2 days and 200 CIOs responsible for 1/3 of our GDP
To put you in a unique and powerful position of advantage, we start each Edge event with feedback on the pre-event delegate surveys, allowing you to validate your position. The early leaders in the digital economy are more profitable, excelling in their strategic use of data, in digital innovation, creating new business opportunities through platform strategies, and adapting to the changing nature of work and the workplace – where does your organisation sit?
As we witness a national push to agile, flatter management, and breaking down the siloes and functions, the role of tech leadership has never been more important. What are the best ways of doing these new things? How do you create and lead blended teams?
ANZ bank has taken massive steps towards agile ways of working, having reorganised and brought in some of the country’s leading technologists from various backgrounds.
ADAPT are proud to host a stakeholder core to this change: Gerard Florian, ANZ’s Group Executive, Technology. Via a short presentation and then armchair interview, he will outline what they are doing, what they have learned along the way, and with hindsight, the advice they suggest.
For businesses to play a part in the next industrial revolution, they must transform digitally. How are businesses reacting to this revolution and the great opportunities it represents? Dell Technologies has comprehensively explored the status of digital transformation around the world and organisations’ ability to meet changing customer demands. The Australia and New Zealand analysis and global results from this study published in January and here we’ll see how we compare locally and to the rest of the world.
Australia needs to see systemic and sustainable organisational change. We need room to experiment, but there are rarely existing budget or procurement processes to allow for investment and iteration without lengthy business cases. Fact is, most new ideas and technologies (Agile, Design Thinking, DevOps) are restricted by working out how to budget to fund the initiative, how to procure.
Agile delivery and real-time systems/processes – all are impossible if existing systems & processes demand lengthy approval processes, or business cases which mean you are supposed to know everything at day one – with no room for iteration, experimenting, test/learn. You can’t map these things out ahead of time.
New ways of doing things demand new ways of budgeting, financing, procuring and corporate governance – otherwise, we end up with the same problems and results that existing processes create.
As well as slowing large organisations, this has hamstrung our start-up sector where many can’t get work because of procurement walls.
Paul will debate the state of play across Australian government, start-up and corporate – what you as CIO need to do about it – and suggest new ways of doing things.
New technologies, business models and industries have opened opportunities for Australia to realise our potential in the new digital and globalised marketplace.
While technology has brought us closer to the rest of the world than ever before, we must share our collective wealth of resources to be able to infiltrate global markets and protect our local industries from disruption.
Recent reports suggest a potential for >$300B in digital markets and collaboration if we get it right, but our leaders are not equipped.
Only by collaborating across industry sectors, with governments and the SME and academic communities can we attempt to become a more commercially competitive, productive and differentiated economy and compete with global superpowers.
Hilary Cinis and Mats Henrikson from the CSIRO’s Data61, will explore:
• Global trends that are impacting on Australia’s ability to evolve the pillars that support our economy
• How we can harness our collective intelligence, to equip our businesses and governments with an evolved ability to adapt and grow amidst changing and challenging times
• Facilitating better discovery and use of data to ensure broader and more informed insights while protecting privacy
• Identifying opportunities to leverage our communal resources, data-driven research and technology to transform the products and services that we offer to the world
Australian businesses now have a unique opportunity and responsibility to lead the economy through uncertain and difficult circumstances.
Fortunately, amidst the mining downturn and changes to foreign ownership regulations, emerging technologies and business opportunities have appeared that will help make Australian businesses smarter, more efficient and more diversified.
In this talk, John Cox will explore the future of work as a way of building new business value by looking through historical technology changes, from one of the first human technologies — the sewing needle, through the industrial revolution, to digital technologies and consider what we might apply from these to opportunities that machine learning and artificial intelligence might bring.
John will reveal the opportunities Australia Post have identified as business drivers, as well as examining the ethics that compel the iconic brand to create responsible and sustainable IT systems.
We have become accustomed to developing a strong customer experience model within our organisation to create a competitive advantage. Smart organisations are now looking internally to their employees to drive further innovation. Automating workflows, engaging employees, dissolving hierarchies and providing tools employees want to use are some of the ways leading Australian organisations are putting their people first – with demonstrable results.
Our keynote speaker takes you through how his IT organisation is putting people first and winning in the market
Choose your preferred roundtable to participate in a moderated discussion led by leading business and technology industry analysts. Hosted by: Peter Hind, Senior Analyst at ADAPT and John Brand, CIO Advisor at Forrester Research.
12.05 – 12:10
Introduction and Welcome
Dr Pete Stanski – Head of Solutions Architecture, AWS
Welcome and introduction to agenda plus overview of speakers.
Kick off theme: Future Ready Business.
