2018 In Review

The artificial distinction between technology and business is eroding. Wielding vast amounts of data and ever-advancing analytic capabilities, CIOs are now executing strategic roles central to their organisation’s success.

The CIO Forum 2018 delved into the intricacies of this strategic alignment. Case studies on the transformative power of technology painted a dynamic picture of the changing demands on workforces everywhere. We recognised the paradigm shifting impact of AI and its creative manifestations, exemplified by a bespoke organisation-wide conversational interface that arms employees with real-time, actionable data without wrestling control away from the user. This is indicative of the CIOs role as the leader through rapidly shifting technological landscapes, moulding technology around workers and vice versa.

At the National level, The Hon Angus Taylor MP provided the intent for our deep dive in the cybersecurity domain, emphasising that partnerships will be crucial for matching adversaries within a rapidly changing global threat matrix. The human elements of cyber-security were further cast into sharp relief.
Cyber-security is now everyone’s problem, with the case being made to harden human firewalls by personalising security risks within an organisation.

Why attend?

  • Gain exclusive insights from the world’s premier IT thought leaders
  • Understand how CIOs are fulfilling technology and business leadership positions
  • Learn from the exemplary workplace practices of the world’s highest-performing companies
  • Be Inspired by distinguished practice to transform your IT leadership and strategy
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five-star environment
  • Discover what the future holds for CIOs

Gain access

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

Previous Keynotes

Tim Campos
Chief Information Officer
Facebook (USA)
Filippo Passerini
Chief Information Officer
Procter & Gamble (USA)
Gordon Bitko
Chief Information Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
Jody Davids
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer
PepsiCo (USA)
Henrik Amsinck
Senior Vice President, Corporate IT
Lego (DNK)
Shailesh Prakash
Chief Information Officer
The Washington Post (USA)
Aric Dromi
Chief Futurologist
Volvo Car Group (SE)
Abu Bakar
Chief Information Officer
Chobani (USA)
John Shorter
Chief Information Officer, Engineering & Global Supply Chain
GE Power & Water (USA)
Christophe Durand
Head of Cyber Strategy
Joe Locandro
Information Technology Director
Cathay Pacific (HKN)
Anne Mullins
Chief Information Officer
Lockheed Martin (USA)
Neal Cross
Chief Innovation Officer
DBS Bank (SG)
Dr Timothy Reeves
Chief Architect, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (USA)
Sheridan Ware
Chief Information Officer
Cushman & Wakefield (HKG)
Chalee Vorakulpipat
Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (THA)


  • 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



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Celebrating its 5th year, the CIO Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

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The 5th annual CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through – a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior CIOs.

Jack Martin – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: jackm@cmgroup.com.au

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    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
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    Cancellation Policy
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    Will there be a delegate list available?
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