Innovation Technology Speakers

Chip Bell

Chip Bell's consulting practice helps organisations build a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty. Prior to starting a consulting firm, he was Vice President and Director of Management and Organisation Development for NCBN, now Bank of America. Dr Bell holds graduate degrees in organisational psychology and human resource development from Vanderbilt University and George Washington Un ...

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Chris Hughes

Co-founder of Facebook and the mastermind behind My.BarackObama.com, two of the most successful startups in modern history, Chris Hughes has spent his brief career developing technologies to make social communication and political organising easier and more efficient. Chris is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs who ar ...

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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today's highly disrupted digital world.

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Clay Christensen

Clayton Christensen reveals that innovation is not as unpredictable as most managers have come to believe. While the outcomes of past innovations seem random, the process by which innovations are packaged and shaped within companies is very predictable. By understanding and managing the forces that influence this process, companies can shape high-octane business plans that create truly disruptive ...

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Dale Beaumont

Dale Beaumont is best known as an award winning entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and a passionate promoter of education.

Having started his first business at the age of 19, Dale went on to build three different million dollar companies before the age of thirty.

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Dale Spender

Dale Spender is on the advisory board for the Department of Innovation and Information Economy, and has been on the management committee of the Ideas at the Powerhouse Festival. She is on the board of Enabling Queensland, and is a past member of the committee of management of the Australian Society of Authors, and of AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media and Internet Association). She is the princip ...

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Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory is a Behavioral Researcher & Strategist. An author, educator, and social commentator, he is the President and CEO of The Impossible Institute, an innovation and engagement think-tank founded to make what's not... possible! Dan's specialization is behavior and belief systems - our drives, our motives, the things that make us buy and the things that make us buy ... ...

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Daniel Burrus

A leading technology forecaster and strategist, Daniel Burrus has established an international reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its direct impact on the business world. Addressing powerful trends and timely opportunities, he offers practical guidelines for sparking innovation leading to sustained competitive advantage. ...

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David Berman

David Berman has been described as the "David Suzuki of design". He helps local and international audiences align their professional and person values, equips them with strategic skills, and challenges them to apply their professional strengths to help repair the World. David helps organizations get great things done, through the motivation and techniques he provides for applying strategy, design ...

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David Bornstein

Bornstein describes how, with determination and innovation, even a single person can make a positive change in the world. David Bornstein is the author of The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, which chronicles the worldwide growth of the anti-poverty strategy 'micro-credit'. The Price of a Dream drew on ten months of research in villages in Bangladesh. It was selected by the San Fr ...

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Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

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Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

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Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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