World Tour Keynote with Salesforce CFO, Mark Hawkins, and Andrew Constance MP, Transport for NSW

Join Salesforce Chief Financial Officer, Mark Hawkins and industry leaders to see the future of customer engagement. Mark will highlight how innovative companies are using the cloud, mobility, IoT and artificial intelligence to achieve new levels of success with connecting with their customers. Salesforce will showcase new products and technology like Salesforce Einstein that will dramatically change how employees across sales, service, marketing & IT perform their jobs and engage with customers. Seating in the Main Keynote is limited. Attendees will be seated first–come, first–served.

Speaker:

Mark Hawkins, CFO, Salesforce
Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, NSW
Eileen O'Mara, SVP Commercial Business Unit
Diana Terry, VP Solution Engineering
Dan Bognar, SVP Solution Engineering and Cloud Sales
Rowena Westphalen, Senior Director, Solution Engineering Specialists
Robert Wickham, RVP, Enterprise Sales

Pre-show:
Wendy Johnstone, VP Marketing, APAC
Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO, AIME

Time:

9:40 am – 11:10 am

Salesforce for Small Business Keynote: Salesforce for Growing Small & Medium Business

Small and growing businesses are nimble and can quickly adapt to the changing expectations of their customers. But businesses need a foundation for growth in a platform that scales beyond spreadsheets, manual processes, and disparate point solutions. Hear from customer trailblazers to see how Salesforce helps them solve the challenges they face today and prepare for the success they expect tomorrow. You'll be amazed how easy it is to grow when you build your business to connect around your customers!

Speakers:

Stephanie Barnett, Small Business Engineering Manager
Adrian Towsey, Regional Vice President Commercial Sales, Salesforce
Ginger Kidd, Director Small Business Marketing, Salesforce
Michael Macolino, CTO, Accodex
Carolyne Burns, Cofounder, Expr3ss

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

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The 2017 Salesforce World Tour Sydney Pitch Competition begins on February 13, 2017 at 8:00:00am AEST and ends on February 26, 2017 8:00:00pm AEST and applications can only be accepted during this window. Please refer to the Official Rules for entry criteria.

Speaker:

TBC

 

Financial Services Keynote: Get Smarter In The Age Of The Customer

In every industry, cracks in traditional businesses models are widening. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the financial services industry where FinTech disruptors and nonbanks are now competing with impressively differentiated customer experiences. Join us to hear how the world's #1 CRM provides banking, advisory, wealth management, lending and insurance companies with the technology advantage to stay ahead of the competition by supercharging employee productivity and exceeding client expectations. Including insights from Glenn Lees CEO of Connective on the necessity of digital transformation.

Speaker:

Rohit Mohana, GM Finanical Services, Salesforce
Andrew Foster, Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Tiffani Bova, Global, Customer Growth, and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce
Glenn Lees, CEO, Connective

Demo drivers:
Paul Starmans, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Rita Kontoudis, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Digital Rules – A Discussion with Sports Technology Group and Domain

Customer expectations are forcing media organizations to reinvent their business model — and the advertising and media sales market is more complex than ever before. This new paradigm demands that media companies have the ability to move fast and create new experiences for consumers, employees and partners. Join this thoughtful discussion with the CEO of Sports Technology Group, Commercial Director for Domain and GM News Xtend on how they are responding to digital transformation.

Speaker:

Rob Gashi, RVP Industries, Salesforce
Tony Blamey, Commercial Director, Domain
Glen McGoldrick, CEO, SportsTG
Emma Fawcett, General Manager, News Xtend

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Reimagining Retail in the Age of the Shopper

Digital disruption is driving shopper demand for personalisation. Stores are being reimagined as showrooms, distribution centers, experience centers and are increasingly only a touchpoint along a shoppers journey.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

8:30 am - 9:10 am

Delivering Outcomes for Public Sector Organisations

There has never been a more exciting time to work in Government! Whether your focus is on service delivery, regulatory managment or human services, Salesforce has the fast and flexible capability to meet the demands of modern missions. This session looks at real examples of public sector organisations delivering outcomes with Salesforce giving leaders, managers, and employees the secure tools they need to connect data, resources, citizens, and partners.

Speaker:

Damon Rees, Chief Information and Digital Officer, NSW Government
Steve Hodgkinson, CIO, Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Salesforce for Marketing Keynote: The Smartest CRM for 1–to–1 Customer Journeys

Marketing is the sum of all interactions with your brand. In a world where customer experience is king, relevant and contextual interactions are the keys to the kingdom. Join us to discover an evolution in marketing that puts the customer at the center of every experience with your brand -- from awareness and acquisition, to retention. Hear how the world's most innovative companies are getting smarter and more predictive about their customers, creating seamless 1-to-1 customer journeys.

Speakers:

Rob Begg, VP Product Marketing
Christy Poulos, Director Product Marketing
Kirsty MacCulloch, Head of Marketing, Australia Post

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Putting the Customer First Spells Growth for Australia's Leading Property Depreciation Company

Deppro Pty Ltd is Australia’s leading property depreciation company, specialising solely in the preparation of tax depreciation reports for residential, commercial, industrial and leisure investment properties. Hear how committed customer service and tracking has been a hallmark of the Deppro success formula.

Speaker:

Richard Cartmer, Business Development Specialist, Deppro Pty Ltd

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Ask and Answer with Sales Thought Leader Tony Hughes

Tony will answer your hardest questions on sales leadership and practices to give you practical tips to take your sales function to the next level. This will happen straight after his main Sales Breakout session "The rise of the ‘silent sales floor’ is killing results". Don't miss your chance to meet one of asia pacific's leading sales thought leaders.

Speaker:

Tony Hughes, CEO RVP Selling

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Salesforce for Service Keynote: Welcome to Conversational Service

Today's customers are more connected than ever before, and customer service is on the front lines of delivering on customer expectations. Whether you're optimizing your operations or transforming your business, your customers expect you to deliver proactive service on every new channel as it emerges. Join John Hernandez, COO of Service Cloud and special Salesforce customers to learn how you can deliver service for today's mobile-first world

Speaker:

John Hernandez, COO Service Cloud, Salesforce
Matthew Porta, Service Cloud Specialist, Salesforce
Dr Anja Meyer-Juergens, Director E-Business Management, dormakaba Group

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

The Future of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already worked its way into our personal lives whether its Siri's natural language processing, Amazon's reccomendation engine or Facebook's facial recognition. Join a panel of AI experts from Australian & Salesforce to explore how AI will further transform the enterprise, change tomorrow's society and how you can leverage AI to make better decisions and deliver better experiences.

Speakers:

Peter Coffee, VP Strategic Research, Salesforce
Stephen Merity, Senior Research Scientist, Salesforce
Alex North, Co-founder, Lexy
Natalie Nguyen, CEO, HyperAnna

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

#girlboss: Female Leaders Blazing a Trail for the Future of Australian Business

The tide on female leadership in this country is shifting. We are seeing more women leading from the front, founding their own companies and inspiring a whole new generation of female talent.

Join some of Australia's female leaders and founders as they share their unique experiences and what's top of mind in Australian business. This all-female panel discussion will cover a range of topics including customer experience in new world, businesses to watch, industry disruption, and key leadership qualities in our leaders of tomorrow.

Speakers:

Dr. Catherine Ball, author, founder, and ethics advocate
Bridget Loudon, CEO and Founder Expert360
Marisa Warren, CEO and Founder Elevacao
Karen Stokes, Former MD Twitter Australia
Moderator: Justine Cullen, Editor-in-Chief Elle Magazine Australia

Exec sponsor/introductions: Eileen O'Mara

Time:

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm

Building Next Generation Intelligent Apps with Salesforce

The cloud has ushered in a new era where instead of focusing on downloads and form completes, we must now obsess around building engaging experiences that drive engagement with millions of users resulting in billions of interactions across every device. Join the Salesforce for Developers keynote to learn how to build modern engaging applications that people love by building apps faster, smarter and together with your team.

Speaker:

Kevin Akermanis, Principal Solutions Engineer, Salesforce
Wojciech Nadachowski, COO Autism CRC

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Multitenancy Magic – How We Do the Things We Do So Well

Join us for a deep dive into the architecture of App Cloud. We'll explain how multitenancy actually works and how it affects you as a Salesforce customer. This talk discusses details of the technologies we use and the design principles we adhere in the process of delivering the features you use every day. We'll cover the performance and security implications around the platform to give you an understanding of how limits have evolved. By the end of the session, you'll have a better grasp of the architecture underpinning Force.com and understand how to get the most out of it.

Speaker:

Doug Merrett

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Commerce Cloud's Best in Class Merchandising and Promotion Capabilities

Come learn about the newest Salesforce Cloud! The Commerce Cloud. In the world of commerce today, buyers dictate the terms of engagement with retailers. To compete, retailers must effectively extend their value proposition and brand experience beyond the physical and virtual four walls to wherever and whenever their customers demand. Come join us to learn about how the Commerce Cloud is empowering leading brands to thrive in today's disruptive and complex operating environment. Learn how brands like APG, 2XU, Rainbow, Icebreaker and others are engaging with their customers and delivering rich and engaging experiences across all channels: web, mobile, social, and store.

Speakers:

James Johnson, Director Customer Success & Retail Practice, Salesforce
Alan Bunce, VP Product Marketing Commerce Cloud, Salesforce
Carina To, Head of Online, APG & Co

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

How Design Thinking and Technology work hand-in-hand to revolutionise the customer experience

In a 40-minute, dynamic “duel – style ” presentation, Justin Baird and Bronwyn van der Merwe will take the audience on an engaging journey exploring how human-centric design thinking, coupled with the newest technologies, can create liquid customer experiences and game-changing living services that can truly unlock business value.

