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Welcome

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.

The 5th annual 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?

This event features an ambitious, case study-driven agenda with over 35 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of digital transformation in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from some of the world’s foremost companies.

  • 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

Speakers


speaker
Shobhana Ahluwalia
Head of Information Technology
Uber (USA)
speaker
Leo Liu
Head of IT Asia Pacific
TESLA (HK)
speaker
Cindy Taibi
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
The New York Times (USA)
speaker
Dr Megan Clark AC
Head
Australian Space Agency
speaker
Hari Eppanapally
Vice President
Bank of New York Mellon (USA)
Co-Founder
GITA Fund
speaker
Patrick Morrison
Chief of Broadcast and Conference Services
The United Nations (USA)
speaker
Bob Hennessy
Group Chief Information Officer
Lendlease
speaker
Geraldine McBride
Non-Executive Director
National Australia Bank
speaker
Stephen Pearson
Chief Information Officer
Federal Department of Defence
speaker
John Cox
Chief Information Officer
Australia Post
speaker
Mike Dudarenok
Chief Customer Officer, Technology
Flight Centre Travel Group
speaker
William Payne
Chief Information Officer
Boral
speaker
Mark Cohen
Chief Technology Officer
Domain Group
speaker
David Hackshall
Chief Information Officer
Cochlear
speaker
John Sutherland
Chief Information Officer
Ramsay Health Care
speaker
Sami Yalavac
Chief Information Officer
Bupa Australia and New Zealand
speaker
Sarah Harland
Chief Information Officer
Suncorp
speaker
Anne Weatherston
Chief Transformation Officer
Energy Australia
speaker
Rocky Scopelliti
Director
Centre for Industry 4.0
speaker
James Spenceley
Chairman
Airtasker
speaker
Lionel Hill
Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Asset Services & Valuations
CBRE
speaker
George Thomas
Chief Information Officer
JLL
speaker
Dr Anthony Vlasic
Chief Security Officer
Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Government
speaker
Ahmed Saeed
Head of Targeted Data Platforms & Decision Science
Fox Sports Australia
speaker
Mark Drasutis
Chief Digital Officer
IAG Customer Labs
speaker
Fiona Macgregor
Chief Information & Innovation Officer and (Acting) Chief Customer & Brand Officer
TAL
speaker
Pam Rebecca
Chief Strategy, Innovation & Digital
World Vision Australia
speaker
Stephen Haddad
Chief Technology Officer
Southern Cross Austereo
speaker
Adrian Letchford
Senior Data Scientist
Airtasker
speaker
Declan Boylan
Founder
Seven Consulting
speaker
Senior Representative
PwC
speaker
Michael Bryant
Program Director
Seven Consulting
speaker
Gareth James
Managing Director
Seven Consulting
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Sessions

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Wednesday 13th March 2019
  • 08:20Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Anne Weatherston
    Chief Transformation Officer
    Energy Australia
  • 08:55Opening Ministerial Address

  • 09:05Visionary Keynote

    Listening, Learning & Leadership: Building an IT Function that is Relevant, Inclusive & Responsive
    Shobhana Ahluwalia
    Head of Information Technology
    Uber (USA)
  • 09:35Leadership Session

    Commanding Voices: New Conversations at the Height of Leadership

    The operational mantle that has for so long masked technology leaders is cracking. As architects of transformation and technology playmakers that bear so heavily on an organisation’s success, CIOs have never been better positioned to stake their claim at the height of leadership. Having achieved operational excellence, how can CIOs begin shaping business strategy beyond technology? And how can you climb without a direct line to the CEO? What are CIOs doing to continuously renew their technical knowledge and fully assume business leadership positions?

