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Enabling New Approaches to Organisational Digital Innovation in the Post-Pandemic Era – Chris Bezuidenhout

Chris Bezuidenhout, Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG One of the main words that emerged in the post […]

CISO Track – Adopting an Inside Out Approach to Cyber Security – Iain Hart

Iain Hart, Head of Technology & CISO, The Australian Institute of Company Directors  This session focused on: Protecting our information […]

CIO Track – The Everywhere Workplace: Planning and Preparing for a Hybrid Workplace – Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj

Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj, Chief Information Officer, Torrens Global Education Services Keypoints discussed in this session: Rethinking […]

One on One meetings

The afternoon one-to-one meetings are under way at the CIO/CISO Leaders Australia Summit 2022 in Sydney. Over 200, 30 minutes face to face meetings […]

CIO Track – Adopting AI to enhance your data and analytics capability – Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu, Director, Deloitte Artificial Intelligence can do so much in modern days, from driving a car to helping discover new drugs for curing […]

CISO Track – AI and Cybersecurity – Dr. Sharif Abuadbba

Dr. Sharif Abuadbba, Senior Research Scientist, Cyber Security CRC Fellow, Data61 | CSIRO Employing AI for Cybersecurity to solve challenges like […]

CIO Track – Creating an Agile, Resilient and Sustainable Organisation Through Digitalisation – Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson, Head of Group Technology, Charter Hall Key takeaways from this session: Drawing up a digital-first operation […]

CISO Track – Defend Your Data: Refuse the Ransom – Roland Browne

Roland Browne, Senior Systems Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Cohesity In this session, Participants learned what is the current […]

CIO Track – The New Management Approach: Focusing on Productivity Measures vs. Time Measures – Craig Chu

Craig Chu, Project Director, Westpac Key takeaways: Focus on outcome KPIs rather than time-sheet recording; Working in a hybrid team; […]

CISO Track – Gaining complete cloud visibility as you scale – Lacework Roundtable

David Hayes, Area Director, Australia & New Zealand, Lacework Ryan Johnson, Director, Sales Engineering, APAC, Lacework More and more […]

CIO Track – Setting up and scaling data for success – Kris Gardiner

Kris Gardiner, Head of Data and Analytics, Linfox Key takeaways the audience learned from this session: Leveraging data for the right reasons […]

CISO Track – The Anywhere Workforce: Securing the Hybrid Workforce in the New Normal – Rassoul Ghaznavi Zadeh

Rassoul Ghaznavi Zadeh, Director of Information Security, ResMed Key takeaways from this session: Examining identity protection tools existing […]

One on One meetings

The morning one-to-one meetings are under way at the CIO/CISO Leaders Australia Summit 2022 in Sydney. Attendees have the opportunity to […]

CIO Track – Redefining Data Migration for the Modern Enterprise – Simon Mitrevski

Simon Mitrevski, Manager, Solutions Consulting, Carbonite + Webroot, an OpenText company   But there is a way to achieve agile migration in […]

Building a resilient and agile, data driven enterprise – Panel discussion

Moderator: Luke Hannan , professional MC, www.lukehannan.com Panelists: Khurram Waheed, Principal Security Architect, ExtraHop Iain Hart, Head of […]

Mitigate the impact of cyber incidents by ensuring you can resume operations rapidly – Dr Jerry Vochteloo

Dr Jerry Vochteloo, Field CTO, Asia Pacific and Japan, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies Ensuring an organisation has the ability to […]

Secure supply chain: the how and why of securing small business – Narelle Devine CSM

Narelle Devine CSM, Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific, Telstra   Keynotes discussed in this session: Why small business […]

Welcome to the 9th Annual CISO Leaders Australia Summit 2022 – Luke Hannan

Luke Hannan, Master of Ceremonies, lukehannan.com.au Our second CIO/CISO Leaders Summit this year features a rich program presented by some of […]

CISO Track – Prioritising Integration of Governance, Risk and Compliance in Cybersecurity in the New Normal – Vijay Narayan