12.10 – 12.45
Future Ready Business and Modern Data Architecture
Dr Pete, Head of Solutions Architecture, AWS
High level introduction/background
Pace of innovation, illustrate with two customer examples
Common business drivers and examples of keys to success (segue way NAB)
Objective: Position sense of urgency on the need to change now, not later. Aspirational on what your future business should look like…
12.45 – 13.05
Enterprise Migration Journey
NAB, Yuri Misnik (introduced by Peter)
How Yuri views Risk and Operations with Cloud and their Cloud Migration journey lessons. #Leverage re:invent content;
Objective: Share lessons from a leading FSI enterprise who is undergoing this journey.
13.05 – 13.25
Building Blocks for a Modern Data Architecture
Dom Price, Atlassian (introduced by Peter)
Innovation and how to create a future ready business
What mechanisms are required and how does Atlassian maintain focus
Objective: Share lessons from a cloud native company and how they handle
13.25 – 13.35
Closing Remarks – Dr Pete
Thank you for your time today. We hope you are able to come away from today’s session with some key insights and learning to take the next step of your digital transformation and modern Data Architecture.
Reach out to us with any questions or follow up
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People transformation; the final piece of your digital transformation journey. Allan Ryan from the Hargraves Institute takes delegates through the journey of understanding why you need to start thinking about how your people connect with your digital strategy else risk failure. This roundtable will be performed in the new ‘Collaborative Circle” format, so expect to learn directly from your peers around the how and why behind ‘people transformation’.
Join fellow IT peers, from leading enterprises, to share new industry research, insights and best practices for successful IT transformation. The session, chaired by Matt Zwolenski, Vice President, Commercial Pre-Sales, Dell Technologies, will cover:
• New global research which benchmarks Australia’s Digital Transformation achievements against other global markets
• How IT leaders can realise the full potential of new technology to drive business progress, and
• The how and why of implementing a big data transformation strategy.
As a CIO, you aim to leverage the information you have on hand to further the goals of your enterprise. Some of your most valuable information is your customer data. Unfortunately, it’s often scattered all over your enterprise with no definitive source of truth about your customers. This can directly impact your business by affecting security, privacy and customer experiences during login and beyond.
Join Richard Bird, who has led identity, information security, and other critical roles in companies like JPMorgan Chase and L Brands. He will discuss strategies he’s used to consolidate customer data, streamline logins and registrations, and build frictionless customer experiences that move the needle for the business.
Minerva is a globally experienced, award-winning and patent owning technologist with proven track records in mobile apps, enterprise architecture, product management, technology strategy, innovation, software design and execution. She recently led citywide strategy to make New York City the most technology-friendly and innovation-driven city in the world, and formerly led client-facing technology across Asia for UBS and Merrill Lynch.
As you know, companies that fail to innovate will fail to remain relevant, but ‘innovation’ clearly requires room to test, learn and iterate.
In response, we are told to be agile, to ‘fail fast’ and empower our people to thrive. But what if your organisation isn’t architected for that?
Massive organisational change is needed for sustainable transformation to happen. Only by driving and managing change while accepting and leveraging failure, can Australia meet is full potential. So how do you manage the risk of change and any type of ‘failure’?
Australia should be a global powerhouse, but most data suggests we are missing opportunities. It will require brave leaders across business, government and education to foster truly collaborative cultures, to enable risk taking mindsets, and to handle internal push back from key stakeholders.
We must learn from the successes and failures of global organisations, and ADAPT always aim to deliver peers of that calibre. Minerva brings the perfect balance of global experience across financial and government roles, projects and stakeholder management and flies all the way from NYC to give a dynamic deep dive into global business case studies, exploring:
– What is the ideal technology architecture foundation for you to execute upon?
– What has and has not worked when businesses have tried to create a culture of innovation?
– How to manage the risk of change and nullify the risk of failure?
– How to successfully benefit from a ‘fail fast’ experience?
There is no shortage of literature about the importance of bringing stakeholders along on the journey of digital transformation and yet it is still often viewed as a sideshow to the main event. “Softer skills required to complement the hard core technologists”. The lines between design, build, change and engagement are far more blurred than ever however, as evidenced by adoption of agile approaches (good and bad) and the willingness to adopt cloud solutions over buy and build.
Client centric, business led governance, organisational redesign are critical capabilities of the technology leaders that we need. Hear case studies where these have been at the forefront of transformation exercises and instances where the stakeholders may have been left at the stop when the bus pulled away.
The experience age is here to stay, and now it will be bolstered by deep learning. Customers have high expectations — intelligent, personal, relentlessly relevant, connected, and consensual experiences. To create living and breathing brand systems that learn and evolve at scale, transformations must be led by customer-centred design and enabled by Agile principles and engineering.
