CeBIT Australia 2018 conference program announced

14 February 2018

Visitor at the NSW Stand, CeBIT 2017

CeBIT Australia, Asia Pacific’s largest business technology conference and exhibition in Sydney in May, has released its 2018 conference program.

The NSW Government is the principal sponsor for CeBIT Australia which will attract 300 leading technology suppliers and feature a new conference program with over 50 expert speakers across four dedicated streams.

CeBIT Australia will take place 15 - 17 May 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour.

Four curated programs will highlight current industry trends and challenges facing the business technology community and digital case studies from the world’s largest corporations, across eGovernment, Big Data and Analytics, Cloud and Cyber Security.

The comprehensive program will see five international thought leaders speak at ICC Sydney.

These include Tom Read, Chief Digital and Information Officer at the UK Ministry of Justice; Johnson Poh, Head of Data Science at DBS Bank; Winston Chew, Director of Regional Information Security Officer at GSK Singapore; Binoo Joseph, Head of Technology at Tesco PLC; and keynote speaker Greg Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Symantec on Cyber Security.

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said CeBIT Australia and its conference program will be an opportunity to learn from the latest business technology trends and study some of the best innovation examples from around the world.

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair'Digital technology continues to grow in importance and the NSW Government is committed to supporting a prosperous, dynamic and agile digital economy that can grow our role as Australia’s ICT capital and create new businesses and jobs.

'I'm very pleased to welcome some of the world's leading technology minds and case studies to Sydney to take part in CeBIT Australia. The 2018 conference program promises to deliver a keen focus on the fast-evolving areas of data and analytics, cloud, cyber security and eGovernment to help take our technology sector forward,' Mr Blair said.

The full international keynote speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.

Among a range of other speakers previously confirmed are Rob Wainwright, Executive Director of Europol; Tamara McCleary, founder and CEO of Thulium; Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley; and Liesl Yearsley, CEO of Akin.

Also Jacqui McNamara, Head of Security Services at Telstra; Maria Milosavljevic, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation; Joe Franzi of the Identity and Biometrics Division of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security; and Kshira Saagar, Head of Data Science and Analytics, The Iconic.

Across its three days, CeBIT Australia will offer opportunities to hear from the world’s technology leaders, interact with the latest innovations, speak with over 300 exhibitors and 100 start-up innovators, and connect with thousands of visitors from Australia’s top companies.

For full details visit CeBIT Australia 2018