14 September 2021
ICC Sydney
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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 September, over 200 of the nation’s leading CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors will unite in Sydney 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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2021 Speakers

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Harry Moseley
Global CIO

Zoom (USA)
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Harry Moseley
Global CIO

Zoom (USA)
Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm's competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director - Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company's transformation to the world's best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.

Harry has been inducted into CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world's top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine (twice) as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of BioDental Sciences, a Board Member of Rewards Network, was a National Board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo), and led Blackstone's investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).
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Dr Michael Gorriz
Group Chief Information Officer

Standard Chartered Bank (SG)
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Dr Michael Gorriz
Group Chief Information Officer

Standard Chartered Bank (SG)
Michael is responsible for defining and implementing the Bank’s technology and innovation strategy and managing the systems development and technology infrastructure which underpin the Bank’s client services.

Prior to Standard Chartered, Michael was Vice President and CIO at Daimler AG where he was globally responsible for strategy, planning and development of the Group’s IT systems, as well as the operation of its technical infrastructure.

He graduated with a Masters degree in physics from the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and obtained a PhD in Laser Engineering from the University of Stuttgart.
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Cindy Hoots
Chief Digital Officer & CIO

AstraZeneca (USA)
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Cindy Hoots
Chief Digital Officer & CIO

AstraZeneca (USA)
Cindy joined AstraZeneca in January 2020, as Chief Digital Officer & CIO. She started her career at American Medical International as an application development programmer and worked in the healthcare industry for 5 years.

Cindy has deep technical expertise and extensive global experience across a variety of industries. She spent 16 years working at Mars, Incorporated. Cindy then moved to ITT - a military/defense and high tech manufacturing company. Following her role at ITT, Cindy worked in Consumer Goods at SABMiller as the CIO for Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Cindy was the Global Vice President, Technology at Unilever based in London.

Cindy is passionate about helping companies transition from Product Centric companies into Patient/Consumer Centric companies and working with partners in a broader ecosystem to positively impact society. She is an International speaker on the topics of Future Trends, Digital, Exponential Organisations, and ‘Going from Doing Digital to Being Digital’. Cindy is a guest lecturer at several universities on the topics of Digital, AI and Leadership. Cindy is a champion of leveraging technology to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Cindy was born in Trinidad and Tobago. She has lived on 4 continents, travelled to more than 50 countries and has worked extensively in emerging markets. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology. Cindy is married and has 3 children. She moved back to the USA in January and is based in Gaithersburg.
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Flavio Aggio
Chief Information Security Officer

World Health Organization (CH)
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Flavio Aggio
Chief Information Security Officer

World Health Organization (CH)
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Miao Song
Global CIO & Global VP

MARS (BE)
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Miao Song
Global CIO & Global VP

MARS (BE)
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Noel Jarrett
Chief Data & AI Officer

Telstra
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Noel Jarrett
Chief Data & AI Officer

Telstra
Noel Jarrett is the Chief Data & AI Officer for Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company and national brand. Noel is responsible for delivering Telstra’s:

• Data & analytics strategy
• Data architecture
• Data governance
• Data management
• Machine learning & artificial intelligence.

With an extensive career in technology businesses in Australia & Asia, Noel’s experience spans the diverse strategic, technology, operational and cultural issues faced by a challenger greenfield start-up company through to a market leading mature business. This unique blend of skills and experience enables him to champion and execute transformational change that delivers superior business outcomes in dynamic, highly complex technology environments. His recent secondment to the Chief Information & Security Officer (CISO) Asia Pacific role for Telstra during the COVID-19 pandemic, testament to his intellectual versatility and unmatched ability to deliver accelerated operational transformation.

Noel began his professional engineering career with Australia’s Overseas Telecommunications Corporation (OTC) managing complex projects that delivered International Telecommunications networks and facilities. At a pivotal time in the deregulation of the telecommunications industry, Noel joined Optus, the new challenger organisation. As their inaugural Queensland State Manager, he pioneered the greenfield startup of Optus’ network infrastructure, workforce and business relationships. Over the next 20 years, Noel led a number of large national and international teams in various Director roles including Fixed Core Engineering, Customer Provisioning and Service Assurance.

