26 February, 2025 | Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

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Collaborate and learn with 150 CIOs and IT leaders responsible for delivering on the technology strategy for 1/4 of Australia’s GDP.

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CIOs face evolving regulations, talent shortages, conflicting business priorities and more.

Leaders need to work out what comes first, which projects and technologies to progress, and what’s preventing them from achieving their desired state. Watch Trailer

For our 25th CIO Edge, our community will debate these issues with expert insights and lessons learned from top performers to help our CIOs maintain focus in the noise and lead a progressive tech strategy.


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Past Speakers

Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.

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Chief Transformation Officer at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ryan Brosnahan

Chief Transformation Officer at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank


Ryan joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2019 and is responsible for driving the Group’s digital transformation program, and leading the digital, data, payments and technology functions.

With more than 20 years’ international experience in the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Ryan has led complex growth and transformation change initiatives across multiple functions and businesses in financial services, and has a deep passion for harnessing the power of technology to improve the way we live and work.

Prior to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Ryan held Executive responsibility for key portfolios, including enterprise-wide transformation, technology, strategy, operations and risk at ANZ. Ryan holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Australian Payments Plus, a graduate of the Executive Leadership of Major Projects Program from Sydney University, a member of the Australian Institute of Directors and a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

CTO at PEXA & 3rd place in CIO.50 '24

Eglantine Etiemble

CTO at PEXA & 3rd place in CIO.50 '24


Global executive. Eglantine is a versatile global executive. She has delivered complex projects and led teams in 20 different countries in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific in consulting and manufacturing.

In-house transformer. Eglantine is a catalyst for innovation and business transformation, She has a demonstrable track record in projects as diverse as a new operating model with supporting ERP systems implementation, transformation through technology, mergers and acquisitions and introduction of new ways of working (introduction of Agile, flexible working arrangements).

Strategist. Eglantine has expertise in co-designing business strategy with executive peers, transforming business objectives and challenges into an IT strategy through leadership, collaboration and influence, and enabling executive peers to leverage IT effectively.

Inspiring leader. Eglantine takes leadership seriously. She is able to articulate a clear vision, and her strategic clarity and understanding of human nature equip her to lead and mobilise even teams struggling with change. She is strongly committed to inclusion and has built teams that balance gender, age and background diversity.

Coach and mentor. Eglantine provides informal coaching to her peers on how technology contributes to business transformation, cultural change or operational efficiency through curated articles, conferences, organised sessions with thought leaders and individual conversations.

Startup founder. In her spare time, Eglantine is building Boomerang Factory, a startup that helps employees develop new skills and competencies through designed experiential learning happening via internships in other organisations.

Chairman & Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR & ADAPT Senior Advisor

Peter Weill

Chairman & Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR & ADAPT Senior Advisor


Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitisation in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).MIT CISR is funded by approximately 100 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from Information Technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalising the center’s research and delivery.

In 2008, Ziff Davis recognised Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic. In Dec 2019, his 2015 MIT SMR article Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Era was recognised as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitisation issues with the Executive Committees and Boards of more than 40 companies globally. He conducts workshops for key conferences, including the CEO Summits for Microsoft, IBM, and SAP, and the International Monetary Conference.

CIO at Estia Health & CIO.50 award winner

Fiona Caldwell

CIO at Estia Health & CIO.50 award winner


With over 25 years’ experience in various IT strategic and operational leadership capacities, Fiona brings to Estia Health a wealth of practised knowledge and a sound background in managing IT solutions and projects.

Appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer in October 2017, Fiona leads Estia Health’s IT team in the delivery of modern and innovative technologies and services and seeks to advance the level of assistance and amenities available at Estia Health.

Fiona is a recognised leader in optimising the IT user experience. She has extensive experience in the Government and Commercial sectors, including Village Roadshow, Cenitex and the Tatts Group. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Computing and Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

Connecting the Region’s
Top CIOs and IT leaders

CIO Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together technology executives from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Why you should be here

Peer Introductions

Increase your own ability via a network of trusted connections by meeting with expert stakeholders and calibre peers. Every delegate must qualify to join the community.

Personalised Agenda

Self select your path through your choice of keynotes, panels, roundtables and workshops, perfectly aligning our content with your tactical and strategic needs.

Practical Insights

Global speakers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.

Debating Critical Themes

01 Bendigo & Adelaide Bank: Case Study

Exclusive interview with Ryan Brosnahan – Chief Transformation Officer at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. Discussing “Transformation in Action & Lessons Learned.”

02 MIT: Why Top Performers Focus on Customer Domains

Although customer-centric, companies in most industries still operate with an inside-out mindset which leaves value on the table. Hear latest research from Dr Peter Weill, MIT CISR Chair in keynote and tactical workshop.

03 Bain: An Exploration of What is Driving the Future of Enterprise Technology

Which key dimensions of change within enterprise technology will accelerate how business leaders and CIOs unlock value for customers and the business?

04 What makes a top performer in Australia?

Unique local performance insights from ADAPT’s Exponential Value Roadmap show how and why top performers are beating their peers on growth, profit, innovation, experience, and efficiencies.

05 How to make AI projects align strategically and succeed?

GenAI is a breakthrough, but often human misunderstanding means adoption of AI is tough, and companies face big gaps. Get past the hype to the real use cases that fully leverage AI in 2024.

06 How to articulate IT?

Most CIOs know what they need, they just don’t articulate well enough to get the resources, risk appetite, or executive support. This must change for Australia to thrive in ‘24 and beyond.

Having genuine, research based insight combined with real life stories from organisations grappling with the issues we all face made CIO Edge my one event not to miss. CIO at GMBHA CIO Edge is a quality event for meeting with vendors and industry peers. Group Owner EX Engineering at Telstra A highly valuable event with access to groundbreaking research and the ability to engage with my peers, relevant industry leaders and vendors in one place. Global Head of Infrastructure at Navitas A great event with insightful speakers that empowers you to think about solving today's problems in an innovative way, with an eye to the future. Group Executive, Innovation & Transformation at REST Superannuation CIO Edge has a great lineup of presenters and I appreciated the opportunity to network and share experiences with technology leaders from around the country. Client Director at Pitcher Partners A brilliantly coordinated event with insightful keynotes, roundtables and expertly matched 1:1 meetings. Head of IT at Knight Frank A highly valuable and informative event full of rich Australian-based content, sprinkled with global insights! Head of Technology at ERM Power Ltd

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