The CEBIT Superstars

CEBIT is great at masterminding a memorable conference, but we don’t pretend to have industry-leading expertise in each of the business areas we encompass.

For that we defer to leaders in particular fields of interest.

We want the best of the best, so we invite high-profile leaders to sit on a series of advisory committees to ensure that we deliver the most valuable experience to our various business and technology communities.

CEBIT Australia Chairperson

CEBIT Australia Chairperson

Former CEO ANZ, Facebook; Founder, The Digital CEO

Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management. A TEDx speaker, Stephen is a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.

Digital Pioneers Members

  • Ali Varnes, CEO & Co-founder, JobGetter

    Ali Varnes

    Alli is co-Founder & CEO of JobGetter, recognised internationally as one of the world’s leading innovators in HR Technology. Responsible for JobGetter’s Marketplace Operations, Alli is a passionate advocate for leveraging technology, content and data to inform, advise and inspire.
  • Amith Shetty, Director - HITH, WSLHD & Clinical Adviser, eHealth NSW

    Amith Shetty

  • Angelique Schierz-Crusius, Head of Programming, Red Bull

    Angelique Schierz-Crusius

  • Corry Roberts, Vice President HR, Thales

    Corry Roberts

    As Vice President HR, Corry is currently responsible for defining HR strategy initiatives that drive & support the success of Thales, a global technology leader employing over 3,500 people in 35 sites across ANZ. Prior to Thales, Corry was also Senior HR Manager for Microsoft in Australia.
  • David Als, Head of Digital Marketing, The University of Sydney

    David Als

    David has over eighteen years’ experience in marketing and communications, working across diverse verticals such as finance, energy, construction and education. His expertise lies in combining people, technology and processes to ensure successful digital transformation.
  • David Dekker, CEO, Cubic Consulting

    David Dekker

    David has over 10 years’ experience in the IT and commercial business world. He is responsible for leading and managing the company’s momentum in supporting Australian businesses with transformational change (digital or process led), complex technology-enabled implementations and the introduction of new applications.
  • Dean Swan, Country Director, APAC, Dropbox

    Dean Swan

    Dean is responsible for leading the team driving Dropbox’s growth in the region and bringing Dropbox to businesses across Australia & New Zealand, with a mission to simplify the way people & teams work together.
  • Eduardo Kranz, Design Director, Fjord

    Eduardo Kranz

    Eduardo believes that we can create a simpler and more magical world by embracing all forms of design. Achieved by helping brands and governments to better understand people's behaviours and motivations through empathy while ensuring that design craft add a bit of magic to the process.
  • Hilary Cinis, Acting Director, Engineering and Design | UX Group Leader, Data61

    Hilary Cinis

    Hilary is Acting Director of Engineering and Design & Head of User Experience at Data61 | CSIRO. She has over 20 years of experience working in commercial, government & emerging technology. Since 2011 Hilary has led a successful & highly valued user focussed design capability within an R&D organisation.
  • James Cooke, Founder and UX consultant, Hello Human

    James Cooke

    Founder of Hello Human, Lead UX consultant, team leader, agile enthusiast & developer working with online businesses and applications.
  • Janine Pares, Founder and Managing Director, Thinksmart Marketing

    Janine Pares

    In a marketing & business career spanning over 21 years, Janine honed her skills in-house with some of the world’s best-known brands including NAB, Canon, Land Rover, InterContinental Hotel Group, & others.
  • Kelvin Lee, APAC Content and Social Lead, ConsenSys

    Kelvin Lee

    Kelvin’s passion for technology & belief in the power of content to inform & educate sees him leading content & social media for ConsenSys, a global blockchain studio, in the APAC region. Starting out in PR before moving to digital, Kelvin’s career began in professional & financial services before moving to blockchain.
  • Marla Mitelman, Director of Experience Design, BCG Digital Ventures

    Marla Mitelman

    A respected industry leader in high performing design teams for over 19 years, Marla is passionate about creating useful and usable experiences for innovative concepts. Her portfolio spans across many of the world’s most iconic brands including Vodafone, Optus, Microsoft, Dell, Toyota, CBA, ANZ Wealth & Lexus.
  • Monica Watt, General Manager Human Resources and Administration, Elmo

