Tech Week 2022

 

Events | 15 Aug 2022

Tech Week 2022

Hall & Wilcox held our inaugural Tech Week, where industry leaders discussed the latest developments, issues and emerging trends in technology, innovation and law.

Launching on Monday 15 August, topics included innovation and data, cyber, crypto, blockchain, taking tech businesses to market – capital raising and corporate transactions, and how companies innovatively use technology to solve problems.

Speakers included industry experts from 333 Capital, ACCC, Accenture, ASIC, Blockchain APAC, BTC MarketsCheckbox.au, Cointree, CrowdStrikeCrypto.com, Deloitte, DigiSoil, EY, Eudaemon TechnologiesDepartment of Customer Service, Marsh, Monash UniversityNSW Gov, Lumi Interactivereinventure, Skalata Ventures and the Tech Council of Australia.

Guests joined in person and virtually and were inspired by the most influential tech leaders in the industry.


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Innovation, data and the whole economy

Monday 15 August 2022

Our expert panel provided valuable insight on ‘innovation, technology and the whole economy’, with a key focus on the way data and innovation can benefit the economy. This included a keynote address by The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service, NSW Government.

Panellists

Victor Dominello

The Hon. Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service
NSW Government

 

Natasha Doherty

Natasha Doherty
Managing Director
Accenture Australia

Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin
Executive General Manager
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Tom McMahon

Tom McMahon
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Tech Council of Australia

Jenny Young

Jenny Young
EY Oceania Consumer Markets, Managing Partner
EY

Spotlight on cyber

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Our industry experts identify key trends in cyber attacks and what companies can do to mitigate cyber risk, share insight as to key issues in the cyber insurance market and how Marsh assists clients obtain it; and provided the regulator’s expectations regarding cyber risk management and areas of focus.

Panellists

Philip Magness

Phillip Magness
Senior Manager, Markets Enforcement
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Hannah Morgans

Hannah Morgans
Growth Leader, Pacific, Cyber Practice
Marsh

Paul Pratley

Paul Pratley
Principal Consultant – Incident Response
CrowdStrike Services

Decrypting crypto and making sense of blockchain

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Got questions about blockchain or crypto? Let our expert panel answer them. They decrypted all things blockchain and crypto including institutional adoption of crypto, why traditional finance is getting involved, crypto as payments, Defi, and NFTs (not just the art) but tokens to demonstrate provenance and ownership and the Metaverse.

Panellists

Caroline Bowler

Caroline Bowler
Chief Executive Officer
BTC Markets

Liya Dashkina

Liya Dashkina
Head of Investor Relations and Investment Operations
Reinventure

Karl Mohan

Karl Mohan
General Manager in Asia Pacific
Crypto.com

Jess Renden

Jess Renden
Chief Executive Officer
Cointree

Steve Vallas

Steve Vallas
Managing Director
Blockchain APAC

Taking tech businesses to market - capital raising and corporate transactions

Thursday 18 August 2022

Our expert panel discussed current trends in IT M&A and capital raising, key considerations when undertaking a corporate transaction, insight on recent deals including the key issues encountered from both sides, and how the lockdown era has changed capital raising.

Panellists

Lauren Clinnik

Lauren Clinnick
CEO and Marketing
Lumi Interactive

Jarron Puszet

Jarron Puszet
Executive Director
333 Capital

Adam Ryan

Adam Ryan
Professor of Practice (Entrepreneurship)
Monash University

Tom Smalley headshot

Tom Smalley
Investment Manager
Skalata Ventures

Celebration of innovation: using technology to solve problems

Friday 19 August 2022

Our expert panel discussed how they have innovatively used technology to solve problems and shared their experiences as to the role leaders can play in driving change through innovative thinking and collaboration.

Panellists

Andrea Koch

Andrea Koch
CEO and Founder
DigiSoil

Nick Northcott

Nick Northcott
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Eudaemon Technologies

Hall & Wilcox Chief Operating Officer Sumith Perera headshot

Sumith Perera
Chief Operating Officer
Hall & Wilcox

Pete Williams

Peter Williams
Chief Edge Officer
Deloitte

Evan Wong

Evan Wong
Co-founder and CEO
Checkbox

Facilitators

Ben Hamilton

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Hall & Wilcox

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Desk

Hall & Wilcox

John Bassilios

Partner & Fintech and Blockchain Lead

Hall & Wilcox

John Gray

Partner, Technology & Digital Economy Co-Lead and NSW Government Co-Lead

Hall & Wilcox

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Hall & Wilcox

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Hall & Wilcox

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