Secure The Future WorkSpace

Today’s work environment has been digitally transformed and disrupted.

How does this impact the design of the future workspace?

At this event, IDC will focus and explain the importance of endpoint security as you think about future proofing your workspace.

The work environment is no longer a physical place, but a state of mind. Work is where it needs to be – an airport lounge, on the road in a taxi, at home with the family or at the office. An agile organisation embraces this while acknowledging the new security landscape.

The new landscape requires changing strategies to ensure the security and integrity of information in a highly distributed environment. The old idea of a castle is gone. Our work, data and assets are inside and outside the castle walls. Organisations are exploiting the value of IoT. The old concept of an endpoint has shifted from the edge of the network to the ends of highly distributed networked environments.

This means that the data at the core of every business decision and transaction must be secure no matter where it is created, where it travels and where it is collated. The integrity of data will be achieved by far more advanced levels of monitoring and security analytics than currently used – and learning how to better secure the workplace will help enterprises to more rapidly address security concerns, fend off future cyber-attacks, and ensure stronger and more effective organisations.


Speaker Profiles


Wilson Chin
Head of Marketing, APAC, Splunk

Wilson Chin is the Head of Marketing, APAC for Splunk. Wilson is responsible for all marketing in the Asia Pacific region for Splunk, an operational intelligence software company, and has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles including field and product marketing, sales enablement and go-to-market strategy in the IT/telecommunications industry. Prior to Splunk, Wilson was at Verint Systems, a global software provider of “actionable intelligence solutions” for the cyber security, surveillance, and enterprise intelligence/customer engagement markets, where he was the VP of APAC Marketing.  He has also held a variety of management roles at JDSU, EMC, Ciena, and Nortel Networks. 

Adam Dodds
Research Director, Channel Strategies, Alliances and Brokerage

Adam Dodds is a research director for IT Services and Cloud at IDC New Zealand and Australia. In this role, Adam is responsible for driving IDC’s IT services agenda, covering topics that include migration to the 3rd Platform, cloud and cloud brokerage, mobility, managed/professional services, and return of working capital.

In his role, Adam advises the New Zealand and Australia IT services provider community regarding customer adoption, productisation, and go-to-market strategies; chairs the customer advisory panels on behalf of service providers and vendors; works with the end-user community regarding technology enablement, governance, and adoption; leads IDC research on cloud brokerage (software as a service [SaaS] and platform as a service [PaaS] — across distribution, aggregation, integration, and arbitrage); and presents on innovation and technology across service providers, distribution, and vendors, covering small and medium-sized business and enterprise subjects. Adam also actively collaborates with the Asia/Pacific and global research teams to drive tighter research collaboration and integration.


Ullrich Loeffler
Managing Director 
IDC Australia & New Zealand

Ullrich is responsible for managing IDC’s operations across Australia & New Zealand. This includes developing and shaping the market engagements and research agendas in close collaboration with the ICT ecosystem including carriers, manufacturers, vendors, channels, and IT buyers. In addition, he is responsible for the development of consulting engagements, strategic analysis, product development and business planning advisory services to IDC clients across the full range of ICT platforms.  


Simon Piff
Vice President,
Security Practice, IDC Asia/Pacific

Simon Piff has more than 21 years of Asia Pacific regional experience in the IT industry, serving in various sales and marketing management roles for hardware, software, services and online businesses.

He now runs the IT security research agenda for IDC Asia Pacific, focusing on the needs of the Chief Security Officer in an environment that has to encompass cloud computing, the Internet of Things and a continued and persistent attack from cyber criminals. Much has changed in this area since 1994 when he installed his first firewall, and the collision of Big Data with security, the move to a defence in depth strategy, and the issues of insufficient numbers of sufficiently trained staff make this a challenging area for businesses today.

His background and experiences provide him with a unique understanding of the issues and challenges facing both end users and vendors with regards to their IT aspirations within the Asia Pacific markets.


Nathan Taylor
VP of APAC, Document Imaging Division, Nuance

Nathan Taylor is the VP of APAC for Nuance’s Document Imaging Division. In this role, Nathan leads Nuance’s APAC operation in the implementation of Print Management, Document Capture, OCR, PDF Productivity Solutions and Document Security technologies.

Nathan has a background in Electrical Engineering and working with organisation to optimise business processes through the introduction of new systems and technology.


Hugh Ujhazy
Associate Vice President, IoT Practice Lead,

Hugh Ujhazy leads the internet of things (IoT) practice team for IDC Asia/Pacific, in conjunction with regional analysts who cover specializations across the IoT ecosystem. As organizations move to the 3rd Platform, embracing opportunities arising from cloud, mobility, data analytics and social intelligence, Hugh and the IoT team help them recognize strategic challenges and adopt solutions that minimize the impact of those challenges.

IDC’s consultative approach to IoT is illustrated in engagements across public and private sectors and with the emerging landscape of startups that are focused on IoT. Hugh’s extensive experience in vendor environments spans infrastructure, data analytics and networking technologies.

Hugh drives IDC’s IoT research and thought leadership related to emerging and established use cases covering banking, manufacturing, smart cities, and healthcare. His research insights assist both technology vendors and technology buyers traverse IoT ecosystems, considering technologies, business transformations, and go-to-market models. These solutions help buyers assess the financial and operational impact IoT will have on their organizations.


Edmund Wingate
VP & GM, JetAdvantage Solutions, HP

Mr. Wingate is the General Manager responsible for the JetAdvantage Document Solutions business of HP. This is a rapidly growing global business focusing on software that supports the management and security of printer fleets, end-user mobile enablement and document workflow. The role involves driving the overall document software offering including P&L management, business strategy, operations, tool development, marketing, sales and service.

Mr. Wingate joined HP in 2014 from Xerox, where he held key leadership positions across several corporate, business unit, and regional organizations. Within Xerox’s Global Document Outsourcing business, Mr. Wingate was responsible for leading services portfolio development, global services delivery, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy. Also while at Xerox, Mr. Wingate was the General Manager for Document Outsourcing in Xerox Nederland. In that function, he led the in-country sales and operations teams to deliver consistent double digit growth in a tight competitive market. Included in his ten-year career at Xerox, Mr. Wingate had leadership roles in Xerox’s Small-Medium Business (SMB) Business group and Corporate Strategy.


Matthew Winlaw
Director, Commercial Print Solutions, HP Inc.

A highly accomplished and driven senior executive with over 15 years’ experience and deep industry specialisation within ICT and sales, Matt has exceptional track record in director and general management roles, with significant improvements achieved in organisational culture, employee engagement, operating profit and revenue growth. Matt is now Director of the Commercial Print Solutions Group of HP Inc.


Carl Woerndle
Executive Director, Solutions & Integrations, Elevate Security

Carl is an experienced CEO, manager, director, consultant and key note speaker with a broad range of experience across the IT sector.  In more recent times, Carl has been actively engaged in speaking on cyber security issues to industry forums, board rooms and Australian media & developed the go-to-market strategy for Deloitte Cyber Risk for Incident Response services

His roles with Pty Ltd and Deloitte have been focussed on providing corporate clients with quality guidance in their information security journey, combining his practical knowledge of cyber breaches with business acumen.  Carl has also developed a number of successful businesses from start up in the Australian IT Industry.

Carl has experience across IT, risk, strategy, sales/marketing & management, and has worked with all levels of organisations across more than 2 decades of business ownership, management and consulting.