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Aamer Charania

Capital One

Aamer Charania

Director, Machine Learning, Capital One

Aamer is a creative leader with consistent success driving vision, strategy and development of AI and machine learning solutions in diverse industry domains including Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Telecom, and Airlines. Passion for delivering technical solutions that generate the most business value. Leads cross-functionally, effectively bridging the gap between technology and business, while stimulating collaboration and creativity. Builds and empowers high performance teams, attracting and developing top talent. Awarded over ten patents. Research and graduate education at MIT. Keeping up with the latest in AI via continuous learning and sought after certifications.

Aamer Mushtaq

Snowflake

Aamer Mushtaq

Manager, Sales Engineering, Snowflake

Aaron Tobin

IBM Observability

Aaron Tobin

Product Manager, IBM Observability

Aashish Pathak

AUSIEX

Aashish Pathak

Senior Manager, Information Security, AUSIEX

I am a technically-sophisticated professional with comprehensive experience in ISMS program strategy & direction to delivery mapping of services like vulnerability management, cybersecurity, intellectual data property protection, disaster recovery management, SIEM/SOAR delivery, network security, and endpoint risk management.

My professional experience includes diligently monitoring my employer’s environment for security threats and then creating and implementing measures to address said threats. With a proven track record of delivering ISMS and working across the cybersecurity landscape, I perform security infrastructure design/remodelling across a range of security services such as technologies related to ASD-8 control solutions, SIEM systems, governance and risk management. My expertise also lies in identity and access management (IAM), penetration testing/red-teaming, privacy protection, GRC review/audit assessment, and incident handling to ensure security, performance, operability, and scalability.

Abbas Kudrati

Deakin University

Abbas Kudrati

Executive Advisory Board for Cyber Security, Deakin University

I have always enjoyed superhero characters and warrior movies and believed in the quote; “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”, so becoming a Cyber Security Professional was a natural career choice to make. Twenty plus years on and I am still passionate about what I do and enjoy going to work every day.

I am particularly proud of my involvement in spearheading a “Green Field” approach for cybersecurity, uplifting the culture change and executing a risk-based KPI-driven information security programme in my previous four organisations. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to know I have delivered a lasting impact on the organisation cyberculture that ultimately helps them in achieving better regulatory compliance and gaining customer trust.

My strengths include being able to see both the big picture and all the smaller associated risks to the business which has enabled me to consistently improve the cyber posture of the organisation within the given time and scope requirements.

In terms of making a difference with what I do – I enjoy networking and helping our customers organizations achieve sustainable excellence by securing their data and manage risk while taking advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s intelligent cloud, intelligent edge world.

Abdulla Al Attas

PLUS Malaysia

Abdulla Al Attas

Head of Cyber Security , PLUS Malaysia

Abdulla is a seasoned information security professional with more than 14 years of working experience as a consultant and end-user. He is currently the head of cybersecurity in PLUS Malaysia Berhad to ensure the digital transformation built with security in mind. This will be considered Abdulla’s fourth digital information security transformation that he is involved in.

Abdulla’s recent experience involved being part of the digital information security transformation covering both strategy & operating model formation covering all aspects of the information security domain. Additionally, he led the deployment/building of the digital information security transformation focused on the cyber defence domain (e.g. SOC, Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response).

Abdulla’s earlier career in information security focused on building Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for UN member countries under the guidance of ITU. He and his team have built CSIRT foundation capabilities aligned with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) guideline that cover technology, process and upskilling people.

Abdullah Biary

United Cooperative Assurance (Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah Biary

CISO, United Cooperative Assurance (Saudi Arabia)

Abdullah Muhammad

BUPA

Abdullah Muhammad

Continuous Security Improvement Manager, BUPA

Abdullah is a passionate technology security leader who enjoys leading by influence across vertical and horizontal organisational dimensions to drive change wavelets for impactful business and security outcomes. Over the course of his 15+ years' experience, Abdullah has served in a range of roles in start-ups and large corporates including TPG Telecomm, Telstra and iSelect. Abdullah currently works for Bupa Asia Pacific as Continuous Security Improvement Manager, where he drives security uplift initiatives across Technologies, People and Processes.

Abdullah has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Cyber Security with a focus on Business Operations at La Trobe University. As a lifelong learner, Abdullah has secured a number of industry certifications including CISSP, CISM, PMP, PSM, TOGAF.

Abdullah is most passionate about developing synergistic partnerships between Business, Technology and Security teams to drive the most effective risk-driven cyber resilience capability. Data Protection, Zero Trust and Cloud Security are Abdullah's key areas of focus and interest

Abhi Mehta

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Queensland)

Abhi Mehta

Data Solutions Architect / Advisor, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Queensland)

Abhishek Mathur

H2O.ai

Abhishek Mathur

Head of MLOps & AI Governance Solutions, H2O.ai

Abid Adam

Axiata

Abid Adam

Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Axiata

Abid Adam is the Axiata Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (GCRCO), responsible for providing strategic direction, implementation, oversight and guidance for Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, and Compliance/Ethics across the South East Asia region. Before joining Axiata, Abid has led Cyber security function and implemented transformational programmes for a large multi-national financial services organisation spanning across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Advisory to the Boards, and the CXO suite on Cyber and Privacy related matters.

Abid Adam serves at the World Economic Forum Digital Asean initiative and is a member of leading Global institutions such as ISC2 and ISACA. He was also a chapter representative for the Information Security Forum (ISF), the ISF is the world’s leading authority on cyber, information security and risk management comprising many of the world’s leading organisations featured on the Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 lists. Furthermore, he also currently serves on customer advisory boards and community forums of leading organisations.

He currently holds BSC Computer Science degree, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, MBCI and numerous other leading international accreditations.

Abigail Bradshaw

Australian Cyber Security Centre

Abigail Bradshaw

Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre

Ms Abigail Bradshaw was appointed the Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) in March 2020, and is responsible for leading the Australian Government’s operational advice and assistance to improve cyber security for Australians and Australian entities.

Ms Bradshaw has held key National Security roles where she has lead whole of government operations, as well as policy and international roles, focussing on advancing Australia’s national security agenda domestically and offshore.

Ms Bradshaw has held key appointments within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), as the Deputy Coordinator of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and the head of the National Security Division, providing advice and coordinating proposals to the Prime Minister and the National Security Committee (NSC) on key national security issues.

Ms Bradshaw has also held senior roles in the Department of Home Affairs, leading offshore resources covering Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, and as the Department’s inaugural Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Commander of Maritime Border Command during the height of the people smuggling trade.

Ms Bradshaw began her career in the Royal Australian Navy and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Asian Studies.

Abood Ali Alzahim

Saudi Human Rights Commission (KSA)

Abood Ali Alzahim

Chief Data Officer, Saudi Human Rights Commission (KSA)

Adam Chee

National University of Singapore

Adam Chee

Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore

Currently serving as Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Dr. Adam CHEE has more than 20 years of health informatics, digital health, innovation, technologies and business experience. Prior to joining the National University of Singapore, he was the Director of BinaryHealthCare, spearheading many significant and notable projects across Asia Pacific and Middle East through the provision of digital health transformation expertise to both health(care) and solution providers via consulting assignments, executive coaching, training, leadership and speaking engagements.

His unique background also includes working in business, market development and product management with established organization including AGFA Heathcare, CrimsonLogic; innovative startups and leading the Health IT and Medical Imaging practice within Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. He ‘earned his stripes’ as an industry pioneer, implementing and managing clinical information solutions during his tenure with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and have since worked across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary care sector, private and public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe. He had also worked in the areas of IT technical, system and technology management during the earlier part of his career.

Adam serves on several relevant committees including (but not limited to):

  • Chair, Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore
  • Founding Co-Chair, HL7 Korea-Singapore Research & Innovation Alliance (HKSRIA)
  • Chair, Technical Committee for Health Informatics, Singapore Standards Council

A firm believer of lifelong learning, Adam is a "Specialized Generalist" with a Doctor of Industrial Technology (Health Informatics), Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health and Master of Science (Applied Computing).

A recognized Subject Matter Expert, Adam serves as an Expert (Digital Health) with WHO and holds faculty positions with institutes of higher learning in the region, including a Visiting Professorship with Taipei Medical University, has published three books, numerous articles and frequently advises + speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam also holds the following professional fellowships;

  • FRSPH – Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
  • FHIMSS – Fellow of Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)
  • FACHI – Fellow of Australasia College of Health Informatics (ACHI)

Adam’s detailed profile is available at www.BinaryHealthCare.com/Adam

Adam Ciperski

ThoughSpot

Adam Ciperski

VP Customer Success, North America, ThoughSpot

Adam Fox

MassMututal

Adam Fox

Head of Data, MassMututal

Adam Gould

ANZx at ANZ

Adam Gould

Head of Data Enablement, ANZx at ANZ

Adam Hallyburton

SEEK

Adam Hallyburton

Security Project Manager, SEEK

Adam Hallyburton is a program management SME and leader, with a background in IT operations and support with career spanning 25+ years across many different types of diverse industries.
Adam has worked across small to large scale programs and projects in complicated and multi levelled stakeholder environments and provided effective solutions and change for global companies.
Some of Adam’s passions outside of work lie in music collection, avid sports lover and partial to good food and wine.

Adela Macarie

Westpac

Adela Macarie

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Group Treasury, Westpac

Adele Jones

Nedbank (South Africa)

Adele Jones

Lead Architect: Information Security & Blockchain, Nedbank (South Africa)

Adele Jones has over 14 years of hands on information security experience. This includes building security mechanisms into some of the most well-known South African retail and business internet banking sites to participating in red and blue team exercises to map and validate possible attack path vectors. Adele also assisted in formalising the security architecture design function at one of SA leading banks.

Since joining the SAFBC in 2016 as the leading technical Blockchain representative for Nedbank, Adele has immersed herself into the technical blockchain community. She has been closely involved in the development of the new versions of Hyperledger Fabric (IBM’s blockchain solution that is open-sourced), Project Indy (an blockchain project for identity) and developments like Zero-Knowledge proof which addresses privacy issues on blockchain implementations.

Adele Marshall

Fletcher NZ Distribution (PlaceMakers / Mico)

Adele Marshall

Head of Data & Analytics, Fletcher NZ Distribution (PlaceMakers / Mico)

Adele Marshall is a senior leader within the Fletcher NZ Distribution division, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to build comprehensive data and analytical capability across the organisation, covering data governance, quality, infrastructure, people and process. Adele has specialised in the Data, Analytics, and AI specialty over the last 25 years in both Consulting and In-house roles covering a variety of industries.  She has led multiple green fields, and capability improvement programmes for organisations of all sizes and budgets.  She enjoys mentoring others and sharing her knowledge, to help others get started on their data utilisation journey in the best way possible. 

 

Adenike Cosgrove

Proofpoint

Adenike Cosgrove

Cybersecurity Strategy, International, Proofpoint

Adenike Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for international markets at Proofpoint, where she drives product marketing strategy across European and Asia Pacific markets. She provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, risk management, data privacy, and compliance.

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ms. Cosgrove was global product marketing lead for Email Fraud Protection at Return Path, a division acquired by Proofpoint in the summer of 2016. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cosgrove worked as a lead EMEA advisor to security and risk professionals for Forrester Research and Canalys, where she developed a deep understanding of CISO challenges, and helped clients with their cybersecurity strategies.

Ms. Cosgrove is a regular speaker at key conferences including the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in the US and Japan, the Fortune Brainstorm conferences, the Evanta CIO Executive Summit, it-sa Germany, ISMS Spain and Hacking Human Nature live. Ms. Cosgrove’s subject matter expertise has also been featured in Business Reporter, Computer Business Review, Computing, Forbes, Intelligent CISO, SC Magazine UK, The Telegraph, GovInfo, and iTWire.

Recently recognised as one of the UK’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber 2020, Ms. Cosgrove was also named a finalist at the Computing Security Excellence Awards 2020 in the Security Woman of the Year category.

Ms. Cosgrove holds a Masters of Research, Telecommunications from UCL (University College London) and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering from the University of Hull.

Adi Tobias

Uber

Adi Tobias

Head of Customer Experience Strategy & Operations Sub Saharan Africa, Uber

In her career spanning over 14 years, three continents, and multiple industries, Adi has demonstrated her drive and commitment towards customer-centered change. With her rich experience in top-tier Financial Services, Market Research, and now Technology firms, Adi has used her background in marketing strategy to champion insights-driven communication, leveraging her broad skill set in customer experience and service design. Adi is currently the Head of Customer Experience at Uber. l where she and her team are committed to delivering superior experiences through transformative CX strategy, culture, and best practice.

Adrian McGill

Adrian McGill

Fivetran

Adrian McGill

Adrian McGill

Lead Solution Architect, Fivetran

Adrian works as the Lead Solution Architect for Fivetran in EMEA. He has been working in the Data & Analytics field for 15 years both in industry and as a consultant.

He has a passion for working with organisations to ensure they are drawing real value from the data they hold within their business. He is a huge supporter of implementing data literacy programs to ensure that non-technical audiences can understand and harness the data available to them.

Adrian Theuma

BankVic

Adrian Theuma

Head of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, BankVic

Adriana Flores

Qlik México

Adriana Flores

Directora General, Qlik México

29 años en la industria de la tecnología de información desarrollando amplia experiencia en áreas comercial, de producto, canales y marketing para sectores Corporativo, Gobierno, PyME y Retail.

Sumamente interesada en el desarrollo y crecimiento de la mujer en el mundo corporativo apoyando mediante mentoring y coaching.

Agate Ponder-Sutton

Ministry of Education of New Zealand

Agate Ponder-Sutton

Chief Data Scientist, Ministry of Education of New Zealand

As Chief Data Scientist for the Ministry of Education, Agate drives the Ministry’s improvements in data utilisation and machine learning. Her work translates directly to better, more informed decision-making and targeted problem-solving. She is passionate about supporting better data understanding. Agate has built her professional career practicing and teaching data science, building teams, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), and swords. Agate is an award winning speaker who delivers creative solutions, clear explanations, stakeholder engagement, and leadership. 

Agnieszka Lecka

Standard Chartered Bank

Agnieszka Lecka

Strategy and Planning Senior Manager, Standard Chartered Bank

Agnieszka has been cybersecurity management consultant for almost a decade, currently in the role of Strategy & Planning Senior Manager for Cyber Security Services at a major APAC bank, previously serving clients as part of a global consulting firm in Poland, Germany, Austria and New Zealand.

Agnieszka specializes in cyber functions' deep dive maturity, compliance and regulatory readiness assessments, especially in financial institutions. Her favourite part about the job is actually helping CISOs through definition of strategic roadmaps and aligning the tools, the teams and processes to support these.

While her work revolves mainly about structuring and optimising CISO functions, she also pursues her interests in OSINT and social engineering.

Agus Sudjianto

Wells Fargo

Agus Sudjianto

Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo

Agus Sudjianto is an executive vice president, head of Model Risk, and a member of Management Committee at Wells Fargo, where he is responsible for enterprise model risk management. Prior to his current position, Agus was the modeling and analytics director and chief model risk officer at Lloyds Banking Group in the United Kingdom.

Before joining Lloyds, he was an executive and head of Quantitative Risk at Bank of America. Prior to his career in banking, he was a product design manager in the Powertrain Division of Ford Motor Company. Agus holds several U.S. patents in both finance and engineering.

He has published numerous technical papers and is a co-author of Design and Modeling for Computer Experiments. His technical expertise and interests include quantitative risk, particularly credit risk modeling, machine learning, and computational statistics. He holds masters and doctorate degrees in engineering and management from Wayne State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Agustina Villamide

Dott

Agustina Villamide

Legal Counsel Privacy & Data Protection Officer, Dott

Ajit Sancheti

CrowdStrike

Ajit Sancheti

Vice President, Identity Protection, CrowdStrike

Ajit Sancheti is VP of Identity Protection at CrowdStrike. Previously, he was Co-Founder of Preempt and has over 20 years of experience in IT security and executive leadership. He also co-founded Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent Communications), which developed security testing solutions for networking infrastructure. Before Mu Dynamics, Ajit was an integral member of the team that developed the industry’s first Intrusion Detection and Prevention system at OneSecure (acquired by NetScreen/Juniper). Ajit received his M.S. in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his MBA from INSEAD, France.

Al Silipigni

City National Bank

Al Silipigni

SVP Operational Risk & Fraud, City National Bank

Alan Barbosa

Grupo Pro Security

Alan Barbosa

Chief Technology, Product & Data Officer, Grupo Pro Security

Professional engaged in transforming organizations to be agile, innovative and provide superior and digitally enabled experiences and results for B2B and B2C customers. Strategic and agnostic mindset, with functional knowledge in digital transformation, technologies, big data in the cloud and on-premises, machine learning and IoT working in various segments of the economy, facilitating strategy formulation as well as agile execution. A high-energy, data-driven leader to maximize results, with proven success in achieving high margin revenue growth, prudent cost management and a passion for building and leadership high performance teams.

Alan Raubenheimer

Data Horizons

Alan Raubenheimer

Managing Director, Data Horizons

I am passionate about Data - understanding, protecting it and deriving full value from effective management, governance and use.
I have been involved in all spheres of Information Technology - Analysis, Development, Architecture, Project Management and Leadership - over my career.
I am passionate about technology and helping companies leverage the most value from their data assets.
I focus is on assisting organisations understand and develop programs for Data and Information Governance and Data Privacy, including all aspects of planning, education, development of frameworks, policies, processes and practical implementation.
I also look to help them get the most out of understanding their Customers better and making better decisions by using advanced AI technologies to guide their customer engagements.

Alan Sharvin

Reece Group

Alan Sharvin

Head of Digital, Reece Group

Albert Suryadi

Mirvac

Albert Suryadi

General Manager, Data Science, Mirvac

Albert is a proven leader in enabling advanced analytics and data science capability in blue chip organisations. Bringing more than a decade of experience in solving complex business problems through data analytics. Possessing strong mathematical/quantitative knowledge to deliver production grade data science solutions. Recognised as the leader of the Analytics CoP (Community of Practice) that empowers and motivate others beyond the status quo.

 

He currently leads the Data Science department for Mirvac which includes the integrated breadth from Engineering Science to Decision Science. Day-to-day, he partners with various different teams, such as construction, residential, commercial, office, design, marketing and many others, to achieve their business strategy through data and quantitative solutions. It aims towards a modern data ecosystem that is fast, friendly and flexible with fast speed-to-value for everyone at Mirvac.

Alberto Jimenez

IBM

Alberto Jimenez

VP of Product Management for IBM Business Automation, IBM

Alberto is responsible for product management and strategy of IBM’s Business Automation portfolio. With a specialty in the financial services sector, he has been in the software product management and strategy space for almost 20 years holding various roles ranging from product leader for Watson Commerce, director of product management for Cloud Platform, and more. Alberto is well regarded in the industry with almost two decades of experience in helping clients deliver technology to mission-critical business applications.

Alec Berkley

BundleB2B

Alec Berkley

Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, BundleB2B

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen, PhD

RappiBank

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen, PhD

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, RappiBank

Dr. Alejandro Correa Bahnsen is the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at RappiBank. With a passion for machine learning, he considers himself a technology evangelist of data science. He has more than a decade of experience applying the use and development of Artificial Intelligence to real-world issues such as cybersecurity, risk management, and marketing.

Alejandro is also an Adjunct Professor in the Industrial Engineering department of Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, where he teaches Deep Learning and Applied Data Science classes for the undergraduate and masters programs. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition from Luxembourg University. 

 

Alejandro Treviño

H2O.ai

Alejandro Treviño

AI Business & Sales Manager, Spanish LATAM, H2O.ai

Alejandro Treviño es un Coach de Negocios certificado por International Coaching Community, ha desarrollado estrategias de negocio, tecnología y colaborado con más de 300 empresas en países como Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Republica Dominicana, Haiti, Panama, Costa Rica, El Caribe y Estados Unidos. Tiene más de 20 años manejando equipos comerciales y de negocios en más de 22 países. Actualmente es Ejecutivo Comercial de Spanish Latam para H2O.ai.



 

Alex Adams

ATO

Alex Adams

CISO & Deputy Commissioner, Service Operations, ATO

Technology (EST) group, and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  Alex is accountable for delivering IT services to the ATO that drive contemporary staff and client experiences.  Service Operations works collaboratively with Service Provider Partners to deliver IT Services in a Multi-Vendor Environment, ensuring the delivery of IT Services not only meet the current needs of the ATO and the community, but are also constantly evolving and transforming to meet the needs of the community into the future. 

As the CISO, Alex is responsible for coordinating information security at a strategic level. The role facilitates communication between cyber security and business functions as well as overseeing the application of information security controls and security risk management processes within the ATO. The role is responsible for providing strategic level guidance for the agency security program and ensuring compliance with national policy, standards, regulation and legislation.

Alex’s career spans 25 years across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and before joining the ATO he held various IT Executive roles in the Financial Services, Entertainment / Digital, Manufacturing sectors, as well as Consulting and Professional Services organisations. Alex has an exceptional track record of leading large IT groups and delivering transformation programs by successfully aligning IT to business and customer strategies.

Alex Gay

SenseOn

Alex Gay

Senior Account Executive, SenseOn

Before moving into the cyber security industry, Alex spent 10 years as a British Army Officer in a range of roles that included working within the UK’s specialist military units, an appointment as Director of Risk and Security for East and Southern Africa, and as International Security, Policy and Operations Manager for East Africa at UK MoD. His extensive experience of risk management gained from his background in military and government aligned closely with SenseOn's mission to supercharge security teams and reduce risk and stress for security leaders.

Alex Jenkins

WA Data Science and Innovation Hub

Alex Jenkins

Director, WA Data Science and Innovation Hub

Alex Jenkins is an experienced technology leader and Director of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH), based at Curtin University. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the technology space implementing and advocating for data science and analytics solutions. Previously Mr Jenkins used his expertise to build data science capabilities for mining technology businesses. He has worked with leading organisations including ABB, BHP and St John of God Healthcare defining big data, supply chain modelling and data science solutions and is a passionate advocate of collaborations between the education sector, government, and industry to encourage the next generation of data scientists.

Alex Ji

New Aim

Alex Ji

Chief Information Officer, New Aim

Alex brings more than a decade's experience in data, information technology and machine learning to Australian ecommerce enabler New Aim. A proven leader in emerging technologies and digital transformation, Alex joined New Aim as Chief Information Officer in 2021.

Alex was previously Head of Enterprise Data Science at NAB, leading a team of 40 data analysts delivering machine learning and artificial intelligence models of automated capability across core business units.

Prior to NAB, Alex built the data science function and team from zero at Vocus Group, designing the roadmap and defining best practice. He has also worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Sportsbet, helping build its first large-scale data analytics platform on AWS.

Alex has a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) specialising in computer software engineering and artificial intelligence from Northwestern Polytechnical University. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focusing on information sciences and engineering from The Australian National University in Canberra.

Alex Maund

INX Software

Alex Maund

Head of Data, INX Software

 

 

 

Alex Poor

Pinnacle

Alex Poor

Chief Data Officer, Pinnacle

Alex has led management and use of big data sets across the public sector for more than ten years. Spanning all tiers of the health sector (hospitals, regional services, primary and community care) as well as Education, Alex is passionate about connecting data and making it available for positive change. An M.Phil thesis in 2016 looked in detail at interoperability in the Primary care sector, whilst a recently completed doctoral thesis featured the design and build of a distributed app proposed as a technical solution for 'data sovereignty'.

Alexandra Craggs

Corinium Global Intelligence

Alexandra Craggs

Conference Director, Corinium Global Intelligence

I am a Conference Director at Corinium Intelligence and RE·WORK where I'm responsible for researching, designing and managing high-level events for the tech industry.

I love bringing experts together to network, share experiences and learn about the latest industry advances, and being part of the conversations that will reshape our world.

I am passionate about supporting women in tech and am dedicated to giving women in industry a platform to showcase their work, and a place to network and grow.

Alexandra Gillon-Livesey

JP Morgan

Alexandra Gillon-Livesey

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Chief Data & Analytics Office, JP Morgan

Alexandra Rice

Santander

Alexandra Rice

Head of Data Management, Product & Strategy, Santander

Alexandra is the Head of Data Management, Product and Strategy for Santander UK. The ambition in this role has been to combine her Commercial knowledge with the best practice principles of data management to create a value-focused approach to the bank’s data transformation. 

Previously Alexandra was the Head of Data and Change for Santander’s Corporate and Commercial Bank. She made the leap into Data after more than a decade running Corporate Banking Sales and Account Management teams for three different banks.

Prior to that, Alexandra was a management consultant. She began in the external market focusing on optimising productivity in the manufacturing sector. She later moved in-house, focusing on a range of change initiatives across the various business units within Barclays UK.

Alexandre Pieyre

IQ-EQ

Alexandre Pieyre

Group Head of Information Security, IQ-EQ

Alice Fitch

Whola

Alice Fitch

Founder, Whola

Alice White

Atlassian

Alice White

Security Training Manager, Atlassian

Alice is currently a Perth Chapter Lead for the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and the Security Training Manager for Atlassian. Previously, Alice was part of the Commonwealth Bank Group’s Cyber team performing roles focused on cyber governance, risk, compliance, awareness, outreach and strategy. She focuses on delivering creative business improvements through IT solutions and user-friendly ‘tech translation’ training. Her projects have included managing the development, UAT and roll out of a safety and risk app for mobile technicians, to delivering integrated management system solutions for multiple facilities and remote sites. Alice successfully navigated a career transition in to Cyber nearly 4 years ago and now wears less hi-viz than in her previous life in Health, Safety, Quality & Environment roles.

Alison Murphy

Legend

Alison Murphy

Head of Digital Transformation, Legend

An experienced digital leader, Alison Murphy is Head of Digital Transformation at Legend Corporation where she has led the Implementation of Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and CPQ, Mulesoft API driven integration platform, Akeneo Product information management platform and multiple fully B2B enabled eCommerce websites on Magento 2.  Alison is also accountable for all new system implementations as well as legacy platforms and the incumbent SAP ERP.

Alison O’Hare

Mimecast

Alison O’Hare

Senior Technical Director, Mimecast

Alison O’Hare is the Senior Technical Director at Mimecast, based in the Melbourne office.
Alison leads a team who’s ultimate responsibility is working with customers to achieve Cyber Resilience, and ensure customer satisfaction. Alison has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry across roles in cyber security and network engineering roles, including 13 years at Mimecast in a variety of leadership positions. Prior to being appointed as Technical Director at Mimecast, Alison was part of the Global Education Team, focusing on technical writing and customer training. Alison started her career at Mimecast as Service Delivery Director, working from the Boston office. With customer experience at the core of Mimecast values, Alison is determined to different than the rest as an IT vendor, approach customer engagements with a personality and be proactive and honest in all engagements.

Alla K. Woodson

GE Healthcare

Alla K. Woodson

General Manager - Services, Life Care Solutions, GE Healthcare

Alla is a Senior Commercial and Operations Executive with over 20 years of experience in leading P&Ls and customer-facing operations in banking, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. Alla has a successful track record of enabling businesses to compete in changing markets through focus on customer outcomes, process reengineering, and digital transformation. Customer advocate and change leader, she is known for building high-performing teams, leading global initiatives, driving profitable growth, and turnarounds.

 

Alla currently serves as Service GM – Life Care Solutions (LCS), a division of GE Healthcare, a leading medical technology company with $17B in revenue from its operations across 160+ countries. The company’s LCS busines focuses on delivering Respiratory, Maternal, Infant, and Acute Care, Patient Monitoring, Anesthesia, Diagnostic Cardiology, and related digital solutions to hospitals and clinics around the world. In her role, Alla leads a team charged with defining and executing the strategy to drive growth, productivity, and customer experience across LCS’s $400m global service P&L. 

 

In addition to her “day job”, Alla serves as a mentor for Chicago Innovation’s Women’s Co-Op and is an Advisory Board Member for Pluie, an Illinois based start-up producing world’s first and only UV-C self-sanitizing baby changing table.

 

Most recently, as GM - Global Customer Experience, Alla led GE Healthcare’s team focused on improving Supply Chain quality and reliability. The team was able to substantially improve On-Time Delivery, On-Time Installation, and delivered quality across multiple the globe by delivering actionable customer analytics & insights and driving LEAN mindset through standard work and disciplined, data-driven cross-functional problem solving.  

 

A native of Moscow, Russia, Alla first came to the United States as a high school exchange student, later earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, and Marketing from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. She continued her education in GE Corporate University and as an Executive Scholar at Kellogg Business School. Alla lives in Chicago with her husband and college sweetheart Zak, their two kids, Sophia (15) & Ian (6), and their dog Copper.

Allan Canales Hernandez

Wavin Group

Allan Canales Hernandez

Global Shared Services Director & Financial Process Design, Wavin Group

Post graduated Business Administrator specialized in Finance & Accounting and Professional
Management, successful at driving change, project & transition management, financial controlling,
accounting operations and general management advising multinational corporations with an
experience of more than 20 years, based in different locations mainly in Latin America and Europe.
 
 

Allison Martinez

Chevron Phillips

Allison Martinez

Chief Information Officer, Chevron Phillips

Alok Sahoo

Singapore Telecommunications

Alok Sahoo

Director (Data & Platform Management), Singapore Telecommunications

Alok is a Data & Technology thought leader with 20+ years’ progressive experience across CIO/CDO/COO functions primarily in BFSI, Telecom & Consulting domain. He has transformed complex business processes and programs across business segments and market footprints. As a collaborative and consultative leader, he managed change, process and technology framework standardization, enterprise data governance, implementation, operational risk framework, data service delivery and business/technology operation management in the primarily in the GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) domain.

