15 June, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

Capturing Value & Championing Change

Collaborate and learn with 130 Heads of Digital Transformation and CX leaders driving digitisation, efficiency and experience.

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Australia’s digital and CX leaders are in the driving seat.

Now is the time to drive a strategy and sustained agenda for successful modernisation, innovation and agility. Watch Trailer

Our Speakers

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

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Paul
Cobban
Former Chief Data & Transformation Officer at DBS Bank

Paul Cobban

Former Chief Data & Transformation Officer at DBS Bank

About

Paul Cobban is an advisor, writer and public speaker. He is the former Chief Data and Transformation Officer at DBS Bank where he led the acclaimed transformation from 2009 to 2021 resulting in DBS becoming the first bank in history to simultaneously hold “World’s Best Bank” (Euromoney), “Best Bank in the World” (Global Finance) and “World’s Best Bank” (The Banker). The DBS transformation has been recognised by HBR as one of the top 10 transformations of the decade alongside Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft. Paul’s work on creating cultures for innovation and transformation has featured in many books, articles and case studies including HBR, Forrester, SMU, MIT Sloan, NTU, IMD and IESE.

Paul co-authored the book, Eat Sleep Innovate (nominated for the Thinkers 50 Innovation Award) and several articles including “Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation” in HBR which was nominated for the inaugural Clayton Christensen award.

Paul is now an advisor to international corporates across the globe and is an Industry Fellow at MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

Prior to working at DBS, Paul worked at IBM, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered. He is based in Edinburgh, UK.

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.

Kate
Pounder
CEO, Tech Council of Australia

Kate Pounder

CEO, Tech Council of Australia

About

Kate is an experienced tech policy expert and senior executive who has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

She is the CEO of the Tech Council of Australia, the peak body representing the Australian tech sector.

Before her time in consulting, she spent 15 years working in technology policy roles with the Australian Industry Group, National ICT Australia (NICTA), Network Ten, and the Federal Government.

Kate is passionate about growing Australia’s tech sector, creating new jobs and businesses, and helping all Australian businesses make the most of tech adoption.

The
Hon. Victor Dominello
NSW Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government

The Hon. Victor Dominello

NSW Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government

About

Victor Dominello is a senior Minister in the New South Wales Government and has held various portfolios over the last decade including Aboriginal Affairs, Innovation and Finance.

In 2019 he was appointed the inaugural Minister for Customer Service and in 2021 was also appointed the inaugural Minister for Digital Government.

Victor firmly believes the use of real-time data and technology are the most powerful ways to improve quality of life and reduce suffering.

Victor was a member of the original Crisis Cabinet which led the NSW response to Covid-19 and now sits on the Covid-19 and Economic Recovery Committee.

His particular focus has been on delivering digital solutions such as the Service NSW QR code check-in feature and the real-time data analysis which has informed the state’s decision making.

Victor has been the driving force behind the roll out of the Digital Driver Licence, the establishment of the $2.1b Digital Restart Fund and the rapid expansion of the Service NSW app to include QR code check-ins, the voucher programs, such as Dine and Discover, Covid-19 test alert notifications and the registration of positive rapid antigen tests.

In addition to digital, technology and customer experience, Victor is also obsessed with Batman.

Connecting the Region’s
Top Digital Leaders

Digital Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together digital transformation leaders from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Digital Edge gathers leading data and technology stakeholders for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top digital transformation leaders, 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 DBS Bank Case Study: Data driven Agility

Chief Transformation Officer veteran Paul Cobban on the bank’s strong digital foundation which drove ambitious innovation, data-driven decision making and an Agile start-up culture, anchored in excellence in CX and EX.

02 Measuring Value & Financing Transformation

After years of transformation and millions spent, the board and finance want value proven on the spend. What metrics for soft skills like collaboration, CX, EX, operational efficiency and value from ecosystems?

03 Dashboard your Transformation Value with MIT

How much ‘digital value’ do companies create, and vitally how much do they capture? How to track progress? MIT’s Peter Weill gives the framework.

04 Building the High-Performance Team to Champion Change

Facing our worst ever talent shortage, upskilling and retention is critical. How to find, lead and keep top performers? How to have each communicate and champion change and digital fitness across the organisational silos?

05 The Business Case for Emerging Tech

Latest Australian examples of AI, Machine learning, Automation, Blockchain and real Data-driven operations from Australia. Where to start and lessons learned.

06 Designing the Future of Work and the Hybrid Workplace

Exploring the emerging role of the Digital HQ and how to facilitate transparent and easy ways to collaborate whilst fostering culture in a digital-first working environment.

An event that is well curated and executed. The balance between expert-delivered keynote presentations, targeted partner meetings and engaging roundtables keeps me coming back. I consider it a solid investment of my most precious resource: time. Head of Group Technology at Charter Hall Excellent event with current topics explored by industry experts and augmented by specific Australian based research. Head of IT Services at MinterEllison 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 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 A quality event with engaging, relevant presentations and excellent opportunities to connect with peers. Chief Data & Analytics Officer at University of New South Wales

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