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Friday, May 27, 2022 (12 PM - 2 PM) (GMT+10)

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BDO Australia

Level 10/12 Creek Street
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Leon Fouche (Partner - National Leader Cyber Security at BDO Australia)

Leon Fouche

Partner - National Leader Cyber Security at BDO Australia

Leon is a Cyber Security and Technology Risk specialist with more than 20 years' experience. He has performed numerous senior roles within this practice area, including working extensively with the Board and C-level leaders in Government and the Private Sector.

Ben Doyle (Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Thales)

Ben Doyle

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Thales

Ben is an accomplished information security executive with over 17 years of international information security experience. Due to his many years of providing strategic C-level/board advice, he is able to apply technical threats into appropriate business contexts to determine overall risk to organisations. During this time Ben has been required to manage complex environments that requires balancing local and global organisational policies, domestic regulations, national security requirements, export control and international trade control restrictions, and applying the process, people and technology to ensure successful compliance.

Ben maintains his strong passion for the technical aspects of information security and recently has been focusing on creating new business opportunities by working across the breath of the global organisation's capabilities while teaming and supporting small innovative start up technology companies.

Ben speaks regularly at international, interstate and local conferences, seminars and round tables.

Sebastien Colette (Director of S2C Professional Services)

Sebastien Colette

Director of S2C Professional Services

Technology passionate mixed with entrepreneurial and European flair, Sebastien loves new challenges. After 21 years of experience in FinTech and large corporates, Sebastien decided to found S2C Professional Services, an IT Consulting company specialised in data analytics and software development. Proven ability to transform client ideas into purposeful, and easy to use solutions.

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni (Lecturer in Information Security, Governance & Leadership at The University of Queensland)

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni

Lecturer in Information Security, Governance & Leadership at The University of Queensland

Ivano is a Lecturer in Information Security, Governance and Leadership with the UQ Business School. Prior to this appointment, Ivano worked as a Research Fellow with the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. During his time in the United Kingdom, Ivano developed his research in the fields of cybersecurity management and design thinking and, among others, was the lead organiser of two editions of the Start-Up Factory, an entrepreneurial initiative aimed at promoting the most promising student start-ups.
Ivano has also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the PwC Chair in Digital Economy, a team tasked with supporting public and private organisations in their transition into the Digital Age. At the PwC Chair, Ivano was in charge of running Innovation Sprints aimed at producing innovative digital solutions to wicked organisational problems, by applying design thinking methodologies.
He currently holds a honorary position as Digital Fellow with this team. Ivano obtained his PhD from QUT, with a thesis that explored organisational vulnerability to safety and security disruptions in Australian international airports. Before his PhD, he was a lecturer and researcher with Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan).

His prior professional experiences include, among others, his work as a Deputy Venue Security Manager at the XX Winter Olympic Games - Turin 2006 and his service as a Police Officer with the Italian Police.

With a background in International Relations and Security Management, Ivano has extensive professional and academic experience in the fields of Risk and Crisis Management, Management Consulting and Management of International Organisations. He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree (MSc) in Economy and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions (Bocconi University, Milan) and in International Security (Sciences Po, Paris).

Jean-Francois Tixeront (CEO of Hoplon Cyber Security)

Jean-Francois Tixeront

CEO of Hoplon Cyber Security

JF is an experienced tech entrepreneur with a science and technology background. JF has helped design, launched and implemented new technology platforms with a customer-centric mindset to transform traditional products & distribution models. JF has a keen interest in Cyber Security and understands the risks and threats confronting contemporary Australian businesses & families. He is passionate about tackling those issues and helping our clients to secure their digital lives. JF dedicates much of his spare time to being his daughters’ number-1 cheerleader and also finds time as a Councillor on the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.