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The Diary of a CTO

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Welcome to "The Diary of a CTO!"  🥳

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: The Oxford Scholar - 427 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000

Drinks and Canapes provided 

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Whether you are interested in becoming a leader, an experienced professional, or someone seeking a career change, this event will provide you with the inspiration, knowledge, and tools you need to move forward with confidence.

Welcome to the first Sisterhood Club event of 2024! Prepare to be inspired, empowered, and motivated to pursue your technology dreams.

On Wednesday, April 24th, we will have the privilege of learning from three exceptional CTOs (Chief Technology Officers): Eglantine Etiemble, Cathryn Arnold, and Amelia Forbes. 

They will share their insights, experiences, and valuable lessons they have learned along the way. Through their stories, you will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to thrive in the tech industry, how to overcome obstacles, and how to chart your own path to success. Each of them brings a unique perspective to the table, having navigated the challenges and triumphs of leadership roles in tech.

We look forward to welcoming you to 'The Diary of a CTO'!"

Plus - we have a special announcement that we will be making on the night 😲


Order of Events:

5:30 pm: Doors Open 🚪

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Networking, Drinks and Canapes 🍷

6:30 pm - Special Announcement 😁

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Panel Speakers 🗣

7:30 pm-7:45 pm: Q and A ❓

7:45 pm onwards: Networking and Drinks 🍷


The Line-Up:

Eglantine Etiemble

Eglantine Etiemble - LinkedIn

Eglantine is a skilled global executive and the current CTO of Pexa, She has led teams and delivered complex projects in consulting and manufacturing across 20 countries in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific.

She is a catalyst for innovation and transformation, with a proven track record in implementing new operating models, Agile methodologies, and driving technology transformation and mergers and acquisitions.

Eglantine co-designs business strategies with executive peers, leads with clarity and mobilizes teams even through change. She promotes diversity and provides informal coaching to her peers on technology’s role in business transformation.

In her spare time, Eglantine is building Boomerang Factory, a startup that helps employees develop new skills through experiential learning opportunities.

Cathryn Arnold

Cathryn Arnold- LinkedIn

Cathryn Arnold has been in the airline industry for almost three decades, where she grew from being in the airline call centre to CTO (Chief Technology Officer) to one of Australia's well-known airlines, Jetstar. Cathryn has a wealth of experience in multiple areas from Operational, Commercial, Customer, Digital and Technology. She has worked globally in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Her passion is in working for companies with a strong purpose, that have critical problems to be solved, and that require a unique balance of transformational change and customer connection with a people-driven focus. She fundamentally believes, that Technology, Digital and Data are major building blocks as well as change-makers driving all businesses forward.

"My belief is that Leadership is not only in what you do but how you show up."

Amelia Forbes

Amelia Forbes - LinkedIn

As the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Australia, Amelia has the privilege of leading a highly skilled and talented technical community comprised of specialists, engineers, data scientists, architects, and designers. Her primary focus lies in assisting clients in achieving organisational transformation and disrupting industries by strategically implementing hybrid cloud and AI solutions.

Her approach to deploying disruptive technologies involves a comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationship between business and technology objectives. She works closely with CIOs and senior IT leaders, consistently utilising these methodologies to foster innovation and drive business success. As a CTO, she also possesses over 15 years of expertise in various IT domains, including hybrid cloud, AI, multimedia, software development, design, usability, project and program management, and business process transformation and reengineering.

Beyond her role at IBM, you can find her engaged in activities such as tending to her garden, exploring snow-covered slopes, or satisfying my love for travel.


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Our Mission:

Sisterhood Club is at the forefront of the mission to secure a women's place in the future of work. 

Recognising the importance of diversity and gender equality in the workplace, the club empowers women to connect, collaborate and thrive in their lives and careers.

Our club's mission to educate and elevate women is reflected in its focus on providing access to knowledge and resources to help women succeed in their careers. Through our events and initiatives, the Sisterhood Club is building a network of empowered and ambitious women shaping the future of work in technology and creating a more diverse and inclusive industry.

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