Alvina Goh

GovTech

Alvina Goh

Director of Artificial Intelligence Platforms, DSAID, GovTech

Dr. Alvina Goh is Director of the Artificial Intelligence Platforms department, under GovTech’s Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division. She leads the team that oversees Whole of Government Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Alwyn Thomas

Financial Times

Alwyn Thomas

Head of Data Strategy, Financial Times

Amanda Green

Laminex Australia

Amanda Green

Head of Digital, Laminex Australia

Amanda is one of Australia’s top eCommerce talents having made the Top 50 list four times. She has a Master’s degree in eCommerce and a digital career spanning 20 years and multiple countries. Having successfully developed eCommerce for Nike in Europe, and revolutionised the eCommerce business for Nike in Australia, she also led L’Oréal Australia in their Digital Transformation for eCommerce. Now at Laminex, she is leading the evolution of their B2B eCommerce and Digital Operations.

Amirudin Abdul Wahab

CyberSecurity Malaysia

Amirudin Abdul Wahab

CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab (“Dato’ Dr. Amir”) is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CyberSecurity Malaysia, the agency that monitors e-sovereignty of the country. He has approximately 30 years of ICT working experience in the telecom and IT sector in the Government as well as in the semi-government and private sectors.

During Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amir’s leadership as CEO, Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM) managed to contribute to Malaysia’s achievement in attaining top 10 ranking in the world, at International Telecom Union (ITU) Global Cyber Security Index studies and became first Malaysian to chair World Trustmark Alliance (2014-2015). Besides that, during his leadership, CSM was awarded as Best Cyber Security Innovation Award 2015 recipient by FireEye Global and won Champion Prizes at the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) for 2 consecutive years (2016 & 2017) and also most recently in year 2020 as a winner of WSIS Prizes 2020 Category 5 at World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) 2020: “Building Confidence and Security in the use of ICTs. He was also selected to receive an ASEAN Award as the Outstanding Chief Information/Security Officer in conjunction with the 10th ASEAN CIO| CSO Summit and Awards 2014 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 2 December 2014. On 2nd May 2018, he has been registered in Malaysia Board of Technologist as Professional Technologist which has allowed him to use abbreviation “Ts” before his name.

During his leadership, Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amir also spearheaded various national and international Cyber security platforms such as serving as the cyber security co-chair in the Cybersecurity working Group for Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) since 2015, as Permanent Secretariat to Organisation of Islamic Conference Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC- CERT) since 2013, Deputy Chair to Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (AP-CERT) for 2015 -2019 and current chair to AP-CERT since 2019 till now. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amir is a Canadian-based POLCYB (The Society of The Policing of Cyberspace) Non-Executive Board of Directors for year 2015 to 2018. He used to serve as an OIC Task Force Member on ICT and Cyber Security and currently a Fellow at Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He was also appointed as Vice-Chair of OIC Science and Technology Committee and Executive Committee Member of Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions (ACMOI) during the Thematic Committee on Science, Technology and Information Technology meeting which was held in conjunction with Inaugural Annual Coordination Meeting of OIC Institutions on 7 December 2015 at Jeddah, Arab Saudi. He was also ratified by APEC ECSG on 27 February 2016 as an Expert Members for the 2nd APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance (ECBA) Expert Council (2016-2018) in which he was one of its Deputy Chairman. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amir was also appointed as Advisory Board Member of The Economist Intelligence Unit on Asia Smart City Program 2016. Most recently, in January 2021, Dato’ Dr Amir has been appointed as Microsoft Council Member and CyberEdBoard Member.

Nationally, Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amirudin is a currently the Chairman of National ICT Standard Committee (ISCG) since Mar 2010 till current. He is also a Chairman of Board of Governance Global Accredited Cyber Security Education or Global ACE Scheme for Malaysia Chapter since 2018 and past Head of Secretariat to the National IT Council NITC chaired by YAB PM from 2010-2012. He is currently a Board Member of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) IT Sdn Bhd since 2016 and used to sit as a Board member to Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDeC) and MyNIC Berhad during 2011-2012 period, in addition to as Computer Industry Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) Council or Board Member from 2014-2015. Most recently, he has been appointed as AKPK Board of Director and Member of AKPK Audit Committee for 2020 to 2022 session.


Dato’ Ts. Dr. Amir holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Queensland, Australia. Dato’ Ts. Dr Amir also holds two Master degrees, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Duqubue, Iowa, USA, a Masters in Information Technology from National University of Malaysia (UKM) and a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Academically, Dato’ Ts Dr. Amir is an Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM, KL) and was one at Kolej Poly-Tech Mara. Currently he also serves as a Board of Studies Member of the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), University Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

A calculated risk-taker with deep technical industry knowledge, Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin had built a strong reputation for developing effective and unique strategies and incubating new models and designs. He maintains a well-deserved national and international reputation in his field where he had been invited as keynote speakers and panellist in various local and international conferences and featured regularly in the various local TV, Radio, newspapers, magazines and online medias. He was conferred the Dato 'Paduka Mahkota Perak (D.P.M.P) by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, who brought him the title Dato' on 5 November 2016.

Amit Chaubey

AISA Sydney Branch

Amit Chaubey

Cyber Ambassador, NSW Cyber Hub, Investment NSW & Chair, AISA Sydney Branch

A seasoned Technology & Cybersecurity risk professional spanning a career of over 20+ years across the Asia Pacific, with an extensive experience of managing IT & cyber risk into the Financial Industry, Technology services and Critical Infrastructure, accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS) as Certified Cyber Professional (CP) and holds CRISC, ITIL, ISO27001 Auditor certification. A member of multiple Executive Advisory Board, Deputy Chair for AISA (Australian Information Security Association) Sydney committee, Cyber Ambassador for AustCyber NSW Innovation Node & Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Amit Prasad

Nolan Transportation

Amit Prasad

Chief Data Science Officer, Nolan Transportation

Amit Prasad is the Chief Data Science Officer for TI Holding Company, the parent company of Transportation Insight (TI) and the Nolan Transportation Group (NTG).

Amit leads the company’s new Supply Chain, Data Science and Innovation group, which focuses on the advancement of innovative predictive and prescriptive supply chain solutions and data-driven insights to customers across all three businesses in the TI Holdco portfolio: brokerage (NTG), managed transportation, and parcel. The group is also responsible for introducing, prototyping, piloting and developing advanced operational solutions from concept to final products for internal and external applications.

 

He first came to TI Holdco in March 2021 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy for NTG. Prior to that, Amit served as Vice President, Supply Chain & Data Science for Coyote Logistics, where he built and oversaw the company’s supply chain engineering, AI and machine learning applications, consulting services and other research and innovation initiatives. He has also served as Manager, Global Supply Chain for Hewlett-Packard and as Software Engineer, Science for Manhattan Associates Inc. responsible for designing, developing and implementing advanced algorithmic solutions for supply chain software.

 

Amit studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India. He later attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned his master’s in supply chain management.

Ana Gomes

Vallourec

Ana Gomes

Head of Data Science and Analytics, Vallourec



 

 



 

Anand Chinnachamy

Okta

Anand Chinnachamy

Senior Solution Architect , Okta

Andre Arroyo Ruiz

Mercê do Bairro

Andre Arroyo Ruiz

Partner - Data and Decision Sciences, Mercê do Bairro

Decision Sciences executive and hands-on senior specialist.

Passionate about data, strategy, learning, cognitive sciences, solving problems and developing people.

My background as a management consultant and as a finance manager, and my experience in both big corporations and start-ups, allow me to ensure we make the best contributions for the business.

As a generalist, I like to analyse problems borrowing knowledge from different domains, and bring new perspectives to discussions.

 

 



 

Andre Easom

Sportsbet

Andre Easom

Head of Data Science, Sportsbet

Andrea Stefanucci

JP Morgan Chase

Andrea Stefanucci

Head of Product Management, Artificial Intelligence, JP Morgan Chase

Andrea Wecke

Eastern Health

Andrea Wecke

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Eastern Health

Andrea is employed at Eastern Health, in Melbourne and was recently appointed to the role of the Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Program Director of Information Integrity.  She is qualified Health Information Manager and completed a Masters in Health Services Management and Graduate Diploma in Computing.  Andrea has held various positions within the health industry across the public and private health sector. Over this time she has been actively entrenched in the changing landscape of health information management, the most significant being the ongoing transformation of health services through adoption of digitisation and use of data and analytics.

Andreas Krause

SAP EMEA South

Andreas Krause

VP, Business Technology Platform Customer Advisory, SAP EMEA South

Andreas brings over 18 years of experience in designing data architectures, business intelligence solutions, management information systems, and data governance concepts. In various roles in reinsurance, insurance and asset management, he has influenced the business strategies to optimally use data assets for maximizing business outcomes, detecting cost savings potential and identifying new areas of engagement.

Liaising with top management in formulating targets for optimally aligning business, data and technology activities, he translates strategic objectives into functional and technical requirements for data management concepts and information systems. Proficient as team manager, Andreas has expert know-how in designing reporting and data warehouse architectures and in defining operational concepts for running a reporting and data management department.

Over the years, Andreas has gained expert knowledge in building bridges and mediation across business functions like underwriting, accounting, controlling, reserving and risk management to achieve standardized representations of KPI and business terms.

Having not only worked in cross-cultural teams for over 20 years, but also having lived abroad for three years, Andreas is well adapted to working an international environment, he has excellent communication, presentation, and conflict solving skills and strong analytical capabilities.

Andres de la O. Jimenez

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Andres de la O. Jimenez

MarTech Data Head MIDAM, Anheuser-Busch InBev

With +9 years of experience helping brands with go-to-market digital strategies and craft large scale solutions, my expertise includes Digital Strategy & Marketing, Product Management, Data & BI, e-Commerce, Design and Software Development.

Andrew Abel

Origin Energy

Andrew Abel

Security Strategy, Architecture, Zero Trust, Enterprise Risk & Identity Strategy, Origin Energy

Senior leader, certified in Togaf, SABSA & Zero Trust (Forrester ZTX Strategist) and currently studying a Master of Cyber Security Governance. Strong passion for strategy and blending business, security, and technical strategies together to enable the business with a focus on identity and information protection to identify enterprise risk and help drive mitigation solutions. 

Andrew Aho

InterSystems

Andrew Aho

Regional Director of Data Platforms, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, InterSystems

Andrew Aho is Regional Director of Data Platforms in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia for InterSystems, an innovative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve their most critical information challenges.

 

Aho has more than 20 years’ sales and executive management experience in the technology industry. At InterSystems he works with healthcare, medtech and financial services organisations to develop innovative solutions which leverage data, interoperability, analytics, AI and automation technologies to improve service delivery and performance.

 

In his previous role, as Country Sales Manager for InterSystems in Australia and New Zealand, Aho was responsible for the success of customers deploying the InterSystems TrakCare healthcare information system and the IRIS for Health data plarform. He holds an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Andrew Aoukar

PwC Australia

Andrew Aoukar

Senior Manager, PwC Australia

Andrew is a management consultant at PwC Australia specialising in marketplaces and e-commerce. He has over 12 years combined industry and consulting experience across a broad range of industries including retail, consumer markets and telco. 

Prior to joining PwC Andrew held several leadership roles for marketplace operators and software vendors including Gumtree Australia.

Andrew Bourne

Zoho Corporation

Andrew Bourne

Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corporation

Andrew is Zoho's Regional Manager for the Africa region and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

He has more than 15 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, and has been extensively researching, testing and implementing various business technologies.

He is very passionate about Zoho and has exceptional insight into the business and marketing world.

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, tennis, golf and wakeboarding.

Fun fact: Andrew is a former professional athlete and represented South Africa in the sport of Wakeboarding for many years.

Andrew Kay

Illumio

Andrew Kay

Senior Systems Engineer, South Pacific, Illumio

Andrew Kay has over 15 years’ experience in security and quality assurance working with organisations across Asia Pacific to strengthen their resilience to cyber threats. 

Having worked with major industry players like Micro Focus and HPE, Andrew now represents Illumio South Pacific as he marries his knowledge of technology and industry to design and implement solutions that prevent attackers' lateral movement, protect high-value assets and achieve compliance goals.

Andrew Macready

Woodside Energy

Andrew Macready

Cybersecurity Operations Manager, Woodside Energy

Passionate about :
• keeping the bad guys out
• developing the next generation of good guys & girls
• cricket (except during the Ashes)

Andrew Morgan

La Trobe University

Andrew Morgan

CISO, La Trobe University

Andrew Morgan is the first ever Chief Information Security Officer at La Trobe University, a role created that reflects the increasing importance of cyber security in all sectors, including the Higher Education sector.

 

Andrew has had a very diverse career.  He started his career in Law Enforcement long before cyber security was a thing.  He was a Detective in a number of areas such as the Drug Squad and the former National Crime Authority, investigating complex and organised trans-national crime.  Since leaving policing, he has had roles as a corporate regulator with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, as an investigator and internal audit specialist with two of Australia’s big banks.

 

Andrew then spent a decade or so in forensic consulting with Deloitte and a other consulting forms where he specialised in investigation, risk management and regulatory change before moving into more technical roles as a computer forensics specialist.  He finished his consulting roles as a Partner in the Melbourne practice of BDO, specialising in all elements of forensic work.

 

He then spent about 6 years at nbn, establishing their forensics and security investigations capability and then moving through a number of security risk and cyber security operations roles and finally leading the Cyber Security Operations Centre, Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing teams.

 

He has been at La Trobe University since October 2021.

 

Andrew Toth

Forwood Safety

Andrew Toth

SecOps / DevOps Lead , Forwood Safety

AWS Solution Architect and Security Specialist with extensive experience in designing and implementing mission critical systems. Over a decade of experience in highly regulated industries such as wagering, banking and cryptocurrencies, working with highly sensitive and fast paced data environments.

Andrew Wan

The Smith Family

Andrew Wan

CISO, The Smith Family

Andrew is an innovative industry veteran in security. He is a respected thought leader within government & private sectors with experience gained delivering many industry and security firsts at the CISO and director level for a number of years. A proven track record that includes building and growing multimillion dollar businesses and is a member on a number of boards and think tanks. Andrew is a change agent safeguarding companies by managing risk, making strategic investments, crisis management and ensuring reasonable security practices.

Engagement and setting up key working relationships, strategy and policy with other states, federal government, local councils, law enforcement and internationally with partners in Cyber Security, crisis management, pandemic exercises and threat intelligence.

Experience in critical infrastructure, telecommunications, government, law enforcement, health, aviation, banking and finance, logistics, FMCG, education, retail, hospitality.

For a number of years was acknowledged as the author of a significant number of threat advisories shared in law enforcement and government within Australia, and counterparts.

Andrew Woodward

Edith Cowan University and Acting Director, ECU Security Research Institute

Andrew Woodward

Executive Dean, School of Science, Edith Cowan University and Acting Director, ECU Security Research Institute

I am currently the Executive Dean of the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, a role I commenced in January of 2016. I have previously held leadership roles such as Head of School, Course Coordinator and chaired various committees.

In my leadership role at ECU, I have a strong commitment to quality teaching, engaged research and a focus on expanding international partnerships. I believe strongly in ECUs values, particularly those of integrity and respect. I am a strong supporter of gender equality, and I actively support projects which aim to increase inclusivity in the STEM subjects. I also support this goal through my role on the Athena SWAN steering committee at ECU.

My research has been focused on cyber security for the last 15 years, focusing initially on wireless network security, expanding to digital forensics and then to cyber security policy and risk management. Concurrently, I have consulted to industry and government on a range of cyber security related projects, and am regularly invited to speak on cyber security at National and International Conferences and Events.

I hold the degrees of Bachelor of Science (Hons), Doctor of Philosophy and the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching. I am also a certified professional member of the Australian Computer Society MACS(CP).

André Barata

CITI

André Barata

Data Governance Lead Brazil | Vice President, CITI

Especialista, entusiasta, pesquisador e apaixonado pelo tema Governança e Cultura de Dados. André soma mais de 10 anos trabalhando e liderando projetos de Governança e Cultura de Dados, construiu sua carreira em uma das maiores consultorias do mundo (Big-4) gerando valor para seus clientes por meio de implantação e transformação da governança e cultura de dados. Atualmente é líder de Governança de Dados para um dos maiores bancos do mundo, sendo o responsável pelo programa de implantação e transformação da cultura data-driven da organização no Brasil com escala Global. Expert em Governança e Gestão de Dados, possuí mestrado em sistema de informação pela Universidade de São Paulo (USP) na área de Governança de Dados e graduação também em Sistemas de informação pela USP. André possuí MBA em Gestão empresarial pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) e conta com uma extensa lista de publicações de artigos sobre a disciplina Governança de Dados. Com um extenso currículo de atuação em diversos setores e clientes nacionais e globais, todos com foco na implantação de um programa de governança de dados, mudança da cultura da organização e geração de valor por meio dos dados. Apaixonado e entusiasta do tema, busca por trazer inovação continua no assunto, disseminando e democratizando o conhecimento em Governança e Cultura de Dados para toda a comunidade.

André Vieira Gomes

Banco Sofisa S/A

André Vieira Gomes

Chief Data Officer, Banco Sofisa S/A

Data and analytics for decision-making.
Developing the Analytics transformation blueprint in the financial services industry.

The career has been developed with to make use data and analytics for decision-making.
Experience establishing a Data Analytics function within a large-scale and small-scale organisations.
Proven experience working across complex business problems, providing Machine learning, and advanced analytical solutions with the CoE team.
Effective communication and strong engagement skills able to work with a range of executive level stakeholders.

Nine years as a manager, focused in credit strategies with solid background and strong results through people management, developing credit risk scores through machine learning, data analysis, portfolio management, automatic credit and collection decisions, risk assesment, MIS, analytical skills, building and tracking goals and KPI’s.

More than 15 years of experience working in Credit Analytics Office, Credit Monitoring, Credit Policies and Procedures, Credit Portfolio Management.

Experience with SQL, SAS Enterprise, SAS Miner, R, Tableau, Python, BI, Statistic Modeling, Stata, Agile and Project management.

 

 



 

Angela Maniscalco

erwin Inc.

Angela Maniscalco

Enterprise Sales Executive, APJ, erwin Inc.

Angi Alfred

Health Infrastructure

Angi Alfred

Principal Project Manager - ICT , Health Infrastructure

Angi Alfred a qualified and experienced accounting technologist with years of transformation experience and rich problem-solving skills , I have encountered many challenges within the technology space and the world moved towards digitising particularly most recently within healthcare - my approach includes the end-to-end architectural view and eliminating the roadblocks, Process optimisation and technology enhancement. It's without a doubt that an innovative mindset has helped in clearing the path for me and creates the path for a far better & improved governed protocols using technology and the digitisation of healthcare practices - while the challengers continue to present themselves and are many,  I have every desire and belief that we can collectively overcome them .

 

I spend my time outside of work with family, friends and my two sons and love to travel and enjoy fine dining . 

Anil Kumar

Fraedom

Anil Kumar

Data Architect, Fraedom

Ankit Patel

Humana

Ankit Patel

BISO, Primary Care Organization, Humana

Ann Babuji

New Zealand Network for Women in Security (NZNWS)

Ann Babuji

Ambassador, New Zealand Network for Women in Security (NZNWS)

Ann Babuji volunteers as an ambassador to the New Zealand Network for Women in Security (NZNWS) to support their initiatives in the advancement of women and marginalised genders in all areas of security. Ann is an ITIL certified IT Engineer who started her career in 2007 as an Analyst Programmer with a US-based IT firm back in India. She moved to Qatar in 2009 and worked as a System Analyst with Postal Corporation. Later she worked as Web Developer with a Canadian College and this is where she found and developed her passion for security. Ann moved to Aotearoa in 2020 to refine herself and completed a Master of Engineer Practice (MEP) from Victoria University in Wellington, specializing in cybersecurity. Ann has experience in supporting diverse clients in cross-cultural environments which strengthened her ability to communicate effectively and meet customer requirements. During this new normal era, her journey to master’s and finding a career in cybersecurity was a challenge. Today Ann works as a Senior Information Security Specialist with the Ministry of Justice and she loves to inspire young women who are on their journey into cybersecurity.

Anna Baecklund

Anna Baecklund

ICA Gruppen

Anna Baecklund

Anna Baecklund

Head of Data Science, ICA Gruppen

Data Scientist Leader, multilingual, seeking to drive impact and build a world class data science team. A skilled communicator capable of explaining complex issues with clarity to diverse audiences. Interested in growing data talent while creating an inclusive environment and developing scalable processes to make data accessible across organizations, especially to non-technical stakeholders. Responsible for leading innovation using data science including the development of new insights, advanced modelling techniques, and AI capabilities.

Anna Campbell

People and Transformation Expert

Anna Campbell

, People and Transformation Expert

Anna Felländer

Anna Felländer

AI Sustainability Centre

Anna Felländer

Anna Felländer

Founder & President, AI Sustainability Centre

Anna Gibaeva

Mars

Anna Gibaeva

Business Strategy & Advanced Analytics Lead, Mars

Anna Rohrbach

UC Berkeley

Anna Rohrbach

Research Scientist, UC Berkeley

Anna Spyker

Decoded Health

Anna Spyker

Data Engineer, Decoded Health

Anna Spyker is a Data Engineer at Decoded Health, focused on delivering a Clinical Hyperautomation Platform. Driven by the possibility of what your health data can do for you, she has a pivotal role in building systems to collect and standardise data, converting it into meaningful information.

Anna-Lisa Miller

Spectris

Anna-Lisa Miller

Group CISO, Spectris

Anthony Berman

Anthony Berman

Technology and Automation Manager,

Anthony is an accredited professional engineer with broad experience in the application of technologies, focusing on automation, control and telecommunications. His roles have covered a broad spectrum of industries including construction, telco, energy, marine, intelligent transport systems, and smart building technologies. Anthony recognises the significant threat to critical infrastructure and corporate networks posed by cyber intrusions and has experienced the danger and disruption caused by an incursion.

Anthony Dayrit

IHiS (Integrated Health Information Systems)

Anthony Dayrit

Assistant Director - Technical Information Security Officer, IHiS (Integrated Health Information Systems)

Anthony Dayrit

(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter

Anthony Dayrit

TISO, Assistant Director, IHiS (Integrated Health Information Systems) & Director, Volunteer Outreach, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter

Anthony Lim

The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies

Anthony Lim

Director, The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies

Anthony is a pioneer and veteran in cybersecurity and governance in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, with over 25 years’ professional experience, as consultant, advocate, instructor, auditor and business leader. His current interests include application security, cloud security, GRC (governance, risk management & compliance), policy & audit, smart cities and operational technology.

He has held key inaugural Asia Pacific cybersecurity business leadership roles, IBM, CA and Check Point, was regional principal consultant at Fortinet and project CISO at NCS.

Anthony is a long-time well-known speaker and content provider for many business, industry, government and academic conferences, workshops, committees, executive roundtables and media (print, broadcast, internet), and has been interviewed often on national news.  He is for several years a judge at national and regional industry awards.

He was a co-developer of an acclaimed international cloud security professional certification, a guest and adjunct content developer and instructor at some universities (Master’s and adult professional & executive programs), professional training institutes and certification programs in the region. He is an ISO-27001 lead auditor and life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.                          

Anthony Sepci

KPMG

Anthony Sepci

Partner - Risk Analytics , KPMG

Mr. Sepci has 26 years of experience serving the financial services industry. He is a member of the KPMG Advisory Practice and is based in Los Angeles. Mr. Sepci serves clients across the financial services industry. Areas of focus include risk analytics, credit risk operations, capital management & planning, enterprise risk management, model risk management, valuation opinions (including MSRs), due diligence/mergers & acquisitions, and strategic consulting. Mr. Sepci has done extensive work in the credit industries of residential mortgages, commercial real estate, corporate loans, credit cards, prime & subprime auto, and student loans including related capital markets activities for these respective asset classes.

Anthony Spence

Boots UK

Anthony Spence

Head of Management Information & Reporting, Boots UK

Antonio Rancan

Cloudflare

Antonio Rancan

SASE Solutions Architect - A/NZ, Cloudflare

I am a Sydney based Solutions Architect at Cloudflare looking after the APAC region. Specialising in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), I enable customers to secure and modernise their corporate networks through the adoption of Cloudflare’s solutions.

In my previous role, I provided technology consulting leadership in IT infrastructure, network and security projects. Customers ranged from SMEs to large enterprises across a wide range of industries. My consultative approach helps address customer needs from requirements validation through to solution implementation.

Areas of expertise include: application delivery and performance, cloud, web security, infrastructure automation, enterprise networking and SD-WAN.

Having also been on the customer side, my extensive experience has given me a unique perspective on the challenges organisations face when it comes to modernising their corporate network.

Ari Kaplan

Datarobot

Ari Kaplan

Director of AI Evangelism & Strategy, Datarobot

Ari Kaplan is a leading figure in data science, sports analytics, and business leadership. Created and lead the Chicago Cubs analytics department ; IBM Watson “Data Science Celebrity” ; President of the investigation into the fate of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, profiled at https://tinyurl.com/y7hje6qe ; President Emeritus of the Independent Oracle Users Group.

Named by Sports Illustrated as “Top Ten MLB General Manager Candidate”, he received the California Institute of Technology’s “Alumni of the Decade” distinction for pioneering analytical methods. Crain's Chicago Business recognized Kaplan's work in business by including him in their "40 Under 40" list.

Extensive experience in big data with focus in delivering marketing analytics, pricing, and revenue results. Team builder with highly effective communication, motivational and management skills. Kaplan has led consulting practices and teams of up to 200, and has grown portfolios from start to $30M annually. He was President of the Independent Oracle Users Group overseeing 22,000+ members and 200 staff / volunteers for the world’s largest business software company. He has a proven track record successfully running several high-profile organizations and practices, as well as implementing many highly visible and large-scale projects for Fortune 500 companies on-time and under-budget.

Kaplan’s thought leadership includes co-authoring five best-selling books on analytics, databases, and baseball. The History Channel made a documentary on one of Kaplan’s analytical investigations. He has also been profiled on CNN, “This Week in Baseball” and the Today Show. His work has been mentioned in a wide range of media including Time, Newsweek, CIO Magazine, Associated Press, the LA Times, the New York Times, MSNBC, and the BBC.

Ariel Egber

Iress

Ariel Egber

Lead Cloud Security Architect, Iress

Ariel is a CISSP multi-disciplined cyber security professional with 25 years of experience in the IT industry, covering enterprise security architecture, solution design, cloud computing, mobility and digital. He has worked in the Telecommunications, Finance, Mining and Energy sectors in Australia and Israel. Chairman Award in 2020 for innovation in Energy Australia & Passionate about blockchain.

Ariel Lumbroso

Delinea

Ariel Lumbroso

Senior Solutions Consultant, Delinea

Ariel Lumbroso is the lead engineer for Delinea and is based in Sydney.
Ariel has over 15 years of experience working with Enterprise customers in APAC and EMEA.
Prior to joining Delinea, Ariel has served as a lead consultant for an application security vendor and has a rich background in DevOps and IT architecture.
Ariel holds an MBA and a BA in computer science.

Arjun Xavier

Royal Australian Air Force

Arjun Xavier

Staff Officer Cybersecurity and Cyberworthiness, Royal Australian Air Force

Arjun Xavier is the executive Cybersecurity and Cyberworthiness Lead in the Headquarters of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Having started his IT career building, repairing and troubleshooting iPods and iMacs for Apple; Arjun quickly leveraged his technical prowess to graduate as an Electronics Engineer from RMIT University to achieve his goal of commissioning as an Officer in the Air Force. Now he assures the cyber security posture of the nation's military aviation networks and multi-billion dollar 5th generation aircraft.

Arjun's 12 year career with the Air Force has taken him across the world to represent Australia as a liaison to the Middle East and protecting Australia's borders both physically and from cyber-attack. Arjun has led the Air Force's ICT certification team, reviewing and advising on security architecture, vulnerability management and governance for hundreds of Defence networks and providing feedback to shape the Australian Cyber Security Centre's (ACSC) Information Security Manual (ISM). He has also commanded the Air Force's cyber engineering team; whom are responsible for capability development of the Air Force's cyber training, simulation and mission systems used for defensive cyber operations.

Arjun currently leads, develops and issues the policy and strategy to manage Cyberworthiness across Air Force. This role focuses on embedding cyber resilience and sustainment strategies across a capabilities lifecycle to mitigate the increasing threats against Australia's Defence sector.

Arjun holds numerous industry and academic qualifications, such as the CISSP, Australian Signals Directorate IRAP, SABSA, numerous SANS qualifications and more. He is a Charted Engineer and has achieved the Masters of Business Administration from UniSA and is currently completing his second Masters in Cyber Security - Incident Response at UNSW.

Armin Kech

Middle East Broadcasting Center (UAE)

Armin Kech

Head: Data Governance, Middle East Broadcasting Center (UAE)

Arnie Bhattacharya

Infomedia

Arnie Bhattacharya

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Infomedia

Arnie is a senior executive with extensive data & analytics experience, focussed on transforming data into business value, and drive data-related business change to uncover latent potential of corporate data assets. A key part of his mandate is to commercialise Data-as-a-Service (via a Data Fabric / Data Hub) offering and monetise Infomedia’s data & analytics assets. Coupled with experience covering the full scope of financial, performance & information management responsibility, including data & analytics, digital strategies and implementations, Arnie has developed capability in a range of industries including banking, insurance, telecommunication and manufacturing in complex, diverse and highly competitive business environments.