    John Sutherland
    Chief Information Officer
    Ramsay Health Care
    Shobhana Ahluwalia
    Head of Information Technology
    Uber (USA)
    Dr Anthony Vlasic
    Chief Security Officer
    Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Government
  • 10:25Industry Keynote

    Maintaining the trust through technological transformation
    John Cox
    Chief Information Officer
    Australia Post
  • 10:45Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:15Partner Keynote

    Strategic Alignment in a Changing World

    As organisations rely on self-directed teams to pivot and change, it is harder to know whether effort is actually leading toward strategic outcomes. In addition, leaders tell us they are finding it difficult to really know whether programs / projects are on track.

    Declan and Michael will explore the changes to delivery metrics in an agile world, actual experiences from a successful multi $100m agile program and what  the optimum balanced dashboard might look like for agile delivery.

    Declan Boylan
    Founder
    Seven Consulting
    Michael Bryant
    Program Director
    Seven Consulting
  • 11:45People Session

    Augmenting the People on Machine Pathways

    The human-capital implications of artificial intelligence and robotics advancements are increasingly tangible. Continued machine-driven change is inevitable, but there are opportunities for creation for workers at the core. How are CIOs identifying and managing talent to retain knowledge capital in their organisations? And how is technology evolving approaches to workforce enablement? Can CIOs strike a balance between internal talent and external partners to thrive in a dynamic environment? Should IT be strategically positioned throughout the business to create unity and build capability?

    Senior Representative

    PwC
    Sami Yalavac
    Chief Information Officer
    Bupa Australia and New Zealand
    John Cox
    Chief Information Officer
    Australia Post
  • 12:35Industry Keynote

    Industry 4.0 – Digitising Australian enterprises for the next industrial revolution
    Rocky Scopelliti
    Director
    Centre for Industry 4.0
  • 13:00Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00Industry Keynote

    The Next Wave: Redefining Our Workforce
    Mike Dudarenok
    Chief Customer Officer, Technology
    Flight Centre Travel Group
  • 14:20Advanced Analytics Session

    Braving the Incoming Data Storm

    The case for advanced analytics is made often, but rarely overstated. As data terminals become enmeshed in the infrastructure of our everyday lives, decision-makers risk drowning in a sea of potential insight. What controls are necessary when democratising data to empower line of business users? With the explosion of consumer touchpoints across the Internet of Things, how are data leaders harmonising an array of cloud-hosted data sources? Is the architecture of data lakes being undermined now that real-time insights are a competitive imperative? And how are CIOs interrogating the ROI of data investments?

    Ahmed Saeed
    Head of Targeted Data Platforms & Decision Science
    Fox Sports Australia
    Adrian Letchford
    Senior Data Scientist
    Airtasker
    George Thomas
    Chief Information Officer
    JLL
  • 15:10Boardroom Keynote

    Disruptive Innovation
    James Spenceley
    Chairman
    Airtasker
  • 15:30Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:55Global Keynote

    Business and IT: Partnerships that Power Innovation
    Hari Eppanapally
    Vice President
    Bank of New York Mellon (USA) Co-Founder
    GITA Fund
  • 16:15Transformation Session

    Commercial Minds: Breaking Free from Insular Innovation

    Technology is where pressure meets possibility. As competitive and fiscal pressures collide, CIOs must create a roadmap for identifying and commercialising viable endeavours. How can CIOs build their influence in the theatre of innovation? What processes are businesses embedding to commercialise new initiatives? How can CIOs overcome change resistance from latent business leaders? And when and how should CIOs push their teams to create rather than facilitate? Should the CIO play a greater role in pursuing partnerships and curating an innovation ecosystem?

