Melbourne CIO Virtual Executive Summit

2 December 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT

2 December 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Melbourne CIO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes


Jithma Beneragama

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Executive Director Digital, Design and Innovation

Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer


2 December 2020

09:00 - 10:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Future Focus - 2021 CIO & CISO Strategies

 To kick off the day, this panel of CIOs and CISOs will share their top of mind priorities for 2021. With learnings from the unprecedented environment of 2020, what leadership, organisational and technology priorities are technology and security leaders looking to address?

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing Cloud Transformation

 Organisations continue a push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud operations
  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of deployments
  • Balancing on-prem and cloud with lessons learned in remote work

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

IT Strategy Shift – Pivoting with the Digital Customer

 The spring pandemic only accelerated the growing trend of building out engaging digital experiences that meet your customers where they live. In this boardroom discussion, CIOs collaborate over new and innovative ways to connect digital-first consumers with the brands they follow.

In this virtual boardroom discussion, CIOs will discuss:

  • Strategies to partner across the organisation to drive digital offerings
  • How to identify and execute digital priorities
  • Best practices for implementing on an accelerated timeline

11:00 - 11:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

 The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CIOs and CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities. Join a C-level executive from our community as they share how their organisation pivoted through the disruptions of 2020 to drive business strategy and engagement.

11:45 - 12:15 AEDT Break

12:15 - 13:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote


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13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Real Value of AI

 Management boards and CIOs alike talk at length about the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business processes, proficiency and performance. This session aims beyond the AI hype to target real world results in the enterprise.

Join your peers to discuss:

  • Building AI awareness and capabilities to move from POCs to production
  • Practical use cases that drive successful outcomes
  • The right tools and suppliers for your business

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Navigating the Organisation Through Tomorrow’s Cyberthreats

 At a time when customer trust is paramount and private data is precious, a major breach can be catastrophic for any organisation. Effective security is an essential part of effective business strategy, yet security leaders face an ever-growing challenge to guide their enterprise through the evolving threat landscape.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape
  • The role today’s CISO plays in guiding business strategy to mitigate risk
  • Communication strategies for educating users about security – and holding them accountable

14:00 - 14:00 AEDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


Melbourne CIO Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Denzil Fernandez

(04) 282 88 558