As the head of data & analytics products at Infomedia, Arnie is responsible for defining the strategic product roadmap, validating product fit, assessing global market needs, overseeing design of products and development, executing on product business plans, whilst overseeing the commercial success. He also leads customer and business partner engagements, whilst driving the innovation agenda and GTM approaches.

Arnie is recognised for successfully driving business solutions with a focus on Information and Data Management, Business Intelligence Systems and the delivery of Information Architecture across client’s projects in various industries. He is extensively involved with creation of Business-aligned Technology strategies, Process definition, re-engineering & improvement, Solution design, Enterprise Data Architecture, Metadata management, and a raft of other associated disciplines.

 

Arnold Wong

ACS

Arnold Wong

Fellow and National Treasurer, ACS

Arnold Wong is a passionate champion for delivering excellent customer service.

He has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever evolving ICT Services Industry for over 30 years and has developed extensive Strategic Leadership, General Management, Customer Service and Business Development skills within a variety of business industries including Technology, Education, Healthcare and Resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and United States.

Currently a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, he serves as National Treasurer on the Management Committee (Board). He is also a GAICD and has served on numerous Community and Professional Boards.

Prior to joining Infor Global Solutions as its Director for Strategy & Transformation in Asia Pacific, Arnold served in a number of senior executive positions at the Western Australian Government, including CIO at the Department of the Attorney General (DotAG), where he led the completion of the ICT/AV implementation for the $20M Cathedral and Treasury Precinct Project consisting of the State Administrative Tribunal and the new Supreme Court (Civil) and DotAG's Office at the David Malcolm Justice Centre, a state of the art 33 Stories Office Tower in Perth's CBD.

As Director of Landgate International at the Land Information Authority of WA, he was responsible for the agency's International business program, a position which draws heavily on interpersonal and inter-cultural skills and experience. 

Between 1996 and 2003, in his role as the Senior Director of Customer Support Operations at Oracle Support Services Asia Pacific Division, Arnold had responsibilities for Operations and Services Delivery for the Customer Support organisation across Asia Pacific. 

Arnold’s wide knowledge and experience in a number of ICT fields, allied with his seasoned presentation skills, ensures he is frequently invited to present at prestigious international ICT conferences.

Arthur Van Der Merwe

Australian Payments Network

Arthur Van Der Merwe

Information Security & Industry Compliance Manager, Australian Payments Network

Arthur is the Security and Industry Compliance Manager at the Payments Self Regulator, Australian Payments Network, while performing PhD research on Security and Theoretical Cryptography with the University of New England. Arthur is a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), AsiaCrypt, IEEE and the Australian Information Security Association (AISA). He is an active member of ISO Standards, serving on the technical committees for Financial Services, security, and cryptography (TC68/SC2/WG13 and TC68/SC2/WG11)
Additionally, he is Serving on Standards Australia, Technical committee IT-005, Financial Transaction Systems maintaining the AS2805 suite of Standards.
He is also an active member of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC), serving on the Technical Advisory Board, and participating in industry standards development for the following:
- PIN assessment working group (PCI-PIN),
- Software Security Standards Working Group (S3)
- Mobile payment security standards (SPoC, CPoC),
- Payment terminal security standards (PCI-PTS)
- Payment HSM security standards (PCI-HSM)

Arun Shastry

Berkshire Hathaway

Arun Shastry

VP, Data Analytics, Berkshire Hathaway

Arvee Manaog

EG Australia

Arvee Manaog

Head of Enterprise Systems, Data & Information Management and Integration, EG Australia

Arya Eskamani

Visa

Arya Eskamani

Director - Global Data Science, Visa

Arya Eskamani is a Director of Global Data Science at Visa, and is responsible for applying data science and AI solutions to analyze and grow Cross-Border revenue in the Latin-America region. He has over ten years of experience developing and managing data science teams across multiple industries including healthcare, food-service logistics, hospitality and now financial services. Arya also is Co-Founder of HD Data Science, a small but growing online assessment platform for data science, analytics and engineering talent assessment. Arya received his Bachelors in Business Economics from the University of Central Florida and his Masters of Science in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.

Asaf Ahmad

ISACA Sydney Chapter

Asaf Ahmad

President, ISACA Sydney Chapter

Asaf, is a Government CISO with managerial leadership experience in private and public sectors and active involvement in industry.
As CISO of Fire & Rescue NSW, Asaf managed the move to a fully virtualised environment, developed and tested the disaster recovery (DR), high availability backup, enabled remote access to web applications and Intranet utilising VPN technology, BYOD and working form remote, multi-factor authentication, moved to Office 365 email in the cloud, implemented ISO 27001 information security management system and certification, able to host Ministry of emergency records management system, developed and tested incident management and change management process making production systems secure and reliable and a leader in the emergency sector.
Asaf represent Fire and Rescue NSW as member of the NSW Cyber security steering working group, advising on developing NSW cyber security strategy and cyber security policy and incident response guidelines.
Asaf has simultaneously held volunteer Directorship at ISACA Sydney chapter organising professional development events in IT Governance and management, cyber security management, risk, audit, for its 1000 plus members and CIO’s, COO’s, CFO, CRO’s and board members.
Worked in a large Oil & Gas design and engineering company in systems engineering and management group managing large multidisciplinary IT projects involving mathematical modelling, cost-benefits studies, IT systems design and development, and operational IT and IoT project.
For the past 15 years as a government CISO, Mr Asaf has delivered ICT cyber security programs and control systems that supported and enable Fire and Rescue NSW adopt cutting edge technologies showing a way forward to other government and public sector agencies.
Today, as CISO at Fire and Rescue NSW, and Vice President ISACA Sydney chapter. He is currently building a new IT Governance and management style that brings together the whole of IT and key business stakeholders and partners together to conceptualise, develop and implement a cyber security architecture that takes the organisation and partners to the new normal.
Key industry roles that have allowed me to play a key role in domain:

  • Member, NSW Cyber security steering Group
  • Director, Vice President ISACA Sydney chapter
  • Member, NSW Information classification group
  • Member, NSW Operational IT and IoT security

Asanga Wanigatunga

Snyk

Asanga Wanigatunga

ANZ Country Manager, Snyk

Asanga Wanigatunga is the Regional Vice President for the ANZ region at Snyk based out of Sydney. He leads the ANZ region and is responsible for growing Snyk’s business including establishing key routes to market. Snyk has seen significant growth in the ANZ region and in this role, Asanga will further spearhead the adoption of Snyk’s Cloud Native Application Security platform by ensuring that enterprises of all sizes are able to secure their application development processes.

Asanga’s most recent prior positions were serving as the Vice President for Cloud & Service Providers for the APJ region for Veeam Software for 3.5 years where he build up the business in the region across all key markets. Prior to that he served as the director for end-user computing cloud services for APJ at VMware where he spent the last three years developing the end-user computing cloud ecosystem across the region with service providers and telecommunications companies. He successfully grew this line of business at a rate of more than 130 percent year-on-year and was instrumental in constructing cloud-led multi-million dollar competitive bids with system integrators and system outsourcers (SISOs) and mobile operators in the region. His tenures at VMware lasted seven years and prior to that, he was a technology specialist for endpoint management at Symantec.

Asanga holds a Bachelors of Computer Science.

Ash Nair

QBE Insurance

Ash Nair

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, QBE Insurance

Ashish Bhatnagar

HSBC

Ashish Bhatnagar

Chief Data Officer, Americas , HSBC

Ashok Kumar

Voya Financial

Ashok Kumar

Vice President of Enterprise Data Management, Voya Financial

Ashok is Vice President of Enterprise Data Management at Voya Financial. His responsibilities include master data, metadata management and data governance tooling. Prior to joining Voya, Ashok was the head of Data Standards and Architecture at Citigroup as part of the Chief Data office. Before that Ashok was at Goldman, Sachs and managed various technology teams including teams responsible for reference data for securities, derivatives and accounts.

Ashuraj Sirohi

Citizens Bank

Ashuraj Sirohi

Head of Model Risk Governance, Citizens Bank

Ashwani Ram

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Ashwani Ram

GM, Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

I have over 27-years’ experience in providing secure industry best practice IT solutions to organisations, I am still as excited and motivated by the latest innovations and developments in the field as I was when I started. I’m sure it’s this passion in IT and its related security technology and controls, that gives me the ability to inspire others to see and embrace the potential of new systems, technology and approaches.

Always seeking innovation and improvements, I’m also a visionary and a hands-on leader with the skills, experience and insight to elevate any application, computing platform infrastructure or data operation to the cloud (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS) or hybrid cloud solutions accompanied with relevant secure systems design, feasibility and cost benefit analysis. I have a strong track-record of bringing complex LAN/WAN infrastructure, Cyber Security, VoIP, SAN, virtualisation, ERP, CRM, Warehouse Management Systems, Cloud and ecommerce projects to completion.

I bring to my team a calm, focused and analytical management approach. I engage in open enquiry with issues and seek the best solution for value I can find. My well-developed communication skills enable me to present technical information to a broad range of audiences at the level they can understand and engage with.

Reliable, experienced, technically expert and strategic, I gain the respect through a combination of agile technical mind, robust project and enterprise risk management approach and clear, inclusive communication.

Associate Professor Grant Hamilton

Queensland University of Technology

Associate Professor Grant Hamilton

Faculty of Science, School of Biology & Environmental Science, Queensland University of Technology

Atul Agarwal

British American Tobacco

Atul Agarwal

Global Data Products Leader, British American Tobacco

Ausma Bernot

Griffith University

Ausma Bernot

PhD Candidate, Griffith University

Ausma Bernot is a final year PhD Candidate at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University. She has seven years of work experience with forensic science and research organisations across the globe, in particular China, where she had the chance to gain insights on how technologies are governed at provincial and national levels. Ausma's doctoral thesis looks at China's implementation of big data technologies from the perspectives of policy implementation and technological affordances. 

She has also recently completed a research position at a Griffith University project "Governing in the Digital Age: Use of Data for Better Policies and Public Services" that compared the strategies of governance with big data in Australia and Indonesia. 

Austin Chamberlain

Defence Technology Agency

Austin Chamberlain

Scientist - Cyber Security, Defence Technology Agency

Austin Chamberlain has been working in the IT industry for 25 years, starting in systems engineering in Unix and Linux and then moving into internet services and applications. He has been a cybersecurity specialist for ten years, in operational, academic and military roles. He served in the British Army Reserve, first as a logistics officer and then as a technical staff officer in the Joint Forces Cyber Group. Since moving to New Zealand Austin has worked as a cybersecurity researcher for the New Zealand Defence Force.

Austin holds an MSc in Information Security from University College London and has completed several cybersecurity certifications.

Badr Lemkgente

CIH Bank

Badr Lemkgente

Chief Strategy, Customer and Data Officer , CIH Bank

Badr is leading the bank's operating model transformation toward a higher standardization allowing scale of operations. He put in place a new team aiming to create a more agile, data centric and customer centric organization.

On the data scope, Badr has led the development of analytics and data capabilities. These capabilities support business decisions, sales, marketing and customer services operations.

As an example, they have allowed the company to increase its digital customer acquisition by 30%.  They also enabled to deliver a 360 customer view for front, middle and back offices.

To get to these results and more, Badr has led a transformation plan orchestrated around three axes:

- Technology: Building a data and analytics stack around a private cloud datalake

- Business: Creating a unified and centralized data base with business data marts built on top

- Organization: Defining and putting in place a data governance involving IT, Data Office, Business Entities and HR

Bahia Sarlie

Absa (South Africa)

Bahia Sarlie

Group Leadership Development Lead, Absa (South Africa)

Bart Pietruszka

HSBC (UAE)

Bart Pietruszka

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, HSBC (UAE)

Bart Watson

Toll Global Express

Bart Watson

Head of BI & Data, Toll Global Express

As Head of BI & Data at Global Express, Bart leads a team of analysts and data engineers responsible for the development and operationalistion of analytics solutions.

For more than a decade Bart has applied his skills as a statistician across a diverse set of industries. Leading teams to deliver solutions that address a range of business problems, including customer retention, demand forecasting, credit scoring, financial crime detection, cost compliance monitoring, workers compensation insurance, recovery and common law litigation and industry statistics collection and estimation.

Bart has also taught Analytics Practice seminar series as a sessional lecturer at several institutions including Melbourne Business School and Deakin University.

Bazara Barry

Cyber Security NSW

Bazara Barry

Principal Advisor, Cyber Security NSW

Bazara is a principal advisor with Cyber Security NSW, which is the whole of NSW Government cyber security function. He brings a decade of leadership experience in cyber security management, security policy architecture, governance frameworks, and risk assurance. He has advised businesses in various industries such as financial services, health care, education and not-for-profit. Bazara has contributed significantly to the cyber security body of knowledge with 30+ peer-reviewed, internationally published articles, and has won several Best Paper awards

Beatriz Aiex

Nubank

Beatriz Aiex

Business Analytics Director, Nubank

I am a data lover and people's person motivated. I believe, combining technology and behavioral innovation is king for human evolution. With more than 10 years of experience working with data structuring and analysis to drive business decision on the financial sector, I am always looking for opportunities to apply analytical intelligence to find solutions to core problems on businesses. I like to learn how new technologies can improve my work. I'm a bridge to connect teams to get optimal results using their strengths. I am a goal oriented person and I am persistent and patient to achieve them.

In the last 5 years, I managed high skilled multicultural teams to develop and deploy credit solutions. We have built innovative financial solutions using Big Data and Machine Learning techniques. I look forward to continuing digital innovation and tackle new Fintech challenges.

Ben Henshall

Denodo

Ben Henshall

Regional Vice President & General Manager - Australia & New Zealand, Denodo

Ben is the Regional Vice President & General Manager - Australia & New Zealand at Denodo. He is responsible for developing and accelerating Denodo’s growth in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. Ben brings to his role outstanding track record in open platform software and big data integration with extensive experience across the region at Red Hat, BEA Systems and Oracle.

Ben Taylor

DataRobot

Ben Taylor

Chief AI Evangelist, DataRobot

Ben Taylor is a leading thought leader around AI with over 16 years of machine learning experience. After studying chemical engineering, Taylor joined Intel and Micronand worked in their photolithography, process control, and yield prediction groups. Pursuing his love for high-performance computing (HPC) and predictive modeling,Taylor joined an artificial intelligence hedge fund (AIQ) as their HPC/AI expert and built out models using a 600 GPU cluster to predict stock movements based on the news. Taylor then joined a young HR startup called HireVue. Taylor built out their data science group, filed 7 patents, and helped to launch HireVue's AI insights product using video/audio from candidate interviews. That work allowed Taylor's team of PhD physicists to help pioneer anti-bias mitigation strategies for AI. In 2017 Taylor co-founded Zeff.ai with David Gonzalez to pursue deep learning for image, audio, video, and text for the enterprise.

 

Benedict Sulaiman

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia

Benedict Sulaiman

Vice President – Information Technology , Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia

Benjamin Corll

Coats

Benjamin Corll

VP Cyber Security and Data Protection, Coats

Benjamin Di Marco

Willis Towers Watson

Benjamin Di Marco

Cyber & Technology Risk Specialist, Willis Towers Watson

Ben is a technology risk, insurance, legal, privacy, incident response and dispute resolution expert. He has 15 years of experience as an admitted solicitor and has managed over 300 cyber breaches working across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He regularly delivers training to national and international cyber security and risk management bodies and guest lectures on topics including information system security, privacy and technology law, insurance law and the cyber exposure landscape.

Ben leads Willis Towers Watson’s cyber and technology risk practice in Australia and New Zealand providing services to clients across insurance, analytics, risk advisory and strategic planning. His work focuses on helping clients to understand their data security exposure, and tailoring resiliency and support solutions to match their needs. His recent experience includes advising clients on cyber security risk identification and governance strategies, managing complex data breach liability claims, drafting manuscript cyber insurance wordings, helping organisations develop action plans for key technology risks, facilitating cyber tabletop exercises, assisting clients to strengthen approaches to data privacy, delivering executive risk training and coordinating complex insurance placements. Ben is also the national Governance and Cyber Risk lead at the Australian Society of Computers and Law and a member of the Queensland Law Society data and privacy law committee.

Benny Yehezkel

SQream

Benny Yehezkel

CRO, SQream

With over 20 years of global business leadership, Benny is responsible for SQream’s global sales and business growth. Prior to joining SQream, he served in various executive positions in startups and matured and listed Hi-Tech companies such as RadCloud, a cloud and security company; MyPensya, a cloud fintech platform; Quantum Telecom, a cloud-based cellular platform; and ECtel, revenue assurance and fraud detection analytics company. Benny holds a degree in Computer Science from the Technion and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Bernard Wilson

Cashrewards

Bernard Wilson

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Cashrewards

Bernard Wilson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cashrewards in July 2020.
Bernard has over seven years’ experience leveraging data assets and marketing
technology to drive competitive advantage for businesses through marketing and digital
transformation, loyalty proposition optimisation, and data and media commercialisation. 
Prior to joining Cashrewards, Bernard was an executive at Quantium, a leading data
science and artificial intelligence company, heading Quantium’s Open Banking and
FinTech business. 

Bernard has also held senior management positions at Myer and Woolworths. At Myer,
Bernard led Australia’s third most popular loyalty program [1] , Myer ONE, as General
Manager, Loyalty, Data, Marketplace and Media. Previously, Bernard was General
Manager, General Manager, Customer Data, Media &amp; Commercialisation at WooliesX
where he was responsible for overseeing the commercial and partnerships division of the
loyalty program, customer data and analytics and the targeted media business units.
Bernard was also a Vice President at Investment Bank Credit Suisse, and a lawyer at King
&amp; Wood Mallesons.

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts / Law (First Class Honours) from Sydney University and is
a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Betty Thai

Accent Group

Betty Thai

Head of Data & Analytics, Accent Group

Betty is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of broad cross functional experience in technology delivery, consumer analysis, Business Intelligence and data analytics. She takes pride as a result-oriented leader with hands on experience in helping organisations shape business strategies and achieve operational goals through enablement of analytics capabilities and solutions.

She is passionate about nurturing, motivating and growing technical teams with inquisitive mindset to drive and create data obsessed organisation. 

 

Beverley Paratchek

Suncorp Group

Beverley Paratchek

Principal, Data Governance, Suncorp Group

Beverley is passionate about connecting data management to strategic outcomes and helping organisations execute their vision using transformational leadership. Beverley has dedicated 20+ years of her career connecting business and technology to their data assets, and leveraging data using safe, simple and strategic approaches. 

Originally from Canada, Beverley has held roles across the data and analytics value chain in consulting and financial services prior to her current role as Principal, Data Governance at Suncorp.

Bianca Welgemoed

Momentum

Bianca Welgemoed

Client Experience Insights Manager, Momentum

Bijoy Majumdar

Tabcorp

Bijoy Majumdar

Enterprise Data Architect – Strategy & Architecture, Tabcorp

Bijoy Majumdar, an Enterprise Data Architect at Tabcorp based in Australia, drives the data governance & architecture practice across the organisation. He has spear headed some of the disruptive innovations like BI Cloud transformations, Fraud detection with Enterprise knowledge graph & Data science tech. He was instrumental in enabling the Data privacy office in NAB.

A Seasoned IT leader with an extensive track record in building technology & IP led business, leveraging 20+ years of professional experience involving Enterprise architecture, Data Analytics, AI, BPM helping banking & entertainment organisations rapidly evolving in the digital landscape. A Patent holder, he has published and presented Thought Leadership in leading journals and conferences - ICSOC, ICWS, SOPOSE, Web Services Journal, Springer.

Bill Hoggarth

Simprints

Bill Hoggarth

Head of Partnerships, Growth and Innovation, Simprints

Bill is an inspirational motivator, with deep domain knowledge in Partnerships, AI, Data and Analytics, and general business leadership.

He has been based in South Africa for more than 25 years, prior to which he lived and worked in Europe, the UK and The Middle East. As well as his extensive business experience spanning global software vendors, SA-listed IT Service providers and his own entrepreneurial pursuits, Bill has worked with NGOs, Trusts, NPOs and Social Enterprises since the early 2000s.

Bill graduated in 1983 from Exeter University in England with a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and lists his hobbies as his family, travel, the African bush and sports.

Specialties: Leadership. AI. Data and Analytics. Partnerships.

Bjorn Hertzberg

Björn Hertzberg

H&M Group

Bjorn Hertzberg

Björn Hertzberg

Head of Data Science, H&M Group

Bjørn Porup Thomasen

Bjørn Porup Thomasen

Administrations- og Servicestyrelsen

Bjørn Porup Thomasen

Bjørn Porup Thomasen

Chief Data Officer, Administrations- og Servicestyrelsen

Boris Hajduk

Tokopedia

Boris Hajduk

CISO, Tokopedia

Boris Hajduk is CISO at Tokopedia, where the security team is responsible for securing 1% of Indonesia's GDP and more than 100m monthly active users. Prior to Tokopedia, he held several CISO positions where he built, led and matured global cybersecurity programs and teams for high-growth companies in industries ranging from e-commerce to banking and social networks across ASEAN, Russia, LATAM, UAE, Australia, France and Germany. Boris helped 3 global companies prepare for their IPOs, including a unicorn and a decacorn.

Brad Seadler

KeyCorp

Brad Seadler

Senior Director of Model Validation, KeyCorp

Bradley (Brad) Seadler is a Director of Model Validation at KeyBank, where his team is responsible for the oversight of areas of models, and the adoption of AI/ML, in the fraud, consumer life-cycle, and market risk domains.

Brad Starr

Informatica

Brad Starr

PreSales Director, Informatica

Bradley Busch

Tyro Payments

Bradley Busch

CISO, Tyro Payments

I deliver enterprise innovation in high compliance environments.
I'm an investor, CISO and CTO with experience in Cyber Security, Agile, DevOps, Digital, Cloud, Machine Learning, IT Governance, Risk Management and Service Management.
Key achievements include: growing a great portfolio of companies including PEXA, XM Cyber, Haventec, RedEye, RecordPoint and Stocard. ITIL V3 Expert and CISA certified. Regular presenter and keynote conference speaker on Cyber, Service Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance. Chairman of the Board at itSMF Australia and non-executive director at Shire Christian School.

Bradley Flemming

Fivetran

Bradley Flemming

Senior Sales Engineer, Fivetran

Bradley Flemming is a Senior Sales Engineer at Fivetran with around 30 years of IT experience, 20 of which have been in the data integration and data management domains working with companies such as Liaison Technologies (now OpenText) Talend and Attunity (now Qlik) prior to joining HVR and then Fivetran.

Bramley Maetsa

Sasol (South Africa)

Bramley Maetsa

Head: Delivery Enablement, Sasol (South Africa)

Bramley Maetsa is an Electrical Engineer, speaker and DevOps lead at Sasol. He is currently leading several innovation projects within Sasol's Digital Transformation Programme. One of his recent roles involves building DevOps capability. In this role he provides IT Delivery Teams with self-service capabilities to support delivery of their solutions.

In the past Bramley served as a Managing Executive responsible for building Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Business Unit. ECM business Unit had over 30 professionals with core focus on SharePoint, Office 365, SAP integration, and Open Text suite of products. Internationally, he ran an IT consultancy based in the USA, North Carolina. He ran multi-national teams comprising of Solution Designers based in South Africa, developers based in the USA and quality engineers based in India.

He has over 16 years of IT experience with 7 years in leadership and strategic positions. His work experience covers a wide range of industries including: Defence, Mining, Banking, Healthcare, Oil and gas, and Public sector.

Bramley is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, IT and business strategy. He is currently studying MBA at Henley Business School. 

Bree Dorant

Rio Tinto

Bree Dorant

Data Visualisation Lead, Rio Tinto

I am the Data Visualisation Lead at Rio Tinto, Global Procurement where I create useful, engaging and easy-to-use data visualisation solutions. I have also run a post graduate module for Curtin University on Data Viz & Business Intelligence.

I am passionate about teaching people to build modern-looking solutions through combining user experience design, psychology of visual perception and technical skills in SQL, Tableau, Power BI and more. 

Brendan Laws

Rapid7

Brendan Laws

Director, Solutions Architect, Asia Pacific & Japan, Rapid7

Brett Chase

Collibra

Brett Chase

Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, APAC, Collibra

Brett Chase is the APAC Head of Sales Engineering at Collibra and has over 30 years experience in
Information Technology. The last 20 years specialising in data, from data management, eDiscovery
and compliance, to now leading Collibra’s Sales Engineering team creating solutions for the latest
Data Intelligence challenges. Brett focuses his time with customers and prospects to ensure that
Collibra’s solutions meet the business challenges of today and the future.

Brett Winterford

Okta

Brett Winterford

Regional CISO, Okta

Brett Winterford is the Regional CISO at Okta. He advises policy makers, business leaders and fellow security professionals on evolving threats and opportunities to improve their security posture.Prior to Okta, Brett held senior leadership roles in the security teams at Symantec and Commonwealth Bank..He’s best known for his work as a security journalist. In 2020, he was the founding editor of the Srsly Risky Biz newsletter, a companion to the Risky Business podcast, providing the cybersecurity, policy, defense and intelligence communities with a weekly brief of the news that shapes cyber policy.

Prior to working as a security practitioner, Brett was the editor-in-chief of ITnews Australia and has contributed extensively to ZDNet, the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Brian Ferris

Loyalty New Zealand

Brian Ferris

C3O - Chief Data, Analytics & Technology Officer, Loyalty New Zealand

Brian has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years and has extensive experience leading data and analytics teams while managing projects and building solutions in a global environment.   

He returned to New Zealand in January after working at Nike as their EMEA Data and Analytics Director, based in Amsterdam. Brian spent the last three and a half years building and leading the team’s capability; migrating the business to the cloud and building an advanced analytics function to deliver value to the business.

He joined the Loyalty NZ team as Chief Data and Analytics Officer where he is championing a high performing agile culture and reinventing Loyalty D&A with new platforms and advanced analytics.

His specialties include data and analytics architecture and platforms; loyalty and membership analytics; leading data and analytics teams in multi-national environments; cloud migration and getting value out of data science investments.

Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

TD

Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

Senior Manager - Customer Acquisition Analytics, TD

Brian Zerafa

Netskope

Brian Zerafa

Regional Director, Netskope

Brian Zerafa is a Regional Director at Netskope, and passionate about working with organisations to help them reduce their Cyber Security Risks. Having started out in technical roles, developing client-facing applications and consulting into organisations both in Australia and across Asia, Brian has 25+ years of experience from engagement across the spectrum of Large Enterprise through to SMB, on IT Transformation, Cloud Security and Data Protection programs. In his current capacity at Netskope, Brian and his field sales team engage businesses across all verticals within New Zealand and the southern states of Australia around modernisation of their Security Service Edge.

Bryan Brook

dataxchange

Bryan Brook

Data Management and Governance Specialist, dataxchange

Bunchhoan Vann

Dai-ichi Life Insurance (Cambodia) PLC

Bunchhoan Vann

CISO, Dai-ichi Life Insurance (Cambodia) PLC

Bunchhoan has more than 10 years’ experience in IT leadership across the Retail, Insurance, and Manufacturing industries. He is a self-sufficient and self-distinguished leader with a fast-growing career. Highly analytical, he has great technology and market knowledge, with extensive experience in building startups for big companies. Currently, he holds the position of Head of Information Technology (CISO) at Dai Ichi Life Insurance Cambodia and was previously with Aprati, Prudential, and Total.

Camilla Dojicsar

CTC

Camilla Dojicsar

Gerente Executiva de Tecnologia & Informação, CTC

Graduada em engenharia de Produção, pós graduada em gerenciamento de projetos, e mestrando engenharia mecânica com ênfase em tecnologias inovadoras na FEI, Camilla construiu uma carreira internacional orientada para transformação de processos, ativos e tecnologias, ocupando diversas posições de liderança entre elas Head 4.0 Smart Manufacturing para BASF na América do Sul, Gerente Global de Engenharia & Manutenção na BASF Alemanha, Head de Tecnologia & Transformação do Agronegócio na Citrosuco, e hoje, está como Gerente Executiva de Tecnologia & Informação do CTC, com o desafio de impulsionar projetos estratégicos e inovadores que eleve, ainda mais, o conceito de Data Driven na companhia.



 

Carl Gold

Migo

Carl Gold

Senior Data Science Manager, Migo

Carmelo Iaria

The AI Academy

Carmelo Iaria

Founder & CEO, The AI Academy



 

 



 

Caroline Reyes

Intermex

Caroline Reyes

Director of Information Security, Intermex

Cassidy Kruger

CUA Health

Cassidy Kruger

Data Analytics Manager, CUA Health

Cassidy Kruger is the Data and Analytics Manager for the private health insurer, CUA Health. As an accomplished data professional, Cassidy has more than 8 years’ experience specialising in data science, strategy, and advanced analytics. With a proven ability for developing modern data-driven solutions across numerous industries, Cassidy’s leadership and strategic advice is highly regarded amongst his peers. Finalising his Master of Data Science at the University of Queensland, Cassidy is a passionate mentor and a coach for other data professionals.