Vijay Narayan, Chief Information Security Officer, Environment Protection Authority Main key takeaways from this workshop with Vijay […]

Addressing Diversity and Digital Skills Deficiency in a Rapidly Changing Future – Jennifer Rebeiro

Jennifer Rebeiro, Chief Information Officer, Greater Western Water In this workshop with Jennifer, participants learned about: The […]

One on One meetings

The afternoon one to one meetings are under way at the 13th CIO/CISO Leaders Australia Summit 2022. Over 200, 30 minutes face to face meetings […]

CIO Track – RPA – A Strategy for Integration and User Experience – Imtiaz Bhayat

Imtiaz Bhayat, Chief Information Officer, Regis Key takeaways from this session: RPA creates an exceptional user experience at the […]

CISO Track – Adopting a pragmatic Zero Trust Strategy – Vinay Manikkam

Vinay Manikkam, Principal, Enterprise Security Architect, IAG In this workshop Vinay shared his insights and experience on adopting a Zero […]

CISO Track – How Devolved Cyber Security Created a Leap Forward in Our Cyber Security Posture – Charles Sterner and David Wilde

Charles Sterner, CISO, AARNet David Wilde, CTO, AARNet Charles and David spoke about their recent program, at AARNet, to aggressively grow […]

CIO Track – Setting up and scaling data for success – Kris Gardiner

Kris Gardiner, Head of Data and Analytics, Linfox Key takeaways the audience learned from this session: Leveraging data for the right […]

CIO Track – Driving Your Competitive Advantage with Cloud-First Identity and Access Management – Dragan Vladicic

Dragan Vladicic, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineer, Asia Pacific, Okta This Okta roundtable session with Dragan revolved around the subject […]

CISO Track – Emerging AppSec Trends in 2022 and Beyond – Randeep Chhabra

Randeep Chhabra, General Manager, AppScan, Asia Pacific & Japan, HCL Software Randeep spoke about the need for organizations to address […]

CISO Track – CISO Track – Modernising your Application Security Playbook using RASP – Reinhart Hansen

Reinhart Hansen, Director of Technology, Office of the CTO, Imperva Here are the key topics discussed in this roundtable with Reinhart: […]

CIO Track – Innovate from Anywhere: succeeding in the next normal – Michael Niall

Michael Niall, Regional Director, Platform, Salesforce In this era of digital transformation, as organisations accelerate the shift from […]

CISO Track – CISOs & Board – Are you speaking the same language?! How to translate your technical cyber language and have an effective risk-based discussion with the Board – Mitra Minai

Mitra Minai, Chief Information Security Officer, Healthscope Operations   Here are the main key points that Mitra discussed in this […]

CIO Track – Adopting AI to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Capability – Venkata Valluri

Venkata Valluri, Global IT Director, Treasury Wine Estates   Venkata discusses 3 main key points: Importance in leveraging AI and […]

CISO Track – Keeping pace with evolving regulatory and cyber landscapes – Venkata Krishna

Venkata Krishna,Senior Manager Information Security, Salesforce In this session, Venkata covers the evolving regulatory and cyber landscapes […]

CIO Track – Securing Endpoints and Ensuring Compliance – Matthew Burns

Matthew Burns, Associate Vice President, BigFix, Asia Pacific & Japan, HCL BigFix Entreprises are under increasing pressure to protect […]

CISO Track – Cyber Security Issues Affecting Australia – Chris Gatford

Chris Gatford, Co-Founder / CEO, Hacktive   Keypoints discussed in this roundtable: Ransomware Readiness Vulnerability […]

CIO Track – Building a More Resilient and Adaptable Enterprise Through Technology – Ian Padgham

Ian Padgham, General Manager Enterprise Technology, Vicinity Centres Here are the 3 main key areas discussed in this session: Driving the […]

CISO Track – Zero Trust – Present and Future – Helen Patton

Helen Patton, Advisory CISO, CISCO Secure In this roundtable session, participants discussed the present and future of  Zero Trust […]

