2019 in Review

There is an incoming data storm, and CIOs are at the helm. Empowered as captains of change, CIOs are assuming immense responsibility to steer their organisations through a turbulent social, political and technological landscape. Digital leaders have never been better positioned to influence consumer and business outcomes.

Celebrating its 5th year, the 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 2019.

Why attend?


  • Learn from the exemplary workplace practices of the world’s highest performing companies
  • Discover first hand experiences on new approaches, differentiators and concepts from premier IT thought-leaders
  • Acquire actionable insights for your business in a changed & consumer-led world
  • Gain forward insight on advanced analytic and security imperatives
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers, where CIOs talk to CIOs in a five-star environment
  • Discover what the future holds for CIO

Gain access

// 12 Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 150+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

2019 Speakers

Cindy Taibi
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
The New York Times (USA)
Dr Megan Clark AC
Australian Space Agency
Hari Eppanapally
Vice President
Bank of New York Mellon (USA)
Bob Hennessy
Group Chief Information Officer
Stephen Pearson
Chief Information Officer
Federal Department of Defence
Greg Wells
Chief Information and Digital Officer
NSW Government
Rocky Scopelliti
Director, Centre for Industry 4.0
Brendan Harrap
Chief Technology Officer
Mike Dudarenok
Former Chief Customer Officer, Technology
Flight Centre Travel Group
William Payne
Chief Information Officer
Joanne Stubbs
Former Chief Information Officer & Non-Executive Director
Bakers Delight
David Hackshall
Chief Information Officer
John Sutherland
Chief Information Officer
Ramsay Health Care
James Spenceley
Mark Drasutis
Chief Digital Officer
IAG Customer Labs
Stuart Harrison
Chief Information Security Officer
Stephen Haddad
Chief Technology Officer
Southern Cross Austereo
Dan Taylor
General Manager of Innovation
Adrian Letchford
Senior Data Scientist
Sven Lindell
Chief Digital Officer
Declan Boylan
Seven Consulting
Ahmed Saeed
Head of Targeted Data Platforms & Decision Science
Fox Sports Australia
Paul Shetler
Co-founder and Partner
Michael Bryant
Program Director
Seven Consulting
Ian Gibson
Chief Commercial Officer
SuperChoice Services
Gareth James
Managing Director
Seven Consulting
Jane Livesey
Matt Coates
Dominic Price
Work Futurist
Clive Astbury
Sales Engineer
Associate Professor Shanton Chang
Academic, School of Computing and Information Systems
University of Melbourne
Kayhan Karimi
Account Executive


  • Commanding Voices: New Conversations at the Height of Leadership
  • Augmenting the People on Machine Pathways
  • Braving the Incoming Data Storm
  • Commercial Minds: Breaking Free from Insular Innovation
  • Not if But When: The Ready State of Cyber-Security
  • Power in Balance: Exercising Influence in the Consumer Age
  • Returns not Rhetoric: Demystifying the Digital Landscape



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. A strict screening process and strong delegate focus ensures a senior executive only event to discuss the future of IT in Australia

A unique sponsor format will position you and your brand as a thought leader amongst the decision makers in IT. From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this audience, before, during and after the event.

The CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through with limited sponsor packages to allow you stand out amongst a few.

The forum is an ideal marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior IT professionals.

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

  • 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.


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    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 when full refunds will be issued. 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.


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    Cancellation Policy:
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  • 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]

    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