Catherine Buhler

EnergyAustralia

Catherine Buhler

CISO, EnergyAustralia

Catherine is an experienced CISO who delivers security programs that ensure appropriate controls and processes are implemented to protect and defend the enterprise. She works closely with business leaders to ensure they understand their security risks and the business implications of their risk treatment decisions. Catherine has a demonstrated ability to collaborate across all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in and build consensus.

Catherine King

Business of Data | Corinium

Catherine King

Director, Business of Data | Corinium

Catherine works passionately to provide senior executives with the hottest content and insights in the areas of Digital, Data, Analytics, Information, Business Development & Innovation. She hosts and moderates Corinium's largest events as well the Business of Data Podcast. 

She has a wealth of experience directing and designing Conferences, Bespoke Roundtables, Online events and more! Catherine is especially passionate about diversity, inclusion and accessibility work - and is an active ally and advocate for female and BAME leaders.

Qualified in Public Speaking, Catherine constantly works to help others with presentation and speaking skills. She can be found hosting 200+ attendee conferences through to interviewing thought-leaders for podcast interviews

Cecily Rawlinson

WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

Cecily Rawlinson

Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub

Cecily Rawlinson was appointed in July 2021 as Director of the WA AustCyber Innovation Hub.
Cecily is a human-centred design practitioner and is passionate about using design thinking to unlock the creative potential of stakeholders and unlikely innovators. She led the CIVICUS team that facilitated the co-design and establishment of 7 regional innovation hubs around the world, launching the Innovation for Change network in 2015. Working with Innovation for Change allowed Cecily to hone her innovation skills and to witness firsthand the global demand for cyber security awareness and training.
Prior to joining CIVICUS, Cecily began her career at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and also worked at DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance.
Cecily holds a Masters in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Celine Xu

Celine Xu

H&M Group

Celine Xu

Celine Xu

Lead Data Scientist, Data Science Competence Lead, H&M Group

Cetin Karakus

BP Trading & Shipping Technology

Cetin Karakus

Global Head of Quantitative & Analytical Solutions, BP Trading & Shipping Technology

Cetin Karakus has over two decades of experience in designing and leading the development of large scale, data intensive business systems. Currently, he has been leading several technology teams to build a comprehensive, cutting-edge big data analytics platform for global energy markets.

He has extensive experience in design and development of complex derivatives pricing and risk management systems gained through his work in leading global investment banks and commodity trading houses.

Cetin has a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and has a wide range of intellectual interests that keep him occupied if he is not busy with creative and very demanding aspects of designing complex software systems.

He enjoys writing technical articles to share his insights on the interesting technical problems he has come across.

Chad Madaffari

Water Corporation

Chad Madaffari

Manager, Cyber Security Strategy Architecture & Security, Water Corporation

Cyber security and technology professional with extensive experience in enterprise environments, leading high-performance teams in managing cyber risk through delivering initiatives and operational services that improve effectiveness and efficiency of controls.

Chai Chin Loon

Government Technology Agency of Singapore

Chai Chin Loon

Senior Director of the Cyber Security Group (CSG) and Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), Government Technology Agency of Singapore

Chin Loon is currently the Senior Director of the Cyber Security Group (CSG) and
Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) in GovTech. CSG secures
Government info-communications technology and smart systems (ICT&SS), develop
the public sector’s resilience, and partner the cybersecurity ecosystem against cyber
threats to the Government. The group serves as the Centre of Excellence to provide
cybersecurity governance supported by consulting practice in addition to resilient
monitoring of security events with robust incident response capabilities. He also
oversees the Chief Information Security Officers deployed to all government
ministries of Singapore.

He has over 27 years of experience in the technology industry after retiring from the
Singapore Navy.

Charles Gillman

Superchoice

Charles Gillman

CISO, Superchoice

My 15 years of experience includes security consulting, ethical hacking, cybercrime research, security architecture, security operations and security leadership; as well as a role as a part-time lecturer in the Masters of Information Security course at one of Australia's top universities.

I have also led and built Information Security teams at two of Australia's big four banks, before moving to senior roles in the Cloud & Managed Services space.

My diverse experience has given me the technical understanding of the current threats faced by organisations as well as the knowledge on how to uplift the security posture of the organisation in a pragmatic way to address those threats.

Charles Sterner

AARNet

Charles Sterner

CISO, AARNet

Charles recently joined AARNet as its Chief Information Security Officer, looking over AARNet’s cyber security strategy. His role will oversee the development of AARNet’s Cyber Security Services, along with managing the security of AARNet’s network infrastructure and IT assets. Prior to joining AARNet, Charles was the Global Director for Palo Alto Network’s SOC Strategy, where he worked across Information Security, Product Management, and R&D to ensure full adoption of security capabilities within the SOCs of some of Palo Alto’s largest global customers. Prior to that, Charles headed HP’s Global Cyber Defense Center, one of the world’s largest SOCs and among other roles led the ground zero formation of Sony PlayStation’s Cyber Intelligence and Defense Center as a response to the PlayStation Network breach of 2011. Charles also served in the US Navy, where he specialized in Aviation Warfare, and later Cyber Intelligence.

Charlotte Wood

Cyber Security NSW

Charlotte Wood

Director, Policy and Awareness, Cyber Security NSW

Chene Maartens

BMW (South Africa)

Chene Maartens

IT Service Continuity Management, BMW (South Africa)

Cheryl Jones

Mirakl

Cheryl Jones

Senior Solutions Consultant, Mirakl

Cheryl Jones is an omnichannel and marketplace specialist with over 12 years spanning from Retail (B-2-C); commercial (B-2-B); payments, automation, retail and, of course the wonderful world of Marketplace. Cheryl brings a wealth of lived experience from a range of lenses and the passion to see her partnerships thrive. This unique view has seen her clients, both past and present, such as Tradesquare; Bunnings; The Victorian Government; Changi Airport Group and ABB India see the success of their foray and growth into the digital landscape.

Chikonga Maimbo

Bank Australia

Chikonga Maimbo

Manager Information Security, Bank Australia

Chikonga Maimbo is a professional with over 14 years’ experience in information security that includes technical hands on and management experience. Chikonga has broad experience across a range of information security domains, experience gained across client-facing roles and internal roles. Chikonga has a passion for structure and a methodical approach to managing information security while trying to maintain the right balance given budget and financial constraints

Chikonga holds a Masters Degree in Information and Computer Sciences, a Post Graduate Diploma in Information and Computer Sciences, an Honours Degree in Computer Science. In addition he holds CISSP and CISSM certifications.

Chirag Joshi

7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security Awareness

Chirag Joshi

Best-Selling Author, 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security Awareness

Chirag has extensive experience building and managing cyber security, risk management, and compliance programs in multiple countries across various industries. He is the author of the bestselling book - 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security Awareness, which has been purchased in several countries around the world. Chirag is passionate about creating a safe world online for commerce, communication, and entertainment. This vision has led him to become a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics including cyber threat landscape, emerging technologies, cloud computing and security awareness. He has presented at numerous leading conferences and forums. He is currently a Director for the ISACA Sydney chapter and leads cyber security for a major financial services organisation in Australia. Chirag’s academic qualifications include Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He holds multiple certifications including CISA, CISM, CRISC and CDPSE.

Chris Butler

HSBC UK

Chris Butler

Chief Data Officer, HSBC UK

Chris Chapman

Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

Chris Chapman

Manager: Data & Analytics, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

Chris has over 20 years of experience in Technology, Data and Innovation, spanning a number of roles in the UK and Australia.

He leads data and analytics at Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers and has managed data and digital teams supporting a number of Wesfarmers businesses.

Chris Collins

Air New Zealand

Chris Collins

Data Governance Principal, Air New Zealand

Chris leads enterprise Data Governance capabilities at Air New Zealand where he is responsible for creating and executing data management and governance strategy.

Chris is an accomplished analytics professional with technical background and over 20 years of experience in data management, business intelligence, data science and analytics. With a diverse industry experience including financial services, media, NGOs, and telecommunications, he provides a pragmatic blend of value optimisation against risk management. 

Chris is also the co-founder and chair for a charitable trust that seeks to reduce suicide through peer support and technology.

Current areas of personal focus include reducing barriers for military and emergency services personnel to enter into data, IT and analytics roles.

Chris Dean

Nomad Foods

Chris Dean

Global Head of Data & Analytics, Nomad Foods

Chris Fisher

Vectra AI

Chris Fisher

Director Security Engineering, Asia Pacific & Japan, Vectra AI

As a leader for the APJ Business Chris’s key responsibility is to ensure that our customers have the security foundation to embrace new technology and lines of business, allowing them to digitally transform whilst reducing business risk and improving their security posture. Chris has over 15 Years of Cyber security experience from practitioner through to strategic advisor for large organizations. He has a vast experience in SCADA environments working in the mining and energy sectors for a number of years.  Recently Chris has been helping customers transition to cloud environments securely. Chris has also worked with organizations on end to end security strategies to ensure that cyber security is an enabler for the business thus allowing them to take on new innovated services without the risk of compromise.

Chris Moschovitis

“Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Planning Guide” (US)

Chris Moschovitis

Author, “Privacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Planning Guide” (US)

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Chris moved to the United States in 1979. Here, he studied Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York College at Brockport in 1983.

Following his move to New York City in 1985, Chris was appointed Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute, and in 1987 was recruited by the O’Connor Group for the position of Vice President of Information Technology.

In 1989 Chris started his own company — the Technology Management Group — focused on providing independent Strategic Consulting, Information Technology and Cybersecurity managed services. The firm further expanded its offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia – a prominent, award winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive software development firm – forming tmg‐emedia. Today, tmg‐emedia is one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country.

Over its history, tmg‐emedia has had the privilege of working with several prestigious clients in various across industry sectors, and the non‐profit world. A few examples include Allegaert Berger & Vogel, American Association of Advertising Agencies, The Atlantic Group, Bayer, Consumer Reports, Harvard Business Publishing, Highline Data, International Creative Management, Kapitus, Keller ISD, Kellogg, Kress Foundation, LaSalle Academy, Lenox Financial Advisors, National Institutes of Health, Oxford University, Charles Pratt & Company, Roosevelt Institute, Slate, Spire Capital, Summit Business Media, Time Out North America, Tonix Pharma, Ultramar, and Wind Point.

Chris is certified in Cybersecurity (CSX, CISM), Enterprise IT governance (CGEIT), Data Privacy Solutions Engineering (CDPSE), and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He is a member of several organizations including ISACA, IAPP, and ISSA. Chrisʹ book ʺCybersecurity Program Development for Business: The Essential Planning Guideʺ was published to critical acclaim by Wiley in 2018.

His second book ʺPrivacy, Regulations, and Cybersecurity: The Essential Planning Guideʺ will be published by Wiley in 2021. Additionally, Chris is the co‐author of the critically acclaimed “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.”

Chris is an active speaker and writer, and delivers workshops on a variety of topics, including Cyber Security, Privacy, Information Technology Strategy, Governance and Execution, and Digital and Business Transformation. Chris is particularly sought after by private industry, academic institutions and nonprofits for his ability to explain complex IT and cybersecurity topics in a plain, easily understood, and actionable language. He is a member of The State University of New York, College at Brockport Foundation Board, as well as a founding board member of One In Tech, an ISACA foundation promoting gender parity, equal access, and education in technology and cybersecurity

As the Chairman and CEO of tmg‐emedia, he continues to lead the firm’s consulting practice focusing on strategy, governance, privacy, IT value creation and cybersecurity value preservation.

Chris O’Connell

BITanium Consulting

Chris O’Connell

Managing Director, BITanium Consulting

Chris has extensive experience in the analysis, design and construction of high-performance data platforms and you’ll find his fingerprints on some of South Africa’s largest and most complex Business Intelligence environments across banking, insurance, telecommunications, FMCG, mining and manufacturing.

Establishing BITanium Consulting in 2009 with longtime business partner, Douglas Clarke, Chris has built one of the leading software and services consultancies in the Business Intelligence market focused on data virtualisation, modern data lakes, data management and governance, and the newly emerging data fabric and data mesh disciplines.

While Chris is a pragmatist, he is happiest when exploring how to unlock the power of data for clients through the application of new technology, new models and new thinking.

Chris Partsafas

Abnormal Security

Chris Partsafas

Senior Enterprise Account Manager A/NZ, Abnormal Security

With over 14 years’ experience in leading cyber security organisations, Chris has been responsible for delivering growth in large established companies as well as with new brands entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, helping them capture new business and deliver value to their clients. Prior to Abnormal Security, Chris spent three and half years at FireEye/Mandiant helping clients with Incident Response investigations, seeing firsthand the impact that can be caused from one bad email getting through to an employee. Chris has extensive experience in email security solutions having previously helped launch Proofpoint into the A/NZ market and working with MessageLabs through the acquisition into Symantec.

Chris Saxby

Aurecon

Chris Saxby

Brand, Marketing & Communications Business Partner, Aurecon

Chris has 20 years of experience purposely focusing on being a generalist marketing and communications practitioner but unintentionally specialising in the professional services industry.

Starting out as a journalist, he moved into public relations and corporate communications before taking on broader business development and marketing roles in the engineering, legal and advisory sectors.  Keeping the professional services sector engaging and exciting and applying non-traditional marketing and communications techniques more familiar with the business to consumer sector is what Chris is passionate about.

As part of international engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon’s Brand Marketing & Communications Leadership Team, he is looking to the future of infrastructure and interpreting what this means through multi-channel content, thought leadership and key messaging for clients.

Chris helps to interpret the complex issues affecting the aviation, transport and water sectors, presenting solutions that foster innovation, engage the communities in which Aurecon works and promoting the human-centric understanding of its clients and their customers, allowing them to be future ready.

He is currently in the final year an MBA majoring in Marketing and is researching the learnings that can be shared between B2B and B2C marketers.  He encourages collaboration between the two sectors to achieve more engaging, data driven and creative outcomes. 

Chris Thomas

ExtraHop

Chris Thomas

Senior Security Advisor, APJ, ExtraHop

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the Cybersecurity industry with roles in frontline incident response, technical sales engineering, and professional services including architecture and implementation consulting. As an Incident Response consultant Chris actively utilized Network Forensics and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to perform investigations into ransomware and APT based intrusions.

In ExtraHop as a Senior Security Advisor , Chris helps customers and partners across the region realise the benefits of visibility, detection, and response provided by the ExtraHop Reveal(x) platform.

Christelle Young

L'Oréal ANZ

Christelle Young

Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer, L'Oréal ANZ

Christie Wilson

UniSuper

Christie Wilson

Cyber Resilience Manager, UniSuper

Christie is the Cyber Resilience Manager at UniSuper, where she helps employees understand cyber security threats, and how to take the right steps to protect themselves.

Christie brings a business lens to technical challenges by giving employees simple, easy to understand advice on cyber safety for work and home, as well as up-to date information on the latest cyber security threats and how to respond.

Christie is a senior IT leader with over 25 years’ experience in both the vendor and corporate IT roles.
Before moving into cyber security four years ago, Christie’s IT career spanned roles in sales, service delivery and management, vendor governance and management, and IT governance risk & compliance.

Christie has a BA in English Literature and Sociology, and a Graduate Diploma in Social Science, from the University of Tasmania.

Christina Schack

Christina Schack

Vontobel

Christina Schack

Christina Schack

Head of Data Operations & Strategy, Vontobel

Christina Schack is the Head of Data Operations and Strategy at Bank Vontobel AG, where she is in charge for managing data governance and data architecture. Christina brings more than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked for companies such as GAM, Bank Julius Baer and Reuters/Refinitiv. She gained a deep knowledge in data management and governance, process optimization and data architecture. Beside of the operational aspects she is also looking after proper change management as a key factor for business progress and growth.

Christoph Strizik CISO

Christoph Strizik

Origin Energy

Christoph Strizik CISO

Christoph Strizik

CISO, Origin Energy

Christoph is an experienced leader with a proven track record for building and transforming Security and Risk management capabilities for large and complex organisations. This includes all aspects of Security such as Cyber (Information, IT, OT, IoT) as well as people and physical security and crisis management.

Christoph has worked for top tier technology, financial services, energy, and consulting organisations in APAC, Europe and the US. He currently works as CISO / CSO for Origin Energy in Australia where he has built a diverse, inclusive and highly engaged team.

Christoph believes that digitisation and moving to the cloud represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for businesses to transform, but also to uplift security culture and capability as part of this process. This shift is needed to equip organisations with the mindset and skills to leverage new technologies safely and responsibly to meet ever-increasing stakeholder expectations.

Christoph’s approach is grounded on building trust with stakeholders through a relentless focus on business enablement, pragmatic security advice and delivering on commitments.
He is a recognised leader in Cyber Security and part of the Prime Minister’s initiated Australian – US cyber security dialogue.

Christoph represents the energy industry and Origin in cyber discussions and panels with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), global AWS CISO Advisory Council and the Australian / NZ CISO Lens forum.

Christoph maintains a strong network with global thought leaders and business executives that he consults with and draws inspiration from.

Christoph is accredited and an affiliate member with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Master of Business degree and several risk, security, technical and management-related accreditations.

In his free time, he enjoys sports and outdoor activities with his family and continuous learning.

Christopher Lek

Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Christopher Lek

Director, Cyber Security, Centre for IT Services, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Christos Syngelakis

Motor Oil

Christos Syngelakis

Group Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer, Motor Oil

Chung Sang Hao

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Chung Sang Hao

Deputy Director (AI Governance), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Chung Sang Hao leads the AI governance team that develops and supports AI ethics and governance initiatives in Singapore to build trust in AI and enable its adoption. These initiatives include voluntary guidance to industry on responsible development and deployment of AI, research programmes to study legal, policy and trust issues from commercial deployment of AI, as well as international collaboration and partnership on AI governance.

Claire Macfarlane

Alteryx

Claire Macfarlane

Senior Sales Engineer, Alteryx

Claire MacFarlane is a Senior Sales Engineer at Alteryx. She joined Alteryx via the acquisition of Hyper Anna in 2021 and has over 9 years of experience in analytics consulting at EY. At Hyper Anna she worked closely with flagship Microsoft and IAG to assist them to embed automated analytics within their organisations.

Claire Tusler

VCCP

Claire Tusler

Chief Data Officer, VCCP

Clancy Birrell

Griffith University

Clancy Birrell

Manager, Advanced Analytics, Griffith University

Clancy Birrell has 19+ years’ experience in Advanced Analytics, including Data Science, Machine Learning, Applied Statistics, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Visualization and Strategic Analytics.

He slings code daily including data mining (some form of SQL), machine learning and analytical tasks as well as manage a team of Data Scientists and Data Engineer colleagues.

In his current role he is also responsible for analytical team strategy, solution design, analytics advocacy + data product development and delivery.

In his spare time he occasionally freelances on small data science or analytical projects. “I really love what I do and enjoy the art of problem solving, no 2 days are the same and the richness of data today is a boon for finding ways to help solve business problems with advanced analytics.”

Claudia Natanson

Accuweather & UK Cyber Security Council

Claudia Natanson

CISO & Chairwoman, Accuweather & UK Cyber Security Council

Claus Tepper

Absa (South Africa)

Claus Tepper

Deputy CISO, Absa (South Africa)

Clay Jones

Capgemini Australia

Clay Jones

Senior Director, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Capgemini Australia

Clay is a Senior Director within the Consumer and Industrial sector for Capgemini Australia leading business development in Supply Chain and Operations. He is a supply chain and operations professional with 30 years of global experience in industry, consulting, IT and strategy across sectors. He has a masters of management in finance and operations management and holds multiple professional certifications from the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Clay is passionate about helping organisations transform their supply chains to manage risk and create a sustainable future through market leading technology, automation and industry best practice.

Clive Seymour

Aurizon

Clive Seymour

Chief Analytics Officer, Aurizon

Colin James

Fletcher Building

Colin James

GM Cybersecurity (CISO), Fletcher Building

Experienced CSO with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications and Entertainment industry. Skilled in Operations and Incident Management, ISO 27001, Strategic Planning, and Threat Intelligence. Strong military and protective services professional.

Colleen Chen

Dataiku

Colleen Chen

Solution Engineer, Dataiku

Prior to joining Dataiku, Colleen led policy development and industry engagement for the Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre within the Australian Department of Defence. In a career spanning government agencies, policy advocacy and academia, Colleen has served as Secretary of the IEEE working group for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, and is the founder of a prominent Australian employment law advocacy association. She has been a delegate to global forums including the International Labor Organisation in Geneva, the OECD Forum in Paris and the IEEE Standards Association in Berlin.

Colleen Pratts

Quanex Building Products Corporation

Colleen Pratts

Director of Cybersecurity, Governance and Services, Quanex Building Products Corporation

Colleen Pratts is the Director of IT Security, GRC and ITSM for Quanex Building Products, a worldwide leader of component manufacturing in the building products industry. She has 20 plus years of experience as an accomplished and results-driven technology leader. Her expertise in building and leading effective strategies allows for delivery of groundbreaking advancements for enterprise organizations.

Connie Munyai

Absa Group

Connie Munyai

Head Data Protection, Corporate and Investment Banking, Absa Group

Data Governance manager, responsible for assisting in creating Group Data Management Standards/Operating Standards, facilitate the implementation and measure the maturity of data capabilities using various matrix. Experienced Assistant Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial industry. Skilled in Data Quality, Metadata Management, Governance, Analytical Skills, Data Management functions, Data Stewardship, and SAS/SQL. Strong professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Technology/ Information Systems from University of Johannesburg.

Conor Jensen

DataIKU

Conor Jensen

VP - Data Science, DataIKU

Corbin Murakami

Liferay Commerce

Corbin Murakami

Director of Product Management, Liferay Commerce

Corbin Murakami is the Director of Product Management with the Liferay Commerce team. Corbin has been working on the Liferay platform for over 6 years and is responsible for overseeing the vision and strategy for Liferay Commerce. He works to understand the needs and challenges of the market to ensure the product roadmap is tailored to help B2B organisations improve customer experiences and automate critical business processes.

Corne Mare

Fortinet

Corne Mare

CISO, Fortinet

Corne has more than 15 years experience in network security and delivering cyber-resilient solutions. He has a focus on hybrid cloud environments and artificial intelligence to ensure organisations are enabled while also safeguarding their data and applications.

In his role as a CISO, Corne acts as the evangelist for Fortinet activities across Australia and the advanced technology that underpins its success. His role is to provide leadership and strategy for technical, pre-sales and support initiatives. He works closely with partners and customers to understand their business drivers and risk posture and to reduce their risk to an acceptable level.

Craig Rosewarne

Wolfpack Information Risk

Craig Rosewarne

Managing Director, Wolfpack Information Risk

Craig Rosewarne is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk - a South African firm established in 2011 that provides information risk & cybersecurity services to governments & organisations. He has 20+ years management experience in the fields of information risk & cybersecurity. He is a frequent speaker & trainer at local & international events. He founded Alert Africa in 2015 to provide free awareness resources and  assistance to victims of cybercrime or harassment. Craig provides regular opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media, including IAEA, Carte Blanch, SABC, Metro FM, You, and the Sunday Times, just to name a few. He is proudly South African and an even prouder husband and father to three healthy “cubs”.

Crispin Wright

IAG New Zealand

Crispin Wright

Security Architect, IAG New Zealand

Currently part of our Cyber Security and Risk team at IAG, working primarily with Microsoft Azure, delivering consumable architectures that align with our enterprise direction, giving achievable ways forward for projects, while minimising risk to our information and environments.
I am also using my Agile experience to work with our team on ways of working to incorporate DevSecOps practices at IAG.

I am also glad to keep working at a technical level that enables me to contribute to incident response.

Curran Raclin

National Hockey League (NHL)

Curran Raclin

Global Vice President of Fan Engagement & Analytics, National Hockey League (NHL)

Curtis Simpson

Armis

Curtis Simpson

CISO, Armis

As the CISO at Armis, Simpson is responsible for ensuring that the Armis product continues to maintain its high standard and vigilant focus on platform and customer security and privacy. Prior to Armis, he was the CISO at Sysco, a Fortune 54 corporation. As Vice President and Global CISO at Sysco, Curtis directed a portfolio of innovative and effective, business-focused security and compliance programs responsible for reducing security risks faced by a global organization.

Cyril Voisin

Microsoft

Cyril Voisin

EMEA Leader: Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

Cyril advises C-level executives from leading public & private sector organizations in France, Belgium, Italy, Middle East, Africa, on strategic security, risk, and business change issues and opportunities with digital transformation. To fulfil his mission, he works mostly with Chief Information Officers and Chief Information Security Officers of strategic organizations as well as Partners and international Microsoft teams.

Cyrus Facciano

X is Y

Cyrus Facciano

Director, X is Y

Cyrus Facciano is an innovator, entrepreneur and problem solver with almost 30 years of experience working across industries and geographies. He specialises in Data & Analytics operating models; linking the practice with the business and making the work more meaningful and impactful on both sides. He has advised 100’s of organisations on how to build effective D&A teams and helps D&A leaders become more strategic and relevant to the wider business. 

Daisy Wong

Flybuys

Daisy Wong

Security Culture & Awareness Lead, Flybuys

Daisy Wong is an experienced cyber security professional with over 10 years combined experience across the IT and financial industries. Daisy currently works at Flybuys (Loyalty Pacific) as their Security Culture and Awareness Lead. Using her marketing, behavioural studies and project management skills, she is passionate about building Flybuys security culture and keeping 8+ million active members safe.

Damien Manuel

Deakin University

Damien Manuel

Director, Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre, Deakin University

Damien Manuel is an Adjunct Professor of Deakin's Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation and is the Chairperson of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), a not-for profit organisation which aims to improve Cyber Security in Australia at a Government, Industry and Community level.

Damien is currently on CompTIA’s Executive Advisory Committee in the USA, the Victorian Ombudsman’s Audit and Risk Committee, the board of RSA Australia, the chair of Standards Australia’s development committee for cyber security and privacy, the advisory board of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), the Audit and Risk Committee for ACF and helps mentor entrepreneurs through CyRise, Australia’s only cyber security startup accelerator.

Daminda Kumara

Wesfarmers Industrial Safety

Daminda Kumara

Head of Cyber Security & Risk, Wesfarmers Industrial Safety

Daminda Kumara is an experienced cybersecurity leader who now works as the Head of Cybersecurity and Risk for Wesfarmers Industrial Safety. With more than 20 years of experience in information technology , he has worked with global organisations across manufacturing, supply chain, construction and safety industries to help operate and implement mission-critical technology services. In the current role of his capacity, he is driving cybersecurity strategy, operation and risk management through innovation for five leading Australian companies under Wesfarmers banner.

Dan Gooden

AirTasker

Dan Gooden

Chief Data Officer, AirTasker

Dan Harms

OneTrust GRC

Dan Harms

Consulting Manager, OneTrust GRC

Dan Harms serves as a Consulting Manager for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalize integrated risk management. In his role, Harms advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more). Harms works with clients to realize the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.

Dan Pass

Perenna

Dan Pass

Chief Technology Officer, Perenna

Daniel Garbuglio

H2O.ai

Daniel Garbuglio

VP América Latina, H2O.ai

Daniel Garbuglio é o vice-presidente da América Latina da H2O.ai e tem mais de 20 anos de experiência no desenvolvimento de negócios na América Latina, ajudando clientes a encontrarem soluções inovadoras que influenciam em suas transformações digitais. Antes de entrar para o time da H2O.ai, Daniel trabalhou para empresas como Microsoft, McKinsey, EY, SAP, Oracle, ADP e Tableau. Daniel possui um MBA da Northwestern University e diversos cursos de extensão envolvendo estratégia e desenvolvimento de negócios. 



 

 



 

Daniel Garcia Gil

Schneider Electric

Daniel Garcia Gil

Healthcare Solution Architect, Schneider Electric

Daniel is the national Healthcare Solution Architect, supporting customers in identifying areas of improvement and optimization from the idea generation phase to the completion of the design and proof of concept phase.

Daniel has over 12 years of experience in the IT, Data Management and Systems Engineering fields and held several high-profile positions in both Research & Development, Innovation and Engineering sectors in Europe and Australia. 

During the last 8 years at Schneider Electric Australia, Daniel has been actively involved in various major Technology Integration Projects within the Healthcare sector nationwide. Across these projects, Daniel has been involved in the design, proof of concept and commissioning of multi-system integration platforms across clinical and facility scopes, including the identification of customer needs, definition of use cases and technology mapping.

Daniel Gargiulo

AcumenBI

Daniel Gargiulo

Practice Lead, AcumenBI

Daniel Keidar

Orca Security

Daniel Keidar

Vice President, Orca Security

Daniel has 25+ years’ experience as strategic Solution Architects manager, consultant in IP networking, Network Security and Security as a Service (SECaaS). Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the Cybersecurity and Telecommunications industries. Daniel has vast experience in Global Support Services and Customer Success. With so many years of working closely with global leading enterprises, telcos and small businesses, Daniel is passionate about looking after customers, forming partnerships, and creating business value to customers through best of breed Cybersecurity solutions.

Daniel Martins

Alelo Brasil

Daniel Martins

Data Analytics Superintendent, Alelo Brasil

Professional that has considerable experience and High Expertise in Predictive analytical/ Machine Learning projects for a range of different areas like banking, retail and telecommunication. In addition, I've participated in the Implementation of solutions for Risk, Fraud Prevention, Pricing, Insurance, Customer retention and Big Data Analytics. Beyond this activities, sporadically works as pre-sales conducting speeches, presentations and PoC(Proof of Concept) for clients from various markets segments.Currently my focus is to guide SAP customers on their Digital Transformation journey, describing possibilities throughout Machine Learning Applications and solutions.

