Oracle Australia Advisory Council

Tuesday 6 August | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Aria, Harbour Room
1 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000

Join us at the inaugural Oracle Australia Advisory Council.

An exclusive and intimate event, this year’s first Oracle Australia Advisory Council will be your opportunity to shape an innovation council of fellow senior executives and likeminded peers. With limited spaces available, this will be a forum for you to connect with fellow industry leaders, academics and technology experts to maximise the diversity of ideas and perspectives and ensure value and shared knowledge is delivered.

A Council for positive change

Amid economic and budgetary headwinds, changing regulations, cyber threats, the ongoing march of Data and AI together with the perennial challenge of talent shortages, the Advisory Council will be a guiding body that provides collaborative solutions to navigate these complex challenges and drive technological advancement in the digital landscape.

Oracle Australia Advisory Council will consist of two summits, planned for the next 12 months. These Summits will seek to capture members’ insights into your biggest challenges.

The summit will explore issues such as:

  • How business leaders deliver greater levels of innovation required to stay competitive in a cost constrained environment.
  • How we can learn from each other to change internal cultures that hold us back from achieving our full potential from technology.
  • The importance of shifting the conversation at leadership and boardroom tables from asking “how much?” to instead making business value driven investment decisions.
  • Exploring how business leaders can deliver greater levels of innovation required to drive accelerated competitive differentiation.
  • Understanding how Oracle, and the technology industry in general, can do a better job of enabling us to deliver on our executive KPI’s.

Leading effective modernisation requires structured, coordinated, and collaborative change. Many Australian organisations are burdened with legacy and short-term challenges, while lacking the time and adequate resources required to accelerate a value driven technology strategy.

Based on deep insights and Australian data analysis of over 22,000 data points and over 400 surveys, we’ll explore the latest research to uncover why Australian organisations must accelerate modernisation and rethink what technology means to them.

As part of this discussion, independent economist Stephen Koukoulas will also share an economic update and expert insight that affect executive leaders as they prepare for economic recovery in a dynamic business climate.

What do attendees need to prepare?

To ensure the Innovation Council delivers maximum value, Matt Boon from ADAPT will ask you to complete a digital survey prior to the inaugural event to shape the agenda and conversation to ensure we meet your expectations.

What will the council deliver?

Members of the Innovation Council will have access to presentation material and early access to any formal publications based on the topics discussed.

Meet your hosts

Stephen Bovis
Stephen Bovis Regional Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Oracle

Stephen Bovis is responsible for Oracle’s overall business in Australia and New Zealand and ensuring it delivers on its values of trust, customer success, innovation, and equality for its customers, partners, and communities across the region. With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry across a wide range of roles, functions and marketing segments he was at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he was vice president and managing director of the South Pacific region. Prior to that, he was based in Singapore leading HP’s Enterprise Group sales account management team for Asia Pacific, whose portfolio included hardware, services, and software.

Matt Boon
Matt Boon Senior Research Director, Adapt

As Director of Strategic Research at Adapt, Matt is responsible for directing and developing research content and advising C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. His technology domain expertise extends across the Data Centre and Personal Technologies landscape with a keen focus on CIO priorities, business outcomes and go-to-market strategies. Previously Matt led a global business unit in Gartner contributing to high double-digit growth with a people and business first mindset.

Stephen Koukoulas
Stephen Koukoulas Economist and Social Commentator, Market Economics

Stephen Koukoulas is Managing Director of Market Economics, having had 30 years as an economist in government, banking, financial markets and policy formulation. He has been a Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Ministers, worked in the Commonwealth Treasury and was the global head of economic research and strategy for TD Securities in London. He joins the Oracle Australian Advisory Council as economist in resident to share his views with fact-based analysis.

Join us at the inaugural Oracle Australia Advisory Council