29 March, 2023
Join us at the Doltone House in Sydney for Oracle Cloud Summit, an exclusive, invitation-only event where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Oracle experts and decision-makers, and successful Australian customers, including Deloitte, AMD, VMware and others.
Registration for this summit is now closed. We are booked to capacity.
David Watkins is a senior finance executive and is currently Chief Financial Officer at JCDecaux Australia and New Zealand. David has been with JCDecaux for four years previously as general manager of finance and company secretary before stepping up into the CFO role in late 2019. He leads a finance team of 30 and works closely with the Chief Technology Officer.
Prior to JCDecaux, Watkins worked with Ernst & Young as a senior manager in Australia, the UK, US and France. He moved into the mining sector as Group Financial Controller at Evolution Mining, and also worked with Opus Group, a consolidation of specialist print companies in a similar role just after its listing on the ASX. He’s a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Donna Lantrip is a Global People Platform Director at CBRE, where she is responsible for the standardisation and simplification of People systems, processes, and data governance. With over 25 years of experience in working with People systems, Donna began her career in Dallas, TX with Perot Systems. Since that time, she has worked in London, New York City, and Sydney for Merril Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and GE, prior to joining CBRE in 2015.
Jon joined the Opera House in late 2017. He is responsible for the finance, technology and private funding teams at the Opera House. Jon has more than 30 years’ global experience in the financial, property and professional services sectors. After starting his career at Price Waterhouse, he moved into financial services with senior roles at Macquarie Bank and was later CFO for Lloyds Bank businesses in Asia. Most recently, he was the global CFO at a family-owned global design and build services business.
Laura Harris is an HR leader with over 15 years’ experience in roles spanning across the HR domain, including Org Design, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employee Experience & Surveys, HR Operations and as an HR Business Partner. Over the past four years Laura has led the Westpac Group HR Service Centre, and as part of this role she has been the business lead on the implementation of Oracle HCM for the Westpac Group. Starting their Oracle HCM journey with the implementation of Core HR in 2018, the Westpac team have since launched Oracle Recruiting, Compensation, and Goals & Performance, and are in the design phase of their implementation of Time & Labour, Absence Management, and Benefits. Throughout this period of transformation, Laura and her team have worked through many learnings as Westpac changes their HR tech landscape to help create a digital employee experience.
Malcolm Dore is Director, People Services for the AMP Group, based in Sydney, Australia. In this role, Malcolm is a member of the People & Culture Leadership Team with responsibility for Workplace Relations, Service Experience, Payroll, Wellbeing Health & Safety, and People Technology. He was the business owner for AMP’s implementation of the Oracle HCM platform in 2022.
Before re-joining AMP in 2019, Malcolm has had an international HR leadership and business partnering career with a focus and interest within the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked from Sydney, London, Hong Kong and New York, and his sector background spans Financial Services, Retail, Medical Devices and Information Technology companies.
Malcolm holds a Masters degree in Business (Employment Relations major) from the University of Technology, Sydney and an Economics degree from the University of Sydney.
Maricel is a successful HR leader with over 20 years of national and international experience across numerous sectors, including health, oil & gas, aviation, non-profit and the retail sector. She is passionate about driving projects and initiatives that create and maintain an inclusive and diverse workplace and develop a high-performing team environment.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Strategic Human Resource Management, and is a member of the Australian Company of Directors.
As Group General Manager of Culture and Performance, she leads the design and implementation of the Group's people strategies and initiatives throughout the company.
Demonstrating her commitment to participation and community, Maricel volunteers with several not-for-profit organisations and is currently a board member for Exemplar International.
Sushma is the Finance Chief Operating Officer at QBE Insurance Group. Her global responsibilities include working with her Finance Leadership peers to develop the finance strategy and priorities, overseeing the effective delivery of the change roadmap, as well as the modernisation and smooth running of finance systems, operations, reporting and risk governance functions.
