Agenda

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Check-in

Secure your seat and table of 5 peers in the keynote room for day one.

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to the 21st CIO Edge: Leading Modernisation & Measuring Value

Jim Berry - CEO at ADAPT Read More

The CIO is not just responsible for technology modernisation across infrastructure, applications, services and the legacy of technical debt, but also the modernisation of perceptions of IT and attitudes towards ‘value’ across executive leadership and company as a whole.

After years of transformation and billions spent, the board and finance want value proven on the spend. But how do you measure new soft skills like collaboration, customer experience, employee experience, operational efficiency and value from ecosystems? How do you manage the perceptions and market IT projects correctly from the start, so value is correctly measured? How do you dashboard this value to show what you are creating and what you are capturing? How do you make it clear to all involved that you are delivering in your role as modern CIO?

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

08:45 - 09:05

ADAPT Research: The Collective Intelligence - Insights from the CIO Edge Survey

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT’s Research and Advisory service of fact-based insights are based upon 15,000 interactions and over 1,000 detailed surveys of our region’s digital and IT leaders – more than any other advisory firm in our region. Matt reveals the core findings distilled from your aggregated pre-event surveys and those of your executive CFO and LOB peers to show your common aims, investments and funding plans as well as common challenges and barriers to delivery.

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization 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 globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized 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 recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization 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.

09:05 - 09:50

MIT Workshop: Digital Value Creation vs. Value Capture. Frameworks to Dashboard your Transformation?

Peter Weill - Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR Read More

As most companies are progressing through a digitally enabled business transformation, one of the most common questions boards and senior executives have to deal with is “How are we doing?”.

Companies create value in digital business from customers, from participating in ecosystems, and from operational efficiencies. Together, these three types of digital value explain 38% of company growth and 24% of profitability. But not all value created from digital is captured by the company – some is captured by the customer, or by other players, or is lost.

In this new research, MIT CISR have analysed over a thousand companies to understand how much ‘digital value’ that companies create, and vitally: how much value they capture, and how to track progress?

Peter will also share case examples of how companies in healthcare and transportation capture value with their digital initiatives and their lessons learned. As practical take-away, the session culminates with a proposed dashboard with global benchmarks for your transformation, with time to break into table top groups and share effective best practices in dashboarding transformation.

As Chair of CISR at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Peter’s work centres on the role, value, and governance of digitisation in enterprises. Peter was ranked by Ziff Davis as the 24th most influential person in IT and the highest ranking academic. MIT CISR undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from digital.

ADAPT has worked with MIT to help gather data from the A/NZ region on the effectiveness of local transformation programs. Peter will draw on this fresh research, with local perspective and global comparison for CIOs to assess, reflect and write their next rounds of digital strategy for the post lockdown world.

Derek Laney

Technology Evangelist at Slack

About

Dereks help organisations adapt for the future of work, he speaks about tech trends and the success of our customers.

Derek has held a broad range of roles in my 25-year technology career from startup developer, product manager, consultant, offshore development leader, solutions engineer and product marketing executive.

He spent 15 years at Salesforce, working with the Salesforce ecosystem and the local technology industry exploring digital and customer experience. 9 years leading product marketing teams and programs. 6 years in presales. 8 years developing and implementing software.

Slack and Salesforce is one of Australia’s Best Places to Work and recognised by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

Huw Fowles

General Manager of Software Development at carsales.com.au

About

Huw is a software development leader who relishes the opportunity to understand, influence, communicate and operationalise digital business strategy. He does this by working collaboratively with key stakeholders and leading people that are empowered to deliver tangible outcomes for customers.

Huw has managed teams at a domestic and international scale and have experience leading companies into the emerging markets of China and India.

09:50 - 10:20

Making Flexible Work Successful with a Digital HQ

Derek Laney - Technology Evangelist at Slack Huw Fowles - General Manager of Software Development at carsales.com.au Read More

Research from the Future Forum, a consortium led by Slack, tells us that inflexible return-to-office policies are hammering employee experience scores. How do we build camaraderie and connection in this new environment to attract and retain talent while delivering what both employees and executives want?

