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Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. Chris is a recognised leader in his field, and an expert in unlocking opportunities for businesses. His global expertise provides unique perspective and insights for businesses of the future.
Chris believes that being a futurist isn't simply about 'putting your finger in the air, and saying what the future might be', but about 'authentically embedding yourself into the very space from where true innovation and disruption is taking place, analyzing future and emerging trends, then distilling them into a clear and meaningful message.
Dr Jason Fox is a modern day wizard-rogue, author and leadership adviser. Oft sought after for his pioneering philosophies and expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new and meaningful progress—amidst a volatile sea of complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox and doubt.
Jason is the bestselling author of The Game Changer, and How to Lead a Quest: a handbook for pioneering executives, and his research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW and The Financial Review. As well as the above, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, beard maintenance and coffee snobbery.
Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, and three start-ups being developed in stealth mode.
Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents and consult to leading organisations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, Procter & Gamble and many others.
He is author of four books including the Amazon.com bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution.
He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog. Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others.
Ross has been named as one of the top 30 most influential people in the world in crowdfunding, one of the top 6 most influential people in the world in Enterprise 2.0, and by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.
Zoran is Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer of eHealth NSW, a dedicated health IT agency responsible for planning, implementing and supporting the largest digital health program in Australia – the digital transformation of NSW Health.
Leading a team of 1,000 staff, Zoran is focusing on building on implementing the eHealth Strategy for NSW Health, streamlining governance of eHealth NSW’s key programs and activities, and developing a highly effective, customer-focussed Health IT organisation.
He’s passionate about improving the health system through meaningful and effective use of digital technologies, data analytics, research and innovation in partnership with patients, clinicians, health organisations, government departments and industry partners.
David was appointed Chief Information Officer in September 2014. David joined Westpac in February 2014 as a consultant on the Group’s banking technology modernisation program. David has almost thirty years of experience with proven expertise in IT and financial services and the implementation of large, complex projects.
Before joining Westpac, David spent ten years in senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Before joining CBA, he spent sixteen years at Accenture, where he was a Partner, primarily consulting on financial services.
Mark Sunday is chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle. He is responsible for providing the global communications, computing, and security infrastructure that enables Oracle’s internal business operations as well as a variety of hosting and education services for Oracle customers.
Additionally, Sunday and his team strive to be the first adopter, biggest influencer, and best promoter of relevant Oracle technologies. He routinely shares his insights in optimizing business results through the use of technology, developing world-class global teams, fueling innovation, and enabling IT operational excellence.
Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, Sunday was senior vice president and chief information officer of Siebel Systems. With more than 30 years in the high tech industry, he has also served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments. Sunday holds a BSE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Sunday supports the innovation, technology, and science community by serving as a trustee of the Utah Technology Council and a board member of The Leonardo—a museum dedicated to the intersection of art, science, and technology. He is also on the board of directors of Vantiv.