Kevin Bloch is Chief Technology Officer at Cisco. As CTO, he provides leadership of technology vision and leadership of people within Cisco to communicate and execute on that vision.
Kevin joined Cisco 8 years ago. Previously, he held positions with other telecommunications equipment manufacturers as well as with Telstra. He has held several roles in the telecommunications industry including management, strategic planning, marketing, sales, systems engineering and technology development. His expertise covers the fields of architecture, internet technologies, narrowband and broadband access, transmission and switching.
Kevin holds a B.Sc (Computer Science) and a B.E. (Engineering Hons) from the University of New South Wales and is the author of several notable publications and technical reference books.
Ken Boal has spent the past 20 years in sales & delivery leadership roles in the networking & collaboration market in Australia.
Ken is the Managing Director, Cisco Australia, Enterprise & Public Sector, and is a member of the Cisco ANZ Senior Leadership Team. His role is to lead Cisco's operations across the top 300 accounts in Australia.
From 2008 till October 2012, as Director Public Sector at Cisco ANZ, Ken led Cisco's engagement in Australia's Federal & State/Territory Governments, Defence, Education & Healthcare. His National team was responsible for all aspects of Cisco's business operations with the Public Sector market, including sales and service delivery, marketing programs, research initiatives, investments, and government affairs.
Ken also serves on the Cisco ANZ Senior Leadership team, and the APJC Public Sector Board. Having joined Cisco in 2004, Ken was the Account Executive responsible for Victorian Government and Education. He previously spent 6 years at Anixter/NetStar as Southern Region GM participating in a Management Buy Out.
Ken graduated from University of Queensland with a Degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications & Electronics in 1991, and commenced his career at Honeywell in a technical role in the Building Management area. He is committed to working with Australia's Higher Education sector to enhance Australia's role in the knowledge economy.
Ken is married to Andrea with three children, and when time permits, is a passionate golfer.
James Bradfield Moody
James Bradfield Moody is currently the CSIRO's Executive Director, Development. In this role he connects CSIRO with Australian and international government and industry partners.
The role combines Dr Moody's love for science with his experience in innovation and passion for the future.
Dr Moody is also a regular panel member of ABC TV's The New Inventors and is the co-author of The Sixth Wave: How to succeed in a resource-limited world.
Prior to this, James was the General Manager, International Development for the national research organisation CSIRO. He was responsible for fostering CSIRO's global development agenda, including access to overseas talent, creating research projects of international significance and helping Australia gain access to foreign knowledge, infrastructure and intellectual property. James was formerly the Director of Business Strategy at CSIRO Land and Water.
BA, SF Fin, CFP, Dip FP Executive Director, ipac securities Chairman, Australian Government Financial Literacy Board Chairman, Money Magazine Chairman, RADD (Recording Artists Actors & Athletes Against Drink Driving) Council Member, Philanthropy Australia
Paul Clitheroe is a director of ipac securities, a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. ipac manages more than $13 billion dollars for clients. Paul is a leading media commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold over 600,000 copies. Paul is also a regular radio commentator and writes weekly newspaper columns.
In February 2004, the Federal Government appointed Paul as Chairman of the Financial Literacy Foundation. This Foundation has established a national strategy to improve the financial skills of all Australians and is now implementing this strategy in schools and the workplace. All school children from Kindergarten to Year 10 will have the opportunity to learn money skills in core subjects. Over 1 million people have visited the understanding money website or requested a hard copy of the understanding money workbook. In 2008, the Rudd Government announced the transfer of Financial Literacy to ASIC. Paul continues to Chair the Financial Literacy Board.
He is also, Chairman of Money magazine, Chairman of the youth anti-drink driving body, RADD and is a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia.
Last year Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours for service to the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.
Rob de Nicolo
Robert De Nicolo is a Customer Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, working in Cisco's Australia and New Zealand Health Practice.
During his 13 years with Cisco, Robert has worked as a systems engineer across many areas of technology, with particular focus on architecture and design. Robert's experience spans more than 20 years in the IT industry. Over this time, he has worked for a number of Cisco's large Enterprise customers in various technical roles which include network design and system integration.
Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work.
Carlos gives humorous, highly-animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing from his 20 years at Cisco, he talks about how technology is changing the rules of business and how to not get left behind.
Carlos addresses many questions about collaboration including what motivates people to collaborate, how to establish rewards for collaborating, how to find the right experts both inside and outside your company, and how to keep people coming together - online and in person.
Carlos is a member of the prestigious CDC Foundation which connects the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to innovative ideas and expertise from outside partners. He is also a board member at the Institute of Large Scale Innovation (ILSI) which is a group of international leaders who use innovation to help solve complex global challenges.
Before his current role, Carlos ran Worldwide Service Provider Operations for three years, and previously was Vice President for U.S. Service Provider Sales. Under his leadership, Service Provider grew from $500 million to $2.5 billion. Prior to that, he led Cisco's Enterprise line of business in the northeastern U.S. where he established Cisco in strategic markets such as financial services, media, government and pharmaceuticals.
