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Friday 2 December 2016,
Geelong, Victoria

Speaker Lineup:

Ian
Aitken

CEO,
Unisono

Ian Aitken

An industry veteran, Ian brings with him over 24 years of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) experience with global companies including Lucent Technologies, Concerto and Cisco.

In Samsung, Ian was tasked to leverage on the company’s success in consumer electronics to break new ground for its Enterprise and SMB
(Small & Medium Business) businesses. He built strong relationships with Enterprises to develop new ways of using Samsung technologies to bring about business transformation.

Georgia
Beattie

CEO,
Startup Victoria

Georgia Beattie

Georgia is the CEO of Start Up Victoria, the largest entrepreneurship group in Victoria. As CEO, Georgia has been charged with the responsibility “to make Victoria the number one tech destination in the Asia Pacific,”.

Georgia is a successful, global entrepreneur & a pioneer of the single-serve wine industry.

Georgia founded Single Serve Packaging in 2010 after attending a festival and asking for a glass of wine only to be told it was too hard to serve at large functions. Single Serve specialises in pre-filling wine in a shatterproof PET plastic wine glass for places where glass is dangerous or just inconvenient.

Alisa
Bowen

Chief Technology Officer,
News Corp Australia

Alisa Bowen
Alisa Bowen is an experienced digital product and consumer technology executive with 18 years global experience in the media and business information industries. Alisa is a former senior Dow Jones executive and General Manager at Wall Street Journal
Digital Network, Group Director, Digital Product and Development at News Corp Australia and most recently became News Corp Australia's Chief Technology Officer. Her leadership focus is on building new product and technology capabilities, teams and cultures to deliver innovation via data insights, design thinking and agile delivery processes.

Tristonne
Forbes

Partner &
Startup Scientist,
Pollenizer

Tristonne Forbes
Tristonne is Pollenizer's Melbourne Partner. She has worked with startups across many sectors from consumer goods to sci-tech. She currently leads the design and delivery of the ON Accelerator for CSIRO and has introduced Pollenizer's Startup Science to a range of corporate clients seeking new ways of delivering new growth.
In her previous work as a business strategist Tristonne completed strategy projects for a range of clients including CUB, Lion, Incitec Pivot, Dairy Australia and various scientific research institutes. She now uses her in-depth market and business acumen to build new business models and new revenue streams. Tristonne is committed to improving the skill base, profile and opportunities for female entrepreneurs. She was the co-founder and lead of Startup Victoria's Female Founder initiatives in 2015 and helped to build the foundation and culture of Melbourne's strong, supportive and ambitious community of female entrepreneurs.

Justine
Hyde

Director Library Services
and Experience,
State Library Victoria

Justine Hyde
Justine Hyde is Director Library Services and Experience at the State Library Victoria where she leads the library’s onsite and digital user experience, collections, public programs, exhibitions, publishing and education programs.
Justine is a library evangelist and a regular speaker on the topic of transforming libraries for the 21st century. She is also a freelance writer published in The Age, Melbourne Review, Women’s Agenda and many library journals.

Trent
Innes

Managing Director,
Xero Australia

Trent Innes
Trent is the Managing Director of Xero Australia, the leading cloud-based accounting platform for small business. Grounded by a strong people-focus, he develops the team to better help small businesses thrive in Australia.

Starting his career as a practicing accountant, Trent saw firsthand the opportunity technology presents to growing businesses. He now centres his expertise on high-performing cultures that accelerate fast-growing cloud solutions.

Trent is passionate about fostering a thriving technology industry in Australia, and using collaboration to bring this to life.

Shel
Israel

Author and Digital
Commentator (US)

Shel Israel
International author, speaker and social commentator - also hailing from California, this is Shel’s first bill at Pivot Summit where he will be launching his latest book, co-authored with Robert Scoble. Immersed in the emerging tech scene and on the doorstep
of Silicon Valley, Shel is is eminently qualified to talk about some of the observed trends from this fertile start-up culture, and their relevance for Geelong’s “Silicon Bay” and transitioning economy.

Patti
Manolis

Chief Executive Officer,
Geelong Regional
Library Corporation

Patti Manolis
Patti Manolis is Chief Executive Officer of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC), a recognised industry leader in Victoria and beyond, delivering inclusive services across four local government areas via a network of 16 libraries, two mobile libraries and a website providing
access to a range of digital resources. Patti’s activities include membership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Network of Emerging Library Innovators and on the 7 March this year was one of 20 inductees to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2016.

Dineli
Mather

Pro Vice-Chancellor
(Graduate Employment) ,
Deakin University

Dineli Mathers
Professor Dineli Mather is the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Employment) at Deakin and leads the University strategy to support the employability and employment of students.

