Sydney CISO Virtual Executive Summit

26 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT

26 November 2020 | 09:00 - 14:30 AEDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Sydney CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Embracing accelerated change and leading through disruption

Navigating the shifting future of the CIO & CISO

Creating a data-driven enterprise


Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

Roger Wahl

John Holland

Richard Webby

Scentre Group
Group CTO & CIO


26 November 2020

09:00 - 09:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Defending Your Data in a Remote Working World

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Ryan Kalember

EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy


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Rob Wiggan

Associate Director Information Security

Queensland University Of Technology

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Jamie Norton


Australian Taxation Office

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Ben Doyle

CISO Asia Pacific

Thales Australia

It’s one of the oldest maxims in cybersecurity – you can’t protect what you can’t see. And with organisations shifting to remote work and the traditional enterprise network going dark in more ways than one, new thinking is required to protect the data that matters to your organisation. After all, data doesn’t just leave on its own – a compromised account, malicious insider, or simply negligent user is almost always involved.

Join Ryan Kalember as he and a panel of CISOs discusses:

  • How to adapt your security architecture to give you visibility in a remote work and cloud-oriented landscape
  • The ways in which remote work and the move to the cloud has changed the nature of threats to data
  • Approaches to better detect and respond to risky user actions with sensitive data

09:45 - 10:00 AEDT Break

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Securing Cloud Transformation

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Chris Chelliah

SVP Customer Strategy, Insight & Business Development


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Daniel Evans

Chief Information Security Officer

Rio Tinto Australia

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John Sheridan

Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

Australian Department of Finance

Organisations continue a push for greater agility and efficiency, and almost all paths involve the cloud. CIOs and CISOs continue to play a crucial role in ensuring cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, and as the pace of transformation accelerates, security leaders must run even faster to keep up.

Join your peers in this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • The latest trends in securing cloud environments
  • Communication strategies for ensuring security is at the forefront of cloud deployments
  • Balancing on-prem and cloud cyber security

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Identity, Access, and the Strategic Approach to Zero Trust

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Sudip Banerjee

Director, Transformation Strategy, Asia Pacific and Japan


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Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer


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Mark Smink

Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific


Organisations are embracing Digital transformation and moving applications out of traditional network boundaries. Users are connecting from anywhere on any device. With rising cyber threats, it is vital for enterprises to identify, authenticate and provide access to applications and data on least privilege basis.

Join this session to learn:

  • What the latest zero trust strategies are and where do they make sense
  • How to evaluate a zero trust architecture and set a roadmap for implementation
  • What will success look like?

10:00 - 11:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Convergence of IT and OT

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Matt Mueller

Chief Information Officer

Iluka Resources Limited

The Internet of Things and automation advancements have enabled manufacturing and other industries to modernize factories, reduce operational costs and raise efficiency. Due to these advancements, IT and OT need to be more aligned than ever. 

In this discussion you’ll cover:

  • Best practices to cultivate the relationship between IT and OT to drive execution
  • The inherent hurdles innovative projects create, such as change management and reskilling staff and security
  • What Industry 4.0 success looks like, and advice for those starting the journey

11:00 - 11:45 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Finding Success with Adopting a SASE Architecture

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David Fairman

Chief Security Officer, APAC


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Peter Robinson

Head Of Security

Zip Co Limited

Organizations are feeling a shift in the world of networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud. On-premises private data centers are no longer the place for data and workloads to exist. With this shift, security and networking are brought closer than ever. Enterprises need speed, visibility, security and reliability without compromise. Enter, the secure access service edge, better known as SASE. This evolved concept of cloud security architecture outlines a convergence of multiple security functions to offer identity-based secure access. How can your organization best position itself for the transition?

Join this session to hear about:

• Problems SASE can address in the modern enterprise

• Benefits of moving to a SASE architecture

• Insights from organizations adopting SASE today

11:45 - 12:15 AEDT Break

12:15 - 13:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Keynote

The Power of Digital Transformation to Drive Business Success

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Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman & Founder


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Christopher Neal


Ramsay Health Care Limited

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Pieter Van Der Merwe



We all remember the time when IT matters stayed within IT. But with cloud, mobility, AI/machine learning, IoT/OT—all converging to make your organization smarter, more efficient, and more competitive—IT has become a boardroom issue. Today, IT innovators have the opportunity to take their place at the epicenter of the modern enterprise, delivering the agility, security, and user experience needed for digital transformation, thereby reducing business risk, increasing productivity, and cutting costs.

In this session, Zscaler CEO Jay Chaudhry joins to discuss:

  • “Owning the moment”: IT’s opportunity to accelerate secure digital transformation
  • Best practices for securing work-from-anywhere using Gartner’s secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust network access (ZTNA) frameworks
  • What comes next: IT’s new role as strategic business enabler

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Online Application Protections - Leveraging AI and ML

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James Tin

Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, Shape F5, Asia Pacific China and Japan

Shape Security

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Eduardo Dowd

Group CIO


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Hank Opdam

Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

The Star Entertainment Group

Your web applications are easily accessed by customers and attackers alike. Cyber criminals can use AI and ML to bypass traditional security controls but could you use those same tools to defend your applications? CISOs must be prepared with the most current and relevant safeguards.

Attend this interactive boardroom session to discuss with your peers:

  • How to increase visibility for your SOC team into unseen fraud
  • Leveraging AI and ML to mitigate new types of threats
  • How other CISO and CIOs are implementing new tech to shore up their defenses

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Data Governance as a Business Enabler

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Neil Campbell



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Richard Burke

Global Information Security Manager

Graincorp Limited

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Jason Anderson

Head of Information Security


Data governance and security is an unquestionably crucial exercise for every organization, especially in an era when privacy regulation is only becoming more complex and severe. Yet even in the absence of any regulation at all, consumers are expecting to hold more control of their data and its use. Organisations that provide these services build trust and loyalty in the marketplace, and in the end, that means revenue.

Join this session to learn:

  • The role your peer CISOs are playing in their organisation’s data governance strategy
  • The way senior business leaders are evaluating data governance and security as a business asset
  • How privacy regulation is shaping business operations and consumer expectations

13:00 - 14:00 AEDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Propel the Business Forward with Data at the Core

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Colin Mapp

Chief Information Officer

Toyota Financial Services

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Doug Jenkins


Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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Kshira Saagar

Chief Data Officer

Latitude Financial Services

Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization

14:00 - 14:30 AEDT Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


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Sydney CISO Programme Manager

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

Olga Demura

(02) 9094 4986