Sydney CIO Executive Summit

24 September 2019, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

24 September 2019
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Sydney CIO 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

Sydney CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Marco Figueroa

NSW Department of Customer Service
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Leanne Fry

AUSTRAC
Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

George Hunt

Sydney Water
General Manager - Digital, and CIO

Richard Webby

Scentre Group
Group CTO & CIO

Agenda


23 September 2019

6:30pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Please join us at Quay in the stunning Sydney Harbour, where attendees will enjoy an evening of dynamic discussion, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes.


24 September 2019 - morning

8:00am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:00am  Opening Comments

9:00am - 9:30am  Keynote

IT Generating Revenue And Business Growth

Bob Hennessy headshot

Bob Hennessy

Group CIO

Lend Lease Corporation Limited

Craig Bright headshot

Craig Bright

Group CIO

Westpac Banking Corporation

Rachel Ratcliffe headshot

Rachel Ratcliffe

VP of CIO Programs at Gartner Research Board

Gartner

As technology levels the competitive playing field across every industry, the necessity of agile transformation weighs heavily on the minds of enterprise IT leadership. Applying the principles of agility at all levels can contribute to successful reimagination of business models and technology strategies.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore how digital transformation is changing the way products and services are being delivered
  • Discover the importance of IT not just digitizing but commercializing
  • How IT can become a revenue generating role

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  CIO Featured Session

Strategically Transform Your Service Delivery Model

Nina Du Thaler headshot

Nina Du Thaler

Group Executive, Digital and Transactional Services

UnitingCare Queensland

UnitingCare Queensland is in the thick of transforming their IT service delivery model. UCQ made a decision to move from a hybrid inhouse and provider model to an outsourcing and offshore model to yield a number of benefits including maturity of the IT service delivery model, cost reductions, access to global skills and more customer focussed services.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about the approach to competitive dialog and ethical procurement used
  • Gain insight on the challenges and roadblocks to prepare for when undergoing such transformation
  • Learn how to improve the customer experience and contribute to business growth

10:45am - 11:15am  Networking Break

24 September 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:15am - 12:00pm  CIO Featured Session

Leveraging AI and ML for Better Business Results

Leanne Fry headshot

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

AUSTRAC


AUSTRAC rebuilt their technology model in a cost effective way by leveraging AI and Machine Learning, and incorporating agile capabilities to manage risk, collaborate better as a team and monitor progress. 

In this session you will: 

  • Learn what technologies help your organization keep pace through its digital transformation
  • Discover why creating a culture of innovation is necessary through change 
  • Discuss how you can ensure your AI initiative will succeed 


11:15am - 12:00pm  CIO & CISO Executive Boardroom

Collaborating and Progressing Within the C-Suite

Damon Rees headshot

Damon Rees

CEO

Service NSW

Focusing leadership teams to concentrate on driving the business forward and designing cross-functional strategic plans are two main focuses to progressing within your role as a CIO and/or CISO. Join this interactive discussion to share best practices with your peers and gain insight from a CEO.

In this session you will discuss:

  • What can CIOs and CISOs be doing now, within their roles, that translates into a CTO or CEO role?
  • How can you impact top level business outcomes?
  • What uncommon relationships have you forged that have helped you in your career progression?

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Olga Demura at (02) 9094 4986 or olga.demura@gartner.com. 

12:00pm - 12:45pm  Lunch & Comments

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Keynote

The Confidence Game: How Attackers Exploit People, and How to Stop Them

Ryan Kalember headshot

Ryan Kalember

EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy

Proofpoint

Phishing and social engineering are the ways most organizations get compromised. However, most organizations have very little idea which of their people receive sophisticated threats, targeted threats or even large volumes of threats. We call these targets VAPs (Very Attacked People), and they may not be who you would expect.

 In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to identify who’s being attacked in your organization
  • Discuss how to leverage data to better understand your adversaries
  • Learn how to tailor a protection plan for your most at risk people

1:30pm - 1:45pm  Networking Break

24 September 2019 - afternoon

1:45pm - 2:30pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

To In-Source or to Outsource – That is the Question

Andy Chauhan headshot

Andy Chauhan

CISO

Ausgrid

When building functional excellence from the ground up, nailing down the insourcing vs. outsourcing question is a key challenge in managing cost-savings and productivity. Join this interactive session where you will address challenges and create solutions with your peers.

In this session you will:

  • Discuss weighing risk appetite, program maturity, talent, cultural and budgetary factors
  • Assess what is currently working – and what is not – for your organization
  • Explore with your peers how to build consistency and create strategic partners

1:45pm - 2:30pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

The Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

Richard Stiennon headshot

Richard Stiennon

Author, Lecturer, and Chief Research Analyst

It-Harvest, LLC

Tristan Geering headshot

Tristan Geering

Chief Information Security Officer

ASX

Peter Smith headshot

Peter Smith

CIO

Mission Australia

Nav Pillai headshot

Nav Pillai

Director - Digital Transformation

Cenitex

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and executives who cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Richard Stiennon, former Gartner analyst and author of “Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey”, will outline strategies for Secure Cloud Transformation.