Sushma is also a mother of two children, and as someone who has worked flexibly and benefited from mentors and sponsors through her career journey, is a strong advocate for supporting women in finance to achieve their ambitions.
Samir Shah currently holds the role ICT Business Services Manager at Rinnai Australia and extensive experience as a technical consultant, business analyst, and project implementor. Samir holds an MBA from Victoria University and Masters of Technology from RMIT.
Vince is an experienced IT professional having held diverse roles across the private sector, NSW state government, and is currently the IT Operations Manager at Central Coast Council which is the 3rd largest Council in NSW managing approximately 8 billion dollars' worth of assets.
Alfa D’Amato is the Deputy Secretary Financial Services and Asset Management and Chief Financial Officer of NSW Health, the largest healthcare system in Australia. His portfolio covers all aspects related to financial services, asset management, corporate services and business improvement, and procurement of NSW Health. In his current role, Alfa manages a $33.5 billion budget for the NSW Government. Alfa is committed to delivering a financially and environmentally sustainable future for NSW Health by providing leadership and fostering an adaptive mindset to decision making. Alfa is proud to lead a program of innovation, including the NSW Health Procurement Reform, Cash Transformation Program, and Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Strategy.
Alfa has also held several executive positions within NSW Health, including Executive Director, System Financial Performance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer where he was part of the NSW health system’s world-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, Alfa was Director, Activity Based Funding where he developed and implemented Activity Based Funding and its evolution to Activity Based Management across NSW Health, and was pivotal in creating the online ABM Portal, redesigning the clinical costing process, and developing the NSW State Price methodology – all of which have influenced national thinking around the benefits of Activity Based Management.
Alfa presents internationally and is the Vice-President of the Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI). He is a member of CPA Australia and an Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.
Miranda Hewitt is Head of Employee Experience at UniSuper where she loves the diversity in her role that allows her to build an employee experience that supports the organisation to deliver on it’s strategic focuses. A true PeopleGeek she loves how technology, data and people together can drive meaningful change and create an experience worth working for. With a career spanning nearly 20 years she has worked across the financial and professional services spaces in Australia, the UK and the US.
Jen Dalitz is a Corporate Advisor, Executive Coach and Board Director specialising in resilience with a focus on business strategy, transformation, inclusion and diversity. She helps individuals & organisations to thrive and survive.
A champion of diversity and inclusion, Jen is the former CEO of Women in Banking and Finance and an experienced non-executive director currently serving on the boards of Qudos Bank where she is also Chair of the Risk Committee, iPartners and iPlatforms, and as a Trustee of the Australian Museum.
Sarah has 20 years’ human resources experience in operational and corporate roles across FMCG, waste services, construction, and urban services. Whilst working with Downer over the past 6 years, Sarah transitioned into dedicated processes and systems improvement roles, leveraging her operational delivery experience to implement simple and innovative processes which align with end-user capabilities, and deliver useful and cost-effective outcomes for business.
Enda joined Vodafone Australia in 2011 and has held a number of financial and operational positions within Vodafone including Financial Controller and General Manager of Finance Business Partnering until his appointment to the role of General Manager of Finance Transformation of the wider TPG Telecom Group in May 2021. Enda qualified as a Chartered Accountant with British Land in 2000 and postqualification, he joined GOAL, an Irish NGO, where he worked in Central America, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. He spent 2 years in the food industry in Ireland with Kepak before joining Digicel in the Caribbean and Central America. Over 6 years, Enda held numerous country CFO roles within Digicel, growing the business to the biggest mobile operator in the region.
Egor joined AMD in November 2020. Egor looks after data centre, cloud and end user compute in Australia and New Zealand providing presales support for AMD Commercial Team. Prior to joining AMD, Egor served in various Architect roles at NTT, Ingram Micro and HOST, mostly focusing on enterprise infrastructure that included compute, storage, and networking.
