CIO Summit 2019

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8:00 - 8:30 Registration - arrival tea and coffee
8:40 - 8:50

Opening Address and Welcome

8:50 - 9:20 CIO’s Digital Determination Playbook: The Race to the Future Enterprise | Sandra Ng, Senior Vice President - Practice Group, IDC Asia/ Pacific

In this IDC keynote, Sandra Ng will be sharing the new digital transformation benchmark, the Future Enterprise, and what it means for CIOs and technology functions to step up and successfully enable their organizations to scale leadership, empathy, insight, resilience and work model. These masteries will shape the future of organisations (both private and public) as new digital economies translate to new consumption, competition and collaboration in the marketplace.
9:20 - 9:50 Fireside Chat: Technology-Led Enablement for a Trusted Future
9:50 - 10:05 TED Style Talk
10:05 - 10:35

Morning Tea & Networking

10:35 - 10:50 TED Style Talk
10:50 - 11:30 Women in IT Panel Discussion: Breaking down barriers and changing perspectives, featuring:
        - Jennifer O'Brien, Associate Editor, CIO
        - Salvatore Trimboli, Chief Technology Officer, E.L. & C. Baillieu Limited  

Despite many businesses attracting and retaining more women, a massive gender gap still exists - particularly in the IT industry, where female CIOs represent only 10 per cent of the IT workforce across Australia. No doubt, it’s an uphill battle the industry faces in trying to approach gender parity. Understandably, any meaningful change is recognisably slow in the making. But there are success stories and positive moves on the horizon. In that vein, and for the first time at this year’s CIO Summit in Melbourne, we’re assembling a cast of successful female leaders to reveal insights and personal stories of challenges and triumphs in climbing the corporate IT ladder. This 30-minute interactive panel discussion will delve into how the industry can tackle the ongoing gender diversity challenge; how to better celebrate the role women play in the industry; and how women can buck the trend and take a more prominent place in the traditionally male-dominated IT industry. The panel will delve into: Why the gender gap? How can women overcome imposter syndrome? How can IT be better sold to young women? How the industry can better foster diversity and make a real difference? How leadership and mentoring are key to inspiring the next generation?
11:30 - 11:45

TED Style Talk

11:45 - 12:00 TED Style Talk
12:00 - 12:30

Drop Your Tools – Does Expertise have a Dark Side? | Sean Brady, Forensic Engineer

All professionals possess some measure of expertise, and not only is this expertise useful, it is usually also necessary to do the job. In general, this expertise is viewed as a good thing. But what if there is an issue with expertise? Is expertise always a good thing? This presentation will discuss how expertise has limitations when it is applied outside its normal area of application, and how these limitations will typically not be evident to the individual applying the expertise. Further, even in situations where evidence suggests the application of the expertise is inappropriate, it is likely that an individual will continue to apply their expertise regardless of its inappropriateness. To explore these issues the presentation will examine the behaviour of a group of firefighters fighting a wildfire in Mann Gulch in the US in 1949, it will look at psychological studies that examine the concept of Priming, and it will discuss how the game of baseball can assist in unravelling why expertise can sometimes let us down.
12:30 - 12.45 TED Style Talk
12:45 - 13:45

Lunch & Networking

13:45 - 15:15

Executive Networking Tables: Mini Roundtable Insight Discussions | Emerald Session

15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Tea & Networking
15:45 - 16:15 Keep the lights on and innovate: How to strike the right balance
16:15 - 16:45 It all Started with an Email
Michael Connory, CEO, Security in Depth

A review and demonstration on how and why 81% of worldwide data breaches begin with a simple email. Michael will be demonstrating  an actual cyber-attack utilising an email to start the chain of Cyber incidents as well as providing information how hacking groups such as APT10 target organisations around the world – and successfully hacked IBM, HP and SAP.
16:45 - 17:00 Closing remarks, prize draws, networking

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Tuesday, 13th Aug 2019 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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Wednesday, 20th Nov 2019 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf Melbourne VIC Australia
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Who Should Attend

  • CIOs, IT Directors, GM IT, Heads of IT
  • CTOs , VPs
  • 2ICT, IT Managers