Liesl has spent the last 25 years working in government, the private sector and multi-lateral organisations. Liesl served as the Australian Government’s senior security representative in the Australian High Commission, London where she was responsible for working with the UK heads of intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies and Five-Eyes partners to ensure coordinated bilateral and multi-lateral responses to complex foreign intelligence and national security matters.
For three years Liesl was a partner in Rann Strategy Group, she and the Hon. Mike Rann, former South Australian Premier, provided government relations advice and political insight to major Australian corporations with a focus on the UK, Italy and Australia. She has deep and abiding business and political networks in these countries.
Steve is the Managing Director of Intelligence Dynamics. For the past 15 years Steve has been the Managing Director of New Intelligence and has built the business from a single client-sole trader business to one servicing large government departments with 5 full time employees, over 30 certified trainers and four consultants. He has developed all of the New Intelligence programs and is responsible for the implementation of both the New Intelligence proprietary training methodology and the design and build of supporting software “SIPHTIT” which is used to support all training delivery for the company.
Steve delivers all levels of Human Skills training and is responsible for program development and trainer certification. He is also a certified assessor in the Mayer/Salovey/Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) and has completed the ‘Facial Actions Coding System’ training program at the University of Zurich.
He has spoken at over 50 conferences domestically and internationally on subjects including intelligence, behavioural analysis, threat assessment, investigations, decision making and critical thinking.
Steve has developed and delivered training to senior members of government agencies from Australia and 18 other countries including the United States and United Kingdom. He has consulted directly to the Australian Federal Police (various), Indonesian National Police (Bali bombing) and Commonwealth Departments, including Immigration and Citizenship, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Communication and Media Authority, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity and Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Steve is an accomplished trainer and is responsible for development of the New Intelligence “Train Like You Play” methodology.
John has forty years of operational experience in the US, Australian and Five-Eyes special mission and intelligence communities. A retired Band 3 member of the Senior Executive Service, his expertise within government and private sector organisations with expansive budgets and national and international responsibilities is extensive. He has broad proficiencies with inter-agency and multi-national information integration, financial management, strategic planning, and counter-insurgency/cyber operations. He is recognised as a skilled negotiator, consensus builder, and strategist in the context of operational synchronisation, information sharing and security management. In his previous leadership positions, he routinely briefed members of Parliament and Congress, including the Prime Minister and the President of the United States.
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President of The Cardillo Group, LLC (TCG)
TCG delivers strategic and operational expertise to create an enhanced awareness of our planet to enable improved decision-making. The TCG portfolio includes academic, non-profit, and national security-related industry clients.
Before forming TCG in May 2019, Robert was the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2014 – 2019. He transformed the Agency’s future value proposition through innovative partnerships with the growing commercial geospatial marketplace.
During more than 35 years of public service, Robert served in leadership positions with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. In 2019, he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Saint Louis University.
Dr. David Matsumoto
A world-renowned expert in the fields of emotion, nonverbal behavior, deception, and culture, David is the President and CEO of Humintell, a company he founded in 2009. He has produced over 400 academic works, and his books include well-known titles such as Culture and Psychology, the Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology (2e), the APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication (ed.), Cross-Cultural Research Methods in Psychology (ed.), and the APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication (ed.). He is the recipient of many awards and honors in the field of psychology and the former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
David’s research has been funded by a vast array of US Departments and Agencies and in 2009, Matsumoto was one of the first seven recipients of the prestigious Department of Defense Minerva Initiative Grants to examine the role of emotions in ideologically-based groups. He served as a regular instructor at the FBI National Academy, U.S. State Department, Behavioral Informatics & Technological Enterprise Studies, and as a Member of the FBI High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Research Committee.
David has been a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University (SFSU) since 1989 and is the Founder and Director of SFSU’s Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory.
Dr. Miles Jakeman
Miles is a specialist in business strategy, leadership, high performance team development, and risk management. As a company director and former CEO and technology business founder, he brings deep domain expertise in these areas and has successfully guided companies across global markets to deliver outstanding year-on-year results. After 30 years of industry experience with the last 20 years as a director, he has also built an excellent network in the government, enterprise, and healthcare sectors. Having worked in complex technical and high-risk environments for over 30 years. Miles is acutely aware that organisations with more agile, disruptive and innovative approaches outperform their peers.
The software & services company he founded, Citadel Group, was in the BRW Fastest 20 growing companies in Australia three years in a row (2008-2010) with an average annual growth rate of 247% and he was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Eastern Region, 2011). Having reviewed and/or acquired over 100 technology-driven companies, he is well versed in all stages of M&A, including developing strategic rationale, search programs, valuations, deal structures, due diligence, negotiations, the strengths of differing business models and organisational integrations.
Miles has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Asian Studies and a second PhD in Business Leadership. He also holds a Visiting Fellow position at the Australian National University where he has been invited to examine entrepreneurship’s applications to national security.
Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies in Australia and New Zealand
Melissa is the Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies (A/NZ) joining the company in 2018, bringing with her a strong background in security risk and compliance across physical, personnel and cyber security, and extensive knowledge in the IT market, products and services, including cloud computing. Melissa is the Dell Technologies Digital Cities lead for A/NZ, bringing smart technology solutions to solve Industry 4.0 problems, such as predictive healthcare, urban mobility, and safe city solutions. Melissa is the A/NZ Chief Security Officer and leads Dell A/NZ Progress Made Real – Dell’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion programs.
Melissa is the Executive Sponsor for the Mosaic Employee Resource Group (ERG), leading the acknowledgement and celebration of cultural diversity initiatives and programs, including Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan and Dell Solar Learning Labs. She leads Dell WITEM™, a program aimed at mentoring executive women in digital roles across the Australian Public Service, is a Dell representative for the Women in Engineering and IT Symposium, and the Dell Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) A/NZ Chapter Lead.
Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Melissa spent 24 years in the Australian Department of Defence, starting in the Royal Australian Navy, then moving into the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). As an ASD executive at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) she was the certifying authority for gateways, cloud computing, product evaluations and export control. She led the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) and provided security assurance programs for government.
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