Innovation/Technology/Social Media Speakers

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Matt Barrie

Matt Barrie is an award winning entrepreneur, technologist and lecturer. He is Chief Executive of the world's largest outsourcing marketplace connecting over 10 million professionals from around the globe, and in the top 250 websites globally. In 2013, he was named in the top 10 Australian entrepreneurs to watch in 2013 by SmartCompany, the Blackberry Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Yea ...

Matt Newell

Matt Newell is a customer experience innovator who works with companies like Shoes of Prey. He is the recent recipient of two major awards ‘Store Design of the Year’ at the World Retail Awards in Paris and ‘Emerging Agency of the Year’. Matt’s keynotes and workshops on retail strategy, innovation, trends, human insights and marketing are interactive, insightful and entertaining. He speaks with a depth of knowledge that empowers his audience to revisit their way of thinking and challenge their current assumptions.

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley argues that human beings' ability to connect, collaborate and co-operate gives our species an often underestimated capacity for change and social progress. His latest book, The Rational Optimist, was longlisted for the FT's Business Book of the Year. Matt takes on contemporary pessimism to argue that, in spite of disasters and reverses, the world has been getting better and better for ...

Maureen Jordan

Maureen is a solicitor who carved a niche in the media to balance her world of work and family. Maureen also taught in both the secondary school system - both public and private - as well as teaching in the Commerce Faculty at the University of New South Wales. Maureen has been involved in magazine publishing for 12 years. She has owned her own small business for 19 years. Her company is involved ...

Michael Fertik

Michael Fertik is the world's leading expert on digital reputation. He is the Founder and CEO of Reputation.com, which protects online reputation and privacy in more than 100 countries worldwide. A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and recognized Silicon Valley futurist, Fertik is a serial entrepreneur and best-selling author on Internet identity. Fertik's current keynote is entitled "Reputa ...

Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, se ...

Michael Hewitt Gleeson

Michael Hewitt Gleeson has taught more people to think than any Australian in history. Michael is Australia's best-selling business author of: The Learn-To-Think Coursebook (1982: co-authored with Edward de Bono). He is also the co-founder of the School of Thinking, with Edward De Bono, in New York. School of Thinking lessons are exported to over 50 countries every day and have already reached ov ...

Michio Kaku

What will we be buying from the local store twenty years from now? Perhaps a new lung, or a robot? Michio's goal is the complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is also known as an author of popular science books, including the best-sellers Beyond Einstein, Vision ...

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