Data Security Forum






With 50 billion connected devices by 2020, cyber security is a business-wide issue and not just a technology risk - government and business leaders require new thinking about data protection to facilitate the adoption of IoT innovation in Australia.

The formation of a national level cyber strategy, including deploying the right cybersecurity technologies, policies and operations is critical for a strong economy today and in the future.


At Everything IoT - Data Security Forum we are bringing together key global and local experts from government, universities and industry to shape the new thinking.




14.00 - 14.30 Guest arrival and registrations accompanied by IoT startup exhibition 




14.30 - 14.45 Welcome & opening remarks:


Eitan Bienstock, Founder of Everything IoT


Keynote Presentation

14.45 - 15.30 The Global Perspective:


Professor Isaak Ben-Israel, Founder of the Israeli National Cyber Headquarters in the PM Office (Israel)


Guest Presentation

15.30 - 15.40 The Global Perspective:

Antonio Derossi, Insurance Executive, Technology Enthusiast, Angel Investor (San Frnacisco)


Panel Discussion

15.40 - 16.30 Enabling IoT adoption in Australia:


Professor Isaak Ben-Israel, Founder of the Israeli National Cyber Headquarters in the PM Office

Michelle Price, Senior Advisor, Domestic Cyber Policy, Prime Minister and Cabinet Office

Jill Slay, Director, Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA

Chris McLaren, Partner, National Sector Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at KPMG Australia

Cameron Yuill, Founder and Managing Director, Propeller Venture Capital (San Francisco)


Moderated by Eitan Bienstock, Founder, Everything IoT, Director of Global Growth, ATP Innovations


Afternoon Tea

16.30 - 17.00 



17.00 - 18.30 Research meets Industry:


Eryk Dutkiewicz, Head of School, School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney

Gernot Heiser, Scientia Professor and the John Lions Chair for operating systems at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Researcher, Data61

Paul Fox, Head of Technology Innovation, AGL New Energy

Jason Yu, Director of Strategy and Innovation, AT&T Australia and New Zealand



Closing Remarks

18.30 - 18.35 


Networking Drinks

18.35 - 19.30 




Major Gen. (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel

World Renowned Cyber Security Expert

Arriving from Israel, our guest of honour, Major Gen. (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel is a global cyber security expert and strategist, currently holding a number of high level positions across multiple organisations, including:


  • Head of Security Studies Program, Tel Aviv University

  • Lead the task force that formulated Israel national Cyber policy as appointed by PM and head of task force which resulted in a government decision to set up the National Cyber Authority

  • The head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC)

  • The Chairman of Israel Space Agency

  • Chairman of Israel National Council for R&D

  • Member of the Board of the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore - A*STAR

  • Member of Singapore RIEC - Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council


Antonio Derossi

Insurance Executive, Technology Enthusiast, Angel Investor

Antonio’s experience includes over 20 years in insurance operations and technology, first as strategic consultant in the Business Technology Office of McKinsey & Co, and then in the Allianz Group where he served as a C-level executive in Germany, Middle East, Eastern Europe and most recently in US as COO of the Fireman’s Fund Ins co.


In the last years he has also been an active Angel Investor seeding several startups and advising Bay Angels.


Antonio holds a major in Physics from the University in his hometown of Trieste, Italy.


Michelle Price

Senior Advisor, Domestic Cyber Policy, Prime Minister and Cabinet Office

Michelle Price is Senior Adviser for Domestic Cyber Policy at the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). As part of her role, she provides advice to Australia’s Prime Minister on cyber security policy and related matters and works with Australian governments, businesses, the research community and international partners to deliver strategic level cyber security policy outcomes for Australia. Michelle’s current focus is delivery of the Government’s Cyber Security Review and forthcoming Cyber Security Strategy. Previously, Michelle was responsible for the development of the Australian Government’s National Security Strategic Risk Framework and Coordinated National Security Budget. Prior to joining PM&C, Michelle served in a number of Australian Government national security and social policy agencies, focused on strategic and enterprise risk; integrated governance models and programme implementation. Prior to coming to the public service, she worked on food safety risk management and compliance issues in the food industry, including risk management in Australian food supply chains.

