SINET61 2016

SYDNEY – SEPTEMBER 13 & 14, 2016 – AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK

Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 13, September

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:35 AM – 8:40 AM

Opening Remarks
Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:40 AM – 8:45 AM

Introductory Video Remarks from The Prime Minister of Australia

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Keynote
The Hon Dan Tehan, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cybersecurity

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Establishing an Industry-Led Cyber Security Growth Centre

Moderator:

John Grill, Chairman, Industry Growth Centre Advisory Committee

Abstract:

The Industry Growth Centres Initiative (the Initiative) is an industry-led approach that will drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness by focusing on areas of competitive strength and strategic priority. This will help Australia transition into smart, high value and export focused industries.

Key industries are:
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Cyber Security
• Food and Agribusiness
• Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
• Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
• Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
The Growth Centres recognise that their success is dependent upon cyber-secure infrastructure, systems, process to create true information assurance. This panel will explore the role of cyber from a key growth industry vertical perspective and how Australia will benefit from secure innovation.

Panelists: 

Adrian Turner, CEO, Data61 and Joint Chair, Cyber Security Industry Growth Centre

Peter Schutz, Chair, FIAL – Food and Agribusiness Industry Growth Centre

Sue MacLeman, CEO, MTPConnect – Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre

Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chair, METS Ignited – Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Industry Growth Centre

Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Industry Growth Centre

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

SINET Thinks Forward – The Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Cyber Innovation

Alastair MacGibbon, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Abstract:

In this discussion, we ask what Australia will look like if it continues on an incremental path of addressing cyber threats? How will governments, business and individuals fare? What will the scenario look like if Australian innovators have to keep heading offshore to find their first customers and success?

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Break

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Enhancing Australia’s Secure Data-Driven Economy in a Time of Transformation

Moderator:

Paul Shetler, CEO, Digital Transformation Office

Abstract:

All three levels of Government in Australia recognise that they must act as an exemplar to industry and the wider population about the value of data recognised in the principles of Information Assurance – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. This esteemed panel will discuss how confidentiality and privacy are maintained across exceptional cyber technologies and processes and how they are enabling trust in a digital society.  Key objectives include citizen services, data driven decision making, improved productivity and agility and enhanced economic outcomes in a cyber secure environment.
• Citizen Services
• Data Driven decision making
• Operation efficiency
• Economic outcomes

Panelists:

Rachel Dixon, Head of Identity, Digital Transformation Office

Damon Rees, CIO & Chief Digital Officer, NSW Government

Fitz Flynn, CMO, Wickr

Gemma van Halderen, GM, The Australian Bureau of Statistics

Maria Milosavljevic, CIO, AUSTRAC

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Communication Gap: How Cyber is Driving the New Board Perspective on Enterprise Risk Management 

 

Moderator:

John Brogden, CEO, AICD

Abstract: 

The topic of Cyber Security is top of mind for many Board of Directors (BOD) and is a common agenda item at BOD meetings. What do BOD want to hear from their Cyber Security executives? What are the salient points a BOD needs to know about the Chief Information Security Officer role and the business of Cyber so they can better manage their overall company risk posture. Does having Cyber professionals on boards of publicly traded companies help communicate a complex challenge to non-technical Boards and how does the BOD perceive enterprise risk relative to their company’s goals and objectives. These executives will share how they manage, prioritize and communicate enterprise and organizational risks within a Cyber dominate environment.

Panelists:

David Cass, Global CISO, IBM

Cathie Armour, Commissioner, ASIC

Amanda Harkness, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, ASX

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM 

What is a CyberSmart Nation? 

Moderator:  

Rick Geritz, CEO, LifeJourney

Abstract: 

Like many other nations, Australia is suffering from a cyber security skills shortage. These particular skills are essential in our connected, technology-enabled world and they are fundamental to the success of our national innovation and Cyber strategies which underpin our secure digital future. Traditional forms of education in universities and vocation schools won’t be enough by themselves. This panel will discuss the breadth and depth of skills development Australia requires across both policy and practice from global experience and context. How do we attract our nation’s youth to this vital industry and where do we identify non-traditional skills that will enable innovative outcomes? Why do self-taught people often generate the most innovative ideas and how do we capture that capability?

Panelists:

Professor Jill Slay, Director Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra

Sandra Ragg, Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy, Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Michelle Price, Senior Adviser Cyber Security, National Security College, The Australian National University

Virginia Hart, A/g Group Manager, Research and Economic Group, Federal Department of Education and Training

Yvette Lejins, Customer Experience Manager and Risk & Security Manager, Asciano

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Aussie Success Stories

Moderator:

Michaela Browning, General Manager, Established Markets and Special Adviser to the CEO, Strategy and China Policy, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Abstract: 

The recently announced National Cyber Security Strategy highlighted the need to develop this critical industry in Australia by recognising the large opportunities in a global marketplace. These successful entrepreneurs started their companies in Australia and have embarked upon global commercialisation via highly differing pathways. They will share how they developed their solutions, business models and how they overcame barriers. What can Australia do to be more supportive of early stage companies and what are the trends they see that will help or hurt small business?

