Speakers

The Hon Andrew Constance MP

Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, NSW

Andrew Constance was elected to the NSW Parliament as the Member for Bega in 2003.

Following the election of the O’Farrell Government in 2011, he was sworn in as the Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, where he championed the person- centred reforms which were necessary steps towards the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In 2013 he became the Minister for Finance & Services with responsibility for many areas across government such as Workcover, Compulsory Third Party, Sydney Water, Government Property, Office of State Revenue, Lands and Property and IT.

His reform agenda included the decade of decentralisation, better utilisation of government property and assets, implementing the government’s IT strategy and involving the private sector in service provision to improve efficiencies and savings to the NSW taxpayer.

In April 2014, Andrew was sworn in as Treasurer and added Industrial Relations to his responsibilities the following month. He handed down the 2014-15 State Budget which delivered increased funding for infrastructure and child protection, and oversaw the scoping study for the ‘poles and wires’ transaction.

Following the election of the Baird Government in 2015, he was sworn in as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. The Minister oversees some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country, including Sydney Light Rail, Parramatta Light Rail and Newcastle Light Rail, along with Sydney Metro, which will see the construction of a second harbour rail crossing, delivering more trains and faster services for the entire city.

Andrew was also responsible for the delivery of ICC Sydney – a new convention and exhibition centre opened in December 2016 that forms part of the revitalisation of Darling Harbour.

Most recently, Andrew has launched a new program of work titled Future Transport, which has triggered a new stream of innovative partnerships to ensure NSW is prepared for a new wave of transport driven by technology. He began the program in 2016 to get ahead of the curb and set the groundwork for new generation systems like contactless payments, on-demand transport and driverless vehicles that are now knocking on our doorstep.

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Mark Hawkins

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Salesforce

As chief financial officer and executive vice president at Salesforce, Mark Hawkins is responsible for leading the company’s global finance organisation and is a member of the company’s executive committee reporting directly to chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. Hawkins has more than 30 years of experience with leading finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Autodesk, Logitech, Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Hawkins serves on the board of directors of Plex Systems, a leader in cloud-based ERP for manufacturers. He holds an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Colorado, a B.A. from Michigan State University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Adam Beavis

Head of Commercial Sales
Amazon Web Services

As the Head of Commercial Sales for Amazon Web Services in Australia and New Zealand, Adam Beavis leads a team which has successfully completed transformation projects with many of Australia’s enterprises, enabling them to increase their agility while removing much of the cost traditionally associated with running IT systems. A passionate advocate of the benefits of using the Cloud to support new business models and to enable customers to go global at low cost, Adam brings more than 20 years of experience working in the technology space, in technical and sales capacities. Prior to joining AWS three years ago Adam performed roles for several major technology vendors across the APJ region, including VMWare and Red Hat.

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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.

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Kirsty MacCulloch

Head of Marketing - CRM
Australia Post

Kirsty has spent 20 years in marketing within Australia and the UK, working across Consumer and Customer Marketing, Digital, Big Data (and little data) for a range of high profile businesses and brands. These include Penfolds wines, realestate.com.au, Ford Australia, Diageo, Land Rover, Unilever and Boots the Chemist. A passionate supporter of the ever changing digital landscape and how it can enhance relationships, she has also led business transformation projects within the CRM, Marketing Automation and eCommerce space.

Currently Head of Marketing, CRM at Australia Post, she is blending customer insight and marketing technology to build relationships with Australia Post customers and improve their experience.

Outside of work Kirsty likes football and spending time with her family.

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Tiffani Bova

Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist
Salesforce

Tiffani Bova is the global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce, where as an industry thought leader, she watches overall market trends to uncover best practices on how to improve sales performance and enhance the overall customer experience.

Bova has extensive knowledge of go-to-market, sales and channel strategies. Prior to Salesforce, she spent 10 years at Gartner as a vice president, distinguished analyst and research fellow, covering sales transformation and indirect channel innovation. Over the past decade, she has worked with hundreds of technology companies to develop highly effective growth strategies and innovative go-to-market models. She won the Gartner Thought Leadership Award for her comprehensive body of work on the Future of Sales and has delivered more than 200 keynote presentations around the globe to over 250,000 people on sales transformation and business model innovation.

Before her time at Gartner, Bova spent 15 years in various sales and leadership positions, managing both start-up and Fortune 500 sales organizations, and she still considers herself a ‘recovering seller.’

Bova has been published in Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. She was named one of the 50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in California in 2014 by the National Diversity Council, as well as Inc. Magazine’s 37 Sales Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter. Bova is a graduate of Arizona State University and The Executive Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Wendy Johnstone

Vice President of Marketing Asia Pacific
Salesforce

Wendy is a senior marketing leader with over 20 years experience in driving high performance integrated marketing teams in EMEA and APAC with leading technology companies like IBM, EMC and now Salesforce. In her current role, Wendy leads the marketing team across Asia Pacific for Salesforce - the enterprise cloud computing leader and one of the World’s most innovative companies (according to Forbes Magazine). In her role Wendy helps CMOs across APAC put the customer at the heart of their business and to drive digital transformation in their organisations. With a strong passion for workplace diversity & inclusion Wendy is also the APAC executive sponsor for gender diversity at Salesforce. She is passionate about driving gender diversity, equality and inclusion in the technology sector and at Salesforce. Wendy has two children - a boy and a girl - with husband Scott.

