Australian Information Industry Association


AIIA Queensland Chief Digital Officers Luncheon

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 02:00 pm

Where: Brisbane Hilton

Enquiries: Margot Furlonger 0422548323

AIIA Member Price:$125.00 + GST Table of 10: $1125.00 + GST

Non-Member Price:$175.00 + GST Table of 10: $1575.00 + GST


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Showcasing the Role of the Chief Digital Officer


11.30am Registration and pre-lunch drinks

12pm Opening remarks, AIIA Qld Council Chair

12.10pm Speakers

12.30pm Main meal served

1pm Q&A Panel discussion with all speakers

2pm Close

How CDOs work their magic in the digital space

What is the role of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?  And does it change depending on the organisation? We have three outstanding CDOs from three very different organisations, with three different sets of requirements. Hear how each of these speakers approaches the task, as well as their challenges, successes and views on digital transformation


Sue Coulter

Sue joined CUA in May 2010 and has been responsible for leading the implementation of all major strategic business and technology programs in that time, including the replacement of core banking, online banking and loan origination systems. Having successfully implemented a range of new technology capabilities, Sue's role is now focused on delivering CUA’s digital and innovation strategies and designing new products and services to enhance the member experience.

Sue brings over 30 years’ experience in financial services across a broad range of senior management and executive positions, within Australia and the UK. Sue successfully delivered a number of transformational change programs for HBOS and BankWest as well as managing large-scale back-office processing areas, digital, products and strategy development teams. Sue has also recently completed the Executive Leadership Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mandy Ross
Tatts Group

Mandy Ross leads a team of more than 400 technology and operations staff at Tatts Group, Australia’s largest operator of gaming, lotteries and wagering products and services. She is charged with developing the long term strategic and digital roadmaps for the company and preparing it for transformative growth. Previous positions include CTO of start-up Literary Planet and CIO of online travel organisation the Wotif Group.

During her nine years at the Wotif Group Mandy was responsible for the software development and technology operations, managing a team of more than 130 software development, architecture, operations and support staff across Australia and Asia. In 2015 Mandy was awarded Boss Young Executive of the Year, and CEO Magazine runner-up CIO of the Year. She was also awarded CIO of the Year at the national iAwards in 2012. Mandy has 15 years industry experience and holds an MBA from QUT and Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) from UQ.

Cat Matson
Brisbane Marketing

Cat Matson is charged with the digital transformation of Brisbane city as a means of accelerating economic growth and equipping small to medium enterprises with the digital skills to accelerate their business. As an experienced digital and start-up strategist and respected business leader, Cat drives the Digital Brisbane strategy.  Her team delivers programs to improve digital uptake in the small and medium businesses, educates children on coding and supports start-ups and budding entrepreneurs, while also connecting visiting entrepreneurs with Brisbane’s business community.

Cat is a passionate advocate for human-centric ‘smart cities’, recognising that digital is an enabler, not an outcome in its own right. She is a regular panellist and moderator for key industry events, talking on everything from digital to small business to the problem with smart cities. Cat endeavours to discern trend from fad in the digital space and determine how businesses can leverage new technologies to reach their full potential.

Cathy Ford
eHealth Queensland

Cathy has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry supporting organisations, executives and their teams through transformation activities that delivered sustained change.

As a management and ICT professional Cathy works with organisations to transform their business by developing strategies to make better use of people, information, systems and technology. Cathy delivers business value by acting as a change agent for organisations seeking to optimise their business whether that be through customer engagement, service improvement, organisational productivity and efficiency strategies or technology innovation.

Cathy has been the Chief Digital Officer for eHealth Queensland for more than a year. In this role she is responsible for leading the state towards a fully integrated healthcare system, supporting the ICT needs of the state’s 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

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