Theo is currently the Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand at Cohesity where he is responsible for the overall success of the business, working closely with the local team ensuring customers and partners unlock the value of Cohesity.
Prior to joining Cohesity, Theo was the Senior Director of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan at Nimble Storage, responsible for the go to market strategy and execution for all direct and indirect pathways to market, this includes and extends through traditional routes, such as distribution, reseller partners, global systems integrators and emerging routes such as service providers, OEM, technology alliances and other strategic partnerships.
Theo has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry across leadership, sales, technical and consulting roles for a number of high-profile IT companies. Prior to joining Cohesity and Nimble Storage, Theo was responsible for the growth and development NetApp’s partner ecosystem.
Anthony has extensive experience assisting clients in their IT, telecommunications and complex outsourcing arrangements. His practice includes domestic and cross-border outsourcing, reviewing and negotiating long-term supply and outsourcing arrangements, vendor management, cloud computing, the internet, technology disputes and cyber security.
Anthony leads the outsourcing team with over 20 years’ experience of delivering strategic, commercially focused solutions within the ICT arena for client organisations. He has a solid understanding of the commercial drivers of a wide range of both public and private sector organisations and service providers.
Anthony is recognised for his expertise in leading independent guides such as Best Lawyers 2018 in the areas of commercial law, information technology law, outsourcing law and telecommunications law, and listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 (TMT: IT category).
Angela Donohoe is responsible for leading BPAY’s technology function including business focussed strategy, architecture, solutions and operations that enable high quality and innovative technology and payments services.
She was appointed to the new role of Chief Information Officer in October 2016. In this role, Angela has ownership and oversight of technology governance, risk management and information security.
She is a member of BPAY’s executive leadership team, working with the CEO and her senior colleagues to design and deliver services that exceed client expectations and support BPAY in meeting its strategic and financial objectives.
Angela has more than 25 years experience in senior technology leadership roles in financial services and government including Cuscal, Societe Generale and Bank of New York.
Most recently, she was CIO and Director, Information Services for the NSW Office of State Revenue. Angela is a Fellow of CPA Australia and FINSIA and is a director of a not for profit childcare organisation.
Wallace is the Director Strategy & Architecture for Bupa Australia & New Zealand, with accountabilities across strategic planning, solution consulting and architecture delivery from a technology perspective – across the entire portfolio of health insurance, health services as well as retirement villages & aged care. Wallace goes by the motto of “better, cheaper, faster” solutions that strike the balance between customer/user desirability, technical feasibility and commercial viability. Prior to joining Bupa, Wallace spent years in technology consulting and then various architecture roles in Australia Post, supporting its transformations in the world of eCommerce that was heavily disrupted by digital.
Department of Customer Service
Mark joined the NSW Government Department of Finance, Services and Innovation in January 2019 following a career of over 25 years experience in IT management and IT sourcing, during which Mark held several senior roles responsible for the development and execution of IT sourcing strategies, with a focus on IT and Applications Services and global delivery, and strategic vendor and commercial management.
As Executive Director, ICT Procurement in ICT and Digital Government, Mark leads all aspects of NSW ICT Procurement operations, bringing a sound economic and strategic approach to develop effective levers and policy settings in government procurement. The role also leads the development and implementation of ICT procurement reform across government to achieve savings, efficiencies and better value and to drive innovation for the NSW Government.
Prior to joining the NSW Government Mark was Head of Commercial Portfolio, Infrastructure Services at Westpac Banking Corporation. Before Westpac Mark held senior roles at Qantas Airways, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Previously Mark was also a Management Consultant with PA Consulting Group.
Within Westpac, Mark was responsible for the management of the end to end sourcing lifecycle, from strategy development and execution to governance, commercial and contractual management and risk management of Westpac’s ecosystem of strategic partners, and ensuring compliance to relevant Westpac policies, Laws and APRA regulations.
Between 2008 and 2013 Mark was Head of Commercial Portfolio, Applications Services. Mark’s responsibilities included a leadership role in the Applications Services Transformation Program, which created a step change in the delivery of application services through leveraging the capabilities and experience of global Tier 1 partners IBM, Infosys, and TCS.