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Cameron King

Digital Commercial Director
News Corp Australia

Cameron is the Digital Commercial Director at NewsDNA, the digital division of News Corp Australia. He leads the commercialisation of their market leading portfolio of digital news and lifestyle brands including news.com.au and taste.com.au. Cameron has held various roles with News Corp over the 9 years he’s been there, including product management, programmatic and data. He has 15 years’ experience in digital and CRM marketing, having previously worked at American Express, ANZ and St.George Bank in a number of portfolio management roles. He and his team have a big focus on building a competitive data asset to support a range of objectives including targeted advertising and content personalisation. He was responsible for relaunching News Connect, powered by Quantium, NewsDNA's platform for audience targeting at scale.

Dr. Catherine Ball

Scientist, Innovator and Champion of Diversity

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

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Matthew Kiel

Advisory Leader & Director
CEB

Matthew Kiel serves as the Advisory Leader & Director, ANZ, working across CEB’s Sales and Marketing Practice from our Sydney office. In this role, Matthew leads a team of advisors who regularly facilitate discussions with senior executives and their teams on how best to apply peer experience and CEB's quantitative insight to their own context. He also leads the in-market client delivery team for our Sales Solutions business, which helps organisations implement commercial transformational projects aligned to “The Challenger Sale” findings. Members seek out Matthew's input as a thought-partner and interpreter of CEB research in areas such as: customer messaging and engagement, tool design and adoption, and talent development and manager effectiveness. He has also been invited to speak at numerous keynote sessions on “The Challenger Sale” and other topics across the region. Immediately prior to this role, Matthew served as a Senior Executive Advisor working with sales leaders across the EMEA region out of our London office, and before that as the Practice Leader for our Sales program supporting midsized organisations in North America.

He received a BA in Economics from the University of Richmond and completed the dual degree EMBA-Global program through Columbia Business School and London Business School. He resides with his wife in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

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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. For approximately 4 years, Mel was the supervisor for all Army Officer Selection with the Directorate of Officer Career Management – Army. She then moved to the Support to Wounded, Injured and Ill Program for Army, with the majority of work focusing on supporting Army personnel as they were medically separated from the ADF. It was during this time that Mel connected with Soldier On and watched the organisation grow in the support it was providing ex-service men and women. It was the work that Soldier On was also doing with spouses and families that drew Mel to the organisation. Due to her experience within Defence, she could see that there was a greater need to support the entire family, particularly through the period of transition, and to ensure that this support was ongoing.

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.

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Peter Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning
Salesforce

Peter Schwartz is an internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, specializing in scenario planning and working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Salesforce, he manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation. Peter leads the Salesforce Futures LAB – a collaboration between strategic thinkers at Salesforce and its customers around provocative ideas on the future of business.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Peter was co-founder and chairman of Global Business Network. He is the author of several works. His first book, The Art of the Long View, is considered a seminal publication on scenario planning. Peter has also served as a script consultant on the films "The Minority Report," "Deep Impact," "Sneakers," and "War Games." He received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering and astronautics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

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Rob Begg

VP Product Marketing - Social & Advertising Products
Salesforce

Rob Begg leads go to market for social and advertising products at Salesforce. He works with Salesforce’s customers, partners and team to help figure out how consumers, product and strategy all come together for businesses. Rob has been a digital marketer for over 15 years and considers himself lucky to have been around to watch the rise of social media and online advertising. Rob often speaks on the how social business is evolving for enterprise companies and loves to hear stories on how other businesses are scaling social in their organization.

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Zoe Brissett

Marketing Communications Specialist
Salesforce

Zoe is Marketing Communications Specialist at Salesforce. Zoe was a participant in the 2014 Biz Academy program, then took on a marketing internship at Salesforce in April 2015. Since February 2016, Zoe has been in a Marketing Communications role.

Outside of Salesforce, Zoe is an Advisory Member on the Disability Council of NSW and is on the Board of Directors for Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Zoe also has experience working in disability policy and research within the NGO sector.

What drives Zoe is breaking down barriers and improving the rights inclusion and awareness of people with disability in employment, and improving equality and diversity in the workplace.

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Peter Coffee

Head of Platform Research
Salesforce

Peter joined Salesforce as its first Head of Platform Research in January 2007. He had previously spent eighteen years as a technology analyst, columnist and product reviewer for publications including eWEEK, PC Week, PC Tech Journal and Computer Language, while also authoring the Cue Publishing titles How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs. Peter's prior work included serving as the first Manager for Desktop Computing Planning & Integration at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, where he also worked in national security space-asset applications of AI techniques. Before that, he held project management roles at Exxon Corporation in synthetic fuels, polymer finishing and arctic resource development in locations on east, Gulf, and west coasts of the U.S.

