Consulting leaders to speak at digital transformation conference

05 June 2023 3 min. read
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More than 4,500 tech professionals are expected to attend this year’s Digital Transformation Live conference in Sydney, with consultants from Accenture, Boston Consulting Group and the Big Four scheduled to speak.

The organisers of this year’s Digital Transformation Live conference have assembled a stellar line-up of more than 200 presenters and speakers, including a number of prominent tech leaders from the world of consulting.

Covering eighteen tracks, the conference and exhibition will take place over the 8th and 9th of June at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, with 4,500 industry professionals expected to attend.

Consulting leaders to speak at digital transformation conference

After opening remarks by newly-sworn NSW customer service and digital government minister Jihad Dib, the first morning of the conference will see Accenture security director Jacqui Kernot join a Women in Technology panel, before later giving an address on building a new future of women in cybersecurity. Kernot has been with Accenture since late last year, having joined the firm in Sydney from the partnership team of Ernst & Young.

One of the headline acts on the second day of the event is Boston Consulting Group veteran Miguel Carrasco, who serves as global public sector lead for the strategy consultancy’s recently-formed tech build & design unit BCG X. Carrasco, who will deliver a presentation titled “From Muggles to Wizards: the potential of an AI-powered government”, has held numerous tech and digital government leadership roles during his two decades at the firm.

Recently appointed as Deloitte’s new head of Strategy and Business Design, artificial intelligence expert Kellie Nuttall will give a presentation on “Unlocking the power of Generative AI in the ‘Age of With’.” A doctorate-holder in the psychology of consumer decision making, Nuttall has been with Deloitte since 2012, and also serves as Artificial Intelligence lead partner and head of the firm’s AI Institute, which was launched in Melbourne in 2021.

The Big Four will also be represented by PwC cloud and digital partner Kylie MacLean, who prior to joining the firm in Sydney toward the end of last year held senior national positions at Advisian, Deloitte and IBM, the latter where she served as A/NZ Chief Digital Officer and senior strategy and innovation partner. MacLean will give a presentation on “Leading teams across strategy, business transformation, and digital product innovation.”

KPMG enterprise management consulting partner Dale Khoury and recently-recruited Metaverse Futures head Alyse Sue will both make an appearance at the event, the latter on the subject of the metaverse explosion being driven by B2B rather than consumers. Khoury, who joined KPMG in 2018 upon its acquisition of YCG Accountants & Advisors, will meanwhile look into business-led transformations and what is required to make them work.