 

 



 

Daniel Pinto

OneTrust

Daniel Pinto

Senior Sales Engineer, OneTrust

Profesional con más de 20 años en TI, Master en Gestión de la Información por Universidad de Montpellier/Francia, certificado en Privacidad de Datos por IAPP CIPP/E y CIPM. 



 

Daniela Fernandez

PayPal Australia

Daniela Fernandez

Head of Information Security, PayPal Australia

With over 15 years' experience in Information Technology, Daniela Fernandez is a cyber security and analytics leader, who values integrity, diversity of thought, continuous learning, sense of achievement and ensuring a healthy work/life integration.

Through the years she has gained knowledge in different domains including fraud detection, cyber security, risk management and analytics. Currently Daniela is the Head of Information Security at PayPal Australia. In the past, she worked as Director Cyber Risk and Strategy at Deloitte and in multiple roles at CBA, the last being as Executive Manager, Business Information Security Officer. With her technical skills and experience, Daniela is committed to break stereotypes, promote diversity in cyber security and empower talented women in technology.

Danilo Diovanni

Denodo

Danilo Diovanni

Diretor Comercial, Denodo

Danilo Diovanni é Diretor Comercial na Denodo, responsável pelo desenvolvimento de novos negócios no Brasil. Com formação em Marketing e MBA em Gestão Empresarial pela FGV, Danilo possui mais de 20 anos de experiência no setor de tecnologia, atuando em grandes empresas como IBM, SAS, Tableau e FICO, além da Mathematic Computer Tutor, onde compôs o time comercial por dois anos em Sydney, Austrália.

Danilo Lazaro

Snowflake

Danilo Lazaro

Sales Director, Snowflake

Danilo Lazaro é Sales Director da Snowflake, responsável por desenvolver as operações no Brasil em data cloud platform, data cloud marketplace, data warehouse, apoiando clientes em suas tomadas de decisões. Com mais de 17 anos de experiência em soluções de IT, desenvolveu sua carreira nas empresas Snowflake, New Relic, HP e Dassault Systemes apoiando clientes em seus projetos de transformação digital.



 

 



 

Danny Connelly

Zscaler

Danny Connelly

CISO, AMS and Public Sector, Zscaler

Danny has 20 years of cyber security experience split between offensive computing as an ethical hacker and defending some of our most important networks used in COVID response. As a highly regarded thought leader and trusted cyber security advisor, Danny provided guidance and formulated strategies to combat emerging threats for various agencies across the federal government.
Prior to joining Zscaler, Danny was the Associate CISO, Operations Branch Chief for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During his 11 year tenure at CDC, Danny was responsible for implementing operational capabilities to support Incident Response, Forensics, Cyber Threat Intel and Insider Threat functions. He has designed, implemented and optimized enterprise cyber security capabilities to effectively detect, prevent and respond to emerging cyber security threats. Danny is proud to have led CDC defenders on the front lines to survive some of the most sophisticated threats over the last decade

Dany Leclerc

Okta

Dany Leclerc

Senior Solutions Engineer, Okta

Daryl Elliott Green

an incredible story of bravery, courage, and resilience

Daryl Elliott Green

TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, an incredible story of bravery, courage, and resilience

In May 2000, Daryl Elliott Green and two fellow officers were on a routine job when they were ambushed by a man wielding a gun. He shot Daryl twice in the face and shoulder. Despite critical injuries, Daryl responded by drawing his firearm and searching for the shooter while trying to protect his colleagues and local residences coming to their assistance.

For his actions that night, Daryl was presented with a Valour Award, Queensland Police's highest bravery accolade. But on a personal level and while undergoing painful facial reconstruction surgeries, he struggled with debilitating depression and chronic PTSD. Yet while he didn't know it at the time, he was on the precipice of a remarkable journey of healing and introspection.

Supported by loved ones and professionals, Daryl found an inner strength he didn't know he had. Eventually, he returned to work and went on to achieve significant goals, including becoming a firearms instructor to overcome his fear of guns.

Today, Daryl empowers others through TWICE SHOT, his motivational speaking business. His story is one so harrowing it will keep you on the edge of your seat and demonstrate how you can claw your way back, no matter your circumstances.

Dave Blakey

Snapt

Dave Blakey

CEO, Snapt

Dave Blakey

Snapt

Dave Blakey

CEO, Snapt

Dave Cowan

Link Group

Dave Cowan

CISO, Link Group

Dave has 24 years’ experience in the IT/Information Security/Cybersecurity industry and has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for leading international companies.

Dave joined Link Group in 2013 and is now the Chief Information Security Officer responsible for protecting the personal records and financial assets for over 100 million individuals across the globe. Dave is responsible for the strategy, leadership and continuous improvement of the global Information Security control framework at Link Group, ensuring the people, processes and technology are all operating effectively to mitigate the risk of security incidents and fraud impacting the wider ecosystem.

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis

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Dave has 30 years of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT security operations and management. Dave is a Global Advisory CISO for Cisco. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest & podcast as well as the host of DuoTV and the Plaintext podcast. He is currently a member of the board of directors for BSides Las Vegas. Previously he served on the board of directors for (ISC)2 as well as being a founder of BSides Toronto. Dave has been a DEF CON speaker operations goon for over 12 years. As well, he serves on the advisory board for Sector Security Conference and CFP review for 44CON. He is currently working towards his graduate degree at Harvard. Dave has written columns for Forbes, CSO Online, Huffington Post, The Daily Swig and others. For fun he is a curator of small mammals (his kids) plays bass guitar, likes to grill, is part owner of a whisky distillery and a soccer team. 

Dave Lewis

Duo Security at Cisco

Dave Lewis

Global Advisory CISO, Duo Security at Cisco

Lewis has 25 years of experience in IT security operations and management, including a decade dealing with critical infrastructure security. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast as well as host of the Plaintext and Murder Board podcasts. Lewis serves on the advisory boards for several firms. He writes columns for Daily Swig, Forbes and several other publications.

David Akka

SQream

David Akka

SVP EMEA, SQream

David Bunker

David Bunker

Strategy Consultant and Director,

David Bunker is a highly resilient, connected, and insightful director, executive manager and business leader, with expert capability in applied innovation, digital strategy and technology driven industry and business transformation. Relating his experience over the last 35 years in operational, strategic management and high technology consultancy roles across the public and private sector in health, education, finance, mining, and telecommunications industries, David’s attention is now focused on Translational Research – bridging the gap between what we know, and how we practice in healthcare. He is acknowledged as a leader in Community Advocacy, Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence and Genomics adoption at state and national levels, and he has a commitment to health and social outcomes and values-based business transformation.

David Chantler

Queensland Treasury Corporation

David Chantler

Director of Information Security and Technology Risk, Queensland Treasury Corporation

David Chantler is the Head of Information Security for Queensland Treasury Corporation. His information security and operational risk management expertise has been built across a 20+ year career providing solutions for the finance industry. With a background in development, infrastructure, and ITSM service delivery, he has led a range of in-house ICT teams, delivered many and varied ICT projects, and now operates in an outsourced ICT environment. David is a highly experienced ICT executive, with expertise in planning, delivery, operations and governance, and stakeholder and vendor management. His current focus includes delivering QTC’s Cyber Risk Management Plan

David Coleman

Rapid7

David Coleman

Lead Solution Architect, Rapid7

David Coleman has spent more than 20 years in IT, and for more than a decade specialising in cyber security in both Global and Regional, across global systems integrator, cyber security consulting, telecommunications, managed security services organisations and IT Operations. Now leading Rapid7’s solution engineering team in Australia and New Zealand, David enjoys working with organisations in examining how maturing cyber security can assist organisations.

David Geber

AUB Group

David Geber

Chief Information Security Officer, AUB Group

David is a passionate and skilled cyber security executive with over 30 years of experience successfully running technology, cyber security, risk and compliance functions. David enjoys leading organisations through their ongoing cyber journey with expertise in developing and implementing cyber security strategies for Fortune 100 and ASX companies. In his current role as a Chief Information Security Officer, he is responsible for all aspects of cyber and sees success where cyber is pervasive throughout an organisation and is regarded as a business enabler. David holds a Masters of Business from Charles Sturt University, is CISM certified and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Jorm

x15ventures

David Jorm

Head of Security, x15ventures

David has worked in the tech industry for over 20 years, with over 10 years focusing on security. He has previously been a software engineer, technical writer, and aviation meteorologist. He has spoken at most major infosec conferences and teaches security at UNSW. He is currently the head of security for x15 ventures, a fintech venture scaler.

David Kerner

Denodo

David Kerner

Regional Vice President, Denodo

David Keyes

IBM

David Keyes

Global Sales Leader - Business Automation Software, IBM

David has spent the majority of his professional life at IBM, holding several roles with increasing responsibilities. He started with a sales territory and expanded his influence to regional, national, and global roles. During his time at IBM, he has launched new business units, led 3-acquisitions, shaped markets, expanded partnerships, and built successful teams and relationships along the way. For the last 15 years, he has held management positions, starting with a product lead and growing into the WW global sales leader for a single offering. Also, David ran a $200MM business in APAC, through the turbulent recession, and various sales and partner leadership positions across North America.

David Leake

Rathbone Brothers

David Leake

Head of Data, Rathbone Brothers

David Maunsell

Haventec

David Maunsell

CEO, Haventec

Dave is an accomplished executive with a strong affinity for technology and keen business sense for the application of emerging solutions. He has a proven talent for identifying core business needs and translating into outcomes.

Prior to joining Haventec Dave spent ~20 years at Accenture where he occupied a number of geographic leadership, account leadership and delivery leadership roles including Managing Director for Accenture Digital (AU and NZ), Inclusion and Diversity Lead (AU), Capital Markets Lead (AU) as well as Client Leadership roles for a number of Accenture’s Financial Services clients.

Prior to joining Accenture Dave spent five years at the Australian Stock exchange in a number of roles including the Internet and Information Security Lead.

David Puente

Arca Continental

David Puente

Director de Analítica Avanzada & Business Intelligence, Arca Continental

MBA David Puente, 12 años de experiencia en la industria de Bebidas con trayectoria en BI, Pricing, Brand Management, Estrategia Comercial y Ciencia de Datos, actualmente Director de Analítica en Arca Continental (Chief Data Officer) como responsable de las áreas de las áreas de gobierno de datos, business intelligence y ciencia de datos. Responsable del despliegue de la estrategia de datos a lo largo de la compañía, siendo esta la 3ra embotelladora de Coca-Cola más grande del mundo.

 

David Rusli

David Rusli

Publicis Media

David Rusli

David Rusli

Chief Strategy & Data Officer, Publicis Media

A strategist at heart, David is responsible for leading a team that bridges people and data, creativity and advanced analytics in order to create meaningful experiences across paid, owned and earned touchpoints.

He is focused in distilling complex brand problems in simple terms and providing an equally simple and meaningful solution. He believes in looking beyond the numbers and putting the audience at the heart of everything, creating strategies that are loved by people and brands.

David has worked across various categories and brands in a few countries. Prior to this role, as the Global Strategy Lead on Microsoft based in New York, he designed the global planning system for Microsoft as well as the launches of Surface and Xbox One X amongst many.

David Sheildlower

Turner Construction Company

David Sheildlower

VP & Chief Information & Privacy Officer, Turner Construction Company

David Spirk

U.S. Department of Defense

David Spirk

Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

David Spirk was named the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Data Officer (CDO) on June 22, 2020. David is responsible for strengthening data management across the DoD and accelerating the transition to a data-centric culture. Additionally he oversees key enablers including the data governance process, data standards and policies, and the promotion of data acumen across the DoD workforce. David also oversees implementation of the DoD Data Strategy.

Previously David was the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) first-generation Chief Data Officer since August 2018, a role in which he is responsible for the creation of a data-driven decision-making culture while leading the integration of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/automation across the US Special Forces enterprise.

 

David Teague

BBC

David Teague

Head of Data, BBC

David Wallace-Lemmon

ANZ

David Wallace-Lemmon

Head of Business/Data Governance and Controls - Digital and Australia Transformation, ANZ

With 20 years’ experience working in Information Technology, Telecommunications and Finance Dave has a passion for developing thought leadership through data driven decisions and the use of emerging technologies. From early beginnings in a Tech Start up Dave saw the importance of congruency between Technology, Quality Data Management, Risk Management and Business Operations. Dave has worked directly on design, and support of Data and IP Infrastructure for Large Enterprise and Government Agencies and rolled out a number of Large Data and Digital Transformation Programs, one of which received an Australian Business Award in Technology for Finance.

 

David Wang

National Transport Insurance

David Wang

Data Science Lead, National Transport Insurance

David West

NAB

David West

Head of Cyber Defence, NAB

Daymon Nin

Whānau Tahi Ltd

Daymon Nin

CIO, Whānau Tahi Ltd

Daymon is a member of the executive team at Whānau Tahi, and leads the design and implementation of systems for Iwi, Urban Māori, and other indigenous groups internationally. He brings culturally involved design thinking for technology, people, and practices, as well as expertise in Maori Data Sovereignty and Governance practice. He has advised organisations and indigenous groups in Australia, USA, South-East Asia, Africa, and the UK. Daymon’s background has also included scaled ERP system implementations, solution architecture, outcome measurement, and organization change. Daymon has also been recognised for his work in the advancement of Māori Enterprise.

   

Deborah Haworth

Penguin Random House UK

Deborah Haworth

CISO, Penguin Random House UK

Deepa Amrat-Bradley

Deepa Amrat-Bradley

Cyber Security Strategy and Programs Specialist,

Deepa Bradley specialised as a Transformation and Business Turnaround Director for 15 years before entering the cyber space. Originally from England, she has worked with clients in the United States, India, Middle East and most recently Australia.

Joining SEEK in January 2021, Deepa heads up Cyber Security Strategy and Portfolio Governance within the team. She leads and facilitates dialogue between subject matter experts, technical teams & the business to continue to deliver collaborative and fit for purpose outcomes. Deepa’s team facilitate the review and design of the Security Strategy, Operational Plan and Reporting framework for security and build up project management capability to enable a complex and growing portfolio of work. Deepa is the recipient of several awards for her work of the years, and most recently recipient of the AM Cham Global Leadership Program Scholarship 2022. With a wide range of program management and leadership credentials gained over the years, she looks forward to the journey of continuous learning and growth.

Delwyn Armstrong

Waitematā District Health Board

Delwyn Armstrong

Head of Analytics, Waitematā District Health Board

Delwyn Armstrong is the Head of Analytics at the Institute for Innovation and Improvement at Waitemata DHB and holds a Masters in Public Health. She has a passion for improving access to patient information for clinicians; fostering data-driven, clinician-led healthcare improvement. She has led the DHB-wide implementation of Qlik Sense at Waitemata, and the development of a northern regional real-time data store and integrated dashboard to support the regional COVID-19 response. Through her previous experience managing Waitemata’s Health Intelligence Team and various analyst and project management roles across all three Auckland DHBs, she has developed an end-to-end understanding of information systems.

Dennis Mackey

State Street Global Advisors

Dennis Mackey

MD, Head of Business Process Management, Reference Data & Data Governance, State Street Global Advisors

Deon George

IBM

Deon George

Principal Data Science & Data Governance Leader, IBM

Deon George loves exploiting technology to make life easier and more enjoyable. He has been working in or with the IT industry for more than 30 years.

For most of Deon’s 20+ year career at IBM, he has been selling IBM’s Storage Software offerings and understands the criticality of data to every organisation, large or small. He has helped clients with strategies to modernise their storage infrastructure and protect the data from any data loss, including the ability to bring it back in an efficient manner, if there is a disaster, all to reduce impacts to the business and their clients.

In 2022, Deon joined IBM’s Data and AI team, to help clients leverage that data, simply, easily and quickly, wherever it is, to gain new business insights, or even to just be innovative.

Outside of IBM, Deon is a busy being both a husband and a dad. He tries to find time to improve his skills as a student pilot, dabbles a little bit in programming and when he can, he enjoys time around a campfire, talking about anything that comes up.

Derek Schraader

Deloitte

Derek Schraader

Director: Analytics & Cloud, Deloitte

Dhivian Govender

recoveriescorp

Dhivian Govender

Chief Data, Analytics and Strategy Officer, recoveriescorp

Dhivian has more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries in both Australia and New Zealand, with a varied background in data science, marketing, advanced analytics, strategic planning, process simplification and change management. Dhivian has a passion for building high performing teams; utilising technology and implementing a culture of data driven decision-making to optimise customer experience alongside commercial viability.

As recoveriescorp’s Chief Data,Analytics & Strategy Officer, Dhivian oversees the overall customer contact strategy (design and execution) with a particular focus on customer centricity by creating a seamless omni-channel customer experience, customer insight, data analytics and data science functions to inform strategy and the reporting and data visualisation functions.

Diane Schmidt

London Stock Exchange Group

Diane Schmidt

Global Director and Head, Data Governance & Business Process, London Stock Exchange Group

Diane Schmidt has more than 25 years of experience in data management with a proven record of successes in developing governance, operations, technology, analytics, and transformation programs.

Prior to joining London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) in June 2018, Diane held a Managing Director role with a data management and architecture consultancy, a Director role at the Department of Treasury Office of Financial Research, and the role of Chief Data Officer at Freddie Mac. In her current role as Global Director and Head Data Governance and Business Process, Diane is responsible for the implementation of an enterprise data policy and standards framework, business data processes and associated tools to transform and improve LSEG’s functions and behaviors in support of a mature, data driven culture.

Diane has a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences with a focus on Information Quality, a MS in Information Management and is an active member of numerous data management industry forums.

Diego Jahn

Grupo Antofagasta Minerals & LATAM Airlines

Diego Jahn

Former Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Grupo Antofagasta Minerals & LATAM Airlines

Industrial Engineer and MBA, with more than 12 years of experience in the design and implementation of strategic projects and broad knowledge in AI & Data.
Achieving results through analysis and development of action plans. Ability to mobilise work teams to achieve challenging objectives . High analytical capacity, proactivity and strategic vision.




 

Diego Lürssen

CMI Corporación Multi Inversiones

Diego Lürssen

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, CMI Corporación Multi Inversiones

Líder de equipos de datos y analíticas multidisciplinarios enfocados en la creación de valor al negocio, con experiencia en empresas multinacionales financieras, farmacéuticas, textiles, manufactura, energía, real state y consumo masivo en diversos puestos estratégicos en datos, comercial y operación.

Desarrollo, implementación y liderazgo de los capítulos de Data Management, Data Governace, arquitectura e ingeniería de datos e ingeniería de ML, datos maestros, referenciales y metada data, despliegues de analítica descriptiva, analítica predictiva, IoT, IoE y IoB, impulsando la transformación de organizaciones construyendo cultura basada en Datos.

Diego Oppenheimer

DataRobot

Diego Oppenheimer

Executive Vice President, MLOps, DataRobot

Diego Oppenheimer is the EVP of MLOps at DataRobot, and previously was co-founder and CEO of Algorithmia, the enterprise MLOps platform, where he helped organizations scale and achieve their full potential through machine learning.  After acquisition by DataRobot, he continues his drive for getting ML models into production faster and more cost-effectively with enterprise-grade security and governance. He brings his passion for data from his time at Microsoft where he shipped Microsoft’s most used data analysis products including Excel, Power Pivot, SQL Server, and Power BI. Diego holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a Masters degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Diego Vallarino, PhD

Coface

Diego Vallarino, PhD

Global Head of Data Sourcing, Group Information Services, Coface

+6 years at C-Level positions at Multinational Companies, +10 years as Data Professional (REAL Hands-On in R, Python & SQL) working with high volume of data (at industry and academia), +18 years Consulting at public and private sector,
He worked within multicultural and multidisciplinary project teams (LatAm, US, EU) to achieve relevant goals. Passionate about PreSales and consultative selling of complex data solutions.
His areas of expertise are Advance Data Analytics, Information Economics, Cliometrics and Public Policies.

DISTINCTIONS:
- “Global Top 100 Data Visionaries 2020” https://www.business-of-data.com/reports/2020-global-top-100-innovators-in-data-analytics-report
- Global One Equifax Award 2018
- Board Member – UTEC Engineering & Tech University (Perú, since 2020)
- Full-Academic at the National Academy of Economics (since 2014).
- Member of The International Cliometrics Society (since 2020)
- Member of the South American Network of Applied Economics (since 2009).
- Regular columnist at Forbes Magazine (México) and El País (Uruguay) newspaper.
- Author of the book "Innovation from the South” (2005). Published +10 research papers at congresses/seminars.

COMPUTING KNOWLEDGE:
Machine Learning/Analytics: MS Azure ML (MS MOOC), SAS Enterprise Miner (AAEM 53), SPSS, SPSS Modeler.
Lenguajes: Python (MS MOOC), R (MOOC).
Data Management: SQL (MOOC), Oracle, Impala, Hive
Visualización: Tableau, MS PowerBI, Spotfire.




 

Dimitri Sirota

BigID

Dimitri Sirota

CEO and Co-Founder, BigID

Dimitri Sirota is the CEO and Co-Founder of one of the first enterprise privacy management platforms, BigID, and a privacy and identity expert. He is an established serial entrepreneur, investor, mentor and strategist, and previously founded two enterprise software companies focused on security (eTunnels) and API management (Layer 7 Technologies), which was sold to CA Technologies in 2013. 

Dimitrios Emmanoulopoulos

Barclays CTO

Dimitrios Emmanoulopoulos

Lead Data Scientist, Applied R&D, Barclays CTO

Dimitrios is the lead data scientist in Barclays’ Applied Research and Development team of the CTO. For the last four years he has been productionising machine learning solutions for a variety of different business use cases: card fraud detection, recommendation engines, credit card delinquency predictions, customer sentiment analysis, compliance and investment bank markets. Moreover, Dimitrios is building cost effective GPU hardware solutions for machine learning projects, that deal with petabytes of data, across the entire bank and he is developing the next generation state-of-the-art AI models (using Deep Neural Networks) for card fraud and bond pricing prediction. In parallel, he is also actively involved in the cloud based technologies, that will be implemented in the near future by Barclays, and he is following very closely the recent developments around Quantum Computing and Quantum AI. Finally, he is actively benchmarking 3rd party hardware and software solutions around AI and has been representing Barclays in various discussion panels and forums. Dimitrios completed a Ph.D. on the development of predictive algorithms for Black Hole astrophysics and Quantum Gravity detection.

Dimple Thakkar

JP Morgan Chase & Co

Dimple Thakkar

Executive Director-Global Head of Digital Engineering-Consumer Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Ms. Thakkar has reigned the financial services technology and analytics arena for over 20 years including Deposits, Credit and Lending , Treasury and Payments, Investments - Asset and wealth management -both fixed income and equities on the financial side and leading large-scale teams on the healthcare side. She has led teams within Innovative Technology and complex Product strategies for these areas and has helped organizations, both big and small,excel in implementing large transformations through Innovation and Data Analytics Mgmt., building 'best in class' teams and formulating and implementing complex technology and product strategies , creating new products and shaping large scale team and program governance with minimal risk.Her passion lies in SIMPLIFYING most complicated processes or products , INNOVATING for clients,helping teams GROW and EXCEL, and TRACKING utilizing KPIs and other matrices. She is a firm believer in TRUST and ETHICS aka 'Doing the Right Thing' for an Organization and clients.

Divya Dayalamurthy

Arc Infrastructure

Divya Dayalamurthy

Cyber Security Lead, Arc Infrastructure

After completing a Master of Computer and Network Security in 2011, Divya has had a diverse career across information technology services and financial and insurance services, including roles with Dimension Data, BankWest and HBF Health Insurance. Divya has been recognised at the Women in Technology WA awards as a nominee for the ‘20 in 20’ initiative in 2018. She is now the Cybersecurity Lead at Arc Infrastructure, a transport infrastructure owner and access provider based in WA. Divya is responsible to establish the cyber security team and drive the maturity level of cyber security for IT and OT for Arc Infrastructure . This involved defining a strategy and roadmap on how Arc Infrastructure would get to the cybersecurity maturity against NIST framework.

Doug Hammond

UnitingCare

Doug Hammond

CISO, UnitingCare

I have over 25 years of experience in various Technology roles, most of these with a Risk Management and Information Security focus. Being in the Information Security field has enabled me to work in a wide range of industries including aviation, financial services, telecommunications, Federal Government and now in Healthcare.

Dr Adam Chee

National University of Singapore

Dr Adam Chee

Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Currently serving as Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Dr. Adam CHEE has more than 20 years of health informatics, digital health, innovation, technologies and business experience. Prior to joining the National University of Singapore, he was the Director of BinaryHealthCare, spearheading many significant and notable projects across Asia Pacific and Middle East through the provision of digital health transformation expertise to both health(care) and solution providers via consulting assignments, executive coaching, training, leadership and speaking engagements.

His unique background also includes working in business, market development and product management with established organization including AGFA Heathcare, CrimsonLogic; innovative startups and leading the Health IT and Medical Imaging practice within Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific. He ‘earned his stripes’ as an industry pioneer, implementing and managing clinical information solutions during his tenure with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and have since worked across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary care sector, private and public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe. He had also worked in the areas of IT technical, system and technology management during the earlier part of his career.

Adam serves on several relevant committees including (but not limited to):

  • Chair, Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore
  • Founding Co-Chair, HL7 Korea-Singapore Research & Innovation Alliance (HKSRIA)
  • Chair, Technical Committee for Health Informatics, Singapore Standards Council

A firm believer of lifelong learning, Adam is a "Specialized Generalist" with a Doctor of Industrial Technology (Health Informatics), Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health and Master of Science (Applied Computing).

A recognized Subject Matter Expert, Adam serves as an Expert (Digital Health) with WHO and holds faculty positions with institutes of higher learning in the region, including a Visiting Professorship with Taipei Medical University, has published three books, numerous articles and frequently advises + speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam also holds the following professional fellowships;

  • FRSPH – Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
  • FHIMSS – Fellow of Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)
  • FACHI – Fellow of Australasia College of Health Informatics (ACHI)

Adam’s detailed profile is available at www.BinaryHealthCare.com/Adam

Dr Ali Soofastaei

Vale

Dr Ali Soofastaei

AI Program Leader, Vale

Dr. Ali Soofastaei leads innovative industrial projects in artificial intelligence (AI) applications to improve safety, productivity, and energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and has an in-depth understanding of energy management (EM) and equipment maintenance solutions (EMS). The extensive research he conducted on AI and value engineering (VE) methods while completing his Master of Engineering also provided him with expertise in applying advanced analytics in EM and EMS. Dr. Soofastaei completed his Ph.D. at The University of Queensland (UQ) in the field of AI applications in mining engineering, where he led a revolution in the use of deep learning (DL) and AI methods to increase energy efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in surface mines. In addition, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, he has provided practical guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and mining engineering and information technology.

 In the past 15 years, he has conducted various research studies in academic and industrial environments. As a result, he has acquired in-depth knowledge of energy efficiency opportunities (EEO), VE, and advanced analytics. He is an expert in using DL and AI methods in data analysis to develop predictive, optimization, and decision-making models of complex systems. Dr. Soofastaei has been involved in industrial research and development projects in several industries, including oil and gas (Royal Dutch Shell); steel (Danieli); and mining (BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, and Vale). His extensive practical experience in the industry has equipped him to work with complex industrial problems in highly technical and multi-disciplinary teams.

 Dr. Soofastaei has more than ten years of academic experience as an Assistant Professor and leader of global research activities. His research and development projects have been published in international journals and keynote presentations; He has presented his practical achievements at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

 Dr Soofastaei has founded Soofastaei-Publications, Soofastaei-Educations, and Soofastaei-Businesses institutes focusing on digital transformation and advanced analytics to provide not only the required materials and references for the 4.0 industrial digital revolution but also train the new generation of specialists and industrial managers who are interested in studying and working in the field of advanced applied analytics and AI.

Dr David R Hardoon

Aboitiz Data Innovation

Dr David R Hardoon

Chief Data & Innovation Officer, Aboitiz Group and Managing Director, Aboitiz Data Innovation

Concurrently David is an external advisor to Singapore's Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau
(CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) and to Singapore's Central
Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Data Science).

Prior to his current roles, David was Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) first appointed
Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Analytics Group reporting to the agency Deputy Managing
Director for Financial Supervision and subsequently Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence)
reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. In these roles he led the
development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector as well as driving
efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows.

David holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of
Southampton and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honors
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

David R. Hardoon, PhD
Chief Data and AI Officer at Union Bank of the Philippines
Chief Data Officer at UnionDigital
Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Aboitiz Group
Managing Director at Aboitiz Data Innovation

Jamie Gabriel

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Cancer Institute NSW

Jamie Gabriel

Dr Jamie Gabriel

Chief Data Officer, Cancer Institute NSW

Jamie Gabriel is the Chief Data Officer in the NSW Cancer Institute. He is responsible for overseeing the the security, use, and integrity of all data assets in the Institute, and driving the Institute's Data Strategy. Prior to his role in the Cancer Institute, Jamie worked for many years in the University sector, often working on software and analytics projects, as well as lecturing. Jamie has extensive experience in the architecture and deployment of scalable enterprise data science environments and has a knack for building passionate data science teams. In his spare time he loves writing clean code and generally trying to keep up with the ever changing world of data science.

