Speakers

Oliver Percovich

Oliver Percovich first skated in an empty pool at the age of six, while growing up in Papua New Guinea. In 1995 he competed in the Mystic Cup, an international skateboarding contest in Prague. He's worked at the Center for Risk and Community Safety on emergency management projects for various Australian government departments. He came to Kabul in February 2007, bringing his skateboards with him. ...

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent a total of 375 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there eight years after it first came out. ...

Ed Kavalee

Ed has been a professional MC since 2006. He has hosted several events for the University of Sydney (Open Days, Theatresports finals, and Orientation week), Belvoir Street Theatre (theatresports nights), Band and DJ competitions. With his remarkable improvisation skills he too has participated in competitions and has also won The 2005 Cranston Cup. Ed is also a regular ensemble cast member on N ...

Mike Goldman

Best known for his role narrating and hosting the Big Brother television phenomenon, Mike Goldman is the consummate entertainer. He is also an experienced radio host and talented MC who brings exceptional improvisational skills, humour, versatility and flexibility to your event. ...

Nova Peris

Nova Peris-Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and track and field. She became the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal on the hocky field. She later switched to athletics and contested the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. Nova has since worked in many roles supporting the indi ...

Alvin Quah

Excitable, affable and unfailingly enthusiastic, Alvin is poles apart from the stereotype of a science expert. After numerous years studying, and with a pharmaceutical career behind him, Alvin says that MasterChef Australia has finally given him the opportunity to do something for himself. With a Malaysian background, Alvin says that his cooking is influenced by his heritage. Alvin's life has take ...

Dr Catriona Wallace

Dr Catriona Wallace is an Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse specialist. Catriona has been recognised by AFR as the most influential woman in business and entrepreneurship and by Onalytica as one of the top speakers on both Ethical AI and the Metaverse, internationally. Catriona co-authored the book Checkmate Humanity: the how and why of Responsible AI.

An expert in Digital Transformation, Dr Wallace is an Adjunct Professor, Founder of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance and Co-Chairs Richard Branson’s B Team AI Coalition. Catriona was the Founder of a machine learning company based out of New York and is also a mother of five.

Corporal Mark Donaldson

Corporal Donaldson enlisted into the Australian Army and entered recruit training at the Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka, NSW. He demonstrated an early aptitude for soldiering and was awarded the prizes for best shot and best at physical training in his platoon. Subsequently he was allocated to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the school of infantry at Singleton, NSW, where ...

Ric Willmot

Most businesses are en route to destinations they don't seek because a strategy they haven't set is taking them there ... In this current economy, what's necessary is a committed and successful strategy to keep existing clients, attract new clients and continually build revenues and profits to not only survive but thrive. Ric Willmot is "The Strategist." He doesn't waste time on theory. All ...

Ryan Campbell

Ryan is the youngest pilot to solo-circumnavigate the world, one of Australia's 50 Great Explorers, plane crash survivor, incomplete paraplegic, and best-selling author.

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