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Category: Technology, Change and the Future

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and petrol head and is the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. She ad...

Yvonne Adele

Yvonne Adele has been described in client testimonials as inspiring, interactive, vibrant, thought-provoking, well-researched, experienced, memorable,...

Richard Aedy

Richard Aedy presents The Media Report and Sunday Profile on Radio National. Previously he presented the popular Life Matters program every morning on...

Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt is one of the world's leading thinkers and practitioners on ultra-wide scale human engagement. His work over the last thirty years has fo...



Justin Baird

Originally from the United States, Justin lived in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Sydney. He holds a dual degree in El...

Dr Kristine Barlow-Stewart

Kristine Barlow-Stewart, BSc (U.Syd), PhD (U.NSW was the first in Australia to be certified by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia as a genetic...

Bill Bartee

Bill is a founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners who focuses on software, telecommunications, and internet services companies. ...

Steve Baxter

Tech start-up investor Steve Baxter is a proud Queenslander, born in the remote town of Cloncurry and raised in Emerald in the State’s central highlan...

Dr Genevieve Bell

Dr Genevieve Bell is an accomplished anthropologist and researcher, highly regarded industry expert and frequent commentator on the intersection of cu...

Professor Michael J. Biercuk

The future of technology lies in harnessing the most exotic phenomena in quantum physics – the rules that govern the behaviour of light and matter at ...

Geoffrey Blainey

An economic and social commentator on present-day Australia, Geoffrey Blainey was born in Victoria and brought up in country towns, including Leongath...

Peter Blasina

Peter Blasina is regularly acknowledged for having made a valuable contribution to the high standard of IT journalism both locally and overseas. A ...

John Brodie

John Brodie established VIM Sustainability Consulting in 2003 to cater for the growing demand for his individual expertise and the interest in sustain...

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared...

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator. She has published eight books, in...



Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is a technologist, marketer, entrepreneur, and educator. She has extensive experience in senior executive roles for diverse organis...

Dr James Chin Moody

James Chin Moody is a co-founder and CEO of Sendle, a technology company revolutionising parcel delivery in Australia. He was recently chosen by as on...



Tasneem Chopra

A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem was listed as “One of 16 Women To Watch in 2016" by Latte magazine. In previous years she has been listed in The...

Jeffrey Cole

Jeffrey Cole has been at the forefront of media and communication technology policy issues in both the United States and internationally for the past ...

Rev. Tim Costello

Tim Costello is one of Australia's most recognised voices on social justice, leadership and ethics, having engaged in public debates on gambling, urba...

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is a writer, and broadcaster with the ABC. She is a regular guest on ABC News 24's 6pm current affairs show The Drum, and on ABC TV's Su...

Dr Clio Cresswell

Dr Clio Cresswell has established a diverse career as a mathematician, author, writer and presenter. Clio is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Ma...

Prof. Paul Davies

Paul Davies is theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, author and broadcaster. He currently holds the position of Professor of Natural Phi...

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and authority on business strategy. He is Founding Chairman o...



Dr.Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono is regarded by many as the leading authority in the field of creative thinking, innovation and the direct teaching of thinking as a ski...

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Immunologist Laureate Professor, Peter Doherty is the Patron of the Peter Doherty Institute. For over 50 years, Professor Doherty has dedicated his li...

Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez has won 7 international industry awards for product design and sustainability and was named one of Advance’s “50 for the Future” entre...

Dr Alan Duffy

Dr Duffy is a Research Fellow at Swinburne University with a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Manchester, creating baby univer...

David Ellyard

David Ellyard has been in and around science and technology all his working life. He has worked as a researcher, a teacher in schools and university, ...

Shara Evans

Shara Evans is internationally acknowledged as a cutting edge technology futurist, keynote speaker, commentator, strategy advisor and thought leader, ...



Simon Fjell

Simon Fjell is Co-founder director of the Permaculture Institute International, now a global sustainable design organisation with many thousands of pr...

Professor Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is on a mission. He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, and that before too long these changes will...

Peter S. Ford

Peter Ford is the extraordinary mind behind NeuroSwitch - a system he Beta-tested with Prof. Stephen Hawking, that is revolutionising the lives of peo...



Dr Jason Fox

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy & design expert who shows forward thinking leaders how to influence culture & build for the future of work. H...



Adam Franklin

Adam Franklin is a social media speaker and marketing manager of Bluewire Media -- the web strategy-consulting firm he co-founded in 2005 with schoolm...

Oliver Freeman

Oliver Freeman is Managing Director of the foresight business, The Neville Freeman Agency, which he co-founded with Richard Neville in 2002. He was al...



Future Crunch

Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining...

Rob Gell, B. Sc (Hons) FEIANZ, FRGS

Rob Gell is an environmental geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist having completed a Science Degree at Melbourne University in the ea...

