Sydney CISO Inner Circle

22 March 2023 | Ace Hotel Sydney

22 March 2023
Ace Hotel Sydney

Collaborate with your peers

Join Sydney's top CISOs 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 CISOs today:

Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realisation

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Digital Talent & Agility for Speedy Outcomes

Sydney CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Nishanth Chandran

Suncorp Group
Transformation Director & Interim CIO/Head of Wealth Technology

Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Lea Cornelius

Compass Group Australia

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

Daniela Fernandez

PayPal Australia
Head of Information Security Australia

Paul Murphy

Chief Information Officer


22 March 2023

16:30 - 17:30  Executive Networking Reception

17:30 - 18:45  Discussion Topics

Digitally-Driven Outcomes, Secure Business Decisions

Daniela Fernandez headshot

Daniela Fernandez

Head of Information Security Australia

PayPal Australia

Jihad Zein headshot

Jihad Zein

Head of IT Governance, Risk and Assurance

Toll Group

Mike Wood headshot

Mike Wood

Chief Information Officer, Insurance Business

Suncorp Group

Paul Savenije headshot

Paul Savenije

Chief Information Security Officer

Metcash Trading

Alisa Cooper headshot

Alisa Cooper

IT Director

Ampol Australia

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Derek Rast

AVP, Australia & New Zealand


As global economic and political volatility continues, the enterprise is looking at IT and Security functions to accelerate secure digital ecosystems in order to create an avenue for high growth and quicker benefits. To respond to this increased demand, CIOs and CISOs are scaling productivity by solving business challenges by architecting secure and sophisticated ecosystems. This ensures insights are delivered to key decision-makers. Organisations are moving beyond the stage of ‘transformation’ and now demanding digital execution, as they position the enterprise to weather economic storms and unpredictable setbacks in the future.

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs and CISOs are capturing the outcomes of digital execution.

Topic 1:Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realisation

  • How mature is your current digital ecosystem? What about your data ecosystem? What are the next steps in making it both more mature and more efficient? 

  • What are you doing to enable business leaders with dashboards and insights in real time? How are you protecting the data of other Lines of Business? 

  • Have you seen the level of adoption that you’d like from leaders to impact quicker decision-making? What steps have you taken to identify value realisation and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics?

Topic 2: Digital Talent & Agility for Speedy Outcomes

  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? Are they more business or technology-focused?

  • Many CIOs and CISOs are merging their teams for some tasks to enhance agility. Have you done this? If so, what benefits are you seeing? How are you changing mindsets, while supporting agile journeys?

  • How do you start building your tech, IT and security environments for the future workforce?

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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