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Wednesday, March 8
 

18:00

VIP Kick Off Hosted by Usual Suspects Creative
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Join NewCo Affiliate Partners, Usual Suspects Creative for a mix of 1:1 conversations and more— all with the smart people behind some of Sydney's most exciting host companies. Then, sip drinks and network with like-minded NewConians. 

Presenters
avatar for Shani Langi

Shani Langi

Partner and Managing Director, usual suspects creative
avatar for Cr Jess Scully

Cr Jess Scully

Councillor, City of Sydney
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Head of Architecture, News Corp Australia

Host Companies
avatar for usual suspects creative

usual suspects creative

usual suspects creative
we create momentous live experiences to influence perception and change behaviour
avatar for Spaces

Spaces

Spaces
Spaces is a full service, creative working environment with a unique entrepreneurial spirit, where ideas develop, businesses build and relationships evolve.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Spaces 111 Flinders Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
 
Thursday, March 9
 

09:30

News Corp Australia
Limited Capacity full

The Business of Technology at News Corp

Overview: 14 million+ Australian's are informed & entertained by News Corp products & content every month across news.com.au, FoxSports, taste.com.au, The Australian and onto The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun & 140+ regional & local brands.

Powering the biggest media company in Australia is a culture of agility, purpose & innovation, with an obsessive focus on the customer first & the business of technology.

Join the team to go behind the content & brands you use everyday to understand the purpose of this team, the principles which drive them & also how to operate a culture of innovation & agility at scale.

Please Note:
It is a condition of entry to all News Corp Australia facilities that you consent to screening or inspection by security staff of person and belongings.
Failure to consent or submit to screening or inspection will result in denial or revocation of the authorisation to enter.
All ticket holders must upon entry produce valid Government issued identification with the same name as the issued ticket. A valid Government issued photo identification (ID) includes a driver's license, a state issued photo ID (18+ Card), or a passport.

Presenters
avatar for Nigel Macquet

Nigel Macquet

Head of UXD, News Corp Australia
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Head of Architecture, News Corp Australia

Host Companies
avatar for News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia


Thursday March 9, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
News Poll House 407 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

09:30

OzHarvest
Limited Capacity seats available

Nourishing Our Country

The OzHarvest HQ in Alexandria is a unique space. Not only does food rescue happen here, we also have two fully equipped kitchens where we host Nourish education programs and Cooking For a Cause workshops - it's a warm and embracing space in what is a working warehouse.

Hear Ronni Kahn, Founder & CEO of OzHarvest speak about her entrepreneurial journey and her purpose driven choices leading to the start and running of OzHarvest. Ronni will take the attendees on a journey of her life and of our premises with the possibility of visiting our Community Garden which is located within the Industrial State. Ronni is an incredibly inspirational speaker and guests will leave inspired and perhaps even challenged to live their lives with Purpose.

And we will likely offer up a tasty treat or two made from rescued food! 

Presenters
avatar for Ronni Kahn

Ronni Kahn

Chief Executive Officer, OZ Harvest

Host Companies

  • Precinct Alexandria
  • Special Instructions Please Note: There is no parking at OzHarvest HQ - please catch public transport or Uber to your session

09:30

Veldhoen + Company
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Why data will become irrelevant in the future world of work

With the growing social injustice in the world,  many people feel helpless to affect change and alter the global course that’s been charted. But we all play a role. Every second of every day. And much of that role starts in the workplace where long standing systems of power, politics, and structures inhibit the very change we want to see in the world. The biggest culprit? Data. Allison takes us on a journey to explore the history of the workplace, where we’ve been, and where we are inevitably going. And that new destination involves minimal data (as opposed to Big Data) and a lot more purpose and heart. Interested in a sneak peak? Read her blog here: http://www.veldhoencompany.com/en/media/data-irrelevant-future-world-work/  

Presenters
avatar for Allison Tsao

Allison Tsao

Senior Workstyle Consultant, Veldhoen +Company

Host Companies
avatar for Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company
Veldhoen + Company have been evolving new ways of working for 25 years. That's a quarter of a century of innovation. As the founder of Activity Based Working (ABW), we're proud to say our innovation grows from working with interesting clients and getting the chance to create tailormade solutions rather than a 'one size fits all'. Otherwise how would we feed our own passion and enthusiasm in this ever-changing world of new ways of working.


09:30

Black Dog Institute
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Future Proofing: Machine learning to prevent depression

Technology is already changing the way we treat and manage depression. But what if we could go one step further?
A pioneer in the use of websites and apps to treat mental illness, Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the Black Dog Institute, Prof Helen Christensen now believes that machine learning and genome tracking can be harnessed to prevent depression in young people.
According to the WHO, depression will be the leading cause of illness worldwide by 2030. Helen will provide context for this situation before tackling what will be one of the world’s biggest challenges.

