Rapidly evolving technologies have forever altered the digital landscape. What began as an evolution of capabilities has become a revolution of technology – a digital age moving at a speed with no historic precedent. This is a journey that can no longer be successfully travelled alone, instead requiring the input of trusted partners and the precise execution of modern technology.

Firmly established as the singular IT leadership event of the Asia-Pacific region, the CIO Forum is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.

2019 welcomed industry game changers including the Head of Information Technology of Uber (USA), the Head of the Australian Space Agency, and Chief Information Officers from Boral, Lendlease, and Ramsay Health Care. This year, over 200 esteemed CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and IT Directors from all sectors of the national economy will make the ICC their home on 12 May.

Why attend?

  • For five years we have secured 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 the questions that matter.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the Forum. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
  • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes focussed agenda.

Gain access

// 5 Keynotes
// Executive learning agenda
// 20+ Industry speakers
// 150+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Past Speakers

Tim Campos
Facebook (USA)
Cindy Taibi
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
The New York Times (USA)
Gordon Bitko
Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
Jody Davids
Senior Vice President, Global CIO
PepsiCo (USA)
Henrik Amsinck
Senior Vice President, Corporate IT
Lego (DNK)
Anne Mullins
Lockheed Martin (USA)
Shailesh Prakash
The Washington Post (USA)
Aric Dromi
Chief Futurologist
Volvo Car Group (SE)
Abu Bakar
Chobani (USA)
John Shorter
GE Power & Water (USA)
Christophe Durand
Head of Cyber Strategy
Joe Locandro
Cathay Pacific (HKN)



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.



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?



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.



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.





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.

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 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 IT professionals, the CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2019

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

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Pricing and Discounts Launch Registration
(until 21/02/2020)
Early Bird Registration
(until 10/04/2020)
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(from 11/04/2020)
1 Delegate $495 + GST $595 + GST $695 + GST
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8 Delegates (includes 2 FREE) $2,970 + GST $3,570 + GST $4170 + GST
12 Delegates (includes 3 FREE) $4,455 + GST $5,355 + GST $6255 + GST

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