Speakers:

Justin Baird, Managing Director of R&D, Technology & Innovation, Accenture
Bronwyn van der Merwe, Managing Director of Accenture's design agency 'Fjord'

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Australia’s Changing Startup Environment : Decoding the New Landscape with Salesforce Ventures

The Australian Venture Capital and startup landscape is rapidly transforming. Join Salesforce Ventures, local VCs & startups to explore trends shaping the local funding environment as well as how to scale your start-up into a global company.

Speaker:

Matt Garratt VP Salesforce Ventures
Michael Sharkey, CEO, Autopilot
Niki Scevak, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures
Casey Ellis, CEO, Bugcrowd
Shelley Laslett, Associate Partner, Australia Post Accelerator

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Advertising Keynote: Why Companies Won't Survive Without Data

It's no secret that customers today are dynamic. And in our world of connected devices, customers are practically handing companies the keys to unlock insights that could orchestrate the optimal path to conversion. Yet many companies are keeping these keys in their pockets and aren't truly connecting with their customers - a fundamental driver of growth and survival. So what is the key to survival? Data.

Learn how to create value with data and drive growth by delivering more valuable and more personal brand and commerce experiences in the moment. Hear from world renowned marketing pioneer and host of CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles", Bonin Bough, to see how to transform organisations from data sparse to data rich.

Speakers:

Bonin Bough, host of CNBC's "Cleveland Hustles"
Jo Gaines, Managing Director APAC, Krux

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

The Future of Connected Service - What's Your Strategy?

Join us to hear how customers have put a vision and an execution framework at the forefront of their service transformation initiative to reimagine the customer experience. Themes we'll discuss are:

  1. Why is creating a strong vision a critical success factor?
  2. How do you define a framework for your strategy?
  3. What are the key steps to ensure you future-proof to keep pace with growth and innovation?
  4. Finally, best practice sharing for successful execution to drive your desired outcomes.

 

Speakers:

Moderator:
Matthew Watson, Director Service Cloud Practice

Panelists:
David Marshall, Head of Business Development & Growth, Vocus Group
Matt Isaacs, GM Sales & Wagering, Tabcorp
Jessica Orski, Service Cloud Architect, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

The Many uses of Field Service in Australia

How do you service your customers across such a large geography like Australia? How do you get to hard to reach customers? It's all about understanding the gig economy and the role of field service.

In this panel session we will explore the challenges of meeting our customers on their terms, in the businesses, in their homes and providing the same high level of service they would expect on the phone, on email or online. We'll hear from 3 great customers and then have the opportunity to put your questions to our panel on how the gig economy is transforming Australia and how you can leverage this disruption to benefit your business through field service.

Speaker:

Graham Dix, Salesforce
John McVicker, Managing Director, Best Technology Services
JP Ross, Group Manager - Development, Origin Energy

Panelists:

Graham Dix, Salesforce
John McVicker, Managing Director, Best Technology Services
JP Ross, Group Manager - Development, Origin Energy

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Forward Thinking and a Digital Vision Creates a Leading City at City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is the forward-thinking council of a bold, inspirational and sustainable city. As the population of Melbourne grows, the demand for council services continues to increase, and the need for new ways for the council and the community to interact escalates. In order to achieve its vision of being a ‘leading organisation for a leading city’, the City of Melbourne understands the need to embrace digital platforms and become more interconnected with government and the community in order to meet its citizen’s expectations. The City of Melbourne selected Salesforce Service Cloud, Communities and Marketing Cloud to enable its digital vision, and have partnered with Deloitte to transform the way they deliver services and interact with the community. In this session, City of Melbourne and Deloitte will share their exciting journey with you.

Speaker:

Mary Lusito, Lead Partner, Victorian Customer Technology, Deloitte
Priscilla Short, Director, Victorian Customer Technology, Deloitte
Daniela Mazzone, Principal Lead: IT Capability & Partnerships| Technology Services, City of Melbourne

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Become Customer–Centric or Die: A Tale of Two Rivals

"We're not customer-first, we're about politics and siloes" - said no CEO ever. If so many leaders agree on the customer-centricity imperative, then why aren't we living in customer paradise? The answer is complex.

In this session, we'll tell you a story about two Australian organisations who were once neck and neck. At one point, one made a promise to be customer-centric - the other didn't. Some years later and one is flourishing and the other is fighting for survival.

What made the difference? How did it look after year 1? And when was it too late? Find out which company you're becoming, and what to do next.

Speakers:

Introduction by Martha Walchuck
Tom Champion, CX Strategy, Forrester

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

How AAP Closes Deals Faster with Salesforce CPQ

Are you using word processing software and spreadsheets to manage pricing and create quotes? If so, don’t miss this story of Australian Associated Press’ Transformation. Join Bluewolf Managing Director, Aniqa Tariq and AAP Group Sales Director, Amrita Sidhu to learn how AAP successfully implemented Salesforce CPQ. Through insight and discussion, you’ll discover if your company is a good candidate for Salesforce CPQ and what you should consider before and during implementation.

Speakers:

Amrita Sidhu, Group Sales Director, Australian Associated Press
Aniqa Tariq, Managing Director ANZ, Bluewolf

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

How to Evolve a Customer Community from Self-Service to an Engagement Hub

It takes a plan and some advocacy to transform a community from a simple self-service solution to an engagement hub where your customers and prospects go to learn, engage, and grow with your products. Join us to learn techniques for using a community as an onboarding, educational, and advocacy tool, and creating a single place for your customers to onboard, succeed, and grow.

Speakers:

Cesar Castro, Sr. Director of Adoption and Engagement, Salesforce
David Green, Product Marketing Manager, Salesforce
Natalie Savell, IT Systems Manager, AIME
Michael Macolino, Chief Technology Officer, Accodex

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Life at Salesforce

Curious what it’s like to work at the world’s fastest growing enterprise software company? Then join us for a look inside Life at Salesforce. Members of our team will share their experiences of building market leading technologies and partnering for success with some of the most respected brands in the world. You’ll have a chance to ask candid questions about our culture, receive honest answers and discover what an opportunity at Salesforce can do for your career.

Unable to attend? Let us know you’re interested! salesforce.com/joinourteam

Speaker:

Ana Recio, SVP Recruiting
Stefan Pfister, Director, CBU sales
Richard Knell, Mgr, BDR
Diana Terry, VP SE
Jeremy Smith, RVP MC sales

Moderator: Mike Hulse

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Personalise Mobile and Web Experiences Powered by CRM Data from Day One

Smaller organisations compete by looking bigger than they are, and digital engagement is a critical element to compete today. Join us to learn the benefits of using your CRM data to personalise every digital touch with your customers and connect every customer interaction to your business processes.

Speaker:

Michael Meisels, Heroku Lead, Salesforce

Time:

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Journey Builder Implementation: Start Building your Customer Journeys today!

Learn practical tips on turning your Journey Maps from theory to implementation. In this session we will cover the basics of Journey Builder and the key elements involved in setting up real time cross channel engagement.

Speaker:

Jeremy Roberts, Senior Manager Solutions Engineering, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

WORKdifferently: Translating user insights to opportunity areas

90% of executives agreed that customer experience and engagement are objectives of their corporation’s digital strategy. But how well do you know your customer? Developing solutions for changing customer needs requires new ways of working. Get hands-on experience identifying real user insights by building empathy maps and using a simple framework to translate insights into opportunity areas.

In this session you’ll experience real user research, learn a structure to translate insights into opportunities and work collaboratively with peers.

Speakers:

Lead facilitator: Nina Ziebarth-Pavlovich, Director Strategic Innvoation
Facilitators: Rob Cheyne, Mario Ruiz, Adam Darvell, Carlos Mora

Time:

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ohana Today and Tomorrow: Co-Creating Careers in Smart Connection

Peter Coffee brings a global update on the technology, the talent, and the transformations required to surf the wave of Salesforce ecosystem opportunity

7:15 Guests to arrive, clear security and registration, breakfast will be served
7:30 Welcome- User Group Leaders
7:35 Holly Firestone
7:45 Amy Regan Morehouse
7:55 Peter Coffee
8:25 Break to allow people to leave for Industry Sessions - User Group Leaders
8:30-9:00 Community Welcome (Megan and Kris)

For more information visit: http://events.salesforceusergroups.com/worldtourusergroupbreakfastmar?preview

Speaker:

Peter Coffee, VP Strategic Research, Salesforce
Holly Firestone
Amy Regan Morehouse
Megan Petersen
Kris Lande

Time:

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Use your Email Program to Drive Cross-Channel Marketing

As a marketer, you have built a high performing email program and you want to keep driving improvement. In this session, cutting edge marketers will share their stories and tactics for how you can improve the results of your email program by adding mobile, social and advertising. Raise your email performance, by leveraging mobile, social and advertising to grow your list, increase engagement and win-back unsubscribes, taking your email marketing to new heights.

Speaker:

Blake Miller, Director Product Marketing
Lucy Brindley, Mobile Specialist
Daniel Taylor, Digital Transformation Lead, Citi

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Connecting the Dots: Bringing Marketing, Service and Sales Together!

In today's world, every touch point your customer has with your company is part of their brand experience. From marketing to sales and even customer service, you can create customer journeys that will build loyalty and keep them coming back. In this session, we will see how LEAP Legal have blazed a trail leveraging the full suite of the Customer Success Platform to connect with their customers in whole new ways. You will also learn how Marketing Cloud connects to the rest of the Customer Success Platform, to leverage customer data to create 1-to-1 journeys across the entire customer lifecycle.

