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Richard Stiennon
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Richard Stiennon

Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 1,400 vendors that comprise the IT security industry. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010), UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, 2012) and There Will Be Cyberwar: How the Move to Network-centric Warfighting Set the Stage for Cyberwar. He writes the Cyber Domain column for forbes.com and is frequently quoted as a cyber security expert in mainstream media. He advises his clients on cybersecurity strategy. Richard is also a principal at TrueBit CyberPartners where he provides technical due diligence services for industry M&A. He serves on the advisory boards of the Information Governance Institute, Scatter.sh, and Sqrrl. Richard served as Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and prior to that, VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. As VP Research at Gartner, he was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Networking by Network World Magazine. Before Gartner he was Manager of Technical Risk Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Richard has presented on cyber security threats and defenses in 28 countries on six continents. He is known for his iconoclastic analysis of the security industry and always challenges his audience to question accepted practices in the face of changing cyber threats. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.

Dmitri Alperovitch

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike

Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., leading its Intelligence, Technology and CrowdStrike Labs teams. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft. Prior to founding CrowdStrike, Dmitri was a Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee, where he led the company’s global internet threat intelligence analysis and investigations. In 2010 and 2011, Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and brought to light Operation Aurora, Night Dragon and Shady RAT groundbreaking cyberespionage intrusions, and gave those incidents their names. In 2013, Alperovitch received the prestigious recognition of being selected as MIT Technology Review’s “Young Innovators under 35” (TR35), an award previously won by such technology luminaries as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg and Jonathan Ive. Alperovitch was named Foreign Policy Magazine’s Leading Global Thinker for 2013, an award shared with Secretary of State John Kerry, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. He was the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award for his contributions to the federal information security in 2011 and recognized in 2013 as one Washingtonian’s Tech Titans for his accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity. With more than a decade of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of eighteen patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention. Alperovitch holds a master’s degree in Information Security and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gordon Archibald

Gordon Archibald

Partner, KPMG

Gordon Archibald is a partner at KPMG, leading KPMG’s cyber security practice. Prior to KPMG, Gordon held several executive global cyber roles roles, including Cyber CTO, Global Portfolio Executive, Cyber General Manager, Cyber Consulting Lead and Global Cyber Architecture lead. Gordon has 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, including 15 years’ specialising in many cyber security disciplines. Gordon has in-depth knowledge and experience helping to drive and enable business outcomes. His experience includes building enterprise security governance and strategies, information risk management frameworks, application security frameworks, security architectures, solution designing, security consulting, risk assessment and policy development. Gordon is an active speaker on cyber security at industry events, conferences, and executive roundtables, and is a passionate advocate of the business value of IT security management and security as a business enabler.

French Caldwell

French Caldwell

Chief Evangelist, MetricStream

French Caldwell is one of the foremost thought leaders in IT, who has shaped the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) market and direction for the last 12 years. Currently serving as MetricStream’s Chief Evangelist of GRC, French Caldwell is a former Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where he led the GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, alongside research on emerging risks and technologies. Working with the White House and U.S. Naval War College in 2002, French led the Digital Pearl Harbor wargame, which proved the potential threat of a strategic cyber-attack. In 2012, that wargame took on a very real form with the strategic attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. French is also a retired naval officer, and a nuclear submariner. After retiring from the Navy, he served as a diplomatic liaison to NATO for the post-Cold-War congressional Commission on Roles and Missions.

Beyond his professional contributions, French is a leading academic. He served as a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and adjunct professor and graduate research advisor at the George Washington University School of Engineering Management. He has written a book on international law and has over 400 published research papers. He has researched the impact of disruptive technologies on public policy at Northeastern University in Boston.

Lynwen Connick

Lynwen Connick

First Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy and Intelligence, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Lynwen Connick was appointed First Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy and Intelligence in November 2013 and is responsible for cyber and intelligence issues including the development of cyber security policy and information sharing across the National Security Community.

