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Home Events AIIA and KPMG: Navigating AI Report Roadshow – Melbourne

AIIA and KPMG: Navigating AI Report Roadshow – Melbourne

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

}4.00 PM – 6:30 PM

ACS, Level 14, 839 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008


Join Dean Grandy, Partner at KPMG, Simon Bush, CEO, AIIA and expert panellists in unpacking how AI can be safely adopted across business and government. The event will also discuss the AIIA and KPMG major paper, Navigating AI which is an innovative guide to the development, use and adoption of Artificial Intelligence.

In the 21st century, machine learning, automation and AI are shaping up as the next great frontier for society to understand and adopt. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, with innovations such as ChatGPT changing the game for universities, artists, technologists and lawyers alike. The AIIA and KPMG have partnered in the belief that industry, including businesses of all size, require greater confidence and guidance in adopting these technologies for the benefits of their customer and society at large.


Dean Grandy

Lead Partner, Technology – Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare

KPMG Australia

Dean is a government digital and business transformation specialist with extensive experience in the Federal Government domain. He delivers management consulting engagements to a wide range of public sector clients both nationally and internationally, with a focus on the design and delivery of government programs of scale, complexity, and national significance.

Based in Canberra, Dean is the Lead Partner for KPMG Australia’s Technology for Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare (IGH) group, and leads the Modernising Government strategic initiative within Management Consulting.

Dean began his career as a non-politically aligned Ministerial advisor. Prior to KPMG, he worked as a Lead Partner in Federal Government for an advisory firm, and a Senior Executive at a global systems integration firm.

Simon Bush

Chief Executive Officer


Simon is an experienced business leader and strategic thinker with a career covering government, ICT, management consulting and media sectors. Simon has advised many of the world’s leading business consulting and technology companies in developing and implementing business strategies including assisting clients win large transformation deals as well as shape government policy and procurements worth billions to the industry.

Simon joined the AIIA as Head of Policy and Advocacy in 2019 before being appointed, via a competitive process, to the role of CEO in 2022. Simon’s early career included being a senior ministerial adviser in the federal government and held a senior management role at Accenture before setting up his own advisory and consulting business in 2003. Prior to joining the AIIA, Simon was also the long-term CEO of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA). Representing the $1.2 billion Australian home entertainment film and TV industry with members including: Disney, Foxtel, Warner Bros, Sony, Universal, Roadshow, Madman, Paramount and Fetch TV.

Simon has an Honours degree in Political Science from the Australian National University and the University of California, San Diego. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Lisa Tepper

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Digital Victoria

Lisa has recently been appointed as the Customer Service Transformation and Delivery lead in the new Victorian Department of Government Services. Lisa is passionate about improving public sector organisations, enhancing experiences of employees and the communities they serve through digital transformation, organisational and cultural change.

Since joining the Victorian Government in 2019 Lisa led the establishment of key functions to enable the creation of Digital Victoria in 2021, where she was the Deputy CEO. These included Digital Governance, Assurance and Policy, Enterprise Architecture, cross government platforms such as the Common Corporate Platforms Program and Single Digital Presence, and the release of the new whole of Victorian Government Digital Strategy in 2021.

During her time at Accenture, Lisa managed local consulting practices, and large-scale global program teams to complete strategy development, innovation, and complex business, digital and technology transformation initiatives for clients. As Innovation Lead, Lisa developed and led a framework for innovation that took many ideas to pilot.
Lisa has a Master of Public Policy and Management and Bachelors of Engineering and Science.

Lisa Given

Professor of Information Sciences in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
and the School of Computing Technologies,

RMIT University

Lisa M. Given, PhD, FASSA, is Director, Social Change Enabling Impact Platform, and Professor of Information Sciences at RMIT University. Her interdisciplinary research in human information behaviour brings a critical, social research lens to studies of user-focused design and technology use, including artificial intelligence tools. Her studies embed social change, focusing on diverse settings and populations, and methodological innovations across disciplines.

A former President of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Prof Given is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has served on the Australian Research Council’s (ARC’s) College of Experts. She holds numerous grants funded by ARC, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, working with university and community partners across disciplines.

She is Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology and lead author of Looking for Information: Examining Research on How People Engage with Information (2023). You can follow her on Twitter @lisagiven and read more about her work at https://lisagiven.com/

Andrew Hammond

General Manager ACT & NSW


A self-proclaimed ‘technology addict’, Andrew (or Drew) has been at the helm of KJR’s ACT operations since 2009. From two people to over 30 consultants today, the Canberra office has soared under his guidance serving multiple Federal government clients and branching into the broader set of KJR services over the past few years. Not one to miss out, Andrew takes a hands-on approach with projects, keeping his carefully-honed skills polished and at the ready.

Andrew’s other passion is sport. Whether it’s ‘netball dad’ duties or riding his bicycle around Australia in the TourXOz for a fantastic cause, he’s the embodiment of a man on a mission. And when work and sport collide, Andrew creates an iOS app to improve the experience for supporters of multiple netball teams.

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