Speaker:

Richard Hugo-Hamman, Chairman, Leap Legal Software
Meghann York, Director Product Marketing

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Einstein: AI in the Salesforce Platform

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next great technology disruption transforming how we live and work. Salesforce Einstein is the first comprehensive AI platform for CRM, making the world's #1 CRM the world's smartest CRM. Join some of Salesforce's most innovative customers to see how they're getting smarter and more predictive about their customers with Einstein.

Speaker:

TBC - Coming soon

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Diversity Makes Your Business Stronger: Rethinking the Candidate Pool

A recent report by CEW & Male Champions of Change tears apart the old falsehood that businesses always hire ‘the best person for the job’. This session explores how you can expand your candidate pool by thinking differently about who is the best person for the jobs in your team/organisation and how you can go about creating a more diverse, productive and innovative business.

Speakers:

Melissa Russell, Transitions Director SoldierON
John Gow, GM People and Culture Vision Australia
Zoe Brissett, Advisory Member Disability Council of NSW, on Board of Directors for Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Maree Burgess, Author and Leadership Coach

Moderator: Ana Recio, SVP Global Recruiting, Salesforce

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Are We There Yet? Are Australian organisations as inclusive as we think?

Australia is falling behind the rest of the western world when it comes to LGBTQI rights. Now is the time for Australian organisations to lead the way when it comes to creating cultures of inclusivity and openess, where people don’t need to fit specific boxes. This session will explore what companies are doing this well and the actions you can take as a business looking to support its LGBTQI community and bring Australia into the ‘modern century’.

Speaker:

Dr Jessica Kean, Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies University of Sydney
Sharon Carroll, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor at Australia Post
Andrew Hoppe, CMO Pinnacle Foundation, Advisor Australian Digital Health Agency (Former GM Microsoft APAC, Director to the Board, NineMSN)

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Salesforce for Admins Keynote

Every day is an adventure when you're a Salesforce Administrator. You spend your days in the cloud and on the ground in a quest to become more efficient and more effective. You're passionate about productivity and using innovative technology to create positive and lasting impact for your customers, your company and the community. Join us and fellow Trailblazers as we discover new ways to use technology to go faster, get smarter and go further.

Speaker:

Megan Petersen, Senior Principal Success Manager, Salesforce
Kris Lande, VP Admin Marketing, Salesforce
Shawna Wolverton, SVP Product Management, Salesforce
Mark Tossell
Andy Bennett

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Salesforce for IT: Build Smart Experiences People Love

Technology is transforming how we work and live today. Cloud, Mobile and AI have revolutionized the way we connect with the world, and your customers and employees now expect a smart and connected experience. But many IT teams are challenged with a lack of developers to build new solutions and are held back by legacy systems and infrastructure. How will you stay ahead? Join us to hear how IT trailblazers are using visual development tools, open development frameworks and machine learning to empower users, admins and developers to work smarter together and transform how IT operates.

Speaker:

Jenny Nunez, Product Marketing Manager
Adam Sellers, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Neale Kant, CIO, Pepper Money
Glen McGoldrick, CEO, SportsTG

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Salesforce World Tour Sydney PitchComp

For the first time in Australia, the Salesforce World Tour will feature a start-up pitch competition, where you can watch three early-stage startups building on Salesforce App Cloud pitch their company to a rockstar panel of judges including legendary investor and entrepreneur Steve Baxter, as well as Pip Marlow, CEO of Strategic Innovation at Suncorp, and Annie Parker, CEO of Lighthouse Sydney. Salesforce World Tour Sydney Pitch Competition is hosted by Derek Laney, Director of Product Marketing APAC at Salesforce. During the competition, each startup will have to convince the judges why their company deserves up to $60K from Salesforce Ventures and feature as part of Salesforce’s Trailblazer campaign. It will be a keynote unlike any other – you won't want to miss it!
https://www.salesforce.com/au/pitchcomp

Judges:

Pip Marlow, Steve Baxter, Annie Parker

MC: Derek Laney

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Salesforce Futurist Peter Schwartz on Future of Technology

Join us to hear from Salesforce futurist Peter Schwartz on some key technology trends shaping the future of business. Systems of intelligence giving context to every business process, the dynamic future of work, and the move from personal to intimate computing.

Speaker:

Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

The Rise of the ‘Silent Sales Floor’ is Killing Results

Digital sales strategies and the ear-tickling allure of ‘social selling’ have resulted in many sales people neglecting the phone; while unknowingly passing the burden of pipeline creation to their sales and marketing counterparts. Join this session to learn how to empower sales teams to pick back up the phone leveraging proven combination strategies for personal seller-to-prospect engagement and scaling your business through cutting edge technology.

Speaker:

Brigid Archibald, Commercial Sales Director, Salesforce
Tony Hughes, CEO RVP Selling

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Salesforce for Sales Keynote: Transform Sales from Lead to Cash

In today’s competitive environment, sales teams must connect with customers in new ways and become Sales Trailblazers to achieve sales success and develop deeper customer relationships. Companies must empower every sales rep to sell smarter, sell faster and sell the way they want to drive maximum sales productivity. Join Greg Gsell, Senior Director Product Marketing for Sales Cloud, and Adam Beavis, Commercial Sales Manager at Amazon Web Services to learn how Salesforce for Sales helps companies drive revenue from prospect to advocate. Learn about the latest Salesforce technologies and best practices you can use to maintain your sales edge.

Speakers:

Greg Gsell, Senior Director Sales Cloud Product Marketing - Intro, Smarter and interview
Adam Beavis, Commercial Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services
Sonya Capuzzi, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce - Lightning
Roslyn McGinty, Senior Solution Engineer, Salesforce - Sell the way you want

Demo drivers:
Sergio Cutrera, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Rorie Villarama, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

How Sales Operations Can Take your Sales to the Next Frontier

Join experts Matt Kiel from CEB and Karthik Venkata from Aconex as they explore best practices for pipeline and sales operations management. Local experts will tell you how to avoid costly pipeline management mistakes and have your sales teams meeting every month using key levers and competencies in sales operations.

Speaker:

Danielle Dacunha-Howarth, Manager Sales Enablement, Salesforce
Matt Kiel Principal Executive Advisor CEB
Karthik Venkatasubramanian, Director Business Operations, Aconex

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Sales + Marketing: How to Hug it Out for the Sake of an Outstanding Customer Experience

We all know that when the customer experience is great, deals close faster and revenues soar. The research tells us it’s true. Our gut tells us it’s true. But putting ideas into action isn’t always so easy. With the proliferation of technology and devices, the customer has become smarter and more powerful. Now, customers decide when and how they want to interact with brands, which in turn, acts as a forcing function in the way companies market and sell to their customers.

Salesforce’s Global, Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Tiffani Bova, will address how companies of all sizes can create new business practices that leverage technology to strengthen customer relationships and accelerate sales and growth. Attendees will hear actionable takeaways on how to create a customer-centric business and long-lasting brand loyalty.

Speakers:

Tiffani Bova, Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce
Stephanie Wells, Senior Director, Sales Development, Salesforce
Cameron Holt, Chief Customer Officer, Mercer

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Become a Data Management Rockstar

Journey-led transformations deliver impact across many key business metrics; time saved, more revenue, and happier customers at a lower cost. Join this interactive discussion and explore how your campaigns can have an even more significant business impact by aligning your goals with the customer experience.

Register for this session now

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Marketing Made Easy with Automation

Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion with other customers to understand how simple concepts such as naming standards and validation rules can have a positive impact on data. We will also discuss best practices for using Salesforce functionality and tools that impact effective data management.

Register for this session now

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Lightning Experience Readiness Consultation

Want to learn how your business can make the move to Lightning Experience? Come join us and get a consultation with a Salesforce Lightning expert. These are small-group interactive discussions, facilitated by a Salesforce Lightning Expert. We'll help you assess your organisation's readiness for Lightning Experience and develop a plan to enable a great new user experience.

Register for this session now

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Steps in better Marketing and Sales Alignment

Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion to understand what is required to get the most benefits from Pardot. We'll discuss the importance of sales and marketing alignment, why it's important and how it would improve your marketing efforts in providing better quality leads to your sales team.

Register for this session now

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Implement Lightning Now!

Lightning is more than just a new user interface. Lightning is a completely new Salesforce experience that enables users to be more productive on the desktop and on the go. Join this hands-on session to learn how Cloud Services can help you plan and ensure a successful rollout. Our simple five-step implementation program designed by Lightning experts at Salesforce will evaluate your Salesforce org and your business through data-driven assessment and design-led planning. Discover how you can eliminate migration risk and deliver on a vision of the future for your company, today.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

Drive Metrics Using Reports & Dashboards

Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion with other customers to learn about the leading Key Performance Indicators that drive the reports and dashboards you rely on to make your most important business decisions. We will discuss best practices for identifying, creating, managing, and assigning metrics in your business.

Register for this session now

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

12:30 pm – 13:10 pm

Today's Connected Commerce Consumer

This session will be a highly interactive small group discussion where we will review how leading retailers are creating experiences that their customers desire to achieve their business goals. Some of the key topics we will cover include (but not limited to):

  • How the connected consumer is fundamentally changing retail
  • Driving more conversion through relevant experiences
  • The correlation between content and commerce integration and performance


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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

12:30 pm – 13:10 pm

Evolve Your Email Creative: Identify where you are on the design sophistication spectrum

In this workshop, we'll explore methods and tools to evolve your current email creative. Learn how to critique your designs from a marketer and user point of view, and determine where your program lies on the design sophistication spectrum.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Designing a Professional Email Template with Pardot

Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion to understand how simple and easy it is to create effective Pardot Email templates. We'll talk about a 6-step framework for creating a professional and effective email template. We'll also discuss best practices for using templates in list emails, nurture programs, and auto responders to get maximum deliverability and better click through rates and learn from each other.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

So You Have Acquired or Created a Mess - Now What?

