Events Speakers

The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Digital & Minister for Customer Service, NSW Government

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.

Lee Hatton, Executive Vice President, Afterpay

Lee has more than 20 years' experience internationally in the Financial Services industry and has held senior executive roles in marketing, strategy and risk in large scale customer-facing businesses.

In 2020 Lee joined the Global Executive team at Afterpay and is responsible for driving the business's strategy for new products and services. Previously she was the Chief Executive Officer of UBank from 2015 to 2020. Lee has been recognised by IBM as one of 40 Women Leaders in Artificial Intelligence across the globe for her work in delivering world-first innovations.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Business from Auckland University of Technology (NZ), and is an alumni of Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) which represents Australia's most senior and distinguished female leaders.

Lee is a non-executive director of Xero, and was previously an executive director of NAB Ventures and TEC (The Executive Connection).

Melissa Clemens, Chief Security Officer, Service NSW, NSW Government

Reflecting the growing criticality of security across all aspects of Service NSW's business both cyber and physical, Melissa ensures Service NSW has the focus, capacity and support to continue to strengthen its foundations, and deliver on the trust held by customers, teams and government. Digital innovator, leader and strategist, Melissa has more than twenty years of experience supporting digital cultures and leading organisations across the public and private sectors. Her passion is working with organisations to design and deliver better outcomes for customers through the use of leading-edge technology.

Her core capabilities include organisation and operating model design, structured innovation, leadership and design thinking, particularly in change-averse organisations, where her unique brand of stakeholder engagement and team building breaks down barriers to innovation and creates a connected culture and environment.

Angela Coble, Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson

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.

Dr Andrew McMullan, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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 Gurry, Chief Digital Officer, nbn

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 Hickin, National Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia

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 Cammaroto, Chief Information Officer, Personal Banking and Digital at the National Australia Bank

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.

Angela Donohoe, Group Chief Information Officer, Bpay

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, CIO, Metcash

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. 

Professor Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Research Lead, Dat61

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 Turner, Tech Entrepreneur, CEO of Minderoo Foundation

Adrian is an influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. In 2019 Adrian Turner stepped down as CEO of CSIRO's Data61. He now leads the Minderoo Wildlife Disaster and Resilience Program, a $500m plus effort backed by some of the country's biggest listed companies with a goal to see Australia become a world leader in natural disaster resilience before 2030.

Adrian is also co-chair of the Australia Cyber Security Growth Centre (AustCyber), a member of the Board of Directors for the Australian eHealth Research Centre (AeHRC), a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Digital Economy and a member of the Genomics Health Futures Mission Steering Committee.

Prior to his 5 years at Data61, Adrian was co-Founder of Borondi Group, a holding company focused on the intersection of pervasive computing, platform economics and traditionally conservative industries and was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company Mocana Corporation.

Professor Enrico Coiera, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Enrico has worked at the intersection of information technology and healthcare for over three decades. Medically trained at Sydney University, he obtained a Computer Science PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of New South Wales in 1990.

Enrico founded the Centre for Health Informatics in 1999 at UNSW, and now based at Macquarie University it is Australia’s largest and longest running biomedical and health informatics academic research group. His academic work has seen multiple technologies developed and commercialised, including consumer e-health systems and clinical decision support technologies.

Coiera spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol UK where he led numerous health technology projects and was responsible for multiple patents and technology innovations. In 2003 he founded the Australasian College of Health Informatics, was its first President, and in 2017 initiated its Fellowship by Training Program.

Coiera has won a number of prestigious awards including the 2015 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) François Grémy Award for Excellence and the 2011 UNSW Inventor of the year (Information and Communication Technology) for a literature-based computational discovery system.

Enrico is a prolific author. With over 200 journal papers in research journals, he is also the author of a major international textbook – the Guide to Health Informatics - now in its 3rd Edition.

Dr Catriona Wallace, CEO of Ethical AI Advisory (Founder of Flamingo.AI)

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.

Jonathan Tanner, Senior Director, Industry Principle Financial Services and Insurance, Asia Pacific, Pegasystem 

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.

Professor Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist, CSIRO

Bronwyn is the newly appointed Chief Scientist of the country's national science agency, CSIRO. She is the CSIRO's fourth female Chief Scientist and joins the agency after beginning her career there twenty-two years ago as a research assistant. Bronwyn aims to champion science research and capability; and work with industry and to foster STEM careers.

Before she took over the reins as Chief Scientist, Bronwyn was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior she was founding Director of the university's Manufacturing Futures Research Institute with a mission to support the transition of Australia's manufacturing sector to Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution.

Bronwyn is an internationally recognised expert on carbon fibre and composite materials. Leveraging her specific knowledge of materials science and engineering, Professor Fox has built multidisciplinary teams to work with the manufacturing sector to ensure they are digitally equipped and linked into global supply chains.

In 2020 she was awarded the prestigious Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research by the Royal Society of Victoria. In addition to her role at the CSIRO Bronwyn is also Chair of the Victorian Division of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Dan Jermyn, Chief Decision Scientist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

As Chief Decision Scientist, Dan leads the largest AI and Data Science practice in Australia. He oversees the machine learning that powers CBA's award-winning Customer Engagement Engine, the most advanced decisioning platform of its type in the world which has a reported 7.5 million digitally active customers as of February 2021. He is an experienced leader in both technology and data science, with a rare combination of advanced technical skills, strong commercial awareness and a proven track record of building global teams in Digital, Data Science and Customer Decisioning.

Dan is an accomplished public speaker and frequent contributor to industry and governmental policy initiatives, with a passion for inspiring teams to deliver value in complex organisations, and a career path that encompasses top-flight academia, strategic consultancy, building and selling a successful technology start-up, and establishing award-winning analytical units.

He has also worked as a strategy consultant and then Head of Analytics for an agency in the UK as well as co-founding a successful digital technology start-up. Prior to his current role, he held various positions at the Royal Bank of Scotland including Head of Digital Analytics and Head of Big Data & Innovation. Dan has a double master's degree with a M.A. in Physics from Oxford University and a M.Sc. in Computing from the University of Cardiff.

Glen Rabie, CEO and Co-Founder, CEO and Co-founder, Yellowfin

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.

Nick Eshkenazi, Chief Digital Technology Officer, WooliesX, Woolworths Group

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 Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, ANZ

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, AI Pioneer and Chief Business Officer, Soul Machines

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.

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

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 Pinheiro, Global Head of Enterprise Data Governance, ANZ

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, Senior Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Dell Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan

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 Sainsbury, Director of Digital Experience, Sitecore

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.

Sushant Arora, Regional Vice President, ANZ, Darktrace

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.