Guest Keynote Speakers

Andrew Walduck

Andrew Walduck

Chief Information Officer, Australia Post

Andrew Walduck joined Australia Post in January 2012 to help drive the digitisation of Australia Post and to implement a new IT strategy that included building a modern IT organisation. Andrew leads the enterprise Information Technology team and has expertise in using technology to provoke business change, building valued business relationships, leading and managing transformational programs and implementing digital solutions that grow an organisation's business in new products and services.

Dan Flynn

Dan Flynn

Founder, Thankyou

Dan Flynn founded the social enterprise Thankyou Water when he was just 19 years old. All of the profits made from the sale of Thankyou Water have gone directly into clean water projects in some of the poorest countries in the world. To date, they have helped 56,000 people in Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Burundi gain access to safe water. Now renamed Thankyou, they have recently launched a new range of food and body care products, with the profits from these being spent on food aid and health and hygiene training. Their aim is to encourage Australians to “Live every day, give every day.”

Andrew Walduck

Dr Marshall Goldsmith

#1 Leadership Thinker and Author

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review. He is the million-selling author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Marshall’s other books include Succession: Are You Ready?, a WSJ bestseller; The Leader of the Future, a BusinessWeek bestseller; The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment. Dr. Goldsmith teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools worldwide.

Guest Speakers

CIO Speakers, Panels and Case Studies

Hear from senior IT and business executives from leading organizations that will bring their valuable experience to life by sharing best practices and lessons learned.

  • Peter Bourke
  • Director Information Technology
  • Westfield Ltd
  • Chris Burling
  • IT Enterprise Architect
  • The GPT Group
Penny Dent
  • Penny Dent
  • CIO
  • Western Water


  • Christian Hayes
  • Programme Manager
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Alan Hesketh
  • General Manager Group Information Services
  • Super Retail Group
  • Morgan Hurwitz
  • CIO
  • Orica


  • Andrew Lam-Po-Tang
  • CIO/CTO and Director Group Services
  • Fairfax Media
  • Geoff Leeper
  • Second Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office
Dr. Louise Mahler<
  • Dr. Louise Mahler
  • Expert in Communications, Leadership and Body Language - Vocal Intelligence


  • Grantly Mailes
  • Victorian Government Chief Technology Advocate
  • Kieran O'Hea
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Brisbane
  • Kenneth Pierce
  • Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)


  • Gary Sterrenberg
  • CIO
  • Australian Department of Human Services
Kel Telford
  • Kel Telford
  • CIO
  • Echo Entertainment Group Limited
Barry Wiech
  • Barry Wiech
  • CIO
  • Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd

CIO Luncheon Keynotes

Sit down with fellow CIOs for special luncheon presentations that feature invited guests.

  • General George W. Casey, Jr.
  • Retired, United States Army
  • Tim Longhurst
  • Trendspotter and Futurist


Gartner Analysts

Diane Berry
Ian A. Bertram
Mark A. Beyer
Marcus Blosch
Matthew J Boon
Betsy Burton
French Caldwell
Michele C. Caminos
Darryl Carlton
Zafar Chaudry, M.D.
Song Chuang
Linda R. Cohen
Marcus Darbyshire
Don Free
David Furlonger
Chet Geschickter
Bob Hafner
Marti Harris
Gareth Herschel
Robert Hetu
Chris Howard
Rick Howard
Olive Huang
Rolf Jester
Nick Jones
Stephen Kleynhans
Drew Kraus
Jon Krause
Andy Kyte
Douglas Laney
Rand Leeb-du Toit
Matt Light
Jim Longwood
Glen J. Macdonald
Rob McMillan
Leigh McMullen
Jerry Mechling
Bjarne Munch
Tina Nunno
Bard Papegaaij
Stephen Prentice
Brian Prentice
Linda Price
John P. Roberts
Bruce Robertson
Andy Rowsell-Jones
Don Scheibenreif
Guriq Sedha
David Mitchell Smith
Peter Sondergaard
Kristian Steenstrup
Gayla Sullivan
Gavin Tay
Dillip Thakur
Eric Thoo
Michael Warrilow
David A. Willis
Evan Zeng
Dionisio Zumerle

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