    Monica Watt

    Monica is an Ops 4.0 agile business questioner, builder and disruptor. Working in a digitised and highly connected world she brings a broad combination of skills and attributes to get things done. Using tech speak I am a high-beta performer who brings solid delivery as a chief value officer (CVO).
  • Nick Bailey, Sales Director ANZ, HCM Cloud, Oracle

    Nick Bailey

    Nick has delivered complex, global, talent solutions in Cloud HCM, RPO and Management Consulting roles. The common goal has always been to delight clients with innovative talent solutions that accelerated their business performance.
  • Ryan Tracey, Learning Innovation Manager, Macquarie Group

    Ryan Tracey

    Ryan is a digital education specialist in the Australian financial services sector. He is also a Council Member & Fellow of the Australian Institute of Training & Development. Ryan has worked in corporate learning & development for over 15 years, in addition to stints in higher education & government.
  • Susie Gleeson-Byrne, Head of HR, Uber

    Susie Gleeson-Byrne

    Susie is an experienced HR Lead with a broad range of people management & leadership skills, gained in industries as diverse as Technology, Digital Transformation, Entertainment/ Music & Investment Banking.
  • Zackery Thomas, Digital Government Policy Lab, NSW DFSI

    Zackery Thomas

    Zack has worked in the public sector for over 16 years and is now with the NSW Digital Government Policy Lab. Their mission is to bring a human-centred design approach to the development of public policy in NSW, starting with digital policy by bringing policy owners and users together to codesign and test solutions.

FinTech Members

  • Andrew Corbett-Jones, Head, Tyro FinTech Hub

    Andrew Corbett-Jones

    Andrew is the head of Tyro Fintech Hub, founder of startup incubator Red Owl Labs, and, for the past 11 years, an adviser in entrepreneurship to the UK government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme. He has mentored dozens of startups & leading AU corporations in digital strategy, user-centric design & strategic thinking.
  • Caroline Hutchings , Manager Industry Development, NSW Department of Industry

    Caroline Hutchings

    Caroline leads financial services and fintech industry development within the NSW Government to strategically support industry growth and innovation through collaboration with industry, government and academia. Caroline has extensive experience in fund management, banking and government policy and program development.
  • Chris Connor, Executive Manager - Emerging Technology, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Chris Connor

    Chris leads the Emerging Technology Team within the Commonwealth Bank. The team identify potential technologies that could be applied within CBA’s context. Their approach is iterative in that they often build prototypes to help further the business thinking around a particular business challenge.
  • Christine St. Anne, Editor – Banking & Finance, AB+F

    Christine St. Anne

    Christine is a business journalist with over 10 years’ experience, writing and editing on all things banking. In her current role with AB+F, Christine’s focus is on the impact of technology and innovation, including the growing fintech industry.
  • Deborah Young, Chief Executive Officer, RegTech Association

    Deborah Young

    Deborah is the founding CEO of the RegTech Association, a community of 60 organisations who collaborate, educate & have ground-breaking conversations. The eco-system comprises regulators, regulated entities, professional services, government & tech firms. The RTA has a mission to accelerate the adoption of RegTech.
  • Lachlan Hughes, Investment Manager, Potentia Capital

    Lachlan Hughes

    Lachlan is an Investment Manager at NAB Ventures, a corporate venture arm of National Australia Bank. He has 5 years venture experience across a range of technology verticals with speciation in fintech, biotech & medtech. Lachlan has worked in Hong Kong & Sweden across financial services and venture capital.
  • Marie-Anne Lampotang, General Manager - Sydney, Stone & Chalk

    Marie-Anne Lampotang

  • Michelle East, Director, Certainty Compliance

    Michelle East

    Michelle East, Founder of Certainty Compliance, The RegTech Association advisory committee member, and fintech advisory board member.

