Sydney CIO Inner Circle

30 March 2022 | The Fullerton Hotel

30 March 2022
The Fullerton Hotel

Collaborate with your peers

Join Sydney'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:

Designing a holistic digital framework

Fostering a digital-first mindset

Strategising and building support for critical business objectives

Sydney CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
SVP, Head of Security Management

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

David Reeve

Metcash Trading


30 March 2022

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

The CIO and CISO Role in Accelerating Digital Business

David Reeve headshot

David Reeve


Metcash Trading

Venkat Balakrishnan headshot

Venkat Balakrishnan


TAL Life

Dovid Clarke headshot

Dovid Clarke

Head of Cyber Security

Sydney Airport Corporation

Bianca Jordaan headshot

Bianca Jordaan

Chief Digital and Information Officer

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Laura Lees headshot

Laura Lees

Citi Country BISO - Australia/New Zealand

CitiBank Australia

Prashant Menon headshot

Prashant Menon

Managing Director IT

FedEx Australia

Andrew Philp headshot

Andrew Philp

Director – Western Enterprise

Trend Micro

Mark Smink headshot

Mark Smink

Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Jones Lang LaSalle

Russell Weir headshot

Russell Weir

Chief Information Security Officer

City of Newcastle

As digital initiatives across ANZ industries have accelerated quickly, leaders must balance the right structures and strategies. Whether restructuring existing applications, infrastructure and security ecosystems or preempting new initiatives to bring services and applications to market faster than ever before, CIOs and CISOs are immersed in strategising and building support for these critical business objectives.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CIOs and CISOs will discuss their role in proactively contributing to organizational success.

Topic 1: Designing a holistic digital framework

  • How are you optimising for future resilience and not just immediate efficiency?
  • How are you evolving your operating model to deliver better speed, agility and innovation?
  • How are you shifting funding from less valuable initiatives to new channels or services?

Topic 2: Fostering a digital-first mindset

  • How have you evolved your cross-business partnerships in the past year?
  • What’s new or next in your organizational structure to support digital business?
  • How have you established credibility in your role to drive the enterprise in a digital direction?

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



Parking & Transportation

Train Stations within walking distance to the hotel:

Wynyard Station: 4-minute walk

Martin Place Station: 3-minute walk

Parking near hotel:

No 1 Secure Parking: 159 Pitt Street

Wilson’s Parking: 123 Pitt Street (Angel Place)

*Both carparks are charged at public rates and we always recommend pre-booking if possible.

Health & Safety Guidelines

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programs, in addition to completing a health status attestation prior to arrival. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

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