Business transformation: technology, data and massive change

Business transformation: technology, data and massive change

Oct 15

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Business and governments are undertaking information technology change programs, rationalising services, upgrading systems, transitioning and analysing capability, constantly. But we are now in a time of massive and rapid change, throwing up new business possibilities and new questions.



Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence
Craig Scroggie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, NEXTDC


 Public event
 Pullman Brisbane King George Square, cnr Ann and Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD

 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)

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The potential of the cloud to transform entire businesses and industries is now being realised. The global cloud computing market is predicted to grow from $131 billion to a staggering $677 billion in less than three years. With this:

  • Data sovereignty, cyber safety and identity management become complex new questions;
  • Transportability and scalability support to business optimisation is unprecedented;
  • Sustainability and risk are seen in a different light;and
  • Disruptive technologies disrupt.

There are productivity and efficiency gains for existing businesses and new business, new products, new markets and new approaches that can drive our economy.

To consider the productivity and development potential of this phase of massive change in information technology - and to ask questions for your business's future - join Australia's Defence CIO, Dr Peter Lawrence in discussion with NEXTDC, Chief Executive, Craig Scroggie.

Supported by CEDA members major sponsor Queensland University of Technology.


Dr Peter Lawrence, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence

Dr Peter Lawrence has years of experience in information technology in the energy sector with Royal Dutch Shell and Origin Energy and in banking with ANZ. He has taken that private sector experience to now head what is perhaps Australia's most complex information technology environment - defence. Leading sweeping technological reforms, Peter talks about simplifying, getting real value out of big data and integrated leadership.

Craig Scroggie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, NEXTDC

NEXTDC is Australia's only independent data centre. Craig's insight on technology futures and business trends are much sought after. He advises across the region and has served as an expert witness in the Australian Government Inquiry into Cyber Crime and the Federal Parliament Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety. Prior to joining NEXTDC Craig was Vice President and Managing Director of Symantec in the Pacific region and held senior leadership positions with Veritas Software, Computer Associates, EMC Corporation and Fujitsu.



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