RSA Conference 365 Innovation Showcase
Friday 29 October 2021
9:00AM – 9:45AM
About the event
Join us for this virtual event where expert-led panels and startups from around the world will open your eyes to the industry’s latest technology and solutions. Hear directly from the companies who are responsible for the newest developments from your own front row seat.
The Showcase will include:
- a 10-minute panel discussion about one of the industry’s hottest topics;
- five-minute pitches from two up-and-coming startups; and
- panel feedback for each startup.
Don’t miss this chance to catch a glimpse into cybersecurity’s emerging trends, technology, and stars!
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Fiona possesses deep professional and industry networks and has a track record in driving tangible economic and social outcomes for Australia and Australia’s future generation.
She brings 15 years of investment banking experience including financing start-up projects across sectors that include power, mining, infrastructure, logistics and Telcos. Fiona has structured and led capital raisings for ventures ranging from $300k to $1bn.
Fiona has significant experience as advisor to private families on intergenerational succession and as co-lead for Investment Property Funds Management for Hindmarsh Capital.
She is an active investor, mentor and advisor to various start-ups, driving global scaleup impact and strategies with strong negotiation, structuring, operations, risk and governance skills.
Fiona holds several non-executive director and other board positions including: Bates Smart, the Oceania Cyber Security Centre, Melbourne Grammar School Foundation, Australian Institute of Art Historians, and her family’s construction business, Hindmarsh.
Dr Lesley Seebeck
Honorary Professor and CEO, Cyber21
Dr Lesley Seebeck is Honorary Professor and CEO of Cyber21. The former CEO of the Cyber Institute, Australian National University, she has held senior executive roles in the Federal Government, as Chief Investment Officer at the Digital Transformation Agency & the Bureau of Meteorology, and in the Department of Finance.
Dr Seebeck has experience in strategy, policy, management, budget, IT and research roles in the Australian Public Service, industry and academia. She has worked in the Departments of Finance, Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Office of National Assessments, and as an IT and management consultant in private industry, and two universities.
Dr Seebeck served on the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board from 2019-2020. In March 2017, she was recognised as Federal Government CIO of the Year.
Dr Seebeck has a PhD in IT, an MBA, a Masters in Defence Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science (Physics).
Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber
Michelle was AustCyber’s inaugural Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary, joining the company in January 2017 and was appointed CEO in April 2018. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University and developed the blueprint for the ANU Cyber Institute.
Before joining the ANU, she held various strategy and risk management roles across the Australian Government, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Australia’s first Cyber Security Strategy, released in 2016. While at PM&C, she was also the architect of the world’s first national security strategy risk framework and managed the Government’s Coordinated National Security Budget across three federal Budgets.
Michelle is a director on the board of the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) and co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Cybersecurity.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Business Law) from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is an alumna of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.