Simon CowleyPrincipal Cybersecurity Officer
Department of Health, Victoria
Simon Cowley is currently a Principal Cybersecurity Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Victoria. Simon is based in the Digital Health Branch and works with the Victorian public health sector on assurance activities, cybersecurity initiatives and cyber incident response. Simon has significant experience in cybersecurity for medical devices and prior to joining DHHS, was a biomedical engineer with over 15 years of experience in healthcare technology management at public hospitals, specialising in network connected medical devices.
Tom CramptonManaging Director
Tom Crampton is the Managing Director and CEO of TrustedImpact, a specialised, boutique consulting firm focused exclusively in cyber security.
This experience has given Tom a wealth of factual insight into the important industry trends and practical challenges facing businesses in today’s fast moving cyber security environment.
Overall, Tom has 30 years of international management consulting, technology and P&L business leadership experience working successfully both in and with blue chip organisations across Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia.
Tom earned a Master’s degree in Business (MBA) with academic distinction from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business from The Colorado College.
Sue HunterRegulatory Affairs Director
Sue Hunter has been involved in medical device regulatory affairs since joining an orthopaedic company, later to become Zimmer Biomet, in 2010. Sue started her professional life as a veterinary surgeon and has previous experience in varied roles including animal health sales and marketing, as well as regulatory, quality and reimbursement roles in the medical device industry. She is currently Regulatory Affairs Director for Abbott Medical, responsible for ANZ and Canada. The Abbott Medical portfolio includes cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure products, implantable neuromodulation devices targeting pain and movement disorders, as well as coronary and endovascular stents and cardiac valve replacement products.
Tony KitzelmannChief Information Security Officer and General Manager
Australian Digital Health
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.
Prof Keith McNeilActing Deputy Director-General, Chief Medical Officer (Prevention Division) and Chief Clinical Information Officer
Professor Keith McNeil plays a key role in the clinical leadership of the state-wide eHealth program.
He works closely with key clinical stakeholders to maximise the clinical and patient safety benefits
associated with technology in the healthcare setting.
Prof McNeil has previously worked within Queensland Health as the Head of Transplant Services at
The Prince Charles Hospital, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and
Chief Executive Metro North Hospital and Health Service.
More recently, Prof McNeil was Chief Clinical Information Officer and Head of IT for the NHS in
England following roles as Chief Executive Officer at Addenbooke’s Hospital and Cambridge
University Hospital Foundation Trust.
School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Katina Michael is a professor at Arizona State University, holding a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering. She is also the director of the Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC) and the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. Katina is a Public Interest Technology advocate who emphasizes privacy and security by design. She is a pioneer in the field of the un(intended) consequences of implantable technologies with an emphasis on user design in the Internet of Things and People.
Mitra is a senior Technology and Security Transformation executive with over 20 years’ experience working in the Health, Financial and Professional Services industries. Mitra is a recognised leader in successfully defining and implementing Centres of Excellence Technology and Cybersecurity functions across major International and Australian Banks and most recently in the Health Sector.
Mitra is a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders including Board of Directors and Risk and Audit Committees, enabling effective governance and insights for investment and decision making.
Mitra is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Healthscope. She is in charge of defining and implementing Healthscope’s Cybersecurity strategy, priorities and roadmap. She is actively uplifting the Cybersecurity capability and maturity posture of the Organisation and delivering effective Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity solutions and services across the Enterprise to 43 Healthscope Hospitals.
Mitra is an active Director on the ISACA Melbourne Chapter Board and has extensive experience in governance and oversight of all operational elements of the Chapter activities to ensure the delivery of optimal value and services to the members.
She is also ISACA International’s lead liaison to the International Standards Organisation (ISO), working with International experts on the uplift of standards such as AS/NZS 31000 Risk Management, ISO/IEC 38500 IT Governance and ISO 27001/2 Information Security standards.
I’m Phil O’Sullivan, a cyber security, privacy and data law specialist at Allens, a leading Australian law firm in the tech and healthcare space. I work with work with clients to implement digital transformation strategies and data strategies, advising them how to stay compliant when using data, and in the event of data loss, I help my clients to quickly and decisively manage data crisis situations and cyber threats.
I lead Allens’ eHealth group, working closely with our wider TMT and Healthcare sector groups of all aspects of privacy and data for major corporates, scale-ups and start-ups. For three years I also worked for the Australian Medical Council, advising it on data, privacy and technology issues.
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.
Dr Shane SeabrookExecutive Manager - Strategy
CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
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.
Anu SinghTechnical Assistant Director
Joint Cyber Security Centre Melbourne, Australia Cyber Security Centre
Anu leads the technical program of work that is carried out within the Joint Cyber Security Centre in Melbourne. Anu started his cyber security career in 2012 and has since worked in a variety of cyber security roles within the Australian Government. Anu enjoys finding new way to educating people on cyber security matters. Away from the world of cyber, Anu likes playing music and sports.
Dr Lee WalshDirector
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.
Michael WarnockCommercial Director
Daltrey Australia Pty Ltd
As Commercial Director, Michael’s role focuses on the continued growth and evolution of Daltrey 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.