FitzPatrick & Associates
Sheila FitzPatrick is President and Founder of FitzPatrick & Associates, a strategic global data privacy and protection compliance consulting firm.
Sheila has over thirty-five years’ experience in global data privacy, data protection and sovereignty compliance and is one of the foremost experts on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sheila has been honoured as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence 2017.
Sheila works with numerous multinational companies (including Fortune 500 companies) providing an extensive array of data privacy and sovereignty services.
Sheila also works with corporate legal, finance and HR departments, as well as sales, marketing, and product development teams to help position data privacy compliance as a competitive advantage.
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)
Rachel Dixon is the Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC). Rachel is among the most prominent Australian experts on technology and culture. Her professional background encompasses IT and telecommunications, privacy, identity, and security, along with more esoteric work in film, television and new media production.
In former lives Rachel headed the Australian Government’s digital identity initiative (as Head of Identity at the Digital Transformation Office). She has also has worked for Suncorp as Executive Program Manager for Business Transformation, where she oversaw consolidation of 17 legacy data stores into a new big data platform. For more than five years she was COO at Viocorp, where she developed advanced media and advertising platforms. Prior to that she was a senior executive at Seattle-based thePlatform for Media, delivering and supporting major platforms for online and mobile for Telstra and News Corporation, and before that was General Manager at Massive Interactive, where she led a development and design team on state-of-the art systems for the Airbus A380, among other projects.
Rachel has also been a Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications, Deputy Chair at Choice (the Australian Consumers Association), and Director of several small software companies. In 1998 she co-founded FIBRE, a telecommunications company servicing the Motion Picture Post Production and VFX industry. She is a past Director and Chair of several other media, software and telecommunications companies and a former senior executive with Film Australia and Film Victoria. She has produced and executive produced several hundred film and television projects, many of which won major awards.
Rachel has also delivered many keynotes on technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence and is particularly interested in the impacts of culture upon technology and vice-versa.
University of New South Wales
Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is a Certified Information Security Manager and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in management and cybersecurity. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. She is co-founder of several startups, including IoTM, and currently advises a number of startups.
Stephen Bolinger is the Chief Privacy Officer of Cochlear, a global medical device manufacturer. Stephen’s technology career spans three continents and more than two decades, with the last twelve years devoted to privacy and data protection matters. He has held key roles in large enterprises, including nine years at Microsoft, as well as start-ups as small as seven employees. Stephen is admitted to practice law in the U.S. states of California and Washington, holds an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London, and is recognised as a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
He is a highly passionate and motivated Information Technology professional with strong business acumen and deep understanding of core IT principles across multiple disciplines.
His career spans two decades and as has been primarily focused on the Information Security aspect of Information Technology.
His experience ranges from some of the most simplistic systems and management, to some of the most complex. From low level technical engineering through to business leadership.
Office of the National Data Commissioner
Phillip Gould has recently been appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the newly established, Office of the National Data Commissioner Branch (NDC), at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Having worked in the fields of banking and finance, holding a PhD in Time Series Econometrics and working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics for seven years in Methodology and Data Integration, Phillip holds a valuable breadth of knowledge to support the Office of the NDC. In his new role, Phillip will be orchestrating reforms to the Australian data system, through new data sharing and release legislation to improve the value of public data. His responsibilities include establishing the Office of the NDC to oversee and monitor the integrity of Australia’s data system. This will be complemented by forming the National Data Advisory Council to advise the NDC on technical best practice and ethical data use.
Marko Jovanovic is the Group Manager – Privacy Compliance and Data Management for Australia Post. Marko has experience in working in the consumer services industry, in particular organisations undergoing digital transformation. In his time at Australia Post, Marko has managed an extensive Enterprise privacy program, and has a deep knowledge of compliance, risk management and data governance measures.
NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation
Kate is the Acting Director of the Information and Data Policy team at the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. She works with colleagues across the NSW public sector to improve all of government data maturity, capability and outcomes. Kate has a PhD from Monash University, is a co-founder of the Recordkeeping Roundtable discussion group and has been awarded three national Mander Jones Awards from the Australian Society of Archivists (2007, 2014, 2016), for publications making the greatest contribution to the recordkeeping profession.
