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Australia Summit


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The upcoming 12th CIO Leaders Australian Summit 2019 will bring together over 150 of the country's leading CIOs, Heads of IT and IT Directors in Sydney on the 24th October at The Hilton Hotel, Sydney.

This years theme will be focused around The future of Technology and the Workplace where we will have over 25 presentations, workshops and roundtables taking place over the day.

Our attending audience 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.

We also invite you along to our official networking drinks where you will have the opportunity to interact and catch up with your peers in a very relaxed setting.


Andrew Weyer

Andrew Weyer

CIO Australia and New Zealand, DHL Supply Chain

David Austin

David Austin

Senior Vice President, Information Systems & CIO, Six Flags Entertainment

Glen McLatchie

Glen McLatchie

Group CIO, SkyCity Entertainment Group

Tanya Freeman

Tanya Freeman

Group Director Information & Digital, Urbis



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

Arrival & Registration


Welcome & Introduction

Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Media Corp International


Master of Ceremonies

Luke Hannan,, MOC


Luke Hannan

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

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

David Austin, Chief Information Officer, Six Flags
International Speaker from USA
We live in a time of unprecedented innovation and the number of IoT devices many of our employees have in their homes is exploding.  Those devices won’t stay home for long!   We are seeing a migration from the home to the office.  Many of these devices “today’s toys” will find a place in the enterprise.   The approach to onboarding these devices needs to be well thought out.  Building the process to bring these devices on the enterprise network requires changes in the way we have thought about provisioning, securing, and long-term management.
  • The proliferation of IoT devices in the enterprise
  • IoT can’t be stopped
  • Onboarding and securing IoT devices on the corporate network
  • Managing BYOD IoT – do we need to?


David Austin

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

Panel Discussion – CISO and CIO Metrics for the Board

Information security has increased visibility with the corporate board of directors. When the CEO says the board wants to discuss the security strategy, will you be ready? Do you have a risk-based approach to security and how do you prioritize investments? What about your employee’s, are they part of the problem or part of the solution? Or both.

Luke Hannan, Professional MC, Live Event Host, Senior Risk Professional, Solution Specialist,
Keith Pinto, Chief Information Officer Australia, Lendlease
Megan Hemingway, Head of IT, Seven West Media
Daminda Kumara, Head of Cyber Security and Risk, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety
Faizal Janif, Chief Information Security Officer, Endeavour Energy


Keith Pinto

Keith has a solid, proven global technology management background over 30 years, with expertise in delivering technology to support business [...]

Megan Hemingway

As Head of IT, I have full responsibility for corporate IT for Channel 7. This includes a team of 35 people that are distributed across Sydney, [...]

Daminda Kumara

I am an experienced Information Technology manager having worked in both project and operational environments in large Australian and UK based [...]

Faizal Janif

Faizal is the Chief Information Security Officer at Endeavour Energy where he is responsible for developing, maintaining and delivering a [...]

Luke Hannan

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

Keynote Presentation – 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 digitalisation is set to occur through the digitalisation of Supply Chains – McKinsey   Private life and business life have become increasingly characterised by an appreciation of and dependence on technology, making it a central part of daily interaction, decision making and competitive advantage. These changes are impacting our industry as well: digital innovation – from connected warehouses to new autonomous last-mile delivery services – is increasing the relevance and presence of logistics in everyday life making headlines and turning an age-old industry into an exciting place to drive change for the betterment of society - DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. Exploring the latest DHL Trend Radar, we will address the following: Delivering insight today
  • What is coming? - Social, Business and Technology Trends.
  • Learning from others - Sharing and Collaboration.
Creating value tomorrow
  • Shaping your future - Developing and maintaining a competitive advantage.
  • Disrupting ourselves – Encouraging staff to become entrepreneurs.
  • Human Impact – Humans and Robots
Information security in a rapidly changing world
  • Growing security awareness.
  • Securing more than just the edge.
  • Humans – reducing human impact.


Andrew Weyer

Andrew has 29 years experience in IT leading customer facing delivery teams across Africa, Middle East and, for the last 5 years, Australia and [...]

Networking Break


Workshop – CIO – 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 technology trends impacting their business but were faced with a decade of under investment across their entire technology stack. Since joining in 2016, CIO Glen McLatchie set out a plan to tackle this technology debt, while addressing the relentless business demand for digital transformation and innovation. Hear from Glen as he talks through the SKYCITY journey with tips and techniques that helped move the ICT function from cost centre to enabler - agreeing the business operating model and articulating the desired state, through to securing the funding and setting up the delivery capability.


