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John joined Google in November 2014 to lead the AUNZ GMS business, with a focus on helping AUNZ customers grow and compete on the global stage. Prior to joining Google, John worked for Microsoft for 18 years, holding sales leadership positions. John also has a passion for adventure travel and mountaineering.
Lee de Winton
Lee de Winton joined Sydney Metro Airports (Bankstown and Camden) as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017, taking on responsibility for a significant aviation and property portfolio that includes over 250,000 flights each year and a customer base of more than 160 companies.
Whilst in the military, Lee served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan in Management, Air Traffic Control and Aviation Safety related roles. She led not only an entire Base in Afghanistan but whilst in Iraq, she commenced the establishment of a new airspace and civilian aviation structure.
Mike Sentonas is Vice President, Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike. Reporting to the Co-Founder and CTO, Mike’s focus is on driving CrowdStrike’s technology strategy. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Mike’s most recent roles prior to joining CrowdStrike were Chief Technology Officer – Security Connected and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer APAC and, both at McAfee (formerly Intel Security). Mike is an active public speaker on security issues and provides advice to government and business communities on global and local cyber security threats.
He is highly-sought after to provide insights into security issues and solutions by the media including television, technology trade publications and technology centric websites. Michael has spoken around the world at numerous sales conferences, customer and non-customer conferences and contributes to various government and industry associations’ initiatives on security. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and has an Australian Government security clearance.
Head of Strategy, Sales and Development at Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has enjoyed more than 60 years in Australia. As a rail technology leader, we have provided the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration.
2009 Peter Harris finished his military career where he served in the Australian Army in aviation engineering, flight test and procurement of military helicopters. Peter joined Bombardier Transportation in early 2017, where he leads the strategic and business functions of the company*. He does this with a view to growing a stronger company that delivers great products and excellent customer service. His focus is developing Australian industry and local jobs.
Co-Founder at Ambisie / Recommendr App
Ross is a passionate entrepreneur, with love for new technology, a product strategist, investor and wannabe hacker. Ross’ key skill is problem-solving in an innovative way, leveraging technology, building talented teams, to create lovable products that improve and simplify people’s lives.
Ross co-founded of Ambisie.com (inspiring a generation) and Recommendr.com (A beautifully simple way to save, remember and share recommendations from people you know and trust) as well as various investments via fastuca.com. At 36 years old Ross has numerous accolades including; SmartCompany Award, Stevie Gold Trophy, ACTE 3 Under 33, Hot30 Under 30, Tech23 Award and is a judge for the international Stevie Awards.
Head of WYWM Academy at WithYouWithMe
Formerly a Electronic Warfare Operator in the Royal Australian Navy, Michelle is now on a mission to make a difference in the workforce by breaking down barriers to entry for a high tech career. She brings over 20 years experience in intelligence, security and technology roles and is passionate about knowledge sharing. She has worked in extreme and diverse environments whilst in the ADF and has developed a resilience and can-do approach that she still embodies today.
Michelle’s career has driven her to call on her strengths of strategic thinking and working collaboratively with others to achieve outcomes in the National interest. She continually looks for ways to do things differently and challenge the status-quo. Now at the helm of the WYWM Academy team, she is dedicated to solving underemployment on a global scale.
CEO, ANZ at WithYouWithMe
Tom Larter has served in the Australian Regular Army from 2004 – 2017 as an Infantry Officer and Leader. Tom is now the CEO ANZ at WithYouWithMe helping military veterans’
transition from defence into the civilian sector – and other under-utilised talent to become competitive in the job market.
Tom is passionate about ensuring jobseekers find fulfilling employment at the right company to improve their future and that of Australia. He is leading the WithYouWithMe team across ANZ and is committed to solving underemployment and rectifying the gap between education and industry for the #futureoftheworker.
Manager Operational Excellence, Zurich Financial Services
Ken has a passion for process improvement and improved customer service and has worked in all industry verticals over the last 18 years. In the last ten years he has been also focused on cognitive speech recognition, voice biometrics and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
Ken has been involved in the implementation of a number RPA projects over the last few years using different tools to solve various business problems. Ken is currently implementing RPA in Zurich General Insurance Australia. In his work life and personal life Ken is prepared to take on challenges and associated risks and apply good practices to achieve positive outcomes.
Business Operations Manager, Telstra
Emily White grew up in country NSW and started her career in the hotel industry working in various managerial operational roles. She quickly realised her passion for people and moved towards Human Resources, taking on an HR Manager role in 300 room hotel. Through her professional network she was then able to successfully transition into a business/people focussed role at Telstra in their Defence Engagement team running various people and business improvement projects. There Emily learnt the technology landscape and has since moved into various roles within Telstra, leveraging her people and business acumen skills. Her current role is in the Cyber Security team, where Emily is tasked with determining the capabilities and skillsets needed in the team, now and into the future.
Tom Larter – CEO ANZ at WithYouWithMe (former Infantry Officer, Australian Army)
John Ball – Country Manager at Google Marketing Services, AUNZ
Michael Sentonas – Vice President, Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike
Panel ‘Education Reform & the FutureOfTheWorker’
Emily White (Telstra), Ross Fastuca (Ambisie), Sian Leydon (Sydney Water)
Lee De Winton – CEO at Sydney Metro Airports
Peter Harris – Head of Strategy, Sales and Development at Bombardier Transportation
Alexander Bedford – Education Services Director at McAfee
Louis Tague – ANZ Managing Director at FireEye
Ray McIntyre – Partner Account Manager ANZ, Splunk
Michelle Mosey – Head of WYWM Academy at WithYouWithMe (former Electronic Warfare Operator, Royal Australian Navy)
12.30 – 1.30pm
Training Track Starts
‘Introduction to Robotic Process Automation’ – Ken Day, Zurich Insurance
Training Track Continues
‘Cyber Killchain’ – Karl Jensen & Zac McLeod, WYWM Academy
(Closed Session) Splunk for Security 101
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Splunk and Security data sources. Participants can learn Splunk basics by taking the free online Splunk Fundamentals Course available here then email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this closed session.
Full Day Cyber and Generalist Tech Tracks
Our trainers and are busy crafting demonstrations and challenges to give you a real idea of what these ‘future of work’ careers are like and the skills you will need.
Access to WYWM Academy
On the day, or after the event you will be able to chat to our team about course options and apply to gain access from December.
Personalised #FOW Career Matching
All attendees will get the chance to complete a series of psychometric and aptitude tests to discover what their ‘best fit’ future of work career is.
Plus a Ton of Industry Tips
As a job seeker or career shifter, this event is designed for you. Learn about LinkedIn, HR and recruitment systems and discover what industry really thinks!
Learn More About Our Academy Courses
Our innovative and industry-leading courses are developing students into Cyber and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) professionals right now. Follow the link below to view course outlines and see which employers are hiring our graduates!
Places are limited as we only enrol enough students to match industry demand for a particular skillset. Why? Because over-supply leads to underemployment, the very issue that our team is working to fix. Check out our alumni here.
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