Innovation/Technology/Social Media Speakers

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Peter Xing

Peter is part of the Singularity University Expert Faculty on transhumanism and emerging technologies. He co-founded Transhumanism Australia and Transhuman Coin, a community of technologists dedicated to helping society transcend the limitations of our human biology using science and technology and funds scientific discovery and technological innovations that accelerate the transhumanism movement through decentralised finance.

Phil Preston

Phil helps purpose-driven leaders, teams and organisations realise their full potential without trading off their values and realities of work, life and doing business. Purpose-driven approaches balance the tension between profits, people and the planet and he explains what they are, how they work and how to put them into practice.

Phil's the author of Connecting Profit with Purpose and was recently quoted in the AFR report on purpose in business. For more than 15-years, he's been helping clients across all sectors through speaking, workshops, programs and facilitations.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

A materials scientist, engineer and inventor, Professor Veena Sahajwalla pioneers research into waste – turning it into a new generation of green materials and products. She does this as the Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at the University of New South Wales. In 2022 Professor Veena Sahajwalla was named the 2022 NSW State Australian of the Year.

Rael Bricker

Rael Bricker is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully transformed a health scare into motivation. With a rich background spanning finance, education, and leadership across two continents and two listed companies, Rael addresses key corporate challenges: change management, strategic alignment between culture and strategy, communication barriers, and technological integration. Holding an MBA, MSc, and CSP, he guides global businesses towards operational excellence and strategic success.

Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg is the founder and creative director of R to Z Studios, Inc. As one of the early employees at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer's marketing program. She led the company's U.S. election and international politics strategy and created Facebook's livestreaming capability through media partnerships during the Presidential Inauguration. Randi was nominated for an ...

Raymond Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as 'the restless genius' by the Wall Street Journal, and 'the ultimate thinking machine' by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the 'rightful heir to Thomas Edison', and PBS included Ray as one of 16 'revolutionaries who made America'. along with other inventors of the past two centuries. As one of the leading ...

Richard Branson

The face, spirit, and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world's most dynamic brands, Richard Branson is known for his unique vision, competitive style, and showy nature not only in business, but in all aspects of life. A global entrepreneur by every definition of the term, Branson, who has grown Virgin Group, Ltd. to include over 360 companies, is credited as the world's greates ...

Richard Hames

Recently described as one of this century's most foresightful corporate philosophers, and by Forbes Asia as one of the smartest people on the planet, Dr Richard Hames is one of the world's most influential intellectuals and strategic foresight practitioners. Founder of globally distributed think-tank The Hames Group, Richard works internationally as an adviser to governments and with many of the ...

Robert Brand

Robert Brand has a long history with space and the moon. At the age of 17 he wired up much of the video and communications systems in Sydney Australia that brought the world the Apollo 11 video from the moon. Over many years he has been stationed at the Parkes Radio Telescope for NASA's Voyager encounters with Uranus and Neptune and ESA's Giotto encounter with Halleys Comet. In more recent years h ...

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