Melbourne CISO Executive Summit

3 December 2019, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

3 December 2019
Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Melbourne CISO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Melbourne CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Jithma Beneragama

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Executive Director Digital, Design and Innovation

Justin Davies

Ovato
Chief Information Officer

Matthew Perry

Orora Ltd.
CIO

Kevin Shaw

AusNet Services
Former CISO

Agenda


2 December 2019

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

Diversity and Inclusion Across the Enterprise

Jo Stewart-Rattray headshot

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Director of Information Security & IT Assurance

In this collaborative networking event find out how others are working together to lead a powerful, innovative and diverse team.

Governing body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Please join us at Vue Events at Rialto from acclaimed Vue de Monde restaurant concept. Enjoy the stunning views of the city while networking with colleagues during an evening of dynamic discussion, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes.

3 December 2019 - morning

8:00am - 8:35am  Registration & Breakfast

8:35am - 8:50am  Opening Comments

8:50am - 9:30am  Keynote

ADAPT — Surviving and Thriving through Business Transformation

Gus Balbontin headshot

Gus Balbontin

Investor, Advisor, Explorer

Colleagues like to say Gus Balbontin comes from the future — which can only help — but the Patagonia-born, former CTO and executive director of Lonely Planet has arrived in New York with practical words of wisdom, like — “Spend less time speculating about the future and more time doing something about it.” After guiding one of world’s most recognizable brands through significant business transformation, Balbontin shares what he continues to learn about thriving amid the relentless pace of disruption, including:

  • Transforming businesses, teams and individuals to successfully adapt in rapid-changing markets
  • Simplifying the often-vague concept of innovation by moving from unsolved to solved problems
  • Building a culture of trust and accountability to go beyond limitations and meet the future head-on

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

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

Industry 4.0 – Embracing the Challenge

Aleksander Subic headshot

Aleksander Subic

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development)

Swinburne University of Technology

Digital disruption is a fact of life, leaving enterprises in the unenviable position of needing to transform their business models and workforce to not only keep up, but get ahead. This session focuses on how a combination of new digital technologies and systems are reimagining the way we live, work and interact. CIOs and CISOs have the opportunity to turn this digital-transformation on its head by re-envisioning how they operate, build new capabilities and collaborate within the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

Professor Aleksandar Subic will share:

  • The benefits to transforming and changing the workforce
  • Examples of what success looks like for the manufacturing industry – and how these learnings can apply to any organization and sector
  • Updates on the National Industry 4.0 Taskforce for Testlabs and Work, Education and Training

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

Secure the Core — Protect the Applications that Run Your Business

Ian Cameron headshot

Ian Cameron

Executive Manager, Cybersecurity Strategy & Governance

Insurance Australia Group

Rob Wiggan headshot

Rob Wiggan

Associate Director Information Security

Queensland University Of Technology

Thomas Kastner headshot

Thomas Kastner

Managing Director and Head of Innovation

Onapsis

In May 2019, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing "New Exploits for Unsecure SAP Systems" after new exploits, termed "10KBlaze" were publicly released. While protecting endpoint access, phishing, and network monitoring is important, nothing else matters if your core business applications are not a primary strategic component.

In this session, we will explore:

  • Why and how ERP applications are actively under attack
  • How cloud, mobile and digital transformations are expanding the attack surface
  • Steps you can take to ensure cyber resiliency and mitigate risk

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 Kelly Douglas at 02 9459-4723 or kelly.douglas@evanta.com.

10:45am - 11:15am  Networking Break

3 December 2019 - mid-afternoon

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

Discover the Endpoint — Detect and Protect

Stuart Harrison headshot

Stuart Harrison

CISO

Medibank Private Limited

Amit Sood headshot

Amit Sood

GM Cyber Security/CISO (acting)|Information Technology

ME Bank

With an increasing complexity and frequency of attacks there is a need for quicker and more efficient detection of attacks and incident response. Securing and even quantifying those endpoints is a trial that will determine which organisations succeed or fall in the new digital economy.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • Advancements for endpoint detection and response
  • Best practices in monitoring your network
  • The modern endpoint attack surface

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 Kelly Douglas at 02 9459-4723 or kelly.douglas@evanta.com. 

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

Keeping up With Information Governance, Privacy and Data Regulation

Kevin Shaw headshot

Kevin Shaw

Former CISO

AusNet Services

Developing the right information governance strategy and approach is key to assess and manage risk and adhere with new data protection laws and regulation. What controls should be in place to protect the company’s information assets adequately? What policies do you have in place, and how should you enforce and measure those policies?

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • The current landscape of data privacy in Australia and around the world
  • How the role of the CISO is evolving in light of global regulatory trends
  • The effective implementation of a privacy program

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 Kelly Douglas at 02 9459-4723 or kelly.douglas@evanta.com. 

