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Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese diaspora writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate. A 'recovering' mechanical engineer, Yassmin ha...

Naureen Alam

Naureen is an awarded change maker and energy leader as Group Manager of Future Low Carbon Portfolio at AGL Energy, leading a team developing emerging...

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...

Gus Balbontin

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Gus Balbontin is one of them. He's an investor, entrepreneur, ...

Scott Bales

A technology guru, Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting-edge arena known as "The Digital Shift", encompassing innovation, culture, design, te...

Dr Catherine Ball

Associate Professor, Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company an...

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 Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM

Jenine is a trailblazer and about as authentic as it gets. She cares about the world, and all of those that she works with and beyond. She has many a...

Prof Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA

Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA was appointed the 13th Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2024. Genevieve is the University's first...

Lucy Bloom

Meet Lucy Bloom, a business, leadership, and philanthropy powerhouse. With a career spanning diverse sectors over three decades, Lucy's extraordinary ...



Dr Jessica Bloom

Dr Jessica Bloom has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Sydney - studying galaxy mergers and their impact on galaxy evolution. Jessica is pa...

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown is one of Australia's leading commentators on consumer electronics. Charlie specialises is delivering complex technical information abou...

Reanna Browne

Reanna Browne is an academically trained and practicing futurist, industry fellow, strategic workforce planner, start-up co-founder, keynote speaker a...

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...



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 ...

Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is an ABC writer and presenter who has covered Australian politics for 20 years but ...

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...

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chai...



Mark Dobson

It's easy to believe that others have easier paths to their goals. They don't. The game is "who can navigate through the obstacles". Mark's mastery...

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FRS

Trained initially as a veterinarian, Peter Doherty's Australian immunologist and pathologist who, with Rolf Zinkernage of Switzerland, received the No...

Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez is a thought leader in resilience, sustainable innovations, and exponential mindset. A futurist and inventor with seven international ...



Dr Alan Duffy

Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University creating baby universes on supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our M...

Shara Evans

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



Marc Fennell

Marc Fennell is a Walkley-winning journalist and documentary maker. A 5-time medallist at the New York Festivals TV and Radio Awards, Marc has bee...



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

Prof Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential environmentalists. An author of best-selling books, presenter for numerous television documen...



Dr David Flannery

David is a planetary scientist formerly based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has designed, developed and fielded numerous robotic platforms f...

Peter Shann Ford

Peter Ford was the first Australian news anchor on CNN in Atlanta. He was also working for a US Government Rehabilitation Research and Development ...



Dr Jason Fox

They say he plays dice with Loki (badly), that Hermes once gave him a high-five (crisp), that he does coffee with Lady Fortuna on a semi-regular basis...



Adam Franklin

Co-founder and CEO of Bluewire Media, and co-author of the best-seller Web Marketing That Works Adam Franklin is the bestselling author of Web Mark...

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 is a coastal geomorphologist by training; he taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography at Melbourne State College and Melbourne Universi...

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...

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian science communicator, environmental campaigner, best-selling author, journalist and broadcaster, diversity adv...

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist, author, broadcaster, board member, and occasional ultra-marathon runner. As the Austra...

Dr Angus Hervey

Angus is a political economist and a journalist specialising in the impact of disruptive technologies on society. He was the founding community manage...

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...

Bernie Hobbs

Bernie Hobbs is best known as a popular judge from ABC TV's The New Inventors, and her many years presenting science on ABC radio & TV around Australi...

Tane Hunter

Tane is a cancer researcher, bio-informatician, and science communicator. He's a co-founder of Future Crunch, as well as a data analytics startup, Lig...

Dan Ilic

Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedic voices. Dan is now back in Australia after working in Los Angeles as the Executive Producer of Co...

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...

Rae Johnston

Rae Johnston is a multi-award-winning journalist, TV, and radio presenter focusing on the geekier side of life. The first Science & Technology Edi...

Amanda Johnstone

As one of Australia's most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda's contributions have been celebrated by TIME as...

Dr Jillian Kenny

Dr Jillian Kenny is an engineer, an educator, and a pilot-in-training. As a Lecturer at The University of Melbourne, she specialises in teaching, with...

Dr Fiona Kerr

Dr Fiona Kerr is an expert speaker, renowned globally for engaging her audience by making complex subject matter accessible to all. Fiona presents bot...



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...



Dr Niraj Lal

Dr Niraj Lal has won awards for renewable energy research, science communication, and human rights activism. He graduated from the University of Cambr...

Sue Langley

Sue Langley turns science into simple and practical tools anyone can use, inspiring individuals, organisations and teams to be the best they can be. ...



Andy Lark

Andy Lark is an internationally renowned marketer and innovator in social media. Andy is the Chief Marketing & Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of ...

Michala Ledwidge

Michela Ledwidge is an award-winning creative and technical director who specialises in real-time and virtual production (using game engines for film ...

