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iappANZ 2017 Summit

 iappANZ 2017 SUMMIT : "Privacy & Personalisation - Walking the Line"
Tuesday, 3 October - Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf ,Sydney


Members and the broader privacy community are invited to explore the tension between privacy and data utilisation at the iappANZ 2017 Summit to be held at Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf on Tuesday, 3 October. Join our MC, Tracey Spicer, and Australasia’s leading brands and government and regulatory representatives as we unpack the latest issues in privacy regulation and policy, including:

  • Updates from Australian and New Zealand regulators
  • The EU GDPR – Its effect in Australia and New Zealand and what to do about it
  • Managing privacy risk through de-identification and other protections
  • How to drive change by winning hearts, not minds
  • Workshop:  Safe data, trusted data use: what it means and how to get there
  • The ethics of spyware – What happens when you spy on a thief?
  • Cool or creepy? Navigating a safe path to unlock the power of big data, AI and analytics

All privacy practitioners are invited to attend an exclusive security workshop on Wednesday, 4 October hosted by SafeStack CEO and Security Cat Herder Laura Bell. Entitled "Bringing security and privacy practitioners together… it’s like herding cats" the practical session will introduce the key concepts of security, and provide an opportunity to work through a breach case study that required privacy and security teams to work closely together on a global scale.


Members - $687.50
Non Members - $907.50 (Non member registration includes 1 year iappANZ membership)

Registration includes access to all summit sessions and exhibition, summit satchel, catered tea breaks and post summit networking drinks. 


Members - $195.00
Non members - $225.00


We are pleased to offer members of our affiliate organisations AISA, ISACA & InfoGov ANZ a discount registration to attend.



Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. During her 30-year career, Tracey has reported for, and anchored, national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News. Currently she works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9. 


New Zealand Privacy Commissioner

John was appointed to the independent statutory position of Privacy Commissioner in February 2014 for a term of five years. He provides independent comment on significant personal information policies and issues. Prior to his appointment, John practiced law in Wellington for over 20 years specialising in information law while representing a wide range of public and private sector clients. He has acted in legal roles for the Ministry of Health, State Services Commission, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Inland Revenue Department. For 15 years, he held a warrant as a district inspector for mental health and has also been a district inspector for intellectual disability services.

Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner

Timothy PilgrimMr Timothy Pilgrim is the Australian Information Commissioner and Australian Privacy Commissioner. Timothy has been Australian Privacy Commissioner since 2010 and was Acting Australian Information Commissioner from 2015. Prior to this, Timothy was the Deputy Privacy Commissioner from 1998 to 2010. Timothy has made significant contributions to the field of privacy in Australia. His achievements include developing and implementing the private sector provisions of the PrivacyAct 1988 in 2001. He also led the implementation of the 2014 reforms to the Privacy Act, the most significant reforms to the Act since its commencement. Timothy also works closely with privacy authorities internationally to ensure that Australia and the Asia Pacific region are equipped to deal with global privacy challenges.

Partner, Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Hogan Lovells, UK

Eduardo is an internationally recognised expert in privacy and data protection law and a partner in the global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Hogan Lovells.  He is a dually qualified English Solicitor and Spanish Abogado based in London.
Eduardo is also the author of The Future of Privacy (Data Guidance, 2013), a ground breaking book where he anticipates the key elements that organisations and privacy professionals will need to tackle to comply with the regulatory framework of the future.
Eduardo advises some of the world's leading companies on the adoption of global privacy strategies and is closely involved in the development of the new EU data protection framework.  He has been named by Revolutionmagazine as one of the 40 most influential people in the growth of the digital sector in the UK and is ranked as a leading privacy and internet lawyer by prestigious international directories.

Privacy Lawyer & Public Affairs Manager – Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand

Annabel joined the Office in September 1999 with a background in social science and law. She manages the public affairs, communications, publications and media work of the Office. She also oversees the e-learning and education functions. 