Sean is the senior director for solutions engineering in VMware’s Australia and New Zealand regions. Sean is responsible for representing VMware’s technology to customers and partners, leading VMware’s team of Systems Engineers and Managers in their strategic customer engagement, and partnering closely with senior sales leaders to develop and execute technology strategies for customers. As a highly motivated IT executive with a unique blend of business development and technical skills, Sean prides himself on his expertise in cloud, security and emerging technologies. He is passionate about driving deep relationships with customers and prospects, and helping to ensure their transformation strategies are delivering the best outcomes for their business. With more than 20 years of enterprise technology experience, Sean brings a wealth of knowledge in leading technical teams and working with a broad range of customers to ensure they gain the best outcomes. Prior to joining VMware, Sean held senior technology roles with Microsoft Australia, Riverbed Technology, Zscaler, FireEye, and Symantec.
Brad Engstrom is the Regional Director, Solutions for VMware based in Sydney, Australia. In this role, Brad and his team focus on bringing new technologies into the markets across Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to VMware, Brad led the PaaS and public cloud business as the Head of Cloud Platform for Google Australia. His background spans technology and communications roles across US, Europe and Australia with expertise in cloud technologies, networks and security at Cisco and Juniper.
Peter is a Partner in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where he has worked for 13 years, predominately within the technology advisory and implementation space. He is a technology executive in Australia, leads Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Oracle Consulting practice and has over 25 years of Business and Technology transformation experience working across some of the largest projects in the country and AP. As well as sitting on the Oracle Partner Board, Peter is extremely passionate about his community and charity work sitting on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House.
John Palethorpe is a Director in Deloitte’s Oracle HR Transformation practice. He has worked on selling, shaping and delivering HR and ERP transformation programs for over 20 years across the world, and has worked with Oracle Cloud for 10 years. John’s focus is on enabling clients to make business impact through technology modernization and transformation, and leading programs to reach those goals.
Adrian Johnston leads Oracle’s applications business for Japan and Asia Pacific. He’s responsible for driving SaaS growth and strengthening partner and customer relationships as well as creating awareness and visibility for Oracle’s brand. Adrian is focused on building highly collaborative, engaged teams and driving a customer-focused culture.
In his more than 16 years at Oracle, Adrian has accelerated the company’s growth through clearly defined strategies, executive engagements, focused sales execution, and thought leadership. He’s successfully helped transform the applications business to a cloud-first, true SaaS business over the last few years.
Alistair Green is senior vice president for cloud engineering in Oracle’s Japan and Asia Pacific region. He’s a passionate technologist who, with his talented team of professionals, works to help customers, partners, and developers realize the power of Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and applications to solve their business problems.
As a leader, Alistair focuses on driving customer-centricity and shareholder value. He enjoys connecting and building meaningful relationships with his Oracle team and our customers, partners, and prospects.
Alistair has a keen interest in AI and enjoys dabbling with microprocessor control automation systems. One of his favorite ways to recharge is pushing himself through endurance sports, always training for his next IRONMAN race. The drive to see how much he can do and the endorphin rush are a real thrill.
Brenda leads the industry, value and industry strategy team for Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific. This team engages with customers to understand their challenges, inspire change, design solutions and set a course for future progress.
She has over 25 years of ICT experience focused on delivering quality outcomes to clients through using a pragmatic and team approach. Brenda has gained ICT experience spanning business transformation, enterprise architecture and interoperability of information systems in a variety of environments including mainframe, client server, web and cloud.
Brenda’s career began as an Air Navigator in the Canadian Armed Forces where following operational postings she held the role of Application Architect for a PeopleSoft-based Human Resources system. She joined PeopleSoft as a consultant and had a diverse array of implementation and advisory assignments across Defence, Public Sector, Financial, Higher Education, Retail and Utilities clients in Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to returning to Oracle, Brenda was an Industry Principal – Defence at SAP, providing thought leadership and developing client-centric architectures and roadmaps for Defence organisations.
