20 October 2022
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, Australia
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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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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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Jenny Simpson
Chief Technology Officer

Football Australia
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Jenny Simpson
Chief Technology Officer

Football Australia
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Tim Hogarth
Chief Technology Officer

ANZ
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Tim Hogarth
Chief Technology Officer

ANZ
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Dr Jon Whittle
Director

CSIRO's Data61
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Dr Jon Whittle
Director

CSIRO's Data61
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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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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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Matt Rodda
General Manager IT & Program Management

Baby Bunting
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Matt Rodda
General Manager IT & Program Management

Baby Bunting
Matt is the GM IT & Transformation at Baby Bunting, a specialist retailer of baby goods with 64 stores in Australia and soon to be expanding into New Zealand. Since joining Baby Bunting in late 2018, Matt played a key role in the oversight and delivery of several transformational projects that have leveraged technology to improve the experience for customers and team members, contributing to ongoing business growth. Matt focuses on ensuring that technology investment is aligned to business strategy and is happiest when joint technology and business teams deliver amazing outcomes for customers and employees. His experience driving technology-enabled transformation has included several Australian retailers and global businesses. A curious explorer at heart, Matt has travelled extensively around the world with his family. To stay sane during COVID restrictions, Matt took up running and plans to complete his first marathon this year.
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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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Abdullah Khan
Director, Group Technology

AMP
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Abdullah Khan
Director, Group Technology

AMP
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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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Stephen Haddad
Chief Technology Officer

Southern Cross Austereo
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Stephen Haddad
Chief Technology Officer

Southern Cross Austereo
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Venkat Balakrishnan
Chief Information Security Officer

TAL
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Venkat Balakrishnan
Chief Information Security Officer

TAL
Venkat has nearly 18 years of experience in enhancing the cyber security capability of several organisations across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to taking up the CISO role of TAL, he worked with several CISOs across APAC especially within the financial services sector to develop and deliver multi-year cyber security strategy and transformations. At EY, he built and led the Cyber Threat Management practice across APAC with a combination of onshore/offshore team of over 80. He was instrumental in positioning EY as the leader in Managed Security Services across various Analyst evaluations, such as, IDC and Forrester. He built the Cyber Security Program and Enterprise Security Architecture practices during his early days at EY. He led global security operations at DXC along with the regional security architecture function. During his early days, he worked with the ASD on a cyber security research work, and earned a PhD in Computer Science with a thesis in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. He has four book chapters and ten research publications, and has presented his research work at various universities across Americas, Europe and Asia.
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Sandie Matthews
Chief Information Officer

Department of Education NSW
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Sandie Matthews
Chief Information Officer

Department of Education NSW
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Crispin Blackall
Executive General Manager, Technology Transformation

nbn Co
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Crispin Blackall
Executive General Manager, Technology Transformation

nbn Co
Crispin joined nbn in May 2021 following on from a 22 year career at Telstra where he held a number of leadership positions including leading the Online (Digital) Channel, CTO Telstra BigPond, Director Global Enterprise Product Engineering, Director Consumer Product Engineering, and Executive Mobile & IoT. His leadership experience includes leading the planning, design, engineering, operations and lifecycle management teams for enterprise and consumer (both fixed and mobile services). Crispin Joined nbnTM as the Executive General Manager, Technology Transformation in Systems Engineering Operations (SEO). Crispin took on the Systems Digital Roadmap and established the Enterprise Simplicity 2025 program. The Technology Transformation team also includes the SEO Partner Experience team which has been working closely with our RSP partners. His team also includes the SEO Incubator Labs which focus on rapidly trialling and accelerating the delivery of technology value.

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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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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
$1785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 23/07/2022)
$795 + GST
$2385 + GST

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

COVID ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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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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