    Start up. Get licenced. Outsourced compliance. Capacity building. People & technology. Building successful, compliant and future ready businesses. With Certainty you comply.
  • Rebecca Schot-Guppy, Head of Community & Partnerships, FinTech Australia

    Rebecca Schot-Guppy

  • Ruth Lo Surdo, Manager, Reinventure & FinTech Partnerships, Westpac

    Ruth Lo Surdo

    Ruth creates strategic partnerships between FinTechs & Westpac as part of the Westpac Reinventure & FinTech Partnership team. Working out of Reinvnture’s Portfolio companies, she is in a unique position to understand both the start-up & corporate world. She began her career at PwC in the Innovation & Incentives team.
  • Tania Panagoda, Senior Export Adviser, NSW Treasury

    Tania Panagoda

    Tania helps Sydney metro-based services & tech sector businesses to assess international market readiness, build international market development capabilities, develop new markets & expand into new markets. She has 18 years’+ experience in Australia, Middle East & South Asia in trade, exports & business development.
  • Wesley Allen, Head of Watson Financial Services Solutions, IBM

    Wesley Allen

    Wes is Asia Pacific Leader for IBM’s Watson Financial Services -responsible for business & people leadership across IBM’s Risk, Compliance, Financial Crimes, Payments & Sales Performance Management offerings. With an IT career spanning 29 years, he is passionate about Innovation, Digital and Cognitive.

Future of Industry Members

  • Adrian Cartland, Principal, Cartland Law, Creator Ailira

    Adrian Cartland

    Adrian Cartland, the 2017 Young Lawyer of the Year, has worked as a tax lawyer in top tier law firms as well as boutique tax practices. He is now the Principal of Cartland Law, a boutique tax and commercial law firm. Adrian is also the Creator of Ailira, the Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Research Assistant
  • Adrian Przelozny, CEO & Co-founder, Independent Reserve

    Adrian Przelozny

    Adrian is the CEO and co-founder of Independent Reserve, one of Australia’s most established cryptocurrency exchanges. He has contributed significantly to driving growth in the fledgling industry. Over the last 5 years, Adrian has developed and evolved Independent Reserve to serve over 100,000 Australian clients.
  • Caryn Sandler, Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer, Gilbert + Tobin

    Caryn Sandler

    Caryn leads the Gilbert + Tobin Legal Service Innovation Team which provides specialised services to support their legal service delivery and innovates to deliver new tools and services benefiting the firm’s practice & its clients.
  • Chris Mendes, Chief Technology Officer, The Yield

    Chris Mendes

    Chris is the Chief Technology Officer at The Yield. The Yield is an agricultural technology startup providing advanced decision support tools for agriculture based on microclimate sensing data and machine learning.
    Chris is an experienced CTO and consulting Enterprise Architect.
  • David O'Driscoll, Principal, Erintide Pty Ltd.

    David O'Driscoll

    David has spent more than 35 years bridging the gulf between technology, business & customers to deliver innovative & elegant solutions to real problems. He has developed the ability to translate between complex technical concepts & the operational language of business & lay persons.
  • Emma Weston, Co-founder & CEO, AgriDigital

    Emma Weston

    Emma is the CEO and a Co Founder of AgriDigital, one of Australia’s leading emerging agtech and fintech companies. Emma has had a diverse career as a lawyer, agribusiness executive and executive coach. She was named one Australia’s Top 25 Fintech Influencers and was awarded Female Fintech Leader of the Year.
  • Ingrid Marsh, Director, Industry Development, NSW Department of Industry

    Ingrid Marsh

    Ingrid leads NSW government’s efforts to improve industry capability and competitiveness of priority sectors within NSW. The team supports the growth and innovation in NSW's priority sectors of advanced manufacturing, aerospace, food and beverage manufacturing, cyber security, financial services and medtech.
  • Johanna Westbrook, Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

    Johanna Westbrook

  • Marcus Marchant, Group Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, QBE

    Marcus Marchant

    Marcus is the Chief Digital & Innovation Officer for QBE Insurance Group. He is responsible for leading QBE’s digital transformation globally, including managing QBE Ventures, QBE Digital Innovation Labs & global digital delivery functions.
  • Petra Milnes, Director of the Office of the Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer, eHealth

    Petra Milnes

  • Regan Stathers, Executive General Manager for Technology and Property, The Whiddon Group

    Regan Stathers

    Regan’s specialties include network administration, design and management. Opex and Capex management, procurement, procedure & policy generation.
  • A/Prof Robert Fitch, Acting Head of School, School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, UTS