​Enhancing Salesforce can be fun. New fields, workflows, validations, profiles, apex – you name it, sky is the limit. But – have you out-enhanced Salesforce to a point that it is now a “mess”? How do you untangle the complex web of enhancement, and where do you start? Join us to learn how to assess the current state of your org and what is needed to clean up your mess or get your implementation back on track.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Summit with Salesforce: Success Plans Reimagined

Success Plans provide guidance, support, and training to help you get the most out of Salesforce - think of these plans as a backpack that includes everything you need to blaze your trail. In this workshop we''ll share how you can optimise your Salesforce deployment, unleash innovation, and lay the groundwork for seamless transformation.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Prepare for Your Lightning Transition: Strategies for Success

Join us for an interactive discussion with your peers on how to successfully adopt and leverage Lightning for your organisation. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or have already started down the path, this is a great opportunity to hear and share best practices, tips for a successful launch and getting the most out of the Lightning experience.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Publish and Engage with Social Studio

Join us to learn how to take social publishing and team collaboration to the next level with Social Studio. A Social Studio guru will show the most effective ways to use Social Studio to publish and engage on your social networks across teams, brands, and geographies.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Five Tips to Get Ready for Lightning

Are you ready to sell faster and smarter with the new Salesforce Lightning UI? This session is a must for all large enterprise customers looking to migrate to Lightning. Experts will outline key steps you need to take to ensure migration readiness, as well as share best practices from recent customer implementations.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

7 Principles of Success for Salesforce.org Customers

Getting and staying on the path to success is challenging as organizations grow more complex and the needs of your business users evolve. Join us to discuss how other customers have become successful through identifying executive sponsors, planning for growth, and dedicating resources to Salesforce.

Some of the key topics covered will include:

  • Key questions to ask before beginning a Salesforce implementation
  • Ideas and strategies to promote a successful launch
  • How to define success metrics and establish governance
  • Creating a roadmap to success

**Registration is limited to Salesforce.org customers only.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

The Path to Lifecycle Marketing Success

This session will be an interactive group discussion where we will focus on how to move from capturing attention to ensuring lifetime retention of your subscribers across all digital marketing channels within the Marketing Cloud. Key topics that will be covered include: – Acquiring – Onboarding – Engaging – Retaining.

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Speaker:

TBC

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Maximise Productivity with Plug and Play Apps Designed by Salesforce

Test drive the new Premier apps developed, supported and maintained by Salesforce. Premier Apps help you automate key features, find the right answers, and reduce support cases so you get the most out of your investment. Each fully supported app draws on extensive platform and usability research, customer feedback, and our customer centric design, giving you the freedom to work how and when you want.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Going Further with Dashboards in Lightning

Are your dashboards in need of some extra flare? Stuck in a rut with a 3-column-wide dashboard? Tired of scrolling down your dashboard because your charts don’t match your component size? In this hands-on training, you will learn some of the benefits to working with dashboards in Lightning. Familiarity with Lightning is helpful, but not required.

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How Mobile Sales Enablement Helped ANZ Bank Achieve Operational Excellence

In an industry historically slow-to-move when it comes to adoption of new technology, ANZ Bank has been able to streamline their processes for capturing client information through the use of tablets and a custom Bigtincan app. This cutting-edge approach to optimizing their frontline workers’ processes has helped ANZ differentiate themselves in their market and increase customer satisfaction.

Speaker:

Cameron Hain, Digital Product Owner - Enterprise Mobility, ANZ Bank

Time:

8:20 am – 8:30 am

Working with Opportunities and Managing the Pipeline in Lightning

Get the most out of the Opportunity Workspace and KanBan View in Lightning Experience. Think of the Opportunity Workspace as command central for working on deals. Learn how to work through the sales path, to locate related list cards, and get information through the highlights panel. The KanBan is more than just a board; it is a tool to help your sales reps keep their deals on track and moving forward. Familiarity with Lightning Experience is helpful, but not required.

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Speaker:

Amit Malik, Salesforce Master Instructor & APAC Delivery Manager

Time:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Advanced AMPscript

Learn about the power of AMPscript scripting language in Marketing Cloud to personalise content within email, web and mobile communications. This fast-paced session focuses on how to leverage AMPscript to facilitate rapid campaign development and unleash Marketing Cloud's extensibility.

Speaker:

Eliot Harper, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Logic

Time:

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Getting Started with User Adoption

Get started with driving Salesforce adoption in your business as our experts lead you through the key pillars of adoption success including Stakeholder Engagement, Communications Planning, User Training and Success Metrics.

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Speaker:

Amit Malik, Salesforce Master Instructor & APAC Delivery Manager

Time:

12:40 pm – 13:40 pm

Put it All Together with Custom Report Types

A report type defines the set of records and fields available in a report. Join us to learn how you can create your own custom report types to define just the records and fields users might need, and empower them to build the reports they really want. You should be an experienced administrator with a good understanding of Salesforce objects and their relationships and experience creating reports to get the most out of this session.

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Speaker:

Amit Malik, Salesforce Master Instructor & APAC Delivery Manager

Time:

1:50 pm – 2:50 pm

The New CTA Journey

Salesforce Certified Technical Architects are the most experienced technical experts in the ecosystem, and in great demand! Discover how to navigate the path to become certified. Learn about the multi-step process to earn the credential, how you can build your skills through your daily activities as well as pointers on how to approach a scenario solution effectively and provide an explanation.

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Speaker:

Amit Malik, Salesforce Master Instructor & APAC Delivery Manager
Eric Hui - Director, Advisory Services | CTA
Karl Nguyen - Director, Advisory Services | CTA

Time:

3:00 pm – 4:00 am

Managing your customer's identity in Salesforce

Salesforce App Cloud provides an out-of-the-box identity solution using open standards, including SAML, OpenID Connect, OAuth, and SCIM. Now IT can manage apps, users, and data sharing with simplicity and transparency.

Speaker:

Emily Dowling, Associate Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Heroku Connect: Build Apps w/ Salesforce & Heroku

Heroku Connect makes it easy for you to build Heroku apps that share data with your Salesforce deployment. Using bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres, Heroku Connect unifies the data in your Postgres database with the contacts, accounts and other custom objects in the Salesforce database. Easily configured with a point and click UI, it’s simple to get the service up and running in minutes – no coding or complex configuration is required.

Speaker:

Ashlee McCusker, Head of APAC, Heroku Enterprise

Time:

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Introduction to Saleforce Einstein's Open Source Apache Project Prediction IO

In this talk we will introduce Apache project PredictionIO which is part of Salesforce Einstein's recommendation, classification and clustering algorithms.

Speaker:

Rajdeep Dua, Director Developer Relations, Salesforce

Time:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Durable Streaming And Enterprise Messaging

In our expanding world of hyper-connectivity and massive data volumes, you need to be able to quickly and consistently be able to track information in the App Cloud. Join us as we discuss events as a first-class Salesforce object, strategies for a high volume of data streams on the platform, and how we are building out messaging, starting with adding durability to the current Streaming API.

Speaker:

Doug Merrett, Manager Platform Specialists, Salesforce

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm

Streamline your Dev workflow with Heroku Pipelines

Find out how your development team can use Heroku pipelines and review apps to streamline their development workflows.

Speaker:

Troy Sellers, Enterprise Architect, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

Register External Webservices Lightning Fast

Calling all developers & advanced admins! Can you imagine a future where adding a web service into Salesforce will not require an Apex class? In this session, we will show developers how to compose a JSON schema description of their API service so that advanced admins can register and configure external web services without writing Apex code.

Speaker:

Kevin Akermanis, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Optimise your Google AdWords Spend with Advertising Studio

Learn how to leverage your 1st party data across Google Search, Gmail and YouTube and drive highly targeted creative with minimal budget wastage. Join us to learn and discuss some top, ROI driving data plays. Build up your Advertising Studio expertise and join the top ranking digital marketers using CRM to power ads.

Speaker:

Rachel Cassidy, Senior Advertising Consultant, Salesforce

Time:

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

How to Use Email to Drive Customer Engagement

Email is the cornerstone of digital marketing and drives great engagement across the entire customer lifecycle. Great email campaigns that are well planned out can walk customers through every step of the customer journey. See some great customer use cases and learn the first step or two to driving engagement using email.

Speaker:

Blake Miller, Director Product Marketing, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

The Need for (Development) Speed: Building Custom Apps in a Flash

Development of a new app can take a long time, particularly if developers need to rebuild from the ground up each time. Join us to learn how Lighting App Builder provides a huge library of reusable, well-defined components that significantly shorten the time necessary for building and deploying modern UX applications. You'll be building apps in no time.

Speaker:

Pierce Wittke, National Manager Systems Application Support, Careers Australia

Time:

2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

Introduction to Metamind Vision Service

Machine learning is changing the way we build services. In this talk you will learn how to use Salesforce Einstein's metamind Vision Service to classify images.

Speaker:

Manpreet Singh ghotra

Time:

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

App Cloud Spring 17' Release

Get to your apps quickly, save time, and build faster with top Spring '17 features like Lightning Readiness Check, Lightning List Inline Edit, and Record Type and Profile Assignment for Lightning Pages.