Peter has held faculty appointments at UCLA (expert-systems programming), Pepperdine University (IT management), and Chapman College (business analytics), while also lecturing at Stanford, CalTech, Harvard Business School, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as institutions in Italy, Spain and Singapore. He received his degree in civil engineering from MIT and his MBA from the graduate school of business at Pepperdine. He serves as an advisor on curriculum and degree programs for Pepperdine and for Marymount California University.

He currently supports Salesforce efforts in CIO and developer engagement; in regulator and stakeholder discussions, including information security technology and practice; and in collaborations with research professionals in both the commercial and academic communities.

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Tom Champion

Senior Analyst, Customer Experience
Forrester

Tom Champion is based in Sydney and serves Customer Experience Professionals across Asia Pacific. His focus is on customer experience strategy and partnerships, experience ecosystems, digital strategy, service transformation, and developing authentic customer-centric cultures.

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John Somorjai

EVP
Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures

John Somorjai is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures at Salesforce. Since 2005, he has been leading the evaluation, deal execution and integration of Salesforce’s corporate strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as investments.

John‘s team has helped bring the company into significant new growth areas and onboarded a number of key leaders through acquisitions including ExactTarget, Heroku, Radian6 and RelateIQ. The Salesforce Ventures portfolio includes innovative cloud companies such as Apttus, Box, DocuSign, Dropbox, Evernote, FinancialForce, InsideSales, MuleSoft, Stripe and Twilio. In addition, his team has made investments in over 150 technology companies located in 11 different countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, UK and the US.

Prior to Salesforce, John was Vice President of Business Development for Ingenio, which was acquired by AT&T. Prior to Ingento, John worked for Oracle Corporation where he was Senior Director, Corporate Development and Corporate Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department.

John holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Claire Harrison

Commercial Director
Mamamia Women’s Network

Claire Harrison is the Commercial Director at Mamamia Women's Network, Australia's only media company run by women, for women. She is responsible for sales, strategy, programmatic and advertising operations for the group.

Claire has held senior roles in digital media sales & strategy for over 12 years and has over 17 years experience in media with organisations such as NewsCorp, Bauer & Getty Images.

Prior to MWN Claire was the Head of Sales at Amobee, Head of Media Sales & Strategy at realestate.com.au and Sales Director at Private Media. Her areas of specialisation are sales transformation, people leadership and commercial strategy.

Claire is also an executive coach & mentors emerging leaders in marketing, sales & technology.

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Tony Hughes

Speaker – Author – Consultant

Tony Hughes is an international speaker and bestselling author with 30 years of sales leadership experience. He is ranked as the most influential person in professional selling within Asia-Pacific by Top Sales Magazine and teaches 'modernised selling' within the MBA program at the University of Technology, Sydney. Tony is also the ‘most read’ LinkedIn Author globally on the topic of sales leadership and in 2016 was recognised multiple times as a top 2 blogger globally. His articles can be read at www.linkedin.com/today/posts/hughestony.

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John Hernandez

Chief Operating Officer
Service Cloud, Salesforce

John Hernandez is COO of Salesforce’s Service Cloud. In this capacity, John is responsible for the business and product operations, as well as key market adjacency and growth strategies for Salesforce’s multi-billion dollar, customer care, Service Cloud business.

Previously, Mr. Hernandez served as Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Collaboration business. In this capacity, John was responsible for driving IBM’s multi-billion dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Smarter Workforce businesses.

Prior to that role, Mr. Hernandez held a variety of General Manager roles within Cisco’s multi-billion dollar Collaboration business. Including premise and cloud based offers within Omni-Channel Customer Care, Telepresence, WebEx and Unified Communications.

A regular keynote speaker at corporate and industry events, Mr. Hernandez has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley, executing global initiatives, with extensive engagements in Asia, Europe and throughout the Americas. Before joining Cisco in December 2002, Mr. Hernandez held a variety of Contact Center management positions at Genesys Telecommunications and Nortel Networks.

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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.

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Steve Baxter

Legendary Investor and 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. 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.

In the past three years he has become a major early-stage investor in Australian start-ups, helping to launch a host of companies which together boast a valuation of more than $100 million.

Three years ago, Steve launched River City Labs in Brisbane, a leading co-working community and startup hub to encourage and grow the entrepreneurial scene in Queensland. In 2014, Steve underwrote the Startup Catalyst program, a mission to send 20 tech-savvy future entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley and in November 2015, announced River City Lab’s imminent expansion plans. Steve is married and the proud father of 3 year old daughter and is a keen private pilot and recreational fisherman.

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Niki Scevak

Co-Founder
Blackbird Ventures

Niki is a co-founder of Blackbird Ventures, a venture capital firm with the mission to be a partner to the greatest business stories born from Australia. Prior to Blackbird Ventures, he founded Startmate, an accelerator that helps nerds with ideas become great CEOs and build global startups. Before that he founded Homethinking and worked at Jupiter Research in New York.

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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.

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Michael Sharkey

Co-Founder & CEO
Autopilot

Michael Sharkey co-founded Autopilot and has served as CEO since it's beginning. Prior to founding Autopilot, Michael joined his brother Chris to grow start-up Stayz into a top Australian rental booking site (acquired by FairFax Digital in 2006 and again by HomeAway for $225M in 2013). He also co-founded Sharkey Media with his brother Chris, where he helped grow Australian startups, marketing programs, and websites.