We used to think of the office as the center of work; digital tools augmented the office. Now, it’s the reverse: Digital is your HQ, it’s where information flows more transparently, where you find people, resources, and the information you need. Companies who are investing not just in new tools but also in change management — these are the innovators and they are scoring higher when it comes to productivity.

But success at work is no longer just about how much works gets done, it’s now also measured on issues like inclusiveness, belonging and flexibility. How can your technology stack flex so that offices go from the organising force for everything to being one of many tools in your toolkit in battle to attract and retain talent?

Join technology evangelist for Slack, Derek Laney and General Manager of Software Development at carsales.com.au, Huw Fowles for an engaging presentation of the latest research and lessons learned.

10:20 - 10:35

Refreshments Break

Paul Cobban

Former Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank

About

Paul Cobban, Chief Data and Transformation Officer at DBS, has helmed the cultural, digital, and data transformation that secured for DBS the distinction of being the only bank in history to be recognised as the World’s Best Bank three years in a row – “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance (2018, 2020), “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker (2018) and “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney (2019).

Based in Singapore, Paul and his team are responsible for enabling the bank’s strategic agenda to build a strong digital foundation by driving ambitious innovation, data-driven decision making and an Agile start-up culture, anchored in excellence in customer and employee experiences.

Since 2009, Paul has led multiple bank-wide transformation programmes at DBS to drive continuous improvement through process re-engineering, Human Centered Design, Journey thinking and data analytics. With data and design thinking at the forefront, Paul set out to transform DBS to a digital platform company around a culture-based vision of becoming a 29,000-person start-up, an achievement recognised by Harvard Business Review in 2019 (Top 10 Business Transformations of the decade).

Considered one of the leading cultural transformation practitioners in the world, Paul is regularly sought after for global speaking engagements to share his experiences. He has co-authored a book on the culture of innovation (“Eat, Sleep, Innovate”) and was a finalist for the inaugural Clayton M. Christensen award for the best article in innovation published in Harvard Business Review. Paul currently chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Future-Enabled Skills Work Group, is on the board of EFMA, and is an IBF Fellow. He also sits on the FinTech Advisory council for the Institute of International Finance (IIF). For the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Paul is also Co-Chair of the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA), IMDA’s SkillsFuture initiative.

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization 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 globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized 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 recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization 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.

10:35 - 11:10

DBS Bank & MIT Case Study Interview: How to be Future Ready?

Paul Cobban - Former Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank Peter Weill - Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR Read More

DBS Bank Singapore went from “Damn Bloody Slow” to become the only bank to ever hold three of the most coveted global banking awards – “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance (2018, 2020), “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker (2018) and “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney (2019). Positioned now as a 29,000-person start-up, DBS is a poster child for digital transformation, leading in several core strategies and a leader in open APIs.

Paul was with DBS for over a decade and helmed much of the cultural, digital, and data transformation. Based in Singapore, Paul and his team were responsible for enabling the bank’s strategic agenda to build a strong digital foundation by driving ambitious innovation, data-driven decision making and an Agile start-up culture, anchored in excellence in customer and employee experiences.

DBS Bank are an example often cited by MIT as having created the best in-class frameworks for transformation – and we proudly have Peter Weill, Chairman of MIT CISR interviewing Paul on his thoughts on becoming Future ready.

  • What does future ready mean at DBS Bank?
  • What practical advice do Paul and Peter suggest for CIOs to follow?
  • What is a Data-Driven organisation? How to get there?
  • How to engage the ExCo and inspire their curiosity?
  • How to evolve the consensus and understanding of the leadership team?

This will be followed by an open Q&A with Peter to address audience questions.

