John Paitaridis is the Chief Executive Officer at CyberCX. John is a recognised leader in the Australian technology industry and business community. He is committed to the country’s digital future with a deep passion for customers and a proven ability to translate vision and strategy into execution and results.

John was recently Managing Director, Optus Business. During his 7 year tenure as MD he led the multi-year transformation to build Optus Business into one of Australia’s leading end-to-end digital-centric ICT organisations. John created new growth engines in enterprise mobility, collaboration, cloud, IOT and cyber security. John was accountable for all aspects of Optus Business including strategy, product, go-to-market, sales, marketing, operations and service delivery.

Previously, John was Executive Director at Telstra where he was responsible for Network Products and Services and Enterprise portfolios. A seasoned senior executive, John has a strong track record of driving growth in revenue and profitability with a committed focus on serving customers and building high performance teams.

With over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, including almost 10 years based in Europe and Asia, John has been responsible for enabling the digital transformation and technology strategies for some of most significant public-sector organisations and global enterprises across banking and financial services, retail, media, energy, health and mining sectors.

John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National Board of Directors and in 2016 was elected Chairman of AIIA. In 2017, John was appointed National Board Director, Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT). John serves as a Member of the Program Advisory Council for the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF), CSIRO.