Wednesday 16 August 2023

Time ACSTSession
11.00 Registration Open
Arrival Tea & Coffee
12.30 AIPIO Welcome: Dr Phil Kowalick, AIPIO President
Conference Opening: The Honourable Clare O'Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Cyber Security
13.10 Keynote Speaker
Chris Brookes, Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
Intelligence Oversight - Enabling an effective and trusted intelligence community 
13.50 Plenary Speaker - Space
Dr Malcolm Davis, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Intelligence Gathering in the 21st Century contested Space Domain
14.30 Afternoon Tea

Wicked Problem Panel
Topic: If intelligence is growing and broadening, are new domains of practice learning enough tradecraft from traditional ones?
Facilitator: Major General (Ret) Ben Kite OBE, Kearney
Panellists: Meg Tapia, Novexus, Dr Daniel McMichael, Sintelix Pty Ltd,
Chris Brookes, Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security,
Sam Ogborn, Fivecast, Katherine Hibbs Pherson, Pherson Associates

  Space Tradecraft
16.05 Associate Professor Alice Gorman,
Flinders University & American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Peace race in space

Senior Sergeant First Class Digby Howis
State Intelligence Branch, South Australia Police
Critical thinking, bias and problem solving

  Data & Integrity Innovation
16.40 Meg Tapia,
Integrity: Mapping the Route to Truth in a Web of Misinformation
Alexander Duffy
SA Power Networks
Empowering Smarter Decision Making: Harnessing Intelligence for Cybersecurity Advancements
17.10 Subthemes wrap up Subthemes wrap up
17.15 Welcome Reception & AIPIO Awards




 * program subject to change

Thursday 17 August 2023

Time ACSTSession
08.00 Registration Open
Arrival Tea & Coffee

Ripjar Satellite Breakfast Meeting
Brent Osmotherly:, Australia Delivery Lead, Ripjar
Move from mundane tasks to focused analytics with Ripjar’s Labyrinth platformRipjar

08.45 MC Reflection - Samantha Rush, AIPIO

Keynote Speaker
Katherine Hibbs Pherson, Pherson Associates
Innovation in Security: Making Change that Works

09.40 Plenary Speaker - Data & Integrity
Marc  Fogg, The Lottery Corporation
Data and Integrity: Examining the Significance of Our Approaches
10.20 Morning Tea
  Data & Integrity Innovation Space Tradecraft

Lauren Halliwell
AFL House - Melbourne, Victoria
Investigations - Intelligence and Challenges – AFL Integrity and Security Department

Tony Werts
Swinburne University of Technology
Computer vision & artificial intelligence: Intelligence in Action, Anomalies and Data patterns - detecting the undetectable


Rebecca Kuster,
The Bureau of Meteorology
Environmental and space weather intelligence for decision support

Shannnon Armstrong,
Intelo Training Solutions
Effective information collection: Are you accessing everything you could be? Can SATs help?

11.15 Dr Dan Wildy
New Zealand Police
The Trust Opportunity
Patrick Ingram
The Professionalisation of Private Sector Intelligence

David George,
SYPAQ Systems Pty Ltd
Space-based Collection: the Opportunities and Challenges of Ubiquity

Darlene GrechKylie Scholz,
Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO)
Why should you be part of a Community of Practice?

11.50 Venessa Ninovic,
NSW Police
Deepfake Crime: Tech Trends and Threats

Mark Anderson,
Microsoft Australia & New Zealand
Building Next Gen Intelligence Systems
Augmenting the modern-day Analyst


Professor Jill Slay AM,
University of South Australia
Understanding the Space Systems Security Domain to develop an Intelligence Perspective

Kerry Peachey
Australian Federal Police
Leveraging strategic foresights to enhance enterprise wide operational and business unit decision making


12.20 Lunch

Thomas de Zoete,
New kid on the block? Enhance national security by detecting, disrupting and deterring illicit cryptocurrency activity

John Kilburn,
Tactical Digital Intelligence – Now and into the Future

Group Captain Darrell May,
Defence Space Command
Defence space operations and intelligence

Panel Session
Topic: How to: Bolster your Intelligence Career
Facilitator: Ross Geddes,
Victoria Police
Panelists: Helen McGarry,
Queensland Fire and Emergency Service,
Katrina Harrison,
Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victoria,
Shannon Armstrong,
Intelo Training Solutions

