Executive Director, Data Coalition, President, Data Foundation (USA)
Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), NSW Government
Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Human Services
A/Director, Cyber Security Operations, NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer
Manager Cybercrime Operations, Australian Federal Police
David is the Manager Cybercrime Operations within the Australian Federal Police Organised Crime and Cyber portfolio. David is responsible for the investigation of significant criminal acts which may compromise computer systems relied upon by the Australian critical infrastructure community or information systems of national and international significance.
La Trobe Optus Chair of Cyber Security, La Trobe University
In the last 10 years, Professor Slay has published a book and more than 120 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers on information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing.
CEO, Cyber Security Research Centre
Chief Architect, ID2020; Consultant ID4D, World Bank Group; former Technical Architect, Government Digital Service & Chief Architect, Gov.UK Verify (UK)
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Wales
Director EDW / Hadoop, Data Warehouse, Intelligence, Identity & Biometrics Systems Branch, Information & Communications Technology Division, Department of Home Affairs
Principal Lawyer, Sladen Legal
CSIO, Australian Taxation Office
Lecturer in Cyber Security, Australian Centre for Cyber Security
Assistant Director, Learning and Development, Australian Cyber Security Centre
General Manager, Information and Safety and Chief Security Officer, Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)
Strategic Adviser Cyber Security, Israeli Innovation Authority, Ministry of Economy (Israel)
Chief Security Officer, Silver Chain Group
President & Chair, Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA); and Managing Director, 3Pillars Digital
With over 30 years of experience at board level and C-Level executive leadership in multi-national corporations such as Microsoft, Eaton, Honeywell, BHP, and Caltex, plus working with government partner boards for the ATO and ABR/SBR – Karen has a wealth of experience to add to the Australian Government’s Digital Agenda.
Karen is no stranger to the Summit, having chaired the Technology in Government Summit back in 2017 – leading strong conversations into the future of emerging technology and its implementation within government.
Karen is also the President and Chair for the Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA). ABSIA represents all stakeholders in the digital community, to be the voice of the Australian Digital Service Providers in driving policy and implementation with the Government. Focus areas are Australian Digital Agenda, Whole-of-Government efforts and advocating for a thriving software and technology industry.
Australian co-lead, Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance
Adam is a cybersecurity education, skills and workforce development expert and researcher. Adam is an Adjunct Lecturer at the UNSW Canberra Cyber and Australian co-lead for the Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA). Adam will be presenting on
Closing the cyber security skill gap.
Chief Strategy Officer, Australian Payments Network
The Australian Payments Council is the strategic coordination body for the Australian payments industry. It engages directly with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments Systems Board.
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Director, Strategic Accounts Digital Innovation, Opotus
Ms. Nicholson is an Advisory Board Member to the Australian Digital Currency Association (ADCA); a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS Snr), and a certified Executive Coach recognised by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Distinguished Expert in Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University & Three-Term Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (CANADA)
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages.
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November, 2017), and most recently, was named among the Top Women in Tech.
Vice President Australia & New Zealand, ServiceNow
CIO, Department of Human Services
Steve actively publishes thought leadership articles and promotes the department’s ICT achievements on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehodgkinson/
Vice President - Asia Pacific, Appian
Founder & CEO, Meeco
Founder & CEO, Vault
Deputy Commissioner, Design and Change Management, Australian Taxation Office
Director, Service Operations and Security, NSW Department of Education
Developer, Data61, CSIRO
Director, Digital Identity Transition, Department of Internal Affairs (NZ)
CEO, Sphere Identity (NZ)
Managing Director ANZ, Kurz
Distinguished Expert in Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Securekey (CANADA)
VP, ForgeRock & President, Kantara Intiative (USA)
Allan is currently VP Global Partner Success at ForgeRock Inc. As one of the founders of ForgeRock, he has helped build ForgeRock into a multinational Identity Management software vendor with offices on four continents. Having served in multiple positions during its startup, Allan is now responsible for leading the worldwide ForgeRock community. This includes the contributing developer community, as well as the representation of ForgeRock on multiple standards committees.In the twenty years prior to ForgeRock, Allan founded and ran a successful small consulting business focusing on the Identity Management space, with clients all over the world. With a small and dedicated staff, Guru Associates built a reputation for delivering projects on time, and under budget. Allan currently serves on multiple Boards including the DIACC, and Kantara Initiative. Allan is a sought after speaker at international technical conferences where he has spoken on multiple technical topics.
Co-Founder & CEO, Brontech
Professor, Information & Policy, La Trobe University Law School
General Manager & Founder, Digital iD, Australia Post
Digital Identity Innovator & Analyst, Lockstep Group
Director, Centre for Industry 4.0, Optus
Founder, ID Exchange Pty Limited
Director, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (USA)
Principal Advisor UL Identity Management and Security
Director, Iowa Department of Transportation (USA)
Web Accessibility Expert, Intopia Digital
Partner and National Cyber Security Lead, BDO Australia
President and CTO, Social Safeguard
Executive Director, Cultural Cyber Security
Director of Product Management Cyber Security, Belkin
Senior Account Executive Sitecore
Some of the clients that he has personally been involved in assisting through the digital transformation projects include Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Defence, CSIRO, ACMA, icare, Department of Planning and Environment NSW, Department of Health WA, WAPOL, and City of Perth.
Johanes has a good understanding of the challenges that government agencies face in the era of digital transformation – both from the technology perspective, and the internal business processes and change management requirements that often accompany the adoption of new technology.
Partner, Advisory, EY
Partner, 460 degrees
Executive Director, Policy and Regulation, Service Victoria
VP Asia Pacific, ThreatMetrix
Assistant Secretary, Data and Digital Branch, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Project Delivery, Platforms for Open Data Data61 | CSIRO
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Scantek
Ches has over 15 years experience in business creation, capital raising and product development roles in technology and hospitality. As a co-founder of Scantek, he directed the development, implementation and marketing of our ID scanning and information handling systems. Ches has overseen the project management and implementation of our technology to hundreds of locations throughout Australia.
Regional Vice President, Tanium
Tanium Regional Vice President, Brenton Harley, has over 15 years in the IT industry in Operations and Security. He is an experienced Engineer, Programmer, Security Architect and Leader. Spending time in roles in both government and the commercial sectors he understand the landscape and associated challenges facing organisations today and into the future. He now leads Tanium in Australia, New Zealand & South-East Asia, working with diverse multinational organisations to regain control of their environments.
Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
Solution Architect, NVIDIA
Mike is NVIDIAís Solutions Architect for Australia and New Zealand regions. In this role, Mike coordinates with technology vendors and startups, both within the region and worldwide, enabling NVIDIA and its partners to deliver the best possible solutions. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and Laws from the University of Melbourne, Mike has had strong relationships with many Universities and national research centres for over 10 years. He has developed GPU-accelerated software as part of his PhD research work, and trained many students and researchers to accelerate their own code on the CUDA platform. He is excited to be able to offer NVIDIAís Deep Learning platform to complement existing predictive models across all sectors of data analytics and research within environments such as MATLAB.
Director, Silver Group