The Speakers

The Click List is a brand new program for Vic ICT for Women. We look forward to adding profiles for each speaker that include Twitter and LinkedIn handles, web addresses, showreels, headshots, bios and more in the coming weeks.

We opened nominations for The Click List in mid-February and since then we’re thrilled to report we’ve received over 150 public nominations, with a further 200 or so nominations from among our networks.

We have our sleeves rolled up to review all nominations as they come in, curate the bios, showreels and headshots, and create individual profiles that can be searched by area of expertise, location, and more.

Please bear with us (we’re run by volunteers as a not-for-profit) as we continue to add speakers and functionality to this site.

In the meantime, feel free to nominate people for The Click List. We especially want to make space for non-binary folk, people of Colour, Indigenous Australians, and people who may not have a huge showreel but know their stuff. Age is no barrier if you’ve got something to say.

EMMA SHARROCK

AGILE SPECIALIST

If you want to bring the agile mindset to your company, team, conference or event, I’m the speaker for you, delivering keynotes and other presentations that demystify  Agile, the future of project leadership, and how it can apply to your team.

Website: The Agile Project Manager

HOMAXI IRANI

UX/CX STRATEGIST & EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Homaxi is an Experience Designer and UX/CX Strategist based throughout Asia & Australia. She is an Educator and mentor.

Visit her LinkedIn Profile

LIZ DOHERTY

DIGITAL CREATIVE & FACILITATOR

Liz is a highly skilled and experienced digital creative. She owns her own creative agency, Liz Doherty Creative, and delivers digital brand strategies that connect. She is an experienced facilitator when brands are grappling with their digital creative presence.

Visit Liz’s LinkedIn Profile

ROW MURRAY

TALKING SEX TECH

Row is the tech sexpert, having authored the definitive book on Snapchat, teens and sex education, and regularly writing for outlets like HuffPost AU and body+soul on the topic of sex tech. Row is a keynote speaker.

Visit Row’s LinkedIn Profile

NATASHA REIDY

HACKATHON EXPERT & FACILITATOR

Natasha is a major projects manager in the tech space, with experience spanning New Zealand, the UK and Australia. She has specialised in coordinating, running and facilitating Hackathons, so if you’ve got something to build or something to break, get in touch with Natasha.

Visit Natasha’s LinkedIn Profile

CHRIS SKIPPER-CONWAY

TECH CAREERS KEYNOTE

Chris lives and breathes tech, and is the CEO of GMT People, a tech recruiter, as well as the Chair of Vic ICT for Women. Chris tells it how it is when it comes to diversity, unconscious and conscious bias in tech careers.

Visit her LinkedIn Profile

FELICITY WHELAN

BROADCASTER & DIGITAL VIDEO EXPERT

Felicity may look familiar through her work on TV as a Broadcaster and she’s now a working MC & Video Content Producer, having founded Glue Content. If you’re in need of a dynamic MC or a keynote who knows her video production, get in touch.

Visit Felicity’s Website

ANNA LEIBEL

CIO KEYNOTE & PANEL

Anna has transformed her career from senior corporate roles to creating her own (tech) consulting firm to work with clients of her choice and is currently the CIO at Uni Super where she is transforming the business. Her expertise span across technology, transformation, leading change, culture and navigating your career. Anna has an authentic and fresh approach to all that she does and ensures everyone around her in along for the ride.

Visit Anna’s LinkedIn

DAYLE STEVENS

CIO & DIVERSITY CHAMPION

Divisional CIO at AGL, previously NAB. Board member – Robogals. Mentor & Tutor – Queens Young Leaders. Ambassador – Girl Geek Academy. Passionate about technology, gender diversity & changing the world.

Visit Dayle’s LinkedIn Profile

DR SARAH DODS

INNOVATION KEYOTE

Dr Sarah Dods is a maven, technologist and innovation business leader. Currently with Australia Post as an Innovation Business Leader, Sarah’s career spans deep-tech in Australia’s innovation system, across public and private research organisations, high-tech startups, telecoms, IT & resources innovation, business development and commercialisation. 

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JESSICA REESBY

PANEL MEMBER

Jessica is the founder of Reesby IT Recruitment (focusing on female IT talent) and is Radio Co-Host on “Geeks Interrupted” 94.1fm and Founder of the Women in Cyber Security Gala with Kaspersky Lab and Hewlett Packard. She commentates on future technologies, such as cryptocurrencies, AI, careers and more.

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NATASHA NORTON

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, TECH & SPORT

Natasha is the CEO of Accuteque and has significant experience in managing the operational function of a growing organisation that is required to be pro-active and at time pre-active. She is a keynote on leadership, inclusion and diversity in tech.

Visit Natasha’s LinkedIn Profile

MARYANN JAMIESON

AI, AUTOMATION & ROBOTIC TECH

Maryann is the General Manager of Automation technologies at ANZ bank delivering artificial intelligence, automation and robotic technologies to drive simpler banker and customer experiences. A 30 year tech veteran, Maryann can deliver keynotes and participate in panels.

Visit Maryann’s LinkedIn Profile

DR CAITLIN BYRT

PLANT TECH 

Dr Caitlin Byrt is a research scientist and lecturer studying how to improve plants for future food security and to increase the productivity of agricultural industries. Her areas of expertise includes plant physiology, plant biotechnology and improving plant environmental stress tolerance.

Visit Dr Byrt’s LinkedIn Profile

KARIN VERSPOOR

HEADING TO ANTARCTICA!

Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Natural Language Processing (text mining, text analytics). Member of Homeward Bound #TeamHB2019 and on a voyage to Antarctica!

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KELLY BENSON

TALKING PROGRAMMING

Kelly joined ThoughtWorks as a senior developer in 2015 and has over seventeen years development experience.  One of the things she loves most about being a programmer is the variety of being able to work with large and small companies on projects from small phone apps to complex real-time systems and building things in a number of languages and tech stacks.

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MICHELLE REDFERN

TECH, GENDER DIVERSITY & SPORT

Michelle is an in-demand speaker, moderator
and MC at conferences, leadership forums and diversity events. and is the founder of Advancing Women and co-founder of social enterprise Culturally Diverse Women. Michelle’s mission is to achieve gender equality
and to advance women in business and the sporting sector.

Visit Michelle’s LinkedIn Profile

AMRUTA JOSHI

AGILE KEYOTE

Amruta is an agile and quality enthusiast and experienced keynote speaker. She is passionate about propagating agile and affecting the mindset at work.

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HELEN SNITKOVSKY

KEYNOTE & PANEL

Helen’s work is drawing the best out of Lean, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, XP, DevOps, holocracy, integral theory, theory of constraints, lean accounting, lean change, #noprojects, management 3.0, immunity to change, servant leadership and other practices to assist organisations with thriving in the 21st VUCA world.

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JOANNE STUBBS

CIO KEYNOTE & PANEL MEMBER

Joanne Stubbs has over 20 years of IT experience in a variety of industry sectors including retail, automotive financial services, banking and the airline industry. Joanne is currently the CIO of Bakers Delight Holdings.
Joanne brings substantial skills in structuring teams with a delivery mindset, managing change, implementing project management techniques and delivering business value.

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