Speaker:

Stella Halena, UX Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Building production quality Lightning Components with Greased

Creating suites of Lightning Components is a complex process and needs strong QA and regression protection. Greased is an open source tool that addresses this and more. Join the creator of Greased, Steve Buikhuizen, to walk through some of the ways in which Greased can improve the Lightning development experience.

Speaker:

Steve Buikhuizen, Architect and Trainer, Cloudy Services

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Using Facebook for 24/7 Lead Generation Campaigns

Join us to learn how forward-thinking brands se channels like Facebook, Google, and Display to reimagine their marketing funnel to connect their digital advertising with the rest of their marketing, finding new customers and engaging with existing customers with personalized relevant offers to drive their lead acquisition strategy at scale.

Speaker:

Chris Jordan, Regional Advertising Director, Salesforce

Time:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Pardot Spring 17' Release

Get more out of Pardot with Spring '17 features.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm

Customer Journey: Top Tips to Get Started Today!

The concept of customer journey is no longer a stranger to marketers of today and most companies agree that customer experience is the basis with which they’ll compete. However, your ideal customer journey map does not just turn into reality - creating these journeys requires redefining marketing’s role and instilling the right customer focus, competencies and processes across the business.

Sounds scary? Don’t be. In this session, Industry expert and thought leader, Jamie Corker, will share his insights on how to master the essentials of customer journeys and turn your vision and strategy into customer journeys in just a few simple steps.

 

Speaker:

Jamie Corker, Senior Director, Solution Engineering

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm

Salesforce on Salesforce: How Tiny Factors Make Huge Differences for Your Email Marketing

Tune in and learn how the Salesforce email marketing team uses powerful features in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud toolbox to produce personalized and dynamic emails for post-event lead generation. This session will cover how to manage complex content data extensions, strategies to deploy dynamic content, and best practices for creating dynamic email templates.

Speaker:

Bradley Robinson, Director of Email Marketing, Salesforce

Time:

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Get the Most Out of Advertising Studio

New to Advertising Studio and want to get more out of your Salesforce investment? Join us to learn how Salesforce Premier Success Plans help you build your Advertising Studio expertise, so you can join the top ranking digital marketers using CRM to power ads.

Speaker:

Rachel Cassidy, Senior Advertising Consultant, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

Turn Marketing Data into Actionable Insights using Wave for B2B Marketers

Marketing has transformed from delivering one-way, outbound campaigns to an ongoing customer journey across a variety of channels — creating troves of data along the way. For B2B marketers, turning all of this data into actionable insights and measuring marketing effectiveness is a challenge. This session will show how using Pardot data, Wave for B2B Marketing can provide actionable insights into the peformance and ROI of your campaigns across every lifecycle of the customer.

Speaker:

Michael Roberts, Senior Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

Powerful, Intelligent, Connected: Pardot B2B Marketing Automation

With Pardot, B2B Marketing Automation by Salesforce, marketing and sales teams can maximize campaign efforts, boost productivity, and shorten sales cycles - yielding consequential benefits both marketing and sales teams.

Speaker:

Christine Crespo, Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Powerful, Intelligent, Connected: Pardot B2B Marketing Automation

With Pardot, B2B Marketing Automation by Salesforce, marketing and sales teams can maximize campaign efforts, boost productivity, and shorten sales cycles - yielding consequential benefits both marketing and sales teams.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

How to leverage Artificial Intelligence to improve customer engagement

How Salesforce is taking Artificial Intelligence beyond product recommendations by exploring how Einstein will help your customer engagement and marketing campaigns through predictive journeys. Leveraging the optimal timing, channel, content and audience for any marketing message.

Speaker:

Meghann York, Senior Product Director, Salesforce

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Marketing Cloud Spring 17' Release

Learn how you can easily create personalised, 1-to-1 customer journeys with Spring '17 features like Krux DMP and Marketing Cloud Einstein.

Speaker:

Christy Poulos, Product Marketing Director, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Time:

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Marketing Cloud Connector: The Powerful Tool Connecting Sales, Service and Marketing

Joining the dots between Sales, Service and Marketing is one of the biggest challenge businesses face today. Learn how the Customer Success platform leverages data to drive actions with the customer and gain insights to ensure that every interaction with the customer is highly contextual irrespective of department.

Speaker:

Martin Andrew, Senior Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Sales Cloud Spring 17' Release

See how you can sell smarter, faster, and the way you want with top Spring '17 Einstein features like Predictive Lead Scoring, Salesforce Engage in Lightning, and Quotes, Contracts, and Campaign Influence in Lightning.

Speaker:

Alena Abrosimova, Senior Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

8:20 am – 8:40 am
11:30 am – 11:50 am
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Shorten Sales Cycles and Drive Revenue with Salesforce CPQ

Learn how to supercharge your CRM with Salesforce CPQ so you can close deals faster. See how Salesforce CPQ automates your quoting and proposal process, helps you to maximize your revenue and eliminate errors, and gives you more visibility into your sales pipeline.

Speaker:

Will Spendlove, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Salesforce

Time:

8:40 am – 9:00 am
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

The Future of Sales Intelligence: Salesforce Inbox

Inbox is one of the first Salesforce products powered by Einstein technology with sales intelligence built into email. Join this theater session to learn how sales reps can use this breakthrough technology to identify new opportunities, close deals with fewer clicks, and sell smarter than ever before.

Speaker:

Greg Gsell, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Salesforce

Time:

9:00 am – 9:20 am
2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Become a Connected Nonprofit

Join other nonprofit organisations to network and hear from successful customers who are using Salesforce to gain a unified view of every interaction with clients, supporters, members, funders, volunteers and affiliates. Meet the Salesforce.org team and plan your day.

Speaker:

Andrew Hill, Head of Nonprofit Sales, Salesforce
Grace Lee, Nonprofit Account Executive, Salesforce
Lauren Buck, Business Manager, Cure Cancer Australia

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Introducing the App that Turns Data into Smarter Sales

Find out how Wave for Sales can help your entire sales team unlock the full power of Sales Cloud data. With best practice templates, KPIs, and pipeline trending it’s never been easier to build a winning sales team.

Speaker:

Diane Jaworski, Senior Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

How to Build a Sales Team that Makes Every Month

This session will go behind the scenes at Salesforce to show how the company has grown and developed its sales team. Hear best practices and learn how Salesforce fosters collaboration and productivity, measures team performance, and cultivates top sales talent.

Speaker:

Brigid Archibold, Director Commercial Sales, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

How Salesforce Runs Our Renewals Business

Join us to learn how the Salesforce global renewals team runs its business in Salesforce by leveraging the platform and products to collaborate across the business. You'll walk away with key best practices for renewals that you can apply to your subscription-based business.

Speaker:

Peter Durie, Senior Director Renewals, Salesforce

Time:

2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

What’s New in Lightning Experience?

Lightning Experience is the future of CRM, so join us to see what the future holds! We’ll walk through several new features and illustrate why it helps you sell faster, smarter, and the way you want.

Speaker:

Shawna Wolverton, SVP, Product Management, Salesforce

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Gain Faster Time to Value with Community Templates

A visually stunning community is essential for delivering a best-in-class user experience - but so is adaptability and rapid time to market. Join us to learn how Community Builder and Lightning Bolt Solutions are the fastest way to build communities.

Speaker:

Rorie Villarama, Lead Solution Engineer (8:20 am)
Hannah Trimby, Senior Solution Engineer (1:40 pm)

Time:

8:20 am – 8:40 am
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Optimise Service Performance with Service Wave

See how Service Wave can give you deeper insights into your customers, increase agent productivity, and improve the quality and timeliness of service center efficiency.

Speaker:

Danny Diaz, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

Deliver An Unmatched IT Service Experience on Service Cloud

Redefine employee service experiences and treat them like your best customers. This session explores how you can deliver an unmatched service experience by establishing a service desk within the Salesforce platform, that can be leveraged by IT or any other internal service provider. By running all service interactions in one place, you can connect everyone, everywhere to maximise service success.

Speaker:

Kevin England, GM APAC, Samanage

Time:

8:40 am – 9:00 am
2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Maximise Agent Productivity with Lightning Service Console

Unify your agent experience and put all of the information agents need right at their fingertips. Find everything from customer profiles, to case histories, to dashboards — all in one place.

Speaker:

Rorie Villarama, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce (9:00 am)
Giordana Rock, Lead Service Cloud Specialist, Salesforce (2:35 pm)

Time:

9:00 am – 9:20 am
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

Service Cloud Spring 17' Release

See how you can deliver faster, smarter, more personalized customer service with top Spring '17 features like Salesforce LiveMessage, Lightning Experience for Service (Beta), and Field Service Lightning iOS Mobile App.

Speaker:

Hannah Trimby, Senior Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Introducing Field Service Lightning

Field service management is not a new concept and we know it can be challenging. Legacy, on-premise, and disconnected systems are costly, limit employee productivity, and can impact customer satisfaction. Now you can deliver an End-to-End service solution on the Salesforce platform. Field Service Lightning extends customer service into the field to bring together agents, dispatchers, and technicians, streamline process, reduce costs, boost efficiency and productivity. It allows you to transition from reactive to proactive, predictive service, and improve customer experience.

Speaker:

Darshan Biddappa, Principal Solution Engineer, Salesforce (12:50 pm)
Giordana Rock, Lead Service Cloud Specialist, Salesforce (3:25 pm)

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Your Customers Are Social: Are You?

Just having a presence on social media is not enough. You need to show your customers that you are listening and taking action. On the flipside, you need to empower your service team to deliver a consistent experience on all the service channels they are managing, including social. Sometimes it's challenging to know where to start. Join us to learn how to deliver consistent, world class social customer service, and ensure your customer experience is a positive one - for both internal and external customers.

