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Our 2019 Annual Conference Digital Business, Digital Economy was held in Sydney on 24 October. ABSIA would like to thank our sponsors, speakers and guests for their support and participating in what was a very successful conference. 


Digital Business, Digital Economy was supported by our sponsors:




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At Digital Business, Digital Economy, we hosted the following speakers:

  • Phillip Gould - Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner
  • Iain Rouse - Country Director for Australia and New Zealand - Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • John Dardo - CDO and Deputy Commissioner, ATO
  • Jason Lucchese - Single Touch Payroll Program Lead, ATO
  • Mark Stockwell - Project Manager e-invoicing, ATO
  • Marek Rucinksi - Deputy Commissioner and Head of Smarter Data Program, ATO
  • Ian Boyd - Director - Financial Web, Xero Australia
  • Phil Rodrigues - Principal Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Dr Surya Nepal - Senior Principal Research Scientist, Data61
  • Rick Harvey - Founder and CEO, Layer Security
  • Sam Hassan - CTO and Co-Founder, Link4
  • Christopher McSporran - Head of Financial Operations and Reform, Shared Services South Australia
  • Ian Gibson - Executive Director, SuperChoice
  • Matthew Prouse - Head of Industry, Xero Australia
  • Simon Foster - Vice President, ABSIA
  • Angela Donohoe - CIO, BPAY Group
  • Geoff Fouhy - Contact Centre Subject Matter Expert, Inland Revenue Department, NZ Government
  • Sarah Leahy - Security Operations Analyst, Nine Entertainment Co.
  • Karen Lay-Brew - Director, ABSIA
  • Michael Wright - Product Manager - Handisoft, Sage Softwarae Australia
  • Heather Smith - ANISE Consulting
  • David Martin - Technical Compliance and Audit Manager, Small Business and Self Employed Group, Intuit
  • Terry Seiver - Assistant Director and DSP Operational Framework Evolution Lead, ATO Digital Partnership Office
  • Terry Goodman - Founder and Managing Director, Intech Solutions
  • Swapnil Narkhede - Program Manager, Digital.NSW, NSW Department of Customer Service 

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Conference Details


Location: Blaxland Ballroom, Swissôtel, Level 8, 68 Market Street, Sydney 2000

Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Post Conference Networking: 5.30pm - 7.30pm (includes drinks and canapés)