Is your digital strategy only skin deep?
Many organisations are finding it challenging to capture the full value of revolutionary breakthroughs in digital innovation.
Some have figured out how to use digital technology to drive down costs and become more efficient, akin to “looking digital.”
Others are grappling with how to take things further in order to truly BECOME digital.
Be honest: which organization is your camp in?
To gain a better perspective on the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation from the inside out, we’ve assembled a team of digital experts for a moderated panel at the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit on March 1, 2016, hosted at the UTS Business School and presented by Accenture Digital.
“Digital From The Inside Out: How to take your organisation from looking digital to being digital” will explore the shift required by business leaders to transform their organisation from the inside out including their technology, products, operations and culture.
We will be joined by:
Renee Gamble: Country Manager ANZ, Google for Work at Google
Inspired by a Deloitte report which said that up to $49 billion AUD could be generated in Australia if companies worked more collaboratively, Renee’s passion as a sales and marketing leader is to explore how technology can enable and empower organizations.
Renee previously worked for Microsoft in Singapore and later Australia, becoming State Director for Microsoft in New South Wales. She even served as an adviser to the Office of the Hon Senator John Faulkner. Gamble has a Master of Commerce (Electronic Commerce) from Curtin University.
Gary Wheelhouse: Chief Digital Officer at Harvey Norman
Reporting to the CEO, Gary leads the development and execution of the Harvey Norman digital strategy, taking ownership of the management and development of all Harvey Norman online activity worldwide.
Under Gary’s leadership Harvey Norman was awarded a “Mobie” for Best Mobile Store 2012 by the Australian Mobile Industry, and Best Multichannel Retailer by the Online Retail Industry of Australia for 2013.
Gary currently sits on the advisory board of eTail Asia, and was recently appointed to the Strategy Advisory Board of Innovation Enterprise US to assist with their program of global strategy summits.
Melissa Steward: Chief Digital Officer at Westpac New Zealand Limited
Melissa Steward worked for Westpac New Zealand for five years before being promoted to Chief Digital Officer in September 2015. Under her leadership the Australian bank has already launched the first-ever “Rewarded” ATM in New Zealand, which offers targeted local coupons based on customer’s spending habits.
Melissa previously worked as VP of Hedge Fund Solutions Sales at Citi. She has a TGM from INSEAD, and a BA in Management Studies from Nottingham University.
Christian Bowman: Head of Marketing & Digital at SmartClinics
In 2013, Christian joined RSPCA Queensland as their Chief Digital Officer after being the Digital Strategy Manager at Bond University for 3 years. In doing so, was the first CDO in the Not-For-Profit sector in Australia.
In his time at the 130-year-old organisation, Christian not only assumed leadership of the digital channels, but the RSPCA brand where he led three teams in the areas of Marketing and Digital.
Christian has a Bachelor of Design Studies from the Queensland College of Art, a Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration at Bond University.
Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s digital leaders – register now to see the “Digital From The Inside Out” panel at the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit.
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If you are tasked with understanding what digital leaders must do in order to succeed in almost any industry, the best place to learn more is at the CDO Summit.
Register today for the Sydney CDO Summit on 01 March, 2016, hosted at the UTS Business school and presented by Accenture Digital.
The CDO Summit is the “must-attend” digital event of the year. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 CDO Summits received stellar endorsements from dozens of speakers and attendees alike:
Managing Director, Digital Strategy/Editorial Director
Harvard Business Review
President Barack Obama 2008 and 2012
Chief Digital Officer
Vice President, Client Solutions