8 September, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

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Collaborate and learn with 130 CIOs and IT leaders responsible for delivering on the technology strategy for 1/4 of Australia’s GDP.

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Leaders must continue to respond to the crisis of 2020 with resilience and agility.

The focus now lies in innovating and capitalising on the silver linings, whilst reducing risk, to emerge stronger than before.

Past Speakers

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

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Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR


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.

Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank

Paul Cobban

Chief Data & Transformation at DBS Bank


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.

Partner at McKinsey

Eleanor Bensley

Partner at McKinsey


Eleanor Bensley is a partner in McKinsey’s banking practice, where she has also been the Chief Innovation Officer. She re-joined the consultancy at the start of 2019 from Commonwealth Bank, where she was CEO adviser and head of projects, retail sales and service.

Group CTO at Westpac

David Walker

Group CTO at Westpac


David was appointed General Manager (Chief Technology Officer) with Group Technology at Westpac Group in August 2019.

David commenced his technology career in 1987 as an engineer, coding systems for various Australian based companies. After a decade of evolving his software engineering craft, David founded a consultancy company specialising in the use of data, in what is now known as data science. Over the following ten years, it became the number one boutique data analytics company in Australia and South East Asia.

For the last 15 years, David has been in large, complex organisations. He worked in ANZ across a number of executive roles, in both Australia and Singapore. It was in Singapore where David subsequently joined DBS. At that time, DBS was a traditional bricks and mortar bank with little brand presence or recognition outside Singapore. David was a member of the leadership team who, over a number of years, transformed DBS to be recognised as the Best Bank in the World and the Best Digital Bank in the World by leading global financial publication Euromoney.

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:

CIO Edge gathers leading Technology and IT stakeholders for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top CIOs, and learn the next steps from others on similar journeys.

With complete health and safety compliance, we are finally able to meet again face-to-face to share war stories, validate and compare lockdown and distributed workforce strategies.

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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 Measuring Value

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?

02 Dashboard Your Transformation with MIT

How much ‘digital value’ do companies create, and vitally: how much do they capture, and how to track progress? Peter Weill shares MIT’s framework on how to best navigate transfomation.

03 DBS Bank Case Study

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 CX and EX.

04 Leading Modernisation

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.

05 Creating a High Performing Team

To take the company through a modernisation mindset shift and change to an innovative new world view, we need to apply new ways of working across the whole organisation.

06 Marketing IT’s Value

Does “the organisation” understand the value that IT brings to the table? Does your IT department know how to get and hold the attention of the organisation? How to get earlier client engagement.

An event that is well curated and executed. The balance between expert-delivered keynote presentations, targeted partner meetings and engaging roundtables is unique to the Edge event series and keeps me coming back. I consider it a solid investment of my most precious resource: time. Head of Group Technology at Charter Hall The opportunity to collaborate with industry peers is surpassed only by the high quality of the presentations and research. Acting CEO at CeNET - Catholic Education Network CIO Edge is well put together with tailored, relevant content to help validate my thinking and benchmark current trends alongside my industry peers. Head of Corporate Technology Customer Success at Flight Centre Excellent event with current topics explored by industry experts and augmented by specific Australian based research. Head of IT Services at MinterEllison You gain exclusive access to global SMEs, key opinion leaders and research with local insights covering multiple size organizations that contribute to 1/4 of Australia GDP. A solid representation of Australia situation. Head of ICT at Terumo This is the premier event for CIO professionals. Head of Information Services at Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta

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