Panelists: 

Mohan Koo, CEO, DTEX
Vikram Sharma, Founding Director and CEO, QuintessenceLabs
Andreas Baumhof, ThreatMetrix
Eddie Sheehy, CEO, NUIX

2:10 PM – 2:25 PM 

SINET Thinks Forward – Innovating for Cyber: Partner or Perish           

Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, DST Group

Abstract:

TBA

2:25 PM – 3:05 PM

Hackbacks and Honeypots: Corporate Options for Active Cyber Defenses

Moderator: 

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Abstract:

Corporations are facing an onslaught of cyber attacks from spies, criminals and hacktivists.  At the same time, companies are growing increasingly capable of taking active steps in cyberspace to defend themselves.  This panel will address the technical, operational, legal and policy implications of companies taking matters into their own hands.

Panelists:

Irv Lachow, Portfolio Manager, MITRE

Michael Scotton, Assistant Secretary Cyber Security, Australian Cyber Security Centre

Craig Davies, CISO, Head of Security, Atlassian

Sean Duca, Vice President, Regional CSO – APAC, Palo Alto Networks

Richard Johnson, CISO, Westpac Banking Group

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM

Break

3:25 PM – 4:05 PM

Industry Professionals That Take Risks in Order to Manage Risk: Using Technology 

Moderator:

Simone Bachmann, Information Security Innovation, AusPost

Abstract: 

This panel of industry professionals committed to managing IT risk will provide several different examples of the use of innovative technology to change the game for serious threat actors forcing them to consider other enterprises as easier targets. In each case it involved the industry professionals taking on the risk of making the innovative technology work in an enterprise environment to significantly improve the risk management capability forcing the adversary to adjust or go elsewhere.

Panelists:

Angus Vickery, CISO and Lead Architect, CSIRO

David Hahn, CISO, Hearst

4:05 PM – 4:35 PM

International Collaboration

Moderator:

Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary Information Sharing and Intelligence, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Abstract:

The 2016 Australian Cyber Security Strategy noted that Australia is an active and trusted contributor to the global community of cyber security practice, technologies, policies, public education and research. This esteemed panel, which contributed significantly to the cyber security strategies of Australia and our closest international allies, will discuss the essential role of collaboration and threat sharing not only in active defense of the nation, but also in development of new innovative tools, skills and processes.

Speakers:

Dr. Carolyn Patteson, Executive Manager, CERT Australia

Martin Fontaine, Director, Cyber Security Ecosystem Development Communication Security Establishment, Canada

Paul Ash, Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Wellington, New Zealand

4:35 PM – 5:10 PM

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Moderator: 

Gary Hale, Business Development, Security & Speciality Programs, CISCO

Abstract: 

Australia has a recognised competitive advantage for innovation in energy, resources, agriculture and medical devices all which will flourish under IoT development. Unfortunately, these verticals have sometimes poor track records for system or device security so we are seeing significant investment from academia, enterprise and government. This panel will consider the value of secure IoT and networked devices, the role Australia can play in development, skills and research required and successful case studies in IoT evolution.

Panelists:

Brian Smith, CSO, Woodside

Dr. Greg Austin, Professor cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy, UNSW Canberra

Rajiv Niles, GE Cyber Security

Dr Tobias Feakin, Director, National Security Programs, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, APSI

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Keynote

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Day 2 – Wednesday 14, September

7:30 AM 

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:35 AM – 8:55 AM

Fireside Chat with Robert Rodriquez

Abstract:

TBA

8:55 AM – 9:10 AM

SINET Thinks Forward

Speaker: 

Prof Michelle Simmons, CEO of Quantum and Communication Technology, CRC

Abstract: 

TBA  

9:10 AM – 9:55 AM

Top Critical Needs & Requirements – The Frontiers of Cyber Innovation – “Rapid Fire Format with 6 CISO’s”

Moderator: 

Mike Burgess, CISO, Telstra

Abstract:

With major new cyber breaches reported almost daily in the news, corporate CIO’s reporting cyber security as a priority and Global 2000 Board Rooms scrambling to come to grips with the scale, scope and implications of cyber security threats, cyber security innovation is at the forefront of efforts to defend the global economy against the collective efforts of criminal elements, hacktivists and state actors to inflict damage on global IT networks at the speed of light. Our panel of highly experienced practitioners will look into their innovation crystal balls to identify the most promising areas for disruption innovation on The Frontiers of Cyber Innovation…

Panelists: 

Steve Glynn, CISO, ANZ Bank

Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobile

Nick Scott, Securus Group

Don Horn, CISO, CareFirst

9:55 AM – 10:10 AM

SINET Thinks Forward

Abstract:

TBA 

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM 

The Future of Cyber R&D – The Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns 

 

Moderator: 

Dr. Jackie Craig, Chief of Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division, DST

Abstract:

In an era of high operational tempo, urgent requirements to address the cybersecurity threat and the desire to reduce the transition time of technology to market we should not forget the importance of research. Cyberspace itself was born from a blue sky research program and is an environment that is fundamentally defined by technological progress. Research that is done now will ultimately shape the cyber environment, drive threat evolution and be responsible for the next cyber paradigm shift.

