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"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]

"Do Good Work. Have Some Fun."

Remo Giuffre

Founder & Director | General Thinking, TEDxSydney & REMO General Store

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

I am a thinker and creative strategist with a track record as an entrepreneur and brand builder. I founded the REMO General Store in 1988; and General Thinking in 2001. I also enjoy an ongoing 24 year association with TED in New York, and am currently Licensee & Director for TEDxSydney, an annual flagship TEDx  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

"Shaping Futures"

Leone Lorrimer

CEO | dwp|suters

Sydney, Australia

I have over 25 years of experience as a major projects architect and strategic planner for the delivery of successful projects from masterplans to iconic buildings. Supplementing more than 20 years as a consultant, I spent 5 years as client to some of the world’s leading architects on 3 iconic museums in the UAE. I  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

"Do. Be. Repeat."

Beth Temple

Business Builder | bethtemple4u llc

New York, NY, United States

I'm a tinkerer of ideas that result in business value. My media is digital and my focus is new products. From apps to global SaaS platforms I love the challenge of building something new, something with promise, something that delivers for both the business and the customer. I work with companies to define their product  … [see more]

"There are no beaten paths for unconventional ideas. And no shortcuts."

Jessica Covi

Industrial + Experience Design | Grete Kraft Atelier

Sydney, Australia

I am an Austrian-born industrial designer who specializes in experiential and holistic product design. After my masters studies at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and some time working in Zurich, I moved to New York City and after working as an industrial designer for frog Design, teaching classes and workshops at SVA, NYU and  … [see more]

Nick Hazell

R&D Director

Sydney, Australia

Once an Aerospace engineer, Ex R+D Director of Pepsico, and R+D Director of Mars, I am now a Consultant and Inventor working on Product, Technology and Business model innovations in Food and FMCG. Clients include CSIRO, Mars. Staff member of UTS's groundbreaking Bachelors of Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree. I am passionate about food and  … [see more]

"To Truly Live. To Give Generously. To Smile With Joy."

Cassandra Kelly

Chairperson | Pottinger

New York, United States

I am a consultant strategist, thinker and tactician with a track record as both a corporate leader and an entrepreneur. I co-founded the multiple award winning company Pottinger to help companies around the world to make short term decisions that stand the test of time; and to give influential leaders the confidence to step into  … [see more]

Sasha Abram

Designer - Researcher | University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I am currently a Service Designer based in Sydney, Australia and I employ a human-centred approach to designing with organisations for business innovation and strategic outcomes. I am also a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and am undertaking a Master of Design (Research), in Design for Social Innovation. My research is based in  … [see more]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

"Be About It."

Yvonne Adele

Professional Speaker & Consultant

Melbourne, Australia

I began my working career at Microsoft where I travelled around the world in a tech support role. This led to my creation of the Ms Megabyte character in the mid 90's where I'd appear on the Today Show in Australia teaching everyday technology tips and tricks. A best-selling book, radio spot, magazine column and  … [see more]

"I'mpossible"

Daniel M. Pallotta

Founder & President | Charity Defense Council

Topsfield, MA, United States

I'm gay, married to my husband Jimmy for 16 years. We have three beautiful children - triplets actually - who are eight years old. I'm committed to personal transformation in the world. I created the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days - we took 182,000 people on the civic heroic adventure of their lives, and raised  … [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]

Helen Kottenstette

Sr Director, Product Manager | eBay

Los Altos, United States

Australian business leader working in Silicon Valley. Experience in operations, product, planning, corporate strategy and finance. Proven record of driving business results and leading cross-functional teams in the technology and retail industries, with a background in private equity and management consulting. … [see more]

Patty Huntington

Journalist & Producer

Sydney, Australia

I am the Australian correspondent for the world's leading fashion trade journal WWD; have edited Australian fashion industry newspaper Ragtrader; been a gossip columnist for The Sun Herald and the fashion reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, smh.com.au and news.com.au. I have also worked in mainstream television news and current affairs as a researcher, producer  … [see more]

"There is always a way"

Michael McKeon

Director | MCK.

Sydney, Australia

I am a non executive director of Vivant Pty Ltd and an independent advisor. I have a background in sales and marketing developed across the media, retail, technology, entertainment and leisure industries. This has given me a deep understanding and appreciation of the success factors that impact time critical industries and has allowed me to  … [see more]

"everything matters"

Rie Nørregaard

Managing Creative Director

San Francisco, United States

At SYPartners we believe it’s worthy work to envision, believe in, and fight for greatness. ?We aspire to contribute on three levels: As a partner to leadership teams in times of transformation. As a set of tools to spark teams to perform at their very best. As a network of individuals dedicated to each other’s  … [see more]

"I build, fund and grow new ventures"

Dave Lim

Polymath, provocateur, possibility and pioneer | IdeasWorthDoing.org

Singapore, Singapore

I bring and build ideas into reality. I am at TEDx Ambassador, Singularity U alum, and have been cofounder of Innovation X at The Coca-Cola Company, a venture capitalist in a $ 1bil Asia Pacific fund growing >200 companies, a high tech entreprenuer in Silicon Valley and Asia, innovation catalyst, a digital environmentalist at EarthHour-WWF,  … [see more]

"Life is Fun!"

Djenat Ploughman

Event Manager

Melbourne, Australia

My name is Dj and I am a vibrant and enthusiastic Event Manager. My goal is to work within Entertainment and Award Ceremonies. I have a background in Retail Management and have turned one of my stores into a Flag Ship with a annual turnover of over one million dollars. I pride myself on delivering  … [see more]

Jasmine Broomfield

Event Manager and Stylist

Melbourne, Australia

I'm Jasmine. I am a 20-something married eurasian woman and mother to a rescue dog/fur child. I think and live colourfully, and take big, bold, spontaneous chances. I'm a General Thinker due to being nominated by the College of Event Management. I believe in growth, beauty, and in humankind - these things not being entirely  … [see more]

"Life's too short, seriously it's too short"

Andrèz Coco

Sr Service designer - Brand, Strategy & comms specialist

Sydney, Australia

Born and raised in Amsterdam with roots from Suriname. Living in Sydney, love new experiences, eye for detail. Passionate about translating ideas in to concepts and delivering great experiences! I love good food and drinks, discovering local gems, new holiday destinations, urban lifestyle, fashion, music/ festivals and dancing. I work in the telco industry improving  … [see more]

"no job too big. no job too small. no job too medium."

Laurie Rosenwald

designer, painter, mistakes on purpose workshop holder | rosenworld.com

nyc, United States

I am a painter, author, and principal of rosenworld, a design, illustration and animation studio. Actually there is no studio; I usually work alone, and rosenworld doesn’t exist. In spite of this, rosenworld.com was launched in 1995. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, and have taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design,  … [see more]

Alberto Herencia

Creative Director | ah!

Madrid, Spain

I bring years of experience in brand creation across a broad range of industries and countries with a deep knowledge of the Latin American region. My work focuses in the creative phase of branding: naming and design, as well as brand strategy and architecture, brand platform and verbal identity. I have also worked on a  … [see more]

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