Dineli is a strong advocate of collaborative academic programs and partnerships between universities and industry, particularly as a strategy to develop highly employable graduates. Deakin’s Graduate Employment Division provides students end to end career education, talent development and graduate recruitment support, and a recruitment agency service for employers combined with a digital portal to connect students directly with employers and employment opportunities.

Dineli has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the London School of Economics, a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Lancaster University and a PhD from Monash University. Dineli has held a number of senior academic management roles at Deakin including Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Head of the School of Information & Business Analytics and Director of Work Integrated Learning prior to taking on this executive role.

Kate
Morris

CEO and Founder,
Adore Beauty

Kate Morris

Kate Morris is the Founder and CEO of Adorebeauty.com.au, Australia’s first online beauty store. She launched the business from her garage in 1999 at the age of 21, while still an undergraduate student.

In 2015, after 15 years of bootstrapping, Adorebeauty.com.au announced an investment by
retail giant Woolworths Limited. Kate was awarded the Business Innovation Award for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2014, and was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame in 2015.

Kathy
Reid

Vice President,
Linux Australia

Kathy Reid

Kathy is an independent digital and technology consultant with a broad and deep experience in many areas of technology including applications and web programming, video conferencing, digital signage and devops. She loves strategy, maturity models and documentation.

Kathy has been heavily
involved in open source for the last 10 years. She is currently serving her third term on the Linux Australia Council. She ran the first BarCamp in Geelong in 2011 and in 2015 brought GovHack, the national open data hackathon, to Geelong.
She is deeply interested in technology's influence on the future of society and humanity

Robert
Scoble

Entrepreneur,
Upload VR (US)

Robert Scoble

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Upload VR - working for one of the coolest, hippest companies in the burgeoning VR space, Californian-based Robert returns to Geelong for his 2nd Pivot Summit ready to challenge the status quo and our thinking on digital disruption.

Formerly with Rackspace and Technology Evangelist at Microsoft,
Robert’s pedigree and joie de vivre makes him a particularly engaging speaker with considerable influence via his renowned Srobleizer blog and 502K Twitter followers. Be one of the first to see and hear the launch of his new book at Pivot Summit: Beyond Mobile: Altered Reality, Robots, Cars, Genies & other Freaky Stuff (co-authored with Shel Israel).

Nick
Stanley

Regional startup advocate,
entrepreneur and
Runway founder

Nick Stanley

Nick loves startups; leading them, investing in them, growing them, and helping others to achieve startup success in whatever way he can. 
This interest in startups came about via his own personal experience. Nick has a background in successful software commercialisation and entrepreneurship having founded three software businesses and selling two of them prior to his current projects.

Nick’s most recent success story was Sky Software of which he was a co-founder and which was acquired by Tribal Group PLC in March 2014. Tribal Group is a publicly listed company on the London stock exchange with a market cap of ~250M GBP, 1,300 staff globally and a market leading position in the provision of EdTech throughout the Commonwealth.

Greg
Sutherland

Chief Innovation Officer,
Australia Post

Greg Sutherland

As Chief Innovation Officer, Greg is responsible for key services and investments enabling innovation. This includes the Australia Post Accelerator and Venture Fund.

Prior to Australia Post, Greg held senior group roles at NAB responsible for strategy, brand, marketing, corporate affairs and innovation.
During this time, he worked on a range of high profile initiatives including the brand re-launch from National to NAB, as well as the creation and launch of NAB's online-only banking subsidiary, UBank.
Greg also held sales and engineering roles with Honeywell and Woodside and holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA.

Monica
Wulff

Co Founder and CEO
Startup Muster

Monica Wulff
Monica co-founded Startup Muster in 2013 after questioning why there weren’t any statistics about the Australian startup ecosystem. Upon graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Applied Finance, a Bachelor in Economics she joined the
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Monica caught the startup bug when launching her first startup and has been actively contributing to the ecosystem ever since. In 2015 Monica left the corporate world to take on the CEO role with Startup Muster.

Georgia
Beattie

CEO,
Startup Victoria

Georgia Beattie

Georgia is the CEO of Start Up Victoria, the largest entrepreneurship group in Victoria. As CEO, Georgia has been charged with the responsibility “to make Victoria the number one tech destination in the Asia Pacific,”.

Georgia is a successful, global entrepreneur & a pioneer of the single-serve wine industry.

Georgia founded Single Serve Packaging in 2010 after attending a festival and asking for a glass of wine only to be told it was too hard to serve at large functions. Single Serve specialises in pre-filling wine in a shatterproof PET plastic wine glass for places where glass is dangerous or just inconvenient.

Greg
Sutherland

Chief Innovation Officer,
Australia Post

Greg Sutherland

As Chief Innovation Officer, Greg is responsible for key services and investments enabling innovation. This includes the Australia Post Accelerator and Venture Fund.

