Speaker Hall of Fame.

Core to all the Something Digital Events are the epic speakers and panellists to take to the stage to share and impart their digital wisdom and knowledge. Since May 2018 we are proud to have worked with the following digital legends - many of whom are frequent flyers on the Something Digital stage.

From day one we have committed to and achieved gender equality amongst our speakers and we are proud to be able to say that 52% of the 231 speakers below are female.

Headliners + International Speakers

Berit Anderson
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Scout
Angela Bassa
Senior Director of the the Data Science and Analytics Centre of Excellence  iRobo
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Genevieve Bell
Director of the School of Cybernetics and the 3A Institute (3Ai) 
Australian National University

Adam Bonnifield
VP Artificial Intelligence
Airbus
Mazzy Cameron
Global Director - People & Organizational Development eBay and Stubhub

Bryony Cole
CEO
Future of Sex
Mariana Dahan
Founder and CEO
World Identity Network
Chris Dowsett
Head of Decision Science & Analytics
Instagram

Davey Gibian 
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and Founder, Calypso AI
Sonja Gittens Ottley
Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Asana

Justin Hendrix
Executive Director
NYC Media Lab

Tim Hwang
Former Director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics & Governance of AI Initiative

Juan Ortiz Freuler
Affiliate
Berkman Klein Center

Christina Lee Storm
VP of Emerging Technology, Strategy & Business Operations
DreamWorks Animation
Mathana
Tech ethicist and interplanetary philosopher
Tea Uglow
Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab
 
Caroline Sinders
Digital Anthropologist, Machine Learning Researcher and Artist
Convocation Design

Fiona Tan
Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology
Wayfair

David A.M. Wallerstein
Chief
 eXploration Officer (CXO) + Senior Executive Vice President 
Tencent

Matt Wallaert
Head of Behavioural 
Science
Frog

Jen Wong 
Chief Operating Officer 
Reddit

Jillian C. York
Director for International Freedom of Expression  Electronic Frontier Foundation

Local + Interstate Speakers

Luke Abercrombie
Head of Technology
Transurban
Fiona Armstrong
Customer Experience Director
Liquid Interactive

Jannah Baker
Innovation, Research & Development Program Officer
Urban Utilities

Dan Barr
Director 
Better Cities Group
Sheryl Batchelor
Founder & Director
Yiliyapinya Indigenous Corporation 
Denis Bauer
Head of Cloud Computing Bioinformatics
CSIRO
Chris Beaumont
Endeavour Foundation
Stephen Bergin
Head Producer
Vmation

Paul Bertsch
Queensland Chief Scientist

Mic Black
Founder
Mic's Labs

Stephen Bornstein
CEO
Cyborg Dynamics Engineering

Joel Bowerman
GM for Strategic Marketing  Multicap

Ben Bradford
Head of Animation
Vmation
Vanessa Brennan
Chief Brand & Customer Officer
Michael Hill
Marley Brown
CEO and Co-founder
Conpago 

Scott Brown
Director, Research and Advice  Queensland Council of Social Service

Michael Burke
Managing Director
Liquid Interactive

David Burson
General Manager / Head of Product & Growth
Canva

Nathan Bush
Founder
12High

Michael Bye
Senior Design Consultant
Telstra Purple 

Josh Callaghan
COO
The REIQ
Laura Campbell
Partner 
Deloitte Digital
Margarita Camus
Digital Innovation Lead
Urban Utilities
Jess Caire
Queensland Executive Director 
Property Council of Australia
Holly Cardew
Founder
Pixc
Catherine Caruna- McManus
Co-Founder and Director 
Meshed
Mervin Chiang
Head of Market Development
Procensol
Jase Clamp
Senior Product Manager
Clipchamp
Tim Cochrane
Head of Experience & Marketing  Goodstart Early Learning
Kate Cook
Director + Forensic Marketing Consultant SPT Agency Pty. Ltd
Natalie Cook
 President of the Queensland Olympic Council
+
Executive Director of Elite Success and Partnerships Queensland Academy of Sport  
Isaac Coonan
Founder
ProptechBNE
Audrey Courty
Lecturer, School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Griffith University
Danielle Cronin
Editor
Brisbane Times
Ben Crothers
Principal Design Strategist
Atlassian
Brett Dale
Group Chief Executive
Motor Trades Association of Queensland
Sam Daley
Head of Design Liquid Interactive 

Renee Davidson
General Manager Marketing & Digital
RACQ
Dr Marianne de Pierres
Sci-fi Author
Hayden Delaney
Partner + Head of IP & Technology Team
HopgoodGanim
S. Kate Devitt
Social & Ethical Robotics Researcher, Defence Science & Technology group and Adjunct Fellow, Co-Innovation Group
University of Queensland
Michael Dezuanni
Associate Director, Digital Media Research Centre
QUT
Cassandra Diamond
A/Executive Manager - Business Operations / Education and Outreach and Founder 
CSIRO / Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy
Jo Dillon
Chief Creative Officer
Screen Queensland
Katrina Donaghy
Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Civic Ledger

Louise Denoon
Executive Director
Public Libraries and Engagement State Library of Queensland
Dr Paula Dootson
Senior Research Fellow
QUT Chair in Digital Economy
Dimity Dornan
Executive Director & Founder
Hear and Say / Bionics Queensland

David Douglas
Postdoctoral Fellow (Responsible Innovation in Robotics and AI)
CSIRO 
Kate Drew
Market Director - Urban Communities  SMEC Australia
Alexander Dreiling
CEO
Clipchamp

Elliot Duff
Principal Robotics Research Consultant
CSIRO
Andrew Duval
Creative Director
Liquid Interactive