    A/Prof Robert Fitch

  • Dr Robert Laidlaw, Founder and Executive Director, Secure Health Chain

    Dr Robert Laidlaw

    Building Australia's first blockchain based digital health solution to connect all of our data and solve challenges.
  • Simon O'Dell, CEO & Co-founder, Insuretech Australia

    Simon O'Dell

    Simon is a qualified social entrepreneur, insurtech founder and insurance innovator. In 2016, Simon graduated with an MBA and left his corporate role to found his own insurance business; join an insurance focussed M&A consulting team; support an NGO as an adviser; and enter the bubble that is the tech startup world.
  • Thomas Kaldor, Head of Legal Transformation, Legal Vision

    Thomas Kaldor

    As the Head of LegalVision’s team, Thomas is a lawyer working at the leading edge of a rapidly-changing legal industry. Thomas joined LegalVision after spending a year as an Associate to Justice Kiefel (now Chief Justice) at the High Court of Australia, the peak court in Australia’s judicial hierarchy.

StartUps Members

  • Amanda Price, Head of High Growth Ventures, KPMG Enterprise

    Amanda Price

    Amanda is the head of High Growth Ventures, KPMG’s dedicated startup team.
    She founded Ausemerge in 2010 representing Australian-based ventures into the US, helping them to accelerate their entry into the US. Amanda’s passion is helping founders achieve sustained high performance.
  • Anne O'Neill , Director, Enterprise and International Partnerships, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research, Ministry of Health

    Anne O'Neill

    Anne has over 20 years’ experience in the health, medical research and policy sectors. She is responsible for leading the development and implementation of major policies and programs to enhance medical research capacity in NSW, and raise the profile of NSW research and development nationally and internationally.
  • Anuraj Gambhir, Strategic Advisor and Innovation Catalyst

    Anuraj Gambhir

    Anuraj Gambhir is an internationally recognized Strategic Business/Startup Advisor, Technology Visionary and Innovation Evangelist. As an Innovation catalyst Anuraj assists organizations to spearhead their innovation agenda. He has over 26 years’ experience working across the mobile industry spanning 5 continents.
  • Charlie Wood, General Partner, IAG Firemark Ventures

    Charlie Wood

    Charlie is a 25+ year veteran of the software industry covering product management, consulting, marketing, sales & business leadership. Formerly the founding MD of Dropbox APAC & founder of 2 startups, he is now a General Partner of IAG Firemark Ventures, a $75m fund helping evolve the future of AI, data & analytics.
  • Emily Close, Head of Business Development & Venture Community, AirTree Ventures

    Emily Close

    Emily is Head of Business Development & Venture Community at Airtree Ventures where she leads Airtree's efforts in creating a stronger & more supported start-up community in Australia andNew Zealand, and their communication and programming opportunities for the 40+ companies in their portfolio.
  • Jacki Muir, Community Manager, Innovation NSW

    Jacki Muir

    Jacki works w/ Innovation NSW, a lean NSW Government team driving innovation across the NSW public sector by partnering w/ government agencies & the private sector to solve complex economic, environmental & social challenges. She is passionate about opening the doors of government to new tech & helping startups thrive.
  • James Jennings, Co-founder, Sourcr

    James Jennings

    James is the co-founder of Sourcr, a recruitment platform that leverages data & expert networks to help employers hire hard to find talent in under 30 days. Backed by the Sydney Angels, Sourcr has quickly grown to a team of 6 & services clients across the east coast ranging from small startups to ASX listed businesses.
  • Jesse Arundell, Open Innovation & Partnerships Lead, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Jesse Arundell

    Jesse leads the Open Innovation Practice out of the Emerging Technology Team @ CommBank. He manages the Bank's open innovation & crowdsourcing platforms; innovation relationships w/ technology start-ups & vendors; & a team of consultants tasked w/ driving a thriving innovation ecosystem across the Bank's 49,000 people.
  • Lauren Capelin, Head of Venture Community, Reinventure