The 3 key themes affecting future R&D will be:

1) Game changers. Can we predict which technologies have the potential to be game changing and which would we choose to invest in? Where do technologies such as quantum computing, deep learning and software defined networking rate in terms of game changing potential?

2) Big science. Cyber challenges are multi-faceted and leverage across many disciplines including physical, computer, data and human sciences. Will large collaborative cross disciplinary projects be a prominent feature of the cyber research landscape in five years’ time and will there still be a role for small scale endeavors

3) Research impact. For the research community to have impact it must be able to transition its breakthroughs to capabilities plus continue to undertake far-horizon research that will shape the future

Panelists: 

Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA

Gernot Heiser, Chief Research Scientist, Data61 and Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair, UNSW

Ron Van der Meyden, Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW

Carsten Rudolph, Associate Professor, Monash University and Director, Oceania Cyber Security Centre

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM 

Merger & Acquisition Activity

Speaker:

Maria Lewis Kussmaul, Investment and M&A Activity in the Cyber Security Sector, AGC Partner

Abstract: 

TBA

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM 

SINET Thinks Forward – Cyber Security in the Context of Technological Change

Bob Williamson, Chief Scientist, Data61

Abstract:

Cyber security in the context of the history of technological change leaning upon findings and insights gathered from writing the report Technology and Australia’s future. Offering some suggestions about areas to focus upon.

12:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Global Cyber Engagement

Speaker: 

DFAT, Cyber Ambassador

Abstract: 

Many of Australia’s key partners including the US, the Netherlands and Japan have successfully placed experts in Ambassador-esque roles to help drive their cyber values and agendas overseas. The creation of such a role is a smart move, and will serve as a quick and sensible way to elevate the profile of cyber issues within DFAT and on the international stage. The new Ambassador will have a challenging and multifaceted role, with tasks ranging from navigating complex norms work within the UNGGE, to continuing fruitful work within the ASEAN Regional Forum, to supporting trade promotion efforts and helping reach a resolution on the red hot internet governance agenda.

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Cluster Models that are Advancing Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Moderator: 

TBA

Abstract: 

Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected people and companies that work in a particular sector and share networks. These collaboration models bring enormous economic and social benefits which generate and drive prosperity for businesses, individuals and indirectly the national economy itself. In this session, you will hear how clusters support and accelerate the development of cyber businesses, and teach the challenges they face such as access to finance, skills and difficulties of working with larger companies. These panelists have developed leading global incubators and accelerators and will provide first hand perspectives on how such clusters have overcome national barriers at policy, innovation and commercialisation levels.

Panelists:

Alex Scandurra, CEO, Stone&Chalk

Lauren Schmidt, Pathways Director, DIUX

Alex van Someren, Managing Partner, Early Stage Funds Amadeus Capital Partners and Founder of Cylon

Susan Wu, Entrepreneur and VC, Director of LaunchVIC Innovation Fund

2:10 PM – 2:35 PM 

SINET Thinks Forward

Dawn Meyerriecks, Deputy Director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA

2:35 PM – 3:20 PM

VC Panel

Moderator:

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

Abstract:

Both the National Innovation and Science Agenda and the Australian Cyber Security Strategy highlighted that investment into disruptive technologies dependent upon security in cyberspace are essential for Australia’s economic future. Despite the 4th largest pool of capital in the world via mandated superannuation savings, the lack of risk capital in Australia for high growth industries has been well documented. This panel will address the policy and practice opportunities for sufficient capital to be made available for growth of the cyber industry in Australia and, conversely, what the industry will need to communicate and execute for the capital markets to accept the risk/return paradigm.

Panelists: 

Michael Sentonas, VP Technology Strategy, Crowdstrike
Glyn Lewis, National Coordinator for Cyber Crime, AFP
Zane Lackey, Founder & CSO, Signal Sciences
Richard Buckland, Associate Professor in Cyber Security, UNSW

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

SINET Thinks Forward – Blockchain Technology

Loretta Joseph, Director of Market Development, Sydney Stock Exchange, 2016 Female FinTech Leader of the Year at the FinTech Summit Awards

Abstract:

The world of financial markets remained largely unchanged for several hundred years. The last 20 years have seen vast efficiencies in trading across asset classes but clearing and settlement processes in Australia, have remained stagnate and archaic limiting innovation.

Existing players will need to go through a process of unpicking existing procedures and re-assemble them with no leakages or breaks. Block chain provides a genuine alternative to this process working on a collaborative basis with stakeholders to transform and disintermediate, bringing greater efficiency and economic sustainability

Australia as a jurisdiction, has a clear regulatory landscape with a supportive government. Thus, in a global context Australia as a nation can have first mover advantage if rapid adoption of block chain technology can be implemented and rolled out across various private and public sector

Regarding specific use and application of the technology it is imperative Industry works with regulators through relevant lobby groups to negotiate policy and educate key decision makers to achieve this goal.

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM 

Closing Keynote

Adrian Turner, CEO, Data61 and Joint Chair, Cyber Security Industry Growth Centre

5:10 PM – 7:00 PM

SINET Connects Networking Reception 

5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks 

Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

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