Driving a transformation roadmap through organisational structure and culture
CHAIR OF THE SUMMIT & STREAM
GM Digital Technology
Matthew is GM Digital Technology at Kotahi Logistics. In this role, he is responsible for both delivery of the company’s Digital & Data transformation and core business technology. He also supports the development of the Kotahi portfolio of New Products and Services. Prior to working at Kotahi Matthew worked in corporate & institutional banking across a range of roles for a decade, was a start-up COO, and an Information Architect at consultancies including US firm Publicis Sapient. He has been working with data in many forms since the dot-com bubble of 2000 and has a Masters in Innovation Management.
Practice Director – Digital Experience (APAC)
Partner & Digital and Customer Leader
Kris is obsessed with the value of the human experience in our digital-physical lives and in all his time has never met a whiteboard he didn’t agree with. His deep desire to understand the customer underpins his role as Digital & Customer Leader at PwC. Kris joined PwC as part of the acquisition of Optimal Experience and for the past 15 years has held leadership roles within the digital and innovation landscape working with clients from around the globe. He believes that he is creating a better future by the work he does and has been ultimately responsible for delivering over 300 human-centred digital and service design projects. Kris is hands-on and actively supports the start-up and tech communities as an investor; he’s Executive in Residence at The Icehouse, and a judge on the HiTech Awards panel. At the end of the day he wants to walk out the door and know he’s made a difference – and that there’s a whiskey waiting!
Chief Digital Officer
William Confalonieri is Deakin University’s Chief Digital and Information Officer, appointed in January 2012. William has postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science, Business, Negotiation, and Economics and is a certified Enterprise Architect and a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. William was awarded the Australian CIO of the Year by IT News in 2014 and 2018, and by the CEO Magazine in 2016 and 2018 (runner-up). William is the recipient of the Computerworld/IDG Premier 100 Global Technology Leader Award and has received the 2018 CXO Gold Disruptor Award by the Australian Computer Society. He has a passion for emerging technologies and believes that digital innovations and changes in technological paradigms will significantly transform most businesses over the next few years, with the evolving expectations of rich digital personal experiences being the drivers of that transformation.
Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer & Head of Brisbane Innovate
Cat Matson is Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer and the Head of Brisbane Innovate for the city’s economic development board, Brisbane Marketing. As Chief Digital Officer she is charged with the digital transformation of the city and driving Brisbane’s city-wide digital strategy. Cat's strength and love of the digital sector led her to take a lead on key innovation projects in Brisbane. From educating children on coding to supporting local budding entrepreneurs, she heads up Brisbane Innovate including the annual summit and lab which focus on using design thinking to generate solutions for citywide challenges. Cat is a passionate advocate for human-centric ‘smart cities’, recognising that digital is an enabler, not an outcome in its own right. She is a regular panellist and moderator for key industry events, talking on everything from digital to small business, to the problem with smart cities. Cat endeavors to discern a trend from fad in the digital space and determine how businesses can leverage new technologies to reach their full potential. Appointed in 2014, Cat was recently recognised as one of Australia’s top digital innovators, winning the Digital Experience Leader for Australia in the 2018 IDC Digital Transformation Awards.