Upon joining Telstra in 2012, Noel continued to apply his extensive experience in Director roles including Networks & Facilities, Level 3 Proactive Assurance and Customer Service Improvement. As part of the Telstra’s 2022 Strategy, Noel was appointed as its Data and Automation Solutions Executive. Noel’s role was expanded to include the development and expansion of Telstra’s big data infrastructure, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. As its current Chief Data & AI Officer, Noel has accountability for Telstra’s enterprise-wide data and analytics strategy, governance framework and data and analytics solutions.
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Roger Wahl
Chief Digital and Information Officer

John Holland
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Roger Wahl
Chief Digital and Information Officer

John Holland
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Debbie Taylor
Chief Information Officer

NBN Co
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Debbie Taylor
Chief Information Officer

NBN Co
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Sami Yalavac
Chief Information Officer

Bupa
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Sami Yalavac
Chief Information Officer

Bupa
As Chief Information Officer, Sami is responsible for delivering high-quality, reliable and performance-enhancing technology services across Bupa. Having joined Bupa more than 14 years ago, Sami has held a number of technical and senior leadership roles across various Information Services teams, where he has driven significant performance and service improvements for the business, our customers and our people.

Since becoming CIO in February 2016, Sami has led the transformation of Information Services to become more customer-focused, agile, collaborative and efficient, which has improved the colleague and customer experience as reflected by significant improvements in employee and colleague Net Promoter Scores. Sami was recently recognised externally for his track record as a transformational leader making a significant business impact, when he was placed in Australia in the top 50 CIO (#3 in 2017 and #15 in 2020), as judged by CIO50.

In addition to more than 30 years of information technology experience at a variety of industries spanning multiple continents, Sami’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Computer Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Quality Management.
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Yoke Kong Seow
Vice President of IT, Optus
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Yoke Kong Seow
Vice President of IT, Optus
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Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer

Fire & Rescue NSW
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Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer

Fire & Rescue NSW
Experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the public sector industry. Skilled in Enterprise IT Risk Management, ISO 27001 Information security management, IT Strategy, Data Recovery, and Business Continuity Management. Strong information technology professional with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic IT Leadership focused in Information Technology Governance from University of Technology, Sydney, and Masters in Management and Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
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Sandie Matthews
Chief Information Officer

Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW)
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Sandie Matthews
Chief Information Officer

Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW)
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William Payne
Chief Digital Officer

Mirvac
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William Payne
Chief Digital Officer

Mirvac
BSc, GAICD
William Payne was appointed Chief Digital Officer in March 2020. He is responsible for the strategic information technology capability as well as the broader digital strategy for the Group.

William has over 25 years experience leading technology driven change across industrial and commercial environments in industries that include construction, waste and recycling, logistics and information management. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe.

Prior to joining Mirvac, William’s roles have included Chief Information Officer for Boral, a similar role for Veolia in the UK and Executive General Manager for Strategy and Performance for Veolia Australia. He has also held the role of CEO for a technology scale-up operating in ANZ and North America.

William holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Tracey Evans
Chief Information Officer

Seek
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Tracey Evans
Chief Information Officer

Seek
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Russell Morris
Chief Information Officer

TransGrid
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Russell Morris
Chief Information Officer

TransGrid
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Ursula Phillips
Chief Information Officer

Real Pet Food Company
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Ursula Phillips
Chief Information Officer

Real Pet Food Company
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David Bolton
Chief Technology Officer

Domain
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David Bolton
Chief Technology Officer

Domain
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Colin Mapp
Chief Information Officer

Toyota Financial Services
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Colin Mapp
Chief Information Officer

Toyota Financial Services
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Richard Burke
Global Information Security Manager

Graincorp Limited
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Richard Burke
Global Information Security Manager

Graincorp Limited
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Daminda Kumara
Head of Cyber Security and Risk

Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
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Daminda Kumara
Head of Cyber Security and Risk

Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety

sessions


  • 8:15 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:40 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 8:45 am
    Opening Ministerial Address
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Global Keynote Interview

    Building the Next Phase of Digital Business – Lean agile working, digitalisation, being responsive, and scaling to be truly digital

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    Cindy Hoots
    Chief Digital Officer & CIO

    AstraZeneca (USA)
  • 9:20 am
    Leadership Session

    New Conversations: Unleashing Courageous Leadership

    Business value is created at the frontiers of technology. CIOs are navigating the most inspired age of advancement in human history, and the exponential rate of discovery holds immense potential for leaders who are empowered to adapt. In this session, we will uncover insights to influence to better understand how CIOs are navigating an increasingly chaotic technological landscape and shaping the strategic agenda.

