Bendigo Leaders’ Edge Lunch – A director's perspective on cybersecurity

Fri 18 Aug 2017
12.30pm to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Ulumbarra Theatre
10-20 Gaol Road
Bendigo VIC


Single Members: A$105.00 Non-members: A$125.00

Michael Hayes

Head of Group Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Michael leads ANZ’s Group Business Continuity & Crisis Management. In this capacity he has accountability and responsibility for business continuity and crisis management strategy, enablement, governance and oversight in support of ANZ’s strategic objectives and imperatives.

Michael acts as ANZ’s sub-delegate to the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) for their prudential standards CPS 232 – Business Continuity Management and is periodically required to report to ANZ Banking Group’s Operational Risk Executive Committee and Board Risk Committee.

Michael is the former chair (2015-2016) of the Banking and Finance Sector Group (BFSG) which operates under the auspices of the Trusted Information Sharing Network within the Federal Attorney General’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience framework. In this capacity Michael represented the BFSG at the Australia’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Council. He currently acts as a key conduit between the BFSG and government regarding cyber security incident preparedness and response.

Michael is currently the community services stream leader and board member of the Rotary Club of Chadstone/East Malvern and president elect for 2018/2019.

Michael Fieldhouse

Director, Emerging Businesses & Cyber Security and Dandelion Executive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Australia

Michael Fieldhouse is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in IT. He has worked across the world on large projects related to Government and Telecommunications. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard 5 years ago, he worked in senior executive positions in cloud-based organisations and was also an Associate Partner in IBM’s business consulting division - focusing on strategy and change implementation.

Michael's most recent successes have been in the areas of diversity and inclusion, where he established the Dandelion program in Australia. This is a partnership between the Australian Department of Human Services and Specialisterne (a Danish Social Enterprise) to recruit people with autism into IT roles in software testing and analytics. He has now extended this program to recruit people on the spectrum into cyber security roles with the Department of Defence. The program was recognised by the United Nations in 2015 and again in 2016. Following this recognition, he has stablished a global collaboration between SAP and HPE to assist in removing barriers to the employment of people with autism. Michael is now looking to extend the program further.

Dr Sara M Smyth

Associate Professor, La Trobe University Law School, Melbourne

Dr. Sara M. Smyth is an Associate Professor at La Trobe University Law School in Melbourne, where she is the Director of the Master of Laws and the Coordinator for the Master of Cybersecurity (Law).

Prior to joining La Trobe, Sara was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bond University and a visiting scholar at Monash University and Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Sara has consulted extensively to international policing agencies and written several books including Drone Controversies – Ethical and Legal Debates Surrounding Targeted Strikes and Electronic Surveillance (2016).

She has presented widely in North America, Europe and Asia, including the U.S. Department of Defence Cybercrime Conference.

Dr Naveen Chilamkurti

La Trobe University

Naveen Chilamkurti teaches at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He holds a PhD and Master of Computer Science from La Trobe University. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and active in IEEE Communications and Computer Society technical committees. Dr. Naveen organised and chaired many international conferences in the areas of wireless computing, pervasive computing, and next generation wireless networks. He serves as technical program committee, steering committee, organizing committee, and track chair in many international conferences.

Dr. Naveen has authored around seventy-five scientific publications, book chapters, and journals. He serves as an associate editor for six international journals such as Wiley Journal of Communication Systems and others. He also serves as a guest editor for various international journals. Dr. Naveen‘s research interests are primarily in the areas of wireless communications, multimedia, pervasive computing, 4G communications, wireless sensor networks, green networking, WiMAX, and RFID technologies.

Strengthen your cyber resilience

Cybersecurity is a critical issue for boards and senior management. A cyber breach can impact your bottom line, brand and reputation. What can organisations do to address cyber risk and embrace opportunity through change?

Join us at this Leaders' Edge Lunch to hear from a panel of experts discuss the ever evolving cyber landscape and the potential threats and the risks that all Australian directors need to be aware of.

Moderator: Dr Sara Smyth

Panel: Dr Naveen Chilamkurti, Michael Fieldhouse, Michael Hayes

Panel members will discuss the following questions:

  • What does cyber security mean to your organisation?
  • How vulnerable is your organisation?
  • What’s your organisation’s risk tolerance and exposure?
  • What should be your long term strategy for dealing with cybersecurity?


La Trobe University