CIO Summit 2020


Dr Fiona Kerr

Speaker, neuroscientist professor, implementer

Fiona’s consuming interest in the science and power of human connectivity continues to develop after more than 35 years of working in various industrial sectors in Australia and abroad; including power generation, automotive manufacturing, defence, pharmaceuticals, government, and artistic organisations like Cirque du Soleil.

Fiona’s Doctoral research combined neuroscience and complex systems engineering to examine how good leaders think, how they change others, and how they build adaptive, responsive, and successful organisations.

These research combinations created Fiona’s expertise in human to technology, and human to AI interaction; applicable to varied industrial and commercial environments.

To this end, she founded The NeuroTech Institute in late 2018 to investigate the neurophysiology of the interaction between people and people, and people and technology; how we shape each other, how technology shapes us, and how we should shape future technology. Neurotech explores the science of the union of human awareness and machine intelligence, and what that means for healthcare, ageing, defence, education, and industry.

Fiona maintains collaborative partnerships in Australia, the USA and Europe, advising technologists, health professionals, and governments to make productive choices and create successful outcomes regarding the economic and societal impact of technology and people.

She is an advisor to the robotics industry, the health sector, the Global centre for Modern Ageing, Finland’s national artificial intelligence program, and Defence organizations both in the USA and Australia.

She researches, consults, and speaks publicly on a wide range of topics including the neuroscience of human to human, and human to technology interactions, neurogenesis, and how good leaders create organisations that flourish.

David Reinsel

Sr. Vice President, Global Datasphere, IoT, Mobility, Security, Consumer, Semiconductors, Telecom, Client Computing and Imaging/Print/Document Solutions, IDC

Dave Reinsel is senior vice president over a number of IDC’s research areas, including: IoT, mobility, security, consumer, semiconductors, telecommunications, client computing, and imaging/print/document solutions. Mr. Reinsel and his team of over 50 analysts provide timely and industry-leading insight and analysis for IT professionals, investors, resellers, distributors, and manufacturers worldwide. In addition to delivering annual and quarterly forecasts and analyses on mainstream 2nd platform technologies, his research teams are responsible for delivering research and insight around 3rd platform pillars (e.g., Mobility) and innovation accelerators such as augmented/virtual reality, 3D printing, next generation security, and robotics. Beyond his management responsibilities, Mr. Reinsel provides custom research and consulting for IDC clients on industry trends, product requirements, and marketing strategies and maintains detailed models and research related to high profile research like the Global Datasphere.

Byron Connolly

Editor-in-Chief, CIO Australia

Byron Connolly is a highly experienced technology and business journalist and editor with 20 years’ experience. As the editor-in-chief of CIO Australia he is responsible for commissioning, writing and editing content that appears on, published by IDG Communications – Australia. Byron also facilitates roundtables and conferences for senior IT and business executives and creates content from these events.

Prior to this role, Byron was a senior writer and editor at Editor Group, a Sydney-based corporate writing agency, where he produced editorial material for some of the world’s top technology and consulting companies.

Byron was editor of technology channel publication, CRN Australia, published by Haymarket Media Group, and held senior editorial roles at technology publications ITNews and Information Week at Penton Media and APN News and Media.

He was also client services director at public relations firm Upstream Australia (now Bite Global).

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Wednesday, 23rd Sep 2020 8:45 a.m. - Thursday, 24th Sep 2020 1:45 p.m.


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Who Should Attend

  • Chief information officers
  • Chief technology officers
  • Chief digital and data officers
  • Chief security officers
  • General Managers of IT/IT Directors
  • Senior IT executives
  • IT managers and other senior business executives