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Bob has held leadership roles in Patrick since 2011 in both the container terminals and bulk and general businesses. Prior to joining Patrick, Bob had extensive leadership experience in projects, financial, commercial and management roles across IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, shipping and logistics industries for businesses such as SAP, Optus, BlueScope and Maersk.
Heath Valkenburg is the Deputy CFO of Custom Fleet which is part of Element Fleet Management a global fleet management solutions company, providing fleet services for cars, light-duty vehicles, trucks, and MHE equipment. Prior to his role at Custom Fleet, Heath has held various senior finance positions at GE Capital and KPMG.
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.
Steve Cox leads go-to-market strategy for Oracle ERP and EPM Product Marketing. Cox joined Oracle in 1997. Prior to his current role, he held various management positions within Oracle product marketing, consulting, and development. Cox holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bath. He is the author of Modern Best Practice Explained, an ebook articulating the next generation of business processes needed by organisations embarking on digital transformation.
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.
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.
Stevan is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 2007, in the middle of the GFC he conceptualised Dimmi Online Restaurant Reservations on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry. In 2015, his startup was acquired by one of the great tech businesses of our time, TripAdvisor.
On the tin, Dimmi was the perfect text book start-up story - started in a garage, ran out of money, took on the big Goliath, won the battle, sold to a tech darling. But the true story is one of grit, passion and a true entrepreneurial spirit to make a dent in the world.
He is an entrepreneur, a passionate tech investor, sits on the board of a couple of disruptive Aussie start-ups and strongly believes that the world (and our businesses) would be in a better place if we all acted a bit more like founders and a bit less like CEO’s.
John Leonard recently returned to Oracle as the General Manager of Oracle’s ERP Business in Australia and New Zealand. In this capacity John is responsible for leading Oracle’s team of ERP Sellers accelerate the transformation of our client’s organisations. Prior to this role John spent nine years at Microsoft in various leadership roles in their Dynamics Practice in both the USA and AUS, including as the Dynamics Lead in Australia where John was responsible for the People, Product Sales, Marketing, and Partner Channel.
John graduated with a MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
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.