Challenges Facing CIOs 2017
Ken Boal

Ken Boal

CISCO | Vice President
Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)

Ken Boal is Vice President of Cisco Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). He has a twenty-year plus track record in IT and Telecommunications, supporting the public and private sector achieve transformation, improved productivity and sustainable growth through technology innovation. He is responsible for all aspects of Cisco's business in Australia & New Zealand, spanning sales & business development, technical engineering, services, customer success, local partnerships and innovation.

Ken is passionate and committed to working with business and the higher education sector to enhance Australia's economy. Outside of Cisco, Ken is the President of the Business / Higher Education (B/HERT) Roundtable; on the board of the Australian Information Industry Association(AIIA); and co-chairs the Cybersecurity Alliance in the Business Council of Australia. He was also appointed to the Commonwealth Science Council in October 2014 and is a passionate STEM advocate.

Matthew Zwolenski

Matthew Zwolenski

Dell EMC | Vice President, Commercial Presales, Asia Pacific and Japan

As VP for commercial Presales across Asia Pacific and Japan, I lead the technology sales team for our Commercial and Public Sector customers. My goal is to build a team of inspired, passionate and innovative technologists that work closely with our customers to help define their IT strategy, innovate their businesses and deliver new outcomes.

Nathan Hillery

Nathan Hillery

INTERPUBLIC GROUP (IPG) | National CIO

Interpublic is one of the world’s premier advertising and marketing services companies. Our agency brands deliver custom marketing solutions to many of the world’s largest advertisers. We cover the spectrum of marketing disciplines and specialties, from public relations and consumer advertising, to mobile and search engine marketing.

Brad Engstrom

Brad Engstrom

VMWare | Cloud Technical Strategist

Brad Engstrom currently the Cloud Technical Strategist in the ANZ Cloud Solutions Group. The VMware Cloud Solutions Group helps customers build hybrid clouds that combine the best of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure. This includes advice on technical strategy, business process and cloud governance.

Previously, Brad focused on PaaS and public cloud as Head of Cloud Platform for Google Australia. He also has expertise in service provider cloud technologies from experience as part of Cisco Australia’s data centre and advanced technologies groups.

Chris Moyle

Chris Moyle

DELL EMC | Senior Manager, Partner Sales
Australia & New Zealand

Chris Moyle has 38 years’ experience in the ICT industry across Australia and New Zealand. In his current role as Senior Manager, Partner Sales Australia & NZ Chris is responsible for Solution Provider Partner development and growth.

Chris and his team work with Partners to address the challenges of Digital, IT and Workforce transformation by leveraging the power of Dell EMC’s end-end Client and Infrastructure Solutions portfolio. Partners and their Customers are able to take full advantage of their market opportunities by modernising, automating and transforming their IT operations and empowering their workforce in new and innovative ways.

Chris joined EMC in 1999 and after a short stint building the first generation Telco Service Provider business, moved into the embryonic Channel business and played a lead role in the development of EMC ANZ into a mature Channel business over the next 14 years. In 2014 Chris was promoted to Senior Manager, Partner Sales and is now responsible for the combined Dell EMC Partner Sales team across ANZ.

Prior to joining EMC, Chris was involved in a Silicon Valley start-up focused on the Enterprise Application software market.

Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean

HP | Director, Enterprise Technology Growth Strategy

A sales executive with extensive ITC industry experience in complex sales strategy and leadership across OEMs, end customers, channels and alliances in commercial, enterprise and consumer markets. Expertise in interpreting key drivers of customer value and implementing data driven sales strategies involving the full ecosystem of hardware, software and services based solutions . Focused on driving strong business outcomes through high performance sales, technical and marketing teams.

Andrew Smolinski

Andrew Smolinski

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
ESSN Presales Solutions Architect

Andrew Smolinski is a Senior Presales Solution Architect in the HPE Enterprise group.

Andrew has been in the Presales team for seven years, and has been the technical contact lead for a number of HPE strategic accounts. Andrew is part of the HPE Server Ambassador Leadership team for the last few years, and has been invited as a contributor on projects as the Synergy Platform and OneView.

Andrews 20 year experience at HPE which has encompasses roles in the Field Service brake fix team, Field Support roles, Technical Services integration and as a Technical Account Manager, providing a solid background in the practical application of information technology, and broad industry experience.

Matt Codrington

Matt Codrington

LENOVO | Managing Director,
Lenovo Australia and New Zealand

Rob Makin

Rob Makin

LENOVO | Group Director
Enterprise Business Group

A Senior sales leader in the IT and Telco industry with over 20 years of experience in building and growing business in various markets. Strong proven experience in leading across multiple channels with particular success in the Enterprise.

Kerry-Anne Turner

Kerrie-Anne Turner

VMWARE | Director of General Business

Working in the dynamic information technology sector over the past two decades, I have built a comprehensive business development and management skill set in cutting-edge markets with leading software companies. This expertise assists enterprises solve problems using innovative technologies and has resulted in my leadership success in Australia, Asia Pacific and internationally. Hand in hand with my proven abilities as a change and growth agent is my role as a client advocate.