20 October 2022
Swissotel Sydney, Australia
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Welcome

The ongoing pandemic has triggered an evolution of capabilities and ignited a revolution in technological integration. Rapidly evolving technologies have forever altered the digital landscape, and as we emerge through the pandemic, businesses will encounter foreign terrain that obscures pitfalls with promises, risks with opportunity. This is a path that cannot be successfully travelled alone, but instead requires the input of trusted partners and the precise execution of modern technology.

The CIO Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority to advance this crucial dialogue. This October, over 200 of the nation’s leading CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors will unite to respond to the opportunities emerging from the upturn economy. From data and personalisation through cyber-security and infrastructure, the Forum is an essential platform for responding to the digital change sweeping through all sectors of the national economy.

Why Attend

  • We consistently secure 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 them the questions that matter to you.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the event. We dive deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focussed agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.

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20+ Industry Speakers
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1 Powerful Day
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Executive Learning Agenda
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7 Keynotes
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2022 Speakers

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Damon Rees
Chief Executive Officer

Service NSW
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Damon Rees
Chief Executive Officer

Service NSW
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Richard Heeley
CIO - Head of Technology BFS

Macquarie Group
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Richard Heeley
CIO - Head of Technology BFS

Macquarie Group
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Dr Carolina Pinart
Group Head of R&D Information Technology

Nestle Global IT Hub Barcelona (ES)
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Dr Carolina Pinart
Group Head of R&D Information Technology

Nestle Global IT Hub Barcelona (ES)
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Tim Hogarth
Chief Technology Officer

ANZ
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Tim Hogarth
Chief Technology Officer

ANZ
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Chris Venter
Chief Technology Officer

REA Group
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Chris Venter
Chief Technology Officer

REA Group
Responsible for leading REA Group’s technology strategy and providing the platforms underpinning REA's products, services and operations. A passionate technologist who is focused on building a talented, engaged and motivated engineering organisation. Loves creating solutions that make it easy for people to experience the world, whilst maintaining the philosophy to start with the customer and work backwards to find the right technology to enable the best customer experience. With over 27 years’ experience within the IT industry ranging from professional services at Accenture and Deloitte to start-ups and large software companies like Oracle. Prior to joining REA, held various senior positions at ANZ leading their agile transformation and Digital portfolios.
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Simon Smith
General Manager Technology

Rest Super
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Simon Smith
General Manager Technology

Rest Super
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Claudine Ogilvie
Asia Pacific Director, Digital and Innovation Senior Executive

Compass Group
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Claudine Ogilvie
Asia Pacific Director, Digital and Innovation Senior Executive

Compass Group
Claudine Ogilvie is the Asia Pacific Director, Digital and Innovation (including data) for Compass Group. where her focus is on digital excellence and strategy, customer centricity, ESG, and building a data driven culture. She is a board director and senior executive experienced in the food industry and customer centric organisations. Claudine was recently Non-Executive director for Youi Insurance and she has led technology, innovation and transformations through senior executive leadership roles for the Jetstar Group of Airlines (Qantas Group), Ridley Corporation (Agri-food); strategy and management consulting at KPMG; and career foundations in sales, marketing and product management. Claudine was awarded Top CIO50 in Australia in 2016. She is a 2015 graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and enjoys a wealth of international experience through Jetstar’s Branded Airlines (Singapore, Japan, Vietnam), Ridley’s Thai operations, work with KPMG in China and other international leadership roles. She was an ASEAN Emerging Leader (A2ELP in conjunction with the 27th AEAN Pacific Roundtable in KL) in 2013, completed the AsiaLink Leaders program in 2013 (Melbourne University) and has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (B.Bus) and a Diploma of Business Management from the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce Reims, France (Dip.Mgnt). Coach and mentor to talented young aspiring leaders from a variety of industries and a former Australian Olympic Sailing Development team member, experienced in high performance environments, leadership effectiveness.
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Brad Blyth
Chief Information Officer

Kmart
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Brad Blyth
Chief Information Officer

Kmart
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Angela Goodsir
Founder and Director

Thinkly
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Angela Goodsir
Founder and Director

Thinkly
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Abdullah Khan
Director, Group Technology

AMP
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Abdullah Khan
Director, Group Technology

AMP

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  • 9:20 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 9:25 am
    Opening Ministerial Address
  • 9:35 am
    Keynote
  • 9:55 am
    Outlook Session

    Changing Survival Interests: Achieving Resilience Through Technology  

    The years lived under the shroud of the pandemic have provided CIOs with an opportunity to become champions of change. Never before has the responsiveness, connectedness, and security afforded by the effective integration of technology been more highly demanded, or more effectively delivered. In this Session, we will hear how CIOs have secured their standing as business leaders by empowering their organisations to respond to a volatile operating environment. We will unpack the current state of the consumer and technology landscape to better understand the challenges and opportunities that CIOs must be cognisant of in today’s age.