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Casey Ellis

Co-Founder & CEO
Bugcrowd

Casey Ellis is founder and CEO of Bugcrowd. He started life in infosec as pentester, moved to the dark side of solutions architecture and sales, and finally landed as a career entrepreneur. He’s been in the industry for 15 years, working with clients ranging from startups to government to multinationals, and awkwardly straddles the fence of the technical and business sides of cybersecurity. Casey pioneered the Bug Bounty as-a-Service model launching the first programs on Bugcrowd in 2012, and has presented at Blackhat, Defcon, Derbycon, SOURCE Boston, AISA National, and many others. He is happy as long as he's got a problem to solve, an opportunity to develop, a kick ass group of people to bring along for the ride, and free reign on t-shirt designs.

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Bonin Bough

Former Chief Media & eCommerce Officer
Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods)

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns across digital, mobile, television, print, and experiential, including the premier of the first ever 3D printed food product, the customizable, real-time 3D printed Oreo at SXSW.

As the Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), he created some of the first marketing programs across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Paramount Films, ABC, NBC, Fox, to name a few, and took precedence in fostering partnerships with startups including Instagram, Foursquare, and Buzzfeed. Prior to Mondelēz International, Bonin led digital marketing globally for PepsiCo, Weber Shandwich and Ruder Finn Interactive.

He is seen as one of the top mobile marketers in the world, having been named “Mobile Marketer of the Year” by the MMA. In 2013, he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement and has been listed in Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40”, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business”, The Adweek 50 and PRWeek Power List.

Bonin’s prominence as a transformative activator has helped reinvigorate traditional marketing by combining innovative tech via breakthrough brand campaigns including Oreo, Honey Maid, Pepsi, Gatorade, and countless other billion dollar brands.

Specialties: Over fifteen years of experience in the space, ranging from digital marketing, strategic planning and project execution to leading and building global digital marketing practices within agencies and on the client side. With a focus on creating industry-leading practices like Gatorade Mission Control, the industry's first model for real-time marketing, and PepsiCo10, a global digital innovation platform.

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Pierce Wittke

National Manager, Systems Application Support
Careers Australia

Pierce Wittke is a dynamic Systems Applications expert with strong technical abilities, business analysis experience, problem solving skills, a strong business acumen and innovative thinking ability with a bottom line focus.

Currently the National Manager of Systems Applications Support at Careers Australia, Pierce is responsible for the management and development of the Salesforce platform that encompasses sales, service, marketing and student management system. Pierce has grown the team from the 3 initial staff gathered from various teams within Careers Australia, to now a team of 15 highly skilled professionals with a wide range of skillsets, from Level 1 Helpdesk support to Solution Architects focusing on the Salesforce application.

Pierce has presented at several Salesforce events over the past few years with the highlight being presenting on stage at Dreamforce 2016 alongside Michael Gonzalez (Director, Product Management Lightning App Builder, Salesforce)

Pierce's focus has been on pushing the boundaries of the Salesforce platform, delivering innovative application solutions the support the growth of the Careers Australia Group.

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Neale Kant

Chief Information Officer
Pepper Financial Services Group

Appointed in June 2015, Neale is responsible for the Group’s Information Technology strategy and execution. Working closely with the executive team, Neale is charged with delivering transformation programs with Technology as the value creator.

Neale brings 20 years of Technology and Financial Services experience, with specialist skills in payments strategy, program delivery, merchant acquiring and highly scalable real-time transactional processing services. He has run development and delivery functions through various roles and transactions in Asia and Australia.

Prior to Pepper, Neale was CIO at First Data where he implemented their IT operating model transformation across Asia Pacific. During his tenure at Accenture, Neale worked in management consulting; leading strategy and transformation initiatives across the retail banking and payments industries.

Neale has built and managed high performance teams to deliver IT benefits that solve business issues. Neale holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

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Natalie Nguyen

Chief Executive Officer
Hyper Anna

Natalie Nguyen is the CEO of Hyper Anna, the company that builds the smartest artificial intelligent agent for data science. Natalie is passionate about product design, machine learning and experimental data visualisation. Since co-founding Hyper Anna in the beginning of 2016, Natalie has led the company to build a viable beta product within 6 months, raised a seed round of over 1M in the first 12 months and currently Hyper Anna is servicing one of the world’s largest tech companies, the second largest bank in Australia and some of the largest insurers in the market.

Prior to Hyper Anna, Natalie worked in Quantium as a data scientist and has a foundation in digital product design and data visualisation. Natalie is a self taught engineer and loves challenging the unknown.

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Dr. Anja Meyer-Jürgens

Vice President Digital Strategy & Transformation, Group Innovation Management
dormakaba Group

As VP for Digital Strategy and Transformation reporting to the CTO, Dr. Anja Meyer-Jürgens is responsible for leading a global team of innovators with the objective of transforming the organisation into a digital industry leader.