Presenters
avatar for Scientia Professor Helen Christensen

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen

Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute

Host Companies
avatar for Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illnesses, and the promotion of wellbeing. We aim to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions. Our unique approach... Read More →


09:30

DEXUS Property Group
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Evolution of the workplace: Technology and design inspiring innovation

To be a leader who moves your business forward you don’t have to come up with all the ideas. You just have to set the stage for others to push the boundaries. DEXUS’s customer and marketing executive, Deborah Coakley, provides an insight into how workplaces are being disrupted with a taste of tomorrow. Tour DEXUS Place, a virtual office within an office, and see how this Australian office owner/manager is redefining the workplace, enabling its customers to connect, collaborate and grow.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Coakley

Deborah Coakley

Executive General Manager, Customer and Marketing, DEXUS Property Group

Host Companies
avatar for DEXUS Property Group

DEXUS Property Group

DEXUS Property Group
DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) is an Australian real estate group that owns and manages high quality office and industrial properties. We are Australia’s preferred office partner with 58 office properties in all the major CBD locations across Australia. We are future-proofing businesses by creating contemporary workspaces that are inspiring and invigorating, where people love to work and feel a sense of community. www.dexus.com


09:30

KPMG
Limited Capacity full

KPMG’s Innovation Lab
The Innovation Lab is where we run collaborative sessions and facilitate conversations to drive innovation and get things done. It is the physical manifestation of our innovation culture – it is how we choose to work differently with our clients to co-create possibility and create the future by design and not by default.  The lab brings together physical and digital worlds to nurture creativity – with ideation spaces to think within, emerging technologies to experiment with and collaboration zones to converge thinking.  Ultimately it is where we bring our clients to explore forward thinking, inspire confidence, empower change and get things done.

Presenters
avatar for Simone Valk-Stark

Simone Valk-Stark

Director / U-Collaborate Facilitator, KPMG

Host Companies
avatar for KPMG

KPMG

KPMG
With passion and purpose, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with you, integrating innovative approaches and deep expertise to deliver real results.


  • Precinct Barangaroo
  • Special Instructions Please choose Level 26 on the elevator pad on ground floor, and board the elevator as directed.

09:30

Monogram
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Join Amy Nadaskay and Andrea Nixon in Monogram’s studio for a meaningful conversation about infusing purpose into your brand and business. Discuss international examples alongside Monogram’s experience, learn how it works for different brands and what’s been successful! Be guided on how purpose can effect your own brand. 

Presenters
avatar for Amy Nadaskay

Amy Nadaskay

Boss Lady of Monogram, Monogram
avatar for Andrea Nixon

Andrea Nixon

Strategy Director, Monogram

Host Companies
avatar for Monogram

Monogram

Monogram
Monogram is an award-winning, strategically led creative consultancy with a tradition of unearthing and celebrating the Remarkable Truth™ (purpose) that lives inside every brand. We partner with brave, innovative companies to give them the clarity, direction, and communication tools they need to accelerate their transformation into market leaders. 


11:00

Veldhoen + Company
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Why ABW leverages Leadership Development 
Strong leadership is a no brainer in succeeding in the competitive world of work today. Yet, even after all the leadership development programs put in place, why do employee engagement surveys continue to point at poor leadership? Gijs will share his provocative views on how the evolving workplace will challenge leaders to design a new way of working where all employees are free to work anywhere, anyhow, and anytime. Our future generations of workers will demand that we re-define leadership and how leading with more flexibility and empowerment (and less power and politics) will create a better world of work.

Presenters
avatar for Gijs Nooteboom

Gijs Nooteboom

Managing Partner Australia, New Zealand, Veldhoen + Company

Host Companies
avatar for Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company
Veldhoen + Company have been evolving new ways of working for 25 years. That's a quarter of a century of innovation. As the founder of Activity Based Working (ABW), we're proud to say our innovation grows from working with interesting clients and getting the chance to create tailormade solutions rather than a 'one size fits all'. Otherwise how would we feed our own passion and enthusiasm in this ever-changing world of new ways of working.


11:00

General Assembly
Limited Capacity full

Intro to the World of UX

Step into the world of user experience design with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the design-thinking process used to optimise digital products and services, and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent.

Plus:
- Learn what the world of UX design encompasses and why it matters.
- Touch on fundamental tools and techniques used by professional UX designers.
- Get hands on practice using techniques to gain user insights.
- Discover resources to continue learning about UX

Presenters
avatar for Denise Chippindale

Denise Chippindale

General Assembly
avatar for Grant Maskell

Grant Maskell

UX All-Rounder, General Assembly
With 16 years experience delivering for well known brands, Grant has worked both client and agency side. Grant started his career working on CD-ROM projects before moving naturally into the web. | | As a firm believer in the power of design where the user is put at the heart, Grant's passion for user experience and design, combined with his experience and varied background make him a UX all rounder. | | Whether he's working on a desktop... Read More →

Host Companies
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General Assembly

General Assembly


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
General Assembly Level M, 56-58 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

11:00

Data61 | CSIRO
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What we are learning about designing for data?

Data61 is leading open data initiatives with impact at social and policy levels, developing world leading secure systems for data and data privacy. Our releases include National Map, SEL4, and honeybee monitoring. We work with industry and government for social and technological solutions that address expanding urban needs, health, oceans and warming, agricultural challenges, manufacturing and transport logistics.

