Speakers

  • Kate Eriksson

    Digital and Experience Partner, PwC Digital Pulse

    Kate has had a career in digital, product innovation, experience design and business growth spanning from Melbourne, to Stockholm to Silicon Valley. She's worked in Financial Services, Telecoms and Government and now leads a team in PwC to help drive Australia's growth to realise new opportunity and future growth that benefit society. She has delivered for Skype, Google, Twitter, co-founded the AT&T Foundry in California, and worked closely with Australian businesses, boards, startups and venture to help Australia thrive in disruption. Clients include NAB, CBA, IAG, Telstra.

  • Angela Coronica

    Regional Manager – Datacenter APJ, Cisco

    Angela Coronica is the Regional Manager for Cisco’s Data Center Solutions and aligned Commercial Business in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. She is responsible for the route-to-market strategy and sales for Cisco’s Data Center software, hardware as well as partner alliances solutions. With over 26 years of IT experience including technology and management roles within customers, partners and distributors, Angela is also an advocate for Women in IT, Early in Careers and mentoring. Angela is also the APJ Lead for Cisco’s Women of Impact program. @angelacoronica

  • Faith Rees

    CEO and Co-founder, SixPivot and Cloud Ctrl

    Faith is the CEO and Co-founder of both SixPivot and Cloud Ctrl. She and her companies have won numerous awards including the ARN Female ICT Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 and ARN StartUp of the Year 2016 since starting her entrepreneurial journey. Faith has worked in the Australian IT industry for the past 20 years. She is as an advocate and role model for the IT industry sitting on a number of boards as well as being a formal mentor for Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth program, Mentor Walks Australia, Fuel Girl Shaped Flames, Faster Capital Global and River City Labs Cohort.

  • Lisa Ronson

    Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Australia

    Lisa Ronson is the Chief Marketing Officer for Tourism Australia. Lisa is responsible for leading the organisation’s global marketing strategy and implementation across 15 international markets. Lisa Ronson joined Tourism Australia in February 2015 and is a commercially focused Senior Executive with 20 years’ experience, across multiple national and global brands. Prior to joining Tourism Australia, Lisa held senior marketing roles for Westpac, David Jones, Visa International, Telstra and Carlton and United Breweries. In 2018, Lisa and her Team won many awards including Mumbrella Team and campaign of the year, Team and Campaign of the year from the Australian Marketing Institute, Ten Cannes Lions including a Titanium Lion at this year’s festival of creativity. Lisa also won CMO of the year at the Australian Marketing Institutes’ Awards for Marketing Excellence, and was last week ranked no. 1 CMO in the CMO Magazine Top 50 list which recognises Australia’s most innovative and effective marketing leaders. Lisa is an active member of the Australian Marketing Industry, including writing regularly for the AFR, and is AANA (Australian Association of National Advertisers) Board Member

  • Rhody Burton

    Head of Cloud Partnerships and Alliances, Google

    With over 20 years’ experience in the High Tech industry Rhody Burton has developed strong expertise building and executing partnering strategies by working at start-up's, fast growth challenger companies to mature enterprise companies on their journey to cloud and more effective partnering. Rhody is Head of Cloud Partnerships for Google Cloud across Australia and New Zealand. In the role, Rhody oversees a varied and deep Google Cloud ecosystem, spanning independent software vendors (ISVs); system integrators (SIs); born-in-the-cloud players; developers; consultancy houses; managed service providers (MSPs); global system integrators (GSIs) and telecommunications firms.

  • Susan Searle

    President and Publisher, ARN, Channel Asia & Reseller News

    Susan Searle is president and publisher of the channel division of IDG Communications, running ARN in Australia, Channel Asia in Singapore, and Reseller News in New Zealand. She has been in IT media with for over 30 years and has launched industry must-attend events like the ARN and Reseller News Innovation Awards, WIICTA (Women in ICT Awards), The Industry Hall of Fame in Australia and NZ, Emerging Leaders, EDGE conference.