Ms Judy Anderson, Chair
Judy is a highly experienced government relations leader across technology, energy, health, and business and government transformation, she has worked for AustCyber, Optus, IBM and Research Australia. Judy has led industry associations and representative organisations over many years shaping and positioning policy to benefit industry and the wider community. As a passionate advocate for positive industry development, she has worked with start-ups and developed business opportunities for large corporates
Mr David Spence
David has been involved in over 25 internet and telecommunication businesses since the early 90s. Born in South Africa, David joined Consolidated Press on arriving in Australia in 1989. He joined pioneering ISP OzEmail as COO in 1994 and has been CEO, founder, chairman of many internet businesses, including CEO of Unwired, the pioneer of wireless broadband and Chairman of Vocus which went from start-up to ASX 100 in seven years. Today, David chairs PayPal Australia, National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo), DiscoveryAG, GoannaAg and Canopus Networks. He recently co-founded a new business AllThingsEncrypted to look at new ways of encrypting IoT networks.
Dr. Justin Lipman
Dr. Justin Lipman is an Industry Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS. As Director of Research Translation and Director of the Radio Frequency Communications Technologies (RFCT) Lab, he leads industry engagement in RF technologies, cybersecurity, data privacy, digital agriculture, smart cities and the Internet of Things. He is a committee member in Standards Australia and was seconded to the Food Agility CRC as Deputy Chief Scientist. Previously Justin worked in Intel’s Emerging Market Platform Group and Intel IT Labs as Chief Architect and Sr. Staff Scientist; and as Program Manager for Research and Innovation at Alcatel. He has published extensively, is an IEEE Senior Member, and been awarded 22 US Patents. His research interests are in enabling “things” to be adaptive, connected, distributed, ubiquitous and secure.
Dr Mike Briers AO
Mike founded the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre, and was its CEO. Mike co-founded the IoTAA, Capital Markets CRC, agtech business The Yield and e-research service provider Intersect Aust. His pioneering efforts in fintech and e-research led to the global success of SIRCA and the founding of big data company RoZetta. In 2016 Mike was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours for distinguished service to the finance and digital technology sectors. Mike was named in the Knowledge Nation 100 as Australia’s chief evangelist for big data and IoT, and appointed Australia’s first Industry Professor of IoT at UTS.
Mr Manu Mehra
Manu is the Managing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo A/NZ. Manu has extensive strategic planning experience including go-to-market, segmentation, CXO relationships, and sales governance. It is his passion to enable enterprises to achieve more through technology that helps him build and lead great teams.