CeBIT Australia 2017 conference program released
The 2017 conference program has been launched for CeBIT Australia.
There will be eight dedicated conference streams exploring current industry trends and challenges such as cloud, big data and analytics, cybersecurity, FinTech, enterprise mobility, eGovernment, digital health and start-ups.
Additionally, there will be more than 170 expert speakers and an exhibition showcasing 350 technology suppliers.
“CeBIT 2017 provides an independent platform for national and international thought leaders to share premier business technology research, insights, case studies and opinions,” said Harvey Stockbridge, managing director at Hannover Fairs Australia, the event organiser.
“Competition in the business environment has never been more intense, so it is critical leaders learn about the current environment including all opportunities and threats to effectively plan for the future. CeBIT offers unrivalled education for all levels of business from enterprise, SMEs and start-ups.”
Six visionaries will keynote across the three-day conference, the first announced as Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, who will discuss the future of cybersecurity in a world where device hyperconnectivity continues to increase.
Speakers at CeBIT 2017 will include:
- Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Sophie Gilder, Head of Blockchain, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence
- Joe Rogalski, Director, Architecture and Process, Lion
- Dr Lesley Seebeck, Deputy Director Information Systems and Services and CIO, Bureau of Meteorology
- Angela Coble, Director Business Technology (CIO) Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
- Dr Carolyn Patteson, Executive Manager, CERT Australia
- Katherine Squire, General Manager, Application Development and DevOps, ASX
- Dr Sam Robertson, Senior Research Fellow, Western Bulldogs Football Club
- Greg Gale, National Security Officer, Microsoft
2017 will see the return of key networking events including a welcome party, CeBIT Black — an invite-only, VIP evening for senior-level enterprise and government technology professionals — and the International Cycling Executives (ICE) Breakfast with the Bunch.
CeBIT Australia, set to run from 23–25 May 2017, will be held for the first time at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour.
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