Welcome

Rapidly evolving technologies have forever altered the digital landscape. What began as an evolution of capabilities has become a revolution of technology – a digital age moving at a speed with no historic precedent. This is a journey that can no longer be successfully travelled alone, instead requiring the input of trusted partners and the precise execution of modern technology.

Firmly established as the singular IT leadership event of the Asia-Pacific region, the CIO Forum is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.

2019 welcomed industry game changers including the Head of Information Technology of Uber (USA), the Head of the Australian Space Agency, and Chief Information Officers from Boral, Lendlease, and Ramsay Health Care. This year, over 200 esteemed CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors from all sectors of the national economy will make the ICC their home on 8 September.

Why attend?

  • For five years we have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the Forum. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
  • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes focussed agenda.
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Gain access

// 5 Keynotes
// Executive learning agenda
// 20+ Industry speakers
// 150+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


speaker
Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
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Richard Lord
Chief Information Officer, Commercial Banking – Asia Pacific
HSBC (HK)
speaker
Debbie Taylor
Chief Information Officer
NBN Co.
speaker
Bob Hennessy
Group Chief Information Officer
Lendlease
speaker
Fawad Nazir
Chief Technology Officer
Telstra
speaker
Bettina McMahon
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
speaker
Jamie Twiss
Chief Data Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Westpac
speaker
Sami Yalavac
Chief Information Officer, Australia and New Zealand
Bupa
speaker
Fred Thiele
Group Chief Information Security Officer
Transport for NSW
speaker
Tanya Graham
Chief Transformation Officer
Alinta Energy
speaker
David Hackshall
Chief Information Officer
Cochlear
speaker
Joe Locandro
Chief Digital and Business Transformation Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator
speaker
Daminda Kumara
Head of Cyber Security and Risk
Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
speaker
Kshira Saagar
Director of Data Science & Analytics
Global Fashion Group
speaker
Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer
NSW Fire Brigades
speaker
Elizabeth Wilson
Chief Information Officer
Department of Education and Training, Victoria
speaker
Dan Chesterman
Chief Information Officer
ASX
speaker
Jeff Campbell
Cyber & Information Security Officer
Horizon Power
speaker
Angela Goodsir
Founder and Director
Thinkly
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Sessions

Tuesday 8th September 2020
  • 08:25Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chair

    Angela Goodsir
    Founder and Director
    Thinkly
  • 08:55Opening Ministerial Addresss

    Connecting Australia
    Hon Paul Fletcher MP
    Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

  • 09:05International Keynote (via Live Link)

    Intentional Innovation and a New Digital Strategy
    Richard Lord
    Chief Information Officer, Commercial Banking – Asia Pacific
    HSBC (HK)
  • 09:30Leadership Session

    New Conversations: Unleashing Courageous Leadership

    Business value is created at the frontiers 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. In this session, we will uncover insights to influence to better understand how CIOs are navigating an increasingly chaotic technological landscape and shaping the strategic agenda.

    Bob Hennessy
    Group Chief Information Officer
    Lendlease
    Dan Chesterman
    Chief Information Officer
    ASX
    Bettina McMahon
    Interim Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 10:20Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 10:50Partner Keynote

  • 11:20Transformation Session

    The Metrics of Success: Bringing Clarity to Critical Pathways

    Successful program delivery goes beyond having a principled approach. Metrics are the glue that holds key stakeholders to honest and accountable dialogue – but without the right approach, what you measure might compound complexity, not resolve it. How do you define and align key stakeholders behind a common vision, a desired destination? And how do you fine-tune a critical pathway to achieving this success while responding to uncertainty? What metrics are indispensable for achieving transparency and navigating large-scale transformations? What are proven management strategies for overcoming transformation fatigue?

