Fireside Chat on Cyber Security with Craig Davies (ex- Atlassian and CEO of ACSN) and Mohan Koo (DTEX Systems)

Date: Monday, 29 May 2017
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Location: Bradley Forum - 55 North Terrace, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus
Cost: Free

Cybersecurity is so hot right now. And not just red hot, we’re talking white hot. Arguably the fastest growing tech sector in the world, by the end of 2017 it’s expected to be worth more than US$120 billion. That’s a growth rate of approximately 35 times its original, since humble beginnings of just $3.5 billion in 2004.

Fuelling the growth is an unprecedented rise of cybercrime. Enabled by the limitless convenience and instantaneous nature of the internet, cyber-attacks now present fierce threats for businesses, governments and consumers worldwide, with cybercrime damages to cost the world US$6 trillion annually by 2021.

Hand-in-hand with such exponential growth is a surge of business opportunities in cybersecurity. Here to discuss the significance of the cybersecurity sector, and the opportunities that lie within, are Craig Davies, former director of security at Atlassians, and current CEO of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, and Mohan Koo, Co-Founder & CTO of Silicon Valley-based Dtex Systems and UniSA Business School alumnus. Both will be joining the Innovation & Collaboration Centre at an exclusive event on Monday 29 May 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for businesses, start-ups and students to hear from industry leaders in one of the most electric and fastest growing industries. Set your options alight and book your ticket today

More on the presenters

Craig Davies

Atlassian’s former director of security, Craig Davies, is the Chief Executive Officer at the new Cyber Security Growth Centre, which will drive the development of a globally competitive cyber security industry in Australia. Davies has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and in the cyber security industry, beginning in the banking sector at Westpac. In the late 90s he took on a role at Cochlear and worked his way up to become the chief security officer. In 2013 he joined tech firm Atlassian as its director of security and helped to guide the company through its massive public listing on the NASDAQ.

Mohan Koo

UniSA Alumnus and Dtex Systems Co-Founder and CTO, Mohan Koo, passion for enabling transparency and security in the enterprise, along with his commitment to driving customer success, has enabled Dtex to be recognized as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in 2016.

With over 20 years of Global experience, Mohan is widely recognized as a thought leader in the Cyber Security industry. With particular interest in the intersection between surveillance and privacy, Mohan led Dtex to become the first ever security vendor to implement ‘Privacy by Design’ in the development of the Dtex technology platform.

Mohan is a University of South Australia alumni who graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality). Mohan is continually studying the global enterprise security landscape, with a passion for driving ‘People-centric Security’ practices and positioning the end user as the ultimate key to enterprise security.

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Start Smart Series - Corporate Structure for Startups

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Location: Innovation & Collaboration Centre - Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building, UniSA City West Campus
Cost: Free

When starting a business, it is essential to find the structure that will best support your goals as well as protecting you and your assets. It is important to plan for the future when deciding on which business structure is right for you; what works for one business may not necessarily be right for yours.

Kain Lawyers Corporate Director, Gerry Cawson, will take you through the pros and cons of various business structures and how they may benefit or inhibit your start-up, as well as highlight some key areas in shareholder agreements that you need to be aware of from the get go.

Noelle Smit, Teamgage co-founder will be sharing her experience with corporate structure, their challenges and learnings to date, providing a startup perspective to this important step of setting up a successful enterprise.

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Share: South Australia's Collaborative Economy Challenge

Share has over $100,000 in prizes for ideas that respond to the question:

How can we create value or address a pressing social problem, by using our existing idle or wasted resources (e.g. assets, products/goods, information/data, expertise, space, etc)?

Share invites people to submit an idea for a business or social initiative that uses sharing economy principles. 

The best ideas will be selected as finalists and further developed before a pitch event is held to decide the winners.


Share will run over 8-months from March  - October 2017. The key milestones are:

Mar 2017

Submissions open

13 June 2017

Submissions close

July 2017

Finalists announced

July – Sep 2017

Idea incubation period

Oct 2017

Pitch event + winners announced

Who Can Take Part?

Anyone with an idea of how we can create additional value from existing South-Australian based resources is invited to take part in Share. We want to hear from people with ideas for sharing economy enterprises and organisations or individuals who own or control underused resources.

Share is an opportunity to receive financial and other support and recognition for a great idea. We want to help shape new ideas and turn them into viable initiatives. With over $100,000 Share is a great opportunity to progress your collaborative economy idea.

What is the Collaborative Economy?

The sharing or collaborative, economy is a system that unlocks the value of existing idle or wasted resources through marketplaces or networks.It matches people with a ‘need’ to people with a ‘have’ (a resource), generating additional social, economic or environmental value.

Share is encouraging ideas that use idle or underused resources in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Entries close Tuesday, 13 June 2017. For more information visit

Ready to submit your idea? Click here!

Past events


Photo Luke

Venture Catalyst Information Session

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Under the Radar Series - Vinomofo & Go Direct Mini Bus

Date: Friday, 24 February 2017

Start Smart Series - Are you investment ready?

Date: Friday, 17 February 2017

Startup Weekend Adelaide

Date: Friday 10 , Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017

Techstars founders Brad Feld & David Cohen live in Adelaide

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Venture Catalyst Awards Ceremony/ICC's 1st Birthday Celebration

Date: Thursday, 8 December 2016

Fireside chat with John Herlihy

Date: Friday, 18 November 2016

Legal Issues for Startups - The Top Tips

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Virtual Reality - Seeing the Possibilities 

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016

Innovation Box - Open State

Date: Monday, 24 October 2016

Business Planning for Startups

Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Venture Catalyst Information Evening 

Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Chinese Business Culture 

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016

Business & Market Strategies for China

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016


Date: Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016

Social Media is NOT Digital Marketing

Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Branding your Business for Growth

Date: Friday, 10 June 2016

Identifying Innovation in your Business

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016


Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016

Intellectual Property - What you actually need to know

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016