Andy Gent

Andy Gent is leader in the area of social media and translating what this means to businesses as consumers rapidly adopt this new media for communicat...

Paul Gilding

He has spent over 30 years working on sustainability issues as an advisor, activist, businessman and thought leader. This long, frontline experience g...

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Susan Greenfield is Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University, a neuroscientist, writer, and broadcaster. She has been awarded 30 Honorary Degree...

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, author, broadcaster, science journalist and sustainability researcher. She is an...

Alex Hartman

When he was 16, Mr Hartman was the youngest-ever columnist on the Sydney Morning Herald. At 22, he became the youngest-ever director of a public compa...

Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith

Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist, communicator and occasional ultra-marathon runner. Her research uses some of the largest tel...

Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson is the world authority on Newsell. He holds the worlds first PhD in Lateral Thinking for discovering a brand new strategy fo...

Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com, and founder and curator of the new venture, DoTheFuture.com. Glen is dedicated to disseminatin...



David Hill

David Hill is unquestionably one of Australia's most sort after business speakers with experience spanning most industries from Government, the Media,...

Peter Hind

Peter Hind, through his company Launch Pad Marketing Pty Ltd, is an independent analyst, researcher and commentator on the IT industry around Asia Pac...

Bernie Hobbs

Bernie Hobbs is best known as a popular judge from ABC TV's The New Inventors, and she's a firm favourite with audiences for her weekly science spots ...

Ross Honeywill

The doyen of consumer behaviour, Ross Honeywill is an internationally recognised authority on the impact of the changing social fabric on the future o...

Tony Hughes

He was a lead consultant in Europe for the International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP) and on behalf of Austrade (...

Deane Hutton

With a background in educational technology and a flair for experiments, Deane Hutton presents a science show that brings out the"kid" in everyone. ...



Karen James

Fast-talking, funny and pulling no punches, Karen James is a Jersey girl turned social entrepreneur, author and speaker, who has risen through the ran...

Toby Jenkins

Toby Jenkins is the MD and co-founder of Bluewire Media as well a popular and entertaining speaker on digital strategy, sport & business. Toby was ...

Dr Gael Jennings

Dr Gael Jennings is a strategic advisor to government and industry, specialising in science, engineering, maths, media and communications; a TV and r...

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is an award-winning technology journalist, Internet guru and media commentator. He has analysed and predicted the future of technology and ...

James Kirby

James Kirby is considered to be one of Australia's leading financial journalists. As a commentator, broadcaster and entrepreneur in his own right, he ...

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, AM

When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the Space shu...



Roger La Salle

Roger La Salle is professional engineer, a director of a number of companies and a successful business entrepreneur. Roger developed and documented hi...



Sue Langley

Sue Langley is a speaker, facilitator and master trainer who inspires people to apply emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience to ...



Andy Lark

Andy Lark is a globally awarded marketer and leader in social and digital technologies. He is the CEO of Group Lark and former Chief Marketing and Onl...

Joe Letteri

Joe Letteri has pioneered and developed many of the digital techniques that have become the standard in bringing photographic quality to high-end visu...

Emma Lo Russo

Emma Lo Russo is an international business leader, strategist, marketer, coach, speaker and writer. She co-founded Digivizer, Australia’s leading soc...

Darren Lomman

Darren Lomman is the CEO and Founder of the Dreamfit Foundation. Darren is a Churchill Fellow, and has been recognised for his role at the Foundation ...

Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and novelist who has made a lifelong study of the attitudes and behaviour of Australians. He is the author of twelv...

Bruce McCabe

Bruce McCabe is a global thought leader in technology and business innovation. As the Managing Director of S2 Intelligence Pty Ltd, Bruce has cond...

Mark McCrindle

The times are changing faster than ever -- technologically, demographically, economically. Today, it is imperative that organisations and leaders obse...



Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley)

Anne-Maree McInerney (formerly Huxley) is a highly regarded business and community leader with a focus on new disruptive innovation, technologies and ...

Anne McKevitt

Anne McKevitt, Interior Designer Entrepreneur From high school drop out to head of a multi-million dollar interior design, construction and propert...

Susan McLean

Susan McLean was a member of Victoria Police for 27years, and is considered an expert in the area of cybersafety and young people. As the mother of 3 ...

Hamish McRae

Hamish McRae is one of Europe's leading futurists on global business, economics and society. A London based economic journalist, Hamish is the author ...

Ruben Meerman

Ruben Meerman is a surfer with a physics degree known to a generation of Aussie kids and parents as the ABC's Surfing Scientist. He has presented scie...

Kathie Melocco

Kathie Melocco is a international multi award-winning PR practitioner, futurist and marketing strategist with more than 20 years' experience working a...

Kevin Mitnick

With more than fifteen years of experience in exploring computer security, Kevin Mitnick is a largely self-taught expert in exposing the vulnerabiliti...

