Conference Day Two

Conference Day Two 

26 October 2018

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06:30     Early morning networking activities start

08:15     Welcome coffee

08:50     Opening remarks from the Chair

Jordan Tredinnick, Senior Manager, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, University of Queensland


09:00     OPENING KEYNOTE: How staying relevant in a constant changing environment

Rhody Burton, Head of Partnerships for Google Cloud, Google

09:30     How technology is transforming our world and shaping our future

Technology is evolving faster than ever before, impacting your internal operations, changing your customer’s expectations and enabling new and innovative competitors. This session is where you can learn about some of the major tech trends that could impact your organisation and how to best prepare yourself and your team.

Samantha Mitchell, Chief Digital Officer, Coca-Cola Amatil

10:00     Improving your cyber resilience in an age of increasing risk

  • Lessons learned from well-known breaches and the critical role they play in increasing risk awareness
  • Strengthening cyber security strategies in a rapidly changing and increasingly connected environment
  • Developing the right culture to help keep you protected

Claudia Warwar, Digital Trust and Cyber Security Director, PwC

10:30     Morning tea

11:00     Using risk as a tool for enablement and progress, not a weapon

  • An overview of the principles of technology risk management
  • Identifying and closing the gaps in the lines of defense
  • Assessing and preventing risks in the complexity and vulnerability of underlying IT systems
  • Building the capabilities and training high performing enterprise-risk management teams

Mary-Anne Bennett, Principal, Operational, Strategic and Corporate Risk Strategy, Queensland Treasury Corporation

11:30     Using big data and predictive analytics to improve business intelligence and to harness competitive advantage

  • Identifying and unlocking business opportunities through big data to support decision making and future positioning
  • Increasing productivity and profitability by optimising predictive analytics
  • Integrating monitoring tools and leveraging the importance of predicting data

Lucy Cameron, Strategic Insights, Data61, CSIRO

12:00     Networking lunch


13:00     The opportunities and challenges of using technology in risk management and compliance

  • Highlighting the current practices in compliance and risk management and the need to change strategies
  • Understanding how technology and innovation will impact on compliance and risk management
  • Identifying the future challenges and opportunities in risk management.

Gaayathri PeriasamiRisk and Compliance Manager - Wealth Investment Products, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

13:20    Panel Discussion: How to make strategic decisions around the implementation of emerging technologies in your organisation

  • What are the emerging technologies that could really ‘change the game’?
  • How are businesses going to evolve as a result of some of these technologies in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • What are the risks and benefits of leading the way in implementing emerging technologies?
  • How to keep pace with emerging and revolutionary technologies whilst keeping organisational financial risks low
Panel Moderator:
Jordan Tredinnick,
Senior Manager, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, University of Queensland
Angela Goodsir, Chief Technology and Systems Operations Officer, Multi Channel Network
Gaayathri Periasami, Risk and Compliance Manager - Wealth Investment Products, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

14:00     Afternoon break

14:20     Afternoon Champagne roundtable session:

Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to debate and discover common issues, challenges and solutions. Delegates can select to participate in 4 of the 6 Roundtable sessions, which run for 20 minutes each.

ROUNDTABLE 1 – Blockchain and its potential to transform industries and processes
Katrina Donaghy, Co-founder, Civic Ledger
ROUNDTABLE 2 – Rethinking product development in the age of AI and machine learning
Tracey Kay, Co-Founder and Director, Axalon
ROUNDTABLE 3Engaging the team to facilitate digital transformation
Rachel Byrne, Product Owner,\Aged Care Digital Journey, BUPA Aged Care
ROUNDTABLE 4Analysing the underlying systems and processes to enable the implementation of emerging technologies
Tracey Evans, Head of Group Applications, SEEK
ROUNDTABLE 5Transforming legacy systems to meet demands of end-users
Debbie Browning, Group Manager, Infrastructure Services & Delivery, Origin Energy
ROUNDTABLE 6 – Strategies to promote gender equality in all levels of management

Madeline PriceDirector & FounderOne Woman Project

15:40    What's Next? What were the event’s key takeaway skills and benefits and what will you bring to your organisation next week?

Jordan Tredinnick, Senior Manager, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, University of Queensland

16:10     End of Day Two and close of conference

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