Testimonials

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Take a look below to see the feedback from some of our valued sponsors and delegates.

Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco
Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco

“I am very impressed by the professionalism, the turn out of high calibre CIO's, and also the informality in terms of people socialising and expressing their ideas. It is a high quality show right from the get go! Great program also as it contains all the important issues that CIO's are facing at this time.”

Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco
Tim Thurman, CIO, Australian Securities Exchange
Tim Thurman, CIO, Australian Securities Exchange

“I enjoyed the personal one on ones. I was very selective when picking who I was going to meet with, so this was so great to have the opportunity to pick who I was going to meet, and the ‘meets’ so far have been really good. I plan to carry on the conversations down the road. I very much recommend this event.”

Tim Thurman, CIO, Australian Securities Exchange
Steve Godbee, CIO ANZ, IBM
Steve Godbee, CIO ANZ, IBM

“Excellent Event, Good Investment of time. One of my favourite aspects was the networking opportunities with both peers and vendors. Presentations were very good and on relevant topics. The one-to-one format is conducive to good discussions. Everyone I talked to had a great time.”

Steve Godbee, CIO ANZ, IBM
Shane Lenton, CIO, Cue Clothing Company
Shane Lenton, CIO, Cue Clothing Company

“This has been a really great event. The content was very relevant, and the calibre of attendees has been fantastic. My favourite thing was the round-table discussions, the content discussed amongst peers has been very relevant and useful. I would certainly recommend this Summit.”

Shane Lenton, CIO, Cue Clothing Company
Victor Lee, CTO, Australian Hearing
Victor Lee, CTO, Australian Hearing

“My favourite thing at the CIO Leaders Summit Sydney was the sharing of issues and solutions with other CIOs and that we were exposed to some potential solutions on site also. I was actually exposed to a few solution providers I had not aware of before yet they are of great interest to me. Everything was excellent on site. I will be attending again.”

Victor Lee, CTO, Australian Hearing
Michael Darchy, CIO, Avaya
Michael Darchy, CIO, Avaya

“The CIO Leaders Summit here In Sydney was a fantastic event. The calibre of my peers was really outstanding actually. The Summit had a great group of people and the open honest communication between the participants was really really good. It’s about the groups, the breakouts, where we actually talked about specific topics when we actually got to dig down into people’s specific business issues and therefore found opportunities and saw likeness between their issues and challenges with your own. The Media Corp International team were fantastic they have looked after me since first thing this morning, so big thank you to you.”

Michael Darchy, CIO, Avaya
Marek Florczuk, CIO, APAC, Amway
Marek Florczuk, CIO, APAC, Amway

“The interactions we were having one to one was my favourite thing and also the networking times when we can go deeper into the subjects with the vendor companies and analyse what is interesting from my own organisation’s perspective. Moreover, it was great to discuss issues with my peers and find out their perspective on things. I would like to do these type of meetings again in the future.”

Marek Florczuk, CIO, APAC, Amway
Scott Gilleland, IT Group Operations Manager, Echo Entertainment Group Limited
Scott Gilleland, IT Group Operations Manager, Echo Entertainment Group Limited

“This was an excellent event. Kevin from Cisco and Patrick from Telstra gave two wonderful presentations. The vendors on sight had so much knowledge on our role which was refreshing and the Media Corp International team were very helpful and friendly. I will be back!”

Scott Gilleland, IT Group Operations Manager, Echo Entertainment Group Limited
James Simpson, CIO, SolveXia Pty Ltd
James Simpson, CIO, SolveXia Pty Ltd

“This was the first event structure that I have seen work effectively. It worked really well. The one to one meetings were so valuable to me and the information that was provided to me prior to the event allowed me to research the vendors and see who would be most valuable to me. It was flawless.”

James Simpson, CIO, SolveXia Pty Ltd
Andrew Longhurst, Group IT Manager, St Luke’s Grammar School
Andrew Longhurst, Group IT Manager, St Luke’s Grammar School

“Panels and keynotes were just excellent. I also enjoyed the one to one meetings as it allowed me to explore options and review the fit to business challenges that I face. I definitely want to come to the next event. The Media Corp International team were so friendly also and they were non-intrusive which was lovely.”

Andrew Longhurst, Group IT Manager, St Luke’s Grammar School
David Rumsey, CIO, Tourism Australia
David Rumsey, CIO, Tourism Australia

“I enjoyed every single keynote at this Summit. They were really informative. I got a lot out of the one on one meetings also.The staff was excellent and so friendly. I do hope to attend again.”