Speaker:

Danny Diaz, Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce (1:20 pm)
Roslyn McGinty, Senior Service Cloud Specialist, Salesforce (3:45 pm)

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Team Productivity Camp

Meet Quip: Get more done by working smarter, better and faster. See your team’s work come alive with the next generation of productivity. The Team Productivity Camp will be closed during the Keynote.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

All Day

Hear how Partners and Customers are blazing trails on the App Exchange

8.30am: Regulatory Changes Leads to Transformation and becoming a Market Leader for CPL
8.40am: A focus on utilising emerging technologies for advancement and top class results within the Finance (Broker) industry
8.50am: Dell’s Trailblazing Global Sales Planning Solution with Salesforce and Nintex
9.00am: 3 ways to make integrating Salesforce with your business a breeze.

Speakers:

Leesa Addison, General Manager – Technology, CPL
Beshara Sharbean - VP Sales Australia / New Zealand, Skedulo
Tom Caesar, Managing Director, Positive Group
Bree Suters, Client Sales Manager, NewVoiceMedia
Andrew Swanson, Sales Director, Nintex
Mick Evans, Managing Director APJ, Dell Boomi

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am

Hear amazing stories of Digital Transformation from some of Australia's most recognisable names in their field

12.30pm: Iconic Architectural Projects Delivered by Flexible & Scalable Technology
12.40pm: Meeting the Growing Appetite of Customers
12.50pm: Connected Dealerships
1.00pm: ANZ Wealth Advice – Managing Advice Risk with Salesforce

Speakers:

Joshua Ridley, CEO, Ridley & Co.
Simon Peterson, ANZ Managing Director, Financial Force
Levi Aaon, Country Managing Director ANZ - Deliveroo
Deeps De Silva, Head of Marketing APAC & Japan - Dropbox
Dushan Dharmasena, Business Systems Manager, Honda Australia
Amit Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SaaSfocus
Matt Peterson, Manager Enablement - Advice Delivery, ANZ Wealth
Chris Barbin, Chief Executive Officer, Appirio

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Power Your Digital Advertising with Salesforce

Activate customer data in Salesforce to power digital advertising and manage ad campaigns. Enhance new customer acquisition with lookalikes, re-engage inactive customers, and align advertising with every channel. Learn how to execute personalised ad-campaigns at scale.

Speaker:

Kevin Doyle, Director, Advertising Products

Time:

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm

Reaching New Heights With Data: The Role of Krux in Driving ROI

Come see how data can take your business to new heights from Krux customers themselves. Learn how they're actioning data and creating real business value. Whether you're a publisher, a marketer or an agency - this session cannot be missed.

Speakers:

Jo Gaines, Managing Director APAC, Krux
Claire Harrison, Commercial Director, Mamamia
Cameron King, Digital Commercial Director, News Corp Australia
Alistair Jones, Media & Connections Coordinator, Kellogg's

Time:

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

DMP Sources of Value: So you have a Data Management Platform, now what?

Completeness of people data is limitless. Learn how Krux delivers value for marketers through audience planning, media optimisation, dynamic creative and journey activation. Also see how the Krux DMP helps publishers grow the value of their audience and increase media efficiencies. With unrivalled reach across over 3.5 billion browers and devices each month, you'll see how you can put people data to work to drive business results and deepen customer connections.

Speaker:

Andrea Chin, Principal Success Manager, Krux
Xavier Zang, Chief Solutions Officer, Krux

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:55 pm

Financial Services Cloud for Admins – What You Need to Know

A beginner's mindset is often helpful when implementing new processes. In this session, you'll learn how one new admin implemented Financial Services Cloud. We'll provide you with an overview of the process they followed to achieve success.

Speaker:

Mark Tossell, Digital Business Analyst, Fusion Group

Time:

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Salesforce for Small Business – Learn How to Improve Growth and Profitability

This session will share the story of how one small business is using Salesforce to improve growth and profitability. We'll offer practical tips about how you and your users can use Salesforce for become more productive.

Speaker:

Maureen Shelley, COO, The Copy Collective

Time:

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Lightning Strikes – Embrace the Experience!

In this session, we'll talk about how to transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience. In a simplistic manner, we'll walk you through a new Lightning org and provide a 1-1 comparision with Salesforce Classic.

Speaker:

Gaurav Khaterpal, Salesforce MVP

Time:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Delivering Clarity & Scalability with Salesforce – What Admins Need to Know

This session will explain how Record Types can be used in Salesforce to deliver a better user experience, improve data integrity and drive different Sales Processes. Using the key Opportunities Standard Object it will also show you how to run a New Business and Renewals strategy in sync, using the Contracts Standard Object and Process Builder.

Speaker:

Mark Tough, Salesforce Developer, Copyright Agency

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm

Clicks or Code – Where Do You Draw the Line?

Determining whether to build a solution with clicks or code is a key decision for any admin or developer. This session will provide practical tips to help guide you, so you can make the right decision.

Speaker:

Jodi Miners, Director & Salesforce MVP, The Detail Department

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

Business Analysis for #AwesomeAdmins

Learn how to capture business requirements, automate processes, and accelerate user adoption with a live and interactive business analysis and process mapping workshop.

Speaker:

Ian Gotts

Time:

8:30 am – 9:10 am
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Re-Imagine, Re-Design & Re-Create – Transformation in the Public Service Sector

Session abstract coming soon

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

Data Driven Applications – A 360 Degree View of the Customer

Follow the journey of one company that is using Salesforce Analytics Cloud to achieve a 360 view of the customer.

Speaker:

John Cosgrove, Principal Director, Data and Intelligence, Accenture

Time:

2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

The Automation Station – Learn How to Use Flow and Process Builder Together

Learn how to master automation, both simple and complex, using Flow and Process Builder together. We'll demonstrate how these tools can be combined to successfully automate a wide-range of internal processes.

Speaker:

Matthew Schutz, Founder, Pracedo

Time:

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Migrating from Visualforce to Lightning – Tips for Developers & Admins

Session abstract coming soon

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Developer Console for Admins

"Developer Console" is not just for Developers, it’s a powerful tool for Admins too. This session will cover some of the awesome features of Developer Console that Admins can make use of in their day to day administrative activities.

Speaker:

Vamsi Krishna, Developer / Architect, SalesFix

Time:

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

User Experience & User Interface – Myths & Misconceptions

This session will focus on some common misconceptions about user interface and user experience. This will be explained through a series of real world examples, and will be most helpful for admins and developers from non-design backgrounds.

Speaker:

Vincent Tang, UI/UX Designer, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

Blazing the Trail to Women in Technology

In this session hear a first hand encounter, from a Salesforce enthusiast, about their Salesforce implementation and resulting journey with the platform. Hear about preparing business cases, improving user adoption, the resulting ROI and how the power of the Salesforce Ohana underpinned the rise to a successful Woman in Technology.

Speaker:

Rebecca Aichholzer, National Commercial Manager, QIC

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Making Social Customer Care Great Marketing

Your community and supporters are online, and it is fundamentally changing how and where constituents look for support, and how they engage with you today. For organizations of any size, listening to constituents online doesn't only present the opportunity to uncover and address complaints and issues, but the opportunity to learn, improve, and engage your audience in new ways to strengthen or build new relationships over time. Join us to learn how companies of various sizes not only provide exceptional service to their customers through social channels, but how they capitalize on these interactions as a marketing opportunity.

Speaker:

Rob Begg, Vice President, Product Marketing, Social Products, Salesforce

Time:

8:40 am – 9:00 am

Learn how you can easily create personalised, 1-to-1 customer journeys with Spring '17 features

Learn how you can easily create personalized, 1-to-1 customer journeys with Spring '17 features like Krux DMP and Marketing Cloud Einstein.

Speaker:

Christy Poulos, Product Marketing Director, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Time:

8:20 am – 8:40 am

The Future of Mobile is Location, Location, Location!

Omnichannel loyalty marketing is the powerful confluence of the physical and digital worlds that address the challenges faced by consumers and brands. And, when coupled with location-based technologies, accurate data and engagement methods can deliver amazing results for customer engagement.

So how do you leverage this to increase customer loyalty?

Join mobile expert, Lucy Brindley, where she will be discussing how businesses can leverage location marketing technology and use data to drive more engaging customer experiences and increase customer loyalty.

 

Speaker:

Lucy Brindley, Mobile Specialist, Salesforce

Time:

9:00 am – 9:20 am

The 5 Segments Every Advertiser Should be Leveraging for Huge ROI

Session abstract coming soon

Speaker:

Kevin Doyle, Marketing Cloud Director, Enterprise Sales

Time:

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Speak with SMB Experts in the Growth Lab

Sign up for a 15-minute consultation with a Salesforce Small Business Expert. The time will fly by so please come prepared with a specific business challenge to tackle together.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

All Day

Idea to App in 20 Minutes

See how quick and easy it is to turn a spreadsheet into an app with clicks and turn a disconnected process into a connected app.

Speaker:

Sophie Wilson, Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Win More Deals with Insights from a Complete Customer View

Free your sales team from antiquated processes and manage leads faster to find and close more business. Join us to learn how you can get a 360-degree view of customers, prospects, and deals, letting you connect to key decision makers faster to close more deals, from anywhere.

Speaker:

Paige Sain, Senior Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm

Optimise Service When You're Small to Keep Customers Happy

Customer service is key to offering the amazing customer experiences that turn a first-time buyer into a customer for life. Join us to hear five best practices that will help you optimise your support strategy today so it will scale with your business.