Prior to joining the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Lynwen worked at the Department of Defence, serving most recently as First Assistant Secretary, ICT Reform and Chief Information Security Officer in the CIO group (September 2012 – November 2013).

Before moving to the Defence CIO group Lynwen worked for 27 years at the Australian Signals Directorate (formerly the Defence Signals Directorate). Her most recent appointment there was the Deputy Director responsible for Capability (May 2007 – July 2012). She also served as Assistant Secretary, Executive (January 2005 – May 2007) and Assistant Secretary, Information Security (April 1999 – January 2005).

Lynwen’s earlier positions included Manager of the Analysis Branch Intelligence Division (1995 – 1999), Manager, Applications Development (1992 – 1995) and as a software developer and project manager (1985 – 1992).

Lynwen first joined the public service in 1983 as a Computer Systems Officer at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Lynwen has a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science Major) from the University of Melbourne.

Sean Duca

Sean Duca

VP, Regional CSO – Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks

Sean is Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific at Palo Alto Networks where he works on the development of thought leadership, threat intelligence and security best practices for the cyber security community and business executives.

With more than 17 years of experience in the IT security industry, he acts as a trusted advisor to organisations across the region, helping them improve their security postures and align security strategically with business initiatives.

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Intel Security, with his last position as the Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific. Before this, Sean was involved in software development, technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.

Sean actively discusses security issues in mainstream media, including television, radio, print and security related broadcasts. He regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels, and provides intelligence on cyber security matters to the public and private sector.

Ted Egan

Ted Egan

Vice President Asia Pacific, ThreatMetrix Inc.

Ted Egan is Vice-President for ThreatMetrix in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a technology entrepreneur and expert with over 25 years’ experience in cybersecurity, digital identity solutions and information technology with the last decade focused specifically on developing and delivering both mission critical and risk based digital fraud prevention technology to financial institutions, peer to peer industry, merchants, payment processors and government. In his former role as CEO of TrustDefender he led a team of researchers focused on malware research, research into crimeware and identity takeover tactics undertaken by criminals while also developing solutions to detect and prevent these sophisticated threats.

Dr Alan Finkel

Dr Alan Finkel

Australia’s Chief Scientist

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist.

Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator.

Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the Chancellor of Monash University and President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

Dr Finkel was awarded his PhD in electrical engineering from Monash University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at the Australian National University.

In 1983 he founded Axon Instruments, a California-based, ASX-listed company that made precision scientific instruments used at pharmaceutical companies and universities for the discovery of new medicines. After Axon was sold in 2004, Dr Finkel became a director of the acquiring company, NASDAQ-listed Molecular Devices.

In 2006, he returned to Australia and undertook a wide range of activities. He led the amalgamation that formed the Florey Neuroscience Institutes; he became Chair of the Australian Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and was a director of the ASX-listed diagnostics company Cogstate Limited. He was Executive Chair of the educational software company Stile Education, Chair of Manhattan Investment Group, Chief Technology Officer of Better Place Australia and Chair of Speedpanel Australia.

Committed to science education, Dr Finkel co-founded Cosmos Magazine, which in addition to magazine publishing operates a secondary schools science education program. At ATSE, he led the development and implementation of the STELR program for secondary school science, which has been adopted in nearly 500 Australian schools. Dr Finkel also established the Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience to train early career neuroscientists and is patron of the Australian Science Media Centre.

