Industry Forum: The Challenges of the 21st century - Bio & Cyber security @ McCullough Robertson

    November 02, 2017


    The Challenges of the 21st century: Bio & Cyber Security - Thursday 2 November

    The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce in Queensland is pleased to invite you to its annual Industry Forum, dedicated to The Challenges of the 21st century: Bio & Cyber Security on Thursday 2 November.

    In a world of international trade and digital media, no company can ignore the potential bio and cyber security threats. Whether you are a sole trader, a SME or a larger firm, come and hear from our experts the latest trends and solutions to mitigate those risks for your company. Speakers will include  Dr Ewan Ward, Director of the Brisbane office of the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Australia), and Malcom Letts, Acting Chief Biosecurity Officet at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, as well as a panel of experts from the Freight & Logistics, Defence and Aerospace and IT industries to discuss their experience in the field.

    The event will be open by Christohe Bories, the French Embassy's Economic Counsellor, and facilitated by Alex Hutchens, Partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at McCullough Robertson.

    Please join us on Thursday 2 November from 7.15am to 11.15am for this breakfast seminar in Brisbane, with breakfast and morning tea kindly provided by our host and Corporate Member, McCullough Robertson.

    The presentations will be followed by a Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.


    Dr Ewan Ward | Director of the Brisbane office of the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Australia)

    Dr Ewan Ward is the Director of CERT Australia's Brisbane office, a position he has held since January 2012. CERT Australia is the national Computer Emergency Response Team, responsible for providing cyber security advice and assistance to Australian business.

    Before joining CERT Australia, Ewan was the Director for Cyber Security Policy in the Attorney-General's Department in Canberra. He has carried out a range of national security-related roles in the Australian Government during his career. He joined the Australian Public Service in 1999 as an analyst at the Office of National Assessments (ONA). Since then he has worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ONA and the Attorney-General's Department. Ewan has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a PhD from Griffith University.

    Malcolm Letts | Acting Chief Biosecurity Officer, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

    As Acting Chief Biosecurity Officer Malcolm leads the policy and operations of Biosecurity Queensland, a business group of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

    Malcolm is normally the Deputy Director-General, Agriculture and has extensive experience in agricultural policy and industry development, having been instrumental in designing and delivering extension and frontline service components of major restructures in the dairy and sugar industries.  Most recently, he was Executive Director, Regions and Industry Development.  For five years he was also responsible for the trade and investment area of the food and agribusiness industries.
    Malcolm has worked with the Queensland Government for 24 years.  He has a particular interest in supply chain improvement, and in modernising extension and broader service delivery to better meet the needs of food and agribusiness companies. 


    Alex Hutchens | Partner, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications group for McCullough Robertson

    Alex is head of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications group, and practices in telecommunications, IT, e-commerce, consumer protection and data protection law. He is a leading lawyer in emerging areas such as cloud computing and machine to machine (M2M) technology, and focuses particularly in privacy and data protection issues for local and international clients. View full bio here.

    Brian Lorigan | FACCI President in Queensland and Director at Euroz Group

    Brian is an infrastructure and process improvement professional, he has held advisory and general management roles at three integrated LNG projects, and previously lead PwC Brisbane’s Coal Seam Gas consulting practice. He is currently a director at Euroz Group, an advisory company, sits on the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Roundtable, and is a business mentor for early stage multicultural companies.

    His past external roles include MBA course lead-lecturer in London, guest lecturer on innovation at QUT’s MBA in Brisbane, and Chairman of the Lansdowne Club in Queensland.. View full bio here.


    Wade Alcorn | Founder & Director of Alcorn Group

    Wade Alcorn is the Founder of Alcorn Group, a leading security consultancy. As a founding Director of CREST Australia New Zealand and Chair of the Technical Committee, Wade led the establishment of the organisation's technical certifications.

    Wade is the creator of the BeEF open source browser exploitation framework and was awarded the AusCERT national "Award for Individual Excellence in the field of IT Security". He has worked with some of the world's leading organisations to provide enterprise strategic security guidance and to develop successful defence strategies. View full bio here.

    Arnaud Franjou | ICT Director, Airbus Group Australia Pacific

    Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Arnaud was appointed IM Director at Airbus in Australia Pacific in May 2016 having joined from Airbus in Brazil.

    He is currently managing the whole IT organisation in regards to Business Applications, IT Operations and Cyber Security. Arnaud has worked for Airbus for 14 years in various countries (Australia, Europe, South America and South Africa) and has a strong experience in IT  Governance and Information System. View full bio here.

    Nigel De La Rosa | Regional IT Security Officer, Airbus Group Australia Pacific

    Nigel is since last year the new Cyber Security officer at Airbus in Australia Pacific ensuring Data Protection, Integrity and Availability. He works closely with the Cyber Security Team in Europe. He has worked at Airbus Group for the last seven years, first as a Network Security Engineer (2011-2015) and then overseeing the Network Security Operations (2015-2016). Previously, Nigel worked for the British Army and the Australian Defence Force Royal Corp of Signals (1990-2010). View full bio here.

    Kim Simmat | Inspector Regional Operations (NSW), Australian Trusted Trader Programme - Border Management Division, Australian Border Force

    Kim is responsible for leading a team of Australian Border Force officers in the implementation the Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATT).

    The ATT is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative; the programme recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits. View full bio here.  

    Kimberley King | National Manager QHSE, Compliance, Biosecurity AUS/NZ/Pacific - Bolloré Logistics

    Kimberley is national manager for Bolloré Logistics' Integrated Management System AUS/NZ/Pacific, which incorporates customer and legislative compliance, and project based bio-security management.

    TBefore that he was Bio-security Advisor at Oil and Gas Yokohama Japan, where he provided strategic leadership and direction to oil and gas projects through the creation of risk management and mitigating controls at various locations. Kimberley also worked at Senior Transport Security officer for the Commomwealth government's Office of Transport Security. View full bio here.

    Michael Pinnock | National Customs Manager - Bolloré Logistics

    Michael has been working as the National Customs Manager at Bolloré Logistics since May 2017. Previously, he worked for two years (May 2015 to May 2017) as Bolloré's NSW Ocean Customs, Transport and Billing Manager. 
    Before joining Bolloré Logistics, Michael was National Forwarding Settlement Manager (SAP Global Implementation) at DHL Global Forwarding from June 2013 to May 2015 and previously Customs Operation Manager from July 2008 to June 2013. View full bio here.


    Thursday 2 November 2017,

    7.15am   to 11.15am

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