Since graduating with a doctoral degree in Mathematics from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, she has spent more than 20 years working in Senior Management roles in areas from Consultancy, Knowledge and Information management, IT and digital business always with a strong emphasis on driving business value and global efficiency through technological innovation.

dormakaba is the trusted partner for smart and secure access solutions worldwide and operates across 70 countries with 16.000 staff and has grown from 2 globally significant industry brands DORMA and KABA; both of which have been operating for over 100 years in their sector. The merged company dormakaba is listed on the Swiss stock exchange.

She is currently strongly focused on industry 4.0 and connecting information eco-systems exploiting IoT, mobile and service technologies to ensure frictionless and industry leading customer service.

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Carina Ton

Head of Online
APG & Co

Carina Ton is the Head of Online at APG & Co, home to the iconic Australian fashion brands Sportscraft, SABA and JAG.

Carina has more than 9 years experience working as a consultant and analyst across major retailers including Myer, Coles, Ralph Lauren and David Jones where she developed and delivered eCommerce, mobile and omni channel strategies. She has also worked on several high profile eCommerce transformation initiatives, both in Australia and abroad. Prior to APG & Co, Carina was a Managing Consultant at IBM for more than 8 years.

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Glenn Lees

Director and CEO
Connective

Glenn holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws Degree. He has worked extensively with Information Technology in the legal industry. In addition, Glenn has practiced as a solicitor in Intellectual Property and Commercial law.

With experience working as a mortgage broker and a history of building interactive data systems, Glenn started Connective in 2003. Glenn is the champion of our award winning Mercury software, recognising that a quality software platform drives broking effectiveness and success.

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Karthik Venkata

Head of Sales Operations
Aconex

Karthik has over 18 years of experience in a variety of roles having worked in over 3 continents in various functions like Sales, IT, Consulting and Data Science. He has an Engineering degree in Electronics and also holds an MBA from Melbourne University. Karthik currently heads up the Global Business Operations function at Aconex (ASX: ACX), one of the world’s largest provider of project information management systems on large scale construction projects. At Aconex, Karthik is responsible for driving large scale change initiatives across the organization ranging from integrating processes across sales, marketing and finance to developing new capability from the ground up around Sales Operations, Deal Desk and Data Science.

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Alistair Jones

Media & Connections Manager
Kellogg’s

With nearly 18 years of media experience, Alistair Jones brings a wealth of experience to his role as Media & Connections Manager for Kellogg’s. His portfolio role revolves around 3 main duties: deploying market leading media strategies, agency management and media innovation.

Throughout his career across the UK, Canada and Australia, Alistair has always actioned his passion for delivering tangible business results through data driven strategic planning.

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Tom Caesar

Managing Director
Positive Group

Tom Caesar, Managing Director of Positive Group, is one of the original customer trailblazers.

Positive Group began operations in 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis, and in that time the business has achieved significant growth.

Testament to Tom’s determination and focus on utilising emerging technologies for advancement, the business now employs over 55 staff across Australia.

In 2015 Tom evolved the business into a financial group focused on customer relationships, and now manages the group which includes Positive Lending Solutions, Positive Home Loans, Positive Wealth Management and Used Cars Adelaide.

Positive Group has grown into an industry leader within the finance broker industry.

In 2015 Tom was awarded ‘Finance Broker Of The Year’ & ‘Broker Of The Year’ by the South Australia Better Business Awards. Positive Lending Solutions has also been named finalists in four categories at the 2015 Australian Broking Awards with Tom named as a finalist for ‘Asset Finance Broker of The Year’.

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Michael Evans

Managing Director - APJ
Dell Boomi

Michael Evans is the Managing Director of Dell Boomi for Asia Pacific and Japan. Dell Boomi is a business unit of Dell specialising in cloud-based integration, Master Data Management and API management. Michael is responsible of building the Dell Boomi business in the region, as well as the development of its channel and partner programs.

Michael joined Boomi in April 2016 and brought with him extensive subject matter expertise in middleware and its market opportunity, along with 17 years’ experience within software & technology sales and sales management.

Michael sees that Boomi has the strength of the Dell brand behind it and the benefits of being able to remain agile and in charge of its own business success to quickly become a leader in the competitive API management environment.

Prior to joining Boomi, Michael held the position of ANZ Sales Director for Public Service with enterprise software company, Software AG and won a range of company-level sales awards, including salesperson of the year.

Michael relishes the opportunity to build successful sales teams from the ground up, having trained, mentored and managed numerous, successful sales teams throughout his career.

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Richard Cartmer

Business Development Specialist
Deppro Pty Ltd

Richard is a business development specialist with Deppro, Australia’s leading property tax depreciation company. Prior to starting his association with Deppro 5 years ago, Richard had spent 25 years in the UK and Europe on various indirect tax projects that included the development of customer driven software.

Richard shares Paul Bennion’s (Deppro MD) philosophy that trust is the lynchpin in the client relationship, and part of that trust building equation is the customer journey . Over the past 4 years Deppro has initiated a number projects to achieve a seamless workflow and customer experience in a traditionally “paper filled” industry. Richard will illustrate that sometimes torturous journey culminating with Deppro’s Sales Force experience.

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Justin Baird

Managing Director of R&D, Technology & Innovation
Accenture

Justin brings twenty years of management and high tech experience, in areas ranging from research and development engineering, analog and digital signal processing, embedded systems development, product management, high speed digital networks, large scale entertainment systems, mobile and web application deployment, and interactive multimedia installation technologies. He hold two U.S. Patents, four pending U.S. Patents, and has written a number of technical papers within these areas of research.

