Join us at the 8th CISO Leaders Australia Summit Be part of this year's upcoming gathering where you will be able
to engage with the country's leading IT Security professionals on the
8th June 2021, Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
Join us at the 8th CISO Leaders Australia Summit Be part of this year's upcoming gathering where you will be able
to engage with the country's leading IT Security professionals on the
8th June 2021, Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
Summit Themes Key themes and topics are developed by our
standing committee and advisory board from
the country's most respected Security / IT Leaders.
These will be addressed over the course
of the CISO Leaders Summit Australia.

 

Anti Virus

 

Network Security

 

Analytics

 

Cyber Security

 

Mobile & cloud
security

 

Identity
Management

 

Fraud
Protection

 

End Point
Security

Join us at the 8th CISO Leaders
Australia Summit

BE PART OF THIS YEAR’S UPCOMING GATHERING WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THE COUNTRY’S LEADING IT SECURITY PROFESSIONALS ON THE
8th June 2021, Crown Conference Centre,
Melbourne

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The 8th CISO Leaders Australia Summit will take place on the 8th of June 2021 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne. The Summit will once again become THE MEETING PLACE for more than 150 of the country's leading CISOs, Heads of IT Security, Cyber Security and CIOs.

This year's Summit theme will be focussed on 'Re-evaluating Security Posture to Build a Cyber Security Enterprise' and this message will be delivered via a number of keynotes, workshops and targeted roundtables discussions taking place throughout day.

Attendees will have the opportunity to personalise their own agenda and maximise their time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant sessions for their business.

Our networking drinks function will provide the chance to interact face to face with peers in a very relaxed setting.

Whilst we are all adjusting to the 'new norm’ and adapting to the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 brought for us all, we are committed to deliver a great event in a well-managed and safe environment.

We have introduced new event protocols to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our sponsors, attendees and staff whilst continuing to deliver strong opportunities and engagements.

You can download our Safe Event Guidelines here

SPEAKERS

Chris Bezuidenhout
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Chris Bezuidenhout

Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG

Luke Steller
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Luke Steller

Head, Global Cyber Security Operations & Threat Intelligence, ANZ

Tim Watts MP
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Tim Watts MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications & Cybersecurity and Federal Member for Gellibrand, Parliament of Australia

Tracey Evans
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Tracey Evans

CIO, SEEK

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PROGRAM

The summit program is a draft and is subject to change.

Arrival & Registration

50min

Welcome & Introduction

Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network

5min

Master of Ceremonies, CIO track main plenary

Luke Hannan, Master of Ceremonies, lukehannan.com.au
 

5min

Luke Hannan

Luke founded his Professional Master of Ceremonies business www.lukehannan.com.au on 3 key principles; Service, Preparation & Delivery. Based [...]

Opening Keynote Presentation – Enabling New Approaches to Organisational Digital Innovation in the Post-Pandemic Era

Chris Bezuidenhout, Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG
As innovation becomes synonymous with disruption, IT leaders are distinctively set to evolve into innovation leaders. The need to building required competencies, skills to envision technology-driven business change and deliver on their commitments are essential.

30min

Chris Bezuidenhout

I am an experienced CIO with a wealth of expertise in technology management, risk, finance and large-scale transformation for employers, [...]

Keynote Presentation – Are you Encrypting your data and using a Hardware Security Module to store your keys?

Marc Airo-Farulla, Sales Director, Entrust
The Annual Global Encryption Trends study and the country report of Australia will help you understand why this question is so important! As Information Security leaders, protecting customer and organisational data from internal and external threats is the core pillar to Security. General security solutions and digital applications are standard practice, but what about Encryption and Key Management strategies, are you, as the leading authority in your organisation implementing these solutions and if so, are they in the most secure way with an HSM? Let's talk about the Annual GETS (Global Encryption Trends Study) and the Australia country report, where thousands of like-minded professionals have their say!

30min

Marc Airo-Farulla

Helping empower world-leading organisations to protect against cyber threats by delivering trust, integrity and control to their business [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CISO Track – Creating a Cyber-Risk Culture in the Boardroom and Beyond

Israel Huaccho, General Manager, Cybersecurity and Risk, Hydro-Electric Corporation
  • Breaking the cyber security knowledge gap
  • Structuring a cyber security risk profile aligned to enterprise risk
  • Develop an effective security metrics and dashboard
 

40min

Israel Huaccho

Isarel is currently the General Manager Cyber Security & Risk at Hydro. With different hats in the technology field  - Analyst, Developer, [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CIO Track – CX Collaboration – CIO as Enabler of Business Success

Tracey Evans, Chief Information Officer, SEEK
  • Importance of being insight-driven and operationally efficient while continuously invoking innovation
  • Identifying new opportunities to design and deliver a better CX thru in sync with other departments
  • Creating the right culture of service and accountability measures in a Post-COVID-19 world

40min

Tracey Evans

Tracey is a passionate technologist with extensive experience leading change and enterprise transformation across the Asia Pacific region. She [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CIO Track – Building a More Resilient and Adaptable Enterprise Through Technology

Ian Padgham, General Manager, Enterprise Technology & CIO, Vicinity Centres Trust
  • Driving the principles of agile delivery to create a more flexible organisation that’s adaptable to constant change & volatility
  • Rethinking tech funding and governance
  • Empowering both human and technology-centred solutions

40min

Ian Padgham

Ian Padgham joined Vicinity Centres in June 2015 as part of the Merger of Federation Centres and Novion Property Group (Novion) and has more than [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CISO Track – Topic & Synopsis coming soon

Jonathan Milton, Head of Cybersecurity, Bupa

40min

Jonathan Milton

Jonathan is currently the head of cyber security at Bupa. With over 15 years leading complex programs of investment across cyber security, [...]