Brenda has been a board member for Women in IT and Communications (WIC) in Canberra. She holds a MSc IT from University of NSW ADFA and a BSc in Kinesiology from University of Guelph.
Brenda lives in Christchurch NZ with her husband and 19-year-old son. She enjoys skiing, hiking and practices martial arts.
Chris Chelliah is Senior Vice President, Technology and Customer Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan
In this role, Chelliah is responsible for the Japan & Asia Pacific go-to-market, aligning Oracle’s hypergrowth innovation in Cloud Infrastructure and Autonomous Database with customer adoption. He also runs the Oracle Cloud Insight team, which brings together experience from top-tier strategy firms to provide a consultative framework for customers to realize the potential of their digital roadmap.
Chelliah has more than 28 years of experience with digital and data driven systems; 25 of those years have been with Oracle across different portfolios in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Chelliah has held other roles within the company, where he focused on consulting and implementation services in large, global projects across the telecommunications, financial services, and government sectors, driving disruptive & innovative software solutions.
Chelliah holds a post grad degree in computer and mathematical sciences, from the University of Western Australia. He has been published in a number of trade and industry journals and is the coauthor of Professional Oracle Programming, a Wiley publication. He is a featured speaker on Oracle’s vision, strategy, and architecture, and consults on critical and key customer projects throughout the region.
Garrett Ilg is responsible for Oracle’s business across Japan and Asia Pacific. His team helps customers and partners use and drive value from our applications, cloud infrastructure, and autonomous technologies to transform their business. His management principle is based on leadership at all levels. He believes everyone is a leader in what they do, and when leaders come together as a team, great things happen.
Garrett believes that diverse and inclusive environments are imperative to Oracle’s success. Diversity sets the stage to grow innovation, drive productivity, develop resilience, and champion creativity. He enjoys supporting people early in their careers as they bring unlimited ideas, energy, and ambition to every engagement. This extends into a focus on lifelong learning to drive both personal and career growth.
Before joining Oracle, Garrett lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and the US, holding executive positions at Adobe, SAP, BEA Systems, and Reuters. He also speaks Japanese and cofounded a bilingual preschool in Tokyo.
Since joining Oracle in 2015 Jason has worked in multiple Database, Engineering and Product Management roles focused on the Oracle Database, Exadata Platform and Oracle Cloud and evangelising to our customers the benefits of Oracle’s industry leading Database technology and Cloud Services.
Prior to joining Oracle he worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) as Executive Manager IT Engineering Compute Services delivering Oracle database applications and consolidation platforms in an ‘As a Service’ model. During his time at CBA he maintained strong relationships with Oracle development and product teams both locally and overseas.
Jason is passionate about representing the customer perspective and delivering ongoing value and strategic relationships with his customers.
As Managing Director, Stephen 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.
He joins Oracle after 25 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he most recently was Vice President and Managing Director of the South Pacific region and based in Australia. He also spent several years in Singapore leading HP’s Enterprise Group sales account management team. The team’s portfolio included hardware, services and software.
Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry across a wide range of roles, functions and marketing segments. He has an impressively strong sales and management background, and track record of inspiring peak performance, exceeding targets and attracting top talent.
An accomplished IT professional who is a specialist at engaging both business and technical stakeholders to produce strategies and architectures that have delivered industry leading solutions and used to drive IT transformation.
Over 35 years of end user and vendor engagements in a wide range of industries incorporating Cloud, ERP, Security, Development, Integration, Platform and Infrastructure technologies.
Part of an experienced strategy team at Oracle to deliver on Oracle’s cloud strategy through innovative, agile developments that apply technology and “art of possible” thinking to a wide range of customer’s business problems. Engagements that have led to cloud adoption and consumption, strategy adjustment and inspirational technology application.