    Mike Dudarenok
    Chief Customer Officer, Technology
    Flight Centre Travel Group
    Pam Rebecca
    Chief Strategy, Innovation & Digital
    World Vision Australia
    Stephen Haddad
    Chief Technology Officer
    Southern Cross Austereo
    Gareth James
    Managing Director
    Seven Consulting
  • 17:00Visionary Keynote

    Accelerating with AI
    Leo Liu
    Head of IT Asia Pacific
    TESLA (HK)
  • 17:35Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Anne Weatherston
    Chief Transformation Officer
    Energy Australia
  • 17:40Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:40Close of Day One

Thursday 14th March 2019
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Anne Weatherston
    Chief Transformation Officer
    Energy Australia
  • 09:05Opening Keynote

    The Strategic CIO - Insights to Influence
    Bob Hennessy
    Group Chief Information Officer
    Lendlease
  • 09:25Security Session

    Not if But When: The Ready State of Cyber-Security

    A recent string of audacious cyber-attacks has reinforced the value of data assets in the eyes of business leaders and criminals alike. The prevailing defence mantra is not if but when, with business leaders shoring up their security to withstand inevitable attacks. How are business leaders quantifying ROI and justifying security expenditure? From common attacks on vendors to identifying countries of origin, how are CISOs building their threat intelligence? And how are CISOs enforcing a cultural-shift to reinforce the human element of cyber security? What is being done to harmonise security guidance from government for greater national strength?

    Stephen Pearson
    Chief Information Officer
    Federal Department of Defence
    Bob Hennessy
    Group Chief Information Officer
    Lendlease
  • 10:15Keynote Interview

    Leadership for a Culture of Innovation - Tools Tactics and Execution
    Geraldine McBride
    Non-Executive Director
    National Australia Bank
  • 10:35Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Platinum Keynote

    Senior Representative

    PwC
  • 11:30Consumer Session

    Power in Balance: Exercising Influence in the Consumer Age

    Consumers live in a world of near limitless choice, but they are not disproportionately empowered. The convergence of consumer-driven technologies has yielded an arsenal of data for CIOs to wield. How are CIOs consolidating consumer touchpoints to enrich customer profiles across the business? And how are technology leaders integrating across the full suite of business functions to advance consumer-centred objectives? Are existing consumer protections adequate, and should CIOs assume greater responsibility in this space?

    Mark Cohen
    Chief Technology Officer
    Domain Group
    Mark Drasutis
    Chief Digital Officer
    IAG Customer Labs
    Fiona Macgregor
    Chief Information & Innovation Officer and (Acting) Chief Customer & Brand Officer
    TAL
  • 12:20Visionary Keynote

    Seeking New Horizons for Tech Innovation
    Dr Megan Clark AC
    Head
    Australian Space Agency
  • 12:40Lunch & Networking

  • 13:40Industry Keynote

    Lost Business Distinctions: Unleashing a Digital Revolution
    William Payne
    Chief Information Officer
    Boral
  • 14:05Opportunity Session

    Returns not Rhetoric: Demystifying the Digital Landscape

    Technology raises alluring yet allusive promises. Revolutionary digital tools are unlocking new avenues of creation, but the sheer pace of discovery – compounded by budget restraints – renders technological renewal a matter of real consequence.  When confronted by experimental or immature technology, how are CIOs uncloaking false promises and delivering real value to the business? And how are CIOs aligning with the business to forecast the profitability of technological investments? How best should CIOs manage the influence of domineering, digital giants in the marketplace?

    David Hackshall
    Chief Information Officer
    Cochlear
    Sarah Harland
    Chief Information Officer
    Suncorp
    William Payne
    Chief Information Officer
    Boral
    Rocky Scopelliti
    Director
    Centre for Industry 4.0
  • 14:55Mastermind Keynote

    Cindy Taibi
    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
    The New York Times (USA)
  • 15:25Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Anne Weatherston
    Chief Transformation Officer
    Energy Australia
  • 15:30Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.sevenconsulting.com

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.

www.pwc.com.au

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.

www.unimelb.edu.au/mise

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.

www.swcompliance.com.au

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 5th 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]

Venue

Swissotel Sydney

68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000.
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Accommodation

Details to come.

 

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 14 Dec) Standard Price Per Delegate
IT Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
IT Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 + GST
IT Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 + GST
IT Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 + GST

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

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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