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Past Speakers

Donna S Bennett

Chief Information Security Officer

U.S. Department of State

Katie Brown

Chief Executive Officer; Founder and Director; Founder and Director

Te Ao Matihiko; Te Hapori Mathiko; Social Good

Nancy Taneja

Group Manager – Security Capability and Partnerships

Te Whatu Ora Health

Nancy Ford

Programme Lead – GovTech Talent (Digital Graduate Programme for Public Sector)

Department of Internal Affairs

Ann Babuji

Senior Information Security Specialist

Ministry of Justice

Cheow Hoe Chan

Government Chief Digital Technology Officer, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office; Senior Advisor

Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Steve James

General Manager of Technology

Woolworths NZ

Chris Hockings

CTO Security Asia Pacific


Dominic Chan

Chief Information Officer | Assistant Chief Executive, Product Management

GovTech Singapore

Andrew Hood

Chief Advisor – Cybersecurity

Ministry of Education

Sabine Scholl

Technology Risk Lead


Hassham Idris

Manager, Security Risk and Assurance

Ministry of Justice

Emma MacDonald

Director | Establishment Director, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Jo Batchelor

Head of Product Engineering

University of Auckland

Atilio Ranzuglia

Head of Data and AI

Palmerston North City Council

Joerg Micheel

Head of Security Practice

OSS Group Ltd

Phil Ross

Chief Information Security Officer

Air New Zealand

John-Paul Sikking

Head of Cyber Protection

Bank of New Zealand

Jay Nowitz

Senior Information Security Advisor

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Taryn Murphy

Cyber Security Manager

Worksafe New Zealand

Richard Ashworth

GM All of Government Services Delivery

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs

San Chander

Director, Digital Identity


Kari Jones

Chief Data Officer; Expert Member

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand; International Institute for Analytics

Klaus Mochalski



Jonathan Wilkins

Chief Information Security Officer

Ministry for Primary Industries

Tamara Al Salim

Head of Business Risk Assurance

New Zealand Defence Force; NZ Network for Women in Security

Chhandak Bandopadhyaya

Principal Advisor – Digital Assurance and Compliance

Ministry of Education

Freisi Alfonseca

Principal Information Security Advisor

National Cyber Security Centre

Peter Gavin

General Manager, Data & Analytics


Malcom Mersham

Data and Information Lead

Trust Tairāwhiti

Arsalan Ellahi

Principal Architect


Joshua Alcock

Principal Security Strategist


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