Glen McLatchie

I’m an experienced senior executive with an extensive background in delivering business and digital change on a global scale. I have a strong [...]

One-to-One Meetings


Workshop – CISO – A CISO’s Playbook: Defence – Dynamic Security Strategies for an Uncertain Future.

John Kouroutzoglou, Information Security & Compliance Manager, Domain Group
This discussion will provide a high-level look at the following list of threats and how they’re addressed:  
  • Insiders & Outsiders
  • 3rd Parties
  • Competitors
  • Personal security risks
  • Physical security
  This is an interactive session and will include Q&A opportunities as the presentation covers various topics.


John Kouroutzoglou

John Kouroutzoglou has been involved in physical and cyber security operations and consulting for over 15 years. He has worked for large global [...]

Workshop – CIO – 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 will look to explore these questions in an interactive manner:
  • How our role as technology leaders will change in the next 5-10 years based on IT megatrends and the shift in workforce skills.
  • Which C-suite will win the battle over leading the technology function of an organisation: the CIO, CDO, COO, CTO, CXO, CFO or CEO?
  • What IT current megatrends will impact greatest on our digitalisation and innovation journeys? Which will be forgotten when the hype settles
  • How will the way in which financial services are provided to businesses and customers completely transform?
  • Which corporates will succeed in innovating, which will fail?
  • Who will win the innovation battle between corporates and start-ups?


Damien Scalzo

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

One-To-One Meetings


Workshop – CISO – Cyber threats – A Media Perspective

Nidhin Tamil, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, News Corp Australia
This workshop will feature some great insights into cyber threats and touch on the following key points:
  • The media threat landscape
  • Keeping news real
  • Imposter sites and the disinformation campaign
  • Cyber defence strategies to stay ahead of the curve


Nidhin Tamil

  News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and [...]

Roundtable Discussion – Innovation through Technology; Evolving your Network in a Hybrid World

Lyncoln de Mello, Head of Cloud and Infrastructure
As an industry leader, working closely with Australian businesses for over 20 years, my colleagues and I at Brennan IT have witnessed rapid growth in the Hybrid IT world; this evolution has now finally reached the network. When cloud technology began to revolutionise the way companies managed their IT, many moved all of their infrastructure there, anticipating that a full cloud-based environment would be their end goal in the future. Although this worked for some smaller businesses whose primary need was mobility, most of the mid-size or larger companies that we work with identified a need to maintain an on-premise footprint. Security and compliance were the main drivers for this, but there were many others; maintaining full ownership of sensitive data, supporting bespoke legacy technologies. A recent study by IDG found 90% of companies have plans to run a Hybrid IT environment. So, in a Hybrid world, with the imminent adoption of 5g networks and an ever-growing need for bandwidth, how do we ensure our network can keep up?


Lyncoln de Mello

With nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Lyncoln is currently accountable for the performance of the Cloud and Infrastructure [...]

Roundtable Discussion – A mobile-first strategy for securing the modern digital workplace

Luke Knowles, Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Wandera

Digital transformation is easy to talk about, but difficult to achieve. And securing the modern digital workplace can be a nightmare, with sensitive data moving to mobile and the cloud. In this talk we will present a holistic strategy for protecting modern businesses that spans mobile endpoints, workers, and data.


Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles is leading the regional expansion for Wandera into Asia Pacific & Japan and carries over 14 years as a specialist in mobile [...]

Roundtable Discussion – Shifting gears to Data Curation and Digital Workforce Management for Integrated, End-to-End Process Automation

Matthew Hanmer, VP Sales, Australia & New Zealand, AntWorks™
Whilst the use cases for stand-alone Robotic Process Automation are numerous, it’s fast being recognised that traditional RPA alone serves only to automate tasks, whereas most enterprises are seeking end-to-end process automation as their goal. Scaling an initial RPA proof of concept or deployment beyond task automation is a struggle for many organisations. AntWorks™ has taken a different approach by using a business process lens to review the challenge.  By developing the next-generation Integrated Automation Platform (IAP) with the industry’s only fractal-science-based technology, you can now access and automate all your data inside one platform to achieve straight-through processing.

  • Curate: Make your data available and usable by improving readability, accuracy and accessibility
  • Integrate: Leverage an integrated technology platform that automates and learns your business
  • Automate: Enable measurement, management and mobilisation of your Digital Workforce


Matthew Hanmer

Matthew Hanmer is the Regional Vice President, Sales, A/NZ and South Pacific of AntWorks™, a global artificial intelligence and intelligent [...]