Andrew Fox

Director Strategic Ecosystems at VMware

About

Andrew Fox is Director of VMware’s strategic ecosystem in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he leads the team responsible for maintaining close partnerships with VMware’s consulting and advisory partners, global systems integrators and telecommunications partners. Andrew is accountable for shaping the way VMware engages with these strategic partners in the region, with his primary focus on collaborating to drive value for customers and partners.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to VMware. He joined the business in 2015 to lead the End User Experience team in Australia and New Zealand. In that role, he was responsible for helping customers create the Anywhere Workspace, providing the ability to work from anywhere while still accessing all of their enterprise data and applications.
Prior to joining VMware, Andrew spent 10 years at SAP, where he led SAP’s strategic mobile business, Managed Mobility Outsourcing, for Asia Pacific and Japan, as well as holding a range of other leadership roles, including Director of Mobile Solutions for Australia and New Zealand.

Originally from the UK, Andrew has lived in Australia for over 20 years and when he’s not working closely with customers and partners, you’ll find him in the kitchen cooking for his large extended family.

11:10 - 11:30

Walking the Path to Modernisation

Andrew Fox - Director Strategic Ecosystems at VMware Read More

It’s now become apparent that the forces pushing for IT modernisation are unstoppable. We are witnesses to this in almost every facet of the economy as software continues to transform the world.

As a result, today’s CIO is tasked with the challenge to move from a cloud first to cloud smart strategy to deliver modern applications at the speed of business, with the flexibility to run in the datacentre, at the edge or in any cloud.

A cloud-smart approach allows organisations to take a strategic look at what infrastructure will best serve each workload, enabling the organisation to leverage the best of breed cloud services and functionality for their applications, to minimise risk and maximise overall productivity, efficiency, and innovation.

In this session we will discuss the key transformations to support your modernisation initiatives and accelerate the delivery of innovative business services.

Chida Theyancheri

Vice President, IBM Industry Clouds and Cloud Solution Engineering at IBM

About

Chida is fundamentally a builder who is devoted to the development of products, organisations, people, and culture.

In his current role, Chida has global responsibility for onboarding ISVs to IBM’s Financial Services Regulated Cloud and leads a global team that assists clients to securely land workloads on the cloud. In prior roles at IBM he was a development execu-tive leading multiple software products including development of billing and analytic solutions for the IBM Cloud Platform.

Prior to IBM Chida drove architecture, design & development of multiple commercially available Database Engines (kernel) and Operating Systems with focus on High Availability, distributed databases, and transaction processing at Digital Equipment Corporation, Informix and a startup in the Bay Area.

11:30 - 11:50

Cloud without Compromise - Land modernised workloads and reduce risk

Chida Theyancheri - Vice President, IBM Industry Clouds and Cloud Solution Engineering at IBM Read More

We are at a tipping point in history where the impact of technology is so significant it can completely transform the way business is done. The dramatic shift to digital operations has escalated the demand on existing IT and exposed limitations for many organisations. How do they, especially the most regulated, adapt?

The right business strategy keeps a sharp focus on growth while leveraging the proper tools and controls that still nurture rapid paths to innovation. Setting the right technology strategy is critical to make this possible. Must there be a choice – between agility or security, openness or privacy, re-platforming or re-factoring, migrating or modernising, good-enough for today or engineered for tomorrow?

Join IBM to learn how an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud can take you where you want to go, but in a secure manner – on prem, in the cloud, at the edge, and everywhere in-between. Hear how IBM have helped customers achieve a faster, more flexible approach to modernisation without compromise

11:55 - 12:55

1:1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

11:55 - 12:55

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 1

Digital-first work to retain talent

with Slack Read More

During this roundtable, we will discuss:
• Talent & retention – how big an issue is it?
• What employees want and aligning this with the business need
• Fostering culture, connection and alignment
• Tools and tricks to improve employee experience

Roundtable 2

Financial Transformation is the New Digital Transformation - What You Need to Know as a CIO

with GoCardless and NPP Read More

The term ‘digital transformation’ has become somewhat synonymous as we have seen eCommerce explode over the last 5-7 years. Businesses have been very quick to invest in the digital image of their business, externally and internally.

What has come next, which is already showing an even greater return that investments in digital, is financial transformation, a term that describes the process of making financial operations, processes and outputs more efficient. Financial transformation may or may not overlap with a businesses digital world, yet the benefits are typically far more identifiable and measurable.