Rob is the Managing Director of OneTrust for Australia & New Zealand. OneTrust is the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software. More than 2,000 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, use OneTrust to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR and ePrivacy (Cookie Law). An additional 7,000 organizations use OneTrust’s technology through a partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest global information privacy community.
Prior to OneTrust, Rob was the Vice President and Managing Director of AirWatch by VMware for Australia & New Zealand. AirWatch was a software start up acquired by VMware for $1.5billion in 2014.
Previously Rob worked for Telstra(Australia), Gartner(USA), IBM(Asia Pacific, USA, Australia) and Vickers Ruwolt.
David Nicol is the Managing Director for BlackBerry in Australia and New Zealand. With over two decades in leadership roles in the IT sector, David heads a team of software and cybersecurity experts to help companies and governments to mitigate security risks, protect endpoints and communicate securely and privately. For more information about the BlackBerry Solutions, visit: www.blackberry.com/enterprise
World Vision Australia
As a kid back in the UK, Ian sat and wrote computer programs. Admittedly, these were mainly so he could cheat at videogames, but a general love of data and programming began.
Later, he studied Economics & Linguistics, and wanted to be a teacher when he grew up. He’s hoping some day that might still happen (the growing up part, not the teaching).
His first job was as a risk analyst at Lehman Brothers, an interesting intro to working life. After Lehman imploded, Ian moved to Australia and looked after customer analytics functions at NAB & then flybuys.
Having worked for the dark side for the majority of his career, he’s now using those skills for good in his role as Head of Data, Analytics & Insights at World Vision Australia.
Daphne is the Group Privacy Technology Manager at Telstra, leading the enterprise Privacy team within Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. As well as providing privacy advice to technology projects within Telstra, Daphne is also responsible for developing the Privacy team’s engagement strategy to promote privacy awareness and to help stimulate discussion on key privacy issues.
Daphne joined Telstra in 2015 as a Cyber Influence Manager in Security Operations before taking up her current role. Prior to this, Daphne worked as a Communications Advisor (Cyber and Information Security) for the Department of Defence in Canberra.
Daphne holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University.
Mark is the CMO of Showpo, where he is leading the pure play fashion e-Commerce retailer in growing globally. Mark has worked on many top global and local brands, in house and consulting, including Woolworths Group, Officeworks, Dymocks, Catch of the Day, Microsoft, Allianz, Vodafone, and many others. He has extensive experience in attracting, mentoring and retaining top talent, having managed teams for almost 20 years. He was named a top 50 CMO in Australia in 2018 by CMO.com.au.
Data Governance Australia (DGA)
Anthony Hollis is Managing Director of Data Governance Australia (DGA), an industry association founded to establish standards and benchmarks around the collection, use, storage and management of data in Australia. DGA is part of the Australia Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL), a network of associations with the common thread of data and the customer, representing the essential functions of data-driven business. Anthony has over 40 years’ experience as a senior executive across a broad range of diverse and challenging roles including business strategy, managing high-performance teams, running businesses, sales, innovation, fund raising, start-ups and advisory. Prior to his role at DGA, Anthony served as an executive, advisor and board member for companies such as Time Warner, CanWest Communications, Krono, Network Ten, EY, and PWC, Supply Nation and the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board.
Anthony is passionate about driving strategy and implementation in order to deliver measurable, sustainable value to all stakeholders. He achieves this by combining multi-disciplinary commercial and entrepreneurial skills with leveraging extensive high level business and political networks to achieve positive outcomes – especially in the digital economy, professional services, bilateral trade, healthcare, workforce management, NFP and government sectors.
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Steven Seguna is the Head of Incident Management at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).
Steve’s branch assists Australian organisations when they have been affected by a cyber security incident, through advice, remote assistance, and in some cases on-site incident response. These experiences inform the message of the ACSC, which has the mission to make Australia the safest place to operate online.
Steve has a master’s degree in Science, and bachelors’ degrees in Engineering and Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He joined the Defence Signals Directorate in 2007 as a software engineer.