Melbourne CIO Inner Circle

17 August 2023 | Alto Event Space

17 August 2023
Alto Event Space

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:

Assessing the current state of digital business as a joint IT and business challenge

Engaging business partners for joint decision making

Using credibility instead of fear to effect change and motivate accountability

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

CISO - Asia Pacific

Tracey Evans


Matt Mueller

Iluka Resources Limited
CIO and Group Risk Manager

Martha O'Sullivan

The Reject Shop
GM Technology


17 August 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Secure Digital Business – Sharing Accountability Across the Organisation

Devan Naidoo headshot

Devan Naidoo

Technology Director, Retirement & Superannuation Solutions

Link Group

Christie Lim headshot

Christie Lim

GM Cyber and Information Security

Vicinity Centres

Shane Moffitt headshot

Shane Moffitt

Deputy CISO - Whole of Victorian Government

Department of Premier & Cabinet Victoria

Paula O'Toole headshot

Paula O'Toole


Timberlink Australia

Damien Smith headshot

Damien Smith

Head of Cyber Security

Asahi Beverages

Kathryn Young headshot

Kathryn Young


Catholic Church Insurance

Bastian Uber headshot

Bastian Uber

Chief Digital and Information Officer

John Holland

Shared responsibility for accelerating digital business and its impacts will come about when CIOs and CISOs equip the business to actively participate in decision-making. Recent cybersecurity events and hybrid models have demonstrated that digital transformation is as much a business challenge as it is an IT one. How should CIOs and CISOs work together in order to make digital decisions alongside business partners, using credibility instead of fear to effect change and motivate accountability across the organisation? Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs can work together to influence business leaders and foster collaboration with business-side partners.

Topic 1: Assessing the Current State of Digital Business as a joint IT and Business Challenge

  • What metrics are you currently using to demonstrate your organisations tech, IT and security environments?

  • How are you demonstrating the business value of new digital initiatives?

  • Are you working with the board to establish governance models that share responsibility for digital initiatives? How successful has this been?

Topic 2: Engaging Business Partners for Joint Decision Making

  • How are you involving business leaders around cyber decision-making to ensure joint responsibility?

  • What methods have you found effective when communicating the balance of risk, value and cost?

  • How are you leveraging influence and credibility to foster communication and collaboration across the organisation?

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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