Dr Jonathan Cohen

Taylor Fry

Dr Jonathan Cohen

Principal, Taylor Fry

Jonathan Cohen is a Principal at Taylor Fry, leading multi-stakeholder projects for government and corporate clients. He focuses on evaluating and optimising interventions and designing, developing and implementing analytics and machine learning solutions. Jonathan regularly manages large analytics projects involving extensive stakeholder engagement, comprehensive project planning, and consensus-building.

 

Dr Jonathan Gray

Anchoram

Dr Jonathan Gray

Lead Partner for Enterprise Data and Information Management, Anchoram

Jon is Anchoram’s Lead Partner for Enterprise Data and Information Management. Jon brings to Anchoram more than 30 years of computing experience in industry and academia, both in Australia and the UK. In recent years, Jon has worked with many clients in government agencies, assisting them on their data management improvement journey.

Jon has worked for large ICT corporations such as Motorola and Telstra, and he has held academic appointments at several universities, including the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. Since moving to Canberra in 2006, Jon’s career includes: research leader for National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA); CEO & Founder of Performance Assurance; CEO & Chief Data Scientist of Catapult BI. Jon joined Anchoram Consulting in March 2022 as the Lead Partner for Enterprise Data and Information Management.

Jon completed his formal education in the UK with a PhD in Computer Science (Sheffield, 1991). Jon has published widely in many fields of software engineering, information systems, and computer science, and he is a frequent speaker at Australian and International conferences.

Jon is very active in DAMA Australia, where he is a frequent contributor to DAMA events, and an ardent advocate of data literacy and training.

Dr Karolyn Kerr, Data Manager, IHC New Zealand Incorporated

Dr Karolyn Kerr

IHC New Zealand Incorporated

Dr Karolyn Kerr, Data Manager, IHC New Zealand Incorporated

Dr Karolyn Kerr

Data Manager, IHC New Zealand Incorporated

Karolyn Kerr (PhD, MInstD, RGON) is director and owner of Illuminare. Illuminare provides data management, data governance and data quality strategic planning services to a range of clients, including government and private organisations, and is currently working with IHC Group. Having begun her career as a nurse, training in New Zealand and the UK and specialised in Coronary Care nursing and research, Karolyn then studied Health Informatics. After completing a Masters in telehealth, Karolyn twice worked at the Ministry of Health in the digital health team. Here she completed a PhD in data quality, developing a national strategy for data quality for the health sector. Karolyn is a previous Chair of Health Informatics New Zealand. Having a position on the Board of Accuro Health Insurance and membership with the Institute of Directors, Karolyn is well versed in organisational governance, strategic planning and business risk assessment.

Dr Khaled Alhazmi

KACST (KSA)

Dr Khaled Alhazmi

Director: National Center for Robotics & IoT Technology, KACST (KSA)

Dr Khaled Alqahtani

General Authority of Statistics (KSA)

Dr Khaled Alqahtani

Chief Data Officer, General Authority of Statistics (KSA)

Dr Omer Yezdani

Australian Catholic University

Dr Omer Yezdani

Director (Chief Data Officer), Australian Catholic University

Omer Yezdani is a strategic advisor, and principal data governance and analytics lead at a major Australian university with over 20 years experience in public, private, NFP and government sectors. Omer works in large and complex organisations to unlock the potential of data and information through a strategic approach to harnessing the value of data as a strategic asset. Beginning his career in a major ASX listed technology firm, Omer work on client solutions in communications technology, before moving into national policy and programs with the Australian Government. For the last eight years, Omer has been working in the Australian higher education sector, in Australia’s leading digital university, and currently with one of the worlds’ largest Catholic universities.

Dr Rachel Anne Carter

The Geneva Association

Dr Rachel Anne Carter

Director, The Geneva Association

Dr Rachna Dhand

Rio Tinto

Dr Rachna Dhand

Manager: Data Science & Analytics, Rio Tinto

Dr Rebecca Wynn

Click Solutions Group (USA)

Dr Rebecca Wynn

SVP: Global Cyber Security & Strategy Officer, Click Solutions Group (USA)

Dr Robert Whetsel

U.S Food and Drug Administration

Dr Robert Whetsel

Associate Director, U.S Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Whetsel has served almost 30 years in the US federal government. In his terminal assignment, last assignment before retirement, he joined the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) as a Senior Technical Executive. Prior to moving to the FDA, he spent several years in the Department of Defense (DoD) in various technical leadership roles.

In his last position with the DoD, Dr. Whetsel served as the Chief Technical Advisor for 4th Estate Network Optimization and Defense Enclave Services. It was his technical vision that guided one the largest network and service consolidation projects in the history of the US. federal government. Robert is considered a thought leader in digital transformation and innovation. More importantly, his technical insights into data science continues to achieve astounding and innovative results for complex cross-agency initiatives.

Dr. Whetsel is a recipient of the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology from MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition, he hold a Masters of Computer Science in Artificial Intelligence and a Doctor of Computer Science in Big Data Analytics.

Dr Sophia Frentz

Westfarmers

Dr Sophia Frentz

Data Product Owner – Advantage, Westfarmers

Dr Sophia Frentz (they/them) is the Data Platform Product Owner at OnePass (Wesfarmers). They are passionate about data in all its forms, and believe that everyone has the ability to understand even the most complex data concepts. They have a PhD in Genetics, was one of Out for Australia’s 30 under 30 in 2020, and are currently a Non-Executive Director for Out for Australia. Sophia thinks deeply about the intersections between science, technology, and society, and particularly the ethical implications of how we collect, use, and share data commercially. You can usually find them watching British murder shows and talking about their latest Fun Fact, currently how magenta isn’t a real colour.

Dr Sue Keay

Queensland AI Hub

Dr Sue Keay

Chief Executive Officer, Queensland AI Hub

Dr Sue Keay is the Queensland AI Hub’s first Chief Executive Officer. Dr Keay, with a distinguished career journey focused on disruptive technologies, joined the Hub from her previous position as Research Director for Cyber-Physical Systems at CSIRO’s Data61. Among many achievements, she has been responsible for setting up the world’s first robotic vision research centre and led the development of Australia’s first Robotics roadmap, outlining how robotics and automation will impact on every sector of the Australian economy.

Dr Keay was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and has an MBA from The University of Queensland Business School. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and chairs the Board of Robotics Australia Group, and serves on the Boards of the CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction and Women in Robotics. Dr Keay completed her PhD in Earth Sciences at The Australian National University in 1998 and is recognised as a Superstar of STEM and one of Queensland’s most influential people.

 

Dr Keay is a well-known industry mentor and contributor to the wider STEM ecosystem.

Dr. Abdullah H. Sahyoun

APCO Worldwide (UAE)

Dr. Abdullah H. Sahyoun

Head: AI & Digital Transformation, APCO Worldwide (UAE)

Dr. Bryan Tan

CARRO

Dr. Bryan Tan

Chief Data Scientist, CARRO

Dr. Durrel Ramrathan

MultiChoice Group

Dr. Durrel Ramrathan

Senior Manager: Operational Performance, Quality Analytics & Ml, CX Mentor, MultiChoice Group

Durrel is a senior Analytics & AI Leader - holding a PhD in Leadership, with multiple published works in the Information Technology domain. He is also an Accredited Customer Experience Mentor, focused on creating and enabling solutions that redefine the customer experience itself as well as how it is measured. His experience includes developing and leading multiple AI teams at large global organizations - currently at Multichoice and previously at IBM. This has positioned him at the forefront of some of the most innovative and experimental technologies in business.

Dr. Geraldine Wong

GXS

Dr. Geraldine Wong

Chief Data Officer, GXS

Dr. Pooyan Asgari

Domain

Dr. Pooyan Asgari

Chief Data Officer, Domain

Pooyan oversees Data, Analytics, BI and AI for the group. Pooyan has over 15 years’ experience in the Business Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning fields. Pooyan’s team is dedicated to providing seamless access to data and analytics across the business and supports teams to solve their complex problems with the help of data. Pooyan’s team also actively provides cutting edge AI and BI solutions to internal and external stakeholders.

Before joining Domain in 2014, Pooyan was Director of Analytical Products for HLA Global, working with a number of high-profile health care organisations such as Cancer Council of Australia and centre of disease control (CDC) in the United States to build cutting edge AI solutions for the medical sector.

Pooyan has a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Tehran Azad University, a Master in Information Technology from Macquarie University and PhD in machine learning and natural language processing (IT) from the University of Sydney.

Dr. Ram Singh

Performics

Dr. Ram Singh

Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Analytics & Technology, Performics

Dr. Singh has extensive experience leading C-Suite marketing, analytics, and data sciences positions at Fortune 500 companies. His global experience in Marketing, Analytics, Operations, Acquisition, Branding, and Consulting, is nationally recognized for its impact on performance, and for driving innovation targeted at revenue / brand / customer / ROI growth, product adoption, conversions, and channel optimization.

Industries: Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Computer Software, CPG, Telecom, and Hospitality

Brands: Almost every well-loved, well-recognized, top Global and US brand in the industries listed above

Expertise: Digital Marketing, Analytics & Technology, Media & Advertising, Data Sciences & Artificial Intelligence, Innovation & Insights, Omni-Channel Marketing, Lead Generation, Acquisition, and Retention.

Dragan Vladicic

Okta

Dragan Vladicic

Director, Solutions Engineers, Okta

Dune Sookloll

Horizon Power

Dune Sookloll

Cyber and Information Security Officer, Horizon Power

Duné Sookloll is Horizon Power's Cyber and Information Security Officer and is responsible for enterprise-wide cyber and information security. She is tasked with implementing and maturing cyber security programs and controls for Information and Operational Technology. Duné and her team work to enable Horizon Power to meet business objectives while maintaining the security basics of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Duné is passionate about creating an environment of shared responsibility and empowering women in STEM.

Duné holds a Bachelor in Counter Terrorism, Security, and Intelligence majoring in Politics and International Relations. She is a postgraduate alumni in Cyber Security at Edith Cowan University.

Dávid Havas

MOL Group

Dávid Havas

Head of Data & Analytics, MOL Group

Dév Rishi Sahani

Nissan Motor Corporation

Dév Rishi Sahani

Global Head of Customer Experience Data & Analytics, Nissan Motor Corporation

Eddy Farhat

Zand (UAE)

Eddy Farhat

Chief Data Officer, Zand (UAE)

Edson Augusto Giesel

Renault

Edson Augusto Giesel

LATAM Chief Data Officer, Renault

Technology and people, matchup that surely works!

20 years of experience in the automotive industry. 10 years as an automation engineer, implanting and improving the operation of Renault Latin America plants. 10 years of IS/IT experience, managing a regional team focused on operational excellence and projects delivery for Industrial perimeter.

Currently, leading the Industrial digital transformation for Renault-Nissan Group in Latin America, co-working with french and japanese corporate teams.

 

 



 

Eesh Kharbanda

Openpay

Eesh Kharbanda

Head of Information Security, Openpay

Eesh is an experienced information security professional with more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in various disciplines of security. His specialisations include strategizing the security program and managing security risks by developing security frameworks and capabilities using NIST, ISO27001/2, PCI-DSS and GDPR and running successful security awareness programs. A firm believer in simplifying complex situations, Eesh has helped many organisations elevate their security posture.

Elaine Muir

IAG

Elaine Muir

Manager, Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, IAG

Developing integrated strategies that maximise the impact of security education and awareness, through traditional and digital activities are what inspires me every day.

With 20 years’ experience, I’ve developed a deep knowledge of customer and human behaviours and how to drive sustainable change that builds upon previous knowledge and learned behaviours.

I’ve led teams through strategic change and restructuring, embedding a culture of high standards and inspiring a will to succeed. Having managed the total marketing remit across traditional marketing channels to digital campaign and website development, in addition to event management, PR and communications, I focus on building strategically aligned marketing functions that add tangible value to organisational performance. Resolutely commercial, I speak and lead in terms of business outcomes, providing the clarity of focus needed to turn marketing investment into business value.

With a passion for technology and deep knowledge of the industry, globally, my strength lies in my ability to be a conduit between the worlds of Security and everyday actions, translating the benefits of security controls to deliver clear messaging in a way that aligns with both employee and business needs and wants. I’m passionate about innovation and embrace new ways of working in business.

Eleisha Hawkins

Stats NZ

Eleisha Hawkins

General Manager Data System Strategy and Capability, Stats NZ

Elin Allison

Elin Allison

Telia

Elin Allison

Elin Allison

Head of New Product & Strategy - Data Insights, Division X, Telia

Elisa Koch

AFL – Australia Football League

Elisa Koch

Head of Data, AFL – Australia Football League

Elizabeth Clark

Department of Home Affairs

Elizabeth Clark

Assistant Secretary, Industry Partnerships Branch, Department of Home Affairs

Biography

Elizabeth Shenton

Department of Corporate and Digital Development, NT Government

Elizabeth Shenton

MDM Program Sponsor, Department of Corporate and Digital Development, NT Government

Elrich Engel

AMP

Elrich Engel

Director of Cyber Security (CISO), Architecture & Data, AMP

Elrich Engel is the Director of Cyber Security (CISO), Architecture & Data at AMP Ltd as the executive accountable for Cyber Security, Enterprise Architecture, Financial Crimes Operations & Data. He brings around twenty years of experience working in security and technology roles, having supported large scale digital transformations for ASX-listed companies in financial services and telecommunications, having successfully navigated complex technology migrations and delivering large scale enterprise programs. Elrich was previously the CISO at Vodafone Hutchison Australia, where he built the Cyber Defence & Response Centre (CDRC) from the ground up, restructuring and tripling the cyber practice, driving the diversity agenda and establishing the Cyber Security programme management practice, managing a multimillion-dollar annual budget. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (National Diploma) in Information Technology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa and has completed the Sustainable Business Strategy course from Harvard Business School. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds several industry certifications. He serves on the advisory board of the Deakin University Executive Advisory Board for Cyber (EABC), advisory board of the Palo Alto Networks JAPAC Executive Advisory Board, is an industry advisor to CyRise - Australia's Cyber Security Accelerator, and has served as a steering committee member of the Sydney Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC). He was recognised as one of the Business of InfoSec 2021 Global Top 100 Leaders in Information Security. Previously, he has held various leadership positions, including Vodacom South Africa, where responsibilities included building the security capability across several Vodafone markets in the African region, as well as roles with Sensis (Australia), the South African Government, and several system integrators. Elrich is passionate about helping purpose-driven companies unlock long term growth, balancing doing good while doing well, empathy-based leadership, fostering and celebrating an inclusive culture, and cyber resilience advocacy.

Elvys Nunes

RD

Elvys Nunes

Head of Consumer Market Insights and Analytics and Health LATAM, RD

12 anos de experiência em Marketing, Estratégia & Insights e Vendas em companhias líderes de Mercado como Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Nivea, BASF e Johnson & Johnson. Formado em Administração de Empresas na ESPM em São Paulo, extensão da bacharel na Dorset College em Dublin e MBA na Babson College em Boston.

Participou de grandes projetos na area de Insights, Inovação e Estratégia como o relançamento da Marca Kibon, turn around da marca AdeS, Lançamento de Ben & Jerrys no Brasil, Nova Estratégia de Desodorantes Nivea, Relançamento da marca Suvinil e na Reckitt Benckiser, ele foi responsável em criar um novo modus Operandi para a area de Insights & Analytics no Brasil facilitando a gestão de dados e o acesso aos principais KPIs de negócios através de novos Dashboards. Em Inovação, de acordo com a Nielsen Bases, a Reckitt Health teve o melhor resultado em interesse de compra globalmente com a sua proposta de inovação. Atualmente ocupa a posição de Head de Insights e Analytics LATAM Health para Reckitt Benckiser.



Emily Grant

Department of Home Affairs

Emily Grant

Assistant Secretary, Industry Partnerships, Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs

Ms Emily Grant is the Assistant Secretary, Industry Partnerships in the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre (CISC) at the Department of Home Affairs.

The CISC works across all levels of government, and with owners and operators of critical infrastructure, to identify and manage risks to Australia’s critical infrastructure.

Ms Grant’s Branch leads CISC’s engagement with industry, including through the Trusted Information Sharing Network and a network of Cyber Outreach officers. The branch also leads a series of regulatory and non-regulatory reforms to enhance the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, including those flowing from recent amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

Ms Grant has almost 20 years’ experience in the Australian Public Service (APS) across a number of agencies, including the House of Representatives, Department of the Environment, Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Home Affairs. Ms Grant has extensive experience in liaison between APS Departments and Ministerial offices, including as the former Branch head responsible for Ministerial and Parliamentary matters within the Department of Home Affairs.

Emma Liversidge

Australian Taxation Office

Emma Liversidge

Director, Australian Taxation Office

Emma Stavrakis

Pick ‘n Pay (South Africa)

Emma Stavrakis

Head of Data Engineering, Pick ‘n Pay (South Africa)

Endri Mani

RBC Capital Markets

Endri Mani

Director of Machine Learning Platform, Principal Technologist, RBC Capital Markets

Endri is a director at RBC Capital Markets heading the Data Science Platform team. He researches and applies Artificial Intelligence on financial tabular data, a field where academic research has fallen behind compared to AI usecases in Computer Vision.

Endri has extensive expertise in ML/AI, building models used in high impact businesses. He has developed AiDiract in RBC Capital Markets, which is a machine learning-enabled platform that helps data science teams be more productive by reducing the amount of tedious, operational work and allowing more time to focus on building valuable models.

Endré Walls

Customers Bank

Endré Walls

EVP & CISO, Customers Bank

Endre Jarraux Walls is the EVP and CISO for Customers Bancorp and Customers Bank. He is responsible for the security of over $19B in domestic assets and provides leadership to the Bank’s technology risk, digital compliance, security operations, governance, resilience, physical security, and cyber fraud departments of Customers Bank’s award-winning Corporate Security Group. He has held all 3 C-level roles in the technology industry, as an award-winning CIO, CTO, and now CISO. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as an executive in the, Healthcare, Telecom, Technology, and Hospitality industries. Walls also led a ground-breaking global advisory services division for a Global 100 technology company.

He was recently recognized as one of the top 40 under 40 leaders in the greater Philadelphia region, is a 2021 Top 100 CISO, was recognized as a top 10 global CISO in 2020 and received an American Cyber Awards honor in 2020. He attended both Capella University in Minnesota for his BS in Information Technology and Yale University’s School of Management for Executive Education.

Eoin Burke

Link Group

Eoin Burke

Head of Financial Crimes (APAC), Link Group

Eoin has 20 years’ experience in Financial Crimes and Data Analytics, and has worked across APAC and EMEA in a number of Senior Leadership roles.

Eoin joined Link Group in 2012 and is the Head of Financial Crimes responsible for protecting the data and monetary assets of over 30 million individuals. His current remit spans across Fraud Prevention, AML/CTF Reporting, Training & Awareness, Suspicious Matter Reporting, Regulator & Law Enforcement engagement. Eoin is responsible for the strategy, leadership and continuous improvement of the Financial Crimes department, ensuring the people, processes and technology are all operating effectively to mitigate the risk of fraud impacting the wider ecosystem.

Eric Yamashita

dataxchange

Eric Yamashita

Data Management and Governance Specialist, dataxchange

Evelyn Wareham

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

Evelyn Wareham

Chief Data and Insights Officer, Insights and Data Transformation (IDx), Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

Evelyn is a passionate believer in the power of data, information and knowledge to change lives. As Chief Data Officer for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Evelyn is responsible for growing governance, strategy and capability to help MBIE to get its data engine in gear and become an evidence led organisation. Prior to this at Stats NZ, Evelyn led delivery of data for customers and the expansion of New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure as a world-leading research hub of anonymised, person-centred data. At Archives NZ, she guided agencies on recordkeeping and supported professional development across the Pacific region. Her career has been a fabulous rollercoaster ride across the information ecosystem – from historical taonga, to recordkeeping, digital preservation, privacy, information management, metadata, statistics, data integration, data science and algorithm ethics.

Fahad Alsaawi

Lean Business Services (KSA)

Fahad Alsaawi

Chief Data Officer, Lean Business Services (KSA)

-Supervising and implement Data Architecture design at the company.
-Building fully scalable Data platform which play central role as data integration hub for all internal and external integration.
-Building full scalable data lake , covering design and implementation of having the mixture design and data warehouse and Data lake.
-Implementation of Big Data Platform using (NIFI,Kafka) as integration platform.
-Building Advanced analytics artificial intelligence & machine learning products and deploy it on production.
-implementation of analytical layer covering all services and products.
-designing life data streaming architecture to make sure all data across all components are updated.
-Simulation engines (like hospital emergency department simulation , pharmaceutical supply chain simulation, health Policy simulation), we are adopting (agent based models , system dynamic models , discrete event models) as approach in developing these engines.
-Computing engines (Like data quality engine , terminology engines) its rule based engines where machine learning is injected with in it to enhance the rules and optimize outcomes.
-Establishing a full data eco system within the company.
-Data governance implementation.
-Data Strategy.
-Digital transformation strategy and positioning for the company.
-Digital Twin platform using advanced behavioral models related to health care.

Fahad Najeeb

Latitude Financial Services

Fahad Najeeb

Head of Data Platforms & Engineering, Latitude Financial Services

Fahad is an enabler and a team builder, in his current role as Head of Data Platform & Engineering @ Latitude, he is helping customers and stakeholder make financially smarter decisions.

He is building nimble, closed feedback loop platforms and change that enables responsible, proactive and customer/merchant centric personalisation.

Fahad has over 17 years of industry experience working with MNCs, Startups & System Integrators across various industry verticals.

He enjoys applying learnings from across industries to bring about change, keeping customers and stakeholders aligned.

In his downtime Fahad loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, discovering new places/eateries, cycling, and dreaming of traveling in a camper trailer.

Faisal Khan

Queensland Government

Faisal Khan

Director Cyber Security, ICT Governance & Risk, Queensland Government

Faisal Khan is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with experience of over two decades in various technology, cybersecurity, governance, risk, and compliance domains in Australia as well as overseas both in public and private sectors.

He holds an M.Phil. in information risk management (mainly cybersecurity and information governance) from University of Queensland which gave him an opportunity to conduct and publish his cybersecurity research. Faisal earned certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. In the start of his career, he also managed to obtain certifications such as MCSE, CCNE and CCNA.

He worked over a decade in a reserve bank overseas where he pioneered and led cybersecurity and IT governance functions. He has also worked for EY Australia and Senior Consultant – IT Risk and Assurance.

Faisal also managed an ASX200 company’s ISO 27001 journey from scratch to the certification level.
Faisal is currently associated with Queensland Government for the last four years where he has served multiple entities. He currently leads the cybersecurity function of an important Queensland Government department.

Cybersecurity governance is Faisal’s favourite domain and he loves to seek and share knowledge in this very domain.

Faizal Janif

Marsh

Faizal Janif

Senior Vice President and Head of Cyber Advisory, APAC, Marsh

Faizal is a senior security executive who sits on the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) Executive Advisory Board, sat on the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) panel reviewing the Australian Cyber Security Strategy, member of the Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) and has worked closely with Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) and most recently Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and The Department of Home Affairs, In addition Faizal is also the founder of the Cyber 12.

Faizal poses in-depth knowledge in Security Operations Delivery, Infrastructure modernization, System Administration, ITSM, and SIEM. Faizal has implemented a large number of ICT and OT project within pre-set budgets while adhering to timelines and quality expectations. Faizal has worked as a trusted advisor and lead internal implementer while being a SME for InfoSec (ISO 27001), Cyber Security (NIST) and PCI-DSS compliance, Faizal poses experience in preparing for security audits, with extensive experience reviewing the Information Security measures and ensuring end to end implementation of security initiatives, safeguarding the information resources of the organization to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability.

Faizal is Adept in deploying, monitoring and administering end to end Incident Response, ERP & Application Software, UAT, Anti-Malware, HIPS, HIDS, System and Disk Encryption software, Data Leak Prevention (DLP) and Hardware appliance like SIEM appliances, Router, Firewall, IDS, IPS, Switch and Proxy servers, Faizal brings many years of Writing, reviewing and updating documentation security strategies, roadmaps, policies and guidelines.

Farayi Kambarami

Woolworths

Farayi Kambarami

Head, Central Planning and Data, Woolworths

Farayi Kambarami:: Head | Central Planning and Data at Woolworths (Pty) Ltd & M.Phil Computational Linguistics researcher at CUT

Farhan Choudhary

Gartner for IT Leaders

Farhan Choudhary

Principal, Analyst - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Gartner for IT Leaders

Farhan Choudhary is a part of the Artificial Intelligence team, under Data and Analytics at Gartner, focusing on Artificial Intelligence along with Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.

He helps clients with best practices around operationalizing machine learning and AI models, hiring and upskilling, organizational strategies, platforms/tools (buy vs. build vs. outsource) - finding the right platform/tool, pricing and contract reviews, and productionization techniques (DataOps, MLOps, ModelOps) to operationalize and achieve success with data science, ML and AI initiatives.

He co-led the Gartner Use Case Prism Framework and with that guides organizations on the strategic, organizational, and technology aspects of using advanced analytics as a driving force of their growth. 

Fawad Bayunus

Standard Chartered Bank

Fawad Bayunus

Cluster Head, Information & Cybersecurity Risk - Pakistan & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

Fawad worked as a Technology Security Officer (ITSO) in the CIO Organisation for ABN AMRO Clearing Bank – APAC region.

Prior to joining ABN AMRO Clearing, Fawad was working as an IT Risk Assurance & Security specialist for ING Bank in Australia. He was also engaged with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and worked in the Digital Trust & Risk Assurance domain on several IT Security & Risk Assurance projects. Having over 17 years of experience with demonstrated success and accomplishments in Big4 and other financial institutions. A professional with a focus on composing and implementing procedures, assessing technology integration and a successful lead to major project implementations.

Prior to joining PwC, he has led the Information Security team for The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, UFJ - Oceania Region. Fawad started his career with A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of PwC) before moving into the financial industry. His past experience includes roles at organisations such as Askari Bank Limited, Samba Bank Limited, Silk Bank Limited, Westpac and Aussie Forex & Finance.

Fergus Hanson

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Fergus Hanson

Director, International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Fergus Hanson is the Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre and Convener of the Sydney Dialogue.

He is the author of Internet Wars and has published widely on a range of cyber and foreign policy topics.

He was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Professional Fulbright Scholar based at Georgetown University working on the uptake of new technologies by the US government.

He has worked for the UN, as a Program Director at the Lowy Institute and served as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in The Hague. While working for philanthropist Andrew Forrest he led the establishment of the Freedom Fund in London and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery in Washington D.C.

He has been a Fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Pacific Forum. He is a member of the board of directors of the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and Art Monthly Australasia. He is an Advisory Board member of the Cyber Peace Institute in Geneva.

Fernando González Paulin

RappiPay Mexico

Fernando González Paulin

Chief Data Officer, RappiPay Mexico

Fernando es Chief Data Officer en RappiBank México. Es un apasionado de la tecnología, los datos, la innovación y el emprendimiento. Es Ingeniero en Mecatrónica y Maestro en Inteligencia Artificial por la Universidad de Edimburgo. Fernando lleva más de 7 años en el mundo de los datos. Ser ha desempeñado en cargos como Director de Inteligencia Artificial para Banco Azteca, y actualmente, Fernando lidera las estrategias de cara a datos para Rappi: desde su extracción, manipulación, análisis, y explotación de los datos a partir de modelos.

Fernando Mayer

Arkon Data

Fernando Mayer

CEO, Arkon Data

Fernando Mayer has over 12 years leading highly specialized tech teams in the fields of bioinformatics, medical devices, software development, data engineering, data science and global enterprise digital transformation. As a Co-Founder in Abraxas Group he has spent the past 9 years helping build several tech startups that through the understanding and harnessing of the data humans produce and gather, aim to improve specific areas fundamental to our civilization. He has also designed the coursework and been a lecturer on Healthcare Systems and Information Technologies at Tecnológico de Monterrey and is passionate about enhancing human capabilities through technology. In Arkon Data he has helped materialize the company’s mission of driving systemic value and raising organizational intelligence; the results of this endeavor translate into projects ranging from massive data extractions to Active Master Data Management implementations. In his spare time he enjoys composing and producing music, learning new skills and traveling.  
 
 

Fernando Serto

Cloudflare

Fernando Serto

Chief Technologist & Evangelist - APJC, Cloudflare

Fernando is the Chief Technologist and Evangelist for Asia Pacific, Japan and China at Cloudflare, and has been in the IT industry for almost two decades, starting his early career as a developer, transitioning to Infrastructure roles in Server, Application and Networking space in both Operations and Professional Services, with a focus on Security. For the last decade, Fernando has been focused on resolving customer’s challenges, and evangelizing new technologies in the Application Performance and Security areas. Fernando has also spent a number of years working for a major Telco in APAC, specializing in WAN, Cloud, Security and Media solutions.

Filipe Faro

Peppery

Filipe Faro

Chief Data Officer, Peppery

Filipe Faro é um profissional com passagens em agências como Talent, Sunset e atualmente na Peppery. Atuou boa parte da carreira como Head de CRM atendendo cliente como Fiat, Jeep, Nextel, Palmeiras, Frooty. Hoje ocupa a cadeira de CDO (Chief Data Officer) da Peppery, onde comanda não só a área de CRM, mas toda a estrutura de dados, passando pelas áreas de DBM, Data Science, BI e Performance para clientes como Reckitt Benckiser, Grupo SEB, brMalls, Sodexo, Energisa, Nike entre outros.