David Rumsey, CIO, Tourism Australia
Paul Young, CIO, Ausenco
Paul Young, CIO, Ausenco

“This Summit was great, I got a lot out of the presentations and I think the Media Corp International team did a great job.”

Paul Young, CIO, Ausenco
Luc Derix, CIO, Allianz Global Assistance
Luc Derix, CIO, Allianz Global Assistance

“I really liked this Summit. I especially enjoyed the NetApp think tank. The one to one meetings were brilliant also as they were not a heavy sales push. They were useful. I hope to be back again.”

Luc Derix, CIO, Allianz Global Assistance
Patrick Lilwall, CIO, BlueCare
Patrick Lilwall, CIO, BlueCare

"The CIO Leaders Summit was informative, useful and a great networking event. Getting key insights through the keynote speaking sessions was excellent for me. There will certainly be opportunities there with some of the vendors that I met with today. The agenda was great and it was great that they discussed the probing topics and urged us to think about where we need to be going. Certainly the CIO Leaders Summit is one I found useful and I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues."

Patrick Lilwall, CIO, BlueCare
Paul Fox, IT Manager, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Paul Fox, IT Manager, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

“This was a really good event. The opportunity to network was really beneficial and enjoyable. I will be attending again.”

Paul Fox, IT Manager, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Kieran O’Hea, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
Kieran O’Hea, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane

"I think it is good, particularly the think-tank sessions that you’ve kind a kind of stimulus. You know, if you have 100% of people in a room who are coming from the same perspective, that kind of stimulus may not be as great as if you even throw in one person and give it a bit of churn, someone with a bit of an alternative view, you know, it does help to create a more refreshing perspective. I definitely would attend again. I think it is great; it has all gone very well. I was pleased with the lead up to it."

Kieran O’Hea, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane
Wolfgang Krause, CIO, Discovery Metals Limited
Wolfgang Krause, CIO, Discovery Metals Limited

"I found the CIO Leaders Summit really informative, it has been great to get out of the daily grind and actually talk to fellow CIOs on strategies and how to interact with the business in different ways. It is inspirational to listen to some leaders and hear how they have made things happen. The one on one meetings were great also as I got to reconnect with service providers I already use and also got to find out about new innovative services that I did not know were out there."

Wolfgang Krause, CIO, Discovery Metals Limited
Colin Thomas, Group IT Manager, Energy Developments Limited
Colin Thomas, Group IT Manager, Energy Developments Limited

“This was a very good Summit. I suppose my favourite thing is that I got to understand the relative position of my organisation’s IT portfolio with those of similar organisation’s in Brisbane. The panel discussions were great also as we got some interaction between the CIOs. The candid discussion throughout the event was great. I will be back.”

Colin Thomas, Group IT Manager, Energy Developments Limited
Arthur Mitchell, CIO, Holcim Australia
Arthur Mitchell, CIO, Holcim Australia

"This Summit has been fantastic. Expanding my network was really great here. The think tanks were great to find out my peers view on where things are heading. This Summit is a lot more intimate so I think we get a lot more out of it. We can ask more intimate questions at a smaller event and get a great understanding as to where your peers are at."

Arthur Mitchell, CIO, Holcim Australia
Andrew Clowes, Head of IT (Australia), Jones Lang LaSalle
Andrew Clowes, Head of IT (Australia), Jones Lang LaSalle

"I think the one day format works really well. It certainly fits into my schedule a lot better than a lot of other conferences out there. This packed a fair bit into a small bit of time."

Andrew Clowes, Head of IT (Australia), Jones Lang LaSalle
Samantha Adams,  IT Operations & Intranet Manager, Linc Energy
Samantha Adams, IT Operations & Intranet Manager, Linc Energy

"The agenda was great. It is spot on to what we need to be talking about and where IT and this business needs to be heading. Talking about innovation is really important and necessary in order to get to the next step. You guys nailed it. Media Corp International are absolutely seamless both prior to the event and then on site today."

Samantha Adams, IT Operations & Intranet Manager, Linc Energy
Nick Griffin, CIO, Serco Sodexo Defence Services
Nick Griffin, CIO, Serco Sodexo Defence Services

“I would like to attend this Summit again. The panel discussions were great and I liked the opportunity to get to know offerings out there.”

Nick Griffin, CIO, Serco Sodexo Defence Services
Robert Yarnold, National IT Manager, Sunny Queen Australia
Robert Yarnold, National IT Manager, Sunny Queen Australia

“This was a great day and the program had some good content, sessions were well timed and I am looking forward to the next event!”

Robert Yarnold, National IT Manager, Sunny Queen Australia
Stephen Lawrie, CIO, Tatts Group
Stephen Lawrie, CIO, Tatts Group

“The key benefit was gathering information from vendors whom I would not normally meet with.”

