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Ayse Nur Özcan

Programs Manager | Impact Hub Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Ayse Nur is a globetrotter with experience in social businesses and NGO’s in Asia, Africa, Europe and the U.S. She previously worked for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre, Bangladesh. Following her return to Turkey, she worked as a manager in prominent social enterprises. She has experience in project management,  … [see more]

"Cultural insights that drive ideas & innovation"

David Art Wales

Founder | Ministry of Culture

New York & Sydney, Australia

Ministry of Culture provides cultural research and consumer insights to major brands and marketers, usually in the form of documentary films. We work directly with clients including AT&T, Amex, MTV and Jim Beam, and with agencies like Mother, w+k, BBDO and Interbrand on global and US-based projects. Our video work is broadcast quality so it  … [see more]

Ophelia Cowell

Director, Economic Evaluation and Analysis | NSW Treasury

Sydney, Australia

The best thing about my job is that it's about appraising and reforming policy to get better outcomes. I hold a Master of Science and a Masters of Public Administration through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). … [see more]

"Seeking Jedi Master/Investor for building high performance team."

Sarah Jane Pell

Artist, Astronaut Candidate

Melbourne, Australia

A TED Fellow and Australia Council Fellow in Experimental and Emerging Arts, Sarah reimagines the boundaries of creative practice during high-risk operations as an occupational diver, simulation astronaut and spaceflight candidate to hack creativity and peek performance for future Suborbital Earth and Lunar missions. Through expressive acts and testing provocative interactive designs in space analogue  … [see more]

"Buy less - Pay more"

Adrian Newstead

Art Consultant | Cooee Art and Adrian Newstead Fine Art

Sydney, Australia

I am a consultant and entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience working in Aboriginal and Australian Contemporary art. I established Australia's oldest Aboriginal art gallery -Coo-ee Aboriginal art Gallery in 1981. Amongst the many positions I have held have been Founding President of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia and Director of Aboriginal Tourism  … [see more]

euan wilcox

Managing Director | Vivant

Sydney, Australia

I am an entrepreneurial digital professional who has thrived on category-changing business opportunities throne open by digital technologies over the last 20 years. I am currently Managing Director at Vivant (working on both client and venture funded projects); and immediately prior was Senior Vice President, South East Asia for Razorfish. I have always had a  … [see more]

Anthony Burke

Professor of Architecture | University of Technology, Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I trained as an architect, and have practiced in many contexts as a designer, writer and teacher. I write Architectural theory about urbanism, technology, representation and sometimes policitcs, but not usually all at once. I am a practiced designer, and spend a lot of time curating exhibitions and organizing events that promote architectural to the  … [see more]

John MacFarlane

Special Projects Producer | POV/American Documentary

Brooklyn, United States

I’ve spent my career learning to tell stories in creative ways using various technologies and platforms. I’m not an evangelist for digital storytelling at the expense of other media – I love sitting in a cinema more than pretty much anything else – but I am a proponent of trying new things, prioritizing innovation, and  … [see more]

Matt Levinson

Communication Manager | Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Sydney, Australia

Matt Levinson is a communications strategist with experience developing and driving effective traditional and digital campaign strategies at the local, state and national level. As communications manager for Sydney mayor Clover Moore, he coordinates large scale communication and community engagement projects, manages emerging issues, and positions and advises senior leaders. Matt led communications for the  … [see more]

"Passionate evangelist"

Julie Moses

Sales & Marketing Consultant | Freelance

New York, NY, United States

Currently consulting for a new venture in the IPTV Branded Entertainment space, and working with a development agency on a new retail shopping app. … [see more]

"Be curious and push boundaries"

Magda Cortez

Snr Product Manager & Marketer

Sydney, Australia

I am a strategic design thinker who has spent the last 10 years in media crafting cross-platform digital experiences. Passionate about entertainment, social media, popular culture and the fusion of old and new media, my experience spans product management, innovation, marketing, content creation and design. … [see more]

"Know the rules then break the rules."

