2 November | The Star, Sydney


Platinum Partners

ANZ traces its origins to the Bank of Australasia, which opened its first office in Sydney in 1835. The bank established a Melbourne office in 1838, where ANZ's world headquarters is located today at 833 Collins Street, Melbourne.

ANZ is a publicly listed company, and was incorporated on 14 July 1977 in Australia. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is the main holding and operating company for the Group and our registered office is ANZ Centre, Level 9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia.

We are one of the five largest listed companies in Australia and the number one bank in New Zealand.


Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate.

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.
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Micro Focus is a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate faster with lower risk. Our portfolio enables our customers to build, operate, and secure the applications and IT systems that meet the challenges of change.

As of 1 September 2017, Micro Focus and HPE Software merged to become one of the world’s largest pure-play software companies. The newly formed Micro Focus now encompasses 18,000 employees and serves 40,000 customers. Micro Focus is committed to enabling customers to embrace the latest technologies while maximising the value of their existing IT investments – in essence, bridging the old and the new.
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University of Technology, Sydney offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines. As a leading university of technology with a reputation for engaging with industry, UTS is a member of the Australian Technology Network: a group of five prominent universities committed to working with business and government to deliver practical and professional courses.

UTS’s world leading research centres span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability. The university’s research provides practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance, and its graduates are equipped with the latest discipline-specific skills and practices.

UTS is committed to advancing Australia’s capability to respond to digital disruption by adapting existing knowledge and fostering new technologies. To support this commitment, the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT opened its Disruptive Design Lab in 2014. Located within the innovative, research-intensive faculty, the lab will help to ensure that UTS remains an Australian leader in practice-based learning and industry engagement. The Faculty of Engineering and IT strives to be recognised internationally for its areas of research expertise, whilst working alongside domestic and international partners to identify and overcome problem gaps facing industry now and into the future.

With more than 8,000 students, the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT prides itself on producing graduates who are adaptable problem-solvers and actively contribute to industry in Australia and internationally. Visit to learn more.


Gold Partner

AGL is committed to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia. We operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have more than 3.5 million customer accounts.

Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we have a responsibility to provide sustainable, secure and affordable energy for our customers. Our aim is to prosper in a carbon-constrained world and build customer advocacy as our industry transforms.

That’s why we have committed to exiting our coal-fired generation by 2050 and why we will continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers.


Event Partners

From ordinary to exceptional…

Operating in Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, Moscow, Astana, Toronto and London, BizTech is a world-class consultancy with big vision and opportunity.

Specialising in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Adobe Campaign and Adobe Analytics, we work in partnership with our clients to embrace the digital transformation, empower staff and create end-to-end marketing platforms that transform customer experience from ordinary to exceptional.


KPMG are a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across a wide range of industries, Government and not for profit sectors. KPMG Enterprise provides a full range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of mid-sized, fast growing and family owned businesses.

KPMG operate in 152 countries and have more than 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.

In Australia, KPMG has a long tradition of professionalism and integrity, combined with our dynamic approach to advising clients in a digital-driven world, with approximately 6,700 people, including over 400 partners, with 13 offices around the country.

Beyond clients, KPMG contribute in voluntary and honorary capacities to assist the wellbeing of the communities in which we live and operate. KPMG work with community partners to help solve challenges, with a core focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Australia through our Reconciliation Action Plan.

KPMG value’s diversity and inclusion, fostering a positive and encouraging culture, attracting passionate individuals who share a common purpose of ‘Inspiring Confidence and Empowering Change’ for their clients and the communities in which they live and work.