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The AWS Public Sector Summit is one of Australia’s largest public sector cloud gatherings and brings together developers, IT, and line of business leaders to address current best practices and trends in cloud computing as well as solutions that can be instantly applied. Sessions will feature public sector organisations sharing how the cloud enables more mission for the money, acquisition strategies in government, and optimising security while reducing costs.

You have an opportunity to attend a Keynote and 15 breakout sessions led by AWS engineers, AWS Customers and Solutions Architects.

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Mark Ryland is the technology leader for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) team. Mr. Ryland leads a team of Solutions Architects and Professional Services Engineers who provide AWS technical evangelism, architectural guidance, knowledge transfer, and cloud implementation services to government and education customers around the globe. In addition to building and managing a large technical team, Ryland is an expert in distributed systems, networking, cyber security, and identity and access management. He also serves as a key interface between the WWPS team and the engineering, security, and compliance teams at AWS, ensuring that public sector customer requirements are front-and-center in service team plans and roadmaps.

Ryland has more than 24 years of experience in the technology industry, beginning with Microsoft Federal Systems in the USA, where he began his technical career as a Senior Architectural Engineer in 1991. He continued at Microsoft for ten years, serving in a variety of software engineering and technical marketing roles in the Systems Group. In the late 1990s he started and ran the first standards organization at Microsoft, serving as Director of Standards Strategy until 2000. Subsequently, Ryland served as CTO of two start-up companies, as well as Vice-President and Director of the Washington DC office of a Seattle-based public policy group. He rejoined Microsoft in 2008 as National Standards Officer for the USA, later switching back to an engineering role as a principal program manager in Microsoft’s identity and access team, before joining AWS.


Craig is a key member of ATO’s people and capability executive leadership groups. With a leadership and communication style based on openness and understanding, and with extensive leadership experience in organisational and transformational change, Craig is driving Service Operations through an enterprise wide infrastructure transformation program, focussed on improving the staff and client experience and enabling a contemporary ATO workforce.

Service Operations is the central point of accountability for IT infrastructure provisioning and service delivery in the ATO and delivering agile and responsive services to meet the changing environment and expectations of the Government and the community.

During his time in this role, Craig has been responsible for transitioning a range of new external service providers into ATO, creating a mature multi-vendor environment which ensures the ATO has contemporary solutions, delivers process excellence, and ensures that the ATO has the right IT capability to deliver into the future.


Mike Bradford was appointed Chief Executive of Landgate in June 2009. He has led the transformation of the business, including founding a new commercial sales team and the development of a Location Information Strategy for Western Australia. Mike has international experience managing land information products and services, including topographic map production, satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems. He is experienced in strategic planning and the management of complex information technology projects. He has also been instrumental in several cross government initiatives. Mike was elected Chair of the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC) in 2015 for a two-year term. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying and a Masters in Management Studies (Project Management). He is also a director of Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) and Chair of the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC). This, combined with his leading role in the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) initiatives to implement a digital national conveyancing platform.


Dr Matthew Berryman is an IT Architect at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility. He helps his clients understand and migrate to the cloud with all the benefits and challenges it offers. As IT Architect at SMART he assists researchers with their cloud and high performance computing needs, and also chairs the University’s High Performance Computing Working Group. He is responsible for designing and implementing early versions of the CogniCity real-time urban planning platform used in and is extending that technology with other smart city and IoT capabilities. In his spare time, he is working on a web API for his mechanical computer.

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