Melbourne CISO Executive Summit

17 November 2022 | The Langham, Melbourne

17 November 2022
The Langham, Melbourne

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Melbourne's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Adapting to ever-changing digital business strategies, with security at the forefront

Accelerating high growth & a data first mindset, while empowering talent & protecting the enterprise

Driving worldwide innovation – optimisng processes and elevating customer experience

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

Justin Davies

Ovato
CIO

Tracey Evans

Seek
CIO

Barry Magsanay

Treasury Wine Estates
Global Head of Information Security

Matt Mueller

Iluka Resources Limited
CIO

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Melbourne CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


16 November 2022

18:00 - 21:00  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to community members, this "open house" style reception is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

17 November 2022 - morning

08:00 - 09:00  Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:45  Keynote

Cloud Strategy & Governance at Bendigo: How to Upskill key IT Talent to Combat Talent Shortages

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Andrew Cresp

CIO

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

As the ongoing migration to the cloud continues, organisations risk faltering as they attempt to upskill IT talent and combat talent shortages. In this context, it is essential for organisations to build a robust digital talent model – leveraging new technologies to shift mindsets across the Australian workforce. To maintain operational efficiency, drive value, and ensure longevity, organisations must broaden their skill and opportunity lens to embrace diversity, focusing on reskilling and upskilling – beyond just the tech and engineering spheres.

Join this session with Andrew Cresp, CIO at Bendigo, and discuss how they:

  • Applied democratisation of learning through the pandemic to fast-track learning around the cloud, DevOps, and APIs
  • Utilised their IBL program to widen talent pathways
  • Create a chargeback model for cloud to maximise value from cloud and minimise cost

09:45 - 10:00  Break

10:00 - 10:45  Breakout Session

Take Control of Your Everywhere Workplace for Unified Endpoint Management

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Graeme Pyper

ANZ MD & Director APAC Partner and Alliances

BlackBerry

Although most organisations do an exceptional job of layering different technologies to secure their data, breaches continue to occur. So what's going wrong and how can you identify these blindspots? In many instances, the point of failure can be traced to the user and their endpoint. Security leaders must demand a tight hold on the endpoints in today's changing landscape. 

In this session, you can learn about:

  • What are the major Endpoint management capabilities you can implement
  • How can you combat the complex challenges of managing workloads in the new era
  •  Ways you can continuously monitor endpoint metrics and manage system health

10:00 - 10:45  Breakout Session

Technology as an Enabler, Not a Solution

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Jennifer Rebeiro

CIO

Greater Western Water

 

10:00 - 10:45  Executive Boardroom

Accounting for Third-Party Risk in Strategic Planning

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Jonathan Ehret

Vice President, Strategy and Risk

RiskRecon

Third parties expose businesses to strategic, operational, financial, and compliance risks. Moreover, leaders have less visibility into third parties than into their own businesses. For many organisations, the pandemic exposed the fragility of the organisation’s third-party network and impressed the need to flex quickly to new third and fourth parties in the extended enterprise to meet demand without increasing risk exposure.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Standardising third-party risk management assessments to be used by business units
  • Maintaining visibility of all ongoing third-party relationships
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks of the third-party network

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 CxOs).

10:45 - 11:30  Networking Break

10:55 - 11:20  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

17 November 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30 - 12:15  Breakout Session

From the Front Lines – The Ransomware Defence Strategies that Worked

Over the past year, we partnered with more than 100 organisations to defeat ransomware attacks. Join our session to find out what strategies worked for these CISOs, and how you can build on their experience to secure your network. Ransomware attacks have evolved, but if you identify the threat early on, technologies already in place can eliminate it with no need for additional spend.

Join us and discover:

  • Real-world case study: The anatomy of a heavyweight ransomware attack
  • Key pitfalls commonly overlooked by security teams
  • Quick wins for preventing ransomware attacks without investing in additional technologies

11:30 - 12:15  Breakout Session

Imperatives For Technology Leaders to Inspire Others and Drive Change

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Mary-Beth Hosking

Global CIO

Pointsbet

Transformation is critical for any organisation to succeed, and technology-enabled change has become a widespread means of improving responsiveness to competition and customer satisfaction. In the current climate of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, every IT leader has had to up their change game. To strategically transform, leaders need to deliver tech at speed, innovate at scale and put humans at the center by effectively managing the changes associated with both people and processes.

In this session Mary Beth, CIO, Pointsbet will cover:

  • The quickly changing technology landscape and what is the greatest potential impact on your organisation or industry
  • How to continuously renew ways of working and reinvigorate approaches to talent to match the pace of market change
  • What it takes to deliver in a world where technology never stands still and leaders must know how to be a more engaged, dynamic, and active

11:30 - 12:15  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom Hosted by NCS

More details to come soon!

