15 February 2019, Hilton Auckland

Keynotes, panel discussions, latest research and technologies, networking …

Over the past year, cybersecurity has taken centre stage across the globe. As cyber attacks have become more prominent and their complexity have become more and more difficult to protect against, there has never been a more important time for cybersecurity experts to share their knowledge and experience with NZ businesses.

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12:30 Arrival, Registration, and Networking (with light lunch provided)
13:30 Welcome Remarks and Introduction
13:50 Building safer workplace communities together with the use of AI by Cowan Pettigrew, KPMG CIO
14:20 Panel Discussion: The true value of AI / Machine Learning in cybersecurity
14:50 AI-era in cybersecurity: A step towards a safer world or the brink of chaos? by Juraj Malcho, ESET CTO
15:20 Break
15:30 Attack of the Drones: Cybersecurity Lessons from the Gatwick Airport DoS Event by Chris Hails, Deloitte NZ Manager - Cyber Security, Privacy and Resilience
16:00 Panel Discussion: Cloudy with a chance of security breaches
16:30 Winning a defence strategy by Ian Jones, All Blacks
17:00 Prize Draw
17:05 Closing Remarks
17:10 Networking
18:30 Dinner Cruise around the Auckland Harbour

Cowan Pettigrew

Juraj Malcho

Chris Hails

Ian Jones

Josh Comrie

Philip Whitmore

Simon Howe

Sam Ghebranious

Carl Herberger

Arron Tudor


Hilton Auckland is located at the Princes Wharf, a short walk from the city’s business district that features spectacular harbour and city views. CybersecCon 2019 will take up the whole event floor, located at level 1 of the hotel. 

Self parking at the hotel is not available. Valet parking is at $45 per day, on a first come, first served basis.  Click here for other parking options.


Ocean Eagle 
We will cap the event with a dinner cruise around the Auckland harbour on board the Ocean Eagle charter, 6:00-9:00pm.

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Dinner Cruise

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CybersecCon 2019

15 February 2019, Friday – Hilton Auckland