Stephen Lawrie, CIO, Tatts Group
Janet Sutherland, CIO, Wotif Group
Janet Sutherland, CIO, Wotif Group

“I appreciate the networking opportunity. I also very much appreciated the one to one meetings as they were not a very “sales” pitch per se, it was more a casual chat, to see if I have an interest. This engaged me a lot more! The MEDIA Corp International team were excellent too – well done!”

Janet Sutherland, CIO, Wotif Group
Huw Davies, GM IT Asia Pacific, Vale Australia
Huw Davies, GM IT Asia Pacific, Vale Australia

"I think the CIO Leaders Summit as a whole was an excellent event. Each of the different aspects; the keynote speeches, the round-tables, they were all of benefit to me. The opportunity to choose vendors who are of interest to me was very good. The communication with Media Corp International was great also. I think attending again is a must for me."

Huw Davies, GM IT Asia Pacific, Vale Australia
Con Collaros, CIO, ATF Services
Con Collaros, CIO, ATF Services

“I thoroughly enjoyed gaining insight into the vendors capabilities through the one to one meetings. I think that the Media Corp International team were impeccable also. I would definitely like to attend the next one.”

Con Collaros, CIO, ATF Services
Grant Creswell, Opera Australia, CIO
Grant Creswell, Opera Australia, CIO

“The thing I enjoyed most about the one – on –ones was the varied group of offerings.”

Grant Creswell, Opera Australia, CIO
Samir Mahir, Tennis Australia, CIO
Samir Mahir, Tennis Australia, CIO

“My favorite aspect of the CIO Leaders Summit Australia is the Networking & sharing lessons learned. During the one –to-one meeting I was introduces to 2 potential Vendors that can address some of our current IT Challenges. The quality of Speakers is Great.”

Samir Mahir, Tennis Australia, CIO
Rob Arian, Hunter New England Health, Deputy Director Clinical Technology
Rob Arian, Hunter New England Health, Deputy Director Clinical Technology

“My Favorite aspect of the CIO Leaders Summit was the One-to-ones and Think Tank Sessions. Very helpful to have the a time to ask all the questions and get first hand response back. It’s a great gathering of people who are in the industry and can work together for the better service. I enjoyed during the one-to-one meetings that I managed to talk to the vendor directly and the personal nature of the information I received.”

Rob Arian, Hunter New England Health, Deputy Director Clinical Technology
David G Thompson, Regis Aged Care, CIO
David G Thompson, Regis Aged Care, CIO

“One of my favorite aspects of the CIO Leaders Summit is the Best Speakers and the time effective vendor management.”

David G Thompson, Regis Aged Care, CIO
Yogi Dhanda, Best Western, Director of Information Technology
Yogi Dhanda, Best Western, Director of Information Technology

“Very well organised event. A good mixture of Topics and Speakers.”

Yogi Dhanda, Director of Information Technology, Best Western
VP Asia Pacific, DataCore Software
VP Asia Pacific, DataCore Software

“So far, I am so pleased with the quality of the CIOs who are in attendance and the accessibility to those individuals is really great. They are clearly the decision makers within their organisations, the budget holders, who have the ability to decide which technology they will be using moving forward. Our one on one meetings were also very worthwhile discussions, with the CIOs really knowing and understanding their priorities. The event has been run impeccably.”

VP Asia Pacific, DataCore Software
CTO APAC, FireEye
CTO APAC, FireEye

“I thought he CIO Leaders Summit here in Sydney was an excellent opportunity to network with some of the top CIOs in Sydney and to really hear their thoughts on what are the most pressing issues in their businesses today. The one on one meetings were great to connect with some of the important CIO leaders and understand the things that are driving their business. I am confident that we will be doing some business with some of the CIOs that we met here. Media Corp International team were excellent.”

CTO APAC, FireEye
Regional Sales Manager, Zscaler
Regional Sales Manager, Zscaler

“I thought the CIO Leader Summit in Sydney was absolutely fantastic. We have established key contacts with Chief Information Officers of high stature. My favourite thing at this event was the one on one meetings for sure. I really liked the opportunity to deep dive into the CIOs current state, where they are looking to head in the future and what their requirements are. I think that I will definitely be doing business with the CIOS that we met at this Summit. I would most definitely recommend this Summit.”