Justin regularly presents on subjects pertaining to digital, media and marketing futures to both local and international audiences.

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Bronwyn van der Merwe

Managing Director
Fjord ANZ

As the Group Director of Fjord, Bronwyn is responsible for growing the business, finding and developing the best talent, creating value for Accenture clients through design and innovation, as well as overseeing the work that the team delivers. Central to all of this is understanding and empathising with the end user of a service, be that a customer or a staff member. Bronwyn is passionate about using creativity and design thinking to reframe big, fuzzy problems, be that for an individual, a business or society. She loves using design to create beautiful, coherent brand experiences across multiple touchpoints. Bronwyn hails from the BBC, where she first had the pleasure of working with Fjord. Being the Head of Design and User Experience, she led the project that delivered the Global Experience Language for the BBC’s digital products across web, mobile, tablet and interactive TV (GEL).

After 15 fabulous years in the UK she decided to return to Australia where she joined Massive Interactive as Global Director of Experience & Design. Massive specialise in creating digital experiences for the entertainment, media, travel and airline industries. The projects Bronwyn worked on included the design of the in-flight entertainment systems for Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qantas; set-top boxes for local pay TV provider Foxtel as well as Freeview; and a bunch of connected TV, mobile and tablet apps for clients such as the BBC and Sony.

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Mary Lusito

Lead Partner, Victorian Customer Technology
Deloitte

Mary is an experienced Technology Partner who leads Deloitte’s Salesforce practice in Melbourne. She has over 20 years management consulting experience and 10 years of consumer business expertise. She is passionate about improving customer experience and engagement given her strong background in retail and consumer business and how the Salesforce platform can enable this. Her vision is to make a positive impact to her clients and their business, ensuring their success as well as uplifting the digital maturity of our Australian market.

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Priscilla Short

Director, Victorian Customer Technology
Deloitte

Priscilla’s 15+ years of professional experience spans a variety of industries across Australia and Asia Pacific. Priscilla’s core experience during this time has been in all phases of various sized technology advisory and implementation projects, with a passion for using technology to drive business improvements and benefits. Priscilla's focus is on partnering with her clients to deliver business benefits to clients through the sales and delivery of high-quality cloud-based solutions, maintaining strong, positive and on-going client relationships throughout.

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Amrita Sidhu

Group Sales Director
Australian Associated Press

Amrita has responsibility for strategic planning, leadership and support for all sales activities across the AAP Group. Amrita joined AAP in 2009 as part of the Newswire commercial group and has held a number of sales-related roles , including Commercial Manager – Media Services where she oversaw the commercial direction, growth and negotiation of all Newswire products. With more than a decade of experience in the media industry, including roles at Bauer Publications and Focus Publishing, Amrita believes in a solutions-based, collaboration approach to clients and is dedicated to exploring and enhancing commercial partnerships.

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Michael Macolino

CTO and Co-Founder
Accodex

Michael is the CTO and Co-founder of Accounting Technology startup Accodex. An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Michael has spent the past 12 years leveraging technology to build five businesses across a range of different industries.

Michael is an outspoken advocate for cloud technology and SaaS, working with companies to leverage emerging technologies that can accelerate growth and drive efficiency. Within Accodex he heads up the Technology and R&D departments, tasked with building a globally scalable platform for freelance Accounting professionals to operate and grow their practices.

Michael's formal education comprises of business and project management, as well as participation in the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme, KPMG Elevate 61 and the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Accelerator program.

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Matt Isaacs

General Manager – Wagering Distribution
Tabcorp

Matt’s role is to lead the Wagering Distribution environment for Tabcorp which consists of its Digital, Retail, On-Course and Contact Centre channels. The central tenant of his role is to ensure a workforce of over 12,000 engaged employees and over 30,000 operators in over 3,200 TAB venues, 271 racetracks and 6 stadiums across three jurisdictions provide the best customer experience possible – allowing the customer to interact with TAB how they want, when they want, where they want…

Additionally, the TAB now has over 500,000 account holders that we can communicate with directly to provide a customer first experience.

Wagering Distribution and our customer first focus, is intrinsic in Tabcorp’s charter to become the world’s most respected gambling–led entertainment company.

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Matt Peterson

Manager Enablement - Advice Delivery
ANZ Wealth

Join Matt Peterson, Manager of Enablement and Advice Delivery at ANZ Wealth, and Appirio CEO Chris Barbin, as they discuss how ANZ Wealth Advice was able to transform the way advice risk is managed across their business. Wipro (Appirio) turned to the Salesforce platform to build out an Adviser Hub where ANZ employees across the Advice business have access to rich, comprehensive data and actionable insights. This centralised repository of data improves efficiency and strengthens employee knowledge.

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Dushan Dharmasena

Business Systems Manager
Honda Australia

I am part of an amazing technology team heading the Business Application transformations at Honda Australia. Honda is not just an automotive company, we are the single largest engine manufacturer of the world and the only company to cover land, sea and air through its mobility solutions. We are currently going through some transformative projects which will change the technology landscape of Honda Australia.

