Sonia is known as “The Accidental Entrepreneur” because the path to her CEO and entrepreneurial roles was unexpected and unpredictable.
What she found was a world where ‘leadership’ was a role, not an attitude; a world where leaders didn’t understand themselves, let alone how to manage the different personalities in their teams. Sonia is not one to run from risk, so when she decided that the old concept of leadership needed a good shake-up, she knew she was the right person to do it.
Peter Garrett is a long-time advocate and campaigner on a range of local and global issues. A member of Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s most successful bands, he served as a cabinet minister in the Rudd/Gillard Labor governments from 2007-13.
Nathan is already an accomplished MC and host, known extensively in Melbourne for his work with a wide variety of corporates and sporting organisations. As well as MC’ing their corporate functions, Nathan is the on-ground host for a variety of AFL, Rugby and A-League teams among many others
Andy Lark is a globally recognised and awarded marketer and leader in social and digital technologies building and running some of the world's most successful brands. For the past two decades, Andy has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define - and then attain - digital and brand greatness for their institutions. He is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. From industry conferences to internal events and team workshops, Andrew is relied on for his inspiring insights on technology and consumer trends.
Georgie Gardner is one of the country’s best known and most popular television presenters. She currently anchors Australia’s leading news service, Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin with colleague, Peter Overton, and is the guest host and a regular contributor for Today Extra.
Casey Conway is one of Australia’s hottest and most unique properties right now. The former NRL Sydney Roosters player is one of Australia’s few, and most successful, Aboriginal male models, having starred in campaigns for Sluggers swimwear, aussieBum apparel and BLK performance apparel.
In September 2013 my husband Ralph and I, co-founded ‘The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation’ (TKYF) a charity that was formed following the murder of our 18-year- old son, on his first night out in Kings Cross on a Saturday in July 2012. Making that awful decision to switch off Thomas’ life support, to donating his organs – the media called us the ‘epitome of courage upon courage’.
Dazed and raw from losing our first child, we were then confronted by a lack of justice in our courtrooms. We were told, “never to expect justice” along with 25 other families in the room that night who also had experienced
murder. From the Supreme Court to the Court of Criminal Appeal to finally the High Court – we knew that amendments had to be made for victims. Advocating to three Attorney General’s over 3 years, amendments and
new laws were introduced.
Trevor is one of Australia’s most recognised and influential technology journalists with more than 20 years’ experience in the media. From working behind the scenes to hosting live radio programs, providing regular segments live on National Radio and Television and producing over 550 podcasts on Technology, Trevor Long is the go-to- guy for Technology News, Trends, Insights and Information.
Everald is Chairman of the LONGEVITY FORUM, a not for profit entity established by the eminent think-tank PER CAPITA, which has undertaken the task of implementing the Blueprint for an Ageing Australia. Everald was a Founding Director of National Seniors Australia. He served on its Board of Directors for 35 years and was Chairman for 25 years, retiring in 2010 when he took up a new role as Chairman of the Australian Government’s Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing for three years.
Discover how the world will change over the next 10 years and beyond. Fuelled by insatiable curiosity, diligent research and the ability to connect cutting edge developments and trends into a holistic picture, technology futurist Shara Evans delivers high-energy multi-media keynote speeches that will keep your audience engaged.
Fusing an engineering background with 19 years of running award-winning tech analyst firms, along with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies, Shara weaves the implications of technology innovations into powerful narratives that can be applied to every industry.