Gary Hale

Gary Hale

Director, Cyber Security and Innovation, Security and Trust Organisation (STO), Cisco MAICD, AFAIM

Gary is a part of the leadership team of Cisco’s Security and Trust Organisation (STO) that develops initiatives to protect Cisco, our solutions, and most importantly, our customers. Gary works closely with government, industry and research leaders in the development of cyber security thought leadership, effective practices for protecting IT systems, and cyber security education and research initiatives. This includes working closely with the ongoing development of the Australian Prime Minister’s Cyber Security Policy and Strategy review. Gary is also part of the leadership team for Cisco’s innovation agenda for Australia, including the recently announced Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Centres (CIIC) for Sydney and Perth. The centres will focus on market transformations in resources, agriculture, radio astronomy, smart city, and intelligent transport markets in conjunction with foundation partners Woodside, Curtin, Data61, UNSW, the National Farmers and NSW Farmers Federation and the NSW Government. Gary sits on the Board of the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute (ACSRI), the Edith Cowan University Security Research Institute (ECUSRI), is on the Advisory Committee for the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS), is a Board Member of Cisco IoE Innovation Centre (CIIC), Western Australia, and is a member of the Curtin Faculty of Science and Engineering Industry Advisory Board. Gary has completed a Bachelor of Engineering at Curtin University, and a Masters of Science in Space Operations at the US Air Force Institute of Technology. He is married and has two children, and resides in Perth, Australia.

Dr Dali Kaafar

Dr Dali Kaafar

Research Group Leader, Networks Group, Data61

Dr Dali Kaafar is the Networks Research Group leader at Data61. He leads Data61’s research and development efforts in security, privacy and cybercrime prevention as well as network measurement, modelling and performance evaluation with a focus on data-driven approaches. He holds the position of visiting professor of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). He was previously a senior researcher at the Privatics team at INRIA in France, and at the university of Liege. He is the main investigator and responsible for several European and Asia-Pacific research and industry-focused projects. Dali obtained an Engineering degree, an M.S and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Nice Sophia Antipolis. He has published over 200 scientific peer-reviewed papers with several publications in renowned conferences including ACM SIGCOMM and IEEE INFOCOM. In 2015, he has been appointed as the editor of the IEEE Internet Computing on Small Wearables and currently serves as the associate editor of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems. He is also member of prestigious technical committees including ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC and WWW. Dali has also been a member of the editorial board of the journal on Privacy Enhancing Technologies since 2013.

Ty Miller

Ty Miller

Director, Threat Intelligence

Ty Miller is the Director of Threat Intelligence Pty Ltd; a specialist security, penetration testing and cyber threat intelligence organisation. He has developed an impressive portfolio demonstrating his vast experience and accomplishments. This has allowed him to become a well-known and highly respected specialist within the IT Security industry, not only in Australia but around the world.

Ty has trained up the likes of FBI, DoD, military and intelligence agencies. He runs his advanced penetration testing and intelligence training courses at the prestigious Black Hat conferences each year, and works with leading security companies to enhance their product suites with advanced hacking and threat detection features. He performs independent security research into cutting-edge attack and intelligence techniques and is the co-author of the highly popular security book Hacking Exposed (Linux 3rd Edition).

He is on the Board of Directors of CREST Australia and New Zealand, leads the CREST Technical Team, and is a CREST Assessor. His experience also expands into developing and running industry benchmark accreditations, performing forensic investigations, and creating and executing security training.

Ron Moritz

Ron Moritz

Founding Partner, TrueBit Cyber Partners | Cybersecurity Venture Partner, OurCrowd

Ron Moritz is a well-regarded software industry executive with over 30 years of broad operational, strategy and P&L experience. He served as a member of the distinguished corporate or cyber security business unit leadership teams at premier Fortune 500 technology companies Microsoft, Symantec, and CA Technologies, and as CTO of Finjan Software, a first-generation advanced persistent threat start-up, known today as Singtel’s Secure Web Gateway. Most recently, Ron was the CEO of Israeli start-up, BioCatch, an innovator in cognitive biometrics and continuous authentication. Having served as an adviser to C-level executives, boards of directors, VCs and PE firms on value-creation activities including new markets, acquisition and divestiture strategy, global sourcing of labor, and ecosystem development, Ron recently launched TrueBit Cyber Partners to provide truth, clarity and confidence in cyber security investments and acquisitions. He is also a venture partner responsible for cyber security investments with Jerusalem-based equity crowdfunding platform, OurCrowd. Ron is a branded computer security industry guru and internationally recognised expert on cyber-crime and cyber-warfare. At the invitation of the U.S. Department of State, he served as a delegate to the U.S. – Australia Bilateral Talks Meeting on Critical Infrastructure Protection. And, at the invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice, he served as a delegate to the G-8 High-Tech Crime Conferences on Safety, Security, and Confidence in Cyberspace. He is currently actively challenging proposed cyber security export control legislation in Israel.

