VIP Guests

Anna Murray

Anna Murray

President

Australian Industry & Defence Network

With over 15 years experience in service and solutions in the Information Technology and design industry, an active member of AIDN NSW since 2003 and President AIDN NSW since 2019. As we enter an exciting time for Defence Industry in NSW, there is a strong Executive and committee in place to execute our strategy and to show consistent and strong value back to our membership. Working with Government and the private sector to make use of the burgeoning technologies for reality modelling and digital transformation. This technology can support IoT, Smart Cities as well as VR and AR.

Steve Wooderson

Steve Wooderson

Executive General Manager

Siemens Building Technologies ANZ

Smart infrastructure from Siemens intelligently connects energy systems, buildings and industries to adapt and evolve the way we live and work. We work together with customers and partners to create an ecosystem that intuitively responds to the needs of people and helps customers to better use resources. It helps our customers to thrive, communities to progress and supports sustainable development.

Smart infrastructure supports the way we all want to live – happily, comfortably and sustainably. It helps industry and organisations to be efficient, responsible and smarter.

Technology and the ingenuity of people come together from the macro to the micro level, from physical products, components and systems to connected, cloud-based digital offerings and services. From intelligent grid control and electrification to smart storage solutions, from building automation and control systems to switches, valves and sensors. Siemens offers a broad portfolio of grid control and automation; low- and medium-voltage power distribution, switching and control; and building automation, fire safety and security, HVAC control and energy solutions.

John Best

John Best

Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Thales Australia

John joined ADI Limited in 2003, initially responsible for the operations of Advanced Systems, he led the integration of this business into the wider ADI and its transformation into a centre for research and development. During this period he also directed ADI's bid to supply the Army with tactical unmanned aerial vehicles. In April 2005 John was appointed general manager strategy within the Electronic Systems business group.

Following a brief period in the role of chief technologist, John was appointed vice president, Technology, Research and Development upon the formation of Thales Australia. In this role he has overall responsibility for the technical capability of the company, which encompasses technical strategy, research and development, innovation, engineering process and engineering development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Physics from the University of Queensland, a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wollongong and an MBA from the University of Adelaide.

Turlough Guerin

Turlough Guerin

Board Chair

Ag Institute Australia (AIA)

Ag Institute Australia (the trading name of The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) is committed to promoting the advancement of Australian Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in accord with sound scientific developments and represents professionals involved in these areas. AIA has taken the lead in development of Professional Standards, accreditation process and a code of ethics for members.

Ag Institute Australia is the peak industry body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals. Ag Institute Australia is committed to advancing the profession, and the application of science and technology, for the sustainable development of agriculture and natural resource management in Australia.

Simon Horrocks

Simon Horrocks

Regional Vice President, Australia & New Zealand

AppDynamics

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds. Using AppDynamics, you’ll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

Alan Rankins

Alan Rankins

Immediate Past President, AIDN

CEO & Partner, GOAL Professional Services

An Executive member of AIDN National, Contributing to various Defence working groups such as the Capability Development Advisory Forum, AIG Defence Industry Council and the Defence Industry Board. Working with other State AIDN Chapter Presidents and National Executive members to develop a cogent platform and voice for Defence Industry Small to Medium Enterprises.

Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Chief Investment Officer

DigitalX Asset Management

DigitalX is a blockchain and cryptoasset finance company with offices in Perth, Sydney and New York. The company offers advisory services for new token offerings, asset management focused on technology, including Blockchain and crypto assets, and development and media services. Publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as DigitalX limited (ASX:DCC).

Tim is an experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the global finance and investment industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Coaching, Asset Management and Event Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Honors Degree of Science focused in Physiology and Psychology from Monash University.

Lior Stein

Lior Stein

Co-MD

Rimon Advisory

Rimon assist entrepreneurs commercialise and grow through: Government Funding, Advisory Services, Venture Funding, We have an astute Executive Team and Advisory Board that truly understand the needs of entrepreneurs. Our Venture Funding arm consists of: Rimon Investments - our early stage seed investment vehicle. Rimon Capital - our vehicle for follow on rounds.

Rimon Investments is our early stage seed investment vehicle. We use our R&D Tax Incentive service as our due diligence on early stage technology opportunities. Our clients that show promise of being the right fit for Rimon Investments are offered an opportunity to pitch to our Investment Committee. Both Rimon Investments and Rimon Capital share a world class Investment Committee (who are also some of the investors). Jon Shein, Steve Nola and Gary Burg are amongst some of the members of the committee.

Dr Nipen Shah

Dr Nipen Shah

President

IITians Association of Australia

IITians Association of Australia (IITAA) is a non-profit organisation for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni in Australia and New Zealand. IITAA in Sydney is part of a global network called Pan IIT that links alumni of the IITs worldwide. It provides unique professional and networking opportunities to IITians to maximise their contribution to society. IITAA was formed in Sydney in 2003, and a sister organisation called IIT Alumni of Victoria was formed in Melbourne a few years later.

Peter Hind

Peter Hind

Chief Executive Officer

The HindSight Forum

The HindSight Forum is totally independent and provides an environment free of vendors, research companies, analysts, the press and consultants where ICT executives and their reports can learn from the practical experiences of their peers in other companies. As such, it seeks to cut through the marketing hype that bedevils the ICT industry and to help broaden the business perspectives of the ICT team.

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