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:

Embracing accelerated change and leading through disruption

Navigating the shifting future of the CIO & CISO

Creating a data-driven enterprise


Jithma Beneragama

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

Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer

Barry Magsanay

Treasury Wine Estates
Global Head of Information Security & Americas IT Services

Melinda Duke

RMIT University

Tracey Evans



2 December 2020

09:00 - 09:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Power of Digital Transformation to Drive Business Success

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Christopher Neal


Ramsay Health Care Limited

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Pieter Van Der Merwe



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Bill Lapp

Solution Architecture, Global Leader


We all remember the time when IT matters stayed within IT. But with cloud, mobility, AI/machine learning, IoT/OT—all converging to make your organisation smarter, more efficient, and more competitive—IT has become a boardroom issue. Today, IT innovators have the opportunity to take their place at the epicenter of the modern enterprise, delivering the agility, security, and user experience needed for digital transformation, thereby reducing business risk, increasing productivity, and cutting costs.

In this session Bill Lapp, Global Leader at Zscaler will discuss:

  • “Owning the moment”: IT’s opportunity to accelerate secure digital transformation
  • Best practices for securing work-from-anywhere using Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) frameworks
  • What comes next: IT’s new role as strategic business enabler

09:45 - 10:00 AEDT Break

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Identity, Access and the Strategic Approach to Trust

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Dave Lewis

Global Advisory CISO

Duo Security

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John Ellis


BUPA Australia Health

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Barry Magsanay

Global Head of Information Security & Americas IT Services

Treasury Wine Estates

As endpoints sprawl and users access systems from across the globe, the challenge of verifying identity has only become more complex. Yet each road block to verify identity is a speed bump in enterprise agility, requiring CISOs to address identity and access management from a strategic risk-management approach.

Join this session to learn:

  • Technologies that enable seamless identity management across platforms
  • How to right-size identity verification at your organization
  • The latest for zero-trust strategy, and where it makes sense

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Bringing Cloud Back Down to Earth

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Neil Campbell



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Nigel Hedges

Head of Information Security

CPA Australia

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Kevin Prior

Regional Information Security Officer - Oceania

Computershare Australia

CISOs face a constant tension between enterprise agility and enterprise security, and in today’s world, this dynamic often plays out in the context of cloud services. With the security and success of the organisation at stake, CISOs must know how to ask the right questions and “talk cloud” with the rest of the organisation all while avoiding being seen as “the office of ‘no.’”

Join this session to learn:

  • The latest solutions for effective security in the cloud
  • Strategies to transfer legacy information security governance to a cloud paradigm
  • Frameworks to evaluate hybrid on prem and cloud approaches where appropriate

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Convergence of IT and OT

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Matt Mueller

Chief Information Officer

Iluka Resources Limited

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Peter O'Donoghue


South East Water

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Andrew Hall

Head of Technology Operations

Roy Hill Australia

The Internet of Things and automation advancements have enabled manufacturing and other industries to modernize factories, reduce operational costs and raise efficiency. Due to these advancements, IT and OT need to be more aligned than ever. 

In this discussion you’ll cover:

  • Best practices to cultivate the relationship between IT and OT to drive execution
  • The inherent hurdles innovative projects create, such as change management and reskilling staff and security
  • What Industry 4.0 success looks like, and advice for those starting the journey

11:00 - 11:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Finding Success with Adopting a SASE Architecture

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David Fairman

Chief Security Officer, APAC


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Peter Robinson

Head Of Security

Zip Co Limited

Organizations are feeling a shift in the world of networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud. On-premises private data centers are no longer the place for data and workloads to exist. With this shift, security and networking are brought closer than ever. Enterprises need speed, visibility, security and reliability without compromise. Enter, the secure access service edge, better known as SASE. This evolved concept of cloud security architecture outlines a convergence of multiple security functions to offer identity-based secure access. How can your organization best position itself for the transition?

Join this session to hear about:

• Problems SASE can address in the modern enterprise

• Benefits of moving to a SASE architecture

• Insights from organizations adopting SASE today

11:45 - 12:15 AEDT Break

12:15 - 13:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Reducing IT Complexity to Accelerate Digital Business

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Dovid Clarke

Lead Security & Risk (CISO)

MMG Limited

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Cornelius Mare

Director Security Solutions


Equipped with a structured, well-governed strategy, CIOs and CISOs can simplify and refine their company’s IT and security landscape, control costs and reap more benefits from doing business in the digital age.

In this session, you will explore:

  • Creating a culture of awareness
  • Measuring and communicating risk
  • Implementing actionable intelligence

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Enabling a Distributed Workforce – The New Mandate

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Sudip Banerjee

Director, Transformation Strategy, Asia Pacific and Japan


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Richard Heron


Melbourne Water

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David Fiorina

Head of Information Technology Security


The flexibility of working from anywhere has been a boon to employee productivity and collaboration. What began as a temporary solution has now become a strategic initiative for your organisation. And it is up to you to ensure the company has the proper infrastructure to successfully and securely carry out this new corporate mandate—all while keeping an eye on the bottom line.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Phasing out hardware and software over time to free up technical talent and reduce day-to-day management and maintenance.
  • Improving the end-user experience while reducing costs and improving security.
  • Working toward a zero trust posture and what types of architecture are critical to this shift.

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Propel the Business Forward with Data at the Core

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Tracey Evans



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Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer


Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization

14:00 - 14:30 AEDT Networking

Community Discussion

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


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Melbourne CIO Programme Manager

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

Denzil Fernandez

(04) 282 88 558