From 2013 until 2018 Mark was Head of Commercial Portfolio, Infrastructure Services. In this role Mark played a lead role in the Infrastructure Transformation Program, which has created common operating models across each infrastructure services domain utilising as-as-service engagements, established an ecosystem of partners (including Dell Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NetApp and Telstra), established a private cloud environment with IBM and commenced a workplace transformation with IBM. Mark has also played a lead role in establishing commercial arrangements for a virtual private cloud with Microsoft Azure and public cloud services with AWS.
Ian Gibson is the Chief Commercial Officer and an Executive Director for SuperChoice Services Pty Limited and has directed SuperChoice’s journey to the cloud as part of a programme to transform its technology platform and IT capability.
He played an instrumental role in transforming the technology at the core of SuperChoice, Australia’s leading cloud-based superannuation management, Single Touch Payroll and clearinghouse platform
He is also Chairman of the Gateway Operators’ association, GATE, a Non-executive director of the Australia Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA), and a Non-executive director of the Gateway Network Governance Body (GNGB) where he also chairs the Security Committee.
He has also held several senior executive and CIO roles, co-founded a boutique consulting firm and worked with several technology start-ups.
Ian was a Partner in Accenture’s Strategy practice where he focused on business and IT-enabled strategy and organisational design.
Ian is a regular speaker and has appeared on Sky News. He has authored over 50 publications; been twice nominated for Thought Leadership awards; in 2014 received 2 iAwards for innovation; in 2016 received an Architecture Award for Excellence and was awarded Top 30 Global Business CIO; and in 2017 was a finalist for the iTnews Finance CIO of the Year, a finalist for the NSW iAward for innovation, received an ANZ & Asia Pacific Architecture Award for Excellence (SOA category), and was awarded Top 20 ANZ & Asia Pacific Business CIO.
Ole has had a diverse career ranging from doctoral research in mathematics to organisational transformation. He lead the tsunami modelling program in Geoscience Australia following the boxing day disaster in 2005, was posted to the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction in 2010 to connect disaster managers and science agencies using technology. Ole returned to Geoscience Australia to be director of scientific computing in 2013 where he led the agile and cloud transformation, developed an agency wide Digital Science Strategy and introduced DevOps in the agency. In 2017 and 2018 Ole was Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Director of Data and Analytics for the ACT government where he established the ACT Data Analytics Centre and developed an enterprise wide data analytics platform in a very short time using DevOps. Ole is now back at Geoscience to pursue his passion for people, digital transformation and science.
Dell Technologies Consulting
Vijay Kanchi is the Global Services Practices Lead for IT Transformation for Dell Technologies Consulting, leading a team responsible for service strategy, design and development for multi-cloud infrastructure and operating model, data center modernization and business & cyber resiliency. In this role, he helps enterprise IT organizations define their transformation strategy, designing and implementing the data center strategies, multi-cloud infrastructure, business & cyber resiliency & operating model that include organization, people, process, human change management required to make them successful. He has significant experience, leading change management in challenging environments, advocating change and transforming the way the organizations operate to achieve business outcomes.
Julian (Jolly) Day is a visionary pioneer, author, editor and technology innovator with end-of-game business outcome vision from inception to completion. He is an accomplished Project Manager and has delivered 200+ projects with proven Change Management expertise across multi-functional teams.
Previous Editor “Software Magazine” and publisher of six technology directories, presenter at more than 30 Conferences and published 50+ technology articles. He founded Consensus in 1999 and has conducted 2000+ evaluations identifying the most innovative solutions in ANZ.
Jolly is currently introducing The Milky Way and the Global Management Challenge to ANZ, as well as running Waterline Challenge, a vast charity event across Australia. He was featured in 1st Edition of “50 Unsung Business Heroes”.
As Australia and New Zealand Country Manager, for a leading global information technology and services company, Steve ensures the expert team help customers reach their business goals. Their role is to help business leaders make sense of new technologies, select solutions that deliver the required outcomes that support their business and information strategy. INFINIDAT is recognised as the industry leader in enterprise data storage, delivering business value & advantage through technology innovation and unique solutions while maximising the return on investment, reducing risk and improving efficiencies at scale.
Steve brings over 33 years of experience in information technology and solutions and have helped transform and innovate diverse companies across Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa. Helping customers and their ecosystem address challenges and realise new achievements comes from unique capabilities driven by experience, commitment and partnership.