Events Agenda Melbourne Live


9.00 - 9.05am


MC Extraordinaire: Adam Spencer, Media Provocateur, Master Interviewer, Math Geek

9.05 - 9.20am

Opening Fireside Chat with...

Adam Spencer and Michael McNamara, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Victoria

9.20 - 9.35am

Keynote: From Blockers to Accelerators is AI Scaling Far and Fast Enough in Australia?

Dr. Kellie Nuttall, Partner & AI Lead, Deloitte  

9:35 - 10.15am

THE CHIEFS: CXO Leaders Panel 

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

  • Measuring Success: how a board assesses AI's impact on business outcomes

  • The Year of Hybrid: the risks, rewards and vulnerabilities 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 shape the future of the world economy 


  • Jennifer Rebeiro, Chief Information Officer, Greater Western Water 

  • Kshira Saagar, Head of International Data, DoorDash (Global)

  • Michelle Sherwood, Executive Digital, Personal Banking, National Australia Bank

  • Dr. Kellie Nuttall, Partner & AI Lead, Deloitte 

10:15 - 10.30am

Keynote: Bradley Blyth, Chief Information Officer, Kmart

10.30 - 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00 - 11.15am

Keynote: Re-imagining AI & CX @ Scale – the Australia Post Experience

Leonie Valentine,EGM Customer Experience & Digital Technology, Australia Post 

11.15 - 11.55am

THE STANDOUTS: Best Use Cases Panel

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

  • How AI and other emerging tech are 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


  • Mithran Naiker, Chief Technology Officer, Transurban

  • Grant Wright, Director of AI and Platform Services, Seek  

  • Nick Dean, Head of Technology Strategy & Transformation, Westpac

  • Steve Argiriou, Chief Engineer, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

  • Peir Lai, Industry Lead – Financial Services, SAS Australia & New Zealand

11.55 - 12.10pm

Keynote: Machines Behaving Badly – the Morality of AI

Prof. Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor at UNSW Sydney and Adjunct Science Fellow at CSIRO Data61

12.10 - 12.25pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Tim Hogarth, Chief Technology Officer, ANZ Bank

12.25 - 1.40pm


1.40 - 1.55pm

Fireside Chat with...

Adam Spencer and Matthew Malady, GM of Data & Analytics, Channel and Customer, Retail Banking Services, Commonwealth Bank, and Karsten Hojberg, Account Director, Pegasystems 

1.55 - 2.10pm

Keynote: AI and APIs in the Age of Accelerated Digital Transformation

Andrew Cresp, Chief Information Officer, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

2.10 - 2.25pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer with Luke McCormack, Head of Asia Pacific & Japan, Unqork

2.25 - 3.05pm

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

  • What are the jobs that don’t exist yet


  • Linda Craven, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Defence Bank

  • Nonna Milmeister, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, RMIT University

  • Kathryn Gulifa, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Worksafe Victoria

  • Tracy Moore, General Manager Data Strategy, Evangelism and Governance, Xero 

  • Dylan Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Rubix 

3:05 - 3.20pm

Keynote: Ross Campbell, Modern Workplace Advisory Lead & COE, Avanade

3.20 - 3.50pm

Afternoon Tea

3.50 - 4.30pm

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


  • Jade Haar, Head of Data Ethics, National Australia Bank

  • Sandhya Iyer, Chief Data Officer, Latitude Financial Services 

  • Sven Bluemmel, Information Commissioner, Victorian Government

  • Prof. Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor at UNSW Sydney and Adjunct Science Fellow at CSIRO Data61

4.30 - 4.45pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and  Zoe Chilton, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Oracle Red Bull Racing (UK) and Chris Chelliah, Senior Vice President, Technology and Customer Strategy, Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific

4.45 - 6.30pm

Prizes Giveaway, Canapes, Music & Networking!