Monday, 26 February 2018

Featuring Create and Protect

8:45 - 9:00


Opening Address

Cr Jonathan Sri, Councillor - The Gabba Ward, Brisbane City Council


9:00 - 9:45


Create - Keynote

Creativity and How to Do It

“People who refer to out-of-the-box see the box ... People who don't know the box even exists are the innovative thinkers.” - Lisa Goldenberg

The focus of this session is on the beliefs and behaviours that foster creativity not just on an individual, but also on an organisational level. It covers the most important question that enables creativity, the different types of thinking and the roadblocks that stand on the way to truly creative solutions.

Through examples and personal anecdotes, Melissa will take everyone on a creativity expedition and in the process will also teach us how to determine within 59 seconds if we are creative or analytical.

Speaker: Ms Melissa Kaplan, Chief Digital Advisor - Microsoft


9:45 - 10:30


Create - Session 1

Convergence of the health and human service sectors – powered by Digital or a barrier?

Tam Shepherd leads the digital health and human services practice at EY and has a background in large transformations across New Zealand and Australia. He will talk about the work happening globally on converging strategies across the health and human services sectors and how Australia is well positioned to lead the world on the digital platforms that can enable governments, NGOs, communities and families to improve their health and well-being.

Speaker: Mr Tam Shepherd, Partner - Ernst & Young

Ernst &



10:30 - 11:00


Morning Break

Light refreshments and an opportunity to network with other delegates


11:00 - 11:45


Create - Session 2

 Discussion Panel: Lessons in Ingenuity and Resilience from Startup Founders


Mr Manfred Neustifter, CEO - Flowpay Australia

Dr Elliot Smith, CTO & Co-Founder - Maxwell MRI

Dr Natalie Rens, Founder - EasyAi

Facilitator: Mr Aaron Birkby, CEO - Startup Catalyst


11:45 - 12:30


Create - Session 3

 Technology in 2041

This is a presentation based on feedback from ICT professionals around the country.   As support for this vision, 100+ articles have been collected from the ABC & BBC which show the inevitable changes occurring now.  The presentation focuses on today's 5yo and what their world will look like when they are 30.

Some easy ones are quantum computing, massive bandwidths, everything stored and discoverable.  But how will we interact with computers then?  How will our health be monitored? How will we cope with fully autonomous cars? Why will there be a significant reduction in air travel and hence make Badgerys Creek unnecessary.

Comment is made about the loss of 40% of all jobs and how this can be managed. Plus, the dramatic change in secondary education.  And the ready availability of 3D printed food as is happening right now. Society moves back to the tribal basis common through all ages prior the 18th century.

But the primary purpose of the presentation is to stimulate questions and audience debate!

Speaker: Mr Martin Lack, Director - Martin Lack & Associates


12:30 - 13:30


Lunch Break

Enjoy delicious food crafted by the chefs at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


13:30 - 14:15


Protect - Keynote

Cyber Security: Industry, Workforce & Business Challenges Require New Approaches

In an era of growing cyber threats, organizations must compete to find a seemingly limited pool of resources with the right technical skills and experience.

In her presentation, Theresa Grafenstine will discuss: cyber threat trends; the need to attract a broader and more diverse pool of talent into the cyber workforce; and a strategy for addressing the growing cyber skill gap.

Speaker: Ms Theresa Grafenstine, Managing Director - Deloitte, Washington, District of Columbia, Chair - ISACA International Board of Directors


14:15 - 15:00


Protect - Session 1

e-Government & The First Digital Embassy - How They Fit Together

Speaker: His Excellency Mr Andres Unga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary - Republic of Estonia

Republic of Estonia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs


15:00 - 15:30


Afternoon Break

Light refreshments and an opportunity to network with other delegates


15:30 - 16:15


Protect - Session 2

Blockchain: Is It a Security Panacea or Security Folly

There has been a great deal of hype concerning the “so called” benefits of Blockchain deployments.  This presentation will rationally look at the benefits of Blockchain but also discuss what difficulties that should be understood.  Instead of a solution looking for a problem, Blockchain technology is capable of solving a number of problems.  This presentation will discuss where Blockchain can be used to bolster security and why and under what circumstances.

Speaker: Dr Adrian McCullagh, Principal - ODMOB Lawyers


16:15 - 17:00


Protect - Session 3

Cybersecurity Certifications and Why You Need Them

Dr Nick T ate (ACS) and Daniel Newby (ISACA) will discuss the need for industry certifications from the perspective of certification bodies, individuals, and employers. As people, devices and systems become increasingly inter-connected, the corresponding cyber risks are growing at an exponential rate. This in turn requires radically new approaches and an increasing number of professionals with various levels of cyber-related skills.

This session will examine the need and impact of various certifications on the ICT industry.

Speakers: Dr Nick Tate, President - Australian Computer Society, QLD

Mr Daniel Newby, President - ISACA Brisbane


17:15 - 19:15


QuattroTech™ Cocktail Reception

Enjoy the warm Brisbane weather, food and drinks with a world-class party on the Plaza Terrace overlooking Brisbane Wheel and CBD.  

This exciting event is an opportunity to mingle with colleagues, make new acquaintances and simply relax and have good time.