With the arrival of Open Banking in 2020, as well as the planned transition away from the existing Direct Debit system to a new way for payer customers to pre-authorise payments from bank accounts by the central-backed New Payments Platform (NPP) PayTo. With these changes comes the impetus for a wave of ‘financial transformation’.

Join the roundtable to see, learn and discuss what you’ll need to know as a CIO to effectively financially transform your organisation.

Brett Matthews

Area Vice President, Sales Engineering at Splunk

About

Brett Matthews is currently a the Director of Sales Engineering for Splunk in Australia and New Zealand and was the first technical field person in the region.

A Splunk veteran of over 8 years and more than 20 years of Industry experience, Brett has been leading engagements with many of Splunk’s Australian and New Zealand customers. Brett’s passion is assisting customers with guidance and architectural best practice, as well as demonstrating the value of machine data and the many uses cases in Application Management, IT operations, Security, Compliance and Business Analytics across many industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services and Government.

Prior to joining Splunk Brett held roles at Sun Microsystems as a Support and Systems Engineer working with a wide range of enterprise customers in the Government and Commercial sectors.

Roundtable 3

Data Driven Insights – improving digital service with observability

Brett Matthews - Area Vice President, Sales Engineering at Splunk Read More

ADAPT’s February CIO Edge surveys showed 83% of attendees viewed building a data driven organisation as their top priority.

With this in mind its imperative that IT teams strive to be at the “predictive edge” to enable successful business outcomes.

Dynamic hybrid multi-cloud environments are constantly increasing in scale and complexity, making potential problems and bottlenecks difficult to identify, let alone monitor.

Under-resourced IT teams are facing increasing pressure to understand abnormal behaviour, identify the reason, remediate the issue, and prevent similar behaviour in the future. It is not enough to be reactive to remediate challenges.

This Roundtable will tackle the following questions:

  • How does access to real-time data help ensure resilience and enhance customer experience?
  • How do you re-architect existing tools without adding further complexity?
  • Where and how does AI fit into observability?
  • How do you ensure adoption across teams with different domain expertise?

Damian Leach

CTO for APJ at Workday

About

Skilled in managing global multicultural teams across the entire build / engineer / run technology service portfolio.

Managed P&L for global technology services, lived and worked in Europe and Asia. Holds EMBA specialising in entrepreneurialism and Asian Leadership. During my EMBA I created a thesis on Biometric Technology adoption for retail digital transformation.

Special interests include multichannel collaboration technologies, large scale contact centres and real time communication technologies for Traders, Retail, Wealth and the Enterprise. Experienced in both global transformation technology programs, agile sprints and also multi year multi million dollar managed service contracts.

Roundtable 4

How Environmental, Social and Governance is shaping business decisions; From the CIO Lens

Damian Leach - CTO for APJ at Workday Read More

How a company approaches its own environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets is more pressing than ever before. There are inherent benefits in taking a proactive approach toward identifying, quantifying, and addressing ESG goals to build a future-ready, agile and resilient organisation.

ESG metrics, are quickly becoming competitive factors for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) organisations, as customers, employees and investors are including ESG when making supply chain buying decisions, career choices and even evaluating cultural fit.

Employees today have a higher expectation regarding company culture and employee experience when making career decisions. For many businesses, this shift comes at a time when they are looking to make more relevant contributions to operational agility and business success for growth, scale and advance on new market opportunities. It’s becoming increasingly critical to know where organisations stand on ESG and importantly how they rate against the competition.

Join Damian Leach, Workday’s CTO for APJ, as he shares his insights and views on how companies are meeting ESG challenges with the right data and technologies.