Securing the hybrid workforce using a zero trust approach – Rajan Barara

Rajan Barara, Director Product Management, Entrust With the rise of remote working and the hybrid workforce, we can no longer bring security […]

Enabling New Approaches to Organisational Digital Innovation in the Post-Pandemic Era – Chris Bezuidenhout

Chris Bezuidenhout, Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG   One of the main words that emerged in […]

Welcome to the 8th Annual CISO Leaders Australia Summit 2022 – Luke Hannan

Luke Hannan, Master of Ceremonies, lukehannan.com.au   We welcome all our sponsors, delegates and speakers to our first 2022 CIO/CISO […]

Making Digital Transformation Stick: The Journey of Collaboration Excellence

Tanya Freeman, Group Director Information & Digital, Urbis Digital Transformation is often directed solely at customer interaction however, […]

Technology Leadership for The Future

Ross Dawson, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor & Founding Chairman, Advanced Human Technologies Group Technological change is […]

Shifting Gears to Data Curation and Digital Workforce Management for Integrated, End-to-End Process Automation

Matt Hanmer, VP Sales, Australia & New Zealand, AntWorks™ Whilst the use cases for stand-alone Robotic Process Automation are numerous, […]

Innovation through Technology; Evolving your Network in a Hybrid World

Lyncoln de Mello, Head of Cloud and Infrastructure, Brennan IT As an industry leader, working closely with Australian businesses for over 20 […]

A Mobile-First Strategy for Securing the Modern Digital Workplace

Luke Knowles, Sales Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Wandera   Digital transformation is easy to talk about, but difficult to achieve. […]

How the Role of IT Leaders and Emerging Technology are Converging in the Future

Damien Scalzo, Chief Information Officer, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services This workshop from Damien explored the following in an interactive […]

Taking the ‘Jazz Hands’ out of your Digital Transformation

Glen McLatchie, Group Chief Information Officer, SKYCITY Entertainment Group SKYCITY Entertainment Group knew they had to respond to the myriad of […]

2020 and Beyond – Tomorrow’s World: Where is the Next Disruption Coming From?

Andrew Weyer, Vice President, Information Technology Australia, New Zealand, DHL Supply Chain The biggest future revenue and profit impact of […]

CISO and CIO Metrics for the Board

Moderator: Luke Hannan, Master of Ceremonies, lukehannan.com.au Panellists: Keith Pinto, Chief Information Officer Australia, Lendlease Megan […]

Today’s Toys, Tomorrow’s Tools – Securing IOT in the Enterprise

David Austin, Senior Vice President, Information Systems & Chief Information Officer, Six Flags “We live in a time of unprecedented […]

Interview with Damien Scalzo from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia/New Zealand

Damien is the CIO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia/New Zealand. For over 15 years, Damien has combined his business and technology […]

Interview with Megan Hemingway from Seven West Media

Megan started her career as a developer, moved into data as her area of specialty and then found herself as a project manager and ultimately a […]

Interview with David Austin from Six Flags

David Austin was named Senior Vice President, Information Systems & Chief Information Officer for Six Flags in December 2017. Mr. Austin had […]

Interview with Andrew Weyer from DHL Supply Chain

For the last 17 years Andrew Weyer has lead customer centric professional services teams in DHL Supply Chain across Australia and New Zealand, Middle […]

Finding your Technology Mojo

5.30 AM, on a crispy morning, year 2030. Jason gets out of bed and walks into the bathroom. Lights turn on automatically and Alexa says, “Good […]

Right-Sourcing – Own Your Competitive Advantage

The challenges, risks, and benefits of Outsourcing vs Insourcing Soon after the financial crisis of 2009, outsourcing gained drastic momentum as […]

Digital Transformation – The Art of Influential Storytelling

Digitisation to Digitalisation to Digital Transformation, it’s a journey every organisation is on, really by evolution rather than choice or genuine […]

Interview with Ross Dawson, Futurist

Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with a deeply positive and pragmatic focus on […]

Protecting a world powered by the cloud, data & software – Thales Brochure

Click to view the PDF brochure Protecting a world powered by the cloud, data & software. The people we all rely on to make the world go round – […]

