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Publication date: 29 May 2023

CIO50 Symposium & Awards Set to Convene Australia’s Top Tech Leaders


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CIO, in collaboration with IDC, will define the modern roles of the CIO and their respective teams.

SYDNEY, Australia, 29 May 2023CIO50 Symposium & Awards, the most prestigious and coveted leadership event in the Australian tech industry will be held at ICC Sydney on 27 June 2023. CIO, in conjunction with IDC, convenes the nation’s most influential CIOs, leaders in technology, and industry experts at CIO50 where ground-breaking projects in enterprise IT, and the companies and teams managing them will be honored.

Now in its eighth year, the CIO50 Awards celebrates the achievements of the top 50 senior technology and digital executives in Australia who have been driving innovation, rapid change, building good cultures, and influencing leadership teams across their organizations.

“For today’s top CIOs, purpose comes first. A significant number of every year’s CIO50 winners hailed from across a broad spectrum of industries with a clear sense of organizational mandate, including government agencies and utilities, healthcare/aged care operators and education institutes,” says Linus Lai, Chief Analyst A/NZ and Digital Business Research Lead, IDC Asia/Pacific and CIO50 Award Judge.

Nominated senior technology and digital executives and their teams stand a chance to win in the following award categories :

- CIO50 2023 – 50 of Australia’s top IT leaders

- Next CIO

- Team of the Year: Talent

- Team of the Year: Customer Value

- Team of the Year: Resiliency

- Team of the Year: Culture

“Top CIOs put purpose first because it plays a huge role in defining and driving culture. CIOs recognize that culture plays a critical role in ensuring effective digital adoption and impact. As one of Australia’s top CIOs put it, changes in thinking and process are always cultural – requiring a shift from a traditional ‘we know best’ to a user-centric ‘what do people want or need’ mindset,” ends Lai.

Additionally, a distinguished CIO50 winner who has built a legacy through the positive impacts he/she has made on their organization and teams during their career will be inducted into the CIO50 Hall of Fame. This CIO will be chosen by CIO50’s prestigious j udging p anel, consisting of industry professionals and experts:

- Angela Coble, Managing Director, Transformation, Technology and Executive Advisory Strategy & Consulting, Accenture Australia

- Bridget Gray, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

- Cathy O’Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief APAC, CIO & CSO

- David Kennedy, River Guide

- John Sutherland, Chief Information Officer, HammondCare

- Kathleen Mackay, Chief Information Officer, University of Tasmania

- Linus Lai, Vice President, Software and Services, IDC

- Sami Yalac, Strategic Advisory Board Member, Deakin University & Optus

- Tim Sheedy, Vice President, Research, Ecosystem

- Ursula Phillips, Founder and Principal, Batea Coaching and Consulting

Register now and connect with Australia’s top CIOs and influential technology leaders at ICC Sydney on 27 June 2023.

For more information on the CIO 50 Symposium & Awards, contact Sharlitte Cordero at For media inquiries, contact Michael de la Cruz at  or Miguel Carreon at


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