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    EVENT THEME:
    Striking the right balance between security and your customer’s digital experience

    26th October 2022, Adelaide
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    Private Event Series

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    Date: Wednesday, 26th October 2022

    Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm (ACST)

    Location

    Electra House, Adelaide – East Room

    131 King William Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Website: Click here

    Synopsis and overview of the session

    Whether your business is just getting started or well on its way, your online presence will play a vital role in how customers experience your business. Delivering a perfect balance of a great user experience along with the highest level of security will be key to gaining your customers’ trust and helping protect your business.

    Focus Network in partnership with Okta invite you to join us for this interactive discussion with other leading IT and IT Security experts, where we will delve deeper into:

      • Why should digital customer experience matter now more than ever before?
      • What are some of the most common or significant cyber threats for organisations?
      • Keeping up with demanding compliance and privacy mandates
      • Navigating the cybersecurity and IT skills gap

    Presenter

    Mark Smith , Customer Identity and Access Management Specialist, Okta

    Okta - Mark Smith

    Mark has over 25 years of experience in IT, including over 5 years at Okta. An ex-developer and solution architect, now assisting Okta’s customers transition to a modern approach to Identity an Access Management.

    As well as software development roles, Mark has previously held various positions as a Solution Architect in leading Australian and New Zealand organisations where he designed, implemented and supported multiple highly successful IAM based solutions for Enterprise clients throughout the APAC region.

    Moderator

    Anthony Caruana, CEO + writer + presenter + facilitator + journalist + media trainer + consultant, Media-Wize

    Media-Wize - Anthony Caruana MOC CISO_2_edited

    Anthony Caruana has worked for almost every major masthead in the Australian IT press with his work appearing around the world. As an experienced IT professional – having worked as the lead IT executive in several businesses, he brings a unique insight to his reporting. He is the CEO of Media-Wize and continues to also work as a freelance writer for corporate clients. He is also a regular presenter on radio and television, as well as at events and webinars.

    His work has covered the Australian and Asian markets. He writes about enterprise and consumer technology, information security, customer advocacy and the channel.

    He also has an extensive career in IT having started his career as a trainer before becoming a business analyst and eventually rising into senior management positions.

    His social media profiles are
    https://twitter.com/Anthony_Caruana
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-caruana-australia/

    About Okta

    Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences. With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 5,600 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to securely connect their people and technology.

    Website: www.okta.com

    Andrew Milroy, Chief Research and Advisor, Focus Network

    Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

    He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

    He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

    Presenter

    Lasith Gamage, Solutions Engineer, Okta

    Lasith Gamage

    Lasith Gamage is a Solutions Engineer at Okta who supports enterprises in the Asia Pacific region to provide consultancy for their digital transformation journey and overcome customers’ Identity & Access Management (IAM) challenges and grow their businesses.

    Lasith has been working in the IT industry for over 15 years and helping various customers around the globe. Apart from IAM, he excels in Solutions Architect and Software development of Enterprise-grade applications.

    During his past tenure, he worked as IAM Architect for leading media and finance insurance organizations building IAM platforms.

    Lasith is passionate about pursuing the latest trends and bringing that knowledge to customers to help grow their business using the right tech stacks.

    Lasith’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/lasithgamage/

    Moderator

    About Okta

    Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences. With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 5,600 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to securely connect their people and technology.

    Website: www.okta.com

    Christie Gifrin, Group Solutions Product Marketing Manager, Digital Experiences

    Okta -Christie Gifrin

    Christie works on B2B, B2C, and B2E digital experience solutions at Okta. She has over 20 years of experience in enterprise IT, with specialization in Identity and Access Management (IAM) technology, big data and analytics, and disaster recovery. Prior to joining Okta, Christie has worked at AWS, EMC, and HP, with a focus on helping customers understand how to accelerate their digitization efforts and extract business value out of technology. She is based in Vancouver, Canada.

    Agenda at a glance

    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

    4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

    4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

    4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

    5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

    5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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