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Victor is a senior Minister in the New South Wales Government. He has held various portfolios over the last decade including Aboriginal Affairs, Innovation and Finance. In 2019, he was appointed the inaugural Minister for Customer Service. With a key focus on digital transformation.
Victor firmly believes that the use of real-time data and technology are the most powerful ways to improve quality of life and reduce suffering. Victor is a member of the crisis cabinet that has led the NSW response to Covid. He has had a particular focus on delivering digital solutions such as the Service NSW check in feature and real time data analysis to inform the state’s response.
During his time in the portfolio Victor has been the driving force behind the roll out of the Digital Driver Licence, the establishment of the $1.6b Digital Restart Fund and the rapid expansion of Service NSW app, including the introduction of new functionality such as QR code check in’s and notification of Covid test results.
Angela Coble is an executive leader, board member and internationally published author, with more than 20 years leadership experience in technology, healthcare, utilities, finance and agriculture. In 2020, Angela was ranked #2 in Australia’s Top 50 CIOs by CIO Magazine – the third time she has made this prestigious list. As the CIO for J&J Medical Devices in Australia & New Zealand, Angela balances her commercial responsibility as an executive Board member with her technology responsibility as the executive leader of the information & technology discipline for the markets.
Angela holds qualifications across various domains, including an MBA (Leadership) and a Bachelor of Business (Leadership & Management) from the University of Southern Queensland. She gained her Certification as an Information Security Manager from ISACA and qualified in Information Security Risk Management at the SANS Institute. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Angela has embarked on her Doctorate by Research for an Australia-first empirical study on Leadership requirements in Technology for the future through USQ and recently accepted an invitation to be an advisor for the University of Technology, Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Science Advisory Board representing technology education requirements for the future.
Harvey has been part of the Lendlease team for over 10 years in various senior leadership roles. As the Co-Group CIO, Harvey leads a team in delivering services across all geographies in which Lendlease operates. The focus of this role is to lead the shift to 100% cloud and help enable Lendlease to become a digital business.
Prior to joining Lendlease, Harvey played a variety of roles leading operations and business improvement initiatives across multiple industries and geographies. He has a passion for people and building high-performing teams. He believes we have a unique and fantastic opportunity to deliver value at speed for our customers. Key focus areas will be building a team capable of living the enterprise mindset whilst creating the technology platforms to enable Lendlease’s digital journey.
Harvey is also a Digital and Technology committee member for yourtown, an Australian charity with services young people can access to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents and live safer, happier lives.
Prior to joining CBA, Andrew was Director of Customer Analytics & Decisioning at Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was accountable for the delivery of Data, Analytics, Customer Decisioning, Customer Contact, Pricing Strategy and Customer Value Management for the Retail Bank and Small Business portfolio for all brands within RBS.
Earlier in his career, Andrew worked in Academia as a lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, before leading the Rating and LGD methodology team for several years at UBS Investment Bank.
In his capacity as Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Commonwealth Bank, Andrew leads the data and analytics team, who are responsible for the delivery of world-class data, analytics and technology capabilities to improve the financial well-being of our customers and communities.
The core functions include: Customer Engagement Engine (design and delivery of all customer contact strategies, across all systems and all channels), Data Office and Data Science and Advanced Modelling (all AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Adaptive Modelling and Advanced Analytics).
Joanna is a commercially focused technology executive with 25 years’ experience in banking, insurance and telecommunications. Building and leading large data and analytics teams at NBNCo, IAG, Commonwealth Bank and KPMG, Jo has led successful transformations of culture and capability in large, complex businesses.
Aiming always to strike the right balance between risk and compliance with strong commercial outcomes, Jo targets strategic relationships with great partners to propel an innovation agenda – driven by advanced analytics practices and underpinned by mature information management foundations.
Lee has over 28 years’ experience in the IT industry. Passionate about positive and responsible innovation in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and Space domain awareness technologies, Lee has worked in Asia, the UK and Australia.
As the National Chief Technology Officer, Lee advises businesses and governments on their digital transformation journey, focusing on the adoption of capabilities such as AI and machine learning. Lee also heads the Microsoft’s Office of Responsible AI for Australia and guides organisations through the cultural transformation needed to embrace responsible AI implementation. He believes in the potential of AI to help build a brighter and more inclusive future, and is a regular speaker on cloud technology, innovation culture, digital trust and accelerating digital transformation. He also sits on the NSW Government Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee, where he provides strategic advice to guide technological decision-making.
Anastasia started her career in systems engineering design and delivery roles and has also held CIO roles with the Westpac Group and BT Financial Group.