Regional Sales Manager, Zscaler
VP Product Management & Technology Alliances for Tripwire
VP Product Management & Technology Alliances for Tripwire

“It was an excellent event. It exceeded our expectations This event brought together some of the top leaders in this area so it took a good combination of thought leadership from Sydney along with vendors who could bring information and kind of compliment the interactions. My favourite thing was the level of interaction here at their event. The collaboration was great and the one on one meetings were valuable and the format of them was just excellent. There was no pressure and it was a little bit informal which was really good. They learned more about us and we learned more about their needs and I do believe we will do more business with them." I would love to join again to another CIO Leaders Summit.”

VP Product Management & Technology Alliances for Tripwire
Regional Manager ANZ, Actifio
Regional Manager ANZ, Actifio

“I thought the CIO Leaders Summit in Sydney was a fantastic event. I got a lot of value out of it and it is important for us as a new vendor in this market place to get some exposure to the senior executives in the IT industry. I loved the opportunity to get to talk to CIOs one on one. It’s difficult to get access to the likes of these CIOs so this event with its relaxed atmosphere we were able to have a conversation and ask them their challenges and articulate our business value and how we can help them. Pretty much all the meetings we had the CIOs saw value! I am looking forward to Melbourne!”

Regional Manager ANZ, Actifio
Country Manager, Information Builders
Country Manager, Information Builders

“This was a really great event. The one on one meetings that I had were valuable and the CIOs were of top quality. We came here for the one on one meetings and they delivered. I also enjoyed the exchange of information between everyone.”

Country Manager, Information Builders
Managing Director ANZ, NettApp
Managing Director ANZ, NettApp

"I think my favourite part of the Summit was the think tanks where it wasn’t really prepared content, it was more sharing, amongst people in similar situations. I felt that the one on one meetings were really useful also. The organisation has been fantastic, Media Corp have been really good. They’ve done a great job."

Managing Director ANZ, NettApp
Regional Chief Technology Officer, Tibco
Regional Chief Technology Officer, Tibco

"The opportunity to engage CIOs in particular discussions is ideal for me and a great use of time. I only have positive things to say about Media Corp International. Their communication has been really good."

Regional Chief Technology Officer, Tibco
Chief Innovations Officer, Business Applications
Chief Innovations Officer, Business Applications

“What I found about the Summit today was that it was very contextualised to local industries. You had a lot of thought leaders from Brisbane coming along, sharing their experiences and sharing their knowledge and what is more important sharing what frameworks they have used, what frameworks that have worked and things that don’t work. Media Corp International’s point of difference between any other event is the organisation of the one to one meetings. They are not picked by the vendors, they are picked by the CIO who are interested in you. You can call them a qualified lead. Other conferences do not offer this. I would love to attend this event again.”

Chief Innovations Officer, Business Applications
VP Sales APAC, Nintex
VP Sales APAC, Nintex

“I found the quality of discussion at the CIO Leaders Summit has been very productive. The quality of engagement has been very thorough, having the ability to connect with C-Level executives from around the state, understand their issues, has really been of great benefit to our organisation. The most favourite thing from this Summit has been the quality of the one on one discussions that we’ve had with the CIOs from around the state which has resulted in forming some relationships today that we will definitely be building upon in the future. Media Corp is a leader in this field in conjuring C-level executive conferences and meetings etc. It has been faultless, professional and today was run very smoothly. I cannot fault this event. All indicators are saying we’ll be coming back for more.”

VP Sales APAC, Nintex
CIO Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP
CIO Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP

“This event was well organised, provided good content and an excellent networking opportunity. I learnt quite a bit about business scenarios benefiting from some new technologies. I would like to attend next year.”

CIO Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP
Area VP ASEAN, Citrix
Area VP ASEAN, Citrix

"This was a very good event, lots of interaction with leading CIOs and it was great to learn the key things, issues and challenges that CIOs are currently thinking about daily. I thoroughly enjoyed the intimacy at this event, it was more personal and we got to get close to the CIOs."

Area VP ASEAN, Citrix
Managing Director South Asia, Informatica
Managing Director South Asia, Informatica

"The benefits for us is two-fold. For one it is about listening to the relevant topics of what is on their mind to get an understanding of how our business can align and effectively help them and secondly, the one on one meetings here were really invaluable to get a doorway into their organisation. The one on ones have been very successful and I am most definitely confident that we have forged business relationships going forward."

Managing Director South Asia, Informatica
Senior VP APAC, Riverbed Technology
Senior VP APAC, Riverbed Technology

"With regards to the CIO Leaders Summit, it has been an excellent event. We made contacts that we couldn't normally make and have reached out to some of the most powerful companies. Everything has been relevant and everyone is very engaged. Certainly the organisation has been tremendous and the value that we have gotten out of it has been a great return on the investment we made. It was most certainly the best event like this out there."

Senior VP APAC, Riverbed Technology
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