Director, Salinger Privacy

Anna Johnston is the Director of Salinger Privacy, which offers privacy consulting, training and publications.  Anna is acknowledged as one of Australia’s foremost experts on privacy law and practice, having also served as Deputy Privacy Commissioner of NSW, Chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, and expert advisor to the ALRC. Since establishing Salinger Privacy in 2004, Anna has advised on privacy issues for clients in the government, business, university and not-for-profit sectors across Australia.  Her expertise informs the development of Salinger Privacy’s online training modules, monthly blogs, and eBooks, including her most recent guide: Demystifying De-identification: A guide for the bewildered.

Chair, The Data Futures Partnership

Diane is a successful social sector entrepreneur, giving her a unique combination of strong business and financial skills with strong social sector credentials. She has written and managed databases for a variety of businesses and agencies. Dame Diane is a former City Missioner at the Auckland City Mission. She designed the Family 100 Research project and was responsible for the collation and analysis of data gathered from the participants. This has become one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on families living in poverty. Working with Statistics New Zealand, Diane led a project to add Auckland City Mission data to the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). Her passion is to deliver better outcomes for New Zealanders through the development of sound policies informed by qualitative and quantitative data.

Leader Confidential Computing and N1 Analytics, CSIRO’s Data61

Dr. Stephen Hardy is the group leader for Data Platform Engineering at Data61, where he leads teams focussed on privacy preserving machine learning and government data analytics. He was previously Technology Director for Computational Analytics at NICTA, running data analytics projects across telecoms, finance, health and government. He also led the $18m, 3-year "Big Data Knowledge Discovery" project funded by CSIRO’s Science and Industry Endowment Fund. Stephen's has a BSc majoring in Physics from ANU, and a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Sydney. He spent 12 years in R&D at the Image and Video R&D Centre at CISRA, Canon’s Sydney lab, where he was Senior General Manager. There he produced a number of innovations that were used in Canon's products worldwide. He is an inventor on 12 US patents (and 9 more applications) and author of around 15 academic publications.

Chief Information Security Officer, REA Group

Craig Templeton brings over 22 years’ experience to the security field, having worked for a variety of blue chip organisations globally.  With his no-nonsense approach, Craig is widely known for not conforming to traditional approaches to solving security problems. Over the last 5 years Craig has focused on the behavioural aspects of security, winning Security Professional of the Year at the AISA National Conference in 2015 for his work in the field of human centred security design.Craig is a co-founder of the Security, Influence & Trust Group - an Australian Industry community committed to providing strategies for everyday people to protect themselves online. Craig sits on a number of advisory bodies including the Business Council of Australia Cyber Alliance and has association with research institutes in London, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. Having spent the last 8 years at ANZ Banking Group, Craig assumed the role of CISO at digital property marketing company, REA Group in Feb 2017, which operates in 7 countries globally, and serves 55 million people per month through its online and mobile apps.

Director, Researcher, Concept Developer & Filmmaker

Anthony is a director, researcher and concept developer. In June 2015 he graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with his film Find my Phone. Anthony uses technology to tell stories in his work and has special interest in software and hardware development, hacking and privacy. He is currently working on developing a new documentary series and other projects including several TV shows.



Digital transformation and business strategist

Linden is a digital transformation and business strategy leader. She learned to navigate the ‘creepy line’ while holding senior sales and marketing roles at News Corp and Ipsos, a global market research company. Most recently she led the external stakeholder engagement for the Digital iD platform at Australia Post, successfully advocating for stronger privacy-led designs based on market feedback. Linden is an experienced not-for-profit board director and veteran Hack-Day hustler. She loves rollercoasters, snow skiing and the way her two young kids view the world.


Chief Executive Officer, Association for Data Driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA)

Jodie Sangster was appointed CEO on July 1, 2011 after relocating from the Direct Marketing Association in New York. Originally from the UK, Jodie worked with the UK Direct Marketing Association having responsibility for both UK and European regulatory affairs. She moved to Australia in 2001 as ADMA’s Director - Legal & Regulatory Affairs, playing a pivotal role in the development of key legislation such as the Spam Act, Do Not Call Register Act and APEC Privacy Principles. Jodie joined Acxiom as Chief Privacy and Compliance Officer and moved with them to the US in 2007 before joining the DMA in New York in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Education & Global Development.

