Steve Dillon, Head of APAC Architecture, Ping Identity
Steve is an identity security expert who has worked with many of Australia’s leading public and private sector businesses during the past 15 years to support their cyber resilience and effective posture against an ever-increasing array of threat vectors.
Steve is responsible for working with organisations to underpin their security infrastructure in support of issues ranging from CDR compliance and achieving Zero Trust to providing personalised, streamlined user experiences that allow customers and employees to access critical applications anytime, anywhere. Curious and creative, he is a trailblazer in enabling organisations to support complex security requirements while providing the seamless user experience required of businesses today.
Steve previously worked at Telstra for more than three years in several roles including as Product Owner – Enterprise Identity where he provided foundational IAM capability underpinning the T22 digitisation program. Prior, he was a Managing Consultant at O2 Networks. Both these organisations armed Steve with a winning combination of critical technical and business skills which today are key in achieving customer success right from the start in any identity security program.
Eddie Smith, GM Identity and Security, Versent
Eddie is a respected digital security specialist, with expertise in Cloud Security, Federation, API Security, Security Automation and Identity and Access Management. He has provided digital security consultancy services for over 20 years within organisations including Deloitte, Access360, Agreon, and most recently Versent; a consultancy focused on bringing a start-up mindset to enterprise.
Over the course of his career Eddie has delivered a broad range of services, providing strategy, governance, architecture and design services for complex solutions in leading Australian companies, most recently overseeing the design and initial launch of the New South Wales Digital License and Citizen Identity Platform. Eddie has experience across a range of industries, including Finance, Telecommunications, Retail & Government, providing consultancy across a variety of security disciplines and has observed and contributed to the development of some of the industry’s leading products as the industry has consolidated and evolved.
Craig Baty, Principal, DataDriven
Craig has extensive thought leadership experience across AP/J ICT markets. He is Principal and founder of DataDriven, which specialises in research-based thought leadership and consulting for ICT Strategy, Outsourcing/Vendor Management, Sales and channel enablement, Cloud, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Workplace innovation, Cross-Cultural Communications/Leadership, and Managing Virtual Teams across multiple geographies. Craig’s firm is also the AP/J Research Partner for ISG (Information Services Group), the world’s leading ICT outsourcing and procurement research and advisory organisation.
Craig has over 30 years of executive and board-level experience in the industry, including as group VP Gartner Research AP/J; CEO Gartner Japan; Global VP Frost & Sullivan; Exec. GM marketing/CTO of Fujitsu ANZ & Asia; and GM marketing, strategy, and alliances at BT Syntegra. More recently, he was VP of global strategy/VP of digital services at Fujitsu’s Tokyo HQ. As a well-known ICT analyst, Craig has written more than 200 research pieces, presented at over 1,500 events globally. He is active in the ICT community as a board member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).
Craig holds an MBA in International Business/Marketing (SGSM/WSU), is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML), Ex. Vice Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) NSW, and on the Federal Board and Executive committee of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). He is in the final phase of a Doctor of Business Administration by research (DBA) focused on the intersection of national culture on the strategic use of and investment in ICT (Australia compared to Japan).