IN-PERSON

Melbourne CIO Inner Circle

6 March 2024 | The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne

6 March 2024
The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne

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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:

Managing Ongoing AI Expectations with Business Stakeholders

Ensuring Effective and Secure Deployment of AI

Defining your Long-Term AI Ambition

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

Tracey Evans

Seek Limited
Former CIO - APAC

Matt Mueller

Iluka Resources Limited
CIO and Group Risk Manager

Martha O'Sullivan

VMCH
CIO

Agenda


6 March 2024

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Managing Business Expectations Around AI — Controlling the Narrative

Kurt Hansen headshot

Kurt Hansen

CEO

Tesserent Group

Saeed Tasbihsazan headshot

Saeed Tasbihsazan

CTO Enterprise, Government & Financial Services

Telstra Corporation

Serge Ambrose headshot

Serge Ambrose

APAC Digital Technology Head

MMG Limited

Jamie Rossato headshot

Jamie Rossato

Chief Information Security Officer

Lion Co

Daisy Wong headshot

Daisy Wong

Security Culture and Awareness Lead

Flybuys

Alex Serrano headshot

Alex Serrano

Leader – Information Security, Pacific

Marsh Australia

John Ellis headshot

John Ellis

CISO - Asia Pacific

BUPA ANZ

Tara Dharnikota headshot

Tara Dharnikota

Head of Information Security Management

PEXA

Business leaders have high expectations about AI and other emerging technologies that CIOs and CISOs must manage. As such, technology and cybersecurity leaders must have robust strategies in place to not only manage these technologies, but also communicate their benefits and risks. Executives across the organisation all have their own thoughts and priorities around what the technology should be used for, but how do you as a leader keep control of this narrative to ensure effective and secure deployment to drive digital business success?

As C-level and board expectations continue to rise around emerging technologies, coupled with minimal increased budgets and resources, what are the key levers CIOs and CISOs are using to grow partnerships, better align with the business on these powerful technologies, and mitigate risks?

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs can create messaging that truly resonates with stakeholders on these emerging technologies.

Topic 1: Managing Ongoing AI Expectations with Business Stakeholders

  • What’s the current direction your organisation is taking on Generative AI? Are other departments aligning with IT’s direction or are they taking another route?
  • How are you communicating the benefits and risks to the board as the technology continues to iterate? What are the most effective use cases to share?
  • How are you ensuring responsible AI adoption and journey planning outside of IT? Do you have a governance plan in place or are you governing as you go?

Topic 2: Deciding your AI Ambition

  • How are you cutting through AI complexities to define your long-term AI ambition for the organisation? Who is involved in setting this north star?
  • What measures are you putting in place to secure data sets and mitigate the risk of sophisticated attacks that exploit these technologies?
  • What will the overall implication on the workforce be with your strategy? Do you see AI as an enhancement or a replacement for the workforce?

18:45 - 19:15  Networking Break

19:15 - 20:30  Summary Discussion & Dinner

20:30 - 21:30  Social Hour

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