Throughout my career, I have been a passionate advocate of open source software and technologies. I have been involved in roles ranging from Development, Team Leadership and Project Management through my career within Information Technology. I’m an Agile loyalist having successfully lead many projects using agile principles.

I’m passionate about Technology and Fast cars. And these days I’m drooling over Big Data Applications and the New Civic Type R!

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Carolyne Burns

Co-founder and Managing Director
Expr3ss!

Carolyne Burns is co-founder and Managing Director of Expr3ss! - “Software that Solves Staff Selection”. Carolyne’s background is in merchant banking (Morgan Grenfell, Baron Partners) specialising in corporate mergers and acquisitions and trust management. She was the inaugural corporate Company Secretary of Hostworks, a tier one internet host listed on the ASX and subsequently acquired by Macquarie Broadcasting.

Carolyne founded her own business in 1998, disrupting the traditional recruitment model. Her unique methodology led to development of a fully-integrated cloud-based system and Expr3ss! was born in 2005. Expr3ss! has grown tremendously and its predictive hiring technology is used today by national and international companies across a very broad cross-section of sectors with employee numbers ranging from 22,000 to just 30.

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Steve Hodgkinson

CEO
Dept of Health & Human Services, Victoria

Steve is the department CIO and Director of the Business Technology & Information Management branch.

He is a member of the Victorian Government’s Cybersecurity Strategy Group and chairs the WoVG Information Security Advisory Group (ISAG) and the CenITex Cybersecurity Customer Group.

He was awarded Australian State & Local Government CIO of the Year in the 2017 ITNews Benchmark Awards.

He was previously Chief Analyst Public Sector for the UK–based research & advisory firm Ovum for 8 years. Prior to this he was the Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Director eGovernment Strategy & Policy in Multimedia Victoria.

His earlier career includes founding and selling an eCommerce start-up and a range of consulting and executive roles in the government and utilities sectors in Europe and Australasia.

He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honours Degree in Information Systems from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

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Daniela Mazzone

Principal Lead: IT Capability & Partnerships | Technology Services
City of Melbourne

Daniela Mazzone has 15 years experience in the Technology and Legal sectors in London, Adelaide and Melbourne. She is a qualified solicitor with extensive experience in diverse large-scale business transformations in both private and public sectors.

In her current role, Principal Lead, IT Capability and Partnerships, Daniela is accountable for developing strategic industry partnerships and relationships across all levels of government to ensure City of Melbourne has a leading role in Australia’s emerging interconnected digital government landscape.

Daniela leads the commercial partnerships behind council’s Digital Services Platform. Her vision is to deliver better outcomes for Melbourne’s citizens through digital technologies and to explore opportunities for councils to work collaboratively together to use emerging cloud technologies to strengthen the local government sector as a whole.

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Andrew Swanson

Sales Director
Nintex

For the past decade Andy has been providing cloud strategy to global organizations. An expert in process automation, Andy partners with organizations to connect customers, partners and employees with the tools and technology needed to drive success. At Nintex, Andy’s background complements Salesforce customers focused on a connected technology experience which accelerates business in a consistent and meaningful way. As a Salesforce Alumni, Andy spent many years working with customers and partners like yourself and is looking forward to continuing the conversation with you on digital transformation with Nintex.

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Mark Tossell

CRM Project Manager
Fusion Group

Mark was born in England, and moved to Australia with his family in 1975. He graduated from James Ruse High School and went on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Sydney. After graduating, Mark worked as a project engineer for Proctor and Gamble, after which he moved to the USA to study theology. He served as a Baptist pastor for twenty years, and has spoken publicly in almost every state of the USA, in every Australian capital city except Perth, and in ten foreign countries. After struggling with depression for all of his adult life, Mark wrote and published a book, “Hope, help and Healing for the Depressed.” He took a medical leave of absence from the ministry in 2014, and finally resigned in late 2015, due to health reasons.

In June of 2016, Mark was hired by Fusion Group to implement a new Financial Services Cloud org, with absolutely no CRM experience or training. He has been employed at Fusion for six months as a self-taught certified Salesforce admin, and is presently working on process automation, and preparing for the implementation of Pardot and inbound marketing. Mark is passionate about learning, loves a challenge, and is a Trailhead junkie.

Mark has been married to Christina for 21 years. They have one son, Adam, who is ten years old. They live in Wilberforce, in the Hawkesbury region west of Sydney.

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Lauren Buck

Business Manager
Cure Cancer Australia

As the Business Manager at Cure Cancer Australia, Lauren oversees all HR, Technology and Finance functions. She is responsible for instituting internal workflows and processes to streamline operational performance. Lauren has five years’ experience in the Not-for-Profit sector, broadening her transferable skills from her Corporate and SME background. She enjoys solving business challenges, translating ideas into reality and empowering people. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is an enthusiastic learner, a passionate traveller, foodie and certified yoga teacher.

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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.