Copying Silicon Valley unicorns is not enough.
A new breed of C-suite digital leaders is emerging; their capabilities are both broad and deep. In this session, we will cover the history and the current state of Agile and Digital Transformations using real stories. We will then talk about the new strategies and capabilities required to drive Agility in the large corporate businesses.
60% of companies say it takes a year or longer to create new products, with almost one-fourth saying it takes over two years from ideation to launch.”
Speed is a skill and discipline that can be learned and ingrained in your people and organisation.
To compete in today’s market, your organisation need to prioritise speed around decision-making and getting something into the hands of customers in days and weeks, not months or years.
Speed aligns and heals internal organisational divides and team dynamics.
Speed actually minimises risk.
Join Apolinar, a global leader in delivering digital customer experience platforms and transformation programmes of work, for some real-world examples including lessons learned in the cryptocurrency and game industries, as well a frank round-table discussion with peers on how this can apply to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Customer experience is now an end to end solutions that businesses aren’t considering – organisations need to consider how biometrics along with display solutions, safety and security and backend infrastructure can really enhance customer experience in both Government and Enterprise environments. Organisations need to consider how analytics and AI can be used to assist in development of metrics for companies investigating improved customer experience strategies.
Today, innovation is a driving force in an era of organisational digital transformation. In this POD we will discuss how companies held back by legacy systems and manual planning, budgeting, and analytic processes are leapfrogging to next-generation inclusive planning via cloud-based, self-service solutions infused with automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
By leveraging a Connected Planning Platform organisations are able to draw on data from multiple departments and source systems enabling the business to rapidly model future scenarios, and enable the business to react immediately and decisively to stay ahead in a dynamic market. The ability to react immediately and decisively cannot be easily achieved with disconnected, discrete and legacy technology. A new approach is needed.
You will have the opportunity to learn:
• Empowerment with Guardrails – How does IT enable the business to innovate while retaining governance?
• Is your IT function seen as an accelerator for the business, or the handbrake?
• What recent research reveals about the state of connected planning in businesses globally
• How to address change management issues that arise when transforming traditional processes
• Best practices for getting buy-in from internal stakeholders
Modern work is more complex than ever. Organisations require a network of people, data and software to solve complex problems. Competitive, customer and internal pressures are also increasing.
In this discussion, we will explore what Enterprise Agility really means for business. Specifically, we’ll discuss what hinders agility, what the trademarks of an agile organisation are, and the measurable impact agility has on business, innovation and navigating complexity.
We are living in a world where productivity books litter the shelves in bookstores, to do list apps frequently top the iTunes charts, and the idea of getting things done (GTD) has practically become a religion. Yet with all these tools and advice, many of us feel like there are not enough hours in the day. What’s more, so many people leave work and wonder “what did I actually achieve today?”
During this highly interactive and energising presentation, Dr Amantha Imber will share with you an evidence-based approach to completely change the way you work, to enable you to do better work. She will take you through the latest research that will help you transform your work habits to ensure you get high impact, meaningful work achieved every single day.
• understand how your current behaviour is killing your ability to do impactful work.
• learn practical strategies to turbo-charge your progress on your most important projects.
• learn how to change your work habits so they support your ability to do great work rather than hinder it.
Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy Inventium, recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list and the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. Amantha is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s Hall of Fame.
The new year ushers in new or evolved business priorities, which the technology and digital teams need to align to effectively support the business.
With new budgets and business plans set, how are you going to ensure you can draw advantage from the world around you? How are you going to assess the success of your 2018 programs and redefine your technology strategy to ensure you continue to delight your customers.
This panel discussion will explore:
• Aligning technology program with evolving business priorities for the year ahead
• Assessing the success of the programs you commenced in 2018 and how your new budgets can enhance them
• Which technologies will help you delight your customers and employees in 2019
With cloud-first policies, pressure is increasing to ensure secure and direct branch connectivity to cloud services and SaaS applications for all workers, as well as to bring new apps and sites online at speed. The highest application performance is now delivered over the internet, meaning traditional hardware-centric WAN architectures can be replaced by software-based network tools.
If you integrate SD-WAN, WAN optimisation, routing and security into an application-driven SD-WAN edge, enterprises can now centrally orchestrate branch management functions, and your teams can stop wasting resources with manual device configuration and management.
With SD-WAN, geographic boundaries are erased, and key benefits such as visibility, scalability, performance, and control are enhanced – and for a CIO, the outcomes are improved employee experience, business productivity and agility, accelerated time to value, and dramatically reduced operational overhead.
This session will detail roadmaps for deploying advanced SD-WAN architectures, with customer case studies revealing any pitfalls and suggesting best tactics.
