21-22 August | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Keynote speakers

Future Sandwich - Tommy McCubbin and Steve Sammartino

Future Sandwich

Tommy McCubbin and Steve Sammartino

Hosts of award winning tech and science podcast Future Sandwich, Steve Sammartino and Tommy McCubbin are leading futurists and speakers with a deep understanding of disruptive technology and the wider economy.

You can bet these two guys know exactly how technology will shape your business. After all, they are authors of Edition 2 and 3 of the landmark MYOB Radar Report.

 
Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom has an enviable list of global accolades. Holly is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of leaders to execute change. In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President. In 2016, Holly was appointed to Co-Chair the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs and in 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit. Holly is the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL football club.

She's presented across 6 continents, was featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Channel 7 News & Channel 10’s ‘The Project’ and in 2016, was listed by Sir Richard Branson as one of his dream dinner guests. She was a nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of future game changers to watch and in 2018, she was personally requested by Barack Obama to moderate an hour-long conversation during his only engagement in Australia.

 
Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif

Arrested and imprisoned for "driving while female", Manal al-Sharif is a prominent voice advocating for women's rights and empowerment and was one of the first Saudi women to specialise in Information Security. For her activism, she won the first Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent.

Manal has been listed as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people, as one of Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech and by Newsweek as one of the 10 tech-revolutionaries in the world.


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