Applying Open Banking to Bring Agility, Cost Reduction, and a Focus on Quality

With customer experience being at the heart of every organisation’s plans, businesses are increasingly working towards a dynamic platform to […]

Interview with Duncan Cavanough, Head of IT & Operations, AFL Telecommunications Australia

AFL Telecommunications Australia is part of AFL Global based in the US. AFL Global is subsequently owned by Fujikura Limited, Japan and employs […]

Articulating Cyber Security Risk to the Board – Jason Anderson

WORKSHOP 3 Jason Anderson, Head of Information Security, QSuper This session will look at how to go about articulating cyber security […]

Protecting the 3rd Largest City in WA – Gary Hale

WORKSHOP 2 Gary Hale, Chief Information Security Officer, Curtin University During Gary’s workshop he shared his views and challenges […]

AI & Machine Learning: Friend or Foe – Rhys MacFarlane

WORKSHOP 1 Rhys MacFarlane, Chief Security Officer, Luxury Escapes Rhys held a workshop that addressed the rapidly escalating threat of […]

A CISO’s Playbook: Defence – Dynamic Security Strategies for an Uncertain Future – John Kouroutzoglou

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION John Kouroutzoglou, Information Security & Compliance Manager, Domain Group  This interactive roundtable […]

Converged Security (Physical and Virtual Security) – Nitin Singh

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Nitin Singh, Director of Cyber Security, Victoria University  Nitin’s roundtable discussion questioned whether the […]

Everything you need to know about Digital Transformation, but were afraid to ask – Travers Stow

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Travers Stow, Chief Information Officer, Sigma Healthcare Travers held a roundtable discussion that unravelled digital […]

Security in a Digital First Age – Chary Chigurala

PANEL DISCUSSION Moderator: Chary Chigurala, Head of IT, Laminex Panellists: Berys Amor – Director of Technology, Corrs Chambers […]

Creating an Innovation Culture – Michael Henry

WORKSHOP 1 Michael Henry, Global Head of Digital Experience, BHP Michael’s workshop discussed how the rules of the game have changed, and how […]

Open Banking and API’s – Himanshu Shrivastava

Himanshu Shrivastava, Managing Director, Citibank Singapore Himanshu’s presentation looked at Citibank’s Journey towards API and Open Banking […]

Rhys MacFarlane, Chief Security Officer – Luxury Escapes

Experienced Chief Security Officer – skilled in Physical Security, Loss Prevention, Risk Management, Internal Investigations, Leadership and Network […]

Interview with John Kouroutzoglou, Information Security & Compliance Manager – Domain Group

John Kouroutzoglou has been involved in physical and cyber security for over 15 years. He has worked in government and in the private sector at […]

Establishing a Cyber Security Centre

Marianne Cologon, Acting Chief Information Security Officer at Australian Digital Health Agency, presented a workshop on “Establishing a Cyber […]

Critical infrastructure and risk

Garry Bentlin, Chief Security Officer at TransGrid, presented a workshop around “Critical infrastructure and risk” How we work with risk in […]

Case study on third party risk assessment – Practical approach

Lakshmana Ganugapati, APAC Information Security Director at Aon, presented a “Case study on third-party risk assessment – Practical approach” […]

Implementing a risk-based approach to privacy and data protection

Fred Thiele, Chief Information Security Officer at Velocity Frequent Flyer, presented a workshop around “Implementing a risk-based approach to […]

New Zealand’s cyber security strategy

Paul Blowers —Chief Information Security Officer, New Zealand Police Force, Special Advisor National Cyber Policy Office, Department of Prime […]

Cyber Crime, the changing landscape, insider threats

Jennifer Stockwell, National Cyber Security Advisor at Telstra, moderated the panel: Cyber Crime, the changing landscape, insider […]

Working with suppliers to uplift their cyber security maturity

Wouter Veugelen, Chief Information Security Officer at Primary Health Care Limited presented the case study: Working with suppliers to uplift their […]