12:00pm - 12:45pm  Lunch & Comments

12:45pm - 1:00pm  Lunch & Comments

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Keynote

The C-Level Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

Kavitha Mariappan headshot

Kavitha Mariappan

SVP, Customer Experience and Transformation

Zscaler

Nav Pillai headshot

Nav Pillai

Director - Digital Transformation

Cenitex

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk.

In this session, we'll discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

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

1:30pm - 1:45pm  Networking Break

3 December 2019 - afternoon

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

Digital Humanism — How Enterprises Will Thrive In The Digital Age

Brian Prentice headshot

Brian Prentice

Research Vice President

Gartner

For decades, digital technology has been used to automate business processes in pursuit of efficiency dividends. The next stage of business value creation will result from applying digital technology to empower customers and employees in pursuit of their goals and to enable them to accomplish what they didn’t realise was possible. Digital Humanism is an over-arching framework that describes the processes and perspectives that allow business leaders to achieve this outcome.

In this session you will hear:

  • Why industrial age views of technology are insufficient for a digital business
  • How to contextualize technology for people in a way that creates business value

2:30pm - 3:00pm  Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm  CISO Featured Session

The Evolution of Cybersecurity Defense

Asaf Ahmad headshot

Asaf Ahmad

CISO

Fire & Rescue NSW

Jamie Rossato headshot

Jamie Rossato

Vice President - Information Technology & Cyber Security

Orica Limited

In an ever-changing and growing threat landscape a breach is inevitable. The impending danger requires CISOs to run an adaptive, integrated and intelligence-driven defense. Join this conversation to discuss best practices with your peers on how to mature your cyber defense centre and build a defensive playbook against attackers.

In this interactive, small group session, you’ll discuss:

  • Using innovative approaches to detect human and automated attackers
  • Strategic proactivity to advance defense
  • Creating a culture mindset shift within your organization

3:45pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Closing the Gender Gap in IT and Security

Claudine Ogilvie headshot

Claudine Ogilvie

CIO

Jetstar

Teifi Whatley headshot

Teifi Whatley

Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology

Sunsuper

Jo Stewart-Rattray headshot

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Director of Information Security & IT Assurance

Together, this panel of senior women from the IT and security field will reflect on their distinguished careers, offering insights from their journey, what they learned and how they want to impact the future within their industries.

In this session they’ll discuss:

  • The characteristics that led to their advancement to leadership
  • How they have handled and overcome unconscious bias
  • Ways to discuss how you can foster an inclusive workplace
  • What they are doing to mentor and encourage females

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

2 December 2019

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

Diversity and Inclusion Across the Enterprise

Jo Stewart-Rattray headshot

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Director of Information Security & IT Assurance

In this collaborative networking event find out how others are working together to lead a powerful, innovative and diverse team.

Governing body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking. Please join us at Vue Events at Rialto from acclaimed Vue de Monde restaurant concept. Enjoy the stunning views of the city while networking with colleagues during an evening of dynamic discussion, fantastic wine and gourmet dishes.

3 December 2019 - morning

8:00am - 8:35am  Registration & Breakfast

8:35am - 8:50am  Opening Comments

8:50am - 9:30am  Keynote

ADAPT — Surviving and Thriving through Business Transformation

Gus Balbontin headshot

Gus Balbontin

Investor, Advisor, Explorer

Colleagues like to say Gus Balbontin comes from the future — which can only help — but the Patagonia-born, former CTO and executive director of Lonely Planet has arrived in New York with practical words of wisdom, like — “Spend less time speculating about the future and more time doing something about it.” After guiding one of world’s most recognizable brands through significant business transformation, Balbontin shares what he continues to learn about thriving amid the relentless pace of disruption, including:

  • Transforming businesses, teams and individuals to successfully adapt in rapid-changing markets
  • Simplifying the often-vague concept of innovation by moving from unsolved to solved problems
  • Building a culture of trust and accountability to go beyond limitations and meet the future head-on

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

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

Industry 4.0 – Embracing the Challenge

Aleksander Subic headshot

Aleksander Subic

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development)

Swinburne University of Technology

Digital disruption is a fact of life, leaving enterprises in the unenviable position of needing to transform their business models and workforce to not only keep up, but get ahead. This session focuses on how a combination of new digital technologies and systems are reimagining the way we live, work and interact. CIOs and CISOs have the opportunity to turn this digital-transformation on its head by re-envisioning how they operate, build new capabilities and collaborate within the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

Professor Aleksandar Subic will share:

  • The benefits to transforming and changing the workforce
  • Examples of what success looks like for the manufacturing industry – and how these learnings can apply to any organization and sector
  • Updates on the National Industry 4.0 Taskforce for Testlabs and Work, Education and Training

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

A Problems and Solutions Workshop

Got a problem you need solved? Got a solution you can provide? This session encourages interaction between attendees to share problems and solutions to pressing needs – from small to big. Leave this session knowing you received or offered a viable solution or resource.

