Speakers Profile - Justin Baird


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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 Electrical Engineering and Music from the University of Miami, providing a unique background in technology and the creative arts.

Justin applied this expertise in the professional audio industry as director of product management at Dolby Laboratories Inc. and as a research and design engineer at Meyer Sound Laboratories in the fields of electroacoustics.

In addition, Justin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and graduate level engineering acoustics training from Penn State University.

1-Page, where Justin is head of APAC, helps enterprises around the world to drive innovation through next generation talent acquisition, as well as supporting the global workforce by providing the tools to pitch their unique value to companies beyond the resume. Justin is responsible for the research, development and implementation of 1-Page scientific and technological platforms, and the development of APAC markets.

Justin brings over fifteen years of management and high tech experience, in areas ranging from research and development engineering, analog and digital signal processing, embedded systems development, product management, high speed digital networks, large scale entertainment systems, mobile and web application deployment, and interactive multimedia installation technologies.

Justin holds two U.S. Patents, four pending U.S. Patents, and has written a number of technical papers within these areas of research.

Justin's work was acknowledged by AdNews, Australia's top selling advertising, marketing and media magazine, with their 2010 '40 under 40' award.

Justin has also been a member of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 juries for the Young Guns international awards program, and was a member of the mobile jury at the 2013 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

He is also very actively involved in philanthropic efforts to help drive positive change through technology.

Justin worked closely with the United Nations to create the Show Your Vote platform, for the COP15 Copenhagen Climate Summit that was officially sanctioned and supported by the UNFCCC.

He is a member of the 2013 CSCLeaders alumni, a Commonwealth Government leadership group founded, sponsored and hosted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Justin is also on the advisory board of Underwater Earth, which has embarked on the SeaView Survey sponsored by the Catlin Group. The SeaView Survey is a pioneering scientific expedition that is carrying out the first comprehensive study to document and reveal the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef across an unprecedented depth range (0-100m).

Beyond work, Justin has a strong passion for music, digital audio, musical computing, and live sound. He has worked with artists ranging from Elton John and Barbra Streisand through to Robbie Williams and the Dave Matthews Band.

Currently he is in the process of creating a collaborative music education platform with composer Charlie Chan, in partnership with the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with the establishment of the Global Orchestra Foundation.