Geelong Directors' Briefing: Digital Transformation and the Board

Tue 8 Feb 2022
5.15pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Balmoral Reception Centre
66 Hyland Street (Hamilton Highway)
Fyansford VIC


Single Members: A$80.00 Non-members: A$95.00

Damien Manuel GAICD

Damien Manuel GAICD

Chair, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)

Damien Manuel is the Director of Deakin's Cyber Research & Solution Centre and is the Chair of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), a not-for profit organisation which aims to improve Cyber Security in Australia at a Government, Industry and Community level.

In his former role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Symantec Australia and New Zealand, Damien worked with senior executives in the region to align security architectures to industry best practices. Damien also worked as a senior information security governance manager and later as an enterprise IT and security risk manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was responsible for managing the bank’s information security standard globally. Damien is currently on CompTIA’s Executive Advisory Committee, the board of the Oceania cyber security centre and the Audit and Risk Management Committee for the Victorian Ombudsman.

Underpinning his experience is a diverse educational grounding ranging from the highest security, audit and governance certifications complemented by an Executive MBA with an international business focus. Damien also has a background in genetic engineering, biology, chemistry and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Wendy Stops GAICD

Wendy Stops GAICD

Non-Executive Director, Coles Group

Wendy is a Non-executive Director of the Coles Group, Blackmores Group and Fitted for Work, and a Council Member of The University of Melbourne. In addition, Wendy is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Centre for Business Analytics at the Melbourne Business School, a member of the AICD’s Governance of Innovation & Technology Advisory panel, a member of the Digital Experts Advisory Committee for the Digital Taskforce in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and a member of Chief Executive Women’s Leaders Program Advisory Committee. Wendy was previously a non-executive director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Altium. Prior to taking up her Director career, Wendy was an information technology and management consultant, spending her 32+ year career with global leader Accenture. During her final years with Accenture she had been in various regional and global senior management leadership positions including Director of Operations – Asia Pacific; Global Senior Managing Director, Outsourcing – Quality & Risk Management; Global Senior Managing Director, Technology - Quality & Risk Management; and finally as Senior Managing Director, Technology - Asia Pacific. Over her career with Accenture Wendy worked across multiple industry sectors and operated across multiple countries (including living in New York, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur). Wendy is also a member of Chief Executive Women and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

What are the key challenges that lie ahead in understanding and supporting digital transformation in the workplace? 

In accordance with current Victorian Government mandates, Truffleduck requires attendees to supply vaccination certification upon entry.

Digital transformation has led to a global shift in the management and operations of organisations. It has also heightened awareness about threats and disruptions a workplace will face in the journey to a successful digital transformation.

Boards and executives must align their language, priorities and plans for responding to the digital transformation journey.

To help facilitate a successful digital transformation, the Digital Transformation Director’s Briefing will explore important topics of cyber security, digitisation, application modernisation, and why effective use of data should be a consistent theme with Boards.

Join us as leading experts explain why digitisation is the key to successful organisational transformation and: 

  • Why the message, reason and purpose of digital transformation must be consistent across the Board and executive team.
  • The need for dialogue around risk and why it is fundamental to business survival.
  • The importance of establishing a strong governance framework ahead of a digital transformation program is critical to success.