The leaders with CeBIT in sight

Luke Keioskie
Mon 19 Mar

Leaders of some of the world’s most innovative technology brands will align across three hard-hitting strategic panels at CeBIT Australia, where dynamic conversations will discuss the future of business techonology.

The three panels - Customer Experience Officer (CxO), CEO and Future Jobs - will focus on the role of AI in shaping consumer experiences, business leadership amid the fourth industrial revolution, and the job skills and education required to support future growth in Australia and across Asia Pacific.

The CxO Panel will examine the impact of AI on business, and discuss the way organisations will operate and engage with consumers as AI continues to revolutionise enterprise businesses. The panel will include: Angela Donohoe, Chief Information Officer, BPAY Group; Anne Bennett, Executive General Manager Business Transformation, National Australia Bank; Jeremy Hubbard, Head of Digital & Technology, UBank; and Jason Bradshaw, Chief Customer Officer, Volkswagen Group Australia.

Returning for the second year, the popular CEO Panel will bring business leaders together to critically discuss what future business will look like, how they will adapt to the changing landscape of technology. Moderated by Andrew Johnson, CEO, Australian Computer Society, the panel will include: Suzy Nicoletti, Managing Director, Twitter Australia; Ed Harrison, CEO, Yahoo7; Jason Pellegrino, Managing Director, Google Australia and New Zealand; and Nicholas Gray, CEO, The Australian.

The Future of Jobs panel will recognise skills required to fulfil future industry demands and call into question the need to adapt educational systems to prepare for the skill demand of future jobs. Moderated by Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association, the panel will include: Robyn Denholm, Chief Operations Officer, Telstra; Fiona Rose, Client Engagement Director, Jobs for NSW

Fiona Anson, Co-Founder and Director, JobGetter; Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President, UTS; Jordan Duffy, Co-Founder & Director of Strategy, Buckham and Duffy Consultants; and Jan Owen AM, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians.

In addition to the strategic panels, CeBIT Australia has also announced renowned international keynote speakers to discuss the future of business technology, from cyber security to AI and IoT, including: Greg Clark, CEO, Symantec; Rob Wainwright, Executive Director, Europol; Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium; Liesl Yearsley, CEO,; and Hiroshi Saijou, CEO & Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley.

CeBIT Australia, the largest and longest running business technology conference in the Asia Pacific, will take place Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 May at International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour.