Date: September 6, 2023

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am AEST | 12:00pm-1:00pm NZST | 8:00am – 9:00am SGT

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Event Overview

We are seeing the industrialisation of cybercrime at an unprecedented scale. With cyber-attacks potentially compounded by rapidly evolving technologies, we must actively gain a front foot in building cyber resilience, intelligence capabilities, and critical infrastructure protection capabilities to guard our national interests, citizens, organisations and infrastructure. Governments and organisations are developing strategies and action plans to deal with this massive increase in incidents, but new concerns continue to rise. A resilient national cyber ecosystem is fundamental to our future. We all have a role to play in securing our digital future – from all levels of government, businesses, communities, and individuals

This conversation will explore enhancing cyber defence strategies against emerging threats, identifying vulnerabilities, and empowering the ecosystem to develop a strong foundation of cyber resilience. How can we build a cyber-resilient ecosystem that can keep pace with the attacks that are getting more sophisticated? How can we better assure digital trust with a ‘secure by design’ and integrated approach? How are the consumer and partner expectations and behaviours evolving? How will AI influence the cyber security landscape? Join us to find out more in this virtual conversation.

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Speaker Details

Narelle Devine CSM

Narelle Devine CSM, Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific, Telstra

As Telstra’s Chief Information Security Officer Asia Pacific, Narelle is responsible for the company’s cyber security operations, intelligence, risk, governance, compliance, development and engagement. Narelle balances these responsibilities with raising her six year old daughter and two year old son (with help from her husband, Michael).

Narelle began her career as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, eventually assuming the role of the Navy’s first Director Cyber Warfare. In 2016, Narelle left the Navy to pursue her next chapter in the public service and was appointed the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Human Services. In this role, she transformed the cyber organisation, building a new state of the art Cyber Security Operations Centre and uplifting the capability from 25 to 250 personnel.

Narelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems and English, a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Systems Engineering. In addition to her love of cyber operations she is passionate about workplace culture, diversity, training and recruitment and is a current member of the RSAC Advisory Board and the AISA Executive Advisory Board.

Narelle was a finalist in the 2019 CSO AWSN inaugural Women in Security awards in the Security Champion category. In 2018 she received the CISO Lens Industry Leadership Acknowledgment; and in 2016 was on the Australia Day Honours List, being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in recognition of meritorious achievement as the Deputy Director – Cyber (Maritime) in Joint Capability Coordination Division.

Sandro Bucchianeri

Sandro Bucchianeri, Chief Security Officer, National Australia Bank

Sandro serves as NAB's Chief Security Officer, and is an award-winning, globally experienced Security Executive with over 25 years of security experience.

He has managed globally dispersed teams and successfully delivered strategic, transformational programmes virtually for large multi-national organisations. Sandro is an innovator and strategically-minded leader at heart. He is an advocate of continuous learning, and as such, holds a list of Cybersecurity and Risk Management qualifications, including an MSc in Information Security.

Sandro is able to inspire the confidence of both technologists and Business stakeholders equally, whilst bridging the divide between CIOs and CISOs through his pragmatic approach to risk management.

As a recognised thought & transformational leader in Security, Sandro is called on as a speaker and collaborator across the world, and played an integral role in the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity and the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) Board of Advisors.

Anant Adya

Anant Adya, EVP and GTM Head for Cobalt, Infosys

Anant Adya is EVP and GTM Head for Cobalt at Infosys. He and his team are responsible for designing solutions to help customers in their Digital and Cloud journey. Cobalt for Infosys is a set of Solutions, Platforms and Services that help Enterprise Journey to Digital. They also leverage the Infosys Innovation team to partner with the start-up ecosystem to co-create solutions for customers. He is very passionate about Industry Clouds, use cases around the 6 Technologies (Cloud, AI, Data, Edge, IoT & 5G) and most importantly working with Enterprises to focus on Business Outcomes.

Prof. Sally Eaves

Prof. Sally Eaves, Chair of Cyber Trust and Senior Policy Advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies and Research

Prof. Sally Eaves is Chair of Cyber Trust and Senior Policy Advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies and Research. Described as the ‘torchbearer for ethical tech’ she is the inaugural recipient of the Frontier Technology and Social Impact Award, presented at the United Nations. A Chief Technology Officer by background, and now Professor in Advanced Technologies and a Global Strategic Advisor across Emergent Technologies, Sally is an award winning International Author, MC, Keynote Speaker and Thought Leader on Digital Transformation (AI, 5G, Cyber Security, Cloud, Blockchain, Governance, IoT, Data Science) alongside Culture, Skills, DEI, Sustainability and Social Impact.

Sally educates and mentors actively to support the next generation of tech talent and has founded Aspirational Futures to enhance inclusion, diversity and equality in education and technology, with her latest book on ‘Tech For Good’ set to be released in 2022. Sally is consistently recognised for global influence in the technology space by leading bodies such as Onalytica, appearing in the top 10 worldwide across multiple disciplines from AI to 5G to Sustainability and beyond.