The session will wrap up with a fireside chat discussing how IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

1:45pm - 2:30pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

Industrial Revolution 4.0

Marco Figueroa headshot

Marco Figueroa

Group Chief Information Security Officer

NSW Department of Customer Service

Richard Webby headshot

Richard Webby

Group CTO & CIO

Scentre Group

Enterprises need to transform their workplace to address digital disruption. This session will focus on how a combination of technologies are reimagining the way we live, work and interact. As a CIO and CISO, where can we embrace opportunities to reenvision AI-powered knowledge and collaboration?

In this session you will discuss:

  • What does Industry 4.0 success look like, and what best practices have you learned starting the journey?
  • How are you handling the inherent hurdles innovtive projects create, such as change management and reskilling staff?
  • What best practices cultivate the relationship between IT and OT to drive execution?


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Olga Demura at (02) 9094 4986 or olga.demura@gartner.com. 

2:30pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm  CIO Featured Session

Putting the Customer First and The Rest Will Come

Donna-Maree Vinci headshot

Donna-Maree Vinci

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Bank of Queensland

Focusing on the people is what drive’s success for Bank of Queensland. They have enriched their customers experiences by utilizing insight and automation through analytics and AI. 

In this session you will:

  • Learn different capabilities and trends
  • Explore the benefits of a customer centric design 

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned

Gayan Benedict headshot

Gayan Benedict

CIO

Reserve Bank of Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia’s CIO will discuss how the bank navigates the challenges of digital transformation as it delivers new digital capabilities and equips its staff with necessary digital skills.

In this session you will:

  • Understand the industry drivers behind the growing complexity of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s technology landscape
  • Discuss how digital transformation contributes to addressing this increasing complexity, including strategies for platform resilience, equipping staff with the right digital skills and the importance of technology collaboration
  • Discuss Reserve Bank of Australia’s approach to balancing the competing tensions of digital transformation 

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

23 September 2019

6:30pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Please join us at Quay in the stunning Sydney Harbour, where attendees will enjoy an evening of dynamic discussion, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes.


24 September 2019 - morning

8:00am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:00am  Opening Comments

9:00am - 9:30am  Keynote

IT Generating Revenue And Business Growth

Bob Hennessy headshot

Bob Hennessy

Group CIO

Lend Lease Corporation Limited

Craig Bright headshot

Craig Bright

Group CIO

Westpac Banking Corporation

Rachel Ratcliffe headshot

Rachel Ratcliffe

VP of CIO Programs at Gartner Research Board

Gartner

As technology levels the competitive playing field across every industry, the necessity of agile transformation weighs heavily on the minds of enterprise IT leadership. Applying the principles of agility at all levels can contribute to successful reimagination of business models and technology strategies.

In this session, you will:

  • Explore how digital transformation is changing the way products and services are being delivered
  • Discover the importance of IT not just digitizing but commercializing
  • How IT can become a revenue generating role

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  CISO Featured Session

Defence in Diversification and the Proactive SOC

Raja Mukerji headshot

Raja Mukerji

Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer

ExtraHop

The rush to innovate has resulted in more sophisticated threat defences, but it has also created a complex web of tools that must be managed by an already overworked and understaffed security team. Heterogeneity of defence systems is itself a defence, so modern security teams need to approach consolidation differently.

In this session, attendees will learn how:

  • Data-first approaches to security architectures illuminates natural consolidation points
  • Cross-collaboration within the IT organisation improves security posture and reduce tool sprawl
  • Leveraging other parts of the organisation improves security posture through smarter processes and practices

10:00am - 10:45am  CISO Executive Boardroom

Addressing The Breach — Securing PII

Ben Doyle headshot

Ben Doyle

CISO Asia Pacific

Thales Australia

Siva Sivasubramanian headshot

Siva Sivasubramanian

CISO

Optus Pty Ltd

A data breach can cause a negative impact on the reputation of a company's brand and puts them at risk for increased financial liability. Join this session to discuss potential security solutions, the benefits of employee training and the importance of creating a culture of security throughout the organisation to reduce future breaches.

In this session you will discuss: 

  • How have you created relationship links between information security and legal? 
  • Have you come across private breaches in your organization? Do you know how did it happen? What are you doing to address this now? 
  • How and when should your organization formulate a data breach notification to inform the public? 

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Olga Demura at (02) 9094 4986 or olga.demura@gartner.com. 

10:45am - 11:15am  Networking Break

24 September 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:15am - 12:00pm  CISO Featured Session

Imitation Attacks - What Is Driving Attack Evolution?

Jarrod Overson headshot

Jarrod Overson

Director of Engineering

Shape Security

When attacks are dirt cheap and the rate of return is astronomical, it results in hyper-incentivised attackers. Cybersecurity teams, development lifecycles, and processes need to change to reflect the realities of attackers that just won't quit. How can organisations keep up with the evolving threats?

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the state of attack sophistication and how attackers bypass defenses like CAPTCHAs and browser fingerprinting
  • Learn how attackers are evolving to imitate humans to bypass even the newest detection mechanisms
  • Watch how attacks have evolved over the past 10 years and get insight into where attacks are going

11:15am - 12:00pm  CIO & CISO Executive Boardroom

Collaborating and Progressing Within the C-Suite

Damon Rees headshot

Damon Rees

CEO

Service NSW

Focusing leadership teams to concentrate on driving the business forward and designing cross-functional strategic plans are two main focuses to progressing within your role as a CIO and/or CISO. Join this interactive discussion to share best practices with your peers and gain insight from a CEO.

In this session you will discuss:

  • What can CIOs and CISOs be doing now, within their roles, that translates into a CTO or CEO role?
  • How can you impact top level business outcomes?
  • What uncommon relationships have you forged that have helped you in your career progression?

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CIOs and CISOs). To reserve your seat, please contact Olga Demura at (02) 9094 4986 or olga.demura@gartner.com. 

12:00pm - 12:45pm  Lunch & Comments

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Keynote

The Confidence Game: How Attackers Exploit People, and How to Stop Them

Ryan Kalember headshot

Ryan Kalember

EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy

Proofpoint

Phishing and social engineering are the ways most organizations get compromised. However, most organizations have very little idea which of their people receive sophisticated threats, targeted threats or even large volumes of threats. We call these targets VAPs (Very Attacked People), and they may not be who you would expect.

 In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to identify who’s being attacked in your organization
  • Discuss how to leverage data to better understand your adversaries
  • Learn how to tailor a protection plan for your most at risk people

1:30pm - 1:45pm  Networking Break

24 September 2019 - afternoon

1:45pm - 2:30pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

To In-Source or to Outsource – That is the Question

Andy Chauhan headshot

Andy Chauhan

CISO

Ausgrid

When building functional excellence from the ground up, nailing down the insourcing vs. outsourcing question is a key challenge in managing cost-savings and productivity. Join this interactive session where you will address challenges and create solutions with your peers.

In this session you will:

  • Discuss weighing risk appetite, program maturity, talent, cultural and budgetary factors
  • Assess what is currently working – and what is not – for your organization
  • Explore with your peers how to build consistency and create strategic partners

1:45pm - 2:30pm  CIO & CISO Featured Session

The Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

Richard Stiennon headshot

Richard Stiennon

Author, Lecturer, and Chief Research Analyst

It-Harvest, LLC

Tristan Geering headshot

Tristan Geering

Chief Information Security Officer

ASX

Peter Smith headshot

Peter Smith

CIO

Mission Australia

Nav Pillai headshot

Nav Pillai

Director - Digital Transformation

Cenitex

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and executives who cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk. Richard Stiennon, former Gartner analyst and author of “Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey”, will outline strategies for Secure Cloud Transformation.

The session will wrap up with a fireside chat discussing how IT leaders can:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information
  • Increase user performance while minimizing risk
  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

2:30pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm  CISO Featured Session

Profile of a Modern APT — The Persistence of Nation States

Yonatan Striem-Amit headshot

Yonatan Striem-Amit

CTO and Co-Founder

Cybereason

Cybereason's Co-Founder and CTO, Yonatan Striem-Amit, will discuss the future of advanced, nation state threats as they continue to develop and move into the private sector. We will examine the recently discovered APT, named Operation Soft Cell, an advanced attack targeting several global telecommunications providers.

Using the case study we will help you understand:

  • How Operation Soft Cell was carried out
  • The difference between Indicators of Behavior & Indicators of Compromise
  • How APTs are pushing enterprises to adopt a zero-trust security model
  • How to defend from APTs using a combination of prevention, detection, and both proactive and historical hunting

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned

Gayan Benedict headshot

Gayan Benedict

CIO

Reserve Bank of Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia’s CIO will discuss how the bank navigates the challenges of digital transformation as it delivers new digital capabilities and equips its staff with necessary digital skills.

In this session you will:

  • Understand the industry drivers behind the growing complexity of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s technology landscape
  • Discuss how digital transformation contributes to addressing this increasing complexity, including strategies for platform resilience, equipping staff with the right digital skills and the importance of technology collaboration
  • Discuss Reserve Bank of Australia’s approach to balancing the competing tensions of digital transformation 

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Your Community Partners


Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
Session Host
Luxury Prize Sponsors

Sydney CIO Programme Manager


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

Olga Demura

Program Manager

(02) 9094 4986

olga.demura@gartner.com