Has developed new and enhanced existing technology showcases leveraging Oracle’s Sports Partnerships with Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 Team, SailGP and the English Premier League. A natural story-teller who enjoys bringing technology to life in an engaging fashion to inspire and accelerate adoption and understanding. Recently established the Oracle Experience Lab in Sydney, Australia. A multi-purpose customer experience studio where the transformative power of technology is showcased through a series of contextual demonstrations, including the F1 Simulator, the SailGP Simulator and even emerging technologies such as Virtual Reailty.
As global leader of Talent Product Strategy for Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management, Chris is a seasoned, highly respected, and proven HCM leader who has received global recognition in the space. Before joining Oracle, she led the human capital technology research, strategy, and advisory practice as a VP and Lead Tech Industry Analyst at Deloitte. Prior roles also include at ADP, where she was VP of Global HR Technology. Her experience spans both internal IT and HR roles and consulting --- and in general connecting product, technology, business, strategy, and innovation. Recent accolades include being named as one of HR Executive’s Top 100 HR Tech Influencers since the list’s inception, peopleHum’s Top 30 Women in HR Tech, 8X8’s Top 16 Hybrid Work Influencers, Onalytica's Who’s Who in Future of Work as well as their Top 25 Global Consultancies Influencer Report. She loves figuring out how the latest trends and innovations in data, tools, and technology can help impact the world of work, workforce, and workplace making work better for people and people better at work.
Catherine has carved a reputation for being an astute leader who has overseen large-scale implementations and business transformation initiatives. With over 20 years’ experience in consulting roles across a variety of industries, Catherine offers a unique perspective to help clients rapidly transition from traditional technology to cloud-based commodity-based services.
Scott Gledhill has over 20 years of experience in IT execution, sales, service, and long-term strategy across the private and public sectors. Scott leads teams to achieve outstanding results. His focus is on developing and supporting cultures that uphold values of collaboration, innovation, and respect.
Scott has particular experience in Healthcare, Lifesciences, Social Services, Education and Transport. His experience ranges across many IT organisations from large to small with engagement in the delivery of outsourcing, integration services, consultancy and hardware and software.
Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Science) and a Master’s degree Leadership. He is married to Melissa and has two adult daughters Martha and Alice. Personal interests include health and fitness, marathon running, surfing, fly fishing, travelling, and baking sourdough bread.
Mohammed is a highly respected Finance Professional with over 20 years of industry experience. As a Senior Director of Finance and Business Solutions, he is an expert in helping clients transform their legacy finance and business processes and systems into new, modern solutions.
With a career spanning both finance and IT, Mohammed brings a unique perspective to his work, having served as a financial controller, divisional CFO, BI manager, and GM of IT. He has advised and led numerous modernization initiatives across a variety of Australian companies, helping to improve finance processes and modernize platforms.
Neil joined Oracle in 1987 after a short career in circuit design. He Is the founder of data warehousing (DW) and machine learning (ML) at Oracle. Launched in the mid-90s, Neil was responsible for all product (database, ML, ETL, and BI) marketing and partner activities. Within two years of launch, Oracle DW database revenue exceed $2B+, doubling database revenue from OLTP alone. Neil left Oracle in 2004 for Business Objects as VP of Products, then on to two cloud-based startups.
Neil returned to Oracle in 2014 as VP of product management for Oracle Analytics, Big Data, and AI. Today Neil serves as Oracle’s Vice President of Data and AI Strategy in R&D, where he brings his four decades of experience in driving data-driven outcomes to both commercial and government customers while continuing to guide Oracle's data and AI strategy and services.
Neil is a member of The Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's oldest seed-funding Angel organization. He has lived on three continents and logged over 5 million miles managing global teams in India, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Neil currently resides in Florida, on an airplane, or in Boston, where his son attends Olin College of engineering.
Wayne is the Vice President for Cloud Applications Development, JAPAC at Oracle.