Mick Liubinskas

Mick Liubinskas is a climate tech investor and advisor. He co-founded Climate Salad to help build climate-focused startups and help the world get to a...

Emma Lo Russo

Emma Lo Russo is an international business leader, strategist, speaker and writer. She is CEO of Digivizer, Australia's leading social web analytics ...

Bridget Loudon

Bridget Loudon is an entrepreneur and business leader. Bridget cares about technology as a transformative and equalising force in society. Australi...

Hugh Mackay AO

Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and bestselling author. Hugh has had a 60-year career in social research, and was also a weekly n...

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social...



George McEncroe

George McEncroe is a comedian, a writer, a teacher, a footy coach and a broadcaster. Oh and she also started Australia's first female rideshare compan...

Danilo McGarry

Digital transformation, Ai, Innovation and future of work are the most important topics in any company today. Every board, C level and decision maker ...



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 ...



Dr Linda McIver

Dr Linda McIver is the Author of Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World. Selected as one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM by Scien...

Susan McLean

Susan McLean is Australia's foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. Widely known as the 'cyber c...

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...



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...



Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran is cofounder of PatientNotes, a clinical note-taking tool that uses AI to reduce the admin burden of health practitioners across Australia...

Tony Nash

Tony Nash started his first internet business in 1996. In 2004 Tony founded Booktopia (ASX:BKG), an online bookstore, with an allocated budget of $10 ...

Dr Joanne Orlando

Dr Joanne Orlando (PhD) is changing our relationship with technology. She combines cutting-edge research, and 10+ years of working with industry, gove...



Laurel Papworth

In 2023, Laurel Papworth is pleased to announce she has licenced her AI Is My CoPilot course at Australian Institute of Management (AIM) as she presen...



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

Graeme joined CSIRO in 1971, establishing a research program on atmospheric chemistry and was a prime influence in the establishment of the Cape Grim ...

Yemi Penn

Yemi Penn is a global thought leader on how to ignite your Rebellious Curiosity at an individual, team and organisational level. An Engineer by pro...

Gihan Perera

Has disruption - from employee burnout, hybrid work, AI, global uncertainty, and more - shaken up your world? Are your people looking for clear leader...



Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce is a futurist, inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and podcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the Web. Pes...



Dr Vanessa Pirotta

Dr Vanessa Pirotta is a wildlife scientist, woman in STEMM/STEAM, science communicator, author and vessel operator. Vanessa's research uses innovat...

Stevan Premutico

Stevan is one of Australia's leading tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, in the middle of the GFC he conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on...

The Hon Christopher Pyne

Christopher is Chairman of strategic advisory and public affairs consulting firm Pyne and Partners. Christopher is Chairman of Vision 2020, the na...

Nancy Rademaker

Nancy Rademaker is one of the very few female international keynote speakers to cover the impact of digitization on customer behaviour and how that af...

Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie

Kate is a multi-award winning game designer, innovation facilitator and explainer of the future. Kate combines her naturally playful and engaging...

Chris Riddell

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



Chris Russell

Graduated as an agricultural scientist, Chris has worked in various technical, advisory and commercial roles in over 30 countries mainly specialising ...

Stephen Scheeler

Stephen is Australia's most authoritative voice on digital disruption, transformation, AI, culture & leadership. His experience at the heart of Silico...

Prof Georgina Long AO & Prof Richard Scolyer AO

2024 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO's enduring partnership has saved thousands of lives from me...

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 ...



Tim Silverwood

Tim Silverwood is an award-winning environmentalist committed to reducing human impacts on the natural world. A keen surfer, Tim became alarmed at the...

Karen Stocks

Karen Stocks is the VP Global Measurement at Google with over 20 years experience in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industries, speciali...

Dr Keith Suter

Dr Suter is an experienced, professional and awarded presenter renowned for explaining complex global and business issues in a way his audiences can d...

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...

David Thomas

David Thomas is well known in the Asia Pacific region for his experience, credibility and passion for identifying, building and facilitating business ...

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 ...

Uncanny Valley Music Technology

How do we get machines to listen to music and truly compose the way that humans do? Machine listening involves software that can use sound to locate p...

Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP is a trailblazing strategic futurist and highly sought-after international keynote speaker and Global Speaking Fellow. His u...

Nicole Velik

Nicole Velik is a creativity and innovation speaker, trainer and consultant. She is the founder of an innovation company, The Ideas Bodega. Nicole bel...

Alex Wadelton

Alex Wadelton (co-author of The Right-brain Workout series of books with Russel Howcroft) holds the official Guinness World Record for longest duratio...

Dr Catriona Wallace

As a beloved Shark on the hit TV series Shark Tank Australia, Catriona playfully identifies more with being dolphin or mermaid than the traditional sh...

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...

Jay Weatherill

Jay Weatherill served as the 45th Premier of South Australia and is the South Australian Labor Party's longest continuous serving Minister of the Crow...

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 ...