Presenters
avatar for Hilary Cinis

Hilary Cinis

Data61 User Experience Designer, Data61 | CSIRO
avatar for Cam Grant

Cam Grant

User Experience Designer, Data61 | CSIRO

Host Companies
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Data61 | CSIRO

Data61 | CSIRO
Data61 is on a mission to create Australia’s data driven future. We focus on every aspect of data R&D - capture or accessing, processing, analytics, insights, data visualisation and productisation.


11:00

Lendlease
Limited Capacity full

Virtual Reality: How computer gaming technology is changing the way we design new buildings?
Imagine a time in the future where you will be able to walk through a new building and experience the new spaces first-hand before any construction begins? The future has arrived! …you have an opportunity to visit the hi-tech VR Immersion Room at the new Global Headquarters of Lendlease. Virtual Reality is already being used by architects and engineers to let others see what they have always visualised in their own minds when designing new buildings. Learn how technological advances in gaming platforms are changing the process of design development and providing insights that could never be possible using traditional methods. Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in a virtual reality experience and will be guided by architects and gaming designers as they teleport through a new world of design evolution.

Host Companies
avatar for Lendlease

Lendlease

Lendlease


11:00

Avila Financial Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Cashflow - from king to underdog.

In this session we will go through how cashflow can make a company great or make it go out of business, but more than that how we can use innovation to actually allow us as businesses to re-think the way business works, how we can use different products to fix tough situations and focus on what we want.

The session will also focus on how businesses can see financial institutions as help rather than something to be scared of.

Presenters
avatar for Samuel Lazzeri

Samuel Lazzeri

Director, Avila Financial Solutions Pty Ltd

Host Companies
avatar for Avila Financial Solutions

Avila Financial Solutions

Avila Financial Solutions
Avila Financial Solutions is a finance company that offers easy and accessible funding solutions to SMEs in Australia, we are here as enablers to our client's businesses.


11:00

LinkedIn
Limited Capacity full

Connect to Opportunity

In this session you will learn how LinkedIn has evolved to become the biggest professional content platform in the world and how you can take advantage of the platform to build your reputation and gain opportunities from new business, new jobs and now even new skills.

Presenters
avatar for Lara Brownlow

Lara Brownlow

Marketing Solutions ANZ, LinkedIn
Lara is a social media and marketing specialist with over 12 years of experience in the industry. With a career that started in offline, then in more recent years focused on social media where she has the honor of being the only person to have worked for both of the two biggest social players, Facebook & LinkedIn in Australia.

Host Companies
avatar for Linkedin

Linkedin

Linkedin
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
LinkedIn Level 9, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000

11:00

hipages
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hi, welcome to hipages.

At this session, you will hear from hipages' CEO, David Vitek, as well as hipages' COO, Roby Sharon-Zipser who will talk about the history of the business; how it went from two guys in a garage with an idea to the number one site to hire tradies. You will also get insights into the future of hipages; what's next for hipages? You will be able to ask questions and get a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of the business.

Presenters
avatar for Roby Sharon-Zipser

Roby Sharon-Zipser

COO & Co-Founder, hipages Group
avatar for David Vitek

David Vitek

CEO & Co-Founder, hipages Group

Host Companies
avatar for hipages

hipages

hipages
hipages has worked hard over the last 12 years to reinvent the way people find and connect with service providers. By combining technology with service, we've created trusted online marketplaces for our 1 million + members to connect with the experts, professionals and services they're looking for.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
hipages Level 2, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

11:00

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
Limited Capacity seats available

Working on Indigenous Land: An Urban Story

A rare chance to experience the story of the land on which the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence works, and how this weaves into our work with technology, health and learning. Come to this session if you want insight into how an Indigenous social enterprise operates to change the narrative around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander possibility.

Presenters
avatar for Indu Balachandran

Indu Balachandran

General Manager, Enterprises, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
avatar for Margaret Haumono

Margaret Haumono

Business Development Manager, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
avatar for Kirstie Parker

Kirstie Parker

Chief Executive Officer, NCIE

Host Companies
avatar for National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

NCIE
Since 2010, NCIE has had over 20,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people participate in life-changing programs, community forums and local events at our Centre in Redfern. Through our Indigenous social enterprises underpinned by outcomes in health, learning and culture, the NCIE is reframing possibility and positively influencing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.


11:00

We Are Unity
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Becoming who you want to be; inspiring change in the world of business.


Presenters
avatar for Ben  Bars

Ben Bars

Co-Founder, We Are Unity

Host Companies
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We Are Unity

We Are Unity
We help companies unite and become who they want to be.


12:30

Amazon Web Services
Limited Capacity full

Innovation at Scale. How does Amazon approach innovation

Innovation and agility when you're an early stage startup is part of your competitive advantage, but how do you maintain that edge and continue to have the capacity for disruption as you scale and grow? Amazon is now over 20 years old, has a market cap of over US$370B, but prides itself on innovation still being core to its cultural DNA. This culture of building, experimenting and thinking big has been responsible for innovations like Kindle e-readers, the Alexa voice service, and the world leading cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services.
Come and hear about how we think about innovating at global scale, and the lessons we've learned along the way that you can apply in your business.

