• First round speakers for 2020 announced

     

    All our speakers have been carefully selected by the Utility magazine editorial team, with a strong emphasis on providing useful information and creating genuine discussion around topical issues.

Sul Alli, Digital Utilities 2020 Speaker

Suleman Alli (UK)

Director of Strategy, UK Power Networks

Suleman joined UK Power Networks in May 2015 as Director of Strategy. His responsibilities include leading the technology, data and innovation agendas which are core to UK Power Network’s business strategy. Previously, Suleman was a Managing Director at Accenture, leading the utility network operations practice in the UK. Suleman has 15 years’ industry experience, delivering…

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George Hunt

George Hunt

General Manager, Digital Business and Chief Information Officer, Sydney Water

George Hunt is the General Manager, Digital Business and Chief Information Officer for Sydney Water. George is a recognised technology leader within the global utility sector. He has a successful track record in implementing technology infrastructure to support increasing customer expectations, challenging regulatory outcomes and corporate business goals. George was awarded CIO Australia’s #1 CIO…

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Angela Lam

Angela Lam

Head of Technology, Horizon Power

Angela is an experienced IT executive with over two decades of experience across the private and government sectors in a variety of industries, including mining and resources, utilities – energy, finance and insurance, gaming and entertainment, law enforcement and the judicial sector. She holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce (IT Major), a postgraduate Masters in…

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Lucia Cade

Lucia Cade

Chair, South East Water

Lucia has over 25 years’ experience as an engineer, executive and non-executive director in Australian water utilities in a career that started in the early days of digital systems modelling – she has been involved in digital transformation and technology-led innovation ever since. As Chair of South East Water, her perspective from the boardroom will focus…

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Matther Rennie, Digital Utilities 2020 Speaker

Matt Rennie

Oceania Power and Utilities Leader, EY

Matt is the leader of the energy transition business within Ernst and Young (EY) and serves as the EY Oceania Power and Utilities Leader. He was for seven years between 2012 and 2018 the Global Power and Utilities Leader for Transaction Advisory Services (TAS).  He is responsible for coordinating business and capital strategy for clients…

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Kerry Rowlands

Kerry Rowlands

General Manager Customer Delivery, SA Water

Kerry has more than 25 years of business experience holding senior commercial, operational and customer interfacing positions within leading businesses including Kimberly Clark Australia and Faulding Pharmaceutical. Having joined SA Water in 2004, Kerry is part of the executive team and actively champions delivering service excellence, customer-centred design and digitisation for customer benefit. She brings…

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Katherine Gee

Katherine Gee

Executive Manager Customer and Community, Unitywater

Katherine’s passions are people and data, and she champions efforts to exceed customer expectations through digital and in-person experiences. Having joined Unitywater since its inception in 2010, Katherine recognises the importance of enhancing services to keep up with the way customers think and feel, and improving customer relationships. With an extensive background in private and…

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Maja Barnett, Digital Utilities 2020 Speaker

Maja Barnett

Executive Manager New Business and Technology, Pacific Hydro

Maja Barnett is Executive Manager New Business and Technology at Pacific Hydro with 17 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry. She has gained experience in all stages of renewable development from site feasibility to operational asset management. In her current role, she is responsible for identifying and securing new development opportunities and implementing new…

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Paul Siemers

Manager – Digital Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Information Technology at Melbourne Water

Paul is a strategic digital technology leader with extensive background in technology-led change, technology strategy and architecture. Paul has more than 20 years of international experience in mining, petrochemical and water with leading companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Business Consulting, ANZ Bank and Anglo American. Since 2015, he has been leading the development and execution of…

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Anthony Caruana

Journalist and Presenter

Anthony Caruana has worked for almost every major masthead in the Australian IT press. As an experienced IT professional – having worked as the lead IT executive in several businesses, he brings a unique insight to his reporting of enterprise IT. He was the foundation editor of Technology Decisions and currently is a freelance writer,…

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