Stuart Mort

Stuart Mort

Director Cyber Security Strategic Accounts, Optus Business

Stuart Mort has worked in the security field for over 20 years with experience in government, consulting and in a CISO role within a multinational. He has worked in information warfare, where he helped shape defence policy through extensive overseas work, IT security and information security. Stuart recently joined Optus as their Director Cyber Security to help strategic customers take advantage of Optus’s security portfolio in order to enhance their security baseline. Prior to Optus, Stuart was Oracle’s Vice President of Global Information Security, the Global head across all regions reporting into President level, with responsibility held by the CEO and overseeing – not reporting into – the CIO. He built Oracle’s information security strategy and also led the Investigations & Forensics Team and the Mergers & Acquisitions Security Team, which both brought unique security experiences. Stuart holds an Honours Degree in real time systems, a Master of Laws and is a Full Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Cindy Nicholson

Cindy Nicholson

Associate Director, Financial Services Industry Lead, Asia Pacific, Optus Business

Cindy Nicholson has worked in the financial market sector for almost 30 years. She brings together a unique combination of experience across investment banking, management consulting and technology solutions. Focusing on innovation and thought leadership, Cindy has previously established her own companies and is now recognised for her innovative solutions in the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific region. Cindy has the ability to understand customer needs and assist in providing solutions, delivering value with tactical and strategic benefits. Having worked in London, the USA, Japan and throughout Asia Pacific, her ability to adapt to different markets and cultures adds great value to her relationship management skills.

Jon Nicholson

Jon Nicholson

Chairman, QuintessenceLabs

Jon Nicholson is Chairman of QuintessenceLabs, and an independent director of IAG. He was formerly Chief Strategy Officer at Westpac and, before that, a Senior Vice President at the Boston Consulting Group. Jon has deep experience in strategy and has a deep understanding of innovation and disruption, and the process of building new businesses.

Charles Nightingale

Charles Nightingale

CEO, Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, NSW

Charles began his corporate career in the UK as Marketing Director of the Birmingham Optical Group and moved to Australia in 1996 where his experience has included the building of businesses, strategic planning, sales and marketing as well as import and distribution, all at senior executive levels. He joined the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce NSW (AICC) from Specsavers where he was Head of Corporate Eyewear for Australia and New Zealand. He has a deep understanding of the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem both in Israel and Australia, through the various Trade Missions to Israel the AICC take each year and the extensive member network of businesses within the Chamber.

Dr Carolyn Patteson

Dr Carolyn Patteson

Executive Manager, CERT Australia

Dr Carolyn Patteson is currently the Executive Manager of CERT Australia, and responsible more broadly within the Attorney-General’s Department for cyber-crime and cyber security issues. Before joining the Attorney-General’s Department, she worked in the Australian Intelligence Community in a variety of policy, capability development, stakeholder management and operational roles. Prior to this, Carolyn worked in the cryptomathematical research group of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and within the Force Development and Analysis area of Defence. Carolyn has a PhD and First Class Honours in Mathematics from the University of Queensland. Her PhD thesis is titled Solving Ordinary Differential Equations in a Parallel Environment.

