Australian Information Industry Association


AIIA Queensland eHealth Luncheon

Date: Friday 19 Oct 2018

Where: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets Brisbane QLD 4000 Grand Ballroom

Contact Name:Emma Slater


Price Member:$125.00

Price Non Member:$175.00

Table Price Member:$1125.00

Table Price Non Member:$ 1575.00


The AIIA Queensland Council invite you to attend the October eHealth Luncheon with special guest speaker Mr Warren Prentice, CTO, eHealth Queensland.

Consuming $16.6bn of the current State Budget, Health is by far the largest use of government funds, rising annually to meet an ever increasing demand. At current growth rates health alone could consume the total state budget.

Higher expectations, better technologies and a growing ageing population which is living longer. How can we change the game, applying different technologies, business models, and patient treatment regimes? Is it sensible that every state is doing its own thing in the health space, or could a more focussed outcome be gained from a coordinated effort?

Expert’s 'crystal-ball' what the state of health COULD look like in 2025, and what changes in practices and government policy would be required.

Tickets to this event are expected to sell quickly.

Guest Speaker

Warren Prentice
CTO, eHealth Queensland

Warren Prentice commenced his career in the information technology profession in the early 1990s where he served in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) specialising in the large enterprise, distributed computing field.

He has an interesting mix of industry experience including military and government and has held prestigious senior roles in Fortune 100 ICT companies. In the RAAF, he was a key member of the technical team that transitioned the entire Australian Defence Force to the Information Era, constantly testing the capabilities and potential of ICT for defence enhanced communications purposes.

Following his term in Defence he was appointed as the IT Infrastructure Architect for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). There he was a key leader of transformational initiatives that included close engagement with technical personnel from Microsoft to deliver ICT driven taxation reform programs and major ICT infrastructure uplifts.

Through both his success at the Department of Defence and ATO, Warren was subsequently recruited by Microsoft where he held various technical and leadership roles with within the Public Sector and Commercial business segments.  His employment with Microsoft required him to be deeply involved in leading many digital transformation initiatives and technical adoption programs on behalf of the company and their customers in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

More recently, Warren has held senior program leadership appointments in Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence, Attorney Generals and ACT Government. Currently Warren is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for eHealth Queensland.

The CTO and his Technology Services Branch carries operational responsibility for state wide community, clinical and corporate ICT services provided by the department across an expansive geography of 1.8 million square kilometres and supporting a population of 4.69M people and additional visitors to the State.

Panel Members

David Kempson
Group Chief Digital Officer, Mater

David Kempson is a health care leader and strategist with extensive experience in digital business transformation.  David believes in driving improved clinical and financial outcomes by optimising processes and transforming clinician and consumer experiences with enabling technologies.  David has global experience planning and commanding military operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

He has led digital transformation initiatives for major academic medical centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Brisbane, Australia.  David has served as adjunct faculty for Arizona State University College of Biomedical Informatics and holds certifications as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute and as a Healthcare CIO from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Damien Green
Executive Director Digital Transformation and Chief Information Office, Gold Coast Hospital and Heath Service 

Damian Green joined the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service executive team in January 2013, after 16 years as a management consultant working with leaders of public sector organisations to transform service delivery through the implementation of ICT and workforce transformation programs. Clients have included Queensland Rail, United Energy, New Zealand Courts, Australian Taxation Office, NSW Health, WA Health, Australia Post and Queensland Health.

As the Executive Director, Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer, Damian leads Gold Coast Health's enterprise-wide strategy to transform service delivery through the innovative use of digital technologies and information services. Damian leads the organisation's investment in change management and clinician engagement to ensure Gold Coast Health's digital transformation agenda achieves measurable improvements in service performance, delivers increased value to the community we serve, and improves the capability and capacity of the organisation and its people to implement major process, technology and workforce reforms.

Damian is an Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine at Griffith University, an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management, and holds a Bachelor of Economic (Hons), Bachelor of Arts and postgraduate qualifications in organisational change management. He is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on public sector transformation.

Cathy Ford
A/g Chief Information Officer, Metro North Hospital and Health Service 

Cathy Ford has been acting in the position of Chief Information Officer of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service since December 2017.  Cathy’s emphasis during this time has been on preparing the foundations for the Digital Transformation of the health service through targeted planning and investment activities.

Cathy’s substantive role is the Chief Digital Officer of eHealth Queensland.  In this role Cathy was responsible for the development of both the Digital Health and Innovation strategies as well as the investment roadmap and associated oversight activities.

As a Management & ICT Professional Cathy’s focus is to work with organisations to transform their business by developing strategies to make better use of people, information, systems & technology.

With over 25 years in the industry she has worked with many executives and their teams on transformation activities that delivered sustained change.

Cathy graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours, holds a graduate diploma in IT and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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