Chris McLaren

Partner, National Sector Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at KPMG Australia

Chris is the National Leader for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Sector for KPMG Australia and has spent 20 years working with organisations in this sector in Australia, the United States and United Kingdom.  He is particularly passionate about the opportunities for growth and prosperity that are created by the sector – in areas such Internet-of-Things, Big Data & Analytics, Media Convergence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Cloud, Innovation and the Hi Tech Start-up Sector.


In his role, Chris connects like-minded people, startups and established businesses interested in technology disruption. Within KPMG he shares his expertise with Partners to ingrain a tech-focused culture within the business and clients. Media convergence, machine learning, cyber security and the cloud are key interests.  

Cameron Yuill

Founder and Managing Partner, Propeller VC, San Francisco

Cameron is an entrepreneur and venture investor based in San Francisco CA.

Cameron is Founder & Managing Partner at Propeller. Propeller is a new model for

venture capital investment for Family Offices, sovereign wealth funds,

corporations and venture investors.


In addition, Cameron is President of Kilburn Capital, a division of Kilburn Media.

Kilburn is a rapidly growing diversified media company based in Los Angeles,

CA. Prior to this Cameron was General Partner at Structure Capital, an early stage

venture firm. His past lives include start-up entrepreneur, angel investor, Fortune

100 exec and attorney. Among many start-ups Cameron was a founding team

member at Viator (acquired by TripAdvisor $200M). He also held senior

executive roles at Cendant Corporation, a NYSE Fortune 100 corporation (Avis

Budget Group, Realogy, Orbitz Worldwide, Wyndham Hotels and Travelport).

Gernot Heiser 

Scientia Professor and the John Lions Chair for operating systems at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Researcher, Data61

Gernot Heiser is Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair of Operating Systems at UNSW Australia. He is also in charge of directing cybersecurity research at Data61. He has a 20-year track record of building high-performance operating-system microkernels as a minimal basis for trustworthy systems. His OKL4 microkernel was commercialised by startup company Open Kernel Labs, acquired in 2012. OKL4 has shipped on the modem processor of billions of mobile devices, and runs on the security processor of all recent iOS devices. In 2009 his team produced seL4, the world’s first operating-system kernel with a proof of functional correctness and security enforcement. Heiser is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.

Eryk Dutkiewicz

Head of School, School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney

Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz has worked with many industry partners, including Motorola Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Agere Systems, Zarlink, Mircosemi, Infineon and Intel. He is currently the Principle Investigator on the 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing project funded by Intel Corporation which is part of Intel's world-wide 5G University Research Program.

His current research interests include 5G communications systems and wireless body area networks for medical applications. He has strong collaboration links within wireless industry, including CSIRO and Intel, and with premier research institutions in Europe and Asia. He has held visiting appointments at the Chinese Academy of Sciences iand at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia.

Paul Fox

Head of Technology Innovation, AGL New Energy

Paul has worked as an engineer, business builder, strategist and investor. He is currently responsible for innovation and technology partnerships at AGL New Energy.

Paul is a Partner at the CalCEF Angel Fund (part of the California Clean Energy Fund family), a Silicon Valley venture capital fund focused on seed stage investments in clean energy companies. His own investment and advisory firm, Corran Toohill Capital, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2006 and continues to manage existing investments in the US and Australia.

Prior to that, Paul was founding CEO of SC Power Systems, a smart grid company using superconductor technology from Australia, which was listed on the AIM as Zenergy. In other roles, Paul was a VP of IT at electronics manufacturer Flextronics; the CEO of a fuel cell company; built the first mobile phones in Hungary; was a strategy consultant in telecoms, financial services and infrastructure; and was national operations manager for one of Australia’s largest construction organizations.

Jason Yu

Director of Strategy and Innovation, AT&T Australia and New Zealand





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