20 October, 2022 | Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

Safeguarding Business Value: Frictionless Security, Risk Reduction and Operational Resilience

120 leading CISOs & CSOs from enterprise and government organisations in a day of private peer networking and fact-based based insights on building digital resilience and enabling organisational agility.

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Our organisations, workforce and customers have been heavily disrupted.

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Our Speakers

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

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Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Consortium at MIT Sloan School of Management

Keri Pearlson

Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Consortium at MIT Sloan School of Management


The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, or (IC)3 is MIT’s academic forum focused on the strategic, organisational, and managerial issues in cybersecurity. Specifically their focus is the fundamental principles of cyberspace, cybercrime and cybersecurity applied to critical infrastructure.

As Executive Director, Keri’s research spans MIS, business strategy, organisational design, cybersecurity culture and how to build trust to share mitigations for cyber breaches.

Catriona Wallace
Director of the Gradient Institute & Metaverse expert

Dr. Catriona Wallace

Director of the Gradient Institute & Metaverse expert


Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship.

Catriona is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and the Metaverse and is an Adjunct Professor, keynote speaker, Founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance, Director of the Gradient Institute and Chair of an AI Venture Capital fund. Catriona also Co-Chairs Sir Richard Branson’s B Team’s AI Coalition.

As the founder of one of the first Artificial Intelligence companies to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, Catriona has truly lived the life of an entrepreneur and CEO in the emerging technologies field. Indeed, Flamingo AI was the second only woman-led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Based on her extensive experience in AI and emerging technology, and working between the US and Australia, Catriona delivers keynote speeches globally on topics including Artificial Intelligence, Web3 and the Metaverse, Digital Transformation, Responsible Technology, the Future of Work and Diversity and Inclusion.

Catriona’s rare experience as one of the first women leaders in advanced technology means that she is ideally suited to present on these important and highly topical subjects and does so in a way that is highly accessible and informative, non-technical, engaging and inclusive.

This unique skill set has also seen Catriona invited to Co-Chair Sir Richard Branson’s B Team’s AI Coalition, to sit on the Federal Government’s AI Action Initiative team as well as achieve significant industry awards. She has been achieved Advance Australia’s highest award in Technology & Innovation for Australians working abroad, she has been named among the Top 9 Female Entrepreneurs by the Sydney Morning Herald and Top 30 Women redefining business by Womens’ Agenda and as one of the top AI speakers, globally, by Onalytica. Catriona was also inducted into the Royal Institution of Australia acknowledging her as one of Australia’s most pre-eminent scientists.

With a burning passion for and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and emerging tech such as the Metaverse, Catriona believes that sharing knowledge about the responsible use of technology and is her true path and purpose.

CISO APAC at Telstra

Narelle Devine

CISO APAC at Telstra


As Telstra’s Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific, Narelle is responsible for the company’s cyber security operations, intelligence, risk, governance, compliance, development and engagement. Narelle balances these responsibilities with raising her six-year-old daughter and two-year-old son (with help from her husband, Michael).

Narelle began her career as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, eventually assuming the role of the Navy’s first Director of Cyber Warfare. In 2016, Narelle left the Navy to pursue her next chapter in the public service and was appointed the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Human Services. In this role, she transformed the cyber organisation, building a new state-of-the-art Cyber Security Operations Centre and uplifting the capability from 25 to 250 personnel.

Narelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems and English, a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Systems Engineering. In addition to her love of cyber operations, she is passionate about workplace culture, diversity, training and recruitment and is a current member of the RSAC Advisory Board and the AISA Executive Advisory Board.

Narelle was a finalist in the 2019 CSO AWSN inaugural Women in Security awards in the Security Champion category. In 2018 she received the CISO Lens Industry Leadership Acknowledgment; and in 2016 was on the Australia Day Honours List, being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in recognition of meritorious achievement as the Deputy Director – Cyber (Maritime) in Joint Capability Coordination Division.

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.

Connecting the Region’s
Top IT Security Leaders

Security Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together technology executives from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Security Edge gathers leading Security and Risk stakeholders for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top CISOs, 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 MIT’s 4 Pathways to Transformation and Future Ready Security

Enable innovation and implement the right digital foundations for an unpredictable world via MIT research on what Boards, ExCos and Digital leaders of 1000 enterprises are planning.

02 How to Create and Retain a High Performing Team?

Facing fatigue and retention challenges, leaders need to create and foster great teams if they’re going to achieve their goals. But what actually makes for a high-performance and retention?

03 Top 5 Security Trends

What CISOs need to be aware of with Ben de Bont, CISO at ServiceNow

04 Risk, Visibility & Protection in a Distributed World

Is the organisation thinking deeply and building the right culture of risk? Does security have the right level of visibility in the org? Making sure security is baked in and not an afterthought.

An event with great opportunities for networking and valuable 1:1 sessions. The content is so relevant to the Australian cyber market and current economic situation." CISO,
Security Edge has to be the standout event for those leading security teams in Australia. The speakers and content are diverse and relevant across all industries." Senior Manager, Information Security,
Clayton UTZ
A great event showcasing Australian-derived research data that I can use to make strategy and business-related decisions." Associate Director, Cloud Infrastructure & SecOps,
University of New England
A valuable day with peers, great presenters and streamlined interaction with vendors. Great to be back to face-to-face interactions." CISO,
Security Edge was another outstanding event hosted by ADAPT with interesting and eye opening content for 2022 and for the future." CIO Risk & Compliance,
IBM Australia

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