Wayne is a trained management accountant that has wide experience within Oracle across many lines of business (Support, Consulting, Presales, Applications Architecture and Development) in Europe, US and JAPAC He brings over 22 years of industry experience: All mainly with EBS and Fusion (ERP), 19 of which he worked for Oracle Corporation.
Following the success of Oracle CloudWorld 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, we’re giving you the opportunity to join us in person for an inside look at how Australian companies and branches just like yours are solving their most complex business challenges. Get a front-row seat to learn about the latest innovations in cloud infrastructure, databases, and applications for your industry and discover how they can advance your cloud, on-premises, or hybrid journey.
Applications stream - Keynote
As organisations emerge from unprecedented disruption, one lesson shines bright and true: the future is never certain. In this new reality, organisations need the ability to adapt at a moment’s notice, placing finance and HR departments in the spotlight as key contributors to successful transformation. Join us as thought-leaders share the common principles to navigating enterprise wide transformation, the Cloud-connected way.Also, gain insights on devising effective ESG strategies for your organisation and how to meet the growing expectations of customers, shareholders, stakeholders and boards.
Cloud infrastructure and data platform stream
Cloud infrastructure and data platform stream
Always integral to the business, HR is now paving the way for a future designed with employee experience and inclusivity at its core. Focus on the employee has become essential to the survival of organizations. At Oracle, we are dedicated to supporting our HR communities as they design employee experiences that matter. Join us as we share the innovations that will allow HR to continue to deliver a bright future for the world of work. Walk away with a deep understanding of the newest solutions in HCM, how they can impact your organization, and what’s coming next.
Now more than ever finance and HR are joined at the hip—sharing a common data model, metadata, security and access controls and user interface. Hear how Central Coast Council has set the path to achieving one version of the truth across HR and financial reporting. Also, gain insights on the collaboration, productivity and security benefits this governing body is experiencing by being on Oracle's cloud platform.
Cloud infrastructure and data platform
It's critical for today's enterprises to create personalized employee experiences that foster meaningful connections. To hire and retain top talent in the current job market, organisations must create communities where people feel valued, heard, and like they belong. Join this session learn how organisations are using Oracle solutions to drive change and elevate the role of HR in lasting employee engagement.
Does your organisation struggle with complex and ever-changing financial and nonfinancial reporting requirements? If so, you’re not alone—75 percent of finance managers believe their financial close processes are ineffective. Hear how organisations have used Oracle Cloud ERP to reimagine their close processes in the cloud to help lower the cost of compliance, shorten cycle times, and improve data quality for better, faster, and more accurate results.
Cloud infrastructure and data platform
Employees have redefined what success means to them. They are now prioritising work/life balance, mental health, and flexibility – and are willing to leave a job if it doesn't satisfy what they value. What does it take to attract and retain top talent in a turbulent labour market? We explore what's new (and next) in talent and discuss what it takes to differentiate yourself from other organisations—and make your organisation an employer of choice.
Successfully navigating current business challenges requires a reimagined approach, agility, and confidence. Finance leaders, in particular, have a critical role to play in anticipating disruption and managing change. Learn how cloud technology can enable the finance function drive continuous innovation and achieve desired business outcomes. Hear first-hand from Alfa D’Amato, Deputy Secretary and CFO at NSW Health, Catherine Macrae, GTM & Strategy Applications Lead, Oracle and Wayne Goodall, VP Cloud Applications Development, Oracle, as they explore how future-ready finance leaders are driving enterprise-wide transformation that is solving tomorrow’s business problems, today.
Cloud infrastructure and data platform
Cloud infrastructure and data platform
Cloud infrastructure and data platform
Registration for this summit is now closed. We are booked to capacity.
Discover the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with our hands-on simulator. Learn how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure helps provide real-time analytics throughout every race. Get in the driver’s seat and race in the F1 simulator and see how you can use open source machine learning across various Oracle Cloud platforms to prototype predictive algorithms and display outcomes.