The Speakers

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Dr Desley Lodwick

Dr Lodwick was coding in the 70s(!), taught programming and became a Head of School in the 80s, did a Masters in the 90s and...

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Paula Burton

Paula Burton's world revolves around connecting the dots between business, technology, ideas, social impact and smart people to help solutions come to life. She brings...

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Professor Karen Hapgood

Professor Karen Hapgood is Executive Dean at Deakin University, covering the schools of IT, Engineering, Architecture and Life and Environmental Science A Professor of Engineering,...

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Dr Jan Owen AM

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation...

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Kira Eviston

Kira has been in the technology industry for over 11 years as a designer. She has also worked as a hybrid marketing-design professional for eight...

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Dr Elaine Saunders

Dr Elaine Saunders is an innovator and social entrepreneur; an advocate on the issue of hearing loss. A Biomedical Engineer, Audiological Scientist, business-woman and Director,...

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Andi Chatterton

As Co-founder and the Head of Conversational Design at inGenious AI, Andi designs and creates chatbots for voice and text-based interactions. Andi developed skills in...

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Yishan Chan

Yishan is the host of Digital Learners Podcast, helping people build their talent stack to forge their own path in the future of work. Speaking...

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Dr Linda McIver

Linda is Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute, a registered charity which trains teachers to use Data Science projects to make STEM...

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Jo Coldwell-Neilson

Jo Coldwell-Neilson is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. Jo is passionate about engaging...

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Bree Turner

Bree is a PhD candidate at RMIT researching how women perform feminist activism on social media. She uses a unique performance methodology to explore women's...

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Barbara Jinks

Barbara is an international consultant with over 30 years in the gas industry, starting on site as an offshore pipeline engineer and developing into a...

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