Ex Facebook ANZ chief executive Stephen Scheeler, the chairperson of CEBIT Australia 2019, says the six themes for this year’s conference content “will enable CEBIT to appeal to the new wave of technology buyers and specifiers that now shape the technology eco-system, whilst also appealing to our traditional technology audience.”
“Based on extensive work with our incredible Advisory Committee members over the last six months, we formulated six content pillars to build the framework of the conference program," he said.
“These include the areas of transformation and disruption, business growth, data privacy and trust, the future of work, changing lives with technology, and the application of emerging technology.”
“NSW has a $19 billion information, media and telecommunications industry, the largest of any Australian state. We wholeheartedly support the growth and development of the technology sector in Australia.
“To capitalise on NSW's world leading capability in quantum computing, the NSW Government invested $15.4 million in the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA). The SQA will see universities collaborate to advance the quantum industry in NSW which has applications as far reaching as simulations to predict impacts of climate change, drug discovery and cyber security.
“We know that each technology-based job has been shown to create up to five jobs in other sectors. These are the jobs of the future.”
Over 200 expert speakers will deliver at this year’s event and CEBIT says the session program also highlighs current industry trends and showcases digital case studies from the world’s largest corporations.
The full session line up will include main speakers Andrew McMullan, Commonwealth Bank; Tim Roberts, Westpac; Kate Burleigh, ANZ; Lee Hitchin, Microsoft Australia; Steven Scheurman, IBM Asia Pacific; Peter Xing, KPMG and Hercules Koustantopoulos, Atlassian.
And the line-up of speakers also includes UK-based Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic, global cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure, and Michelle Simmons, Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales.