Dietrich Benjes, V.P & G.M - APAC, Qualys Inc.

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Jacqueline Carreto, Marketing manager, Lenovo

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Sripathi Chakkravarthi, Regional Director for APAC, Whatfix

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Alan Eldridge, VP, Sales Engineering, Snowflake

Richard Favero, Executive Chairman, Soprano Design

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Tony Fitzgibbon, Chief Executive Officer, Data Zoo

Adam Gabriel, Senior System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Cohesity

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Sean Greven, Master Professional Services Specialist, Keysight

Frank Grippi, CTO, ASI Solutions

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Mark Hawthorne, Enterprise Account Executive, Kofax Australia

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Michael Hopwood, Managing Director, Customer Consulting Group

Ravi Jayaprakash, Senior Solutions Engineer - ACT, Okta

Andrew Kay, Director Systems Engineering, APJ, Illumio

Mohammed Khan, Consultant - Manageability and Security (Greater Asia and South Pacific), HP

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Walter Manyati, Technical Director-ANZ, Qualys Inc.

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Wayne O' Young, Technical Account Manager-ANZ, Qualys Inc.

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Robinson Roe, Managing Director APJ, OneTrust

Bruce Rossel, Relationship Manager | e-Invoicing, Digital Partnerships, Planning and Governance, Australian Taxation Office

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Geoff Schomburgk, Sales Director, Australia and New Zealand, Yubico

Alex Wilson, Director Solution Engineering - APJ, Yubico

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Roundtables, Wednesday 9 February 2022

Panel discussion

Roundtable 01: Why MFA makes good business sense before the breach happens.

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Cyber threats are relentless and credential theft is on the increase. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective controls government agencies can implement to limit the extent of phishing, MiTM attacks, malware, etc. Taking action now by implementing strong MFA not only protects your agency, but makes good business sense.
Join this roundtable to discuss:
  • How agencies are addressing authentication challenges
  • The justification for implementing MFA
  • Integrating modern authentication with legacy systems
  • How to begin the journey for strong passwordless authentication
Michael Hopwood

Roundtable 02: How to engage stakeholders effectively

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Understanding the appropriate amount of data capture on stakeholders
  • Creating a Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Personalising interactions with Stakeholders
Robinson Roe

Roundtable 03: Balancing Data Analytics, Governance and building Trust

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Many think Data is the new Oil
  • But can we build Trust while leveraging Data
  • How do we keep Data safe and used responsibly
Tony Fitzgibbon

Roundtable 04: The importance of implementing a proactive KYC/AML solution, and future trends

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • The impact of digitisation and the increase of fraud
  • Preventing fraud with a multi-layered verification solution
  • Adapting to the complex and new regulatory environment
Jacqueline Carreto

Roundtable 05: Lenovo Smart Office Round Table

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.With constant fluctuations and a shift towards a new normal in our daily lives, now, more than ever we need a technological transformation that is adaptable and sustainable. The Lenovo Smart Office Round Table at Technology in Government is a premier experience that aims to assist you into this changing new world, hand-in-hand with Lenovo's hybrid workplace.
Session led by: lenovo
Ravi Jayaprakash

Roundtable 06: Reinventing the User Experience – Using Identity and Access Management to Better Serve Citizens

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.The way the government interacts with citizens continues to evolve dramatically. The explosion of devices and communication channels in recent years presents the federal government with a serious dilemma: How do agencies interact with citizens who increasingly rely on smartphones and tablets for public services? Citizens expect government agencies to meet them on their terms, and today that means a quality customer experience (CX) that’s digital, seamless, and unfolds on any channel, device, or platform they choose.Join us for an interactive discussion to explore how agencies can strengthen their Citizen identity and access management programs, with a focus on the four capability pillars of a modern CIAM approach.
Andrew Kay

Roundtable 07: Simplifying Segmentation for Achievable Results

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Understand the importance and how to achieve real-time visibility
  • Why a network based approach to segmentation is holding you back
  • How Australian Governments are employing ero Tryst segmentation today to support digitalisation efforts
Richard Favero

Roundtable 08: Designing meaningful citizen engagement experiences using a trust-based, mobile-first approach

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.Most government leaders are aware of communication technology for citizen engagement. However, not enough focus and talent has been applied to innovative ways to build trust, that opens doors to more meaningful engagement. Join our interactive discussion for insights on local and global government approaches using mobile communication technology.
  • Building citizens trust by focusing on the citizen communication experience
  • Consolidating existing G2C (government-to-citizen) services onto a single communications platform to better engage citizens
  • Using a citizen engagement strategy to drive recovery and innovation
Panel discussion

Roundtable 09: The Financial transformation journey to reduce fraud, meet 5-day payment obligations and deliver public value

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Learn how e-invoicing & AP automation reduces fraud and increases audit compliance.
  • The importance of process automation working together with e-invoicing to meet 5-day payment obligations.
  • Tips & techniques to a successful Finance transformation to increase public value.
Mohammed Khan

Roundtable 10: The Experience of End-Point Security and Analytics

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • People
  • Process
  • Technology
Alan Eldridge

Roundtable 11: A secure, governed solution for open data - the Snowflake Data Cloud

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Revamp legacy systems and services - enable your most critical data workloads with a single, performant, and secure platform that requires near-zero maintenance. Pay based on usage vs. provisioned resources.
  • Capitalise on existing and new technologies and skills - utilise your existing SQL skill sets or easily extend Snowflake to other languages and tools.
  • Collaborate with data seamlessly and securely - easily collaborate across, between and beyond agencies with the Snowflake Data Cloud to provide the highest levels of data access, security and governance.

Roundtable 12: Delivering a Citizen First Experience supported by technology

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.Recent events have shown us that a better connected public sector is vital in effectively servicing the nation. To achieve this, we need to aim for a citizen first experience supported by technology to drive national outcomes.Why?Citizen-centric experience is not just a thought, it’s a right. Citizens want personalised answers to their queries and concerns, to be treated as equals, and gain access to services at any time, but on their time. And they don’t want to negotiate several different departments to get a resolution.Managing tough economic conditions means creating a centralised experience for the public service – one that empowers workers to deliver informed and coordinated responses with citizens at the centre.Join this discussion group, hosted by Avaya’s Simon Vatcher, to learn how technology is poised to transform Australia’s public sector to create a connected and collaborative workforce ready to service today’s ‘everything citizen’ at all levels of government.In addition, Simon will detail real-world use cases where government agencies have successfully removed operational siloes to foster inter-departmental collaboration while maintaining their wide-ranging regulatory and data protection obligations.
Frank Grippi

Roundtable 13: How zero trust architecture can deliver more than just security

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.Zero trust architecture is well established in improving the security posture of an organisation. But what most organisations don’t realise is that the architecture principles of zero trust will also deliver significant improvements across:
  • Business capability
  • User experience and
  • Operational and governance effectiveness as well.
Join this round table to get an understanding of the zero trust architecture benefits and why it makes good sense to adopt the architecture strategy. And how these benefits can be realised during organisation change, such as Machinery of Government.
Adam Gabriel

Roundtable 14: Defend And Rapidly Recover From Ransomware Attacks

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.Although no organization is immune from cybercriminals’ attempts to take control of its data, agencies can do more to mitigate the threat. Join this roundtable session and learn how fed, state and local governments can quickly respond and recover from a ransomware attack by:
  • Being prepared for cyberattacks by adopting more than just perimeter defence
  • Understanding why backups are a critical part of agencies’ overall security posture
  • Recovering quickly to minimize lost data and business impact
Sripathi Chakkravarthi

Roundtable 15: How Digital Adoption can help Governments and councils embrace the digital age

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50The outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation projects for governments across the world. However, this rapid growth also comes with a set of challenges.
  • Why 70% of Digital Transformations don’t reach their stated goals?
  • What local governments can learn from global enterprises?
  • Why Digital Adoption is the key to achieving your Digital Transformation goals?
Sean Greven

Roundtable 16: Expect what you Inspect

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50
  • Understanding the value of Test and Measurement and Network Visibility in any security strategy.
  • Effective threat management choices based on adequate information.
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of threat intelligence, Improving the Signal to Noise Ratio of IOC’s.
Panel discussion

Roundtable 17: Managing Essential 8

This roundtable will run at 13:50, 14:20 and 14:50.
  • Managing high velocity changes in assets in dispersed environments.
  • Levering integrated risk management platforms.
  • Reducing blind-spots in APIs ( WAS and API).
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This is where participants brainstorm, debate, and discuss a series of relevant topics and problems. This very popular format is known to be targeted, dynamic, interactive, and fast-paced.



Breakout peer-to-peer roundtable discussions offer delegates the opportunity to hear what other government departments and agencies are up to and learn from their public sector counterparts. Roll up your sleeves and get involved! Prepare to debate and challenge today’s tech trends!


For a solutions provider, hosting a roundtable is a valuable commercial opportunity to educate pre-qualified audiences around a particular solution while at the same time deepening their understanding of their market’s needs. In terms of nurturing new prospects, attendee data is made available to sponsors to ensure that the roundtable experience is a memorable touchpoint in a new business relationship.



“So useful, especially the willingness of the experts to share their time during and after the discussion, just enhanced an already fruitful discussion.”
Andrew Rogi
Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works
“Such a worthwhile experience and very educational – particularly beneficial to my organisation. I give it a perfect 10.”
Robert Dunn
Director - IT Configuration
Australian Taxation Office
“Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic. We had really, really strong interest and a lot of passion at our table.”
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Managing Director and Consultant
MXA Consulting



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