Her experiences span technology executive and transformation delivery roles across Consumer Banking, Digital, Shared Services (HR, Finance, Risk and Operations), Wealth/Investments and Technology Infrastructure. She has also led the evolution of AI-based customer services and their associated internal management principles to assure an inclusive, ethical and pragmatic path.
She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree and a Masters in Engineering Science from the University of NSW, Sydney.
Ana is a passionate advocate for addressing the gender imbalance in technology and driving growth in STEM skills across Australia. In 2018 she was co-author of Westpac Group’s STEM Commitment, committing to a set of initiatives sponsored by Westpac to help build a more STEM confident nation. Ana was also selected as the 2018 Woman of Influence for her work in amplifying STEM confidence and experiences in students and adults.
Behzad is a Director at Accenture Avanade and leads the Intelligent Enterprise offering in Australia. Behzad specialises in business transformation and holistic process improvement utilising process re-engineering, analytics, digital, automation and AI to drive and accelerate business value. Behzad is a passionate advocate for digital and emerging solutions to enhance the customer / citizen experience and improve service delivery adopting a cloud-first approach.
Behzad adopts a business-led, technology-enabled mindset and has led numerous large-scale programs within government and private sector organisations in Australia, the UK and Germany with a focus on accelerated value creation.
Angela is responsible for leading BPAY Group’s successful technology function including business-focused strategy, architecture, solutions, and operations through the adoption of Agile and DevOps best practices. She has more than 25 years of experience in senior technology leadership roles at organisations including Revenue NSW, Cuscal, Societe Generale, and Bank of New York. Angela is a Fellow of CPA Australia and FINSIA, is a director of a not-for-profit childcare organisation and serves on a range of technology advisory boards.
David Reeve is an experienced, customer focussed CIO and leader who thrives on business transformation. David has over twenty years of experience gained across a wide spectrum of industries including Retail, Financial Services, Education, Defence and Aviation. His career has been defined by utilising digital capabilities to deliver improved organisational agility and increased engagement with Customers.
David has held Executive roles around the globe and since moving to Sydney, he has worked for some of Australia’s most iconic brands including QANTAS, ANZ, Macquarie Group and now Metcash. At Metcash David is responsible for the delivery of solutions driving world-class supply chain enabling the success of thousands of independent retailers.
Born to Joy in the harsh Manchester Winter of 77, Dominic has a career that has reached far and wide through Europe, US and Asia PAC.
An accomplished TED speaker, Dom is proud to work at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in business. As our resident Work Futurist. Dom is Atlassian’s in house “Team Doctor” helping Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spends over half his time helping our customers navigate transformation, agility, leadership, and the future of work.
Dom helped pioneer our Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding of teamwork and the changes we need to make today to build thriving businesses. He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.
A keen traveller, Dom has traversed over 53 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.
Prior to joining Google in June 2020, Matt held the positions of CTO at the Commonwealth Bank and CIO of the group’s Retail Bank. Prior to joining the CBA Group, Matt was the CEO of Suncorp Business Services and CIO of Suncorp, Australia’s largest insurance company. His experience in delivering cultural transformations; leading organisations through large scale technology transformations, have enabled some of the most successful technology-enabled business initiatives in Australia.
Toby is a world-renowned professor on artificial intelligence and is Scientia professor at the University of New South Wales and Digital Think-tank Data61. He was named by the media as a “rock star” of the digital revolution and included on the list of the 100 most important digital innovators in Australia. He is a fellow of the Australia Academy of Science and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a Humboldt award winner and recipient of the NSW Premier’s Prize for excellence in engineering and ICT.
Toby has previously held research positions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden. He has played a leading role at the UN and elsewhere on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons (aka “killer robots”). Toby is a sought-after keynote speaker on how artificial intelligence influences business, education, warfare, personal development, and finance, among others. He regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics on society.
Toby is the author of the books ‘IT’S ALIVE’, ‘Android Dreams’, ‘Machines That Think’ and ‘2062: The Year that AI Made’.
Adrian is an influential Australian technology entrepreneur who spent 18 years in Silicon Valley building businesses before returning to Australia in 2015. Most recently, Adrian has been appointed Deputy Chair of Prezzee, a conditional payments company dubbed the newest 1 billion tech ‘unicorn’ and is leading the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative, a program changing the way we deal with systemic fire and flood risk, helping to shift our national focus from response and recovery to disaster preparedness and resilience. Prior to this Adrian was founding CEO at CSIRO’s Data 61, the team that led the development of the national AI roadmap, AI ethics framework, standards advisory work for consumer data rights and open banking and the ICT stream for the national genomics mission. He was also founding co-Chair of Austcyber, the national program to create a new and vibrant cybersecurity industry in Australia. Author of eBook BlueSky Mining, Adrian is regarded as a thought leader on Australia’s industries of the future.
Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship. Catriona is the Executive Chair of Boab AI – Artesian Capital’s AI Accelerator.
Catriona is also the Founder of Ethical AI Advisory now part of the Gradient Institute and the Founder of Artificial Intelligence ASX Listed company Flamingo AI, which exited to BDMN Investments in 2020.
Flamingo AI was the second only woman-led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Katrina was appointed to the role of Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand in July 2019, following a 28-year career at the company in local, regional and global roles.
Starting her career at IBM in New Zealand, Katrina has since held leadership positions in A/NZ, Asia Pacific and the USA for IBM’s analytics, cloud and software businesses including more than four years as General Manager for IBM New Zealand.
Most recently, Katrina was Vice President for Enterprise and Commercial Sales for Asia Pacific where she revitalised the region’s skills agenda and led a team to deliver strong growth in IBM’s cloud, software and infrastructure business.
She also previously held the global role as Vice President for IBM’s Smarter Workforce Solutions where she worked to reform end-to-end offerings and the go-to-market strategy driving the transformation to SaaS and services solutions.
Katrina has served on a number of external boards including New Zealand Advisory Board for Global Women, and Uniservices (the commercialisation arm of Auckland University). Katrina also chaired the NZ Government Digital Strategy Advisory Board (2006 – 2008).
Jonathan’s career has spanned multiple industries starting out as a geologist in the oil and gas industry, then moving to consulting and financial services most recently. He has held multiple senior leadership roles with significant experience in business and operational transformation in financial services, both as a principal with KPMG, and directly within the banking sector. He moved to Australia in 2008 from the United Kingdom and has spent the last twelve years working in senior roles within the Australian banks transforming operations, technology and financial services regulation, initially for ANZ then most recently for NAB. In 2020 he joined Pegasystems as the Financial Services and Insurance (FSI) Principal for Asia Pacific with the remit to build market leading digital strategies and help FSI’s realise greater operational efficiencies and forge stronger customer relationships.
Dan is an experienced leader in both technology and analytics, with an established record of building award-winning, global teams in digital, big data and customer decisioning. Dan joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in 2017, where he has responsibility for ensuring they harness specialisms in AI, data science, experimentation, and behavioural economics to drive decisions that help improve the financial wellbeing of CBA’s customers and communities.
After gaining master’s degrees from both Oxford University and Cardiff University, Dan first plied his trade as a strategy consultant and then Head of Analytics for an agency in the UK, where he led engagements with a host of major corporate and governmental organizations. He followed this up by co-founding a successful digital technology startup. Dan joined CBA from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he held various roles including Head of Digital Analytics and Head of Big Data & Innovation.
Glen Rabie is the chief executive officer of Yellowfin, a provider of analytics solutions for three million users at over 27,000 companies worldwide. After serving in multiple executive and consulting roles for a major Australian bank, Rabie co-founded Yellowfin in 2003 to help businesses discover, understand and act faster on the opportunities buried in their digital information.
Richard joined Macquarie in 2014 and leads the BFS Technology team in COG and is responsible for the development, management and operation of technology services. The BFS Technology Team is located in Sydney, Manila and Gurugram. #Enterprise Agile and #DevOps is the business-wide operating model and culture which has introduced agility, innovation and increased speed to market.
In the last 5 years, BFS has built a market-leading digital banking presence across personal banking, business banking, and wealth management. This has required a full redesign and implementation of new core banking, payments, customer relationship management and electronic and mobile banking.
Nick Eshkenazi is the Chief Digital Technology Officer of WooliesX for the Woolworths Group. He was appointed in the role in May 2018.
After having achieved a Master in Computer Science, Nick went on to gain more than 25 years of technology experience in retail, wholesale, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.
Over the last 15 years, Nick has held roles as CIO and CTO while leading technology departments, functions, and teams at Global Best in Class industry organizations like Costco, Fanatics, PACCAR, USAA. He has been responsible for creating award-winning technology solutions and innovative patented products and services.
During his time at Woolworths, Nick has played a critical role in creating, owning, and executing the digital technology strategy for the Woolworths Group while leading the technology and data teams at WooliesX in enabling the technology capabilities to run and grow the eCommerce, Loyalty, and Financial Service businesses of the Woolworths Group.
Sweta is a proven business leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver against significant challenges and build strong business outcomes.
