Technology, finance and innovation leaders to headline CEBIT Australia 2019

Technology, finance and innovation leaders to headline CEBIT Australia 2019

Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in technology, finance, and innovation will take part in CEBIT Australia’s session line-up for 2019. 

CEBIT Australia is Asia Pacific’s largest and longest running B2B technology exhibition and conference. Celebrating its eighteenth year in 2019, the business technology event offers an independent network of business technology solutions that transform the way Australians do business.  

The exhibition will be held from October 29-31 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. Tickets are now on sale at www.cebit.com.au. 

Over 200 expert speakers will deliver keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, sessions, and lightning talks at Asia Pacific’s largest business technology conference and exhibition. 

The six themes that will shape CEBIT this year will be: transformation and disruption; driving business growth; data privacy and trust; the future of work; changing lives with technology; and applications of emerging technology. 

Focussing on the key digital issues that are facing businesses today as they seek to innovate and grow, the full session line up will include main speakers Andrew Mc Mullan, Commonwealth Bank; Tim Roberts, Westpac; Kate Burleigh, ANZ; Lee Hitchin, Microsoft Australia; Steven Scheurman, IBM Asia Pacific; Peter Xing, KPMG and Hercules Koustantopoulos, Atlassian. 

World-class keynote speakers, who will present on the CEBIT Central Stage located within the new-look exhibition, include UK-based Stephen Attenborough, employee number one and now Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic, world-renowned cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure, and 2018 Australian of the Year, Michelle Simmons, Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales. 

Some of Australia’s best minds have worked alongside the CEBIT team and its new Chairperson, ex Facebook ANZ CEO, Stephen Scheeler, to produce a highly informative curated session program. This will highlight current industry trends and showcase digital case studies from the world’s largest corporations. 

Stephen Scheeler, Chairperson of CEBIT Australia 2019, Fairs, explains the concept for this year’s content. “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. 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. 

“This 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.” 

CEBIT Australia is again delighted to partner with the NSW Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Industry, John Barilaro, said “As the innovation capital of Australia and leader in the ICT and startup sectors, Sydney is the right home for major tech conferences like CEBIT. 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.” 

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