Melbourne CIO Inner Circle

9 March 2023 | Q Events by Metropolis

9 March 2023
Q Events by Metropolis

Collaborate with your peers

Join Melbourne's top CIOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realisation

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Digital Talent & Agility for Speedy Outcomes

Melbourne CIO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Fadi AlJa'fari

Deakin University
Cyber Security and Risk Director

John Ellis


Tracey Evans


Matt Mueller

Iluka Resources Limited

Martha O'Sullivan

The Reject Shop
GM Technology


9 March 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Digitally-Driven Outcomes, Secure Business Decisions

Vijay Chaudhari headshot

Vijay Chaudhari

Team Lead, Solutions Engineering


Fadi AlJa'fari headshot

Fadi AlJa'fari

Cyber Security and Risk Director

Deakin University

Martha O'Sullivan headshot

Martha O'Sullivan

GM Technology

The Reject Shop

Maria Paz headshot

Maria Paz



Ed Tollinton headshot

Ed Tollinton



Daisy Wong headshot

Daisy Wong

Security Culture and Awareness Lead


Peter Wolski headshot

Peter Wolski

Head of Cyber & Information Security


As global economic and political volatility continue, the enterprise is looking at IT and Security functions to accelerate secure digital ecosystems in order to create an avenue for high growth and quicker benefits. To respond to this increased demand, CIOs and CISOs are scaling productivity by solving business challenges by architecting secure and sophisticated ecosystems. This ensures insights are delivered to key decision-makers. Organisations are moving beyond the stage of ‘transformation’ and now demanding digital execution, as they position the enterprise to weather economic storms and unpredictable setbacks in the future.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs are capturing the outcomes of digital execution.

Accelerating Decision Making for Timely Value Realisation

  • How secure is your current digital ecosystem? What about your data ecosystem? What are the next steps in making it both more secure and more efficient? 

  • What are you doing to enable business leaders with dashboards and insights in real-time? How are you protecting other lines of business data? 

  • Have you seen the level of adoption that you’d like from leaders to impact quicker decision-making? What steps have you taken to identify value realisation and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics?

Digital Talent & Agility for Speedy Outcomes

  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? Are they more business or technology-focused?

  • Many CIOs and CISOs are merging their teams for some tasks to enhance agility. Have you done this? If so, what benefits are you seeing? How are you changing mindsets, while supporting agile journeys?

  • How do you start building your tech, IT and security environments for the future workforce?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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