VIT is pleased to offer a free series of online webinars for anyone who has a desire to learn more about the information systems and business best practices in industry that are driving advancement in software, hardware and efficiencies/innovation in organizations worldwide.

The webinars are presented by global leaders in their respective field of expertise representing many decades of professional experience. The shared learning you will gain from these webinars is invaluable in challenging your current thoughts and expanding your horizons of how to be a true global leader in the fields of business, management and Information Technology Systems (ITS).

To join any of the webinars, you must first register to gain access.

Available Webinar Recordings

Fundamentals of Cyber Security Management

Join us at the Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) on our webinar series and get to know more about Cyber security in the corporate world.

Our Speaker, Ashutosh Kapse, will discuss the “Fundamentals of Cyber Security Management” and reflect on how to best protect organisations from the increasing threat of Cyber criminals. This session will be most helpful to those executives and managers that are currently managing both technology and non-technology business units. As the session cover the fundamentals, it will also benefit new managers, those starting their careers in technology and even Graduates wanting to expand their knowledge horizons.

Presenter: Ashutosh Kapse, Head of Cybersecurity and technology risk at IOOF Holdings Ltd., Australia, one of the largest non-banking financial services organisations in Australia. 

Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud and Edge Computing

The computing world is rapidly being transformed – In this webinar you will meet an international expert in Cloud Computing, Professor Rajkumar Buyya, who explores the latest innovations in this field including innovative architecture for creating elastic Clouds, experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/IoT applications, deep learning/artificial intelligence, satellite image processing and much more.

Presenter: Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Emerging enablers of business improvement

In this webinar on emerging enablers of business improvement, we will provide insights into business process improvements and business process modelling. We will also consider business process management and business systems for effective and innovative management.


Presenter: Ryan Bessemer, CEO of Trustees Executors Ltd, Australia / New Zealand

Our team of experts

Ryan Bessemer

Chief Executive Officer, Trustees Executors

Ryan is the CEO of Trustees Executors Ltd, Australia/New Zealand and previously served as COO of Equity Trustees, Australia’s largest independent trustee company. Ryan has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, with a strong focus on general and technology management, investment operations, project management and people management. Ryan completed the Programme for Leadership Development (PLDA) at Harvard Business School, where he was selected to achieve lifetime Alumni status.

Ryan is highly regarded as a senior executive leader and expert in change and transformation strategies in Financial Services Corporations enabling them to modernise business processes and focus on client experience. He has a proven track record in growing successful businesses through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), technology and change programs.

Ashutosh Kapse

Head of the Cybersecurity team at IOOF Holdings Ltd

Ashutosh has an extensive professional career spanning over 25 years. Well known for his subject matter expertise, leadership skills and ability to achieve business results. He is currently heading the Cybersecurity Team at IOOF Holdings Ltd, based in the head office in Melbourne. His area of expertise is in the areas of cyber / information security, ICT governance, technology risk management, compliance and strategic IT planning.

His experience in leading teams is demonstrated through numerous Information Security and GRC advisory projects, in industry verticals such as Federal and State Government, financial services, healthcare, transport as well as SMB. Ashutosh has led various work programmes such as policy development, cloud risk assessments, ISM/PSPF compliance audits, APRA PPG234 reviews, cybersecurity assessment and advice, ISO 27001 / ISMS preparedness and security architecture reviews. Since 2011, he has served as a Board member and Chairman of the Risk & Compliance Committee of SCC Vic, one of the largest aged care providers in the State of Victoria. He has also been a board member of ISACA Melbourne Chapter since 2010 and is currently the Vice President.

Ajith Abraham

Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs)

Dr. Abraham’s research and development experience includes more than 27 years in the industry and academia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Ajith works in a multi-disciplinary environment involving machine (network) intelligence, cyber security, sensor networks, web intelligence, scheduling and data mining applied to various real-world problems. He has given more than 100+ conference plenary lectures/tutorials and has been invited to present seminars/lectures in over 100 universities around the globe.

Dr Rajkumar Buyya

Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 750 publications and seven textbooks including “Mastering Cloud Computing” published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=138, g-index=307, 104,000+ citations). Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Professor Buyya’s leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50 countries around the world.

Peter Sack

ICT Independent Consulting/Strategy and Planning/IT Service Professional, Australia

As Principal Consultant with VISTECH Consulting, Peter draws on his significant leadership experience in public and commercial sectors, in both customer and supplier organisations covering a broad range of ICT services. He is a highly experienced IT services professional and operations management executive with particular expertise in infrastructure services and the Higher Education and Government sectors.

He is a skilled strategic thinker committed to aligning technology and business and transforming IT service delivery in line with core business objectives and emerging industry trends.

Peter possesses the financial acumen and commercial flair needed to understand diverse stakeholders and identify potential opportunities and solutions.

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