Presenters
avatar for Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Head of Startup Ecosystem, Aus/NZ, Amazon Web Services

Host Companies
avatar for Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Explore how millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Amazon Web Services Level 37, 2 Park Street, Sydney

12:30

Pandora Radio
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How data is transforming the music industry.
Join Pandora to be taken on a journey through the power of data. Hear firsthand how data is revolutionising music and delivering personalised experiences for fans, bands and brands.
Hear how musicians are using data to grow their audiences, how brands are using data to be more targeted and how Pandora are using data themselves to deliver exceptional experiences for listeners.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Freel

Chris Freel

Commercial Director ANZ, Pandora
avatar for Roger Gehrmann

Roger Gehrmann

Head of Design, Pandora
avatar for Matty Newton

Matty Newton

Music Editor, Pandora
avatar for Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Business Development Exec, Pandora
avatar for Taly Yaniv

Taly Yaniv

Director Revenue Operations, Pandora

Host Companies
avatar for Pandora

Pandora

Pandora
When was the last time you fell in love with a new artist or song? | | At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) | | To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project®.


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Pandora 36-42 Chippen Street, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW 2008

12:30

Veldhoen + Company
Limited Capacity seats available

How to Trust in the Workplace

Trust – us humans talk a lot about it. We want to receive it, we think we give it. It makes us feel safe. It is the foundation for experimentation, creativity, innovation; a key requirement for a safe working environment; a key contributor to engagement; Leaders who are trusting get better results. So, why do so many of us feel we are not trusted?  More importantly, what can we do about it.  Join this session for more information on the impact of different levels of trust, some pointers to help you identify when you are dropping the trust ball and some practical tips around how to trust more. It sure feels good! 

Presenters
avatar for Millie Letori

Millie Letori

Change Manager, Veldhoen + Company

Host Companies
avatar for Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company

Veldhoen + Company
Veldhoen + Company have been evolving new ways of working for 25 years. That's a quarter of a century of innovation. As the founder of Activity Based Working (ABW), we're proud to say our innovation grows from working with interesting clients and getting the chance to create tailormade solutions rather than a 'one size fits all'. Otherwise how would we feed our own passion and enthusiasm in this ever-changing world of new ways of working.


12:30

Nexergy
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Bringing energy to the sharing economy

Once upon a time, energy systems sent electricity in one direction, from large power plants far in the distance to consumers. But with the rapid uptake of small-scale solar and the internet of things, this is quickly becoming a two-way, distributed and digital system. By the year 2040, 36% of capacity on the grid will be in the form of solar on people’s roofs and batteries in their houses. In this interactive session, Nexergy’s founders will guide participants through this emerging energy ecosystem, and explore local energy trading as a response to the disruption of the conventional utility model.

Presenters
avatar for Darius Salgo

Darius Salgo

Co-Founder and CEO, Nexergy
avatar for Grant Young

Grant Young

Co-Founder, Nexergy

Host Companies
avatar for Nexergy

Nexergy

Nexergy
Nexergy’s mission is to enable thriving communities with clean accessible energy. To do so, we're developing a local energy trading platform which allows those who’ve invested in rooftop solar and/or home batteries to sell their energy to others in their community. It also provides a customer-friendly way for utilities to orchestrate these resources to optimise their operations. This will result in a cost-effective, resilient and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Nexergy 30 Windmill Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

12:30

Lendlease
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Lendlease at Barangaroo: The Workplace of the Future
Barangaroo redefines innovation at every level. This is a unique opportunity to tour the new Global Headquarters of Lendlease and see for yourself the workplace of the future, featuring over 10,000 thousand plants, a visitor club lounge, a town centre in the sky, an Innovation Lab in action and a workplace design that encourages you stay healthy through dynamic movement. Learn how a property development company created a unique precinct for workers, residents and tourists, while setting new benchmarks in sustainability and energy efficiency. Listen to the architects, engineers and construction managers who created this amazing project and you will understand how a property development can become the incubator for changing how we live, work and play in our future cities.

Host Companies
avatar for Lendlease

Lendlease

Lendlease


12:30

Macquarie Banking and Financial Services
Limited Capacity full

Powering people to live their best lives
Join us to learn how we power our customers, our people and our community to live their own individual ‘best lives’.
You'll hear some of our stories, told by the people who brought them about:
  • How our retail banking business crowdsourced its purpose bottom up – not c-suite down
  • How we’re using world-first technology to change the face of banking in Australia
  • How our customers help us design the banking experience
  • How our team came up with, polled and prioritised 110 Innovation Day ideas, and how the winning idea will change how you give to charity
  • How diversity, inclusion and flexibility has become ‘just the way we work’

Presenters
avatar for Ros Coffey

Ros Coffey

Head of People, Culture and Client Experience, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services
avatar for Belinda Farrell

Belinda Farrell

HR Director, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services
avatar for Ben Perham

Ben Perham

Head of Personal Banking, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services
avatar for Bona Rai

Bona Rai

Innovation manager, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services
avatar for Luis Uguina

Luis Uguina

Chief Digital Officer, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services

Host Companies

12:30

The Huffington Post Australia
Limited Capacity full

Newsrooms Of The Future
The Huffington Post brand reaches over 220+ million readers globally. We are the leading source of news and commentary for the most diverse and connected generation ever.
 

