World-renowned keynote speakers announced for CeBIT Australia

29 November 2017

Harvey Stockbridge speaking at CeBIT 2017

Leading international speakers will descend on Sydney for CeBIT Australia, Asia Pacific’s largest and longest running business technology conference and exhibition, at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) from 15-17 May 2018.

A line-up of world-class speakers will explore ideas shaping the future of business technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), cyber threat intelligence and security, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big data plus digital and social influencer marketing.

Global thought leaders confirmed to speak at CeBIT Australia 2018 include:

  • Rob Wainwright, Executive Director, Europol (NED) – a world-leading security intelligence expert, pioneering the use of data and technology within Europol, Europe’s primary intelligence-sharing and operational coordination centre, a world-class security institution and major innovator in the global security community.
  • Tamara McCleary, founder and CEO, Thulium (USA) – an IBM futurist and internationally recognised leader who maximises the impact of technology across branding, influence and social business. Thulium is an Influencer Marketing Agency that utilises social data and analytics to track progress and goal achievement for B2B, Enterprise and Government. McCleary is ranked by Klear in the top 1% of Social Media Influencers.
  • Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV) (USA) – prominent Silicon Valley investor, Saijou founded YMVSV in 2015 and leads Yamaha’s exploratory efforts to identify and accelerate teams driving disruptive change across automation and connectivity, IIoT, robotics and electric cars.
  • Liesl Yearsley, CEO, Akin (USA) – a world-leading inventor of applied AI solutions, Yearsley is the founder and CEO of Akin, a pioneering organisation using cognitive neurosciences and human-learning theory to refine AI and machine-learning innovations.

Harvey Stockbridge, the Managing Director of Hannover Fairs Australia which organises CeBIT Australia, said the evolving business technology landscape and innovation needs of Australia’s enterprise organisations influenced the choice of international speakers secured for the event.

“As the business technology landscape evolves at an exponential rate, CeBIT Australia is proud to bring the leading minds of Industry 4.0 innovation to Sydney, sharing their insights with business decision makers from across Asia Pacific,” Mr Stockbridge said.

“CeBIT Australia provides a fantastic platform to lead the discussion around the latest innovative technologies and engage with industry leaders in AI, IIoT, digital marketing and start-up innovation and acceleration."

Niall Blair NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair said the NSW Government is the official partner of CeBIT Australia 2018 in recognition of NSW’s role as Australia’s ICT capital.

“The NSW Government is proud to once again support CeBIT Australia which is the premier business technology event across Asia Pacific," Mr Blair said.

“CeBIT Australia will attract the brightest technology minds from around the globe and allow NSW to showcase the best ideas and innovations behind our evolving business technology sector, from start-ups to innovation leaders.

“The NSW Government will have a prominent presence at CeBIT to provide information about its support for technology start-ups, businesses, and initiatives, while promoting NSW as a great place to work, innovate, and invest."

Across its three days, CeBIT Australia will offer opportunities to hear from the world’s elite, interact first-hand with the latest innovations, speak with over 350 exhibitors and 100 disruptive start-up innovators, and connect with thousands of visitors from Australia’s top companies.