The 2023 VDIT Forum will be held on Friday the 17th of November at the city campus of Monash University. The event will focus on strategic issues of specific interest to ICT professionals working in the higher education and research sector.

The program will include talks from:

  • Mr Sean Elwick
    Senior Executive Partner, Gartner
  • Dr Amr Hassan, Monash University
    Interim Director of Technology Services
  • Ms Lizy Lal, Deakin University
    Senior Manager Emergent Technologies
  • Mr Alan Longmuir, Deakin University
    Delivery Team Lead for Research & Information, Intelligent Automation, AI and Data & Analytics.
  • Mr Mike Ohrimenko, Monash University
    Director, Digital Transformation
  • Akila Kesavan EY Australia
    Partner in Oceania Cybersecurity
  • Deepa Thakkar, EY Australia
    Senior Manager Oceania, Cybersecurity
  • Mr Steve Moneghetti,
    Olympic Marathon Runner

The Forum will also host a panel session focused on Women in Information Technology.

In addition, there will be three presentation/discussion sessions hosted by the Chair persons of the VDIT Community of Practice groups on:

  • Cyber security;
  • The Agile Development Approach; and
  • Artificial Intelligence/Chat GPT

The VDIT Forum is a free event targeting the senior ICT professionals working in the sector in Tasmania and Victoria, as well as invited participants from other states and sectors. The program is available for download here 2023 Forum Program.

Please join with CIO/CDOs, industry analysts, commentators and the senior University ICT professional cohort to discuss these and other important issues.


Registrations: Please email:

The Online Program

PDF Program

Getting to the venue


Parking Space (Paid or pay as you park): The closest carpark is 750 Collins St Car Park which is behind the College on Fishplate Lane. Directly opposite 750 Collins Street is 737 Bourke Street , which is also accessed via Fishplate Lane.