Presenters
avatar for Tory Maguire

Tory Maguire

Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost Australia, The Huffington Post Australia

Host Companies
avatar for The Huffington Post Australia

The Huffington Post Australia

The Huffington Post Australia
HuffPost Australia brings together leading opinion, entertainment, political, business, lifestyle and sports news, as well as fostering a community for people from all walks of life to connect and be heard by the huge audiences we reach. Through our content we aim to inspire, inform, entertain and empower our audience. | | In our first year HuffPost Australia has grown our audience reach to more than 5 million Australians and has one of the... Read More →


12:30

Fjord
Limited Capacity seats available

From designing for device to designing for environment

The title is just one of the meta trends compiled from more than 800 designers in around our 22 offices on all five continents. This combined thinking led to our 10th anniversary Trends Report. We offer an in-depth look at the eight most important developments we believe will influence and impact design and innovation for business, government and society in the coming year. This year’s chosen Trends are the product of workshops run in every one of our studios, and represent the viewpoints, observations, opinions, research and beliefs of hundreds of Fjordians across the globe. And we are keen to discuss them with you!
 

Presenters
avatar for Bronwyn Van Der Merwe

Bronwyn Van Der Merwe

Group Director, Fjord

Host Companies
avatar for Fjord

Fjord

Fjord
Our success metric is delight. We start with the user. We turn dreams into reality. We put design at the heart. | https://vimeo.com/167247961


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Fjord 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

12:30

OpenAgent Pty Ltd
Limited Capacity seats available

Growth hacking to $20m raised and 100 people in 4 years: The OpenAgent Story

Hear how 2 female co-founders with no tech or real estate experience hacked their way to being a top-10 real estate company in Australia in just 4 years. Hear from one of the founders about the early bootstrap days, and how to take an idea from the kitchen table to $20m in funds raised, becoming one of Australia's fastest growing companies and building a high performing growth culture along the way.
 

Presenters
avatar for Zoe Pointon

Zoe Pointon

Co-founder and Co-CEO, OpenAgent Pty Ltd

Host Companies
avatar for OpenAgent Pty Ltd

OpenAgent Pty Ltd

OpenAgent Pty Ltd


12:30

107
Limited Capacity seats available

Community building through innovative place making.
The environments that we live, work and play are so important to our well being. 
Creating public spaces that are responsive, inviting and flexible results in genuine community engagement that is more organic than engineered.
107 might be small organisation, but this Petri dish of an experiment is producing results that can help others rethink structure,exchange and purpose.


Presenters
avatar for Jess Cook

Jess Cook

Managing Director, 107

Host Companies
avatar for 107

107

107
Located in the heart of Redfern, we inspire collaboration between the arts and the wider community through creative, cultural, social and educational initiatives. We combine the strengths of industry, corporate, philanthropic and government partnerships, to foster community engagement and enterprise. 107  is committed to showcasing creativity in its natural habitat; a place where humans connect, inspire, belong and grow. 


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
107 Projects 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

15:00

Booodl
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How will physical retail thrive in the post search era?

Shopping Malls and Retailers have big problems. It is more difficult for shoppers to find physical stores selling brands and products compared to finding the same products in online stores. This is because data about physical retail stores has not been organised effectively and indexed by search engines. 

If finding a physical store is harder than an online retailer, shoppers buy online instead of visiting a store. Booodl calls this Shopper Visit Leakage. Bricks and Mortar retailers are also not well placed to benefit from growing consumer trend of Digital Assistants. 
The physical retail ecosystem (and traditional revenue models) will be further damaged if they do not improve their discoverability online. Digital Assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Apple Siri are becoming the key battleground for consumers attention. The mission piece of all these platforms is improving the efficiency of shopping within physical retail.

Learn why our founders believe saving the physical retail ecosystem is a problem worth solving. There will be a Q&A with staff and customers at Booodl HQ in their open plan tech hub in Surry Hills. You will get to try Amazon Alexa for yourself.


Presenters
avatar for George Freney

George Freney

CEO and Founder, Booodl

Host Companies
avatar for Booodl

Booodl

Booodl
Booodl is a Smart Store Discovery Service. We provide a tool kit for retailers and mall owners to be more discoverable when consumers are searching online for brands and products. We exist to help the physical retail ecosystem thrive.


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Booodl 502 64 Kippax St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

15:00

Airtasker
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Meet Airtasker

In this session you'll hear a brief overview of the Airtasker business and how it all started from a mate with a chicken truck. 

From there, we’ll share a little about how Airtasker has grown across Australia and what we’re doing to better the future of work. 

Presenters
avatar for Tim Fung

Tim Fung

Co-founder and CEO, Airtasker

Host Companies
avatar for Airtasker

Airtasker

Airtasker
Airtasker is a trusted community marketplace for people and businesses to outsource tasks, find local services or hire flexible staff in minutes - online or via mobile.  It’s really easy to use:  Just tell us what you need done and when. It’s totally free to post a task. You’ll then receive 3-4 quotes from Workers within a few minutes. Browse the Workers’ profiles, check out their ratings and then choose the... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
7 West Media HQ 8 Central Avenue, Eveleigh, NSW 2015

15:00

University of Technology Sydney
Limited Capacity full

Impact & Insights: Data Visualisation on the Big Screen
The UTS Data Arena is a powerful immersive space that elevates the presentation of data to the ‘next level’ magnifying perspectives and insights that are truly extraordinary. Via the Data Arena researchers can discover patterns and facts that cannot be seen in ‘regular' data banks.
This session is a hands-on introduction to the four-metre high, ten-meter wide, 360-degree interactive data visualisation arena.  You will don a pair of ‘Active-Shutter’ glasses so you can fully experience the stereo-visual effect as you are surrounded by data in visual form, and immersive surround sound that will forever change the way you consider and view data.