Sweta has a unique blend of 20 years’ experience in consumer research and analytics, marketing and brand management expertise. A proven business leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver against significant challenges and build strong business outcomes, Sweta’s passion also extends to brand building and creating breakthrough innovations that leverage technology.
Prior to joining ANZ, Sweta spent more than 15 years with Procter & Gamble in Singapore, focusing on brand management across a range of categories and countries in developed and developing markets. She also led the P&G consumer research function.
Greg Cross is one of the original tech nomads, who has spent his career travelling to and living in every major technology market in the world. He now lives in New Zealand but creates businesses that compete on the international stage.
Prior to teaming up with Dr. Mark Sagar to create Soul Machines, Greg co-founded one of the world’s leading wireless power companies, PowerbyProxi, which was sold to Apple in 2017. Through an early career in multiple technology companies, Greg has made his mark as a business leader with a career that includes launching BellSouth NZ, one of the biggest start-up technology investments made in New Zealand, and leading Microsoft New Zealand as Managing Director. Greg was also CEO of Advantage Group before leaving for the USA to pursue various business opportunities including a role as Entrepreneur in Residence in Silicon Valley for an international VC firm.
Since his return to New Zealand Greg has taken on multiple Chair positions including the Icehouse, NZ Trade and Enterprise’s Global Beachhead programme, and SLI Systems. Greg is also the Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the University of Auckland Business School, and was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2019. Greg is responsible for growing and building the business and sits on the Board of Directors of Soul Machines.
Ross works with companies throughout the region to develop and execute on their strategies to adopt and realise the benefits of predictive analytics and AI. Ross has extensive consulting experience in large-scale big data implementations in multiple companies across Telco, Banking and Government verticals in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He has a Master of Applied Statistics, a Masters of Applied Ethics, a first class honours degree in Pure Mathematics and a PhD in Information Systems.
Danny Elmarji is a passionate technology advocate across Dell Technologies Asia Pacific and Japan. He is responsible for running the Dell Technologies engineering community, focused on helping customers transform IT by embracing modern technologies and practices to enable new experiences.
Danny joined EMC in 2005 and from his original background in application development, he has further built extensive technical knowledge around Hybrid Cloud Computing, Cloud Native Application architectures, DevOps and Data science practices. Over the past 20 years, he has received numerous industry certifications across virtualisation and infrastructure solutions, as well as providing direct involvement in how technologies are being built and used in customers’ business transformation.
Danny is an executive sponsor and active member of the Dell Technologies PRIDE and Women in Action Employee Resource Groups and is leading specific initiatives tied to Dell Technologies’ Progress Made Real 2030 goals.
Michelle is responsible for the Data Governance strategy across the ANZ Banking Group, the ANZ Data Privacy and Ethics framework, Enterprise Metadata Management and a Centre of Excellence for Data Quality.
She is an expert in understanding and minimising data risk for executive stakeholders, and promotes a data-driven culture through a management framework that values ethics and the customer.
Chris Kelly is responsible for Sales, Partner Relationships and Product Go-To-Market Strategy for Dell Technologies Data Center Solutions business across the Asia Pacific & Japan region. With ownership of the P&L and overall Business Unit performance, he is responsible for delivering innovative, yet practical, solutions to the market that take advantage of the full breadth of Dell Technologies portfolio whilst also leveraging relationships with strategic partners.
Chris leads a team of senior industry executives that bring together deep subject matter expertise and hands on experience related to core technology trends and their application in business to deliver superior commercial outcomes. With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Chris has held senior leadership roles in large multinational organisations and managed the sales & operations of a hyper-growth start up. Chris is a strong believer in the ability of IT to transform the way in which we live in an overwhelmingly positive way. Chris is also an advocate for improved Diversity & Inclusion within the tech sector and is actively involved in the realisation of Dell’s ambitious 2030 Moon shot goals.
Alison is Director of Digital Experience for Sitecore, leading the team who are “connecting the experience” for Sitecore’s own customers on our own channels. Previous to this role, Alison spent three years in our Business Optimisation consulting team, working with our customers to help them deliver the best possible digital experience on their Sitecore platform, covering more than 50 projects around the world in that time.
Alison is also the author of numerous Sitecore guides and whitepapers, including the UX4CX and Multisite Optimisation whitepapers, and an in-demand speaker at DX events around the world.
Based in Sydney, Shushant works closely with CISOs and IT experts to understand their unique security challenges, and how Darktrace’s Autonomous Response technology can help address these issues.
Prior to Darktrace, Sushant held several senior leadership positions over his 20 years in the IT industry. Sushant holds a Bachelor of Information Science, Computing from the University of Technology, Sydney.