    Lauren Capelin

    Lauren is a community strategist & disruptive innovation specialist passionate about the development & application of new business models, corporate social innovation, impact investment & fostering entrepreneurial capacity, esp. w/ women. As Head of Venture Community, she strengthens collaboration across the portfolio.
  • Markoss Martina, Senior Director Sales Next Gen Cognitive Automation Asia Pacific & Japan and Head of Customer Success and Enablement, The Éclair Group

    Markoss Martina

  • Mat Beeche, Global Head of PR & Communications, Deputy

    Mat Beeche

    Mat Beeche is the founder of Australian tech publication Startup Daily. Launching in 2012 the website has earned a reputation as being a leading news resource covering the local startup ecosystem. The publication is now part of the business & finance stable of media platforms at Pinstripe Media owned by David Koch.
  • Melissa Pye, Program Manager, UNSW Founders 10x Accelerator

    Melissa Pye

    Melissa has been part the startup ecosystem in Australia for 3 years, most recently as Head of Storytelling @ muru-D where she worked w/ founders to create the stories that attract the right people to their startups, incl. investors, mentors, team & customers. She also works closely w/ founders to get them pitch ready.
  • Michelle Long, Acting Director, Sydney Startup Hub

    Michelle Long

    Michelle is Acting Director of the Sydney Startup Hub, the largest innovation space of its kind in the S. Hemisphere. She provides high-level advice relating to the facility & its operations, & manages tenants & stakeholders to support the effective delivery of the Jobs for NSW strategy as it relates to the Hub.
  • Rita Yates, Head of Corporate Partners, Stone & Chalk

    Rita Yates

    Rita joined Stone & Chalk in April 2016 & works as Head of Corporate Partnerships & Insurtech lead. She works w/ over 25 corporate partners in the financial services space w/ the goal of bridging the gap between the startup ecosystem & corporate Australia, while promoting growth & commercialisation for fintech startups
  • Stephen Crowe, Founder, ESIC Hub

    Stephen Crowe

    Stephen is passionate about innovation & investment. He has spent the last 20 years focussed on it in a broad range of senior tax & R&D roles including at Macquarie Bank, Citigroup and in his own boutique consultancy, CLEARSPACE. He has also advised on how to implement funding & structure strategies for industry.
  • Tim Veron, Investment Associate, Right Click Capital

    Tim Veron

    Tim Veron works at Right Click Capital, a founder led firm investing in technology businesses that want to go global faster & have started their journey in Australia, NZ or SE Asia. Previously he founded online fashion store Deyemond Designs, which explored the intersection of technology, nature & sustainability.
  • Trena Blair, Chief Executive Officer, FD Global Connections

    Trena Blair

    Trena is an accomplished presenter, author, mentor & global business woman who transverses corporate & entrepreneurial communities. She has lived & worked in Australia & the US during her 15+ year career, and in 2014, Trena founded FD Global Connections, working with organizations to launch their business in the USA.
  • Yaron Rudman, Chief Operating Officer, Tank Stream Labs

    Yaron Rudman

    Yaron is COO @ Tank Stream Labs, a tech hub founded to inspire the entrepreneurial world, recently voted the #1 co-working space in Australia. He is also Youth Business Board Member to the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce & a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ.

Supply Chain & Industry 4.0 Members

  • Adam Noakes, Director Supply Chain, TM Insights

    Adam Noakes

    Adam creates innovative solutions to help businesses improve their supply chain & service operations. Following his years leading Kmart supply chain, and the recent success transforming it and returning the business to profitability, Adam now helps global businesses across industries meet challenges for growth.
  • Amy Bentley, General Manager Supply Chain Solutions, Toll Group

    Amy Bentley

    Amy has 20+ years’ logistics experience in Operations, Change Mgmt, Project/Program Mgmt, Design & Build, Facilities & Maintenance, Bus. Development, Strategy, Procurement & Industrial Property. Her career began in retail logistics w/ Woolworths & then Director, DC Design & Operations w/ a Supply Chain consulting co.
  • Arthur Dardoumbas, Director 360 Supply Chain Solutions, Cohesio Group

    Arthur Dardoumbas

    Arthur has 22+ years’ experience in the supply chain industry in many disciplines; Senior Mgmt, Sales Management, Solution Development, Consulting, DC Design, Automation & Technology, Commercials, Contracts, Program & Project Management. He has developed high performing teams focused on delivering value to customers.
  • Grant Ironside, Senior Project Officer - Technology and Services, NSW Department of Industry