Ben Rubinstein

Dr Ben Rubinstein

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne

Dr Ben Rubinstein joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems, researching machine learning, security & privacy. Previously he gained US industry experience in the research divisions of Microsoft, Google, Intel and Yahoo!; followed by IBM Research Australia. At Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, Ben shipped production systems for large-scale data integration in Bing and the Xbox (with features driving over $100m revenue; routinely linking billions of records daily). He is internationally recognised in the field of adversarial machine learning, which explores how data analytics can be manipulated by attackers particularly in cybersecurity domains. This research is funded by an Elon Musk (founder and CEO, Tesla Motors and SpaceX) backed grant, and is soon to be published in a Cambridge University Press book co-authored with security researchers at Berkeley and Google.

Alex Scandurra

Alex Scandurra

CEO, Stone & Chalk

Alex is the founding CEO of Stone & Chalk, which is Australia’s leading Fintech innovation hub. Located in Sydney, the hub houses over 230 full time residents in over 60 fintech ventures as well as two dedicated fintech VC funds. Prior to Stone & Chalk Alex co-founded and was Head of the Barclays Accelerator program powered by Techstars in London and New York. He also launched two startups hubs in London and Manchester and also led a major Open Innovation program which saw hundreds of startups pitch to win commercial projects with large organisations. As part of his global career, Alex has spent over 7 years living and working extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Prior to his time at Barclays Bank in London, Alex worked for Nokia Networks in Dubai and Australia where he also worked for LendLease and as an Officer in the Australian Army. In his current role as CEO, one of his key focus areas is to establish a leading fintech ecosystem in Asia by creating a fintech “super-highway” connecting investors, fintech startups and corporates across Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul.

Heather Schlegel

Heather Schlegel

Futurist

Heather Schlegel is a futurist studying the future of money, economies, identity, wearable technology, relationships, intelligence, and humanity. She is best known for her research on the Future of Transactions, which she presented at SxSW, Sibos, TedxZwolle, The Future of Money, Tomorrow’s Transactions, and other conferences internationally. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox and the Atlantic.

Dr Vikram Sharma

Dr Vikram Sharma

Founder & CEO, QuintessenceLabs Inc.

Vikram Sharma is the Founder and CEO of QuintessenceLabs. After realising the potential of quantum cryptography in the early 2000s in California, Vikram sought to commercialise the technology, returning to the Australian National University (ANU) to work with the Quantum Optics Group in the Department of Physics. QuintessenceLabs emerged from the world-leading research conducted by the group. Vikram brings with him 20 years’ experience in building and managing technology companies. Prior to QuintessenceLabs, he founded several successful start-up ventures in the information technology services and hardware spaces including a consulting company providing IT services to the Federal Government in Australia, and one of India’s first private ISPs. In early 2014 the Australian Information Industry Association named QuintessenceLabs as Australia’s most innovative small company, and in 2015, QuintessenceLabs was named one of the Security Innovation Network’s SINET 16. Vikram holds a master of science in computer science from The Australian National University, a master of science in management (Sloan) from Stanford University, and a doctorate in quantum physics from The Australian National University. Vikram was presented the Pearcey Award for Entrepreneurship in 2013.

Eddie Sheehy

Eddie Sheehy

CEO, Nuix

Eddie Sheehy has been CEO of Nuix since 2006. He has overseen the company’s global expansion since the commercialisation of its software after seven years of research and development. Eddie has been instrumental in securing public-sector and commercial customers across more than 60 countries, including law enforcement agencies, litigation support vendors, law firms, corporations, government agencies, and all the world’s major corporate regulators and advisory firms. He has strategically guided the software’s growing functionality from digital forensics to legal discovery, investigation, cybersecurity, information governance, email migration, and privacy. Born and educated in Ireland, Eddie has two decades of experience working for and managing finance, technology, and legal technology companies. He holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and a Masters degree in Finance from the University College Cork (Ireland).

