Speakers

Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.
Peter
Weill
Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

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.

Paul
Cobban
Former Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank

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.

Liz
Kreuger
Associate Principal at NOBL Collective

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.

Steve
Hodgkinson
Chief Digital Officer at Victoria Police

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.

Rocky
Scopelliti
Futurologist | Author | Professor | Board Director | Chief Scientist

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.

Huw
Fowles
General Manager of Software Development at carsales.com.au

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.

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

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.

Andrew
Fox
Director Strategic Ecosystems at VMware

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.

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

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.

Derek
Laney
Technology Evangelist at Slack

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.

Amanda
Fleming
Chief People & Technology Officer at Viva Energy Australia

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.

Julie
Canepa
CIO at Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & China

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.

Alan
Peacock
General Manager of Delivery & Operations at IBM

Alan Peacock

General Manager of Delivery & Operations at IBM

About

Alan is a globally recognised technology and business transformation visionary and a financial services industry veteran with a breadth of experience, a combination that will deliver significant value to clients navigating their digital transformation journeys.

Alan comes to IBM from HSBC, one of the world’s largest global banks, where he served as the Global Head of IT Infrastructure for the last five years, leading a significant transformation for the bank’s IT infrastructure and service management capabilities. He also held a variety of key executive roles at Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (now NatWest Group).

Matt
Boon
Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

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.

Aparna
Sundararajan
Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

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.

 

Jim
Berry
CEO at ADAPT

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.

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