  • 10:40 am
    Industry Keynote
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments
  • 11:30 am
    Event Partner Keynote
  • 12:00 pm
    Leadership Session

    Technology at the Helm: Decisive Leadership in Transformative Times 

    Transformation is a perpetual cycle; new technologies are constantly emerging, user demands are always evolving, and the competitive baseline for businesses reliably rises. In this age of incredible advancement, digital leaders must exhibit the same adaptability as the technology they deploy. In this Session, we will explore how CIOs are infusing technology across the business and driving organisational change to secure success. We will explore the series of relationships that define executive leadership to better understand what it takes to not only be a leader in technology, but a leader of business.

     

  • 12:45 pm
    Keynote
  • 1:05 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 1:10 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 2:00 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 2:20 pm
    Transformation Session

    Vision and Execution: Sustaining Technological Growth  

    Positioned at the frontier of digital transformation, CIOs are racing against an exponential technology curve to meet rising business demands. A clear transformative vision and deep business acumen are required to usher in the changes that will define business success. In this Session, we will hear how CIOs are responding to a market that demands sheer efficiency, immediate responsiveness, and sustained growth. We will unpack the challenges each of our panellists have faced on their own transformation journeys to better understand what defines the successful implementation of technology in business today.

  • 3:05 pm
    Keynote
  • 3:25 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments
  • 4:00 pm
    Security Session

    Security and Strategy in a Changing World 

    Cyber-risk is a reality lived daily for modern businesses. The risks are well-founded and the consequences tangible; an erosion of consumer trust, a shattering of reputation, and the removal of social license to operate. CIOs must be vigilant and responsiveness, and businesses must be connected and empowered to operate with confidence in our modern environment. In this Session, we will break down the strategy and infrastructure businesses have adopted to best secure their operations. We will hear how businesses are adapting in real-time to emerging threats, and driving cybersecurity priorities and investments with an outcomes-driven approach.

  • 4:45 pm
    Closing Keynote
  • 5:05 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
  • 5:10 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 5:15 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 6:30 pm
    Close of Forum
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SPONSORS

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2021 Event Partner | crestron.com
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2021 Diamond Sponsor | okta.com
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2021 Gold Sponsor | solista.com.au
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2021 Gold Sponsor | waterstons.com.au
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2021 Associate Sponsor | silkroadtechnology.com
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2021 Official Partner | docusign.com.au
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Crestron is a global leader in workplace technology, designing and engineering unified communications and audio-visual solutions for enterprise and governments. Crestron delivers a complete workplace experience, with their certified Microsoft Teams and native Zoom solutions including room scheduling, video conferencing, wireless presentation and cloud management. Crestron’s technology makes it easy to collaborate and meet confidently. 

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Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. Okta’s Identity Cloud enables organisations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 application integrations, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business.

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Solista enables Australian organisations to confidently and securely drive their digital evolution, harnessing strategic thinking, leading technology, and world-class consulting. Future looking enterprises need robust cyber partnerships. Solista enables organisations to create a sustainable competitive advantage in and focus on innovation.

 

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Waterstons blends technology with strategy, freeing the future potential of brilliant people and organisations, with information security at the heart of what we do. We’ve been doing it for almost three decades, forging trusted partnerships with ambitious organisations around the world.

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SilkRoad Technology is the world leader in strategic Talent Management. We design personalised employee journeys to increase retention and maximise agility across our Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance and Learning solutions.

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DocuSign helps organisations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature, the world’s #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, over a million customers and more than a billion users in over 180 countries use the DocuSign Agreement Cloud to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people’s lives.

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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 7th 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 brand activations complement survey and live polling options for effective brand positioning and interactivity. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior IT professionals, the CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

Venue/Accommodation

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Swissotel Sydney

68 Market St, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Accommodation Offer at the Swissotel:

To book, please contact the In-House Reservations Team via email SSY.Reservations@swissotel.com or telephone 02 9238 8888 and quote the following code“CIO6080922”. This code will provide a 10% discount off the best available rate at the time of booking. A credit card will need to be provided in order to secure the booking and is subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy.

The In-House Reservations Team is available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. You can also find accommodation information on their website here. Please note in order to receive the 10% discount the Reservations Team must be contacted.

 

Accommodation Offer at Novotel Sydney Darling Square:

To book, please email H3021@accor.com or call +612 8217 4000 to speak with reservations. Delegates are required to quote ‘CONNECTMED22’ to receive a 10% discount on their Best Flexible Rate. For more information please click here.

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 22/07/2022)
$595 + GST
$1,785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 23/07/2022)
$795 + GST
$2,385 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email jessicaef@connectmedia.com to register.

COVID ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority. Please click here to find out more.

 

For any other questions, please contact team@connectmedia.com.

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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