Massey University, NZ
Dr Valentine has held several roles in the New Zealand education sector, including in tertiary education and corporate learning and development, ranging from chief executive officer of two industry training organisations to provision of consultancy and advice to the public and private sectors, as well as company directorships.
Most recently, Dr Valentine has consulted in the area of digital transformation in education for the Ministry of Education and for tertiary education providers. These assignments have all covered the strategy, engagement, business and change capability-building impacts of digital transformation.
She holds a Doctor of Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), a Master of Business Administration (Henley Business School, England), and a Diploma of Business Studies (Training and Development) from Massey University.
Lindsay provides strategic leadership, planning and partnership for the CIO Portfolio at Monash University, Australia. He drives growth and alignment across the CIO Portfolio to ensure Monash University has the technology capability to continually transform. Lindsay has expertise and speaks internationally on topics including scaled agile methodologies, business relationship management, strategy, large scale portfolio, program and change management, and education technologies.
University of Sydney
Brendan Dalton has been CSIRO’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) since July 2015. As CIO Brendan manages CSIRO’s scientific computing capability which includes one of the largest computational and simulation science teams in Australia, and cutting edge computational and data technology services, all focused on maximising research outcomes.
For more than a decade prior to joining CSIRO, Brendan held Senior Executive and CIO roles with the Australian Government. He has led the design, delivery and successful implementation of several significant technology enabled government programs working with industry, the innovation and education sectors. He has also held senior policy advising and delivery roles supporting government investment in industry, research and innovation.
Brendan has qualifications in technology, management and the humanities. He is a keen eResearcher and has published research on the gold rush era and Australia’s development in the mid-19 th century.
Queensland University of Technology
An experienced IT leader motivated by transformational and long-lasting change. 15 years of experience spanning large federal welfare agencies with over 26,000 staff, billion-dollar Higher Education institution to small state agencies with staff numbers of 500. A creative and innovative strategic thinker that is focused on business outcomes. Extensive experience in delivering legacy system renovation projects, rule-based expert system implementations, Service Oriented Architectures and BPM-Centred systems implementations and Enterprise Architectures. I can claim to have built multiple EA and Solution Architecture practices from the ground up. My experience includes strategic planning, business process improvement, cost reduction and simplification. Particular strengths in large legacy system transformation programmes, communicating technology issues at Board level, complex problem solving and an ability to quickly “learn the business”.
Julie Harrap is a Service Management & Operations specialist, and thrives on defining & embedding Service Management competencies from the ground up. Originally from the UK, since joining Suncorp Julie has established and now runs the Service Management Office & Platform Support within the Chief Data & Transformation Office. In this role, Julie has recently delivered an award winning project to establish a new fully managed support service that’s built on a ITIL foundation, designed with SIAM, whilst still supporting Suncorp’s highly agile workplace. Through the delivery of this project, Julie has also established the first AI automated support solution of its kind within Suncorp.
Wodonga Institute of TAFE
University of New England
Adam Wayling is a technologist with over 20 years of IT industry experience, most of which within the university sector. Working for the University of New England, Adam has developed a keen interest in the delivery of distance education, related technology services and delivery methods. Adam is also humourless and only needed 61 of the 100 words for his conference bio.
Australian Catholic University
For the past several years Sumit De has been working with organisations around the world to design and implement service delivery and digital transformation strategies for the modern day. He is currently the Head of Consultancy at TOPdesk UK, leading an ever growing professional services team. Sumit’s future work includes customer empowerment through technology and helping organisations define their new normal.
Victoria University Wellington
Bob is CTO and co-founder of Mist, a pioneer in smart wireless networking for the smart device era.
Bob started his career in wireless at Metricom (Ricochet wireless network) developing and deploying wireless mesh networks across the country to connect the first generation of Internet browsers. Following Metricom, Bob co-founded Airespace, a start-up focused on helping enterprises manage the flood of employees bringing unlicensed Wi-Fi technology into their businesses. Following Cisco’s acquisition of Airespace in 2005, Bob became the VP/CTO of Cisco enterprise mobility and drove mobility strategy and investments in the wireless business (e.g. Navini, Cognio, ThinkSmart, Phunware, Wilocity, Meraki). He also drove industry standards such as Hot Spot 2.0 and market efforts such as Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience. He holds more than 15 patents.
A highly successful sales and management professional with significant expertise in the Digital, Online, Managed Services and broader IT industry over more than 15 years. Shayne has extensive experience in Business Development & Sales Management roles as well as building teams and managing people to drive customer & organisational success during disruption and change.
Shayne has spent the last 6 years in Lenovo successfully building and developing technical sales and Enterprise sales teams for the Australian and New Zealand business as it continues to drive success in the local markets and has published several articles on this topic.
Shayne is currently responsible for the Lenovo Device as a Service business across the Asia Pacific region which has quickly developed into a growth engine for Lenovo worldwide as continue to focus on the services capability of their businesss.
Shayne holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of South Australia and is actively involved in surf life saving and any sports and leisure involving his family.