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 12 May.
// 5 Keynotes
// Executive learning agenda
// 20+ Industry speakers
// 150+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment
Chief Information Officer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA)
Randi Levin is an innovative and transformational business and technology executive with proven experience in government, the private sector domestically and internationally, consulting and many other industries. She is a flexible and highly experienced leader with emphasis in strategic planning, transformation, transparency and efficiency initiatives and leading edge thinking as well as implementation. She is a results-oriented business manager with outstanding interpersonal skills.
Randi has spent 30+ years in Information Technology, as a CIO, Applications, Infrastructure and consulting capacities. She spent 5+ years as the CTO for the City of Los Angeles, overseeing a staff of over 800, partnering with 43 city divisions aiding in the transformation from paper to digital, from old processes to new, and implementing new technologies. Randi has served as CIO for Cast & Crew and Forest Lawn, and VP of Worldwide Corporate Systems for NBC Universal and the Walt Disney Company, as well as numerous other organizations, primarily in Southern California.
Randi was the first Public and Private sector CTO or CIO to implement Google Applications – Gmail for the enterprise in 2008. Her extensive partnership with Google provided the city many benefits beyond just a new email system and began the city’s digital transformation.
Randi has lived in the Los Angeles area for approximately 25 years and has two grown children. Randi graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Arizona.
Chief Information Officer, Commercial Banking – Asia Pacific
Group Chief Information Officer
Chief Data Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Information Officer
Cameron Stone is Group Chief Information Officer of Virgin Australia, the leading airline of Australia. Cameron joined Virgin Australia in 2013 and as CIO carries the responsibility for leading Technology across the Group, which includes TigerAir, VA Regional Air, Cargo and Velocity Frequent Flyer.
Prior to joining Virgin Australia, Cameron was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Aurizon, Australia’s largest rail freight operator. He was also Head of Legal, Australia and New Zealand for Lexmark Australia after holding Senior Technology roles at Suncorp, Bank of Queensland and Queensland Health.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Law from the University of Southern Queensland, an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering from Queensland University of Technology and a Diploma of Business in Frontline Management from the Australian Institute of Management.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors paddle boarding and hiking with his wife. They take every chance they get to travel internationally and pursue adventures hand in hand. Cameron loves Texas BBQ and is on a lifelong quest to cook the perfect brisket.
Chief Information Officer, Australia and New Zealand
As Chief Information Officer, Sami is responsible for delivering high-quality, reliable and performance-enhancing technology services across Bupa. Having joined Bupa more than 12 years ago, Sami has held a number of technical and senior leadership roles across various Information Services teams, where he has driven significant performance and service improvements for the business, our customers and our people. Since becoming CIO in February 2016, Sami has led the transformation of Information Services to become more customer-focused, agile, collaborative and efficient, which has improved the colleague and customer experience as reflected by significant improvements in employee and colleague Net Promoter Scores. Sami was recently recognised externally for his track record as a transformational leader making a significant business impact, when he was placed in the Top 3 CIOs in Australia, as judged by CIO50. In addition to more than 30 years of information technology experience at a variety of industries spanning multiple continents, Sami’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Quality Management.
Chief Transformation Officer
Tanya is a Business Transformation Executive with a demonstrated ability to develop new business ideas and successfully implement them across a business. She is a leader who is enthusiastic about driving change and organisational growth. Having been in senior roles for over twenty years, she has experience working with Board Directors, Executive teams and regulators, to drive change across industries including Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Technology, Retail and Property, Federal Government and Utilities. Tanya is currently the Chief Transformation Officer at Alinta Energy, overseeing an enterprise wide transformation to scale up the business to meet ambitious growth targets whilst also meeting evolving regulatory requirements and intense market competition. Prior to Alinta, Tanya developed the digital and data strategy for Austrade as their Chief Digital Officer. Tanya holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), is a graduate of the Company Directors course, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Head of Cyber Security and Risk
Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
Director of Data Science & Analytics
Global Fashion Group
Kshira Saagar (Shee-Rah Sa-Ga) has been with the Analytics/Decision Sciences industry for almost a decade now having worked across Americas, Asia, Europe and more importantly Australia. The bulk of his work has been focussed on developing solutions for the Data Science and Analytics problem spaces of the Retail, Telecom and Insurance marketing departments at some of the leading Fortune 100 clients. In his other roles, he has also enabled decision making through data for clients from the Media, Healthcare, Aviation, Logistics and FMCG organisations. Kshira believes in making data everyone’s job at an organisation and not have it just as a specialty role.
In his current role at Global Fashion Group (the parent company of THE ICONIC), as the Director of Analytics and Data Science, he’s responsible for enabling data driven smart-decision making across 14 different countries within the fashion e-commerce space. Previously at Datalicious & prior to that at Fairfax, he was responsible for institutionalising data-driven analytics across the company’s core competencies and building new-age analytical products for the organisation.
Head of IT
Seven West Media
I started my career as a developer, moved into data as my area of specialty and then found myself as a project manager and ultimately a leader. I’ve worked mainly in Australia but also had a 3-year stint in Asia. These experiences have developed me so that I am most effective in an environment with a focus on continuous improvement and get excited by leading teams through wholesale transformation.
As Head of IT, I have full responsibility for corporate IT for Channel 7 and Pacific Magazines, Australia wide. This includes a team of 40 people that are distributed across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The team supports a user base of approximately 3500 across 13 sites. The role manages teams that have responsibility for ensuring operational stability, providing end user support and managing the delivery of projects for the business.
Chief Information Officer
David Hackshall is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Cochlear Ltd, a leader in cochlea implant technology that supports over 500,000 people with hearing loss around the world. Since commencing his role in July 2015, David has overseen the organisation’s global IT capability with a focus on innovating technology to further improve the Cochlear recipient’s journey. Based in Sydney, David operates in a global capacity with operations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Under David’s supervision the Cochlear technology function has undertaken a material restructure whilst delivering a number of customer facing and internal cornerstone applications. David was also recently selected by his peers to be included in the top 10 CIOs across Australia and New Zealand. David has over 20 years’ of experience in driving technological transformation spanning differing industry sectors. He has worked in some of Australia’s leading companies including logistics, financial services and now medical devices. David holds both a Master of Information Technology Management and MBA from Macquarie University.
Chief Information Security Officer
NSW Fire Brigades
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
The Master of Information Systems (Executive) is a new online graduate course developed for ambitious senior information technology managers currently in an executive role and those who aspire to be C-level executives . This innovative course incorporates emerging trends and the latest industry requirements to ensure your learning is relevant and practical. The online course structure allows you to plan your study around your career aspirations and you can choose from a range of innovative subject areas. You will also have the opportunity to network with high-achieving peers and leading experts.
Snowflake started with a clear vision: Make modern data warehousing effective, affordable and accessible to all data users. Snowflake enables the data-driven enterprise with instant elasticity, secure data sharing and per-second pricing, across multiple clouds. Because traditional on-premises and cloud solutions struggle at this, Snowflake developed a new product with a new built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits.
Rimini Street (Nasdaq: RMNI) is the global leader in providing third-party enterprise software support services to over 1,700 active clients. We enable licensees of Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software to enjoy ultra-responsive support, save up to 90 percent on total support costs and free up funds to drive innovation.
Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. With thousands of customers worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI protects the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems against cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attacks. Darktrace has over 800 employees and 40 offices worldwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.
Software Compliance are masters at unravelling license complexity for business. Our specialist services combined with our cloud ComplianceWare discovery and inventory tool provide all the software license certainty you need.
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
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Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2020 CIO Forum, being held on the 12 May.
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.BOOK NOW
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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?
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