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    Debbie Taylor
    Chief Information Officer

    NBN Co
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    Roger Wahl
    Chief Digital and Information Officer

    John Holland
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    William Payne
    Chief Digital Officer

    Mirvac
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    Sandie Matthews
    Chief Information Officer

    Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW)
  • 10:10 am
    Industry Keynote
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    Sami Yalavac
    Chief Information Officer

    Bupa
  • 10:30 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:00 am
    Event Partner Keynote
  • 11:30 am
    Transformation Session

    The Metrics of Success: Bringing Clarity to Critical Pathways

    Successful program delivery goes beyond having a principled approach. Metrics are the glue that holds key stakeholders to honest and accountable dialogue – but without the right approach, what you measure might compound complexity, not resolve it. How do you define and align key stakeholders behind a common vision, a desired destination? And how do you fine-tune a critical pathway to achieving this success while responding to uncertainty? What metrics are indispensable for achieving transparency and navigating large-scale transformations? What are proven management strategies for overcoming transformation fatigue?

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    Tracey Evans
    Chief Information Officer

    Seek
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    Yoke Kong Seow
    Vice President of IT, Optus
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    Russell Morris
    Chief Information Officer

    TransGrid
  • 12:10 pm
    Trailblazer Keynote Interview

    Accelerating the On-Demand Revolution – navigating a virtual workforce, while driving business growth and enabling innovation – Lessons Learned

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    Harry Moseley
    Global CIO

    Zoom (USA)
  • 12:30 pm
    Innovator Keynote

    Putting Data and AI to Work to Deliver Improved Business Outcomes and Market Altering Innovation

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    Noel Jarrett
    Chief Data & AI Officer

    Telstra
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch and Networking
  • 2:00 pm
    Diamond Keynote
  • 2:25 pm
    Security Session

    Security at the Core: Infrastructure that Responds to Business

    Resilience and flexibility have become thoroughly enmeshed in today’s dynamic technological environment. Businesses are now subscribing to a shift away from ownership in a move to future-proof their data management and enhance capability, security and confidence in a threat landscape that is constantly mutating. In this session, we’ll hear how flexible infrastructure enables flexible working, and unpack how leading organisations are empowering decision-makers across the business hierarchy to think creatively atop a basis of secure, dependable data.

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    Daminda Kumara
    Head of Cyber Security and Risk

    Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
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    Richard Burke
    Global Information Security Manager

    Graincorp Limited
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    Asaf Ahmad
    Chief Information Security Officer

    Fire & Rescue NSW
  • 3:05 pm
    Mastermind Keynote

    Driving Innovation at Speed and Scale

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    Dr Michael Gorriz
    Group Chief Information Officer

    Standard Chartered Bank (SG)
  • 3:25 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 4:00 pm
    Global Keynote

    Cybersecurity During Covid-19

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    Flavio Aggio
    Chief Information Security Officer

    World Health Organization (CH)
  • 4:30 pm
    Consumer Session

    Power in Balance: Exercising Influence in the Consumer Age

    We are mining the complexities of the world around us in greater detail than ever before. CIOs have a wealth of data at their disposal, and consumers now expect to be understood. In this session, we will consider how the convergence of consumer-driven technologies is creating new opportunities for enhanced CX and personalisation, and examine how CIOs are enriching customer profiles and integrating across the business to generate sources of value closer to the consumer.

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    Colin Mapp
    Chief Information Officer

    Toyota Financial Services
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    David Bolton
    Chief Technology Officer

    Domain
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    Ursula Phillips
    Chief Information Officer

    Real Pet Food Company
  • 5:10 pm
    Closing Keynote Interview

    Transformation at the Speed of Innovation

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    Miao Song
    Global CIO & Global VP

    MARS (BE)
  • 5:30 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • 5:35 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 5:40 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 6:40 pm
    Close of Forum
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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 6th 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 forward-thinking business community.

Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior IT professionals, the CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

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Venue

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 09/07/2021)
$595 + GST
$1,785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 10/07/2021)
$795 + GST
$2,385 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to commerce professionals, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID 19 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 number one priority.

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations within the venue
  • As an invitation-only event, delegate contact details are acquired prior to commencement, and on-site attendance is recorded. Delegates are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe App
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

We look forward to delivering this event for you.

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