Michael Mobbs

Michael Mobbs has held an interest in sustainable design for over 20 years, advising about technology, design, environmental law and policy to governm...



Jonar C. Nader

For thirty years, Jonar has worked in sales, marketing, and management; and is now the Chairman of Logictivity Pty Ltd - a management consulting firm....



Dr Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen’s mission in life is to improve the lives of as many people as possible and to be a driving force behind positive human and technolog...

Prof. Neville R. Norman

With that rare combination of academic credibility and business acumen, Professor Neville Norman is a much sought after economic consultant, commentat...

Sir Ralph Norris

Sir Ralph Norris joined the Commonwealth Bank as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in September 2005 and he retired from this position in ...

Alison Page

Alison Page is an interior designer and member of the Merrima Design group. She has worked on health, education, commercial office, arts centre and pu...

Laurel Papworth

Laurel was named by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her "Head of Industry, Social Media"...



Alan Patching

Alan Patching challenges and inspires corporate and government leaders and potential leaders to take steps and make changes to foster the innovation n...

Dr Graeme Pearman

Dr Graeme Pearman is noted multiple award winning scientist and committed environmentalist. A science advisor to USA Vice President Al Gore, Dr Pearma...

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. P...



Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of susta...

Iggy Pintado

Accomplished and experienced business leader, executive, coach, speaker and author, Iggy is an internationally recognized connection technology guru a...

Claire Raines

Claire Raines is the co-author of the award-winning Twentysomething: Managing & Motivating Today's New Work Force; Beyond Generation X: A Practical Gu...



Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is one of Asia’s most sought after futurists, and is an award-winning industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on digital. He i...

Jo Rush

Jo Rush was a guest reporter on Getaway presenting stories throughout 2003. Prior to Getaway, Jo was the Presenter for Next Wave, a science televisi...

Chris Russell

Trained as an agricultural scientist, Chris has spent the last thirty years working in various technical and commercial roles in over 30 countries inc...

Phil Ruthven

Phil Ruthven is the founder and Chairman of IBISWorld, an international corporation providing online business information, forecasting and strategic s...

Kerri Sackville

Kerri Sackville is an Australian columnist, blogger, social media addict and bestselling author. Her first book, When My Husband Does The Dishes... i...

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre (SMaRT Centre @UNSW) at the University of New Sout...

Peter Schmigel

Peter Shmigel has 10 years experience in several facets of environmental management and policy. With social sciences qualifications, Peter works with ...

Dr Paul Scully-Power

Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker, and is Australia’s first astronaut. He has extensive international experi...

Peter Sheahan

As founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With ...



David Shein

David Shein emigrated from South Africa to Australia in November 1986 to take up the position of National Sales Manager of Ozisoft. Prior to joining O...

Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood is an ordinary guy who somehow found himself at the forefront of a global movement. His personal decision to clean plastic from his fav...

Michael P Smith

Michael P. Smith is an established leader in the mobile and wireless communication industry and is a well-respected commentator in industry and consum...

Karen Stocks

Former Managing Director Twitter Australia Karen was Twitter Australia’s Founding Managing Director and set up the local operations including its adv...

David Suzuki

David T. Suzuki PhD, the Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. David has received co...

Anja Taylor

Anja Taylor is an award winning science journalist, best known for her work on ABC’s flagship science program Catalyst. Taking an unusual road, Anja d...

Andrew Thomas

In 1996 Dr Andrew Thomas became the first Australian to take part in a space research mission. After an extensive career as a mechanical engineer ...

Steve Tighe

Steve Tighe is one of Australia's most compelling speakers on the future and innovation. He is recognised for his thought-provoking observations, and ...



Carmel Travers

Carmel Travers' career in the media began twenty five years ago when she commenced her cadetship in journalism at the Australian Broadcasting Corporat...

Dr Catriona Wallace

Dr Wallace is the Founder and CEO of high-profile FinTech and ASX Listed company (Cre8tek:CR8) Flamingo, which provides an Intelligent Guided Selling ...

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh helps prepare global business leaders for what's next. He is a leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer beh...



Prof Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is one of the leading researchers in the world in Artificial Intelligence. He was recently named in the inaugural Knowledge Nation 100, the...

Fred Watson

Fred Watson comes from a long line of Freds, but seems to have been the first in the family to become an astronomer. He was born and raised on the out...

Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson has thirty years experience as a journalist, author and film producer both in Australia and the UK. He is best known for the televisio...

Peter Williams

Peter is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation with a particular focus on digital innovation. Although his professional train...

Robyn Williams AM

Robyn Williams is a science journalist and presenter of Radio National's Science Show (since 1975), Ockham's Razor and In Conversation. A fascinating ...

Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood revolutionised the travel industry in Australia when he created the concept for, and co-founded, Wotif.com in 2000. From his simple and in...

Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's ...