CIO Summit 2019

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

Opening Address and Welcome

Iggy Pintado, Managing Director, IDC Australia & New Zealand

8:50am - 9:20am

A CIO's Transformation Playbook - Opportunities, Best Practices & Tactics | Joseph Pucciarelli, Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor, IDC USA

As the reality and inevitability of new digital operating strategies and the related disruptive technologies continues to become clearer – the critical question is, “What do we do about them?” Our keynote session, created for CIOs and senior IT executives, highlights how IT organizations are responding by detailing operational tactics for: IT transformation (ITX), DevOps, Data Strategies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the associated Digital Use cases.

CIO Transformation Playbook

9:20am - 9:50am Fireside Chat: Technology-Led Enablement for a Trusted Future

 - Peter Lawther, CTO, Fujitsu
 - Stuart Long, CTO, HPE
 - Iggy Pintado, Managing Director, IDC ANZ
9:50am - 10:20am Case studies in data fusion and AI-enhanced analytics | Deepinder Singh Uppal, Vice President Technology and Innovation Public Sector, Information Builders + Former Assistant Division Director, Chief Innovations Officer and Chief Data Steward, Michigan State Police

Deepinder Singh Uppal was an assistant division director, chief innovations officer and chief data steward for the Michigan State Police. In this role, he conceptualised, co-designed and led project teams to implement the first hybrid environment for the police’s large-scale data integration initiative.   At this year’s Sydney CIO Summit, Deepinder will present compelling use cases around how organisations across multiple vertical markets are using data fusion (integrating multiple data sources) and AI-enhanced analytics to achieve their strategic goals.
10:20am - 10:50am

Morning Tea & Networking

10:50am - 
Meeting the skills crisis head-on: Fireside Chat | Judy Marshall, Head of Services and Technology Education, Global NTT
11:05am - 11:35am Women in IT Panel Discussion: Breaking down barriers and changing perspectives

 - Ursula Phillips, Group CIO, Real Pet Food Company
 - Hilda Clune, Tech and Transformation Leader, PwC Global
 - Julie Canepa, Head of IT, Cisco
 - Sheridan Ware, CIO & CTO, Charter Hall
 - Eliza Dawes, Head of Marketing, GitHub

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?
11:35am - 11:50am    Closing the DX Gap with Integration: ROI, Revenue & Results from Real Customers | David Irecki, Director, Solutions Consulting – APJ, Dell Boomi  

Closing the DX Gap with Integration

 11:50am - 12:05pm Simplifying Complexity To Unlock Innovation | David Eglin, Sales Lead, Google Chrome Enterprise
12:05pm - 12:35pm

Digital IT Maturity Matrix

Nicola Dorling,Chief Digital Officer, Cardno & CIO Executive Council Advisory Board Chair 

From the depths of Hype Cycles to the disruptive impact of the fourth industrial revolution CxOs are bombarded with an ongoing procession of complex and contradicting leadership strategies and methodologies.
Against this background, the CIO Executive Council identified an urgent need to develop a simple, effective strategic diagnostic and planning tool for Digital Leaders including a ground-breaking leadership methodology.
This session will launch, the Digital IT Maturity Matrix and illustrate how it can be used as the foundation for assessment, through strategy development and implementation to career and personal development planning.

Digital Maturity Matrix

12:35pm - 12.50pm Defining Automation and its consequences | Govind Sandhu, Co-Founder & COO, AntWorks
12:50pm - 1:50pm

Lunch & Networking

2:05pm - 3:35pm

Interactive Streams | During this time the conference audience will be split into two streams & attendees will have the opportunity to participate in either the Executive Networking Roundtables (Stream One) OR  Main Plenary Discussion (Stream Two). 

3:35pm - 4:05pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
4:05pm - 4:20pm Top Considerations For Collaborative Communications in the Cloud | Peter Hughes, Regional Vice President - Australia, RingCentral
4:20pm - 4:50pm 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.
4:50pm - 5:20pm Closing remarks & prize draws
5:20pm - 6:30pm Networking Drinks | Proudly Sponsored by AntWorks

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Executive Networking Table Sponsors

Gold Plus Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Breakfast Roundtable Sponsor

Coffee Cart Sponsors

Hospitality Sponsor

Networking Drinks Sponsor

Branding Sponsor



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


Crown Towers Perth Great Eastern Highway Burswood WA Australia



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


Hilton Sydney 488 George St Sydney NSW Australia



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

Sponsored by

  • HPE
  • Fujitsu
  • Google Chrome
  • Dell Boomi
  • Pluralsight
  • RingCentral
  • Antworks
  • Information Builders
  • StorageCraft
  • Antworks
  • GitHub
  • LastPass
  • Consensys
  • Google Chrome Enterprise
  • Information Builders
  • Pluralsight
  • Dell Boomi
  • Outsystems
  • Antworks
  • HPE
  • Lenovo
  • Druva
  • Fujitsu
  • Denodo
  • Targus
  • Fujitsu Run My Process
  • Talend
  • Snowflake
  • Skillsoft
  • Avanaser
  • Skillsoft
  • Antworks
  • FPT
  • LastPass
  • Antworks
  • Ring Central
  • Antworks
  • 3dotDigital

Who Should Attend

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