Context, Collaboration, and Culture

Richard Addiscott, Director of IT Planning and Security at Curtin University presented the session “Three C’s of an effective information security […]

The human element in a strong cyber risk framework

Steven York, Chief Security Officer, Bank of Queensland, discussed around the topic The human element in a strong cyber risk framework. Cyber […]

Cyber Security and Innovation: Protecting business IoT, cloud and mobile systems

Jonathan Jackson –  Head of Technical Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan at BlackBerry has engaged the audience on Cyber Security and Innovation: […]

How to determine the right cyber strategy for your business

Martin Holzworth, Group Security, Chief Information Security Officer at Super Retail Group has provided insights on ‘How to determine the right […]

Interview with Mark Micallef, VP at Cloudera

Who are Cloudera and what is their position in the Australian IT Security landscape? Australia is a fairly advanced market for big data, much of […]

The 2nd annual CISO Leaders Summit Australia lived up to expectation and delivered content rich presentations delighting delegates and sponsors alike.

Focus Network who hosts the CISO Leaders Summit Australia (Melbourne) worked to bring together the top IT Security executives from around Australia […]

The value of organisational culture in a new secure world

Steven York, General Manager, Group Compliance, Information Security & Business Resilience, Group Risk for the Bank of Queensland discusses […]

The life-cycle of cyber crime

Ben Case, Detective Sergeant Cyber Crime Operations, Australian Federal Police and David McLean, Manager Cyber Crime Operations, Australian […]

Why security is a business proposition not technology

The second panel discussion focused on ‘Why security is a business proposition not technology’ and was moderated by General Manager for Cyber […]

Strength through collaboration

Scott Ainslie Regional Director of Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) speaks about ‘Strength through […]

The five compelling issues for security in the next 5 years

Brian Hay, General Manager at Cyber Security and former Detective Superintendent of QLD Police discusses ‘The five compelling issues for […]

The changing nature of cyber-attacks: current trends

‘The changing nature of cyber-attacks: current trends’ was the workshop topic presented by Dr Mamoun Alazab, Cyber Security Lecturer at […]

Securing the cloud: it’s security Jim but not as we know it

Ian Gibson, Chief Information Officer for SuperChoice discusses ‘Securing the cloud: it’s security Jim but not as we know it’. Chief […]

Managing Risk: Is Cyber Risk Different?

  Meena Wahi, Director of Cyber Data-Risk Managers talks about ‘Managing Risk: Is Cyber Risk Different?’ In her roundtable discussion at […]

Website security and key management

Michael Klieman, Vice President Product Management at Symantec addresses the delegates at the 2017 CISO Leaders Summit on ‘Website security and […]

Mobile application and security testing

Asia Pacific Director for Cloud Security Alliance, Anthony Lim speaks about ‘Mobile application and security testing’. Anthony Lim, […]

Cyber security and innovation: protecting business IoT, cloud and mobile systems

Jonathan Jackson, Head of Technical Solutions APAC and Japan at BlackBerry speaks to delegates on ‘Cyber security and innovation: protecting […]

Cyber security nightmares: lessons for Australian businesses

Kobi Ben-Naim – Senior Director of Cyber Research at Cyber Ark discusses ‘Cyber security nightmares: lessons for Australian […]

Cloud Security Governance

The first panel discussion focused on cloud security governance and was moderated by General Manager for Cyber Security Brian Hay who was joined […]

Strategy unabridged

Our first keynote presentation for the 2017 CISO Leaders Summit in Melbourne today was ‘Strategy unabridged’ by Stuart Mort –  Cyber […]

The 2017 CISO Leaders Summit Australia has kicked off and we are pleased to present our MC for the day – General Manager of Cyber Security Brian Hay.

The 2017 CISO Leaders Summit Australia has kicked off and we are pleased to present our MC for the day – General Manager of Cyber Security […]

The stage is set for the 2017 CISO Leaders Summit Australia, Melbourne

14th February 2017 – Focus Network are pleased to announce the CISO Leaders Summit Australia (Melbourne) is in its final stages of registration, […]

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