Tomorrow-Ready CIO 2013

Sydney 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.


Tomorrow's CIOs, Today's Business Leaders

John Brand, VP, Principal Analyst, CIO Group, Forrester Research

Technology is no longer about information and the technology that manages it. It's about intelligence, interactions and the relationship our business users have with technology. Forrester calls it the move from "systems of record" to "systems of engagement". While the current term "CIO" engenders a spirit of managing corporate information assets, the reality for many is that today's CIO role is still just as much about managing people, operations, platforms, products, vendors and contracts as it is about developing the strategic business value of information. So while we sometimes become distracted by the day-to-day running of our businesses, we tend to forget that the world truly is changing around us. The decisions we make today will either transform or constrain us. So what will tomorrow's CIO role look like? Forrester believes the move to "Chief Business Technology Officer" will be swift and decisive. It will be a true business leadership role that embraces continuous deployment, masters organisational capabilities in sourcing and governance, and actively supports business transformation with innovations that matter.


Panel Discussion and Q&A