    Grant Ironside

  • Jason Mair, Product Management & Marketing, SICK Sensor Intelligence

    Jason Mair

    Member of the extended management team, Jason is responsible for the Product Management &
    Marketing function for SICK in Australia & NZ. Having commenced his working life in manufacturing, Jason has gained over 25years’ experience across a number of disciplines from Technical, Product Management, Sales & Marketing.
  • Kari Banick, General Manager, Linfox

    Kari Banick

    Kari is a Global Supply Chain executive w/ over 25 years’ experience designing, implementing & operating complex supply chains. From the US, she has spent the last 5 years here, first @ Metcash as National Operations GM & most recently @ Linfox where she leads the Analytics & Design Services Group as General Manager.
  • Laynie Kelly, Director, ASCI

    Laynie Kelly

    An accomplished marketing & communications executive and advisor w/ 20+ years’ corporate development experience in the technology, food & beverage, automotive and media sectors, managing sales and creative project teams. Currently, Laynie is the Australasian Regional Marketing Manager for a global ERP provider.
  • Matt Chan, SAP Global CoE, Director Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing, SAP

    Matt Chan

    With a career spanning 18 years, Matt Chan joined SAP for 9 years, and currently is responsible for SAP Industry 4.0 as Senior Director supporting the Asia Pacific & Japan region, based in Singapore. Prior to SAP, he worked at Siemens leading manufacturing solution in Greater China while China was the world of factory.
  • Michael Jee, Sales Director, Vanderlande Industries

    Michael Jee

  • Michael Kemeny, Director of Sales & Engineering, KNAPP Australia

    Michael Kemeny

    Michael is Director of Sales & Engineering for Knapp in ANZ. He is passionate about warehouse process optimisation & warehouse automation to stay level with growing expectations of customers & the market. He has a proven record of developing Supply Chain strategies & execution of automation solution improvements.
  • Rocky Scopelleti, Director - Centre for Industry 4.0, Optus

    Rocky Scopelleti

    Rocky is the Director @ Optus Business’ Centre for Industry 4.0, leading a specialist team creating world class thought-leadership & innovation. He is also a director on the board of Community First Credit Union, a member of the REST Super Technology Advisory Panel, & a member on the Australian Payments Council.
  • Sam Redmond, Chief Innovation Officer, Vivid Technology

    Sam Redmond

    Samuel is an innovator & trusted advisor in the techno-commercial sphere where his unique skills & experience unearth uncommon connections, insights & opportunities. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer @ Vivid Technology, an innovative clean tech company delivering world leading IoT & Industry 4.0 technologies

Technology Gurus Members

  • Antoine Casgrain, Head of Wealth Direct Services, NAB

    Antoine Casgrain

    Strategic, commercial business leader with an strong industry reputation for delivering innovative, efficient and customer centric Service & Sales practices all the while achieving world class employee engagement. An innovative thought leader on all Customer Journey and Digital transformation initiatives.
  • Bala Subra, Head, Information Technology, TAFE

    Bala Subra

    Bala is the inaugural Head of the TAFE NSW Information Technology Training division at Petersham, having built the ICT section from scratch to become a state-of-the art training facility for ICT training in NSW & a blueprint for TAFE centres across NSW. He works tirelessly to train students to be adaptive to new tech.
  • David Browne, Practice Manager - Managed Services, Insight

    David Browne

    David is a skilled and innovative IT strategist and TOGAF certified senior leader with an IT background spanning over 25 years covering IT strategy, architecture, sales/pre-sales, delivery and operational roles. He has broad yet in-depth exposure across a number of vertical markets.
  • Ian Hennessy, Lead Technical Architect/Technical Manager, AMEX Global Business Travel

    Ian Hennessy

    Lead Technical Architect & Manager working on driving delivery of large complex projects and programs of work for American Express Global Business Travel.
  • James Stanley, Principal Consultant, Business Aspect