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 CxOs).

12:15 - 13:15  Lunch Service

13:15 - 13:50  Keynote

Leadership Through Innovation and Strategic Change

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Kavitha Mariappan

EVP Customer Experience and Transformation

Zscaler

Accelerated digital initiatives, increased hybrid work, and widespread adoption of third-party services have converged to make cloud the centerpiece of new digital experiences. The vast majority of cloud-generated value comes from increased agility, innovation, and resilience. And with security as a strategic imperative, CIOs and CISOs must be tightly partnered in roadmap and strategy to ensure integration, continuity, and adaptation, creating the building blocks for an agile and resilient organisation during another year set for uncertainty.

Join this keynote to discuss how cross-functional leaders can partner to:

  • Improve customer digital experience while safeguarding sensitive information

  • Increase user performance while minimising risk

  • Drive revenue and scalability while controlling costs

13:50 - 14:00  Break

17 November 2022 - afternoon

14:00 - 14:45  Breakout Session

The Keys to Failure: A Historical Look at How to Prepare for and Address Your Future Breach

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Stephen Moore

Chief Security Strategist

Exabeam

What are the keys to security failure? Join this session to hear from Stephen Moore the Vice President and the Chief Security Strategist at Exabeam. He will discuss why security teams, specifically the SOC, fail when not aligned to adversary capabilities, leadership, and internal politics. Then, learn how to make your team more resilient using a simple model based on outcomes and use cases formed during breach response.

The session will also cover:: 

  • How to use available observations and outcomes to preempt failure
  • How to avoid making decisions in a vacuum of experience
  • A review of common shortcomings and observations
  • A take-home exercise for security leadership and SOC capability (tabletop and thought experiment)

14:00 - 14:45  Executive Boardroom

Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Communicate Cyber Risk With Data

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John Ellis

CISO

BUPA ANZ

 More details to come soon!

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 CxOs).

14:00 - 14:45  Executive Boardroom

From Password To Passwordless

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Lloyd Evans

Head of Identity- JAPAC

LastPass

Passwords are the keys to our digital kingdom. They allow employees, partners, and sometimes customers to access a broad range of tools and systems that enable them to work, collaborate, and transact. Passwords are also notoriously weak as a security tool, and their problems remain at an all-time high unless we take the proper steps to manage and protect them adequately. Statistics from reports such as the 2022 annual Verizon DBIR show that approximately 80% of breaches are related to credential theft. Against this backdrop, a pertinent question is how do you manage your passwords and reduce human behaviour risk, given that humans are the weakest link?

The session covers:

  • How does password management fit into your cybersecurity strategy?
  • How can businesses reduce the risk of human behaviours?
  • Why going beyond SSO and MFA will help enhance your cybersecurity posture and productivity
  • How business can accelerate Passwordless authentication

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 CxOs).

14:45 - 15:30  Networking Break

14:55 - 15:20  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

15:30 - 16:15  Breakout Session

Fostering a Sustainable and Effective Workforce

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Luke Power

ANZ Managing Director

Trellix

Across the board, security leaders are realising that it's no longer effective to focus purely on skills and experience when hiring an ideal security team. There's been increased pressure to get creative and think outside the box when attracting and retaining emerging security leaders.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Implementing proactive strategies to hire emerging security leaders
  • Looking beyond the surface for competencies to creatively upskill and align employees with appropriate roles
  • Executing immediate retention practices to maintain your team

15:30 - 16:15  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom

More details to come soon!

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 CxOs).

16:15 - 16:25  Break

16:25 - 17:00  Keynote

Adopting a Growth Mindset and Boosting Resilience

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Daniel Bull

World Record-Breaking Adventurer

Guest Speaker

At the very top of the world, as in the business world, constant change means we’re all navigating new terrain. Come together and bounce back from the greatest disruptive event of our generation, while being inspired by 3x world record-breaking adventurer Daniel Bull. He shares powerful and practical strategies learnt from Everest to Antarctica and beyond while empowering you to defy limits, grasp opportunities, and conquer your own mountains – in work and in life.

Daniel will share:

  • Proven strategies for dealing with unrelenting change
  • Powerful insights on courageous leadership in the face of ongoing uncertainty
  • What it takes to reach the top – adopting a growth mindset and boosting resilience despite epic challenges

17:00 - 18:00  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Langham, Melbourne

Your Community Partners


CIO and CISO Thought Leader
Program Partners

Melbourne CISO Programme Manager


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

Denzil Fernandez

Program Manager

(04) 282 88 558

denzil.fernandez@gartner.com