Experience the
digital future of
the modern
business world

Friday 2 December 2016,
Geelong, Victoria

What happens at the event

Pivot Summit is a one-day conference that brings together thought leaders, innovators, digital pioneers and businesses from around the world to Geelong –  a rapidly growing technology and startup hub – to discuss all things digital, technology, entrepreneurship and business.

Immerse yourself in our engaging speaker presentations, be inspired by our enthralling pitching competition, and rub shoulders with like-minded business owners during our networking sessions.

Speaker Lineup:

Ian
Aitken

CEO,
Unisono

Ian Aitken

Georgia
Beattie

CEO,
Startup Victoria

Georgia Beattie

Alisa
Bowen

Chief Technology Officer,
News Corp Australia

Alisa Bowen

Tristonne
Forbes

Partner &
Startup Scientist,
Pollenizer

Tristonne Forbes

Justine
Hyde

Director Library Services
and Experience,
State Library Victoria

Justine Hyde

Trent
Innes

Managing Director,
Xero Australia

Trent Innes

Shel
Israel

Author and Digital
Commentator (US)

Shel Israel

Patti
Manolis

Chief Executive Officer,
Geelong Regional
Library Corporation

Patti Manolis

Dineli
Mather

Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Graduate Employment) ,
Deakin University

Dineli Mathers

Kate
Morris

CEO and Founder,
Adore Beauty

Kate Morris

Kathy
Reid

Vice President,
Linux Australia

Kathy Reid

Robert
Scoble

Entrepreneur,
Upload VR (US)

Robert Scoble

Nick
Stanley

Regional startup advocate,
entrepreneur and
Runway founder

Nick Stanley

Greg
Sutherland

Chief Innovation Officer,
Australia Post

Greg Sutherland

Monica
Wulff

Co Founder and CEO
Startup Muster

Monica

Platinum Sponsor:

Telstra

Gold Sponsor:

AGDOE

Media Partner:

NewsCorp

Education Partner:

deakinuniversity

Silver Sponsors:

Fluid
EnterpriseMonkey
Codeacious
VictoriaStageGovernment
COGG
ict-geelong
skilling-the-bay
tandemvox

Supporting Partners:

cfg
moo-logo
perfect-events
gcc
unisono

Schedule:

Friday
2 Dec

Morning Session
8.00am
Registrations open
The Arena, North Geelong
8.30am
Official Welcome
Sarah Henderson MP, Federal Member for Corangamite
8.45am
Alisa Bowen, Chief Technology Officer, News Corp Australia
Can News Corp invent it’s future?
9.15am
Greg Sutherland, Chief Innovation Officer, Australia Post
The View from the Burning Platform
9.45am
Patti Manolis, Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Regional Library Corporation with Justine Hyde, Director Library Services and Experience, State Library Victoria
The role of libraries in a tech era
10.15am
Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia
From 30 to 300 – a story of growth
10.45am
Morning Tea
11.15am
Special Guest
Andrew Downie, Digital Information & Technology Manager, City of Greater Geelong
11.25am
Monica Wulff, Co Founder and CEO, Startup Muster
On the Road – Insights from startup communities across the nation
11.55am
Startup Panel Session with Nick Stanley
True Grit: understanding the X-Factor of startup success
12.30pm
Kate Morris, CEO and Founder, Adore Beauty
Passion, purpose and persistence – the Adore Beauty story
1.00pm
Lunch
Afternoon Session
1.50pm
Special Guest
Christine Couzens MP, State Member for Geelong
2.00pm
Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur, Upload VR (US) with Shel Israel, Author and Digital Commentator (US)
The Fourth Transformation – How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence change everything
2.30pm
Dineli Mather, Pro. Vice Chancellor, Grad. Employment, Deakin University
Wanted: a graduate (study area irrelevant)
3.00pm
Ian Aitken, CEO, Unisono
The Failure of IoT – Hype vs Reality
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00pm
Kathy Reid, Vice President, Linux Australia
“They’re jobs Jim, but not as we know it!” – the future of work
4.30pm
Georgia Beattie, CEO, Startup Victoria
Startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation
5.10pm
Women-In-Tech Super Panel
5.40pm
Pivot Pitch Winning Pitches

Friday
2 Dec

Online Marketing Masterclass
3.00 PM
Online Marketing Masterclass by Lithium
Presented by: Adele Bernard, Managing Director (APAC)
Startup Masterclass
3.45pm
Startup & Rapid Prototyping Masterclass
Presented by: Andrew Hyde, Founder- Startup Weekend and Startup Week Director at Techstars