12:55 - 13:50

Peer Networking Seated Lunch

Liz Kreuger

Associate Principal at NOBL Collective

About

Liz is an Associate Principle at NOBL, a global organisational design firm born in the US with a new office in Sydney. She’ll break down what leaders can do to create and retain a high-performing team, drawing on her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

13:55 - 14:25

The 5 Unifying Pillars to Create a High Performing Team of Champions

Liz Kreuger - Associate Principal at NOBL Collective Read More

To take the company through this modernisation mindset shift and change to an innovative new world view, we need to apply new ways of working across the whole organisation. To enable that, the ideal is to have your team not just perform, but to also be full of high performers – capable of explaining the ROI and value narrative in a meaningful way.

Your team is so busy with daily enquiries and delivering on strategy, and ensuring investment in the right areas – so how can you ensure you lead champions, and not just a squad of executors, and create this army of stakeholder managers?

  • How to better align departments and unify thinking across the org?
  • Meeting the needs of the C-suite and business
  • How to ensure your team is full of champions?

Liz will outline a 5 point framework for creating this high performance team, then we will workshop as table groups and talk to your specific challenges.

Liz is an Associate Principal at NOBL, a global organisational design firm born in the US with a new office in Sydney. At Security Edge 2021, she’ll break down what leaders can do to create and retain a high-performing team, drawing on her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

Lou Markstrom

Author, Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology

About

Over the past 30 years, Lou has worked with over 40,000 individuals in a wide variety of companies, organisations and industries to improve results, transform cultures and drive outcomes. As the CEO of Results Group International, he is one of the APAC regions leading authorities in supporting organisations IT and Digital Transformations. Lou is co-author of “Unleashing The Power of IT: Bringing People, Business, and Technology Together” (Wiley, CIO Series). He has authored over 50 published articles, is a regular contributor to CIO magazine, a keynote speaker at numerous CIO summits and is featured in the video series CIO Insights. He is currently working with CEO’s, CIO’s, HR Leaders, IT leaders, and executives to transform their cultures and development the talent in their organisations.

14:25 - 14:55

Transformational Leadership: Driving Your Organisation Up The IT Maturity Curve

Lou Markstrom - Author, Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology Read More

What is the role of a modern-day IT Leader? As IT transitions from a support or enabling function to one that drives organisational and strategic value, the role of IT leadership is changing. Digital and IT leaders, at all levels, in today’s world must shift from managers to transformational leaders. Based on work with over 3,000 IT organisations, in this practical and interactive session, we will cover:

The Changing Role of the IT leader
4 Keys to Transformational IT Leadership
3 Required Elements to create an innovative culture
2 approaches to Marketing IT’s Value that are critical for IT leaders
The Top 10 Ways to Develop Your Future Ready IT Leaders

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

14:55 - 15:15

ADAPT Insights: Embracing the Future: ADAPT’s Top 12 Strategic Priorities for 2022

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Read More

Over the past 20 months, ADAPT had over 20,000 interactions with senior executives and hosted more than 3,000 leaders across Australia and New Zealand. We found that CIOs shared common pandemic inflicted struggles in technology deployment, budgets, decision making and skills limitations.

Despite all the success achieved, many of you still suffer from a lack of unified vision to technology adoption, conflicting business priorities, people-driven change, burnout, and talent shortages.

In addition, your efforts are increasingly hamstrung by low levels of digital literacy, amplified by legacy mindsets, processes, and systems. We have analysed and identified 12 areas that Australian and New Zealand organisations will focus on and invest in 2022. In this session, Aparna will share these 12 local business priorities for 2022.

  • What are local investments in these priorities?
  • What are the common challenges in execution?
  • How are successful organisations overcoming these challenges?
15:30 - 16:30

1:1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

15:30 - 16:30

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 5

How to tackle Security resourcing and budget to future proof your business

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Understand and identify the right cybersecurity strategy to address your organisation’s unique challenges

For most organisations on their security maturity journey, it is difficult to know where and how to invest in the right security solutions, vendors and staff that will support the growth and changes to your IT infrastructure over time.

Join this session to discuss the three core approaches to security from a CIO’s lens and determine which approach will ensure the best outcome to future proof your business.

