29 August, 2024 | Fullerton, Sydney

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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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Achieving speed on its own in business doesn’t differentiate much.

As modern CIOs, you must lead with confidence amidst global and economic challenges, effectively communicating the value of technology to secure resources and enable growth.

Past Speakers

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

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CIO of Mercedes-Benz Group AG & Mercedes-Benz AG

Jan Brecht

CIO of Mercedes-Benz Group AG & Mercedes-Benz AG


Jan Brecht currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, with a global responsibility for IT across all divisions, brands and markets.

Prior to assuming this position, he worked for the adidas Group from 2009 to 2015, most recently as CIO & Head of Global Supply Chain, combining the IT and logistics responsibilities.

Jan has started his career at the former Daimler-Benz AG in 1997. Since 2000, he has held various IT management positions at Daimler in automotive sales, financial services, production, and engineering. Among other tasks, Jan Brecht headed Information Technology Management for the Mercedes Car Group’s production sites in the US, China, Brazil, and South Africa, and was CIO for Mercedes-Benz Sales and Daimler Financial Services in North and South America.

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 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 Digital & Information Officer at NSW Govt & Deputy Secretary of Digital.NSW

Laura Christie

Chief Digital & Information Officer at NSW Govt & Deputy Secretary of Digital.NSW


Laura is an experience public sector leader having spent 15 years in roles in the NSW Government, Commonwealth Government and the not-for-profit sector. Her expertise and achievements were acknowledged in 2018 as the recipient of a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to policy development and reform initiatives.

Prior to leading Digital.NSW, Laura led Service Delivery for Service NSW, where she was responsible for the Service NSW shopfronts and Contact Centre (13 77 88), leading over 3500 staff. She joined Service NSW as Executive Director Partnerships where she was instrumental in providing Service NSW with dedicated cluster and agency partnership support.

Before Service NSW, Laura was the founding Executive Director for Office of the Secretary at the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and held various roles at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Global CTO at Kyndryl (formerly Global CIO of State Street, and Group COO of the London Stock Exchange)

Antoine Shagoury

Global CTO at Kyndryl (formerly Global CIO of State Street, and Group COO of the London Stock Exchange)


Antoine Shagoury is Kyndryl’s Chief Technology Officer.

Antoine comes to Kyndryl as a venture partner at Ridge-Lane LP, a strategic advisory and venture development firm focused on solutions to grand challenges in education, sustainability, and information technology.

Previously, he served as an Executive Vice President and global Chief Information Officer at State Street Corporation, where he served on State Street’s management committee and was responsible for managing enterprise-wide technology, transformation and modernization operations in 27 countries. Prior to joining State Street, Antoine was group Chief Operating Officer and CIO at the London Stock Exchange Group. He also served as CIO at the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange Alternext.

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.

Participate in cross-industry roundtables discussions and networking to inspire new ways of thinking and share ideas.

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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 "High Performance” interview with Global CIO of Mercedes

Jan Brecht – Global CIO of Mercedes-Benz, with a case study of how he leads them to achieve resilience via combined speed and innovation.

02 McKinsey: What impacts will Gen AI have on the CIO?

Nic Hohn, one of the global leaders behind McKinsey’s AI efforts on leveraging GenAI, and the implications the tech could have on the traditional CIO world.

03 MIT Workshop: How to become the top performer?

A unique workshop with MIT’s Peter Weill designed to enhance your business and leadership skills. Self-assess your position and collaborate with peers to uncover the optimal mix of technologies and management mechanisms for performance, innovation, agility, and speed.

04 Interview with NSW Govt’s Chief Digital & Information Officer

Laura Christie, CDIO and Deputy Secretary of Digital.NSW shares insights towards leading tech strategy in NSW, a year into the role.

05 ADAPT's "Exponential Value Roadmap" for A/NZ CIOs

Latest research from ADAPT’s modernisation and maturity benchmarking tool to help assess your tech strategy and chart the best pathway to modernisation and business value.

06 Building a CIO led Culture of Innovation and Revenue

Discover how CIOs can identify new sources of innovation and revenue, drive technology-led growth, and foster a culture of innovation that works.

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