Sydney CIO Inner Circle

22 August 2024 | Ace Hotel Sydney

22 August 2024
Ace Hotel Sydney


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:

Strengthening C-Suite Partnerships for Digital Business Initiatives

Driving Secure Modernisation and Collaboration

Communicating Risk Across the Board

Sydney 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

Nishanth Chandran

Suncorp Group
Head Of Technology Strategy and Transformation

Lea Cornelius

Compass Group Australia

Paul Murphy

Chief Information Officer


22 August 2024

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Redesigning Partnerships Across the C-Suite to Accelerate Secure Digital Business

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Kurt Hansen


Tesserent Group

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Bianca Jordaan

Chief Digital and Information Officer

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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James Madigan

Chief Information Officer

A2 Milk Company

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Tim Eckersley

Chief Technology Officer

NSW Health Pathology

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Francis Mason

Manager Cyber Risk and Governance


CIOs and CISOs find themselves in a challenging context of budget constraints and increasing demands from the organisation. This, combined with an ongoing pressure for greater efficiency, means that IT & security leaders must focus on transparency and communication across the C-suite to better exceed the outcomes from their digital technology investments and drive value. But with the ever-increasing complexity of digital business and AI innovation, scaling governance and enabling consistent ways of working can be tough to deliver.

How can CIOs and CISOs better drive an understanding that secure modernisation is a shared responsibility? What are the best ways to engage business colleagues in new, agile ways of working and co-deliver initiatives together?

Join your peers to discuss how to drive business value and true collaboration across the organisation.

Engaging the C-Suite and Driving Secure Modernisation

  • How are you currently working with your C-suite to overcome budget, talent and capacity constraints? How should this change in the face of scarce resources?

  • What strategies are you employing to communicate risk across the board?

  • How have you worked with senior executive leaders to optimise operating models to better manage and deliver digital capabilities?

  • How are you adapting your approach to advise on safe and secure practices across the business to keep up with innovation and modernisation?

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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The closest parking garage is a 3 minute walk from the venue at Secure Parking - Goulburn Street Car Park.

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Saba Hayat

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