Presenters
KK

Kym Kraljevic

Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creative Intelligence Unit, University of Technology Sydney

Host Companies

Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
University of Technology Sydney 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW 2037

15:00

Manifestor
Limited Capacity seats available

Solopreneur Skills

In this interactive workshop, Nick Freedman, solopreneur of 15 years and TEDx speaker, will teach you how to cultivate the mindset and skills needed for successful solopreneurship. Relevant for both wannabe and early stage solopreneurs, he'll cover the following:

It all starts with purpose
The solopreneurship mindset
Manage or outsource?
Become a TED speaker 
Build a product to sell  
Become your own CMO 
Face up to your fears 
Balance your time 

Nick's programs have helped businesses like Salesforce, Westpac, Yahoo, Coca-Cola and AoL build their leaders and transform their cultures. In addition, he recently launched his online start up, manifestor.tv, which teaches people how to use the tools of mindfulness and intentionality to become successful in their work and life. To get the most out the workshop bring a healthy dose of curiosity, your big questions about solopreneurship and the intent to learn and grow. 

Presenters
avatar for Nick Freedman

Nick Freedman

Founder, Freedman
I'm interested in helping you turn your future vision into reality. If you want to have a great conversation, then tell me about your grand plans....

Host Companies

15:00

WeWork
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a Global Community 

WeWork is the fastest growing global community with locations all over the world. Today community has over 100.000 Creators that call WeWork home. Community is our catalyst and this session will tell you how it all started in back in 2010. 
 

Presenters
avatar for Balder Tol

Balder Tol

Director of Community, WeWork

Host Companies
avatar for WeWork

WeWork

WeWork
WeWork started in 2010, and wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst.


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
WeWork 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW 2009

15:00

Ciné Souk
Limited Capacity filling up

A short history of travel storytelling from 16th century travelogues to the user-generated content of today

First there were words, then came pictures and now the travel industry is grappling with video. Travel storytelling has always been a feature of tourism marketing, as this entailing session from crowdsourced travel video specialists Ciné Souk outlines. The team behind the innovative start-up will take you on a history of travel storytelling from 16th century travelogues to the travel magazines of today and into their vision of the future, where user-generated video content has become the dominant travel storytelling genre.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Wastnage

Justin Wastnage

Founder, Ciné Souk

Host Companies
avatar for Ciné Souk

Ciné Souk

Ciné Souk
Ciné Souk is the world's first crowdsourced travel Vidor platform. We provide the tools and network to enable ordinary travellers to make video blogs and earn money.


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Ciné Souk 111 Flinders St, Surry Hills , NSW 2011

15:00

Tank Stream Labs
Limited Capacity filling up

A Co-Working Space Geared Towards Success 
Two Part session, presentation followed by tour/networking.

How does TSL foster innovation, what we do to promote collaboration and support growth for our companies (partnerships, events, membership deals, onsite facilities), the types of leading tech companies we have and our alumni, talks from our CEO and also expert Founders in TSL.

Presenters
avatar for Bradley Delamare

Bradley Delamare

CEO, Tank Stream Labs

Host Companies
avatar for Tank Stream Labs

Tank Stream Labs

Tank Stream Labs is one of Australia's leading breeding grounds for technology entrepreneurs, thought leaders and early adopters. Our community are the future tech leaders in Australia with global aspirations. 


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Tanks Stream Labs Level 4, 17 - 19 Bridge Street, Sydney

15:00

Uber
Limited Capacity full

Celebrating Cities

 


Presenters
avatar for Mike Abbott

Mike Abbott

ANZ Head of Operations, Uber
avatar for AJ Tills

AJ Tills

Senior Marketing Manager | Partnerships Lead, Uber

Host Companies
avatar for Uber

Uber

Uber
Uber is a smartphone app that connects you to a safe, reliable and affordable ride at the touch of a button. Now operating in more than 450 cities, Uber is helping strengthen local economies, improving access to transport, and making streets safer. In Australia, Uber has over two million active riders, and remains firmly at the top of the 'Most Downloaded Apps' list. More than 40,000 Australians are also accessing new economic opportunities... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Uber Level 30, 580 George Street, Sydney

15:00

Weave Youth & Community Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Coming Soon

Host Companies
avatar for Weave Youth & Community Services

Weave Youth & Community Services

Weave Youth & Community Services
For 40 years, Weave Youth & Community Services has been providing a range of services to young people, women, children and families who are marginalized, vulnerable and facing disadvantage in the heart of Sydney. 70% of the people we work with are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Weave staff work with partners and volunteers to deliver a range of holistic programs. These include casework and counselling... Read More →


16:30

University of Technology Sydney - Encore Session!
Limited Capacity full

Impact & Insights: Data Visualisation on the Big Screen
The UTS Data Arena is a powerful immersive space that elevates the presentation of data to the ‘next level’ magnifying perspectives and insights that are truly extraordinary. Via the Data Arena researchers can discover patterns and facts that cannot be seen in ‘regular' data banks.
This session is a hands-on introduction to the four-metre high, ten-meter wide, 360-degree interactive data visualisation arena.  You will don a pair of ‘Active-Shutter’ glasses so you can fully experience the stereo-visual effect as you are surrounded by data in visual form, and immersive surround sound that will forever change the way you consider and view data.