    Tanya Graham
    Chief Transformation Officer
    Alinta Energy
    David Hackshall
    Chief Information Officer
    Cochlear
    Elizabeth Wilson
    Chief Information Officer
    Department of Education and Training, Victoria
  • 12:10Lunch Welcome Remarks

  • 12:20Lunch & Networking

  • 13:10National Keynote

    Aligning IT and Business Strategy for Growth
    Bob Hennessy
    Group Chief Information Officer
    Lendlease
  • 13:35Security Session

    Security at the Core: Infrastructure that Responds to Business

    Resilience and flexibility have become thoroughly enmeshed in today’s dynamic technological environment. Businesses are now subscribing to a shift away from ownership in a move to future-proof their data management and enhance capability, security and confidence in a threat landscape that is constantly mutating. In this session, we’ll hear how flexible infrastructure enables flexible working, and unpack how leading organisations are empowering decision-makers across the business hierarchy to think creatively atop a basis of secure, dependable data.

    Daminda Kumara
    Head of Cyber Security and Risk
    Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
    Asaf Ahmad
    Chief Information Security Officer
    NSW Fire Brigades
    Jeff Campbell
    Cyber & Information Security Officer
    Horizon Power
    Fred Thiele
    Group Chief Information Security Officer
    Transport for NSW
  • 14:25Industry Keynote

    Rethinking Customer Strategy in the New Data Economy
    Jamie Twiss
    Chief Data Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
    Westpac
  • 14:45Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:05Trailblazer Keynote

    Debbie Taylor
    Chief Information Officer
    NBN Co.
  • 15:30Consumer Session

    Power in Balance: Exercising Influence in the Consumer Age

    We are mining the complexities of the world around us in greater detail than ever before. CIOs have a wealth of data at their disposal, and consumers now expect to be understood. In this session, we will consider how the convergence of consumer-driven technologies is creating new opportunities for enhanced CX and personalisation, and examine how CIOs are enriching customer profiles and integrating across the business to generate sources of value closer to the consumer.

    Kshira Saagar
    Director of Data Science & Analytics
    Global Fashion Group
    Sami Yalavac
    Chief Information Officer, Australia and New Zealand
    Bupa
    Joe Locandro
    Chief Digital and Business Transformation Officer
    Australian Energy Market Operator
  • 16:20Locknote Keynote

    Role of 5G in Navigating Digital Disruption
    Fawad Nazir
    Chief Technology Officer
    Telstra
  • 16:45Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Angela Goodsir
    Founder and Director
    Thinkly
  • 16:50Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.harbourit.com.au

Harbour IT is a market leader in cloud and managed services offerings for Australian organisations. Our enterprise-grade infrastructure technology can provide the reliability and scalability your business needs. We pride ourselves on being flexible and personable in creating specifically tailored solutions designed to help you achieve your business goals.

www.silkroadtechnology.com

SilkRoad Technology is the world’s leader software provider in strategic onboarding for talent activation, and deliver more than 25 million new employee experiences every year globally. We deliver strategic onboarding solutions and services that begin with Recruiting and encompass Performance Management and Learning to deliver seamless experiences that attract, retain and align employees to business strategy throughout the entire employee lifecycle. We deliver enterprise-level, scalable, and secure solutions tailored to your business requirements and culture.

Celebrating its 6th year, the CIO Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with IT professionals, the CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2019

Jack Martin – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: [email protected]

Flights

 

Official Airline Partner

 

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2020 CIO Forum, being held on the 8 September.

Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal below.

When booking, use the allocated code CIOF20 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline.

With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Sydney, Australia for the CIO Forum in 2020.

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ACCOMMODATION

For a discounted rate on accommodation at the Novotel Sydney, Darling Square, email [email protected] or call (02) 8217 4000 and quote  ‘CIO Forum’.

Register Here


Pricing and Discounts Early Bird Registration
(until 24/07/2020)
Standard Registration
(from 25/07/2020)
1 Delegate $595 + GST $695 + GST
4 Delegates (includes 1 FREE) $1,785 + GST $2085 + GST
8 Delegates (includes 2 FREE) $3,570 + GST $4170 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to IT professionals, email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 Additional Information – Secure your place with confidence

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health and the ICC Sydney. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to delivering this event for you

  • 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 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. 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 Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event. Where Connect Media is unable to run the event in the next 12 months (from the date of the event), you will be entitled to a full refund. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements. Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected].

    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 [email protected]. To view our full privacy policy please visit: https://connectmedia.com/privacy-policy/.

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, 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 [email protected]

    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 [email protected]om.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.

    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.

    What is a Service Provider?

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

    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.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees