Tomorrow-Ready CIO 2013

Perth 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.


Reeling in Business Intelligence

Denise Pogson, CIO and Grant Rockman CFO, MG Kailis

Business intelligence and data analytics have literally transformed the way MG Kailia makes use of its key business data.

Company CFO Grant Rockman and CIO Denise Pogson will discuss how the Perth-based marine, seafood and jewellery corporation uses business intelligence tools to analyse and predict stock levels across its entire business.

They will reveal how they have gained real insights into trends across MG Kailis'divisions to more accurately determine where to allocate resources to help increase revenue and profitability.


Digital development in Regional Western Australia

Paul Newman, Concept Developer, Geraldton Data Centre

Paul Newman is the concept developer at the Geraldton Data Centre, the first regional data centre north of Perth. He is responsible for delivering the phase 1 build of the data centre, implementing a local and regional cloud platform, as well as a purpose-built managed secure facility.

Paul will discuss developing technologies in regional Western Australia and how marketing and technology agency Market Creations leveraged these developments to roll out cloud computing and data management services, and build the state’s first regional data centre.

He will cover the technologies and difficulties the faced when rolling out this important project and how key business goals were achieved.