What you’ll learn:

  • Demystifying the various solutions in the cybersecurity market
  • Today’s top security challenges for IT Leaders
  • The differences between Product (XDR) and Service (MDR)
  • How to select the right solution for your organization
  • An overview of Secureworks ManagedXDR
  • Live Q&A session

Secureworks offers a cloud-native, security platform built by security experts for security experts, to detect advanced threats and respond within minutes to rapidly secure your ecosystem.

Julie Canepa

CIO at Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & China

About

25 years diverse IT leadership experience leveraging people, process and technology to transform business & IT. Drives digital outcomes impacting growth, productivity and user experience through cross discipline partnerships and driving synergies between business leadership, operations and IT.

Roundtable 6

Reimagine Your Digital Experiences with the Newest Innovations in Observability

Julie Canepa - CIO at Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & China Read More

You and your team may still be navigating the pandemic’s operational impacts and the increased demand for reliable, seamless digital experiences. We have witnessed the vitality of new cloud innovations for agility and business resiliency and have had to reimagine application experiences when the unexpected arises.

It is increasingly important for CIOs and their teams to get a single view of their entire IT environment. They need to connect the dots up and down the stack, from the customer or employee-facing application, all the way down to the lowest level of infrastructure. This visibility is vital to every business.

Join your peers at this roundtable to discuss:

  • The latest advances in real-time, end-to-end visibility across your full stack to help you optimise for performance, cost, and security.
  • New capabilities to help your teams deliver better application experiences and streamline operations across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
  • Fresh innovation that provides visibility and control over complex digital supply chains.

Julie and her organisation deliver Full-Stack Observability through integrations across 3 SaaS Cisco services: AppDynamics, ThousandEyes and Intersight.

Clarence Dent

RVP ANZ at WalkMe

About

With 10+ years’ success in senior sales, general management and executive leadership roles, Clarence has shown a core strength in transitioning a legacy business into a responsive enterprise that meets changing market needs.

He has played a leading role in driving the change from a general CRM company to a mobile and cloud-based solutions provider. Meeting the challenges of an evolving industry, technology disruption, and a fractured global economy head on, his value as a leader is in providing clear thinking and driving robust execution.

 

Newan Tsang

Managing Director at Accenture

About

Newan solve organisation challenges and embed change that deliver outcomes. He is greatly energised by innovating and implementing new operating and organisation models, as well as shaping the workforce to realise new ways of working.

Newan has experience in planning transformation initiatives and embedding organisational change to realise transformational outcomes. He has helped organisations across Financial Services, Public Services (federal and state), Education, Oil/Gas and Manufacturing sectors.

Roundtable 7

Rethink Your Digital Strategy to Unlock Full Value from Technology Investments

Clarence Dent - RVP ANZ at WalkMe Newan Tsang - Managing Director at Accenture Read More

Despite all the successes achieved to date, ANZ IT leaders tell ADAPT that they suffer from a lack of unified vision to technology adoption, conflicting business priorities, resistance to change, burnout, and talent shortages.

Technology investments promise improvements in employee and customer experiences, including seamless business processes and integrated communications. However, a lack of digital adoption across your applications threatens to derail these benefits, squandering billions of dollars of investment.

Often, the return on value from technology investments are set over a long period of time, with long implementation and training periods. In this fast-paced world, this is no longer a viable strategy. You need to extract the value of these investments as quickly as possible. And that starts with driving adoption at the point of inception, long before implementation, roll-out, and training.

What approaches can you take to overcome these challenges to ensure that your technology investments deliver optimum value?

This roundtable will focus on how to:

  • Embed a digital adoption strategy from the outset
  • Articulate the value of adoption to project delivery and business outcomes
  • Rationalise your applications based on digital adoption rates
  • Develop your digital adoption checklist.

Rocky Scopelliti

Futurologist | Author | Professor | Board Director | Chief Scientist

About

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change associated with Millennials, and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future.

His new Australian-first book just released Australia 2030! Where the bloody hell are we?, is a fascinating window into Australian professionals sentiment about the decade ahead, based on a major study conducted before and during the eye of the COVID-19 storm. His other book ‘Youthquake 4.0 – A Whole Generation and The New Industrial Revolution’ has now being translated into Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian and Chinese languages.