Speaker:

Samantha Kirshen, Solutions Engineer, Salesforce (12:30 pm)
Sophie Wilson, Solutions Engineer, Salesforce (3:25 pm)

Time:

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm

Get an Extra Hour in Your Day with Automated Processes

As your business grows, manual process will distract your team and slow everyone down. Find out how to use workflows to automate mundane tasks, speed up approvals, and boost productivity across your organisation.

Speakers:

Samantha Kirshen, Solutions Engineer, Salesforce (12:50 pm)
Jason Ghassan, Senior Solutions Engineer, Salesforce (2:35 pm)

Time:

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm

Small Businesses Win Big with Data Driven Decisions

Getting visibility into what's happening in your business is critical to making better decisions. Join us to learn how to build the right dashboards and reports to provide key members of your organization with realistic and effective visibility into what matters most to them.

Speaker:

Marco Bordieri, Lead Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm

Crawl, Walk, Run: Best Practices to Effectively Scale Your Small Business

Customers that get the most value out of Salesforce have a plan to implement, scale, and grow. Hear how customers have approached their own technological transformations phase by phase and the best practices that can help you consider the next phase for your business.

Speaker:

Jason Ghassan, Senior Solutions Engineer, Salesforce

Time:

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm

10 Apps in 20 Minutes

Hear about the must have AppExchange apps for every part of your small business. We will share 10 of the apps (paid and free!) that will help you extend Salesforce and connect everything you are doing in one place.

Speaker:

Priya Lal, Sales Manager, Salesforce

Time:

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Fuel Growth as a Marketing Team of One with Marketing Automation

Website, lead capture, emails, sales handover, promotions - the list of competing marketing priorities keeps growing! Join us to discover how Salesforce customers are fueling growth in their businesses through marketing automation - demonstrating a 50% increase in productivity, and a 34% increase in sales revenue.

Speaker:

Michael Roberts, Senior Solutions Engineer, Marketing Cloud

Time:

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Einstein Field Station

Salesforce is now the world’s smartest CRM. Check out Einstein in action, and get smarter and more predictive about your customers.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

All Day

Lightning Experience Theatre

See Salesforce Lightning in action. It’s a new experience, builder, and ecosystem that helps you go faster with Salesforce.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

All Day

Mobile Campfire

Get hands–on with Salesforce Mobile Apps and learn how you can run your business from anywhere.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

All Day

WORK differently: Translating user insights to opportunity areas

How well do you know your users? And is their experience directly informing the opportunities and projects you pursue? In this participatory session you’ll immerse in real user research and practice identifying human-centered insights. Working collaboratively you’ll use a simple, repeatable structure to translate key observations into opportunity areas for further exploration and ideation.

Speaker:

TBC

Time:

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
2:55 pm – 3:55 pm

Australia and the Age of Equality

Inequality, in all its forms – Gender, LGBTQ, Racial or otherwise – is an issue that every company must address for its own benefit and to create a better world. We believe businesses need to focus on closing the equality gap with the same energy put into creating new products and markets. Join Salesforce Chief Equality Officer Tony Prophet and special guests to discuss how Australian organisations can become a powerful force in creating change and a more equal world for all of us.

Speaker:

Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Time:

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

Pip Marlow
CEO of Strategic Innovation at Suncorp

Pip Marlow was appointed Chief Executive Officer Strategic Innovation in December 2016. She is responsible for Suncorp’s strategic role in market disruption, and identifying, establishing and cultivating new external marketplace partners to meet the needs of customers. Pip is a highly-recognised leader in her field. She brings a wealth of international experience and has a strong track record of delivery, most recently through her 6 year tenure as Managing Director of Microsoft Australia.

Pip has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. One of her first roles was at Samsung Information Systems, where she was responsible for building the company’s Semi-Conductor distribution business. Before joining Microsoft in 1995, she was part of the founding team at Agate Technology, which became one of Australia’s largest storage distributors.

Pip is a non-executive Director of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), sits on the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Board at UTS and is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), an organisation committed to supporting and growing women in executive positions. Pip enjoys working in a vibrant, collaborative environment, and is an advocate for flexible workplaces that empower people through trust and accountability.

Born, raised and educated in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Pip lives in Sydney with her Scottish husband and two daughters, Sophie and Lucy.

Annie Parker
CEO of Lighthouse Sydney

Annie is CEO of Lighthouse, a new startup precinct in the heart of Barangaroo. Lighthouse will provide an extraordinary starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to become a founder, with a bold mission to help make Sydney a world leading startup ecosystem.

Originally Annie came to Australia to co-found muru-D – Telstra’s startup accelerator, which now has programmes across Australia and SEA. Annie is Chairman of Code Club Australia, a charity helping to teach primary school kids code through after school clubs. This network of clubs is now stands at 1500 with over 50,000 kids having been educated for free.

Annie is also Chair of Mahuki, Te Papa’s Innovation hub in Wellington, NZ, helping to develop ideas into world-leading digital experiences for the cultural sector.

Tony Prophet
Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Tony Prophet is chief equality officer of Salesforce. He leads the company’s equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality to ensure that Salesforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. He is a member of the company’s executive committee, reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Prophet served as Microsoft's corporate vice president of Education Marketing, where he defined the Microsoft Education business model, channel and market strategy. He was co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering black marketers at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he led operations for HP’s Printing & Personal Systems business as a senior vice president. He also held executive positions at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Honeywell and was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prophet serves on the board of directors of Gannett and is chairman of the Transformation Committee.

Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving health care for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Steve Baxter
Legendary Investor & Entrepreneur

Tech start-up investor Steve Baxter is a proud Queenslander, born in the remote town of Cloncurry and raised in Emerald in the State’s central highlands. He left school at 15 and joined the Army, enlisting in its apprenticeship program. There, he became a technician working in the field of electronics, telecoms and guided weapon systems.

In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his first start-up, the pioneering internet service provider SE Net, from the spare room of his Adelaide home. Servicing more than 35,000 customers, SE Net was eventually acquired by Ozemail/UUNet under the stewardship of its founding Director and now Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

In 2001, Steve teamed with a schoolmate to launch his second start-up, PIPE Networks, a provider of wholesale telecoms infrastructure that was listed on the ASX in 2005. Eight years later they sold it to the TPG Group for $373 million. Steve spent a year working with Google in California in 2008, leading a project to deliver high-speed telecommunications systems across North America.

Since 2010 he has become a major early stage investor in startups leading to the founding of Brisbane tech startup co-working space River City Labs, foundered and underwrote the Startup Catalyst and River Pitch programs; he has been on the listed boards of Vocus Telecoms, Indoor Skydive Australia Group and OtherLevels as well as being on the board of Commercialisation Australia. He has been heavily involved in the early days or founding of numerous industry groups and forums such as the South Australian Internet Association, South Australian Internet Exchange, Australian Domain Name Authority, AuDA, INTIAA, IIA, AusBone and AusNOG. He has been a Shark on Channel 10's Shark Tank Australia for the past three seasons.

In 2006 Steve received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Northern Region. In 2016, Steve received the Pearcey Medal for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the Information and Communications Technology Industry. Steve is married and the proud father of 4 year-old daughter and is a keen private pilot and recreational fisherman.

Jack Manning Bancroft
CEO & Founder AIME

As a 19 year old university student Jack Manning Bancroft took 25 of his fellow students to a local high school in Sydney to mentor 25 Indigenous Australia kids. The intent was to give these kids, and the uni students a chance to build a better future for the nation. On that day AIME was born.

At 22, Jack became a CEO, and today AIME lays claim to being the most successful program working in Indigenous education in Australia’s history. Kids completing the program are doing so at the same rate as every Australian child, effectively closing the educational gap.

AIME has mobilised more university volunteers over the last decade than any program we have seen before. The numbers are staggering with over 7,000 uni students volunteering since ’05 – a generation of young leaders building relationships with young Indigenous kids. Over the last decade more than 13,000 Indigenous kids have broken the mould and cast off the chains of inequality.

This year with over 100+ staff AIME will work with 6,000 Indigenous kids, and engage 2,000 uni students as they march towards working with 10,000 Indigenous kids around Australia by 2018 and achieving educational equality in a generation. As a business AIME has become the envy of many. Voted the 13th best place to work in Asia, winning awards from the likes of Google, running it’s own clothing brand, AIME has continued to innovate and lead the business community and has gained recognition from established thinkers including Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev who described AIME as ‘arguably the greatest startup story in Australian history” and journalist Jeff McMullen who has seen the worst of the world but who views AIME as “the one idea that has given him the most hope in his lifetime.”

It’s a legacy to be proud of, with so much potential still to come, as evidenced by Jack becoming the youngest person in Australian history to receive an Honorary Doctorate from University of South Australia and an Honorary Fellowship by the Western Sydney University for his contribution to Australian education.

Over the coming years Jack is set to take AIME to the world to help rip generations out of inequality.

Dr. Catherine Ball
Author, Founder, and Ethics Advocate

Dr. Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection. A sought after voice in industry, Dr. Ball is now the CEO of an Australian startup working with the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) aka drone technology across remote communities, schools, industry, and citizen scientists.

Dr. Ball is leading the call for discussions around the ethics of spatial data, aka geo-ethics. Dr. Ball’s biggest passion is found working on projects that have a humanitarian aspect, ranging from the use of RPAS for emergency response, to recording cultural heritage, and agricultural assessments. Dr. Ball has travelled and worked globally on cutting edge projects that combine science, entrepreneurship, empowerment, education, and training.

Her most recent works in Queensland involve the training and education of indigenous rangers to use drones as part of their work, thereby reducing health and safety risk, and increasing the efficiency of data collection. This will lead to indigenous owned “drones as a service” companies being created, and the data analysis and GIS training also provided to support the rangers, and create economic enterprise.

