of Security and Identity Management , and Cisco – APAC Lead for the Worldwide Security Practice.
Having started his career based in Canberra, Jeremy now lives in Sydney and enjoys most sporting activities along with spending time with his family.
Chief Technology Officer
Nick Humphrey is the Chief Technology Officer of Huntsman Security, responsible for developing and delivering the strategic technology plan. He is a highly skilled solution architect conversant with the principles of leading edge cyber security and their interface with the needs of senior business stakeholders. Key innovation successes at Huntsman include:
Nick has over 15 years’ experience in high security organisations including defence, intelligence, law enforcement and finance. Prior to joining Huntsman Security, he was the EMEA Information Security Manager for Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC Inc.) and before that, with the UK Ministry of Defence.
Nick graduated with distinction from the Royal Holloway (University of London) with a Masters of Science in Information Security, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
In a world of abundant technologies and fierce competition, CIOs are shifting from service brokers to value brokers. Their expertise and vision has the potential to propel organisations forward – and the stakes of IT leadership are constantly rising. How are CIOs ensuring they keep pace with the expectations of CEOs, Boards and other stakeholders? Amid the proliferation of C-Suite positions for leaders of data, technology, security, innovation and transformation, where is the role of the CIO heading? How can CIOs hone the leadership capabilities needed for CEO and Board-level leadership?
Whether their customers are internal, B2B or B2C, vast numbers of CIOs are tuning in to the diverse facets of customer experience. How are CIOs leveraging customer insights to improve products, services and customer engagement? To what extent should understanding customer needs and satisfaction hinge upon data analytics and algorithms? 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?
Responsive business models, operational efficiencies, cost savings, personalised solutions and sustainable practices are all rooted in reliable – and sometimes unexpected – data insights. What tools and methods are improving data integration, data integrity and business intelligence? How can CIOs keep up to speed with the latest advances in analytics? How are CIOs using data and analytics to understand business needs and drive IT management decisions?
New perils and promises are constantly emerging alongside widespread advances in mobiles, apps, security analytics, the cloud, the Internet of Things and more. What are the latest threats to IT systems, and how are organisations developing the skills and infrastructure to combat them? What are the true markers of a proactive – rather than reactive – approach to IT security? How can CIOs cultivate the awareness and practices needed to make IT security an organisation-wide priority? How are CIOs determining the right balance between innovation and risk mitigation?
IT is recognised globally for its massive contributions to innovation, but improving the adaptability of IT workers and their openness to experimentation and cultural change remains a challenge for many CIOs. How are CIOs ensuring that IT professionals boost their depth of skills and experience, their morale and their willingness to embrace new initiatives? What are the benefits of job rotation among IT professionals, and as preparation for the CIO role? How can IT leaders strike the right balance between technology, people and process? How are CIOs fostering diverse talent across IT teams and up-and-coming leadership?
Robust, efficient and flexible IT infrastructure can lay the foundations for competitor-beating business models, accelerating growth and driving structural change across entire industries. What are some of the latest breakthroughs in IT infrastructure, and which ones are CIOs finding most useful? What lessons are CIOs learning from startups, and how might they apply these insights to incumbent organisations? How can CIOs foster the agility to make IT infrastructure responsive to market changes and customer demands? What tactics can secure and maintain the research and development needed for ongoing innovation?
Organisations are already fighting for relevance in the digital arms race – and the stakes for adaptation and transformation have never been higher. How are CIOs planning for the future, and helping the rest of the organisation to do the same? What are the new business opportunities emerging from technologies such as blockchain, quantum computing, autonomous machines, augmented and virtual reality, wearables and the Internet of Things? How are CIOs managing the moral and ethical implications of innovation in order to create a climate of trust?
When we think about the future, we tend to think about a world powered by technological gadgets, body enhancements and artificial intelligence, autonomous cars or even flying cars. Yet, maybe the true potential of the future will not be technology for technology, but the new generation of businesses and societies that occupy the digital landscape and redefine the boundaries of opportunities.
We spent years climbing the mountain of technology and societal development, just to find ourselves on the edge of a cliff; and while most of us are busy looking back at our achievements few brave one are about to step forward and jump into the unknown.
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.
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