Australia’s top industry leaders to headline new look CEBIT Australia – Full speaker session program now announced


Some of the nation’s most influential leaders in technology, finance, and innovation will take part in CEBIT Australia’s session line-up for 2019.

Focussing on the key digital issues that are facing businesses today as they seek to innovate and grow, the full session line up will include esteemed main speakers Andrew Mc Mullan, Commonwealth Bank; Tim Roberts, Westpac; Kate Burleigh, ANZ; Lee Hitchin, Microsoft Australia; Steven Scheurman, IBM Asia Pacific; Peter Xing, KPMG and Hercules Koustantopoulos, Atlassian.

Over 200 expert speakers will deliver keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, sessions, and lightning talks at Asia Pacific’s largest business technology conference and exhibition.

To be held from October 29-31 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre, tickets are now on sale at

World-class keynote speakers, who will present on the CEBIT Central Stage located within the new-look exhibition, include UK-based Stephen Attenborough, employee number one and now Commercial Director of Virgin Galactic, world-renowned cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure, and 2018 Australian of the Year, Michelle Simmons, Scientia Professor of Quantum Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales.

More than 100 influential cross-industry representatives from eight committee areas have worked together for the first time to put the program together. Committees included: The future of Industry, Digital Pioneers, Technology Gurus, Technology Innovators, Start-ups, Women in Tech, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0 and FinTech & Finance. Some of Australia’s best minds have worked alongside the CEBIT team and its new Chairperson, ex Facebook ANZ CEO, Stephen Scheeler, to produce a highly informative curated session program. This will highlight current industry trends and showcase digital case studies from the world’s largest corporations.

The six themes that will shape CEBIT this year will be: transformation and disruption; driving business growth; data privacy and trust; the future of work; changing lives with technology; and applications of emerging technology.

Stephen Scheeler, Chairperson of CEBIT Australia 2019, Fairs, explains the concept for this year’s content. “Based on extensive work with our incredible Advisory Committee members over the last six months, we formulated six content pillars to build the framework of the conference program. These include the areas of transformation and disruption, business growth, data privacy and trust, the future of work, changing lives with technology, and the application of emerging technology.

“This will enable CEBIT to appeal to the new wave of technology buyers and specifiers that now shape the technology eco-system, whilst also appealing to our traditional technology audience.”

CEBIT Australia is again delighted to partner with the NSW Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Industry, John Barilaro, said “As the innovation capital of Australia and leader in the ICT and startup sectors, Sydney is the right home for major tech conferences like CEBIT. NSW has a $19 billion information, media and telecommunications industry; the largest of any Australian state. We wholeheartedly support the growth and development of the technology sector in Australia.

“To capitalise on NSW’s world leading capability in quantum computing, the NSW Government invested $15.4 million in the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA). The SQA will see universities collaborate to advance the quantum industry in NSW which has applications as far reaching as simulations to predict impacts of climate change, drug discovery and cyber security.

“We know that each technology-based job has been shown to create up to five jobs in other sectors. These are the jobs of the future.”

Details about the range of passes including this year’s highly affordable education pass, as well as prices can be found here Visit now before the early bird prices end.

CEBIT Australia 2019, will take place from 29 – 31 October, 2019. Visit for details.