Thomas Oosthuizen

Global Consulting Director | Acceleration

London, Great Britain

Today, life and work is about living with contradictions, paradoxes, risks, fears and uncertainties. These are endemic in the way I work and think. There are no ordinary solutions to the challenges of the times we live in. Nothing inspires me more than to combine knowledge, experience, viewpoints, approaches, insights - and come-up with new  … [see more]

"Be grateful"

jamil GS

Photographer - Director - manager for ALO WALA | Jamil GS Studio/Nectar TV agency

Copenhagen, Denmark

I am a by-product of Be-Bop, in cultural terms, being that my father, Sahib Shihab was one of the founding members of Bebop Jazz from New York. Professionally I am a Photographer and Director and also consults creatively. I live and work between Copenhagen, New York and London and I have a weak spot for  … [see more]

"Music / disruption / food / travel / health / minimal."

Andrew Lane

Co-founder & CEO | Genero

Melbourne, Australia

I co-founded Genero, a global community of 300,000 filmmakers, combined with a software platform that manages the entire video production process. We have offices in London, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, where we were founded. … [see more]

""Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation" - Seneca"

Simone Bachmann

Cyber Security Innovation and Culture

Melbourne, Australia

As the digital world opens up so many opportunities for inclusion, access and social good, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of more, diverse people than ever before. However, with this opportunity also comes challenges and one of these is how to stay safe while making the most of being  … [see more]

"Question everything"

Dan Reardon

Strategy & Operations | DoorDash

Chicago, United States

I'm a jack-of-all-trades who thrives on chaos in an early-stage startup environment. I'm a hustler, hacker, and highly skeptical of conventional wisdom. I like to build meaningful products and companies with interesting people. Currently, I'm working in Operations at DoorDash. Previously, I founded a company focused on improving communication and the strength & conditioning training  … [see more]

"#respect serendipity #platform thinking #competence platforms #ecosystem development #vucability"

Ilkka Kakko

Founder and Partner | 3GSP Ltd, Karostech Ltd

Sotkuma, Finland

I am a Jester of all Trades, I passionately enjoy challenging the 'normal thinking' and established structures, encouraging people around the world to prepare for the emergent Postnormal Era. I have researched serendipity over ten years and been a leading advocate in Respect Serendipity - principle. I enjoy to connect and collaborate with people who  … [see more]

"www.dylanfarrell.com"

Dylan Farrell

Principal | Dylan Farrell Design // Hamel + Farrell

Sydney, Australia

My work hopes to grey the lines between the applied and fine arts, as well as challenge the limitations around social structures and norms. … [see more]

Grig Richters

Executive Director | Asteroid Day

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

I am a filmmaker and co-founder of the UN sanctioned Asteroid Day. … [see more]

"Live life, take flights."

Antonio Dixon

Director | SunPowerd Innovations

New York/Accra, Ghana, United States

I love to travel and connect people and companies. I just finished a two year trip around the world. Having lived in Jamaica, NY, London, Germany, Hong Kong, and Rio de Janeiro I love being around people from different parts of the world. I consult and represent companies on expanding Internationally, and Import/Export company. I'm  … [see more]

"'Simplexity' & 'Collabovation'"

Anuraj Gambhir

Strategic Advisor & Innovation Evangelist

Sydney, Australia

Anuraj Gambhir is an internationally recognised Strategic Business Advisor, Technology Visionary and Disruptive Innovation Evangelist As an Innovation catalyst Anuraj assists organisations (from mentoring startups to consulting with mature entities) to spearhead their innovation agenda. He has over 25 yrs experience working across the mobile ecosystem spanning 5 continents. A few prominent companies he has  … [see more]

Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Optimise for happiness, everything will come."

Tung Nguyen

General Manager, Digital | Redkite

Sydney, Australia

I help people and organisations navigate the journey from who they are now and who they want to be. Taking processes, tools and mythologies from leading innovative organisations and modifying them so that they can work for smaller organisations or NFPs (because every organisation is different). … [see more]

"Innovate with your finances"

Sophie Grimbert Tweed

IFA | VIA

Toulouse, France

Curious & eager to learn families stories, choices and objectives. … [see more]

"Helping create the organisations of tomorrow"

Julian Ward

CEO and Founder

Sydney, Australia

I am a behaviourist, founder, futurist, innovator, advisor and investor. I believe disruption is driven by people, not technology. I try to help people see the world more simply, by advising and investing in high impact innovation areas, in order to attain knowledge and insight. With that experience and knowledge, my goal is to help  … [see more]

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