13.55 Dr Trent Lewis,
Augmented Intelligence: Ensuring Data Integrity in an AI-Driven World

Grant Lucas
Former U.S. Government Chief of Europe, Middle East, and Africa Operations
The Art and Science of Public and Private Sector Collaboration 

Dr Jane Broweleit
Fabian Saunders
Australian Space Agency
The Changing Face of Space: Perspectives on the future

Dr Justin Fidock 
Australian Department of Defence
Emerging technology and tradecraft - bridging the ‘buzzwords’ to ‘technology-in-use’ divide



Randy Pherson,
Pherson Associates
Wicked Intelligence Challenges: Assessing Levels of Confidence and Communicating Probability 

Kim Valois,
SA Water
Intuitive Powers for Future Intelligence Analysis
Reg Carruthers
Defence SA
South Australia - Supporting the Information War

Leah Pinto,
The 101 of People Skills in Intelligence

15.05 Brett Turner, Liquor & Gaming NSW
Artificial Intelligence Analysis: What the Rise of AI Means for Human Intelligence Analysts

Gyle dela Cruz & Jason Kregting,
Trace Labs
Community-Driven Innovation: Utilising Crowdsourcing to Create a Virtual Machine for Open-Source Intelligence Practice

Professor Melissa de Zwart,
Flinders University
Return to the Moon: legal and ethical issues

Emily Daniels and Emma Munro,
Queensland Police Service
How to: Write Like an Intelligence Analyst

15.35 Afternoon Tea
15.55 Stephen Zidek,
Technology and Data Strategy Advisor
A Tale of Two Cities: Leveraging Data Analytics and Intelligence Analysis in Hollywood and Adelaide

Chathura Abeydeera,
KPMG Australia
Building Affordable Targeted Cyber Defence using Cyber Threat Intelligence

 Anne-Lynn Dudenhoefer,
Hensoldt Analytics
Intelligence++ : Fusion of Earth Observation and Open-Source Intelligence for National Security and Disaster Response 

Randy Pherson,
Pherson Associates
Anticipating the Unanticipated with12 Foresight Techniques: Which is the right one for you? 


Professor Matthew Warren,
RMIT University
Hybrid Threats – The new generation of threats


Thalia Ngan,
NSW Government
Building an Intelligence Capability with The Future in Mind


Glen Gooding,
Space, Critical Infrastructure, and Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing

Stephen Beaumont AM,
Australian Institute for Professional Intelligence Officers
AIPIO Capability Upgrades:  Website, membership platform, ACAS and CPD

17.00 Subtheme wrap up Subtheme wrap up Subtheme wrap up Subtheme wrap up
19.00 Pre-dinner Drinks
19.30 - 23.45

Conference Dinner
Guest Speaker:Gill SavageStrategic Adviser and Non Executive Director
Are you ready for the future?







 * program subject to change


Friday 18 August 2023

Time ACSTSession
08.00 Registration Open
Arrival Tea & Coffee
08.45 MC Reflection - Samantha Rush, AIPIO
09.00 Keynote Speaker 
Major General Brett Mousley, CSC, Defence Intelligence Group
The Future of Defence Intelligence & Intelligence Professionals
09.40 Plenary Speaker - Innovation
Assistant Commissioner Scott Duval, South Australia Police
Addressing Organised Retail Crime, A Complete Intelligence Picture
10.20 Morning Tea

Futures Panel
Topic: Intelligence as a growth industry: What are the challenges for employers in attracting and retaining talent
Brett Peppler, Intelligent Futures Pty Ltd
Dr Dan Wildy, New Zealand Police, Felicity Le, Risk & Security Management, Thalia Ngan, NSW Government, Major General Brett Mousley, CSC, Defence Intelligence Group

  Innovation Data & Integrity

Kelvin Lim,
Moody's Analytics
Unmasking Risks with Data for Government (National Security)

Helen Glazebrook,
Visual Analysis Pty Ltd
Future proofing your intelligence capability

  Space Tradecraft

Dr Jordan Plotnek,
Anchoram Consulting
Threat Intelligence for Space Systems

 Panel Session
Topic: The keys to success: Building and Leading Effective Intelligence Teams
Facilitator:Dr Phil Kowalick, AIPIO
Panelists: Katherine Hibbs Pherson, Pherson Associates
                  Randy Pherson, Pherson Associates

12.55 Subtheme wrap up Subtheme wrap up
13.00 Conference Close & Announcement of 2024 theme and location
13.30 Farewell Lunch




 * program subject to change


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