    James Stanley

    An effective leader and a pragmatic technologist, had designed and led a number of large, complex IT programs and organisational transformation initiatives within the education, employment, environment and financial regulatory sectors. Passionate about how IT can be used to transform business and create value.
  • Josh Watts, Chief Operating Officer, Harbour IT

    Josh Watts

    Josh has extensive executive experience specialising in IT & Telecommunications, complex B2B managed service arrangements & key process outsourcing & offshoring. His current roles span responsibility for over 2000 people delivering critical outsourcing services in IT Management, IT Offshoring, Cloud Services and more.
  • Leanne Mallett, Assistant Director Business Transformation and Innovation, Australian Financial Security Authority

    Leanne Mallett

  • Mark Doro, Chief Transformation Officer, House with No Steps

    Mark Doro

    An experienced service driven, highly capable and energetic CIO with extensive technology, general management, strategy, leadership, financial and business development expertise developed over more than 25 years. Expert in the application and utilisation of technology to solve business problems.
  • Martin Connolly, EC2 Operations Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Martin Connolly

    Experienced ICT professional leader, with 25 years experience across a range of sectors
  • Olivia Simons, Executive Manager, Digital Innovation & Development Technology & Digital Services, City of Sydney

    Olivia Simons

    Olivia is a business-aligned leader w/ deep capabilities in digital strategy, architecture, development management, portfolio & program management and whole of function management. With experience across private, government & university sectors, her passion is to facilitate great outcomes enabled by info & data tech.
  • Prakash Kuttikatt, Head of Business Intelligence and Data, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Prakash Kuttikatt

    Head of Business Intelligence and Data, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Paul Rosenbrier, Chief Infrastructure Architect, Serco

    Paul Rosenbrier

    Paul is an experienced and disciplined IT professional with over 28 years experience in the IT industry.
  • Sunil Jose, Innovation Lead, DXC

    Sunil Jose

  • Tim Roberts, Director Customer Innovation, Westpac

    Tim Roberts

    Creative problem solver with a passion for delivering simple customer processes. Initiated and continue to lead the introduction of electronic signature to the Westpac Group mortgage process. This is a first for an Australian major bank.

Technology Innovators Members

  • Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth APAC, Slack

    Arturo Arrarte

    Having headed-up growth teams at Salesforce, KPMG and IBM, Arturo has first-hand experience of guiding companies through periods of rapid growth and scale. With academic degrees in computer science and mechatronic engineering, with a specialisation in AI, Arturo’s unique background makes him a perfect fit for Slack.
  • Benjamin Schröter, General Manager Security Strategy, Architecture and Engagement, nbn

    Benjamin Schröter

  • Cameron Macleod, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Vodafone

    Cameron Macleod

  • Colin Thew , Manager, Industry Development, NSW Department of Industry

    Colin Thew

  • Ingrid Picard, Managing Director Corporations, Amadeus IT Pacific

    Ingrid Picard

    With over 20 years’ working across airlines, travel management companies, expense management and online booking tools in EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Ingrid has a unique breadth of experience and in-depth knowledge in corporate travel. Currently Managing Director Corporations at Amadeus IT Pacific.
  • Joachim Cohen, Schools Technology Innovation Lead, NSW Department of Education

    Joachim Cohen

    Joachim is a passionate, future-focused leader in educational tech transformation! He is excited by the potential the connected landscape presents to grow, harness, nurture & develop the skills of tomorrow’s leaders. A former teacher, he is driven by looking to industry & innovation to meet the educational tech horizon
  • Natalie Ganderton, Emerging Technology Lead, Qantas

    Natalie Ganderton

    Natalie is Emerging Tech Lead at Qantas, where she is driving AI strategy & adoption, experimentation with emerging technologies & novel application of tech. She has an Engineering Science background, completing engineering school at the University of Auckland.
  • Nick Savvides, CTO, Symantec

    Nick Savvides

    Nick Savvides is Symantec’s Chief Technology Officer in the Asia-Pacific region. As the CTO, Nick is responsible for the portfolio strategy and innovation roadmap for Symantec across the Asia-Pacific region. His charter is to provide local market insights that influence global strategic planning & product development.
  • Rosalind Gregory, Director, Customer Success and Transformation, Pivotal Software

    Rosalind Gregory

    Transformation leader, customer-success pioneer, lean advocate and a uniter of people to a common vision. Specialising in technology-led transformation across Asia-Pacific, Rosalind have experience establishing and scaling complex, global businesses touching customer: acquisition, life-cycle management, and retention.
  • Stacey Tomasoni, Managing Director, Datacom

    Stacey Tomasoni

    Stacey’s responsibility as Managing Director of Datacom Connect requires her to lead the way for the team to provide operational mastery and superior customer service at scale, acting as the frontline to more than eight million customers of various government departments and businesses.

