Wade Alcom

Wade Alcorn

Managing Director at Alcorn Group

Wade Alcorn (@WadeAlcorn) is the Founder of Alcorn Group (http://alcorngroup.com), a leading security consultancy uniquely positioned to provide trusted, agile and responsive services. Alcorn Group pioneers a new dynamic service model that is responsive to the agile demands and rapid pace of today’s business realities.

Wade is a founding director of CREST Australia, and as Chair of the Technical Committee, he led the establishment of the organisation’s technical certifications. Wade has published leading technical papers on emerging threats and was awarded the AusCERT national "Award for Individual Excellence in the field of IT Security" in 2011. He is the creator of the BeEF open source browser exploitation framework, which is included in toolswatch.org's top 10 security tools.

As one of the first penetration testers in Australia, Wade has discovered security vulnerabilities and developed exploits for numerous critical infrastructure and enterprise level applications. Wade founded the Brisbane Security Special Interest Group in 2007 and has recently led the establishment of the CrikeyCon security conference. He is an OWASP chapter lead and presents at international conferences.

Wade Alcorn is a security expert. He has worked with some of the world’s leading organisations to provide enterprise strategic security guidance and to develop successful defence strategies.

Rachael Falk

Rachael Falk

Cyber Security Expert

Rachael is the co-creator of the Five Knows of Cyber Security, a well recognised and often referenced approach that can be used to effectively manage cyber security risk from the Board down. Most recently, she was the Head of Telstra’s Cyber Influence team. This capability is responsible for raising awareness on cyber security issues and ensuring that cyber security is front of mind for all 35,000 Telstra staff.

Prior to making the move into cyber security, Rachael practiced as a lawyer for fifteen years both at Telstra and with leading law firms both in Australia and overseas. Rachael has a keen interest in legislative and policy issues surrounding cyber security and has just completed an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy with the National Security College at the Australian National University (ANU).

Rachael also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the ANU and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology Sydney.

Peter Fitzpatrick

Peter Fitzpatrick AM GAICD

Peter Fitzpatrick is widely respected and recognized for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the Chief Executive Officer for the legal profession and the motor industry. Prior to this Peter had a distinguished 20 year military career, including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1997 he was a strategic adviser to the then Prime Minister, John Howard.

For the past five years he was a coach and mentor of a group of 18 high performing CEOs committed to leading profitable and effective companies. He is currently a director on seven Boards, chairing five. The boards are a mix of for profit and not for profit organizations. He chairs a large private company board, a significant charitable agency, a consortium of 10 organisations operating in the youth at risk area and is a director and chair of the audit and risk committee of REMCo the gas regulator for Western Australia. He has also recently finished a four year Term as the Chair of the Ministerial council for Suicide Prevention He also Chairs the Bravery Trust that provides support and financial assistance to veterans from the Afghanistan and Gulf Wars and the widows and children of deceased veterans. He is the Chairman of the National SAS Association and is an adviser and Patron to a number of other veteran and mental health organizations and provides training for the indigenous community.

He facilitates four modules on the Company Directors’ Course, as well as modules for local government and for not for profit and registered organizations on Governance, Board Performance Finance, Strategy, Risk and Leadership. He is a graduate of the company directors Course and has an advanced diploma in Company Directorship having completed the Mastery of the Boardroom qualification.

He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 1984 and was a state finalist for Australian of the Year in 2008-09.

As a highly experienced Chairman, board member and facilitator for industry and the community, Peter’s philosophy and insights include his strong view that leaders need to be visionaries and change agents who help to define the culture of organizations and are committed to action not just status or position.

Marta Ganko

Marta Ganko

Privacy and Data Protection Lead, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Australia

Marta leads the Privacy and Data Protection Risk practice at Deloitte. She has a passion for educating both consumers and organisations regarding privacy risks and provides a customer-centric view to privacy and data protection. Marta has a unique combination of skills including business analysis, technology delivery, as well as privacy regulatory knowledge. She also contributes thought leadership including the Deloitte Australian Privacy Index annually which receives national media attention.

Marta has served clients across the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, Government and the Non for Profit sectors. She assists clients in various ways including preparing clients for audits by the Regulators, conducting privacy audits, assessments and breach evaluations, developing local and global privacy strategies, and facilitating various education and awareness initiatives.

Marina Go

Marina Go

Non-executive director, Autosports Group

Marina is a non-executive director of Autosports Group and Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club. She is on the advisory boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women's Agenda, and a former non-executive director of Netball Australia, Odyssey House and The Apparel Group.

Marina has over 30 years experience in the media industry, with a focus on global brands for the female consumer and luxury sectors across print, digital and events. She was most recently head of the Hearst business in Australia for Bauer Media and before that CEO of Private Media. Marina has also held senior roles at Fairfax and Pacific Publications.

Marina has an MBA from The AGSM and a BA (Mass Communications) from Macquarie Uni-versity. She is a mentor with the Women In Media and NRL Women programs and a UNSW Alumni Leader and Ambassador.

Sandra Ragg

Sandra Ragg

Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

In August 2014, Sandra assumed the role of Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet leading cyber security policy development, including the Government’s Cyber Security Review. She also has responsibility for whole-of-government cyber policy coordination and international cyber security strategy.

Prior to this, Sandra led the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency which provides centralised personnel security vetting services for Australian Government agencies and industry partners. She delivered a major organisational transformation agenda within the Agency, including through the delivery of strengthened business governance, change management programs, ICT delivery and people strategies.

Sandra has also led the Department of Defence Security Policy and Plans Branch, with responsibilities for strategic planning for Defence's future security capability; shaping the security policy agenda; enabling secure ICT services; developing a security governance framework and building productive relationships with defence industry on security.

Sandra has spent most of her professional career with the Department of Defence. She began as a graduate and worked in a range of intelligence and security operational, analytic and leadership roles. Sandra also spent a year as the Chief Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Defence.

Sandra is married with a young son, and enjoys cooking, food journalism, fashion, and football, and she also volunteers for her local community.

Darren Scott

Darren Scott

Chief Digital Officer, Cisco Digital Transformation Office

Darren is a business and technology executive with extensive experience in developing business programs, and strategies in the Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China region. He has developed and launched IT operations, business solutions, and consulting services to capitalize on major market opportunities.

Currently, Darren serves as Chief Digital Office and Managing Director for Cisco’s Digital Transformation Office for Australia and New Zealand. He has the responsibility to develop and execute on Cisco's Digital Growth Strategy, in key target verticals and accelerating our Industry and emerging solutions to market.

As the leader of the Australia and New Zealand Cisco Digital Transformation Office, Darren manages a strong team of experienced business leaders and technology consultants, who work with Cisco’s top customers on their Digital Transformation Journey.

Prior to his position in Digital Transformation, Darren was Managing Director or Cisco’s Consulting Services business for Australia and New Zealand, driving successful customer outcomes in the field of Smart Cities, Security, Digital Workforce as examples.

From 2009-2012 Darren established the “Globalisation” function of Cisco’s Technical Services organization in India as part of Cisco’s initiative to create a second global headquarters. He defined innovative support models for Cisco’s push into Smart + Connected Communities, defined the emerging market talent strategy and established a world-class services innovation program to speed innovation and time to market.

Prior to this role, Darren held leadership positions in Cisco’s management consulting practice in Asia as well as leadership roles in Cisco’s IT department in both Australia and San Jose.