Fiona Norton

BigCommerce

Fiona Norton

Product Marketing Manager, BigCommerce

Fouad Fahim

SAP

Fouad Fahim

Solution Advisor Expert - Center of Excellence N.A., SAP

Francesco Battaglia

Francesco Battaglia

Agos

Francesco Battaglia

Francesco Battaglia

Data Manager & Head of Data Analytics, Agos

As Head of Data Analytics Office, I am responsible for setting up cross-sectional analyses with the aim of supporting a data-based decision-making process. Among the features of the office are the cross support to directions and the orientation towards innovation. As Data Manager, I take care of supporting the various strategic initiatives linked to the data world with the aim to improve the effectiveness by the business point of view.

Francis Kaitano

Bank of New Zealand

Francis Kaitano

Enterprise Security Architect, Bank of New Zealand

Francis is a visionary, transformational and practical cyber security leader with the ability to pragmatically deliver value adding outcomes. He has over a decade and a half of diverse experience across multiple fields of security and risk management spanning across multiple industry sectors including working for 2 separate Big 4 firms holding senior management, architecture, operational and consulting roles interfacing with board, exec level, technical and non-technical cross functional stakeholders.

He believes that innovation is the oxygen for driving simple yet value adding security capabilities. Core to his skills is his ability to solve complex business problems and influence change by bringing a diverse stakeholder base on board by demystifying complexity whilst painting a clear picture of the value aspects to be delivered from both the business and customer perspective. He is a proponent of using Design Thinking and DevSecOps to ensure security can scale and meet with the pace of business, security, and digital change.

Francisco Gaia

Merck

Francisco Gaia

Assoc. Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Merck

Nearly a decade experience in Business Strategy related areas in the Pharmaceutical Industry, in Consultancy and Market Research, Market Intelligence and Sales Force Effectiveness, providing analytical support to Finance, Marketing, Sales and R&D.
I have developed go-to-market models, launch strategies and forecasts for both Specialty Care and Primary Care products for over 30 countries in the Emerging Markets. I have implemented statistical models to evaluate product performance, launch tracking, optimal resource allocation, and have led international and cross-functional Market Research for Insights Generation and New Product Planning. Some of my statistical modelling for Product and Market Forecasting have been awarded Industry-wide recognition.

 

 



 

Frank Silva

Dataiku

Frank Silva

Solutions Engineer, Dataiku

Frank Silva é o líder técnico do time Dataiku Brasil. Ele é especialista em criar modelos de Machine Learning, engenharia de dados, e de soluções analíticas. Frank trabalhou com centenas de equipes diferentes em várias áreas de ciência de dados.



 

Frederique De Letter

Domino's

Frederique De Letter

Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence, Domino's

Through-out my career I have accumulated significant experience delivering value and effectively solving organizational challenges within a business strategy consulting and data analytics environment which has allowed me to progress rapidly from a local to global leadership role.

I play at the intersection of data, tech and business strategy driving digitalization across the enterprise and strategically identifying and executing on monetization and associated business models.

Frederique De Letter

Domino's

Frederique De Letter

Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence, Domino's

Through-out my career I have accumulated significant experience delivering value and effectively solving organizational challenges within a business strategy consulting and data analytics environment which has allowed me to progress rapidly from a local to global leadership role.

I play at the intersection of data, tech and business strategy driving digitalization across the enterprise and strategically identifying and executing on monetization and associated business models.

Fuller Yu

Hospital Authority

Fuller Yu

Chief Information Security Officer, Hospital Authority

Fuller has more than 22 years of experience in cybersecurity, technology risk management and information security in global financial services and healthcare sectors. He is now the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Hospital Authority Hong Kong driving the corporate cybersecurity strategy and supporting its digital transformation journey.

Prior to joining Hospital Authority, Fuller held various leadership roles in cybersecurity and information security including Director of Technology Risk Management of Credit Suisse, Head of Technology Risk Management and Cybersecurity of AIA Group, and Vice President of IT Risk Management of JPMorgan.

 He received his MBA and Master in Information Systems Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

 Fuller is also the Co-Chair of Cybersecurity Work Stream of Digital Health Partnership (GDHP), a collaboration between governments, government agencies, and WHO.

Gabriel Akindeju

Risks Consult

Gabriel Akindeju

Managing Consulting Director & Chief Security Officer, Risks Consult

Gabriel Akindeju sits across multiple organisations providing strategic CISO roles, including Managing Consulting Director & Chief Security Office, Risks Consult; was CISO, Waikato District Health Board and also, was the Deputy CISO, Health Alliance Te Whatu Ora - Northern Region, under contract.

Gabriel Akindeju is an innovative and strategic Technology Risk Management and Security Management thought leader with background in Enterprise Technology Risk Management and Enterprise Security Governance and Architecture; Information Systems Management; Instrumentations and Controls Engineering; Electronic Electrical Engineering; PRInCEII and Agile practices.

His overall objectives are to help organisations (1) leverage effective technology risk management and security for the creation of stakeholder values by optimising risk-reward dynamics (i.e. improve Risk Agility and Controls Optimisation Efficiencies); (2) prevent value erosion via the deployment of effective risk and security operations management framework and processes (i.e. optimise Risk Posture and minimise Risk Profile); and (3) safely and securely recover, if and when, business disruptions occur due to technology related issues and/or events (i.e. improve resilience and incident response readiness).

Gabriel is skilled in transformational Enterprise Technology Risk Management and Security capability maturity uplifts and has helped various organisations, including in his current role, bootstrap capability maturity programmes through structured yet agile architectural frameworks and processes. He has a special knack for senior leadership engagement and can drive positive uplift in enterprise culture shift through simple, easy to manage and yet effective initiatives.

Gabriel is a prolific innovator and an advocate of continuous improvements through adoption and applications of complex adaptive system integration concepts. He is passionate about the alignment and transformation of technologies; and technology governance and management processes into strategic enablers and competitive differentiators for businesses through risk optimisation.

Gabriel was the winner (one of 2) of the UK's 2006 best IS dissertation award for his work on RFId, courtesy of the ISACA, UK; Gabriel also won the ISACA Certificate of Excellence Award in 2006, courtesy of the ISACA Auckland Chapter; and was cited in the 2008 edition of Marquis Who's Who in the world. Gabriel won an Oceania Geographic Region CRISC award in Dec 2012; and more recently was cited in the Volume 4 (June 2020) of the ISACA Journal – Building Enterprise Security Programme.

Gabriel often speaks at professional seminars and likes to help professional candidates seeking certifications through both formal review seminars and informal mentorship. He enjoys professional teams, who pride in value creation, professionalism, & training and promote personal professional development as tools to defining, creating, and delivering superlative customer experiences.

Gai Le Roy

The Interactive Advertising Bureau

Gai Le Roy

CEO, The Interactive Advertising Bureau

Gai is the CEO of IAB Australia which is the peak advocacy, research & standards body representing digital media and advertising. Gai has worked in the media industry for 30 years and the digital ad industry since 1998. Prior to running the IAB Gai held senior data, strategy and research roles at Fairfax Media, Nielsen and ninemsn. Gai is a global leader in media strategy, effectiveness and measurement as well as building and managing teams that help close the divide between digital and traditional marketing.

Gareth Lloyd

Media24 (South Africa)

Gareth Lloyd

Head: Data & Analytics, Media24 (South Africa)

Gareth Powell

Studio Retail Group

Gareth Powell

Director, Data, Studio Retail Group

I have over 19 years of experience in the world of data and analytics focused in retail, financial services and telecommunications. I’ve recently become Director of Data with Studio Retail. It’s a brilliant organisation and I’m truly proud to be helping to shape its journey. It’s a data-rich sector, a hugely exciting organisation with a great brand and culture and there is significant opportunity to win with data. I’ve held Director roles previously with TalkTalk and N Brown Group and I’ve led customer analytics, data science, digital analytics, research, BI and forecasting teams across a number of roles in my career. My vision with data is to create a ‘walled garden’ focus on the big strategic opportunities as well as creating an environment where analytical business partnerships can thrive. I’ve got a diverse team operating in a dynamic environment and our focus and purpose is on how we can create value through data and insight. My recently expanded role also encapsulates data engineering, data architecture and data governance.

Garrett O’Hara

Mimecast

Garrett O’Hara

APAC Field CTO, Mimecast

Garrett O’Hara is Mimecast’s APAC Field CTO and co-host of the Get Cyber Resilient podcast where he has interviewed local and global security leaders. Over two decades he has held roles across development, project management and delivery, training and development, and cyber resilience. This broad experience helps him support organisations as they navigate their cyber resilience strategies. He is a regular contributor to Australian media on all things cyber.

Gary Baverstock

Gary Baverstock

Denodo

Gary Baverstock

Gary Baverstock

Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Northern Europe, Denodo

Gary Baverstock is the Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Northern Europe for Denodo. Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Gary has a degree in Social Sciences from Southampton University. He has 25+ years of experience selling complex IT based business solutions to a wide range of blue chip corporate clients which have improved their productivity and enhanced their profitability. Gary has a strong background in Enterprise Software in areas including Data and Application Integration, Business Intelligence and Data Virtualization, working previously with Software AG and Information Builders. Gary has been working with Denodo for over 11 years and leads the company’s efforts in acquiring, developing and retaining strategic customers in the UK and in the Nordic Countries. 

Outside of work, Gary has a wife and two sons and is founder and Chairman of a Junior Football Club in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire which has a membership of 300+ young footballers ranging in age from 5 to 18.

Gary Gooden

Seattle Children's

Gary Gooden

CTSO, Seattle Children's

Gaurav Singh

BHP

Gaurav Singh

Manager Decision Sciences, Technology, BHP

Versatile and driven, Gaurav offers skills in strategic planning, operations management, and advanced analytics gained over 20+ years of leadership experience. In that time, he has forged collaborative partnerships across organizations to deliver advanced analytical solutions to complex business challenges.

Gavin Cope

Absa (South Africa)

Gavin Cope

Head: Advanced Analytics and Insights (RBB), Absa (South Africa)

Gavin Ryan

Navitas

Gavin Ryan

Global Head of Information Security, Navitas

Taking a business centric approach to Cyber Security has allowed me for over 17 years to build and run successful Cyber Security Teams. These Teams deliver outcomes aligned to business risk appetite and evolve with the continuing change in the Cyber Security threat landscape.

With a strong focus on delivering quality outcomes across the people, process, and technology pillars of Cyber Security, I have worked with global and national organisations across industries including education, mining, oil and gas, health, financial services, technology, and government sectors.

My experience includes Cyber Security strategy, assessment, transformation, management, data protection, incident response, risk management, privacy, metrics and reporting, education and training, third party management, identity and access management, cloud, policies and procedures, frameworks and standards, regulatory and compliance.

Gemma Lipovski

National Transport Insurance

Gemma Lipovski

Head of Insights and Analytics, National Transport Insurance

10 + years’ experience in data and analytics focused roles in financial services.  Currently the Head of NTI’s Insights and Analytics department; a cross functional area providing reporting, analytics, insights and data science solutions.  Passionate about how data and advanced analytics can be leveraged to drive efficiencies, improve processes and support the achievement of strategic objectives.             

Geoffrey Coley

Veritas Technologies

Geoffrey Coley

Chief Technology Officer, South Asia and Pacific Region, Veritas Technologies

Geoffrey Coley is the CTO of the South Asia Pacific region at Veritas. In his role, Geoffrey is responsible for leading a regional architecture practice and pre-sales team to design technical approaches and drive strategic engagements for large enterprises, service providers and key channel partners.

Geoffrey has over twenty-two years of experience across several leading multi-national firms with international exposure to banking, media, telecommunications, and government sectors. He brings a wealth of experience to Veritas pertinent to high-performance team leadership, business development, commercial design and service delivery.  Geoffrey is also the executive sponsor providing oversight relating to new technology adoption and value realisation for some of Veritas’ largest customers.

Before joining Veritas in 2019, Geoffrey spent more than seven years at Cisco, first in professional services before expanding his remit to lead a part of a global business development function focused on large and complex opportunities transacted as-a-service, considering design, deployment and run motions.

Earlier in his career, Geoffrey held numerous IT professional and largely technical roles across various industries, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, EMC Australia, Unisys Australia, Vodafone and Lehman Brothers UK. With his strong understanding of business requirements, solution and enterprise architecture and technical knowledge, Geoffrey has an excellent track record in developing or responding to IT strategies and technology transformation initiatives that have helped organisations to achieve measurable business outcomes.

Geoffrey is passionate about long-term roadmaps for customers and about developing his team to have an opinion and to map points-of-view, assisting customers address the likes of cyber risk, digital compliance, cloud, and SaaS adoption. 

In his free time, Geoffrey enjoys time with his family, most things outdoors from running, to group fitness and has an avid interest in geopolitics and international relations. 

George Do

Gojek

George Do

Chief Information Security Officer, Gojek

George has been working in the cybersecurity field for over 25+ years concentrating on the
building and operating cybersecurity programs. He specialises in the transformation of
cybersecurity, winning customer trust, and ensuring a strong cybersecurity posture for
organisation.

George has extensive experience in maturing global cybersecurity programs and teams. He has
extensive experience in securing applications (products and services), securing core IT
infrastructure and cloud workloads, and maintaining a robust incident response capability.
George leads global teams in cybersecurity, data privacy, governance, risk, compliance (GRC),
and implementation of security frameworks. 

Working closely stakeholders across functions, the global programs he developed has ensured
security is baked into products and services at birth.

Before joining Gojek and GoTo Financial, George served as the global Chief Cybersecurity
Officer (CISO) at Equinix where he built the global cybersecurity program from inception.
Previous to that he worked at Exodus (Savvis / Century Link), and Tivo in senior security
leadership roles. He began his career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) where he collaborated with senior federal officials to secure government information
assets.

George serves on customer advisory boards for several cybersecurity firms and is an advisor for
venture capital. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at cybersecurity industry events.

George Finney

Southern Methodist University

George Finney

Chief Security Officer, Southern Methodist University

George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George is the bestselling author of several cybersecurity books, including the award-winning book, Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future. George was recognized in 2021 as one of the top 100 CISOs in the world by CISOs Connect and has worked in Cybersecurity for over 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture.

Gerardo Carrera Mendoza

Mabe Corporativo

Gerardo Carrera Mendoza

Head of Analytics & Machine Learning, Mabe Corporativo

In charge of building a robust team, machine learning infreastructure and a data pipeline to develop innovative data science and machine learning based solutions for different areas and processes of Mabe, some include: dynamic price optimization, demand forecast, logistics, IoT, manufacture (predictive mantainance, quality inspection).

Germaine Tan

Darktrace

Germaine Tan

Director of Analysis, APAC, Darktrace

Germaine is the Director of Analysis, APAC at Darktrace. Based in Singapore, she works with CISOs, managers and security teams all over APAC to optimise and integrate into Darktrace in their digital environments. She also consults with these teams about their cyber security posture and cyber risk strategy. These teams are from a large variety of industries like financial institutions, healthcare, entertainment and critical infrastructure. She also manages the team of 17 analysts in the APAC region that threat hunts and monitors networks from all over the world. Germaine holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Masters of Science in Technology Management from Nanyang Technological University. She is also certified with CEH, CISSP and CRISC.

Gil Geron

Orca Security

Gil Geron

CPO & Co-Founder, Orca Security

Gil has 15 years of experience leading and delivering cybersecurity and intelligence products. Prior to co-founding Orca Security, Gil directed a team of over 80 cyber professionals at Check Point Software Technologies. There he led the strategies and development cycle of its core cybersecurity product portfolio, which grew to over $400M in annual revenues while under his leadership. Gil is committed to providing seamless cybersecurity solutions without compromising on efficiency.

Gil Kirkpatrick

Semperis

Gil Kirkpatrick

Chief Architect, Semperis

Gil Kirkpatrick is the Chief Architect for products at Semperis, a leading provider of cyber preparedness, incident response, and disaster recovery solutions for enterprise directory services on-premises and in the cloud. Gil has been building commercial products for enterprise IT for a very long time, focusing primarily on identity management and security-related products. He has been named a Microsoft MVP for Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility for each of the last 15 years, and is the author of Active Directory Programming, as well as the founder of the Directory Experts Conference. At Semperis Gil builds products to prevent, detect, and recover from cyber-attacks on enterprise hybrid identity environments. Gil speaks on cyber-security, identity, and disaster recovery topics at IT conferences around the world.

Girish Agarwal

Girish Agarwal

Piab

Girish Agarwal

Girish Agarwal

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Piab

Giulianna Carranza

El Comercio

Giulianna Carranza

Chief Data Officer, El Comercio

Senior Executive Professional with experience in major multinational companies, designing comprehensive strategy Data & Analytics and Data Science: KPI's, effectiveness of digital media (Digital Analytics) and traditional channels; to provide business insights, trends and consumption habits of customers and monetize these operations. Local and regional leadership teams in Latin America.


 

Gliseth Chuqui

SGS

Gliseth Chuqui

Head of Data Science, Analytics & Innovation, SGS

Creator of the Data & Innovation department at SGS, where we create data technology applications, use machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other technology solutions related to digital transformation.

I am a disruptive, innovative, and creative leader with strong analytical skills. I have a bachelor's degree in statistics from UNMSM, as well as certifications as an Agile Coach and a Scrum Master, and specialist training in Digital Transformation: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cloud and Cybersecurity from MIT, Managment and Innovation Strategies from CENTRUM PUCP, and Design Thinking for Business Innovation from Universidad del Pacifico.

I have had different roles as a head of a department, a leader of teams, and a project manager. In these roles, I oversaw technological innovation, implemented advanced analytics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and worked in fields of business intelligence, business analytics, financial intelligence, and corporate ethics. I also have experience in diverse sectors ranging from technology, banking, insurance, fishing, mining, agriculture, and certifications, both domestically and internationally.


 

Grace Brown

JSE

Grace Brown

Head: Client Services, JSE

Grae Meyer-Gleaves

Hollard Insurance

Grae Meyer-Gleaves

CISO, Hollard Insurance

Grae has over 25 years experience across multiple industries in ICT leadership, consulting and management roles. He is a specialist in information security, risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, infrastructure and architecture.

He started his career in IT and cyber security with the Australian Army and has since held senior positions with leading Global and Australian organisations such as Allianz, Fortinet, Westpac, QGC – A BG-Group business, Bank of Queensland, Data#3, Brisbane City Council and Wesley Mission Queensland.

Over the past 18+ months he has been with Hollard Insurance Australia leading their cyber security and Line 1 IT Risk as the Chief Information Security Officer. Grae is also a founder and director of Cybercation which provides unique gamified training solutions for some of Australia’s largest organisations.

Graeme McLellan

Bank of New Zealand

Graeme McLellan

Divisional Security Officer, Bank of New Zealand

25 years in information security across professional services and the banking sector in UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Provides forward-thinking and practical advice in simple language for technical, business and executive audiences. Recent focus on driving cyber and scam awareness for colleagues and customers.

Strong stakeholder management and an advocate for staff growth and a fun working environment.

Graeme Payne

The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches: A Case Study and Lessons Learned (US)

Graeme Payne

Author, The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches: A Case Study and Lessons Learned (US)

Graeme Payne is a consultant, speaker, and coach. He works with boards and senior executives to help them understand and manage cybersecurity and IT risks. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting and IT management in financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and utility industries. During the Equifax 2017 Data Breach (which exposed the sensitive information on 146 million US consumers), he was Senior Vice President and CIO of Global Corporate Platforms. He was fired the day before the former Chairman and CEO of Equifax testified to Congress that the root cause of the data breach was human error and technological failure. Graeme would later be identified as “the human error”. Graeme authored “The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches: A Case Study and Lessons Learned” about the Equifax 2017 data breach.

Prior to joining Equifax in 2011, Graeme was a Principal at Ernst & Young and Global Leader of Governance, Risk & Compliance at Wipro Consulting. Over his 30 year career, he has consulted with hundreds of companies on cybersecurity and IT risk programs. Graeme started his career as an accountant and holds many security and IT risk certifications.  He grew up and worked in New Zealand before moving to the United States in 1995. Graeme is currently Practice Leader. Strategy, Risk & Compliance at Kudelski Security.

Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gram Ludlow

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Grant Anthony

Orion Health

Grant Anthony

CISO, Orion Health

Grant is an information security, risk and compliance leader with 14 years’ experience designing, implementing, and leading complex information security programmes across Europe, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Grant recently relocated to Auckland and is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Orion Health.

Grant has deep experience building and leading globally dispersed information security teams in highly regulated environments (Finance, Physical Security and Health) and strong knowledge of information security management frameworks including ISO 27001, HITRUST and Cyber Essentials. Grant led the incident management programme development for an organisation with 30,000 staff and supported the development of global security operations centre.

Grant tackles business challenges with a pragmatic, risk-based mindset and excels in distilling complex problems and solutions into visually appealing, audience-oriented material – driving understanding, consensus and action. Grant brings passion, a global perspective, and is driven to see security investment be cost effective, impactful and sustained.

Grant Lockwood

Virtus Health

Grant Lockwood

CISO, Virtus Health

Grant Lockwood is Virtus Health’s Chief Information Security Officer. His 20 year IT career includes 9 years in healthcare and 5 years at the pointy end of healthcare cybersecurity, going full-stack from the boardroom to the server room. His hobbies include skydiving, astrophysics, and lying in biographies.

Greg Brown

UPS

Greg Brown

VP of Strategy and R&D, Advanced Technology Group, UPS

VP of the Advanced Technology Group leveraging Emerging Technology to support the UPS vision for a Global Smart Logistics Network. The areas of focus include Data Driven Decisions, Autonomous Systems, Robotics/Automation, and Sensors and IOT.

Guillermo Azcárraga Gomis

HPE (Spain)

Guillermo Azcárraga Gomis

HPE GreenLake Go To Market for MLOPs, HPE (Spain)

Guillermo has spent over 25 years with HPE, serving a number of roles across several services business units within the company, garnering a wealth of experience in design, development, technical and software support and business development.  Prior to his current role of heading up HPE’s GreenLake Go to Market for MLOps business, he spent five years in Ireland where he led the company’s OpenStack Professional Services business.

 Before joining HPE he worked at IBM as a programmer in their factory in la Puebla de Valbona (Valencia, Spain).

Guillermo holds a M.Sc. in Physics from University of Valencia (Spain), and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid (Spain).

Gurprit Singh

Partners Capital

Gurprit Singh

Head of Data, Partners Capital

Guru Rao

FB Alliance

Guru Rao

Chief Digital & Analytics Officer, FB Alliance

Experienced leader with deep passion for corporate strategy, innovation and enterprise transformation. Successfully launched and grew a digital insurance startup and two large business subsidiaries. Scaled business through strategic partnerships, launched new products and new business models, and devised innovative technology platforms.

I have advised and mentored InsureTech leaders on developing effective partnerships with insurance companies and delivering "quantifiable" business value through their tech solutions.
 

Responsible for identifying, evaluating and driving company's high priority growth initiatives.
Established and operationally responsible for company's digital products, digital marketing, data, analytics, actuarial, core systems and information technology functions. Initiatives completed include rapid introduction of new insurance products into multiple states in the US; near-real time data and analytics for decision making across the enterprise; best in class enterprise data governance, security and compliance; transformation to a core digital platform development; 100% virtual enterprise IT; predictive modeling based insurance/actuarial product development; and, InsureTech partnerships. Digital initiatives under implementation are telematics-based auto insurance product and a white-label platform, IoT solutions for mitigating property losses using smart home devices, and mobile/AI solutions aimed at improving customer experience.

Gus Clarke - Tyme

Gus Clarke

Tari Labs

Gus Clarke - Tyme

Gus Clarke

Head of Security, Tari Labs

Cyber Security professional with over 20 years experience in both offensive and defensive security across a plethora of industries. Strong technical security background and strategic ability allows Angus to articulate business risk at all verticals in organisations. Deeply passionate about the development of the next generation of cyber security specialists and growing the South African hacker community.

Guy Morrell

The Francis Crick Institute

Guy Morrell

CISO, The Francis Crick Institute

An engineer by background, Guy is an experienced problem solver. CISO at the Francis Crick Institute since Jan 2021 and head of a technical group for the last three years, his focus has shifted from challenges with a binary answer to the fuzzy world of human beings and their interactions with each other and the digital world. Year one as CISO has seen him deliver an end-to-end refresh on security policy, culture and practice through digital transformation of cyber-security operations and data governance while bringing Nobel Prize winning scientists along on the journey.og post content here…

Hamdan Azhar

BlackRock

Hamdan Azhar

Head of Data Science, Global Marketing, BlackRock

HAMDAN AZHAR is a data science, analytics, and research leader with over 10 years of experience discovering meaningful insights in complex datasets and using storytelling to drive business, product, and social impact. The founder of PRISMOJI, he was formerly a director at Blockchain Technologies Corporation, and prior to that, was a data scientist at Facebook, at GraphScience, and on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.

A prolific writer and public speaker, his writings on technology and culture have been published in WIRED, VICE, Forbes, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has taught data science courses at Boston University and at the City University of New York and has delivered invited lectures in over 14 countries. He is a co-inventor on Facebook's granted patent on emoji machine learning.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Hamdan holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State, and completed one year of the Ph.D. program in neuroscience at the University of Chicago.
 

Hanan Levin

Hunters

Hanan Levin

VP of Sales, EMEA, Hunters

Hanan Levin has over 20 years of experience in creating, delivering and selling innovative enterprise cyber solutions. Prior to his role as VP Sales EMEA at Hunters, Hanan served as VP Products at Illusive Networks, and as the VP of Product Management at ForeScout. Hanan was part of the initial team at CheckPoint developing Firewall-1, VPN-1 and Provider-1. Hanan served as a Major in the Israeli Air-Force.

 

Haneeh Alanize

Ministry of Finance (KSA)

Haneeh Alanize

Enterprise Data Management & Analytics Platform Department Head, Ministry of Finance (KSA)

Hany Lasheen

Beyti (Egypt)

Hany Lasheen

CIO, Beyti (Egypt)

Happy Amon

Government of Botswana (Botswana)

Happy Amon

Deputy Director: Cyber Security, Government of Botswana (Botswana)

Hariharan Srinivasan

Franklin Templeton

Hariharan Srinivasan

Director, Enterprise Data Engineering & Analytics , Franklin Templeton

Harish Nankani

Harish Nankani

Merck

Harish Nankani

Harish Nankani

Executive Director, Human Health Data & Analytics, Merck

Harleen Thethy

BBC Global News

Harleen Thethy

Head of Analytics, BBC Global News

Harpreet Khalsa

Edith Cowan University

Harpreet Khalsa

Chief Data Officer, Edith Cowan University

Amongst, IAPA’s Top 25 Analytics Leaders for 2022

Harpreet Khalsa is a firm believer in Information is a real asset and if utilised prudently with well understood business objectives, it can make wonders happen. Working with business leaders in both consulting and industry has helped Harpreet acquire business acumen and that combined with his passion of converting data into actionable insights has helped him deliver on a variety of meaningful analytical and forecasting capabilities.

The focal point of his professional journey has been a never ending fascination with practically demonstrating how technology can be exploited to elevate the quality of decision making and functions performed by human capital.

Currently, Harpreet is working as a Chief Data Officer for Edith Cowan University and is responsible for management reporting / analytics and data quality / governance for the University. He has been pivotal in creating the culture of insights driven decision making, which has led to significant improvements in planning and operations, within various parts of the organisation.

Harry Chan

IHH Healthcare Singapore

Harry Chan

Assistant Vice President, IT, IHH Healthcare Singapore

Harry Zhao

Tourism & Events Queensland

Harry Zhao

Analytics Leader, Tourism & Events Queensland

Harry has 10+ years of experience in digital and customer analytics. He is passionate about activating insights to multiple channels such as websites, app, and CRM, which allow businesses to create personalised and consistent digital experiences.

Hashim Khan

SEEK

Hashim Khan

Cybersecurity Projects and Governance Lead, SEEK

Hashim Khan is a technology enthusiast and a delivery leader on digital transformations and initiatives transcending industries and borders. He has led some of the largest digital initiatives in the public sector in Dubai, winning innovation awards. He is very focused on the human element in terms of the solutioning approach as being a big advocate of customer centricity.
Apart from work, Hashim keeps himself busy with side gigs for his entrepreneurial aspirations, but he also enjoys good food, loves soccer, and still watches anime.

Hayley Morris

Accident Compensation Corporation

Hayley Morris

Manager Technology Risk & Enablement, Accident Compensation Corporation

Hayley Morris comes from a rich consulting and corporate background, now at a government entity in New Zealand focusing on the Controls environment. Notably, her tenure at EY included leading multi-faceted engagements, including information security, data analytics, business improvement and technology audits across Africa and the United States. At Barclays Africa, she led Information Risk Management, including cyber security, data protection, logical access management, data governance and records management across the region.
She has a formal knowledge foundation with degrees in commercial and technology fields and is certified through ISACA.

Hayley Pettitt

OneTrust

Hayley Pettitt

Senior Solutions Engineer, OneTrust

Hayley Turner

Darktrace

Hayley Turner

Director of Industrial Security, APAC, Darktrace

Hayley is Director of Industrial Security, APAC at Darktrace, a leading autonomous Self-Learning AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Hayley works with organizations across industries such as critical infrastructure, finance, healthcare and utilities, helping them to address a range of security challenges with Cyber AI technology. In her 5 years at Darktrace, she has spearheaded some of the company’s exponential growth across the APAC and EMEA regions. Prior to joining Darktrace, Hayley worked for a leading Australian Federal Government agency on National Security, predominantly Counter Terrorism.

