Events Agenda Live


9.00 - 9.05am


MC Extraordinaire: Adam Spencer, Media Provocateur, Math Geek

9.05 - 9.20am

NSW.AI: the Digital Capital of the Southern Hemisphere

Opening Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister for Customer Service and Minister for Digital, NSW Government

9.20 - 9.35am

Keynote Address: The Intelligent Future, Now: the Business Imperative

Speaker: Chris Kelly, Senior Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Dell Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan

9.35 - 9:50am

Keynote Address: Bringing Money by Afterpay to Life

Speaker: Lee Hatton, Executive Vice President, Afterpay

9:50 - 10.30am

THE STAND-OUTS: Best Use Cases Panel

  • Phenomenal case-studies and success stories to draw inspiration from

  • How AI, ML and other emerging tech is opening new competitive opportunities and revenue streams

  • What tech should CXOs invest in to progress their AI journey?

  • How to measure success: the metrics that matter in the digital age

  • 2030: the next wave of AI and how CXOs can navigate the new dawn of digital transformation


  • Dan Jermyn, Chief Decision Scientist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

  • David Reeve, Chief Information Officer, Metcash  

  • Joanna Gurry, Chief Data Officer, nbn

  • Lee Hickin, National Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

Moderator: Adam Spencer

10:30 - 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 - 11:15am

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Nick Eshkenazi, Group Chief Digital Technology Officer, Woolworths Group  

11:15 - 11.30am

Keynote Address: CBA Leverages Leading AI to Deliver Personalised Support to Customers and Communities

Speaker: Dr. Andrew McMullan, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

11:30 - 11:45am

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Sweta Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ and Pegasystems' Senior Director, Industry Principle Financial Services and Insurance, Jonathan Tanner

11.45 - 12.30pm

THE CHIEFS: CXO Leaders Panel

  • Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Scientist or Chief Executive Officer: who will own the AI agenda?

  • Measure AI's Success: a board's perspective

  • The Year of Hybrid: the cyber security vulnerabilities CXOs must protect in a work-from-anywhere world

  • Future Ready: what are the jobs that do not exist yet?

  • What's Next: How global events will accelerate AI adoption; and which emerging technologies will transform the world's economy by 2025?


  • Adrian Turner, Global Tech Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Minderoo Foundation Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative

  • Danny Elmarji, Vice President, Presales, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies

  • Professor Toby Walsh,  AI 'Rock Star', Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Group Research Lead, Data61

Moderator: Adam Spencer

12.30 - 1.45pm


1.45 - 2.00pm

Keynote Address: Re-imagining the Future Hybrid Workforce: the Atlassian Experiment

Speaker: Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian

2.00 - 2.45pm

THE CHANGE MAKERS: The Future of Work Panel

  • The standout companies that are embracing the future of work, today!

  • How will future hybrid workforces shift CIO priorities?

  • How AI and emerging tech will maintain mental wellness in the workforce, while driving optimal productivity

  • From the front lines: the skills required to support the emergence of AI in the workforce

  • The next wave: what the future workforce will look like by 2025


  • Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian

  • Anastasia Cammaroto, Chief Information Officer, Personal and Digital, National Australia Bank

  • Angela Coble, Business Technology Leader and Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson Medical

  • Jim Edwards, AI and IOT Lead, Director Data and AI, Avanade

Moderator: Adam Spencer

2.45 - 3.00pm

Keynote Address: The Rise of the Augmented Business User

Speaker: Glen Rabie, Chief Executive Officer, Yellowfin

3:00 - 3.15pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Richard Heeley, Chief Information Officer, Macquarie Bank (BFS) and Katrina Troughton, Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

3.15 - 3.45pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45 - 4.00pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer, Matt Pancino, Director, Customer Cloud Strategy, Google; and Lendlease's Co-Group CIO, Harvey Worton

4.00 - 4.45pm

THE BRAINS TRUST: The Ethical Panel

  • The ethical implications of AI and ML when accessing customer data; and why we need to get the 'means to an end' right, now!

  • Why uncovering bias and 'techno chauvinism' is critical to enabling success

  • Answering the big questions on autonomy, intent, privacy, safety, security, surveillance, trust and regulation!

  • The buck stops with. ... the key stakeholders who need to sit at the 'ethics in AI' table 

  • Ethics Agenda 2.0: how to future-proof a unique code of conduct that ties back to your organisation's value


  • Dr Catriona Wallace, CEO of the Ethical AI Advisory (founder of Flamingo.AI) 

  • Michelle Pinheiro, Global Head of Enterprise Data Governance, ANZ 

  • Angela Donohoe, Group Chief Information Officer, BPAY Group

  • Alison Sainsbury, Senior Director of Digital Experience, Sitecore

Moderator: Adam Spencer

4.45 - 5.00pm

Keynote Address: Self-Learning AI –  Redefining Enterprise Security

Speaker: Sushant Arora, Regional Vice President, ANZ, Darktrace

5.00 - 5.15pm

Keynote Address: The Holy Grail of AI and the Future of Digital People 

Speaker: Greg Cross, AI Pioneer, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Soul Machines (co-founded with two-time Oscar winner, Mark Sagar)

5.15 - 6.30pm

Prizes Giveaway, Canapes, Music & Networking!