Prior to Australia Post, Greg held senior group roles at NAB responsible for strategy, brand, marketing, corporate affairs and innovation.
During this time, he worked on a range of high profile initiatives including the brand re-launch from National to NAB, as well as the creation and launch of NAB's online-only banking subsidiary, UBank.
Greg also held sales and engineering roles with Honeywell and Woodside and holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA.

Kate
Morris

CEO and Founder,
Adore Beauty

Kate Morris

Kate Morris is the Founder and CEO of Adorebeauty.com.au, Australia’s first online beauty store. She launched the business from her garage in 1999 at the age of 21, while still an undergraduate student.

In 2015, after 15 years of bootstrapping, Adorebeauty.com.au announced an investment by
retail giant Woolworths Limited. Kate was awarded the Business Innovation Award for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2014, and was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ian
Aitken

Chief Technology Officer,
Samsung Australia

Ian Aitken

An industry veteran, Ian brings with him over 24 years of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) experience with global companies including Lucent Technologies, Concerto and Cisco.

In Samsung, Ian is tasked to leverage on the company’s success in consumer electronics to break new ground for its Enterprise and SMB
(Small & Medium Business) businesses. His vision is to build strong relationships with Enterprises to develop new ways of using Samsung technologies to bring about business transformation.

Kathy
Reid

Vice President,
Linux Australia

Kathy Reid

Kathy is an independent digital and technology consultant with a broad and deep experience in many areas of technology including applications and web programming, video conferencing, digital signage and devops. She loves strategy, maturity models and documentation.

Kathy has been heavily
involved in open source for the last 10 years. She is currently serving her third term on the Linux Australia Council. She ran the first BarCamp in Geelong in 2011 and in 2015 brought GovHack, the national open data hackathon, to Geelong.
She is deeply interested in technology's influence on the future of society and humanity

Robert
Scoble

Entrepreneur,
Upload VR (US)

Robert Scoble

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Upload VR - working for one of the coolest, hippest companies in the burgeoning VR space, Californian-based Robert returns to Geelong for his 2nd Pivot Summit ready to challenge the status quo and our thinking on digital disruption.

Formerly with Rackspace and Technology Evangelist at Microsoft,
Robert’s pedigree and joie de vivre makes him a particularly engaging speaker with considerable influence via his renowned Srobleizer blog and xxx Twitter followers. Be one of the first to see and hear the launch of his new book at Pivot Summit: Beyond Mobile: Altered Reality, Robots, Cars, Genies & other Freaky Stuff (co-authored with Shel Israel).

Shel
Israel

Author and Digital
Commentator (US)

Shel Israel
International author, speaker and social commentator - also hailing from California, this is Shel’s first bill at Pivot Summit where he will be launching his latest book, co-authored with Robert Scoble. Immersed in the emerging tech scene and on the doorstep
of Silicon Valley, Shel is is eminently qualified to talk about some of the observed trends from this fertile start-up culture, and their relevance for Geelong’s “Silicon Bay” and transitioning economy.

Monica
Wulff

Co Founder and CEO
Startup Muster

Monica Wulff
Monica co-founded Startup Muster in 2013 after questioning why there weren’t any statistics about the Australian startup ecosystem. Upon graduating from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Applied Finance, a Bachelor in Economics she joined the
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Monica caught the startup bug when launching her first startup and has been actively contributing to the ecosystem ever since. In 2015 Monica left the corporate world to take on the CEO role with Startup Muster.

Justine
Hyde

Director Library Services
and Experience,
State Library Victoria

Justine Hyde
Justine Hyde is Director Library Services and Experience at the State Library Victoria where she leads the library’s onsite and digital user experience, collections, public programs, exhibitions, publishing and education programs.
Justine is a library evangelist and a regular speaker on the topic of transforming libraries for the 21st century. She is also a freelance writer published in The Age, Melbourne Review, Women’s Agenda and many library journals.

Patti
Manolis

Chief Executive Officer,
Geelong Regional
Library Corporation

Patti Manolis
Patti Manolis is Chief Executive Officer of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC), a recognised industry leader in Victoria and beyond, delivering inclusive services across four local government areas via a network of 16 libraries, two mobile libraries and a website providing
access to a range of digital resources. Patti’s activities include membership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Network of Emerging Library Innovators and on the 7 March this year was one of 20 inductees to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2016.

Alisa
Bowen

Chief Technology Officer,
News Corp Australia

Alisa Bowen
Alisa Bowen is an experienced digital product and consumer technology executive with 18 years global experience in the media and business information industries. Alisa is a former senior Dow Jones executive and General Manager at Wall Street Journal
Digital Network, Group Director, Digital Product and Development at News Corp Australia and most recently became News Corp Australia's Chief Technology Officer. Her leadership focus is on building new product and technology capabilities, teams and cultures to deliver innovation via data insights, design thinking and agile delivery processes.

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