Ruth-ann Santangelo Associate Director of Digital, Service and Automation, Optus From cloning human DNA to leading the Implemented Robotic Operations Centre at Optus, Ruth-ann Santangelo shares career journey, tips and why we should always back ourselves. Tell us about your role? I work in the Business Partner team within IT – as Associate Director of Digital, Service and Automation – where we are the conduit between our business groups and our technical IT teams. We work to understand the requirements
Alison O’Hare ANZ Technical Director at Mimecast Alison started her career at Mimecast as Service Delivery Director based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She has more than 19 years’ experience in IT gained across roles in cybersecurity and network engineering. As Mimecast’s regional ANZ Technical Director, Alison oversees the growth and development of Mimecast’s pre-sale/technical consulting and professional services teams. Her primary responsibility is finding solutions for the technical and business challenges prospects might have and delivering the best customer outcomes.
Jade is a passionate marketeer with over 12 years’ experience in the ICT industry, having held various marketing leadership roles at leading technology organisations such as Ingram Micro, IBM, Konica Minolta, Pure Storage and Nutanix. Jade has also won several industry awards over the years for her work as a female leader in the ANZ tech industry. She is both a member of the Board and Chief Storyteller at FitT. She currently holds the role of Head at Marketing
Samm Macleod, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at AGL shares how her passion for cybersecurity started and what she does to protect her family at home. What sparked your interest in cybersecurity? My cybersecurity passion started way back when it was Information Security and all about compliance; there was little by way of the Internet of Things (IoT) and my mobile phone was a Nokia. I hit peek nerd when I led an internal audit on security and risk for the