14 - 16 October, 2019 | Mercure Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 14th October 2019

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:00 am The Art Of The CTO Practice: Coordinating Strategy, Transformation And Delivery

Transformation as a practice is increasingly being recognized as essential for businesses to keep apace with rapid innovations happening in the business world. Constant adaptions and changes are critical to keep up with technological innovations and customer needs. However, transformation must align with strategic direction to ensure joint vision to furthering the enterprise. This can be challenging as multiple stakeholders with differing priorities must be considered and balanced.

This workshop is an opportunity for strategy and transformation practitioners across all industries to understand the planning and strategy needed to ensure successful transformation on both a project and enterprise level. Amy will share her expertise as the Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer at iCare NSW and will discuss tips and tricks to establishing a robust transformation portfolio which will significantly better a business.

What you will gain:
  • Learn to balance strategy and transformation by constructing a ‘Strategy Frame’ which outlines long term vision before road-mapping 12 month priorities
  • Build a toolkit for creating transformation portfolios which balance bottom up and top down priorities
  • Understand strategies for communication and engagement in delivery of change

Chris Keogh, Head of Transformation at icare NSW

Chris Keogh

Head of Transformation
icare NSW

Workshop B

11:30 am - 1:30 pm The Key Considerations For Building A Sustainable Framework For Transformation Within A Legacy Institution

Transformation is increasingly essential to enable an enterprise to keep up with changes in the business ecosystem, particularly the tech space, and subsequently compete with others in the same field. However, when working within a legacy institution, transformative work will be met with roadblocks and resistance to change.

This workshop will address those difficulties and will look to help change management and transformation teams to develop the capabilities necessary to instill a forward thinking change mentality across all levels and units of the business.

What you will gain:
  • Understand why legacy systems may be struggling to push through transformation
  • Gain insights into how to approach breaking free from long established systems and processes
  • Draw out a plan for establishing and embedding holistic transformation


Monica Graham

Board Director
Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association

Workshop C

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Constructing A Change Roadmap Which Is Able To Negotiate Multiple Business Priorities To Drive Joint Business Vision

The most common challenge faced by transformation experts is ensuring projects align with the priorities of all those impacted and involved. The variant priorities of each stakeholder and business unit can mean it is difficult to drive a joint business vision through transformative work. Transformation teams must therefore be adept at understanding the work of multiple business areas and then communicating with them the value of such transformative work. This can be even more challenging within legacy institutions, resistant to change.

In this workshop, Matt will draw from his wealth of expertise as the Chief Strategy Officer and Transformation Executive at Ausnet Services, to help draw a roadmap of change for your business.

What you will gain:
  • Learn various communication strategies for working with a multiplicity if stakeholders
  • Understand what is needed to instill a mentality of transformation as a business wide responsibility
  • Discuss techniques for gaining leadership advocacy
  • Build a strategy for combatting resistance to change

Matt Guthridge, Chief Strategy Officer and Transformation Executive at Ausnet Services

Matt Guthridge

Chief Strategy Officer and Transformation Executive
Ausnet Services