A New Reality


Ross Dawson

Strategy Advisor, Author and Futurist

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange, and online start-up Repyoot. Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches across six continents and consult to leading organizations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, News Corporation, Procter & Gamble and many others.

He is author of the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw he social networking revolution. He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog, has written White Papers for organizations including SAP and Microsoft, and has ublished over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide.

Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian, and many others. Ross has run executive education programs and lectured at numerous top-tier academic institutions around the world, including Australian Graduate School of Management, Institute of Banking & Finance, and the University of Virginia.

Previously Ross worked in senior positions in London, Tokyo and Sydney with organizations including Merrill Lynch, NCR and most recently Thomson Financial as Global Director – Capital Markets. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) from Bristol University and a Grad.Dip in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is certified as a Master Practitioner of Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has extensive international business experience, and speaks five languages.

Ursula Phillips

CIO, Real Pet Food Company

Ursula describes herself as results oriented, people focused and passionate about the role of IT to innovate, enable business growth and improve work-life quality.

Ursula has a diverse range of strategy and delivery experience spanning government, consulting, FMCG, retail and transport and is at home in today’s complex, multi-geography, multi-provider environment.

Ursula holds her leadership principles of empowerment, inclusivity and recognition very close to her heart. She is an active mentor and advocate for STEM skills development and is committed to the continual development of herself and others.

Johnny Serrano

Chief Information Officer, Ground Probe

Allen Houchins

CIO, Jamf

David Binning

Associate Editor, CIO Australia

CIO Associate Editor, David Binning has been covering the IT&T, finance and healthcare sectors in ANZ, APAC and the UK for 25 years, working as a journalist for mastheads including Computerworld, ARN, The AFR and SMH, The Australian, Reuters, ComputerWeekly, The Times of London, ZDNet and The Economist.

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Day One - 18 November


Wednesday, 18th Nov 2020 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Live Virtual Event

17th March 2021


Wednesday, 17th Mar 2021 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AEDT


Live Virtual Event

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Who Should Attend

  • CIOs, IT Directors, GM IT, Heads of IT
  • CTOs , VPs
  • 2ICT, IT Managers