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HIC 2024
HIC 2024

Executives in Digital Health Leadership Program

Executives in Digital Health Leadership Program
HIC 2024 has a dedicated program designed to bring together and inspire Australia’s health and care leaders and executives.

Executives in Digital Health starts with a pre-conference day on Sunday August 4 and continues throughout HIC (August 5-7).

Who should attend?

CIOs, CMIOs, CNIOs, health executives, senior academics, and emerging digital health executives are invited to join this highly targeted stream.

The Leadership stream includes dedicated sessions for CEOs, CXIOs (clinical and non-clinical) and senior directors who are ready to transition to an executive role. This specially curated series seeks to provide a unique learning and education opportunity for leaders. It has been designed for informative learning, peer networking, and building connections for executive and senior leaders.

Reasons to be part of the program

HIC partners
  • Network with digital health leaders from across Australasia. Build valuable connections and forge partnerships that will propel your organisation forward.
  • Collaborate with peers in interactive sessions to tackle real-world problems and workshop innovative solutions and realistic simulations. Your expertise and insights are crucial in shaping the future of healthcare.
  • Hear real case studies on pertinent issues like secondary use of EMR data and strategic board proposals.
  • Be inspired by innovative digital health thought leaders who will ignite your drive and imagination.
  • Hear about innovative companies bringing new solutions to the market. Discover cutting-edge technologies and ground-breaking ideas that will shape the future of healthcare delivery.

Join us for four days of interactive inspiration, collaboration, and actionable insights from the brightest minds in healthcare transformation.

See Eligibility Criteria and register to secure your place.

Program highlights

SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise

SANS presenters
Michael (Mike) Barcomb Director of Executive Tactical and Cybersecurity Exercises and Christopher (Chris) Wilkes Senior Leader of Tactical and Executive Cybersecurity Exercises

The Executive Cyber Exercise will put you inside a simulated cyber event to help your organisation understand what it takes to respond to a cyber incident from a strategic perspective.

The simulated exercise will emphasise the importance of a well-practiced cyber crisis plan and the leadership skills required to deal with today’s threats.

Our facilitators will use real-world experience and industry best practices to expose areas for improvement in their crisis response plans within a safe environment.

Attending this session will give you the ability to better asses organisational readiness for a business response to a cyber crisis. You will learn to apply industry best practices in cybersecurity, organisational structure, and crisis communications.

You will be able to understand and plan for emerging trends in cybercrime.

Site Visit

Herston Biofabrication Institute and the Stryker R&D Center
Dr Michael Wagels
Dr Mark Luhovy

Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI)Experience ground-breaking innovation first-hand with a site visit to the Herston Biofabrication Institute and Stryker Research and Development Lab. Located within Brisbane’s esteemed Herston Health Precinct, Stryker R&D Lab, in collaboration with leading academic and healthcare institutions, pioneers advancements in medical technology. Stryker aims to revolutionise healthcare delivery via a collaborative living lab model, pursuing clinician co-development of early-stage concepts across digital health, robotics, and advanced manufacturing,.

Meanwhile, Herston Biofabrication Institute leads the charge in 3D printing of medical devices and human tissue, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for transformative healthcare solutions.

Digital health leaders will glean invaluable insights into cutting-edge research, collaboration models, and the future of healthcare innovation during this exclusive site visit.


Leading in Complexity

Led by Suzanne Waldron, Behaviouralist

Suzanne Waldron is a behavioural facilitator with a diverse background in ethical and moral leadership. She facilitates conversations that enable a deeper level of understanding and decision-making for business, community and culture.

Suzanne is an active ambassador for R U OK? and Nakuru Hope. Also, a Creative Director for Museum of Freedom and Tolerance, and former curator for TEDx. Her ongoing giving circle for women in the slums of Africa is called 5 Women.

A twice published author, Suzanne has also been nominated for Western Australian of the Year and 40 under 40, for her community work.


About the workshop:
This learning lab workshop explores opportunities for decision makers, policy writers, technical experts and clinical leads, as well as other members of the sector, to engage in an experience that furthers their leadership skills. The session content is directly themed to discuss, ideate, and work through the intersections of leadership, collaboration and problem solving.

Today’s issues in health and digitisation are complex and cannot be solved with singular thinking. This session will support the attendees to interlink context-based problem solving, so they can interrupt their own familiar ways of working, with new interesting problem-solving strategies through leadership.

It is a highly practical experience with a common problem/question to be solved. The session will enable participants to use a specific and relatable issue to work on relating to their field.

Throughout the session we will follow a social impact process that leads the participants from divergent (open frame) thinking, to convergent (narrower thinking) to end with three experiments they can use at work the very next day in relation to the issue. The process itself will be available to replicate at work when faced with multi-layered issues that aren’t simple. Not only will the participants work on an active problem such as collaboration they will take away a process to work on such problems in the future.


Leading digitally enabled transformation

Join Sandip Kumar as he shares insights from Gold Coast Health Service’s digital transformation journey, covering leadership strategies, technology infrastructure, team development, partnerships, data analytics, process optimization, cybersecurity, and agile project management. Discuss actionable strategies for gaining support from executives, boards, and stakeholders to drive successful digital health initiatives within your organisation. This session equips attendees with essential knowledge and tools to navigate challenges and achieve transformative outcomes in today’s dynamic healthcare landscape.

Sandip Kumar
Sandip Kumar
Executive Director, Strategy, Transformation, Major Capital and Chief Digital Officer, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Interactive Group Sessions

Round Table Discussions

Engage in intimate, closed-door interactive focus groups, comprising 8-10 delegates each, as they delve into compelling topics led by an industry thought leader.

Through dynamic roundtable dialogue, participants explore pressing issues, exchange insights, and foster collaboration in an exclusive setting conducive to deep discussion and meaningful connections.

Participating delegates will benefit from the opportunity to share perspectives, gain new insights, and build valuable connections with industry peers, enriching their understanding and shaping their approach to current and future challenges in their field.


This program runs simultaneously with HIC and participants need to purchase a full conference registration plus a registration for the leadership stream. $525 for AIDH Members or $595 for non-Members.

When and Where

When: Sunday 4 August with leadership stream continuing through HIC 5-7 August
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Don’t forget to book your hotel.

We’ve secured preferential pricing for you at a selection of nearby hotels. You can book directly with the hotels and get a discount on the best available rates.




Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently the highest ranking IS/IT/Informatics/Innovation/Analytics/Digital Health Executive in their organization, OR
  • Regional, market area, or facility level IS/IT/Innovation/Analytics/Digital Health Executive. This person will normally be responsible for overall service delivery and budget accountability, OR
  • Contract CIOs currently engaged in a healthcare CIO role for a provider organization, OR
  • Is currently a C-level executive (CEO, COO, CFO, CXIO etc.) of healthcare organisations who has digital health in their portfolio and demonstrates interest in Digital Health, OR
  • Has previously been employed in a qualifying executive role (as outlined above) for 3 or more years, OR
  • Senior academic

Emerging Executive
Reports directly to an Executive, in one of the above job responsibilities.