The Team

The Fintech Cyber Security Program is an initiative of CSIRO’s Data61, Stone&Chalk, KMPG and the Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce.

The partners of this program are a good example of the diverse organisations coming together to contribute to a common objective.  Each brings a unique capability to the progam’s objectives and show how any organisation can participate in Australia’s cyber security industry development.



Data61 is Australia’s digital innovation powerhouse.

Data61 is CSIRO’s research and development unit which is helping Australia transition to a data-driven economy. It is doing this by partnering with start-ups, government, corporates, universities and institutions to apply scientific research with cutting edge engineering and technology to transform the way we work and live.

CSIRO’s Data61 provides expertise in a range of areas from machine learning, analytics, cybersecurity, confidential computing, artificial intelligence to network security, the Internet of Things and more. As Australia’s largest digital research powerhouse, Data61 is helping existing industries transform and catalysing new ones

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Stone & Chalk is Australia’s leading Fintech Innovation Hub.

Within just six months from launch S&C  hosts over 55 fintech startups representing over 230 full time residents and has over 22 large Australian and international corporate partners across all areas of financial services and technology. Stone & Chalk runs an investor and mentor program, provides corporate incubation programs as well as structured collaboration between ventures and corporates that provide a pathway to rapid commercialisation and scale.

In partnership with key Australian institutions, Stone & Chalk is expanding its focus to incorporate cybersecurity innovation given its intrinsic importance to financial services and fintech.

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KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across a wide range of industries, Government and not for profit sectors. In Australia, KPMG has a long tradition of professionalism and integrity, combined with our dynamic approach to advising clients in a digital-driven world.

Our deep expertise in Audit and Assurance, Tax and Advisory services has seen us work with renowned companies to help them solve complex challenges, steer change, disrupt sectors and grow. Collaboration and innovation are ingrained in our approach, with our people aiming to provide genuine, sustainable value for our clients.

Amid times of economic change, technology advancement and industry disruption, KPMG has the depth of expertise, global reach, clarity of insight and strength of purpose to work shoulder to shoulder with our clients – now and into the future.

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The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) is Australia’s pre-eminent international Chamber of Commerce and one of the country’s most prestigious and active national business organisations. The AICC’s national membership exceeds 1,000 leading Australian companies across a broad range of industry sectors of which we promote a network of trust and collaboration.

The Chamber will be championing the innovation movement in 2016, and will continue to set the innovation agenda, by promoting the key strengths that have made Israel the startup nation that Australia is striving to become. Our agenda for 2016 includes fintech, startups, the Internet of Things, cyber security and Big Data.

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