WA IT Leadership Summit

WA has some of the most successful tech stories, underpinned by an ambitious and entrepreneurial culture where great minds and collaborative spirits continue to make a difference in an increasingly digital economy. Making the most of the any economic climate will bring out your inner explorer to find new ways of doing business. As the market landscape and people evolve, what we do in the tech space become increasingly critical to people’s lives, the economy and the wider community. How are WA IT leaders pitching the future vision? How do we maintain the level of services that this is required to power the future economy and customers’ needs? Can IT become more human and less about the technology? How can we design the people experience better through technologies? How can we shape WA to be the new competitive tech hub?

This event has been a permanent fixture on the calendar for WA IT leaders since 2012. The summit is part of the well-established national series, bringing the best (and sometimes most underrated) WA stories and valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again invite 120+ WA IT leaders from different industries to exchange ideas and challenge current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands.

Key Topics

  • IT leader as the business strategist to deliver business success in the customer-driven landscape
  • The driving force of technology in an industry undergoing disruptive change
  • Building innovation clusters in Australia
  • Empathy led innovation in the human services
  • CIO as a service – folly or the future?
  • People, data, insights – building a data-drive culture
  • Why industrial IoT?
  • Preparing for the 4th industrial revolution
  • Global threat intelligence report findings
  • Smart buildings IoT & cyber security
  • Clinical engagement & moving IT in the public health sector to a commercial mindset
  • Defeating cyber extortion – stemming the ransomware tide
  • I just want IT to work – It’s all about the customer
  • Will cloud-based software services change the game for data centre management?
  • Transforming data management – managing the organisation’s most critical business asset
  • Doing more with less – what businesses really want from their technology
  • The pathway to operational excellence
  • The coming wave of workforce transformation – how deep automation will impact society, your organisation, your team… and you personally

2017 Presenters

Andrew Smith

Head of Information &
Communication Technology
Western Power

Kylie Towie

Former Chief Executive & CIO
Health Support Services
WA Health

Dr. Joe Sweeney


Shelley Kalms

GM Data Science

Glen Radica

Fremantle Ports

Alex Larson

Wesfarmers Chemicals
Energy & Fertilizers

Paul Nicholls

Director of Strategic
Projects (R&D)
Curtin University

Benjamin Jardine

Chief Innovation &
Development Officer
Ability Centre

Andy Morgan

Consultant CIO

Mark Banks


Frederic Drouin

Managing Director

Fred Troncone

Director & Consulting
Harrogate Consulting

Brodie Raffaele

Global Dir of Digital
Op, ICT & Cyber Security

Erik Fenna

P&N Bank

Sven Ross

Diamond Cyber Security

Matthew Gyde

Group Executive, Security
Dimension Data

Keith Holtham

Emerging Technologies
Lead A/NZ
Check Point Software Technologies

Beau Alderson

Partner Development Manager
Schneider Electric

Simon Tippett

Channel Systems Engineer
Commvault APAC

Marco Marinelli

A/NZ Regional Director, Country Manager
DataCore Software

Mark Oliver

Pre-Sales Architect
Cirrus Networks

David Green

Head of Channels & Alliances, A/NZ
Alibaba Cloud

Anthony Smith

General Manager

David Nicol

Director of Workspace Technology
Citrix Australia

Matthew Toohey

GM, Software Engineering

Neil James

Innovative Business Systems

Robert Wickham

Regional Vice President, Innovation & Digital Transformation

Steve Simpson

GM, Security

Cameron Gordon

Business Initiatives Manager
Water Corporation


Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Summit Partner