CeBIT Australia 2018 keynote speakers confirmed


Thursday, 30 November, 2017


Harveystockbridge approved

Globally renowned keynote speakers have been confirmed for the 2018 CeBIT conference in Australia.

With new technologies emerging faster than ever before, the esteemed line-up of world-class speakers will explore ideas shaping the future of business technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), cyber threat intelligence and security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big data plus digital and social influencer marketing.

Global thought leaders confirmed to speak at CeBIT Australia 2018 include:

  • Rob Wainwright, Executive Director, Europol (NED) — a world-leading security intelligence expert.
  • Tamara McCleary, founder and CEO, Thulium (USA) — an IBM futurist and internationally recognised leader who maximises the impact of technology across branding, influence and social business.
  • Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV) (USA) — prominent Silicon Valley investor.
  • Liesl Yearsley, CEO, Akin (USA) — a world-leading inventor of applied AI solutions.

Harvey Stockbridge, managing director at Hannover Fairs Australia — organiser of CeBIT Australia — said the evolving business technology landscape and innovation needs of Australia’s enterprise organisations influenced the choice of international speakers secured for the event.

“As the business technology landscape evolves at an exponential rate, CeBIT Australia is proud to bring the leading minds of Industry 4.0 innovation to Sydney, sharing their insights with business decision-makers from across Asia Pacific,” he said.

“CeBIT Australia provides a fantastic platform to lead the discussion around the latest innovative technologies and engage with industry leaders in AI, IIoT, digital marketing and start-up innovation and acceleration.”

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said the NSW Government is the official partner of CeBIT Australia 2018 in recognition of NSW’s role as Australia’s ICT capital.

“The NSW Government is proud to once again support CeBIT Australia, which is the premier business technology event across Asia Pacific.

“CeBIT Australia will attract the brightest technology minds from around the globe and allow NSW to showcase the best ideas and innovations behind our evolving business technology sector, from start-ups to innovation leaders,” he said.

“The NSW Government will have a prominent presence at CeBIT to provide information about its support for technology start-ups, businesses and initiatives, while promoting NSW as a great place to work, innovate and invest.”

Across three days, CeBIT Australia will offer opportunities to hear from the world’s elite, interact with the latest innovations, speak with over 350 exhibitors and 100 disruptive start-up innovators, and connect with thousands of visitors from Australia’s top companies.

The 17th annual CeBIT Australia conference and exhibition will return to ICC Sydney, 15–17 May 2018.

Image caption: Harvey Stockbridge, managing director at Hannover Fairs Australia.

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