Networking Break

15min

Workshop 1 – CIO Track – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

30min

One-to-One Meetings 1

30min

Workshop 1 – CISO – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

30min

One-to-One Meetings 2

30min

Workshop 2 – CIO Track – Adopting AI to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Capability

Venkata Valluri, Global IT Director, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Importance in leveraging AI and advanced analytics in driving value creation
  • Dealing with the data deluge across multiple systems
  • Implementing data governance to break data silos for effective data centralisation

30min

Venkata Valluri

Venkata is currently the Global IT Director Analytics and Insights for Treasury Wine Estates. He is a skilled data management and analytics [...]

Workshop 2 – CISO Track – Securing the “new normal”

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank

There are 2 types of organizations, the ones they know they been hacked and the ones they don't.

Do you know where you stand? While COVID-19 enforced us to adopt the new normal, did you adopt the new cybersecurity best practices?


30min

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Dr Erdal Ozkaya is known as a passionate, solutions-focused professional with a comprehensive global background within the information technology, [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CIO Track – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

40min

Roundtable Discussion – CISO Track – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

40min

Roundtable Discussion – CISO Track – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

40min

Roundtable Discussion – CIO Track – Speaker & Synopsis coming soon

40min

Networking Lunch

35min

Keynote Presentation – Addressing Diversity and Digital Skills Deficiency in a Rapidly Changing Future

Jennifer Rebeiro, Chief Information Officer, City West Water

The importance of reskilling and upskilling as new roles emerge and skills requirements change. Leverage the experts you already have on staff and creating an extensive career path. Adopting more inclusive hiring practices outside of traditional talent pools.


40min

Jennifer Rebeiro

Jennifer is the Chief Information Officer at City West Water. She has led teams across a wide range of industries and functions, challenging and [...]

One-to-One Meetings 3

30min

Workshop 3 – CIO Track – Enabling New Approaches to Organisational Digital Innovation in the Global Crisis

Vikas Virjania, Head of IT, Digital Strategy and Innovation (AU & NZ), BMW Group

As innovation becomes synonymous with disruption, IT leaders are distinctively set to evolve into innovation leaders. The need to building required competencies, strategies, skills to envision technology-driven business change and deliver on their commitments is essential.


30min

Vikas Virjania

Vikas has experience in Digital transformation programs in various industries with 19 years of comprehensive delivery experience with expertise [...]

Workshop 3 – CISO – Prioritising Integration of Governance, Risk and Compliance in Cybersecurity in the New Normal

Speaker to be confirmed
  • Re-emphasized the importance of data protection through a multitude of mandates
  • Implementation of security controls on cloud components
  • Providing leadership with timely, comprehensive risk and compliance-related reporting

30min

One-to-One Meetings 4

30min

Workshop 4 – CISO – Reinforcing a Robust Enterprise Security Architecture Framework

Magesh Dhanasekaran, Head, Security Architecture & Design, UniSuper
  • Identify your biggest challenges/needs, threat modelling and attack surface analysis
  • Gaining buy-in from senior-level personnel and having them model the cybersecurity behaviours
  • Creating a sustainable, scalable security architecture framework

30min

Magesh Dhanasekaran

Magesh is responsible for Cybersecurity Architecture, Strategy and Application Security at UniSuper. He is an experienced cybersecurity architect [...]

Workshop 4 – CIO Track – Fortifying Your Digital Transformation Strategy for Post-Covid Economy

Trish Farrugia, Chief Information Officer Australia Pacific Airports Corporation
  • How has the pandemic changed priorities?
  • Accelerating Melbourne Airport’s digital transformation and implementing agility focusing of core process
  • Policies to prepare for the future of work
 

30min

Trish Farrugia

Ms Farrugia joined APAC in February 2018. She has over 25 years’ experience in Technology and is a passionate leader focused on developing IT [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CISO – Delivering an Agile Security Operations Centre

Luke Steller, Head, Global Cyber Security Operations & Threat Intelligence, ANZ
  • Integrating people, processes and technology against threats
  • Aligning your information security incident response with the overall organisational strategy
  • Identify the key elements of an effective cyber governance framework
 

30min

Luke Steller

Luke heads the Security Operations Centre and Threat Intelligence in one of the largest financial institutions in Australia which operates in [...]

Roundtable Discussion – CIO – Speaker & synopsis coming soon

30min

Closing Keynote Presentation – Time for a National Ransomware Strategy

Tim Watts MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications and Cyber Security, Federal Member for Gellibrand, Parliament of Australia

Ransomware is the highest threat facing Australian businesses and government in the cyber domain.

The federal government must play a leading role in making enterprises a less attractive target for these ransomware groups by creating potential policies, including increased law enforcement, targeted international sanctions, offensive cyber actions and regulating the payment of ransoms.


 

35min

Tim Watts MP

Tim has been the Federal Member for Gellibrand in Melbourne’s west since 2013. Since being elected, Tim has been an active advocate on issues [...]

Networking Drinks

60min

WHY ATTEND

STAR KEYNOTES
AND PRESENTERS

We invite only the leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, this allows for attendees to be taught by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.

NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITIES

Keeping in line with the main goal of the event in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through breakfast, luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.

1-1 PRIVATE
MEETINGS

Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.

TARGETED
SESSIONS

Being able to experience different sessions is what makes this event unique; whether you are looking to attend an interactive workshop, roundtable, 1-1 meeting or panel discussion.

NETWORKING
LUNCH

Interact and relax amongst your peers at the Networking lunch where you will have the opportunity to be part of the entertainment.

PERSONALISED
PROGRAM

The summit is personalised for YOU, this means that what is important to your business is important to us. We create personalised itineraries around sessions you want to attend, allowing for your time to be spent wisely while out of the office.

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