Victorian Privacy Week

Tuesday, 8th May 2018

07:30 am sign-in & light breakfast, for an 08:15 am start

at EY Melbourne Office



07:30am  – Registration open and sign-in – required to receive applicable CPE credits

07:30am  – Light breakfast

08:10am  – Welcome, agenda and introductions

08:15am  –  OVIC Speaker, Rachel Dixon

08:55am  –  Panel discussion

09:15am  –  Questions from the floor to the panel

09:25am  –  The Soapbox – Chapter updates, news, announcements

09:30am  – Networking opportunity

10:00am  –  Event Ends

CPE Hours

1.0 hours, based on the assumption you have signed the attendance sheet when attending


Confirmed speaker

Rachel Dixon
Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner
at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) will hosts the annual Privacy Awareness Week between 7-11 of May 2018.  Privacy Awareness Week is an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and its held annually across a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region to raise awareness of current issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

The ISACA Melbourne Chapter is pleased to support OVIC and promote a special breakfast session comprising:

The Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner, Rachel Dixon, will cover the following topics:

  • Current and future issues in Privacy and Data Security
  • Observations on privacy breaches and best responses
  • Informed consent, GDPR, Facebook and the ‘social license’ governments have for the use of data
  • Using a risk-based approach for security assessments (and how well that works if you don’t have all the information to make the risk assessment)
  • AI and issues in privacy and security for management and the community


About the Speaker


Rachel Dixon
 Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)

She is among the most prominent Australian experts on technology and culture. Her professional background encompasses IT and telecommunications, privacy, identity, security, along with more esoteric work in film, television and new media production. She’s worked on major projects involving all the very latest buzzwords including big data, blockchain, biometrics and soft-AI.

In former lives Rachel headed the Australian Government’s digital identity initiative (as Head of Identity at the Digital Transformation Office).  She has also worked for Suncorp as Executive Program Manager for Business Transformation, where she oversaw consolidation of 17 legacy data stores into a new big data platform.  For more than five years she was COO at Viocorp, where she developed advanced media and advertising platforms including real-time behavioral targeting systems across multiple platforms. Prior to that she was a senior executive at Seattle-based thePlatform for Media, delivering and supporting major platforms for online and mobile for Telstra and News Corporation, and before that was General Manager at Massive Interactive, where she led a development and design team on state-of-the art systems including the In-Flight Entertainment systems, cabin crew management systems, and seat controls for the Airbus A380.

Rachel has also been a Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications, Deputy Chair at Choice (the Australian Consumers Association), as well as several small software companies. In 1998 she co-founded FIBRE, a telecommunications company servicing the Motion Picture Post Production and VFX industry. She is a past Director and Chair of several other media, software and telecommunications companies and a former senior executive with Film Australia and Film Victoria. She has produced and executive produced several hundred film and television projects, many of which won major awards.

Rachel has also delivered many keynotes on technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence and is particularly interested in the impacts of culture upon technology and vice-versa.

In 2012 the Australia Interactive Media Industry Association awarded Rachel its “Outstanding contribution to Industry Award.”

The ISACA Melbourne Board would like to thank EY, Melbourne for sponsoring this event