Tomorrow-Ready CIO 2013

Melbourne Agenda




Hot plated breakfast served


Welcome by CIO Online Editor – Byron Connolly


The CIO of the Future

Ross Dawson, Leading Futurist, Author and Business Strategy Advisor

Ross Dawson, a leading futurist, author and business strategy advisor, will present his framework for the “CIO of the future.” He will outline how certain key trends are transforming the role of Australia’s CIOs and IT leaders as they prepare for the strategic business challenges of tomorrow.                                                               

Ross will also discuss why technology and is now well and truly at the heart of business strategy, and how various trends are transforming the role of CIOs and their IT departments..


Data is a game changer

Samir Mahir, CIO, Tennis Australia

Innovative technology systems play a huge part in helping Tennis Australia achieve its business and strategic goals at its world-renowned tournament, the Australian Open. These systems deliver real-time information to coaches, players, media and fans.

Tennis Australia’s CIO Samir Mahir will outline how the organisation used data analytics and business intelligence to engage fans and guide coaches and players during the 2013 Australian Open.

He will also reveal how the organisation gauged spectator’s opinions of the year’s event through social media to quickly plan and execute a range of on-demand services using cloud computing infrastructure.


Enabling your organisation to turn information into a business asset

Dr Jamie Mustard, Deputy Head of School of Information Management, Deakin University

Technological advances of the past decade combined with the mass adoption of social media and digital devices have changed the role of information in our economy. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day, the challenges and opportunities of unlocking the hidden insights of Big Data are making headlines in business reports across the globe. Organisations that have the technological tools and skills to capture, analyse and use information to improve their operational and strategic performance are gaining a clear competitive advantage. This presentation explores the Business Analytics value-chain, the skills in Big Data management required in the business of tomorrow, the role of the CIO in enabling Analytics within their organisation and how Deakin University is developing Business Analytics skills.


Panel Discussion and Q&A