10:45am - 11:15am  Networking Break

3 December 2019 - mid-afternoon

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

Enabling the Business First

Frank De Sa headshot

Frank De Sa

Chief Information Officer

Just Group

Marianne Vosloo headshot

Marianne Vosloo

National Manager Technology & Innovation (CIO)

Australian Federal Police

Morris Lieberman headshot

Morris Lieberman

Group CIO

Nufarm

The role of the CIO has evolved to become a business-enabling, customer-facing, revenue-driving executive. How are tech leaders aligning structure to business function while removing preconceived perceptions of IT? This panel of CIOs shares how they are proactively engaging with the business while driving IT objectives.

In this session, you’ll unpack how to:

  • Deliver IT-enabled change through broader use of agile techniques
  • Change the perception of and culture within the IT department and spread that across the business
  • Maximise – and prove – the value technology has to power business objectives
  • Innovate change and technology through the business 

12:00pm - 12:45pm  Lunch & Comments

12:45pm - 1:00pm  Lunch & Comments

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Keynote

The C-Level Mandate for Secure Cloud Transformation

Kavitha Mariappan headshot

Kavitha Mariappan

SVP, Customer Experience and Transformation

Zscaler

Nav Pillai headshot

Nav Pillai

Director - Digital Transformation

Cenitex

The new way of work is remote, mobile-first, and cloud-based. Employees expect instant, secure access to applications, information, and resources. Meanwhile, threats proliferate, VPNs lag, hardware costs rise, and little is truly secure. Hub-and-spoke networks employing castle-and-moat security are no longer tenable, and leaders that cling to legacy architectures put enterprises at risk.

In this session, we'll discuss how enterprise IT leaders can:

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

1:30pm - 1:45pm  Networking Break

3 December 2019 - afternoon

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

Digital Humanism — How Enterprises Will Thrive In The Digital Age

Brian Prentice headshot

Brian Prentice

Research Vice President

Gartner

For decades, digital technology has been used to automate business processes in pursuit of efficiency dividends. The next stage of business value creation will result from applying digital technology to empower customers and employees in pursuit of their goals and to enable them to accomplish what they didn’t realise was possible. Digital Humanism is an over-arching framework that describes the processes and perspectives that allow business leaders to achieve this outcome.

In this session you will hear:

  • Why industrial age views of technology are insufficient for a digital business
  • How to contextualize technology for people in a way that creates business value

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

Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Smart Enterprise

Sami Yalavac headshot

Sami Yalavac

CIO

BUPA Australia Health

Brad Tallon headshot

Brad Tallon

Executive General Manager, IT, Technical & Engineering (Australia/NZ)

Holcim

Jagannath Narendran headshot

Jagannath Narendran

Head of Google Cloud (Apigee), Asia Pacific

Apigee, Part of Google Cloud

In an increasingly competitive landscape, new thinking, technology and ways of doing business are essential. But to fully embrace and leverage innovation, CIOs must be fully aligned to the strategy and execution of the organisation whilst driving business evolution around customers' digital expectations.
In this interactive session, you’ll discuss methodologies for defining new opportunities through technology, including:

  • Exploring APIs to expose key business assets to make faster, better decisions
  • Providing employees with the right techniques to foster a digital culture
  • Powering the next set of innovative solutions and customer experiences with APIs
  • How an API platform aids innovation and shortens your maturity curve for emerging technologies

2:30pm - 3:00pm  Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm  CIO Executive Boardroom

The Rise of the Customer-Centric Executive in the Digital Era

Justin Davies headshot

Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer

Ovato

Kevin Glennon headshot

Kevin Glennon

Chief Information Officer

K&S Corporation Limited

CIOs have a vital role in steering the business towards new opportunities arising from new technologies, while also addressing the challenges of adapting to customer demands in the digital era. In today’s digital ecosystem, customers wield considerable influence over business processes and strategies. Mobile technology, social media, agile startups and diverse options have transformed the consumer landscape, and that’s merely the beginning.

Join your CIO peers to discuss:

  • Examples of what digital thinking looks like in your business, and how you are defining success
  • Tactics for reaching the customer in a shifting digital ecosystem
  • How you are overcoming challenges in building a digital strategy

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 Kelly Douglas at 02 9459-4723 or kelly.douglas@evanta.com. 

3:45pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Closing the Gender Gap in IT and Security

Claudine Ogilvie headshot

Claudine Ogilvie

CIO

Jetstar

Teifi Whatley headshot

Teifi Whatley

Executive General Manager, Customer & Technology

Sunsuper

Jo Stewart-Rattray headshot

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Director of Information Security & IT Assurance

Together, this panel of senior women from the IT and security field will reflect on their distinguished careers, offering insights from their journey, what they learned and how they want to impact the future within their industries.

In this session they’ll discuss:

  • The characteristics that led to their advancement to leadership
  • How they have handled and overcome unconscious bias
  • Ways to discuss how you can foster an inclusive workplace
  • What they are doing to mentor and encourage females

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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Boardroom Sponsors
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Melbourne CISO Programme Manager


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

Kelly Douglas

Brand Director

(04) 3924 2184

kelly.douglas@gartner.com