Independent Consultant, Creator Tech

With 40+ year of experience, Geof currently is an independent consultant and working with Creator Tech, specialising in Smart Cities, IoT and Telecommunications and open data policy – Working from vision and strategy, business models through to implementation. Geof has worked in communications and the digital economy strategy as an engineers, executive, consultant, mentor and evangelist developing the Asia Pacific market for all forms of Broadband and media, throughout APAC. He co-foundered the Internet of Things Alliance Australia and currently chairs its Platforms and Interoperability Work Stream. Geof Chairs the Australian Computer Society’s Open Data Technical Committee while participating in the NSW Government’s Data Taskforce lead by the Chair Data Scientist and currently also chairs the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope Industry Consortium.


Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Anne-Marie Allgrove is the global chair of the Baker McKenzie Information Technology and Communications practice group and is a member of the global Privacy Working group.

Anne-Marie has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on issues in the technology, media and healthcare industries. She advises on privacy related issues across all industries and is one of the leading lawyers in relation to privacy in Australia. Anne-Marie has extensive experience advising on privacy and data projects, including drafting of privacy policies, data transfer agreements, and advising on project roll-out.

Manager, Cyber Outreach and Research, Commonwealth Bank

In his current role, Brett provides cyber security advice and resources to Australian businesses and government agencies, and works with Universities and research bodies to develop cyber security curriculum and research programs.

Brett has worked as a journalist, commentator and educator in Australia’s technology sector for over 15 years. 






WORKSHOP 1: Bringing security and privacy practitioners together… it’s like herding cats

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
8:30am - 1:45pm
L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by Laura Bell

Members - $195.00
Non members - $225.00



As privacy pros we no doubt have nightmares about the many things that can go wrong if our personal data isn’t protected and secure. Privacy and security are going places together. The decisions we make that impact each other are key to how successful we are at reducing risks to personal information. Sometimes it feels like privacy and security practitioners aren’t heading in the same direction and the relationship can be fraught with tension.

This interactive workshop is aimed at privacy pros increasing their knowledge and understanding of what it means to consider privacy from the perspective of “security requirements”. During the workshop, we will introduce the key concepts of security, and provide an opportunity to work through a breach case study that required privacy and security teams to work closely together on a global scale.

Laura Bell, CEO and Security Cat Herder for SafeStack will explore the qualities of an effective relationship between security and privacy practitioners and will provide tips on how to bridge the gaps to help us play nicely together and collaboratively address risks.

Chief Executive Officer & Security Cat Herder, SafeStack

With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into fast paced organisations of every shape and size.
An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as BlackHat USA, Velocity, OSCON, Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset.
Laura is the founder of SafeStack, a specialist security training, development, and consultancy firm. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and daughter.


WORKSHOP 2: SmartPrivacy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
1pm - 5pm
(networking drinks to follow from 5pm - 6pm)

L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by OneTrust

Free of Charge to attend


SmartPrivacy is a practitioner-focused, half day local workshop where privacy professionals can learn from each other about tools and best practices to operationalize their privacy programs.

A combination or structured educational sessions, peer-lead discussions, and networking allow organizations to share practical tips on topics such as GDPR compliance, how to perform a data inventory, identifying the key stakeholders/privacy champions within your organization, and how to get buy-in from executives.

Attendees can expect to receive 3 CPE credit hours and access to free software tools, how-to guides, and best practices documents on the topics covered.

Proposed Agenda for Afternoon:

1:00 – 1:45 | Lunch

1:45 – 2:00 | Welcome and Introductions

2:00 – 3:00 | PIA and DPIA Workshop

3:00 – 3:45 | Data Mapping Workshop

3:45 – 4:00 | Break / Afternoon Tea

4:00 – 4:30 | Data Subject Rights Workshop

4:30 – 5:00 | OneTrust Product Overview

5:00 – 6:00 | Networking and Cocktails

This special edition of SmartPrivacy is in partnership with the iappANZ