Leaders of the tech industry address key issues at CeBIT Australia’s strategic panels

Leaders of the tech industry address key issues at CeBIT Australia’s strategic panels

For the first time, CeBIT Australia is featuring six strategic panels where some of the most successful leaders and greatest minds in the industry will debate the biggest issues in business technology. “The idea behind these panel sessions is to provide a unique level of access and valuable insight for all our attendees from many of our industry’s leading minds as they share their thoughts and ideas,” says Hannover Fairs Managing Director, Harvey Stockbridge. “It’s all part of our commitment to deliver Australia’s leading independent business technology and knowledge sharing event.”

Proceedings kick off with the CEO panel on Tuesday, 23rd May at 11am. Executives from Intel, Suncorp Group, GE Australia, CBRE, Braintree, News DNA and the Business Council of Australia will debate what it takes to lead high-performance organisations in times of constant technological change and digital disruption. Questions to be discussed include:

  • What is the most important purpose-led transformation to drive innovation and growth, which is being undertaken by our CEOs?
  • Which technologies and trends are influencing these business leaders to help future-proof their business and prioritise opportunities?
  • How to build organisational capability, collaboration and interconnectedness across the enterprise?
  • And much more…

Immediately following the CEO panel, the subject of gender diversity in start-ups and leadership positions in the tech industry will be the focus of the Women in Technology panel. Over the course of one hour Amy Mullins, Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, will lead a debate on the most pertinent issues currently challenging greater female participation in the industry. Panel participants include:

  • Topaz Conway, Chairwoman, SBE Australia; Director, StartupAUS
  • Jo Burston, CEO & Founder, Inspiring Rare Birds & Job Capital
  • Julie Canepa, Head of IT Australia & New Zealand, Cisco
  • Julia Dickinson, General Manager, Satellite Engineering, nbn
  • Anastasia Cammaroto, Chief Information Officer, BT Financial Group
  • Dr Chrissy Burns, Chief Information Officer, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sandra Coleman, GM Strategy, Transformation & Technology, REST Industry Super

“The subject of greater female participation in the tech industry is really part of a wider debate we need to have to ensure that the Australian tech industry is attracting the best talent with the right skills across different generations,” says Stockbridge. The latter is a subject that’s taken up again in the The Next Generation Technologist panel on Wednesday, 24th March at 12pm featuring technologists from Google, CodeClub Australia, CubeRider, National Youth Science Forum, CSIRO, UTS and the Tech Girl Movement. They will put their minds together to debate how the ICT sector meaningfully engage with the next generation of technologists.

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