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Regulatory Affairs Director
Principal Cybersecurity Officer
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Arizona State University
Tony Kitzelmann is the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer and General Manager for the Agency’s Cyber Security Centre.
A strong believer that ‘cyber security is a team sport’, Tony is focussed on promoting a sustainable, resilient and holistic approach to cyber security across the digital health ecosystem. Tony leads a team of dedicated cyber security professionals who work to embed security into the design of systems and services, undertake cyber security operations functions, and promote security awareness, education and engagement.
Tony’s experience in the digital health arena is complemented by his previous work in the private sector, most recently through his role as the Senior Cyber Security Executive and Chief Information Security Officer (APAC) at Lockheed Martin for five years from 2012. In this role, he was accountable for the strategic leadership and delivery of corporate cyber security functions within the ASIA Pacific region and provided functional leadership to the various business lines in the region.
Tony is always looking to further his knowledge through new challenges working within the cyber security domain and believes that our role as leaders in this exciting field, is to challenge the status quo and look at ways in which we can shape the future and security of our respective organisations.
Tony holds numerous industry and academic qualifications and is currently studying a Masters in Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy at UNSW.
Brendan has over 15 years’ experience in forensic technology and cyber investigations. Throughout his career Brendan has performed complex forensic examinations on various digital systems for businesses, government agencies, including the health sector, for both criminal matters and civil litigation.
Brendan supports client’s internal cyber investigations to ensure they are able to identify the risk of exposure of their confidential information and meet any reporting obligations they may have to regulators.
Prior to embarking on a career in consultancy, Brendan worked with the Queensland Police Service as an appointed Detective in a variety of criminal investigation roles. He was also a founding member of the High-Tech Crime Investigation Unit where he worked alongside State, Federal and International law enforcement agencies such as the United States Secret Service in combating online organised crime.
Head of Growth – APJ
As Head of Growth APJ, Michael’s role is to lead the SecureAuth regional operations. His focus is the continued growth of SecureAuth as a leading cyber security company, supporting both public and private sectors.
Across the past 25 years Michael has gained experiences in leading operations across both local and international markets. Michael is a firm believer in the notion ‘people by from people’ and he holds this value central to all he does. Recently, also taking on a voluntary role inside AustCyber’s NSW Node to assist in mentoring aspirational students in ways to enter the cyber sector.
Away from the daily excitement of being a leader within the Australian Cyber Industry you will find Michael spending time with his young family on the NSW Central Coast or pounding the pavement as he is back in training for his second marathon.
Shane is currently Executive Manager of Strategy for CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity business unit. Prior to this, Shane was a Manager within CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of CSIRO.
Shane has significant experience leading teams to deliver advice to senior stakeholders across government and industry, focused on the assessment of opportunities and challenges facing the health, medical technology and cyber security sectors.
Shane has delivered work in collaboration with the Industry Growth Centres, Defence, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Shane has held various research roles with a focus on applied biophysics, including post-doctoral research positions at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and at the University of Amsterdam.
Platypus Technical – Health
Dr Lee Walsh CPEng trained as an electrical and computer systems engineer and a physiology. He spent the first part of his career doing human research and has over a decade of experience designing software and equipment for human research and clinical practice.
More recently Lee worked for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), where he had several roles including Technical Lead for Digital Health in the Emerging Technology and Reform Team. In this role he led legislative reform for software and digital health, and worked with the CSIRO to produce the TGA’s Medical Device Cybersecurity Guidance.
Lee current divides his time between advising government, supporting small and medium medical device companies with their regulatory obligations, and producing physiological instruments to win motor races.