Presenters
KK

Kym Kraljevic

Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creative Intelligence Unit, University of Technology Sydney

Host Companies

Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
University of Technology Sydney 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW 2037

16:30

syfte
Limited Capacity filling up

d.school - Design Thinking

Design thinking is a powerful problem solving tool helping you approach challenges in a new way. In 60 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to “redesign the gift-giving experience” for their partner. NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. We’ll provide all the information you need to be successful. Through this experience we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.

Presenters
avatar for Katja Forbes

Katja Forbes

Founder and Managing Director, syfte

Host Companies
avatar for syfte

syfte

syfte
syfte designs products and services that resonate with people. Our team is comprised of researchers, usability testers, interaction designers, service designers, usability and accessibility experts and visual designers. Research underpins much of what we do. We dissect processes and ideas to find smarter solutions that work for real people in the real world. syfte’s mission is to use human centred design to enact real world change... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
syfte Level 2, 78-84 Kippax Street , Surry hills , NSW 2010

16:30

SocietyOne
Limited Capacity seats available

Empowering People's Potential.

SocietyOne is shaking up the finance sector and re-imagining how people borrow and lend money.  We believe in the intrinsic goodness of people and the idea that with the right stage, money can be a positive force for good through what is known globally as peer-to-peer lending and in Australia as marketplace lending.  

Presenters
avatar for Maria Loyez

Maria Loyez

Chief Marketing Officer, SocietyOne
avatar for Jason Yetton

Jason Yetton

Chief Executive Officer, SocietyOne

Host Companies
avatar for SocietyOne

SocietyOne

SocietyOne
SocietyOne began operating in 2012 and is Australia’s pioneering and leading online lending marketplace for personal loans, connecting borrowers and investors through a risk-based pricing digital auction marketplace on its ClearMatch technology platform. | | SocietyOne was named in September 2016 in the Global Top 100 FinTechs by KPMG and H2 Ventures.


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
SocietyOne Level 17, 56 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

16:30

spaceship
Limited Capacity full

FinTech: Tech, startups, society and a case study in superannuation

Lifting the lid on Australia’s rapidly evolving Fintech and startup ecosystem, Paul explores the future of savings and progress through the lens of a Venture Capitalist and FinTech co-founder.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Bennetts

Paul Bennetts

Co-founder and CEO of Spaceship and Airtree Venture Partner, spaceship

Host Companies
avatar for spaceship

spaceship

spaceship
Spaceship is not a conventional Super fund. We provide a diversified portfolio with technology at its core. This is day one for technology rolling out across the globe. We've seen technology immerse itself throughout society, but not our Super. Until now.


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
spaceship 5/155 Clarence Street, Sydney

16:30

City of Sydney
Limited Capacity filling up

Collaboration for a resilient Sydney - a city for all

City governments have a critical role to play in facilitating and enabling businesses, not-for-profit partners and communities to deliver positive social impacts.

The City is working on a number of fronts globally and locally to sustain a socially just and resilient Sydney - a city for all. 

Find out about our plans for a more inclusive city economy and society through our forthcoming social sustainability policy and 10-year action plan, our Eora Journey program that celebrates the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Sydney, and our metropolitan Sydney leadership role through the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities initiative. 

Presenters
avatar for Dave Beaumont

Dave Beaumont

Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Sydney
avatar for Solange Frost

Solange Frost

Social Strategy Advisor, City of Sydney
avatar for Kristen Gabriel

Kristen Gabriel

Senior Project Manager, Resilient Sydney, City of Sydney

Host Companies
avatar for City of Sydney

City of Sydney

City of Sydney
City of Sydney is the local government authority responsible for the city centre and more than 30 suburbs within our boundaries. We deliver high-quality services and infrastructure to make Sydney a green, global and connected city.


16:30

Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome home. Oops, we meant "welcome to work".

Spaces inspires a professional, lifestyle-driven working environment founded on principles of collaboration, inclusivity and authentic, considered design that reflects the company’s inspire to work philosophy. Community and Opening Manager Margot van der Poel will tell more about her vision on working in the new world as opposed to "the new way of working". Come and tap in on their energy and explore the energy of this Dutch founded concept in the creative heart of Surry Hills.

Presenters
avatar for Margot van der Poel

Margot van der Poel

Community and Opening Manager, Spaces

Host Companies
avatar for Spaces

Spaces

Spaces
Spaces is a full service, creative working environment with a unique entrepreneurial spirit, where ideas develop, businesses build and relationships evolve.