As a media commentator, his unique insights have featured on SKY Business News, The Australian Financial Review, ABC Radio National, The Economist, Forbes and Bloomberg. As an international keynote speaker, his presentations have captivated audiences across Asia Pacific, the USA and Europe including Mobile World Congress. As a thought-leader, over 150 boards and leadership teams, including Fortune 100 corporations, each year seek his advice on strategy.

In an executive capacity, he is a member of the Optus Business Leadership team as the Director, Centre for Industry 4.0 where he leads the specialist team creating world-class thought-leadership and innovation on the 4th Industrial Revolution.

In a non-executive capacity, he is an Adjunct Professor Industry at the University of Technology Business School, a director on the board of Community First Credit Union, on the advisory board for REST Super and Wake by Reach and former member of the Australian Payments Council.

Educated in Australia and trained in the USA at Sydney and Stanford Universities respectively, he has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management and an MBA. He is also a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

16:35 - 17:05

Australia 2030. Where the bloody hell are we?

Rocky Scopelliti - Futurologist | Author | Professor | Board Director | Chief Scientist Read More

The 4th Industrial Revolution will impact every nation, industry, organisation and individual. So how might this impact Australia to 2030? This presentation is a fascinating window into the collision of 8 mega trends including predictions about the technological and scientific developments this coming decade.

By invitation, 673 Australian professionals (170 classified as CEOs, Chairman, Board Directors and 100 Classified as CIO’s, Technology, Operations) participated in this ground-breaking and Australian-first quantitative and qualitative study conducted before and during the eye of the COVID-19 storm. It considered our attitudes towards the decade ahead.

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future.

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization 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 globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized 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 recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization 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.

Amanda Fleming

Chief People & Technology Officer at Viva Energy Australia

About

Amanda Fleming has over 20 years of experience across Retail, Fast Food and FMCG leading business-wide transformations, as well as Human Resources, Merchandise, Operations and Commercial functions.

Prior to Viva Energy, Amanda was the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) and Managing Director, Commercial, for Super Retail Group, the owners of Super Cheap Auto, Rebel, Boating, Camping, Fishing (BCF) and MacPac. Previously Amanda has held executive roles including Director of Human Resources for Coles Group in the Wesfarmers organisation, Chief Operations Officer and Chief People Officer for Pizza Hut USA, and Human Resources Director for Mars in Australia (where she also served as European Organisational Development Manager for Mars in the UK and Europe).

Amanda holds a Masters of Organisational Change from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor of Business from Deakin University.

Steve Hodgkinson

Chief Digital Officer at Victoria Police

About

Steve recently joined Victoria Police after a highly successful 7 year stint as CIO of Victoria’s health and human services departments. He and his team have uniquely ranked in the top 10 of the Australian CIO50 list for the past five consecutive years – ranking #2 in 2021.

He was previously Chief Analyst Public Sector for the UK-based research & advisory firm Ovum for 8 years.

Prior to this he was the Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy in Multimedia Victoria.

His earlier career includes founding and selling an eCommerce start-up and working in a range of consulting and executive roles in the government and utilities sectors in Europe and Australasia.

He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honours Degree in Information Systems from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Julie Canepa

CIO at Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & China

About

25 years diverse IT leadership experience leveraging people, process and technology to transform business & IT. Drives digital outcomes impacting growth, productivity and user experience through cross discipline partnerships and driving synergies between business leadership, operations and IT.

17:05 - 17:35

CIO Edge Panel: Leading Modernisation & Measuring Value

Peter Weill - Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR Amanda Fleming - Chief People & Technology Officer at Viva Energy Australia Steve Hodgkinson - Chief Digital Officer at Victoria Police Julie Canepa - CIO at Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & China Read More

Our panel of experts and peers will debate the best tactics to deliver as a modern CIO – closing with commentary on the day’s main findings.

17:35 - 18:30

CIO Edge Peer Networking Opportunity

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Based in our keynote room – an opportunity to stay, mingle and meet other attendees over drinks and food and discuss the day.

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