Dr. Ball is also talking with a number of Queensland schools about the processes to establish ‘Drone Academies’ on site, as the new drone economy is estimated to be worth some USD20B per annum by 2020, with 10% of future jobs attached to the drone economic ecosystem. Catherine believes there needs to be discussions around flying safely and ethically, and these need to start as soon as possible.

Dr. Ball continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the non-military application of drone technology, also known as “drones for good”.

A believer in appropriate data, not open data, Dr. Ball is currently starting a new business looking at the future data management needs across our geospatial industry, especially when faced with new technologies, such as drones, that produce a lot of data very quickly.

Dr. Ball holds a BSc Honours (Environmental Protection) and a PhD (Spatial Ecology, Descriptive and Predictive Statistics) from the University of Newcastle–upon–Tyne in the United Kingdom.

Some of the awards Dr. Ball has won include: 
– 2015 AFR BOSS Magazine Young Executives of the Year – Winner
– National Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2015, Corporate and Private Award
– Queensland Telstra Business Women's Awards Winner 2015: Queensland Business Woman of the Year, Queensland Corporate and Private
– Innovator of Influence, 2015 at Innovation Week
– Courier Mail Q Magazine: Queensland 50 Best and Brightest, 2015

Mel Russell
National Transitions Director, Soldier On

Mel Russell commenced working at Soldier On in January 2016 as the Empowerment Program Manager and is now the National Transitions Director. Mel studied Communications at the University of Wollongong and worked in media research for some time prior to joining the Army in 2010 as an officer in training at the Royal Military College at Duntroon. Due to continued injury and illness, Mel separated from the ADF and secured a role in the Australian Public Service within Defence. It was during her time with Defense that Mel connected with Soldier On and watched the organisation grow in the support it was providing ex-service men and women. As the National Transitions Director for SoldierOn, Mel and her team of Veteran and Family Support Officers, are focused on supporting veterans, and their families, into employment and education opportunities, while ensuring they are supported through all other programs and activities Soldier On has to offer.

As the National Transitions Director, Mel and her team of Veteran and Family Support Officers, are focused on supporting veterans, and their families, into employment and education opportunities, while ensuring they are supported through all other programs and activities Soldier On has to offer. The team continue to advocate for the veteran community to potential employers and highlight the incredible skills, experience and knowledge these individuals have and that they are assets to any organisation.

Bridget Loudon
CEO, Expert360

Bridget Loudon is the CEO of Expert360, Australia’s leading online marketplace for curated, on demand, consulting talent. Since cofounding Expert360 in 2013, Bridget has led the company to become a global Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS) platform, and enabled a new market for readily available elite capability and expertise.

Bridget is a digital native and a former management consultant from top tier firm Bain & Company. Running successful businesses and start-ups is in Bridget’s blood. She started her first business, a wholesale distribution company, in high school, sold out in University and has had the start-up bug ever since.

A recognised thought leader in strategy, entrepreneurship and digital disruption, she has won numerous accolades and awards, including NAB 2014 Women’s Agenda Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, FutureMakers list of Australia’s top 25 Emerging Entrepreneurs, and Shoestring’s Top 50 Australian female entrepreneurs under 40.

Marisa Warren
CEO, Chair & Founding Director, ELEVACAO Foundation

Marisa is a global tech advisor, social entrepreneur and speaker, who is incredibly passionate about elevating women to higher levels. As an entrepreneur, Marisa has built three global businesses from idea stage to revenue producing, and worked in Australia and New York for companies such as SAP, Microsoft and Workday.

Whilst living in New York, Marisa founded ELEVACAO Foundation – a global not for profit empowering women entrepreneurs to build and launch successful tech businesses. With world domination plans, the Sydney chapter was launched in 2016, the Melbourne and Singapore chapters to launch in 2017.

John Gow
General Manager People & Culture

John joined Vision Australia in 2005, quite soon after the merger of the previous state based organisation.

He has experience in people and culture strategy, employee relations, human resources management, industrial representation and merger processes across the not-for-profit, tertiary education, primary health and aged care sectors.

As General Manager People and Culture, John leads a team engaged in recruitment, employee relations, capability development, performance management, payroll, volunteer engagement, and workplace health and safety.

Justine Cullen
Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Australia

After a 14-year stint as a beauty editor, including roles at magazines including the BBC Clothes Show and Marie Claire, Justine Cullen became editor of SHOP in 2008, where she quickly took the title to its highest ever circulation and revenue figures, and successfully launched a brand extension in the form of cult children’s fashion magazine SHOP 4 Kids. During this time she picked up multiple awards including MPA Lifestyle Magazine of the Year in 2011 and Publishers Australia Editor of the Year in 2012. In 2013, she was appointed launch editor-in-chief of ELLE and ELLE.com.au, where she has built a reputation for innovation and creativity, with covers that have garnered global attention such as the image of Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding, which took out the Publishers Australia award for Cover of the Year. Justine regularly hosts brand events, appears on television and as a speaker.

Ana Recio
Senior Vice President, Global Recruiting, Salesforce

Ana Recio is senior vice president of Global Recruiting at Salesforce—the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for five years in a row. In this role, Recio leads the company in building and optimizing high performing recruiting teams that consistently exceed hiring demands. She specializes in global talent acquisition, strategic sourcing, talent mapping and developing analytics that measure quality of hire and interview process optimization.

Recio has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2013, she led talent acquisition teams at pioneering tech companies including Yahoo!, MobiTV, EMC, Documentation and Sybase.

Maree Burgess
Author, Coach and Mentor

Maree runs her own business and works with leaders, teams and individuals to help them communicate more effectively to get the results they are looking for around engagement, performance and change.

As a people, project and change expert, Maree is obsessed with helping others collaborate, work and play well together.

Maree has a passion for working with women and building a pipeline of females ready to step up into more senior roles. Her first book ‘The XX Project - Giving women the skills and confidence to step up in the corporate world’ was published in 2015.

Maree has spent 30 years developing others and helping them bring out their best. Her diverse variety of careers: a ‘Girl Friday’ in a rural Forestry Commission where she leased bee sites and tracked tree felling; a registered nurse in a major Melbourne trauma hospital and senior roles in banking, have all lead to the creation of her business.

Sharon Carroll
Diversity & Inclusion Advisor at Australia Post

Sharon Carroll has had a rewarding career at Australia Post spanning 15 years working across different areas of the business. Joining the Diversity and Inclusion team five years ago Sharon is the National Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner responsible for leading key programs and initiatives across the areas of gender equity, LGBTI and Disability.

In 2015 Sharon successfully launched LGBTI Inclusion as a focus area of the Australia Post Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.  Sharon is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and is driven by helping to create environments where everyone feels they belong.

Andrew Hoppe
CMO, Pinnacle Foundation

Andrew has worked in Broadcast and Digital Media Strategy for the past 25 years, and has worked with some of the biggest brands including Viacom, MTV, Sony Music Entertainment, Austereo and Microsoft. Starting in television production, programming and audience strategy, he moved overseas to live in Hong Kong and New York, and has led the creative and programming teams in the launch of MTV Networks across the Asia Pacific Region.

Returning to Australia, he took his international experience and drove the international marketing of Australian Artists overseas, including the incredible success of Tina Arena’s career in France, and Silverchair’s “Neon Ballroom” release globally. He was the Managing Director of Soundbuzz, a digital music company which built and provided music download, streaming and content services for Telstra, Optus, ninemsn, Yahoo and Nokia – well ahead of its time – before the launch of Apple’s Itunes.

Overseas beckoned again, Andrew built and led Microsoft’s Online Publishing Division across the Asia Pacific Region, living in Singapore and Tokyo, and was part of the International Leadership team that managed the MSN service as well as content applications across all devices.

He now consults and mentors media and technology companies, is an active lifesaver at Bondi Beach, a member of the Lifesavers With Pride committee, and is honoured to be able to contribute his expertise to help the Pinnacle Foundation grow and positively improve the lives of young LGBTIQ in our society.

Deng Adut
Lawyer, Refugee Advocate and 2017 NSW Australian of the Year

In 1987, six-year old Deng was taken away from his family's banana farm in South Sudan and conscripted into the Army. Between the ages of 10 to 13 he was seriously wounded three times before being smuggled out of the country with the help of his brother. The boys spent time in a United Nations Compound in Kenya where they befriended an Australian couple who sponsored them and brought them to Australia.

Deng and his brother arrived in 1998 and settled in Blacktown NSW. Deng worked at a local service station to learn English, enrolled at TAFE and completed his Advanced Diploma in Accounting before deciding to study law. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws at Western Sydney University and became the first person in his family to graduate with a law degree. He went on to complete a Masters of Law (Criminal Prosecutions) at the University of Wollongong in 2011 and is currently studying a Masters of Criminal Law at the University of New South Wales.

A renowned community leader, Deng is especially well known for his work as a criminal lawyer assisting the African community and others in Blacktown. He has become a formidable advocate fighting for his client’s rights in the areas of criminal, family, employment and international law. Deng has not only worked at three outstanding Sydney law firms but has also demonstrated a remarkable commitment to social justice. He is a Western Sydney University community award recipient and regularly acts as a spokesperson for the Sudanese community, frequently appearing in the media to advocate for their interests.

Deng is committed to making a positive difference and in doing so, devotes many hours of his personal time every week to activities such as mentoring, advising and supporting members of his community.

Professor Gillian Triggs
President, Australian Human Rights Commission

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, with a five year appointment. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister and a former Governor of the College of Law.

Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.

Professor Triggs' is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law, Contemporary Principles and Practices (2nd Ed, 2011).