Philip Milne is the CEO of Red Rock, a DXC Technology Company, the leading provider of Oracle solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Philip leads 650 employees offering a full continuum of services supporting Oracle’s solution suite. He has instilled across the organisation a ‘customer first’ philosophy that defines decision-making, strategy and employee engagement at every level.
Under Phil’s leadership Red Rock remains Oracle’s largest and most strategic partner in the region. The company has been globally recognised as an Oracle Platinum Partner, Oracle Cloud Select Partner and Cloud Managed Service Provider.
Mike Lawrie serves as chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the company formed by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Mr. Lawrie previously served as chairman, president and CEO of CSC.
Mr. Lawrie is a seasoned IT executive with a reputation for revitalizing complex global companies to deliver increased shareholder value by driving operational excellence, implementing client-centric strategies and championing innovation.
Seelan Nayagam serves as DXC Technology’s (NYSE: DXC) vice president and general manager of the Australia and New Zealand Region.
Previously, Mr. Nayagam was CSC’s vice president, general manager and managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He is a seasoned executive with a reputation for revitalizing large multinational organizations. He is also a member of many steering committees and advisory boards and regularly advises chief executives and other leaders on how to increase business value through technology.
Prior to his tenure at CSC, Mr. Nayagam held senior executive positions with IBM across the Asia-Pacific region and in the organization’s growth markets covering Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Most notably, he served as IBM’s vice president and general manager for application services for the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Nayagam holds a BS (honors) in computer science and accounting from the University of Buckingham in the UK.
Rob Willis is the regional managing director for Oracle Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). He joined the company in November 2016, with a focus on leading the company’s transformation into a major player in the cloud. In this role he will be responsible for driving Oracle’s operations and growth plans locally, with a continued focus on providing a great customer experience and building a strong internal culture.
Willis has more than 25 years’ IT industry experience. Previously, he was Vice President of Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) for Citrix Systems, a position he held for seven years. Here he was accountable for revenue and profitability across the region, managing 400 people and rapidly growing a business that spanned a broad portfolio of markets and customers segments.
Prior appointments included Vice President of ANZ at Citrix, where he transformed the company into a high-growth business through the addition of a high-touch Enterprise Sales team. Willis has also held executive roles at several notable IT companies including IP Networks and Nortel Networks.
Mick Colliss is an author, writer, sports commentator, emcee, guest speaker and modern day poet. He was also the vice captain of the first ever Australian Sudoku team. The team travelled to India to compete at the World Sudoku Championships. They didn’t know how to play, but that didn’t bother them.
Determined to represent Australia at something, Mick had originally hoped for success at the sport of rugby. Unsuccessful, he then tried other sports. His run of luck continued until he finally discovered Sudoku. He and three of his best mates became “Australian champions” and were soon on a plane to India to compete at the International Sudoku Championships in India.
Mick did achieve the goal of representing his country even though it wasn’t exactly in the field or the way he expected it to occur. Mick’s is a laugh out loud true story about mateship, having a go and never giving up, no matter what the odds.
Dr. Jordan Nguyen
Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world.
He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity. At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.
A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference.
Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Now his mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible.
As founder of Psykinetic he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability.
A hot topic of discussion in the media, Jordan’s amazing work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, including ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project. Jordan is a NSW State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017.
As a speaker Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change.