Tony Smales

Tony Smales

CEO, Forticode

Tony is the visionary behind Forticode. Tony saw an opportunity to develop a world class, easy to use authentication and identity validation technology with global scope. Tony has a diverse technology background which began at the age of 15 when he started working as a games programmer. He also holds an honours degree in computer science where he specialised in Artificial Intelligence. A long career in IT consulting saw him gain experience in the Risk, Utility, Telecommunication and Insurance industries, eventually shifting to a development manager role for a wireless R&D company. Tony has held senior, GM and CTO roles across Gaming, R&D and the Petrochemical industries where he has negotiated with and serviced some of the world’s largest companies.

David Thodey

David Thodey

Chair, CSIRO and JobsNSW

David Thodey is a global business leader focused on technology and telecommunications, with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value. He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Chairman of JobsNSW focused on job creation in NSW, and on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital and UHG. Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. He attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

Malcolm Thornton

Malcolm Thornton

‎Head of Investment ANZ, Cisco

Malcolm Thornton leads the development and execution of strategy for investments and acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand while supporting the broader Asia/Pacific/Japan team across the region. Malcolm has extensive experience in the venture capital world both as investor and entrepreneur. He spent over a decade on the investment team at Starfish Ventures, one of Australia’s leading venture firms and had his first investment role with JAFCO Asia representing their investment activities in Australia. He also spent several years in the US with the start up Platypus Technology. Malcolm earned a Masters of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Melbourne. Malcolm was also a Monbusho scholar in Japan.

Daniella Traino

Daniella Traino

Lead – Cyber Security, Business Development & Innovation, Data61

Daniella Traino is responsible for business development and innovation partnerships in Data61, and co-developed the Data61 cyber security business strategy. She has over 15 years’ experience in information technology and cyber security. Over this time she has held senior management roles including Chief Information Security Officer for a NSW government department, responsible for the effective management of all ICT risk, security and continuity practices; and senior management roles in banking and finance (leading teams across business advisory and design assurance, third party supplier management, IAM, internal incident response and security testing) and management consulting. Daniella is also a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) – a cyber security research unit of Federation University Australia.

Daniella holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Computer Science) from the University of Sydney, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She is motivated to help industry and government tackle the growing and challenging cyber security implications and opportunities of operating in the current and emerging digital economy.

Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner

CEO, Data61

Adrian Turner is the CEO of Data61 at CSIRO. Data61 is creating our data-driven future.

Adrian is a highly successful and influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Borondi Group, a holding company focused on the intersection of pervasive computing, platform economics and traditionally conservative industries.

Prior to this, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company Mocana Corporation, had profit and loss responsibility for Philips Electronics connected devices infrastructure, and was Chairman of the Board for Australia’s expat network, Advance.org. He is a member of Accenture’s Technology Vision External Advisory Board, World Economic Forum IoT working group and is also a member of the UTS Sydney: Business School Advisory Board.

He is regarded as a thought leader on entrepreneurialism, Internet of Things and the impact of network connectivity on business economics. He authored the eBook BlueSky Mining – Building Australia’s Next Billion Dollar Industries.

Adrian is a UTS graduate and has completed the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University.

Jan Zeilinga

Jan Zeilinga

Director, KPMG First Point Global

Jan is a director of KPMG First Point Global, Australia’s leading identity and access management consultancy and systems integrator. In this role, he directs the continued development and communication of the company’s technology strategy and vision. His depth of experience in information security has helped establish KPMG First Point Global as trusted advisor and strategic partner to many of the region’s largest and most respected organisations. Jan works with various teams within KPMG First Point Global to deliver consultancy, implementation and support services across three broad disciplines, namely, identity governance, provisioning, and access control. In recent years, he has focused on solution delivery around consumer identity, identity federation, and enterprise API management – a new approach that simplifies collaboration between organisations, their business partners, and information consumers. Prior to founding First Point Global in 2000, Jan held senior architect roles at IBM and Westpac. He holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (QUT) and an Executive Master of Business Administration (UTS).