Keynote Speaker – Technology Leadership for the Future

Ross Dawson, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor & Founding Chairman, Advanced Human Technologies Group
Technological change is feeding on itself, with cloud economies of scale driving costs ever-lower, open platforms spawning new possibilities and now AI designing AI. Leaders need to clearly envision the potential future shape of business and enterprise technology to prepare effectively today. In a world of distributed value creation the most successful companies are becoming platforms, pushing technology management beyond organisational boundaries, raising pointed data and security issues. AI is not just reshaping the nature of work across organisations, but also optimising, automating and transforming every aspect of the IT function from threat detection to application development, with cognitive offloading supporting the shift of technology staff to higher-order expertise. Top IT departments will continuously evolve their structure, workforce, and practices to manage both core and rapidly emerging technologies. Leadership is at the heart of this transformation, engaging, educating and guiding boards, executive teams and staff to create the secure and highly successful organisations of the future.



Ross Dawson

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

Workshop – CIO Track – 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, driving efficiency internally requires an equivalent focus. Success is often a secret recipe and transforming your colleague’s everyday can turn an ally into a cynic. Stresses of a small team and big aspirations are a daily challenge. There is a bold way forward: Tanya Freeman guides you through how Urbis made collaboration a journey of excellence. We will discuss the key ingredients to your team’s journey in successful digital transformation. Key stories are:
  1. Small team, big ideas - Motivating your IT leadership team to think bold
  2. Taking the leap – with allies and grassroot MVPs and innovation tools
  3. Growing the tech team for free, embedding the culture
  4. Reuse: Ditch the 80/20 rule – capture value at every angle
Transforming and creating the future way of working, Urbis is changed the way colleagues work every day.


Tanya Freeman

Tanya Freeman is a performance driven IT executive. Boasting over 20 years’ experience, Tanya has developed and delivered IT strategies and [...]

One-to-One Meetings


Workshop – CISO – AI & Machine Learning: Friend or Foe

Rhys MacFarlane, Chief Security Officer, Luxury Escapes
AI/ML is a rapidly escalating threat, assisting threat actor’s in target selection; scanning for enterprise vulnerabilities; and perhaps covering all trace of an attack. However, it could also become a great ally to IT and security professionals - allowing for more advanced threat scanning and to enhance security teams’ efficiency by flagging and prioritizing issues in real time. Any improvements will undoubtedly be used by threat actors and it’s our duty to stay prepared and ahead of this coming wave.


Rhys Macfarlane

Experienced Chief Security Officer - skilled in Physical Security, Loss Prevention, Risk Management, Internal Investigations, Leadership and [...]

One-to-One Meetings


Workshop – CISO Track – Practical Role-Based Access Control: What Worked for OFX

Richard Lane, Head of Security and Cloud, OFX
OFX are a 400-person foreign exchange company with offices worldwide and $23B in funds transferred last year. We’ve managed to get to fully automated role-based access control with our HR system as the source of truth for roles. This talk will explain what worked, what didn’t, and how to actually get to “working RBAC”.  


Richard Lane

Richard has worked in cyber security and technology risk management in the finance and telecommunications industries since 2009. Prior to 2009, [...]

Closing Keynote Session – Moving to the cloud, dissolving boundaries of enterprise security

Raghu Gandhy, Head of IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security, Veolia, Australia and New Zealand

Adoption of cloud services is on the rise as organisations seek to simplify the life of employees and customers by becoming more agile and mobile, improve operations to offer new services that were not possible before. Cloud adoption is dissolving traditional boundaries, this has a profound effect on IT departments requiring transformation cross people process and Technology. What has changed and how do we adapt?

  • Grow security awareness
  • Why security should not be seen as an anchor holding back innovation
  • Develop teams that have a security-first mindset
  • New cloud services - Governance and Compliance
  • Next-generation technology to improve the overall security
  • Lessons learnt



Raghu Gandhy

Raghu is the head of IT Infrastructure, Cloud and Cyber Security for Veolia ANZ. Veolia is a global leader in providing environmental services. [...]

Closing Remarks – Master Of Ceremonies






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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.




Should you wish to attend this years upcoming 12th Australian CIO Leaders Summit on the 24th of October 2019, please purchase your tickets below

1 Ticket


  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos
Group Ticket (2 - 4)


  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos


  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos


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 […]

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