AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

Sponsor advertisement

Navigating Cyber Security in Today’s Digital Landscape: Insights from AADA 2024

In an era where digital transformation is reshaping the automotive industry, cyber security has become a critical concern for dealerships worldwide. The 2024 AADA Convention & Expo is set to address this pressing issue in a panel presentation titled “Navigating Cyber Security in Today’s Digital Landscape,” presented by carsales. This session promises to offer invaluable insights from industry leaders on the latest cyber security trends impacting dealership operations.

Meet the Moderator and Panel Members

Ren Blanning, Head of Retail Growth – carsales
Moderating this panel is Ren Blanning, a seasoned expert with over two decades of experience in the automotive industry. Ren joined carsales.com Ltd in 2013 and has been instrumental in developing strategies that bridge the gap between consumer buyer behavior and traditional retailing operations. Her commitment to driving innovation and change has positioned her uniquely to guide this conversation towards actionable insights tailored to the automotive sector. Ren’s goal is to support and facilitate change, drive stronger returns in customer experience, and enhance commercial gains for her clients and the industry at large.

Ian Dejong, Principal Strategist and CIPT – Adobe
Ian Dejong brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the panel, having played key practitioner and advisory roles for tier 1 brands, publishers, and partners globally. His expertise lies in bridging the gaps between technical, operational readiness, and business value realisation. As a trust advocate, Ian focuses on helping the industry, organisations, and customers unlock the most value in a privacy-centric future, making him a pivotal voice in discussions on cyber security.

Alastair MacGibbon, Chief Strategy Officer – CyberCX
Alastair MacGibbon is recognised as Australia’s foremost cyber security leader. With a 15-year career as a Federal Agent in the Australian Federal Police, where he established Australia’s High Tech Crime Centre, Alastair has held senior cyber security and safety roles across both the private and public sectors. His extensive experience includes serving as Australia’s inaugural eSafety Commissioner, National Cyber Security Adviser, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security. Currently, he serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at CyberCX, where he continues to drive strategic cyber security initiatives.

Stuart Noom, Executive GM | Security – CAR Group
Stuart Noom has over two and a half decades of security experience across various global industries and organisations. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the security of CAR Group’s information assets globally. Stuart’s previous achievements include developing and leading the entire security capability (including SOC) for AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest superannuation fund, on a global scale. His deep expertise in security innovation and implementation makes him a crucial contributor to the panel.

Panel Synopsis

Moderated by Ren Blanning, this expert panel discussion brings together industry leaders to dissect cyber security trends impacting dealership operations. With over two decades of experience in the Automotive industry and a commitment to driving innovation and change, Ren Blanning is uniquely positioned to guide the conversation towards actionable insights tailored to the automotive sector.

Why Attend?

This session is a must-attend for automotive professionals looking to fortify their cyber security strategies. With insights from industry veterans like Ian Dejong, Alastair MacGibbon, and Stuart Noom, attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of cyber security in today’s digital landscape.

Join us at AADA 2024 to learn from the best in the industry and ensure your dealership is prepared to tackle the cyber security challenges of the future.