Women in Tech Members

  • Alan Jones, General Partner, M8 Ventures

    Alan Jones

    Alan mentors startup founders for Muru-D’s 2019 Sydney program, as well as in startup programs for BlueChilli, Catalysr, Collider, muru-D, Startmate & UTS. A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate & Blackbird Ventures, Alan is currently raising a new venture fund, M8 Ventures.
  • Des Silberberg, Partner, Technology Risk & Internal Audit Leader, EY Oceania

    Des Silberberg

  • Heather Cran Mantell, Sales and Partner Enablement Lead for AWS Professional Services, ANZ

    Heather Cran Mantell

    Heather develops & executes Partner & Services Sales Enablement strategy, to go deeper into more of AWS’s most strategic commercial enterprise customers & deliver meaningful innovation & business outcomes. She is the VP [email protected], ANZ & is passionate about encouraging women to achieve their potential in ICT.
  • Helen Palmer, Senior Manager, Industry Collaborations, NSW Department of Industry

    Helen Palmer

    Helen creates ways to support business innovation and connection between industry, government, and research bodies.
  • Jenny Atkinson, Founder & CEO, Littlescribe

    Jenny Atkinson

    Littlescribe Founder, a literacy platform. Interested in how tech turns on, not off, the best of human tech, creativity, communication and handwriting, especially in early education. Key focus new business models and tech platforms. 2018, PitchatPalace People’s Choice Australia and Westpac 200 Business of Tomorrow.
  • Mai Nguyen, Consultant Developer, ThoughtWorks

    Mai Nguyen

    "The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world" A favourite quote that makes up my purpose and career, and to be the best I can, I always do what I love - coding and sharing knowledge. I am a coder who likes to help people work more efficiently using IT.
  • Michelle Michael, Principal Education Officer, NSW Department of Education Information Technology Directorate

    Michelle Michael

    Michelle leads the STEMShare Community Program across NSW, which makes 660 kits that include robotics, 3D printing, coding, film-making & virtual reality equipment available for schools to borrow. Previously, she’s held senior leadership roles @ Taronga Zoo, Climate Change, Arts Education & NSW Department of Education.
  • Nicola Hazell, Director, SheStarts & Head of Diversity & Impact, Blue Chilli

    Nicola Hazell

    Nicola is one of AU's leading voices on gender equality & social innovation. As founding Director, SheStarts @ BlueChilli, she has been a force behind the effort to change the ratio for women in tech leadership. SheStarts has received international acclaim as an example of best practice for inclusive entrepreneurship.
  • Rob Antulov, Executive Director, Jacanda Capital

    Rob Antulov

    Rob is an experienced tech & media executive, entrepreneur & advisor. He has advised on dozens of transactions in the tech sector, representing entrepreneurs looking to divest, larger companies looking at acquisitions & numerous high growth tech companies seeking to accelerate growth by raising external growth capital.
  • Robyn Foyster, CEO, AR tech

    Robyn Foyster

    Robyn is and award-winning journalist and the owner & publisher of Game Changers, The Carousel & Women Love Tech. She is the CEO & Founder of the world’s first AR community shopping app, Sweep. Previously, she was editor in chief of The Australian Women's Weekly & a group publisher of Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia & more.
  • Sarah Parker, Manager Science & Research Policy, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

    Sarah Parker

    Sarah supports the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer to foster & encourage a lively innovation system - by building research capacity across NSW-based universities and research institutes; promoting links between industry, academia and government, and driving translation of research into outcomes that benefit the state.
  • Topaz Conway, Co-founder, SBE Australia & Director, StartUpAUS & Director, Cicada Innovations

    Topaz Conway

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