Friday
2 Dec

Session 1
10.00am
Pitch 1
10.15am
Pitch 2
10.30am
Pitch 3
10.45am
Pitch 4
Session 2
12.25pm
Pitch 5
12.40pm
Pitch 6
12.55pm
Pitch 7
1.10pm
Pitch 8
Session 3
2.35pm
Pitch 9
2.50pm
Pitch 10
3.05pm
Pitch 11
3.20pm
Pitch 12
+ Pivot Summit

Friday
2 Dec

Morning Session
8.00am
Registrations open
The Arena, North Geelong
8.30am
Official Welcome
Sarah Henderson MP, Federal Member for Corangamite
8.45am
Alisa Bowen, Chief Technology Officer, News Corp Australia
Can News Corp invent it’s future?
9.15am
Greg Sutherland, Chief Innovation Officer, Australia Post
The View from the Burning Platform
9.45am
Patti Manolis, Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Regional Library Corporation with Justine Hyde, Director Library Services and Experience, State Library Victoria
The role of libraries in a tech era
10.15am
Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia
From 30 to 300 – a story of growth
10.45am
Morning Tea
11.15am
Special Guest
Andrew Downie, Digital Information & Technology Manager, City of Greater Geelong
11.25am
Monica Wulff, Co Founder and CEO, Startup Muster
On the Road – Insights from startup communities across the nation
11.55am
Startup Panel Session with Nick Stanley
True Grit: understanding the X-Factor of startup success
12.30pm
Kate Morris, CEO and Founder, Adore Beauty
Passion, purpose and persistence – the Adore Beauty story
1.00pm
Lunch
Afternoon Session
1.50pm
Special Guest
Christine Couzens MP, State Member for Geelong
2.00pm
Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur, Upload VR (US) with Shel Israel, Author and Digital Commentator (US)
The Fourth Transformation – How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence change everything
2.30pm
Dineli Mather, Pro. Vice Chancellor, Grad. Employment, Deakin University
Wanted: a graduate (study area irrelevant)
3.00pm
Ian Aitken, CEO, Unisono
The Failure of IoT – Hype vs Reality
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00pm
Kathy Reid, Vice President, Linux Australia
“They’re jobs Jim, but not as we know it!” – the future of work
4.30pm
Georgia Beattie, CEO, Startup Victoria
Startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation
5.10pm
Women-In-Tech Super Panel
5.40pm
Pivot Pitch Winning Pitches
+ Innovation Masterclass

Friday
2 Dec

Online Marketing Masterclass
3.00 PM
Online Marketing Masterclass by Lithium
Presented by: Adele Bernard, Managing Director (APAC)
Startup Masterclass
3.45pm
Startup & Rapid Prototyping Masterclass
Presented by: Andrew Hyde, Founder- Startup Weekend and Startup Week Director at Techstars
+ Pivot Pitch

Friday
2 Dec

Session 1
10.00am
Pitch 1
10.15am
Pitch 2
10.30am
Pitch 3
10.45am
Pitch 4
Session 2
12.25pm
Pitch 5
12.40pm
Pitch 6
12.55pm
Pitch 7
1.10pm
Pitch 8
Session 3
2.35pm
Pitch 9
2.50pm
Pitch 10
3.05pm
Pitch 11
3.20pm
Pitch 12

Ticket Packages:

Who attended Pivot Summit 2015

  • Deakin University
  • Members Own Health Funds
  • Regional Development Victoria
  • TAC
  • Target
  • Telstra
  • Tribal
  • VicSuper
  • MYOB
  • Pause Fest
  • GMHBA
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • NDIS
  • Alivate
  • Business News Magazine
  • BTS
  • Choc Chip Digital
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Enterprise Geelong
  • Codeacious
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre
  • GrantReady
  • Entrepreneurs Geelong
  • Barwon Water
  • Enterprise Monkey
  • Barwon Health
  • Harwood Andrews
  • Evologic
  • Karingal
  • Davidsons
  • Gordon Tafe
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • Deakin University
  • Members Own Health Funds
  • Regional Development Victoria
  • TAC
  • Target
  • Telstra
  • Tribal
  • VicSuper
  • MYOB
  • Pause Fest
  • GMHBA
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • NDIS
  • Codeacious
  • Alivate
  • Business News Magazine
  • Enterprise Monkey
  • BTS
  • Choc Chip Digital
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Enterprise Geelong
  • Committee for Geelong
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre
  • Entrepreneurs Geelong
  • Barwon Water
  • Barwon Health
  • GrantReady
  • Harwood Andrews
  • Evologic
  • Karingal
  • Davidsons
  • Gordon Tafe
  • Geelong Advertiser