Heamanth Raina

MUFG

Heamanth Raina

Head of Data Governance, EMEA, MUFG

Heidi Badgery

Alteryx (ANZ)

Heidi Badgery

Managing Director, Alteryx (ANZ)

Heidi Badgery is the Managing Director of Alteryx in ANZ, and is responsible for company strategy, business activities and operations in the region.

Under Heidi’s leadership and extensive experience in enterprise software business development, as well as passion for customer centric technology, Heidi’s zealous to accelerate Alteryx’s growth strategy and empower more organizations to use their data to make decisions at pace and scale, to achieve business outcomes.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Heidi has worked in the United States and across Asia Pacific, building businesses and accelerating organizational performance in software, SaaS and consulting services. Prior to joining Alteryx, Heidi led Adobe’s Professional Services Go To Market team across Asia Pacific, with a focus on ensuring Adobe’s customers realize their digital ambition and achieve measurable business outcomes through their digital transformation. Heidi has also spent 13 years with Symantec, leading the Company’s global accounts, the Norton business in Greater China and developing new strategic services offerings for the global business. Leaving Symantec, Heidi worked with CEB then Gartner to create and deliver strategic service offerings focused on areas of leadership and driving organizational performance.

Heidi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Marketing and is undertaking her Doctorate in Business.

Helge Janicke

Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Helge Janicke

Research Director, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Professor Helge Janicke is the Research Director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. He is affiliated with Edith Cowan University and holds a visiting Professorship in Cyber Security at De Montfort University (DMU), UK. Prof. Janicke’s research interests are in the area of cyber security, in particular with applications in critical infrastructures using cyber-physical systems, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems. His current research investigates the application of Agile Techniques to Cyber Incident Response in Critical Infrastructure, Managing Human Errors that lead to Cyber Incidents, and research on Cyber warfare and Cyber peacekeeping. Prof. Janicke established DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute and its Airbus Centre of Excellence in SCADA Cyber Security and Forensics Research. He was the Head of School of Computer Science at DMU before taking up his current position. He founded the International Symposium on Industrial Control System Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR) and has contributed more than 150 peer reviewed articles and conference papers to the field from his collaborative research with industry partners such as Airbus, BT, Deloitte, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and General-Dynamics

Hemant Todi

Delta Dental

Hemant Todi

VP, Data Analytics & Insights, Delta Dental

Heng Mok

Zscaler

Heng Mok

CISO - APJ, Zscaler

Heng is the former CISO of AGL Energy and is a practical Cyber leader who has over 20 years’ experience spanning a range of industries and cyber disciplines. Heng has worked on some of the largest transformation programs–including digital transformation–in Australia, within the financial services and energy sectors. He has written security standards for the Open Data Center Alliance and currently sits on a number of CompTIA Cybersecurity Certification committees.

Heng believes that as adoption of cloud, AI, data analytics, remote working and digital transformation gains traction, organizations need to have the right Cyber people, partners, process and technology embedded to enable business outcomes.

Henrica Makulu

EcoCash Holdings & HM Digital

Henrica Makulu

Data Scientist & Founder, EcoCash Holdings & HM Digital

Website: https://henricamakulu.wixsite.com/website

Leveraging data for better decision-making. A Microsoft Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate specializing in advanced analytics data products.

Currently a Data Scientist at one of Africa's leading technology solutions providers, EcoCash Holdings. Tools: Azure Machine Learning, Azure Databricks, SQL, Python, Qlik Sense, PowerBI, Tableau.

Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi

Abdul Latif Jameel (KSA)

Hesham Saad Al Ghamdi

Group Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel (KSA)

Hieu Ngo

National Cyber Security Center of Vietnam, Co-founder, ChongLuaDao.Vn

Hieu Ngo

Former hacker and cybercriminal - now Cybersecurity Specialist, National Cyber Security Center of Vietnam, Co-founder, ChongLuaDao.Vn

Hieu (Hieupc) is a Vietnamese hacker and former identity thief. He was convicted in the United States of stealing hundreds of thousands of persons' personally identifiable information and in 2015 was sentenced to 13 years in U.S. federal prison. He has recently been recruited by Vietnam’s National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) as a technical expert.

From 2007 to 2013, he operated a "massive international hacking and identity theft scheme from his home in Vietnam" in which he stole personally identifiable information (such as names, Social Security numbers, and bank account data) of 200 million U.S. citizens. Hieupc obtained this data by hacking companies' databases, then advertised and offered (on two websites he operated, which were later shuttered) the stolen information for purchase by other cybercriminals. he was also able to obtain data from Court Ventures, an Experian subsidiary, by "posing as a private investigator operating out of Singapore."

Hieupc made nearly $2 million from his scheme. The Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that 13,673 U.S. citizens, whose stolen PII was sold on his websites, have been victimised through the filing of $65 million in fraudulent individual income tax returns.

Hieupc says, he wants to mentor young people and help guide them on the right path, and away from cybercrime. He’s been brutally honest about his crimes and the destruction he’s caused. His LinkedIn profile states up front that he’s a convicted cybercriminal.

For more details on his background, you can view his wikipedia page.

Hinne Hettema

Mainfreight

Hinne Hettema

Cyber Operations Consultant, Mainfreight

Hinne Hettema assists organizations with their tactical cyber defence, focusing on defensible architecture, monitoring strategies, active defense and threat intelligence. He has extensive experience in security leadership roles, as well as practical hands-on implementation of solutions and delivering technical training in cybersecurity approaches and solutions. He is a liaison member and trainer for first.org. Last year he wrote 'Agile Security Operations' (Packt) and also wrote 'Principles for cybersecurity operations'. He studied theoretical chemistry and philosophy, and academicaly affilliated with the University of Queensland as a Research Fellow.

Hisham Mohamed

Emirates NBD (Egypt)

Hisham Mohamed

CISO, Emirates NBD (Egypt)

Hon Stephen Noel Dawson MLC

Government of Western Australia

Hon Stephen Noel Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering, Government of Western Australia

Stephen was born in Dublin, Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1989.
Stephen studied to be a French and Drama teacher at Edith Cowan University and in 1995 he joined the Labor party at the University orientation day.
Stephen was elected to represent the Mining & Pastoral Region at the 2013 Western Australian state election.
He served as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Goldfields-Esperance regions before being promoted to the position of Shadow Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services and Child Protection in September 2013.
Stephen has been a Chief of Staff to a number of Government Ministers in Western Australia and Victoria, has worked for the Trade Union movement and immediately prior to his election to Parliament, worked as the Western Australian State Manager for Essential Media Communications.
Upon coming to Government in 2017 Stephen was elected as the Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, a role he continues to hold and was appointed as the Minister for Environment and Disability Services.
Stephen has also served as the Minister for Electoral Affairs, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Industrial Relations prior to being appointed to his current roles of Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering in December 2021.

Howard Anthony Fyffe

VAST Data Australia Pty. LTD

Howard Anthony Fyffe

Managing Director, VAST Data Australia Pty. LTD

Howard leads sales and operations of VAST Data’s Australian & New Zealand Business (A/NZ). He has expertise in helping customers build a data strategy to unleash the value of data for the upcoming wave of Deep Learning and AI.

VAST Data’s Vision is to eliminate 30 years of storage tiering, complexity and ever increasing storage costs – and address the exascale storage challenge with a single, Universal all flash platform for all data and next gen workloads including HPC/AI/Machine Learning.

Prior to VAST Data, Howard was Country Manager for Veritas A/NZ where he helped large government and enterprise organisations protect their data and address the growing problems of dark data and ransomware.   Howard moved to Veritas from Nutanix where, as Country Manager for A/NZ, he oversaw Nutanix’s IPO while leading the adoption of Hyperconverged.   Before joining Nutanix, Howard was Director of IoT and Data Centre practices at Cisco Systems, Australia. Howard joined Cisco Systems in the U.S. via Cisco’s acquisition of Topspin Communications; a low-latency and High Performance Computing (HPC) company.

Howard has high energy and an engaging style to work with clients and to solve business problems. He draws on his years of expertise to deliver solutions around Data, Digitisation, Cyber Security, AI and Deep Leaning. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and resides in Sydney, Australia with his family.

 

Humberto Fukuda

Oracle

Humberto Fukuda

Distinguished LAD Data & Analytics Solution Engineer, Oracle

Mais de 20 anos de experiência em BI, Big Data e Analytics, com bacharelado na USP e MBA em Business Analytics & Big Data pela FGV, ingressou no mercado como estagiário até chegar a gerente sênior de projetos numa das maiores empresas de consultoria, a Accenture. Depois, foi para uma das maiores empresa de tecnologia, a Oracle, no papel de principal enterprise architect. Complementou sua jornada, atuando como gerente senior de Data & Analytics da maior empresa varejista, Grupo Pão de Açucar e participou da conquista do título de unicório da start-up MadeiraMadeira sendo o Diretor de Data & Analytics da empresa. Atualmente, é o engenheiro de soluções responsável por atuar nos casos mais complexos e clientes estratégicos da Oracle na America Latina.






Humberto Robles Mendez

Grupo Salinas

Humberto Robles Mendez

Director of Artificial Intelligence, Grupo Salinas

Actualmente, soy Director de Inteligencia Artificial de Grupo Salinas. Fundé el área, la he estructurado en toda la organización, he capacitado a más de 700 personas de la compañía, he coordinado los desarrollos e implementaciones de IA y he diseñado también uno de los modelos de inteligencia artificial más exitosos de Banco Azteca.
Soy profesor de inteligencia artificial de la Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, desde hace 5 años.
Soy economista y biólogo por el Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey
Poseo certificados de ciencia de datos e inteligencia artificial por el MIT y Dell EMC
Experiencia previa:
Office Max MX: Fungí como gerente de analítica avanzada e inteligencia de negocios
Arca Continental: Fui coordinador de ciencia de datos
Arvo Capital: Me desempeñé como científico de datos y consultor de estrategia de negocios

 
 

Hwee Cher Tan

CGS-CIMB Securities

Hwee Cher Tan

Group Head, IT Security and Governance, CGS-CIMB Securities

Hwee Cher as Group Head of IT Security & Governance of CGS-CIMB, oversees IT security management and the framework that governs how IT values can be improved and IT risks can be managed to align with business objectives of the company. She has more than 25 years of information security experience acquired across various industries, covering areas such as governance, risk assessments, compliance, audits, system and network hardening, security monitoring, vulnerability and incident management. Prior to CGS-CIMB, Hwee Cher spearheaded the global IT Audit program in Olam and was the Information Security Leader with The Walt Disney Company where she built the studio content protection team in APAC and established global standards. Earlier, she held appointments that led the security programs and implementations in the government, financial, utilities, technology sectors.

Ian Jackman

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ian Jackman

General Manager Data and Analytics, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Ian has a dual degree in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, and a Diploma in Project Management.  Before joining Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2009, Ian spent 15 years in industry and consulting roles across IT, project management, business strategy and customer experience - working with large companies such as Orica, Pitcher Partners, Telstra Super, Medibank, RACV, and VicRoads amongst others, and 3 years working in London for ICI.  Ian’s particular passion is translating data into insight and action, and leading strategic programs to deliver business and customer experience outcomes.

Drawn to its customer centred culture, Ian joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2009 to initially work on, and then lead as Program Director, the implementation of an enterprise CRM platform, single customer view and customer master data solution. Ian subsequently moved into the role of Head of Customer Insights, evolving the enterprise capabilities around customer analytics, and then became the Head of Customer Voice reporting into the Chief Customer Officer, with responsibility across customer feedback management, customer analytics and insight, voice of customer, and market research.  Ian currently has a dual role as the Head of Data, and Practice Lead for Customer and Data Enablement, with responsibility for the organisation’s data strategy, governance, platforms, business intelligence, and analytics capabilities, as well as the Open Banking program.

Based in the Macedon Ranges in regional Victoria with his family of 3 daughters, Ian works predominantly out of the Bendigo and Melbourne offices.

Ian Teague

Checkmarx

Ian Teague

Regional Sales Manager, ANZ, Checkmarx

I am a sales leader with a track record of managing customers directly as well as building and running sales teams that are consistently overachieving targets, building lasting customer relationships and having a strong team culture.

I have experience working with hypergrowth vendors and my own consultancy. I have sold to traditional enterprises, enterprises undergoing digital transformation and pure play online/born in the cloud companies. Verticals I’ve focused on include: Banking & Financial Services, Telco, Retail, Media, Utilities, Technology and Public Sector.

My experience of sales management, sales (direct and in-direct), pre-sales and professional services allows me to offer financial outcomes, consulting and technical solutions to solve both customer problems while driving commercial outcomes for my employer. I have worked for successful companies in mature markets across multiple enterprise verticals, however my passion is being the first on the ground for new market entry and growing teams during hypergrowth.

Specialities: Sales management, direct sales, channel sales, strategic account management, market entry, GTM creation, building teams, mentoring, forecasting discipline, negotiation and closing. I have sales expertise in the following areas: Cloud Security, CyberSecurity, Network Security, Identity, Identity Governance, Artificial Intelligence, WAF, DDoS mitigation, ZeroTrust, Mobile Networks, Cloud Computing, DevSecOps, Open Source, Live Streaming, VOD, OTT and Web Performance.

Ian Tilson

dotdigital

Ian Tilson

Head of Partnerships APAC, dotdigital

With more than fifteen years of ecommerce experience in Asia Pacific and Europe, Ian has a wealth of ecommerce knowledge across the online industry, garnered from his senior roles at marketplaces, online retailers and technology vendors, as well as running his own ecommerce business. As Head of Partnerships for APAC, Ian works with Dotdigital’s amazing agency and technology partners, helping enable clients to succeed with their omnichannel marketing.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iantilson/

 

Ibrahim Shafiu

Waikato District Health Board

Ibrahim Shafiu

Coordinator Business Intelligence and Reporting, Waikato District Health Board

Over the last six years, Ibrahim has been working in Data and Analytics, Healthcare. He has over 20 years of industry experience in Data and Analytics across many sectors. (Supply Chain, Border Control, Life Insurance, Healthcare).

Iftach Ian Amit

Cimpress

Iftach Ian Amit

CSO, Cimpress

Ian is the CSO of Cimpress, the world leader in Mass Customization, with over 15 businesses worldwide and remote teams. Before Cimpress, Ian held senior leadership positions with Amazon, ZeroFOX, IOActive and has over 25 years of experience in the security industry as a practitioner. Ian is also the co-founder of DC9723 - the Tel Aviv DEFCON group-and serves as a BSides Las Vegas board member. He is also the creator and co-CEO of The CISO Track - a series of CISO centric curated events.

 

Ignacio Diaz

Bumrungrad International Hospital

Ignacio Diaz

Chief Information Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital

Ignacio Madrid

Capgemini

Ignacio Madrid

Director | Practice Leader | Insights & Data, Capgemini

Más de 30 años de experiencia profesional. Líder orientado a resultados con capacidades fuertemente desarrolladas en ventas corporativas y gubernamentales, comunicación, negociación, transformación empresarial, estrategia, análisis de datos y Big Data, inteligencia de negocios, balanced score cards, finanzas corporativas, definición e implementación de procesos y KPI, productos y segmentación de clientes. Análisis de rentabilidad, integración y arquitectura de sistemas, gestión de proyectos complejos y gestión de áreas funcionales, habilidades, con amplia y profunda experiencia dentro de la industria de servicios financieros y experiencia relevante en telecomunicaciones, comercio minorista, bienes de consumo, fabricación, gobierno, petróleo y gas e industrias de alta tecnología. Gerente profesional altamente motivado enfocado en generar altos rendimientos corporativos para la empresa y sus clientes, con habilidades especializadas en finanzas corporativas y proyectos de valor, basados ​​en casos comerciales viables y ROIC positivo. Nombrado uno de los Top 100 Innovadores de América en Datos y Análisis 2018 por Corinium Intelligence: https://www.coriniumintelligence.com/insights-the-top-100-innovators-in-data-and-analytics-ignacio-antonio-madrid-torres




 

Imraan Kharwa

Infobip

Imraan Kharwa

Data Protection Officer, Infobip

I am a Privacy and Information Security professional with over 10 years of proven experience in financial, consulting and retail environments. I have worked with organisations of all sizes in creating their strategic vision, crafting bespoke solutions and have successfully deployed dozens of data privacy and information security projects in various sectors. I have a keen attention to detail, strong work ethic and the ability to perform effectively in fast paced and high pressure environments.

Ina David

NEST

Ina David

Head of Data & Analytics Strategy, NEST

A strategic thinker with over 15 years of experience in strategy, analysis, and market research with strong commercials from a variety of industries. Currently, I lead on a large-scale data transformation, which includes designing and delivering a data strategy and a programme of data literacy for transformative change in data and analytics for Nest Corporation, which provides high-quality, low-cost pensions to nearly 1 in 3 workers in the UK

Indranil Das

Indranil Das

Ericsson

Indranil Das

Indranil Das

VP, Head of MS IT & ADM Portfolio, Ericsson

Ingunn Jones

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Ingunn Jones

Head of Data & Integration, Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Isa Oliveira

GRUPO SBF

Isa Oliveira

Head of Data, Analytics & AI, Chief Data Scientist, GRUPO SBF

I was trained as an astrophysicist and have many years of working experience in problem-solving and scientific data exploration (earth- and satellite-based data) in academic research institutes in Brazil, the United States, and the Netherlands. I am also a multilingual educator, professional speaker and accomplished scientific writer.
I now apply this experience to the realities and challenges of the complex world outside academia, where I am the Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Grupo SBF, using data and AI to understand the world, predict and prescribe the future!

 

 



 

Isabella Hofmeyr-Pretorius

Capitec Bank (South Africa)

Isabella Hofmeyr-Pretorius

Specialist: Group Data Privacy, Capitec Bank (South Africa)

Isabella is a dynamic, driven and very passionate legal professional, specialising in corporate and commercial law with a strong focus on data protection, consumer law and technology law. She is an admitted Attorney and Notary Public and currently serves as a Legal Advisor in the Risk Management Department of Capitec Bank. She has always had a keen interest in corporate governance and commercial law, while her passion for technology law and data protection was sparked when she served as Legal and Compliance Manager at leading eCommerce fashion retailer in South Africa.

 Isabella completed an LLB, LLM (in comparative private law), professional certificates in Chartered Secretaries and Governance and Certified International Privacy Professional (Europe) all while working full time. She is a passionate supporter of educational initiatives, continued professional development and knowledge sharing, always keen to learn through discussions and constructive debates with other professionals.

Ishita Majumdar

eBay

Ishita Majumdar

Vice President, Analytics Platform and Products, eBay

Itumeleng Makgati

Standard Bank (South Africa)

Itumeleng Makgati

Group Executive: Information Security, Standard Bank (South Africa)

Iván Herrero Bartolomé

Grupo Intercorp

Iván Herrero Bartolomé

Chief Data Officer, Grupo Intercorp

Passionate by the digital world, I love to find innovative solutions to companies’ defies and manage to visualize opportunities where others see barriers. This challenge-seeking attitude first led me to study Telecommunications Engineering and, after 6 years working for Deloitte, build my own startup, which was acquired by Deloitte Colombia at the end of 2015. During these years I have been involved in different projects (digital transformation, eCommerce, analytics, digital marketing, LRMS, mobile apps, massive data analysis, process redesign, etc.), in sectors such as finance, telco, education, utilities, retail and media. I own outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken, and I feel comfortable interacting with manages and C-level executives.

I have always enjoyed combining my interest for technical aspects with a humanistic vision of the enterprise management, which I reinforced during the Executive Developing Program I attend at INALDE Business School (University of the Sabana, Colombia). I have had the chance to lead teams since the first steps of my professional career, helping me understand that the key to success resides in the mutual trust among all team members. My managerial style is based on respect and proximity, focusing both in the professional and personal development of my team mates.

Learning and acquiring new knowledge and skills is one of my hobbies, so I completed my studies to become an MSc. in Business Intelligence and Big Data.

 

J.M. Benedetto

Leroy Merlin

J.M. Benedetto

Chief Data Officer, Leroy Merlin

Above all I am a data enthusiast. My career was built around information management and data exploitation on SC topics. Recently I broadened my scope to encompass all use cases where data can be used to solve business problems.

Specialties: Process Engineering, Information and Data Management, Analytics, Agile Project Management, Digital SC.

 

 



 

Jaap Singh

Secure Code Warrior

Jaap Singh

Head of Customer Strategy and a Co-Founder, Secure Code Warrior

Jaap Karan Singh is the Head of Customer Strategy and a Co-Founder at Secure Code Warrior. After security testing at BAE Systems in Australia, Jaap moved from hacking web applications to educating developers on how to protect their own applications. Jaap has delivered training on web application security concepts and run workshops at Australian financial and telecommunications organisations in Australia. 

Jacob Yackenovich

Watson AIOps

Jacob Yackenovich

Program Director, Watson AIOps

As a Product Manager I am the entrepreneur, strategist, technical visionary, cross-functional team leader, and client advocate for the following IBM offerings:

  • IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps
  • Netcool Agile Service Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager
  • IBM Tivoli Network Configuration Manager
As the market authority, I influence the actions to:
  1. define the product to be built; and
  2. manage its development, launch, and ongoing improvement.
My responsibilities include accountability for key outcome metrics, including customer satisfaction, accessibility, revenue and profitability of the offering.

Professional Experience:
Multiple software engineering assignments detailed below. Multinational Experience with software engineering teams (United States, China, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Italy, Germany, Poland, India, Australia, Japan).

Multinational Experience with customer face-to-face engagements (United States, China, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Italy).

Instrumental team member in the close of multi-million dollar customer deals and acquisitions.

Recognized leader with an ability to understand and work with technology, understand business priority of our customers, and work with technologists and with executives.

Customer Lab Advocacy to Fortune 20 and Fortune 400 companies. Customer Lab Advocates act as general problem-solvers, sounding boards, and ombudsmen, and then understand clients’ business needs as a means to define and drive solutions (features and functionality) into IBM offerings.

Jacqueline "Jack" Powell

Allianz Life

Jacqueline "Jack" Powell

CISO, AVP IT Security and Risk Management, Allianz Life

Jacqueline Powell

Allianz (USA)

Jacqueline Powell

CISO, Allianz (USA)

Jacqui Loustau

AWSN

Jacqui Loustau

Founder, AWSN

Jacqui is a cybersecurity expert with over 2 decades of global experience in IT and Information Security. She is passionate about security and collaborating with others to drive innovation and change within industry.
She started her career working in PC support, helpdesk’s and as an unix administrator before moving to Europe and into a career in cybersecurity. She has worked as a consultant on various high profile projects within the European Commission, UK government, NHS and financial sector.
Jacqui is the founder of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) which aims to connect, support and inspire more people, in particular, women to pursue a career in security.
She is often invited to speak and write about her drive to increase the number of women in security in Australia and is an advocate for securing small businesses and career changers.
She is also the recipient of several awards, including most recently the AUSCERT Information Security Excellence Award in 2021.

Jacquie Young

Semperis

Jacquie Young

VP, APAC, Semperis

Jacquie is a cybersecurity advocate and specialist in the Asia Pacific region. Jacquie has worked in the technology industry for over 26 years with 14 of those years across APAC and the last five focused in the vulnerability management space. She thrives on agility and a fast- moving market, hence the move to Semperis to lead channels for the APAC region

Jacquie Young

Semperis

Jacquie Young

Cybersecurity Advocate, Semperis

Jacquie is a cybersecurity advocate and specialist in the Asia Pacific region. Jacquie has worked in the technology industry for over 26 years with 14 of those years across APAC and the last five focused in the vulnerability management space. She thrives on agility and a fast- moving market, hence the move to Semperis to lead channels for the APAC region.

Jade Arenstein

Incubeta

Jade Arenstein

Head: Data Strategy & Analytics, Incubeta

Jade Haar

NAB

Jade Haar

Head of Data Ethics, NAB

Jade has almost seventeen years legal experience internationally and in Australia in such areas as data protection, freedom of information, litigation and legislative reform. She was previously NAB’s Chief Privacy Officer from late 2013 – to mid 2019, situated in NAB’s Group Governance & Legal department.

Previously Jade was based overseas in London, where she worked as a regulatory lawyer for the BBC, and in New Zealand, where she had various roles in government relating to law reform and indigenous issues. Her NAB experience includes being across regular improvements to policies and credit consents, keeping a watchful eye over marketing campaigns and has lived through implementing the biggest updates to Australian Privacy legislation for the last 20 years (the introduction of the APPs and comprehensive credit reporting, as well as the Mandatory Data Breach scheme), which she helped roll out across the Enterprise.

Jade now combines her experiences across those sectors to be NAB’s Head of Data Ethics, based in their Enterprise Data team.

Jakkie van Wyk

NZ Health Partnerships

Jakkie van Wyk

Director Programme and Data – FPIM, NZ Health Partnerships

Jakkie managers and oversees the FPIM Oracle Programme and Health System Catalogue Transformation Programmes and integrated workstreams (Technology and Operations, Data and Compliance) that also add an important part of both programmes with the services that they provide.
With 30 years’ plus experience delivering successful transformation through people and technology, Jakkie has managed and delivered multi-million dollar global programmes of work across South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Malesia, Japan and New Zealand.
Prior to joining NZ Health Partnerships, Jakkie was responsible for several of Fonterra’s transformational programmes working in highly regulated environments.
It is not the size of the programme that drives Jakkie but the challenge of complex systems or processes, compliance issues or political initiatives that need to be delivered within tight timeframes. Jakkie believe strongly in developing a high performing, self-driven teams that deliver quality outcomes and also an environment where teams want to add value and feel appreciated.

Jalpa Bhavsar

Coles

Jalpa Bhavsar

Senior Security Specialist, Coles

Jalpa Bhavsar is a Senior Security Specialist at Coles, based in the Melbourne head office. Jalpa is a seasoned technologist with 13+ years of experience in Information Technology, including more than 6 years in cyber security. Jalpa has contributed in building security operations in large scale enterprises. Jalpa brings years of experience in incident response planning and exercise across diverse sets of industries such as retail, aviation and banking. Prior to working in cyber security, Jalpa held multiple client-facing positions in network engineering and team leading with telecom and managed services providers. Jalpa holds a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from Swinburne University Technology and Bachelors’ degree in Electronics Engineering from India.

James Darwin

Okta

James Darwin

Senior Solutions Engineer, Okta

James Darwin is a recognised thought leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Cyber Security solutions, with over 25 years’ experience in this space. He is certified as a CISSP and CCSP from ISC2.
James has spent 20+ years working with legacy Identity and Access Management systems, and now works at Okta, a modern Cloud-first Identity-as-Service (IDaaS). James describes Okta as incredibly fast to implement and easy to use with more than 7000 documented integrations.

James Ley

Ivanti

James Ley

Director Solution Engineering, Ivanti

I have extensive experience in end user computing, with a dedicated focus on endpoint security. I have worked in a technical pre-sales role for a number of years helping organisations secure their digital workforce.

I currently lead a team of pre-sales engineers in ANZ ensuring we support our sales teams & our partners in resolving customer challenges with complimentary solutions.

Through a variety of career roles I have obtained a wide variety of technical and business skills. Working with a wide range of technologies including, Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, AppSense and Ivanti I have gained over 15 years of EUC experience.

James Malizis

SAS

James Malizis

Director of Customer Advisory, Australia and New Zealand, SAS

James Malizis is Director of Customer Advisory for SAS Australia and New Zealand. A proven customer success leader with 25 years of experience working across the Asia Pacific region, he is responsible for supporting organisations as they navigate their digital transformation journey. A thought leader with strong aptitude for innovation and creativity, James is passionate about cloud technology, customer-centric solutions and the power of analytics.

James Norman

Pure Storage

James Norman

EMEA Health and Life Science Solutions Director, Pure Storage

James Norman is the EMEA Health and Life Science Solutions Director at Pure Storage, enabling the organisation to better understand and meet the needs of Health, Life Science, Social Care and Pharmaceutical organisations. A world respected figure in change management and IT transformation, James has more than 30 years’ experience within the health sector, having held several senior positions within finance, performance, operations and IMT. James joined Pure Storage in 2022 following 8 years in similar senior roles across industry, having previously worked in the NHS for over 24 years.

James has led multiple major public sector transformation programmes and published several papers on the potential of Technology to enable organisational transformation and enhance public services. He was appointed as an external advisor to Her Majesty’s Treasury in 2015, sitting on the Comprehensive Spending Review board. In 2016, James was named as one of the top 50 data leaders in the UK by Information Age, for his thought leadership on digital transformation. He sits on the Health and Social Care Council within TechUK, two health advisory panels and established the All4Health&Care (previously Tech4CV19) community to help frontline Organisations and Tech companies come together in the fight against COVID-19.

James is proud to have spent the majority of his professional career within the NHS, and is passionate about supporting healthcare organisations, not selling to them. He encourages organisations to think in terms of outcomes rather than technology and to develop a collaborative mindset.

In recognition of his work, he was named EHI Healthcare IT champion of the year in 2011 and Thought leader of the year in 2013. James is a graduate of Liverpool John Moore’s University, with a BSc (Hons) in Technology Management and holds a Post Grad in Leadership for Health Service Improvement from Birmingham University Health Service Management Centre.

James Wood

Loyalty NZ

James Wood

Head of Data Platforms, Loyalty NZ