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Day 1

Registration & Light Breakfast - Exhibition Area

Chairpersons Overview

Paul M Southwicck will give a welcome introduction to the audience.

Paul M Southwick Vice-Chair of Council Graduate Union of The University of Melbourne

Strategic Planning for Growth

Jason will focus on what matters for growth, drawing on our experience building the Facebook community to 2 billion people in just 13 years. Areas we could cover include the role of retention, achieving product-market fit, the role of marketing teams, and internationalization.

Jason Juma-Ross Head of Tech & Telecom Strategy Workplace by Facebook

Balancing the Culture of Growth with a Culture of Customer Centricity at Google

Catherine from Google will discuss: 'Balancing the Culture of Growth with a Culture of Customer Centricity at Google'.

Catherine Rex Strategy & Operations Lead Google

Morning Break - Exhibition Area

Stump the Strategist

Stump the Strategist is an event where the audience try to stump our strategist with their chewiest marketing and business strategy challenge, and they answer them live against the clock.And the best bit…at the end, you get to vote if they passed or were stumped

Ashton Bishop CEO Step Change
Kathy Rhodes Director, Strategy Step Change
Jeff Cooper Founding Partner Step Change

Staying Agile in the Fast Changing Mobility Space

Mark Harland will discuss: 'Staying Agile in the Fast Changing Mobility Space'

Mark Harland Director, Marketing General Motors

Culture, Diversity and Diversity of Thought

Jo-Ann will discuss the importance of culture, diversity and diversity of thought. 

Jo-Ann Pass Head of Digital Operations Sydney Water

Lunch

Transforming - back to how...

Adam will talk about 'Transforming - back to how...'

Adam Wardell Head Of Strategy, Innovation & Bus Development Novartis

Amplifying Australia's #1 News Site

Ron Erdos will discuss: 'Amplifying Australia's #1 News Site'

Ron Erdos Head of SEO News.com.au

Afternoon Break - Exhibition Area

Early diversification and the importance of Who

As the former Head of Digital Marketing for Ericsson and as a the current Head of Strategy at Oxil (a fast growing Melbourne based software startup) Dusan will delve into common issues faced by startups, where some of the offering definition practices have caused diversification too early, and the importance of Who gets lost.

Dusan Simic Former Head of Digital Marketing services Ericsson

Translating Innovation

Ben Flavel will discuss: 'Translating Innovation'

Ben Flavel Innovation Manager Geofabrics Australasia

Leading Lights: An Education Conversation Platform for Flourishing Learners

Aidan will discuss 'Leading Lights: An Education Conversation Platform for Flourishing Learners.'

Aidan McCarthy Head of Digital Transformation Catholic Education Western Australia

Networking Drinks - Exhibition Area

Day 2

Registration & Light Breakfast - Exhibition Area

Chairpersons Overview

Paul M Southwicck will give a welcome introduction to the audience.

Paul M Southwick Vice-Chair of Council Graduate Union of The University of Melbourne

Leveraging Payment Innovations for Growth

Melinda Tarrant will discuss: 'Leveraging Payment Innovations for Growth'.

Melinda Tarrant Director, Business Operations PayPal

How to Find Your Competitive Advantage

Understanding and leveraging your competitive advantage is becoming critical to differentiate yourself from your competition and giving customers a reason to choose your brand.  This talk explores the types competitive advantage and how to find competitive advantage in your organisation.

Mark Bradshaw Head of Product & Customer Experience William Hill

Morning Break - Exhibition Area

Imagining Internal Operations and Culture

Richard Hilliard will discuss: 'Imagining Internal Operations and Culture'.

Richard Hilliard Head of Digital Transformation Aussie

Is Fin-Tech Bullshit? Straight From the Horses Mouth

Fintech has already become a catch-all description in its own right. Fin equals financial services and Tech of course, technology. But here’s the kicker, fintech can not be an industry because, by its own definition, fintech does not offer a category benefit to consumers. So, after three years in development, and straight from the the horses mouth, a first hand account of how investors see a start-up and what consumers really think of fin-tech only 8 weeks after launch!

Andy Rice CMO & CCO TicToc Home

Creative Innovation & Technology Strategy

Chary Chigurala will discuss: 'Creative Innovation & Technology Strategy'

Chary Chigurala Head of IT Strategy Laminex

Lunch

A Breath of Digital Fresh Air: Using Digital to Progress Tradition

Megan will discuss the importance of digital in shaking up and progressing traditional ways of doing business, focusing on the experience of Crime Stoppers Victoria's digital journey over the past decade. 

Megan Hannan Head of Strategy Crime Stoppers Victoria

Technology: Your Only Source of Competitive Advantage

David Burt will discuss the importance of utilising technology in innovation and for you business  strategy.

David Burt New Ventures Manager CSIRO

Experiment Factory: Journey Towards a Multi-Platform Organisation

When your market operates under extreme uncertainty you need a purposeful technology organisation to enable the experimentation needed to survive and grow.  Discover how News Corp Australia has positioned digital technology to empower this exploration, with a practical run through of the practices, processes, and techniques it used to build an 'Experiment Factory' for its Digital Businesses.  Learn how multiple theories and frameworks are brought together at the coal-face reality of a modern digital enterprise.

Myles Lagolago-Craig Head of Platforms, Digital News Corporation

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