While many boards and CEOs are endorsing CX and digital transformation programs, few champion initiatives that create true employee or customer centricity. As CEO of PwC’s Australian business, Luke Sayers is defying these norms by reimagining every aspect of the brands behaviours, working style and operations.
Luke joins Australia’s leading CIO gathering to discuss the mindset that he is driving through the organisation to ensure it remains on the cutting edge of process and service innovation.
Luke Sayers will discuss:
• How he is driving systemic change through a large organisation
• How to ensure the whole organisation comes on the journey
• PwC’s transition to Activity Based Working and the outcomes that have been experienced
• How PwC is digitising its core to harness large scale megatrends
Simply put, digital transformation is about simplifying technology assets to better enable business operations and customer outcomes.
Every organisation is facing this challenge and as a transformation leader, you must arm yourself with a comprehensive understanding of what you will face on the journey.
But every organisation is different, each with its own history and challenges. As such, we have brought together a collection of leaders from some of Australia’s more interesting transformation programs to discuss the approaches they have taken, the outcomes they are seeking and their experience so far.
This session will explore:
. What to consider when constructing your transformation approach
. Aligning the enterprise and key stakeholders to support the appropriate scope and pace of change
. Delivering technology and digital capability despite complex legacy footprints and existing ways of working
. Listening to the Voice of the Customer to inform design and experience
Choose your preferred roundtable to participate in a moderated discussion led by leading business and technology industry analysts.
Fueled by faster technology advancements, our rapidly changing world finds us more connected and reliant on digital technologies than ever before. This change is occurring at astronomical rates, with more change expected in the next 15 years than in all of human history to date.
In this session we will examine the major socio-economic, demographic and technological trends occurring across the globe. Megatrends that we believe will have a sustained, transformative impact in the years ahead.
Key topics that we will address:
• How well do businesses identify and respond to the mega-trends threatening to dramatically change their market and operating environment?
• How do CIO’s and IT leaders stay ahead of this change and continue to innovate, adapt, reinvent and engineer experiences for a future that promises to look very different from today?
The digital revolution continues to reshape how business is being conducted. Companies are exploring new ways to use mobile, social, and other digital channels to connect with customers in the channels they prefer and to drive efficiencies in business and operational processes.
A major challenge companies face in executing on digital strategies is determining which C-level executive is best positioned to drive the digital agenda. Research reflects that ownership is fractured across multiple C-level roles.
However, today’s CIOs have made great strides in shifting to a more strategic mindset. But there’s more work to be done.
Join the Workday team as they discuss the next steps CIOs can take to accelerate their impact and influence across the business.
Most research says no, and that in spite of the millions of dollars invested in BI infrastructure over the years, IT is failing to meet the ever growing demands of their internal customers when it comes to turning that data into information, let alone actionable insights.
The combination of the expectations of a tech-savvy workforce who demand the same access to information in their professional lives that they have in their personal lives (real time and on any device in a consumable, collaborative fashion) and the vast volumes of data on thousands of platforms and systems, means that the challenge in front of CIOs is more complex than ever.
The discussion around data in 2019 is heavily peppered with references to AI, Predictive Analytics, and Digital Transformation, but these bright shiny objects are inconceivable to leverage and augment into an existing infrastructure that ingests resources and budgets like a starving animal, leaving little behind but bare bones.
All of this begs the question – how do CIO’s approach the transformation required to meet the demands of rapidly evolving business models, whilst maintaining a secure and governed infrastructure, and keeping the lights on an increasingly irrelevant infrastructure?
This discussion will tackle data and analytics from a very practical and foundational approach, aiming to help CIOs prepare for the future, whilst delivering the business what they need TODAY.
The main reason CIOs are in front of the Board these days is to answer the question: “Are we secure?” So, as CIO how can you best answer that question, and with confidence?
As a technology risk and regulatory focused security leader with over 20 years of diverse experience within the Asia Pacific region, Theo Nassiokas has been instrumental in developing security programs across government, financial services and law enforcement.
Join Theo as he examines best practice for ensuring smooth implementation of mission-critical cybersecurity programs, including:
• How to define cyber risk
• Determining cyber risk profile
• Examining threats, delivery methods and actors
• Identifying the data used to measure cyber risks
• Quantifying cyber risk in business terms
• Cyber risk (GRC) tools and insurance
We’re in times of exponential change, and everyone is either “transforming”, “going digital”, or discovering “new ways of working”. Dom Price, Work Futurist from Atlassian will share practical insights from 100’s of companies about what we might be doing wrong, and some pragmatic actions to try, to get it right. Dom delivers a hard-hitting view of the actions CIOs can take to create the best environment for your teams to succeed.