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Spaces 111 Flinders Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

16:30

Fishburners Ltd
Limited Capacity filling up

Fishburners is Australia's largest startup space, dedicated to supporting and empowering tech entrepreneurs. Come and join us to hear why we do what we do, a tour of our co-working space and hear from three of our awesome startups! 
Including:
Marc Cowper - founder of Recomazing - An​ innovative platform fostering stronger collaboration between ​ the world's leading​ ​​tech entrepreneurs  ​including Slack, Hubspot, Airtasker and Atlassian​.
Eddie Cranswick - co-founder of RelaxVR - hear how new Virtual Reality tech has been used to create the #1 paid Health & Fitness app in the US in Google's Android store.
and more to come...
and more to come...

Presenters
avatar for Marc Cowper

Marc Cowper

Founder (Recomazing) and Board Member (Fishburners), Recomazing & Fishburners
40+ business communities use Recomazing to help members grow their businesses faster. Members store recommendations for the best tools & services for business growth, fostering better collaboration. Clients include leading Coworking spaces (Fishburners), acceleration programs (Muru-D), industry bodies (Fintech Aus) and online communities (Growth Hackers Aus). Talk to me about Startups, Advocacy, Business Collaboration
avatar for Eddie Cranswick

Eddie Cranswick

Co-founder, RelaxVR

Host Companies
avatar for Fishburners Ltd

Fishburners Ltd

Fishburners Ltd


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Fishburners Ltd 608 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

16:30

Seven West Media - new seats open!
Limited Capacity filling up

Innovate, Disrupt or Die - learn how Seven West Media has taken a disruptive approach to the current media landscape

Many people know Seven West Media as a traditional force in the Australian Media sector. What many people are unaware of, is Seven West Media's thirst for innovation. Over the past 3 years, SWM has invested in some of Australia's fastest growing, cutting edge, media start-ups which include many that are fast becoming house hold names. These include Airtasker, HealthEngine, SocietyOne, and Draftstars, just to name a few.

SWM will showcase through an interactive session, how they are embracing disruption and innovation through strategic investments and partnerships, while also supporting Australia’s growing innovation culture. Attendees will be able to engage and interact with key personalities, from the SHED - the purpose-built presentation room at Seven's Pyrmont HQ.

Presenters
avatar for Clive Dickens

Clive Dickens

Chief Digital Officer, Seven West Media

Host Companies
avatar for Seven West Media

Seven West Media

Seven West Media
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses – Seven, 7TWO and 7mate, Pacific Magazines, The West Australian, Presto and Yahoo!7, and the biggest content brands including My Kitchen Rules, House Rules, The X Factor, Home... Read More →


16:30

Quantium
Limited Capacity full

Powering possibilities using data and analytics

'Data scientist' was recently rated the #1 job in 2017 by Glassdoor.  As the largest employer of data scientists in Australia, Quantium has a unique perspective on how data and analytics can be used by organisations to innovate and survive.  In this presentation, Quantium executive Julie Prolov will provide a brief overview of the Quantium business and focus on real life examples of using data analytics to help clients in industries such as financial services, retail and media.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Prolov

Julie Prolov

Group Executive, Operations, Quantium

Host Companies
avatar for Quantium

Quantium

Quantium
Quantium is a fast growing firm specialising in data analytics.   Established in 2002, we partner with many of the world’s leading brands, through a team of 500 staff based in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.  We solve important business challenges for our partners and clients using a combination of unique data assets, world class technology and the brightest minds in analytics and data science.


Thursday March 9, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Quantium Level 25, 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney, NSW 2000

16:30

Veromo
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuning in Natural Language Processing to hit Phonetical Sweetness 

1. The Veromo Story - Moving beyond business registrations and how we are looking at using data science, machine learning and AI to drive new product development within our business 
2. How an idea for a visual workbook became a digital proof of concept/product that used the power of NLP (Natural Language Processing) 
3. Teams break up and attempt to solve a language challenge 
4. Regroup to discuss the experience and what they struggled with 
5. Introduce the concept of NLP, a branch of artificial intelligence 
6. Discuss the many important implications in bridging the gap between human communication and digital data using NLP 
7. Play with an element of our engine and try the same exercise again now using AI to solve the same language challenge 
8. Consider how NLP could be used within your own businesses

Presenters
avatar for Luscheyne Mellon

Luscheyne Mellon

Head of Product Development and Marketing, Veromo

Host Companies
avatar for Veromo

Veromo

Veromo
We save new business owners time using sophisticated automation processes so that they can get to market faster. We continue the journey with them, providing a ongoing education and support, because we recognise that entrepreneurship can sometimes be a lonely journey.


17:30

Meetup
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a drink and some tasty bites as we MEETUP to share experiences and celebrate NewCo Sydney.

Host Companies
avatar for usual suspects creative

usual suspects creative

usual suspects creative
we create momentous live experiences to influence perception and change behaviour
avatar for DEXUS Property Group

DEXUS Property Group

DEXUS Property Group
DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) is an Australian real estate group that owns and manages high quality office and industrial properties. We are Australia’s preferred office partner with 58 office properties in all the major CBD locations across Australia. We are future-proofing businesses by creating contemporary workspaces that are inspiring and invigorating, where people love to work and feel a sense of community. www.dexus.com


Thursday March 9, 2017 17:30 - 19:30
Dexus Place Level 15, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
 


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