What Chief Digital Officers Need to Know About IoT, with Intel, Visa, Microsoft, and GroupM

The inaugural Sydney CDO Summit will be hosted at the UTS Business School and presented by Accenture Digital on 01 March 2016

By 2019, it’s estimated that up to 40 billion devices may be connected to the internet or each other.

Welcome to the “internet of things,” or IoT.

It’s a world where a refrigerator can send you a message on your phone when your milk is about to expire, and also a coupon to buy a fresh carton at the local supermarket.

IoT presents infinite opportunities for organizations looking to harness the power of connected platforms.

That’s why we’re holding a moderated panel at the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit on March 1, 2016, hosted at the UTS Business School and presented by Accenture Digital, with an incredible array of experts who will explore the opportunities present in IoT.

We will be joined by:

George Lawson 1George Lawson: Head of Emerging Products and Innovation in Australia and New Zealand for Visa. Lawson’s focus is on mobile and how this supports multi-channel and multi-form factor purchase experiences, and he is responsible for Visa’s proximity payments including eSE, HCE and new form factors as they emerge, person to person payments and how these come together with remote payments on the mobile.

Kate BurleighKate Burleigh: Managing Director for Intel Australia and New Zealand. Responsible for Intel’s overall business operations in the region, Burleigh has 20 years of consumer sales and brand building experience.  Burleigh plays a key role in ensuring Intel fulfills its role as trusted advisor and enabler within the evolving technology landscape.

Lee HickinLee Hickin: Lee heads Microsoft’s IoT strategy for Australia as Product Manager, Internet of Things. Hickin has over 23 years experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent 5 years at RSA Security as a Senior Consultant on Identity management and Authentitcation Services and 7 years in a variety of roles at IBM, Tivoli and a couple of start-ups.

John MiskellyJohn Miskelly: Chief Digital Officer at GroupM. John joined GroupM on October, 2013 as Head of Digital and was promoted to Chief Digital Officer in 2015. Miskelly is charged with overseeing the group’s extensive digital investments. He was previously Digital Head of Implementation Planning and Investment at MediaCom.


Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s IoT visionaries – register now to see the “The Internet of Things and Connect Platforms” panel at the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit.

See Select Sydney Speakers:

Christain-Bowman Renee Danny-Bass

Christian Bowman
Head of Marketing & Digital

Renee Gamble
Country Manager ANZ,
Google for Work

Danny Bass
IPG Mediabrands Australia

Cat-Matson Paul-Shetler Melissa-Steward

Cat Matson
Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
Brisbane Marketing

Paul Shetler
Australia’s Digital
Transformation Office

Melissa Steward
Chief Digital Officer
Westpac New Zealand Limited

Gary-Wheelhouse Bronwyn-van-der-Merwe Gerd-Schenkel

Gary Wheelhouse
Chief Digital Officer
Harvey Norman

Bronwyn van der Merwe
Group Director and
Managing Director
Fjord Australia

Gerd Schenkel
Executive Director
Telstra Digital

Click Here To See All Sydney Speakers

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.

Also sign up now to lock in our Super Early Bird Discount for NYC in April 2016, and Toronto in July 2016.

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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:

“Sometimes a conference comes along that hits the trifecta – hot topic, high-caliber attendees, and stellar location. The first Chief Digital Officer Summit reached that mark with ease, and I look forward to attending the next one.”

“Congratulations and thanks to David Mathison for spotting the need for community and collaboration in the growing Chief Digital Officer space, and for having the wherewithal, network, and organizational talent to put together such a top-notch event in its inaugural year. Next year’s summit should be even more of a must-do for anyone working digital at senior levels in all kinds of businesses.”

“David, here’s a handy C^3 test for conference value: Did I learn at least three new perspectives? Check. Did I meet at least three interesting people? Check. Did I take back at least three relevant pieces of news I can use? Check. Flying colors for the Chief Digital Officer Summit 2013! Thank you so much, and yes, I’d be very pleased to participate next year!”

“Congratulations to David Mathison and his team on the simply amazing job they did on the inaugural Chief Digital Officer Summit. Probably the most informative, insightful, on target, entertaining, collaborative, thought provoking, and inspiring conferences I have ever attended. I learned more about my business and what I do in the past 12 hours than I have from any research white paper, articles or blogs over the past 12 months. The range of topics and speakers assembled were incredibly diverse, informative, collaborative, and most of all, inspiring. It has invigorated me to be the best possible professional CDO I can be. David Mathison’s skills as a moderator were impeccable, bringing out the best of the speakers and keeping the conversation flowing. His intimate and insightful knowledge of this space is only out-shined by his humility and graciousness. Kudos to David and his organizing team.”

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