He lives in New Jersey and prior to Cisco, held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and at New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom.
Richard Kitts is the Vice President of Cisco Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable growth and market leadership through the innovative use of technology to transform business in Australia and New Zealand. Richard will be focused on solving our customers' most important business challenges with our more than 1,000 partners, while accelerating market adoption of key industry inflection points such as cloud, video and collaboration.
Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior executive positions across Europe and Asia for Nokia Siemens Networks. His most recent role was Managing Director of Nokia Siemens Network Indonesia, where he successfully led the transformation of the Indonesian operation into one of the most successful in the world.
Throughout his 25 year career in the information and communications technology sector, Richard has earned a reputation for achievement in people leadership, business management and customer engagement. Previously, he has also worked for NASA, the European Space Agency and Motorola.
Richard holds an MBA from Southern Cross University in Australia.
Mark McKenzie is a Director of Advanced Services, running Cisco's Data Centre & Virtualisation Practice in APJC. The practice is responsible for providing architectural guidance, best practices, and recommendations on how customers can leverage Cisco solutions to bring maximum value to their stakeholders. Cisco's data centre solutions can be leveraged as the strategic foundation for virtualisation, unified I/O and data centre consolidation and provide a converged infrastructure that enables business applications to run more effectively, efficiently, and with optimal return on investment. The practice is also responsible for helping Enterprise, Commercial, and public sector customers assess where they are on the journey to Cloud computing and assist them in migrating their infrastructure and applications to take advantage of the benefits of a converged architecture and an automated operations.
Evan is Program Manager for the IT Mobility Services team and is currently overseeing the delivery of Cisco's Post PC vision. He is a passionate champion of the Any Device, Any Ownership, Anywhere concept, and a strong advocate of cloud services in enterprise IT. Evan was instrumental in the creation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco Evan worked in the Finance, Media, and Professional Services sectors. Evan has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Technology Sydney.
Dr Robert Pepper
Robert Pepper leads Cisco's Global Technology Policy team working with governments across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development.
He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions.
Before joining the FCC, he was Director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. His government service also included Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and initiating a program on Computers, Communications and Information Policy at the National Science Foundation.
His academic appointments included faculty positions at the Universities of Iowa, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and as a research affiliate at Harvard University. He serves on the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and advisory boards for Columbia University and Michigan State University, and is a Communications Program Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the UK's Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.
Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Martin Stewart-Weeks has over 25 years' experience in organisational management and consulting in the corporate and public sectors and with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations.
A consistent theme of his professional experience has been public policy and management. He has held senior policy, management and advisory positions for Ministers and government agencies at the federal and state government level in Australia and New South Wales. In the early 1980s, he held the position of Senior Private Secretary to a Federal Minister and between 1990 and 1996 was a consultant in the Office of Strategic Planning in The Cabinet Office in New South Wales.
In his consulting work over the past 18 years, Martin has specialised in strategy, policy analysis, facilitation and market and social research. In his work with the Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) at Cisco, Martin's focus is primarily on the public sector. He has been a key member of the global team developing Cisco's thinking on eGovernment (lead writer for two major publications, The Connected Republic and The Resilient Society) and on the group's work on social media and government 2.0.
In January 2007, Martin took up a position to lead IBSG's public sector practice in Asia-Pacific, leading a small team of senior consultants working on policy and reform projects in government, education and urbanisation in India, China, South-East Asia and Australia and New Zealand. Martin writes and speaks extensively on government, service design and policy reform driven by opportunities at the intersection of public sector change, technology and public and social innovation.
Martin was a member of the Ministerial Task Force on Government 2.0 which reported to Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner and Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig in December 2009. He was also a member of the advisory committee on Government 2.0 in Victoria.
Bram van Spaendonk
Bram van Spaendonk is a Senior IT Manager within Cisco IT. Bram works on the internal deployment of Enterprise Social Software and Collaboration applications.
Bram has over 12 years of experience delivering IT solutions, spanning support, infrastructure and applications areas. Prior to joining his current role, Bram managed a team responsible for the user experience of Cisco's Technical Support Website, defining new personalisation capabilities and features based on Web 2.0 concepts.
Bram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Netherlands and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Chris Weitz is a Director of Technology Strategy and Architecture at Deloitte Consulting LLP, based in San Jose. Chris currently is the global leader of Deloitte's Cloud Computing practice, working with leading vendors and service providers to bring value to clients through new and innovative strategies, computing architectures and services models.He works with clients to develop new computing solutions using leading processes and cloud computing technology.
Chris has over twenty-five years of experience in IT strategy, architecture, integration, and operations, with a focus on IT strategy and cloud computing. He works with leading companies around the world, and has successfully driven many large-scale strategy, integration and infrastructure projects, focusing on data centre strategy, consolidation, outsourcing, service models, and transformation. He has significant experience in a wide range of industries, including High Technology, Energy, Telecommunications, Health Care, Manufacturing, and Financial Services.
Chris is a frequent speaker and panelist at leading technology industry events, focusing on innovation in technology services. He is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and has worked in Silicon Valley for the past three decades.