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Dan Bognar

SVP, Solutions Engineering
Salesforce

Dan Bognar joined Salesforce in April 2012 and is currently serving as Senior Vice President, APAC for both Enterprise and Commercial business units. Bognar encompasses responsibilities across Solution Engineering, Cloud Sales, Industries, and Innovation. Bognar brings more than 25 years of technology sales, CRM domain expertise, business consulting, and management experience to his role at Salesforce.

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Martin Orliac

General Manager
Annalect

Martin is the General Manager of Annalect, the global Analytics, Data and Technology arm of Omnicom in Australia. He leads a diverse team of 30+ people in Australia ranging from Analysts, Consultants, BI experts, Data Scientists, Cloud Architects and Developers. His group of specialists advise clients on data strategy and technology problems; analyse, model and visualise data; or select, implement and manage technology stacks. For the past 12 years, he has led digital innovation projects for global brands, having worked for department store Galeries Lafayette (Paris), agency Resolution Media, founding technology startup businesses in the Advertising and Financial industry, and more recently he led the regional Digital team for managed cloud provider Rackspace. Martin has built a solid reputation building and successfully implementing digital solutions for organisations through his extensive experience in advertising and marketing technology including CRM and DMP.

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Robert Wickham

Regional Vice President, Innovation & Digital Transformation, ANZ
Salesforce

Robert Wickham leads Salesforce’s efforts to help companies experiment and validate new business ideas in partnership with some of the local incubators. Robert previously ran Salesforce's specialized sales team across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Robert led the Engineered Systems business at Oracle across Australia & New Zealand. He joined Oracle through acquisition in 2008 and initially ran Oracle’s System Management business in North America.

Prior to his tenure at Oracle, Robert held multiple marketing, product management and sales leadership positions at Empirix Web Test Division (which Oracle acquired in 2008). Prior to Empirix, Robert was a cofounder of Go Fly Limited (a low cost European airline that was eventually sold to easyJet) and a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Robert was a member of the MIT Board of Trustees from 1996-2001 and the MIT Alumni Board from 2002-2004. He is a recipient of the MIT Bronze Beaver for distinguished service. He is an avid squash player, golfer and cricket fan. Fun Fact: Robert played for the Trinidad & Tobago under-19 cricket team captained by his classmate Brian Lara.

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David Marshall

Head of Business Development & Growth
Vocus Group

David leads the strategy and tactical transformation of the Vocus Mass Market business, consisting of the Dodo, iPrimus and Commander brands and totalling ~$1billion in annual revenues. David’s key area of delivery is in achieving >10% market share in NBN by 2020, by providing a business that allows the customer their choice of engagement, time and platform that suits them. His program of work includes delivering world class digital customer solutions from sign up through to account management, transforming contact centre systems and processes across 3,000 agents, renegotiating key contracts and structuring the Mass Market Team to underpin all the above. David’s background is in retail and consumer, where he is leveraging his customer first focus and experience to drive a similar approach in telecommunications.

Shelley Laslett

Associate Partner
Australia Post Accelerator (APA)

Shelley is currently an Associate Partner at the Australia Post Accelerator (APA), Australia Post’s startup focused corporate venturing arm. Shelley was previously York Butter Factory’s (YBF) General Manager of Innovation. YBF is a curated co-working space, incubator and open innovation platform in Melbourne.

Shelley is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Vitae. Vitae is an early-stage startup, combining technology with modern coaching practices to help people identify and make their desired career change. Shelley is a columnist for the popular Poppy Renegade site, a fitness instructor and a life coach.

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John McVicker

Founder & Managing Director
Best Technology Services

John has been in the services business since he started his working career. John has worked across a number of industries with the last 20 years being spent servicing the technology industry. In 1999 John migrated with his family to Australia and 15 years ago, founded Best Technology Services.

Since then the business has grown into being one of Australia’s largest field service companies specialising in technology installations and repairs. Best Technology Services execute over 250,000 events every year with 300 engineers, spread across 60 points of presence nationally.

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Daniel Taylor

Digital Transformation Lead
Citi Australia

Daniel is the Digital Transformation Lead for Citi Australia. In his role, Daniel works closely with Citi’s regional and global teams to pioneer new digital opportunities, exploring how platforms and technologies can be leveraged to achieve better scale for Citi’s consumer banking group. He leads Citi’s Digital Transformation Board and works closely with the leadership team to advise on strategic initiatives and drive digital innovation across various business areas. He has had more than 7 years of Banking & Financial Services experience since completing a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce at the University of Queensland. He has a strong passion for digital inclusion and dedicates his free time to mentoring with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and advising social entrepreneurs with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and its associates.

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Wojciech Nadachowski

Chief Operating Officer
Autism CRC

Wojciech Nadachowski is the Chief Operating Officer of the Autism CRC, the world’s first national, collaborative research effort focused on autism. The Autism CRC is taking a whole of life approach to autism, focusing on diagnosis, education and adulthood.

Wojciech has worked with a range of autism organisations since 2006, and has a passion for transforming operational capacity through the implementation of systems that meet underlying true needs. These have included fundraising, general business and research processes.

Wojciech lead the translation of early detection research, through the development of ASDetect, a mobile app that helps parents identify whether their children are likely to have autism. Since its release February 2016, ASDetect has won the Victirian and National State iAwards for best Research and Development Project.

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