Majella Edwards
Founding CEO

Sortal
Peta Ellis
Entrepreneur in Residence
QUT

Dan Etiel
Chief Marketing Officer
Tanda
Geoff Fabila
Acknowledgement of Country
Randall Fernando
Specialist Data Scientist | Advance Queensland Digital Champion
BHP

Pauline Fetaui
General Manager
River City Labs 
Simon Fielke
Research Scientist
CSIRO

Dan Fischer
Head of Digital Transformation and Design
Virgin Australia
Susan Forde
Director, Centre for Social & Cultural Research
Griffith University  
Katharine Gelber
Head of School, Professor of Politics & Public Policy The University of Queensland 

Eloise Gillespie
Head of Personalisation Entain

Michael Gillespie 
Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Domino's Group
Dr Judith Glover
Design Researcher, Industrial Design Program
RMIT University
Nic Gomez 
Lead Game Designer 
Deloitte Digital
Katherine Grace 
Digital Optimisation Manager 
QSuper Group
Jeff Greenhill
Manager, Private Sector Partnerships, Innovations Division  Queensland Government
Philip Green
Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner 
Nigel Greenwood
Founder/CEO  The MachineGenes Group
Paula Guino
COO
Build-Apps

Conor Hagan
Co-Founder
Explorate

Edda Hamar
Co-Founder & CEO
Lána

Paul Harapin
Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific Japan
Domo

Jeremy Hastings
Founder
Hutly  

Emily Haydon
Founder
The Talent Connective
Andrew Hertsch
Digital Services Partner
Telstra Purple
Andy Hill
Founder 
Planet Price

Rob Hudson
Founder

SpoutLogic
Jessie Hughes
New Media Artist and Technologist

Jane Hunter
CEO
Tritium

Bernadette Hyland-Woo
UQ Global Change Scholar @ University of Queensland

Georgina Ibarra
Product & Design Lead
CSIRO's Data61

Sue Isbell
HOD eLearning
Kelvin Grove State College

Katie James
Senior Digital Manager
flybuys
Brooke Jamieson
Experience Lead
PlaceOS

Sue Johnson
Marketing Director Spicers Retreats

Zach Johnson
Executive Producer  Josephmark
Ben Johnston
Co-founder

Josephmark
Llew Jury
Executive Chair and Director
Advancer
Melissa Kaplan
Chief Digital Advisor
Microsoft
Fareed Kaviani
Doctoral Researcher, Monash Sustainable Development Institute Monash University 

Tracey Kay
Co-founder
Axalon

Sue Keay
Research Director, Cyber-physical Systems
CSIRO's Data61
Leanne Kemp
Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur
Fiona Kerr
Founder and CEO
The NeuroTech Institute
Mehdi Khalili
Head of Software Development
Telstra Purple 
Rachel Khoo
Head of Digital
Amart Furniture
Andrew Kolb
Strategy Director
VMLY&R
Steward Koplick
Service Delivery Learning Leader
Endeavour Foundation

Anne Kovachevich
Australasian Foresight + Innovation Leader 
Arup

Marek Kowalkiewicz 
Chair in Digital Economy
QUT

Lucie Krahulcova
Policy Analyst - APAC
Access Now 
Ben Kraal
Director, Experience Design 
Symplicit
Justine Lacey
Responsible Innovation Research Leader
CSIRO
Peter Laurie
Founder. Mentor. Adviser. Investor.

Thuy Lam
Founder and CEO Blackbook.ai

Dominque Lamb
CEO
National Retail Association

Julie-Ann Lambourne
Senior Consultant
Tagai Management

Sarah Leach
Principal Coordinator - Smart Connected Brisbane Office
Brisbane City Council

Brett Leary
Creative Director Visual Songlines

Wendie Lee
Chief Information Officer
Morgans Financial  

Daniel Leeman
Senior Experience Designer
Telstra Purple

John Lee
Director General Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Brigid Leishman
Chief Operating Officer
CUA
Rebecca Levingston
Journalist + Morning Show Host
ABC Radio Brisbane 

Deon Liebenberg
Vice President of Innovation & Strategy
Optus Business

Ruth Luscombe
Mathematician 
Quantal AI

Darryl Lyons
Indigenous EIR
James Cook University
Chris Macaulay
Co-Founder & CEO
Advvy
Josephine Marsh
Director Government Recordkeeping
Queensland State Archives
Marcello Massi
General Manager TalkVia

Brett Matheison
General Manager
Watkins Steel

Lee Mathers 
General Manager TalkVia

Cat Matson
Manager, Economic & Community Development
Ipswich City Council 
Scott McDougall Commissioner Queensland Human Rights Commission
Gullara McInnes
Student
CSIRO Indigenous Women's STEM Academy
 
Karishma Mendiratta
Head of Customer Experience & Digital
Sunsuper 
 
Louise Mercer
Chief Experience Officer
Everledger
Antonia Mercorella
CEO
The REIQ

Michael Metcalfe
Founder
Kynd 

Michael Milford
Chief Investigator
Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
Scott Millar
Chief Trouble Maker
BOP Industries

Liz Minchin
Executive Editor
The Conversation Australia & New Zealand
Madison Missina
Sexologist + Sex Educator
Kathryn Modecki
Senior Lecturer Psychology Griffith University & Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society

Martijn Mooij
Senior User Experience Designer
CSIRO's Data61

Nick Murray
Data Scientist  VALD

Anthony Murfett
Deputy Head
Australian Space Agency 

Juliette Murphy
CEO & Co-Founder
FloodMapp

Erin Musk
Manager Digital, Integrated Gas
Origin 

Crighton Nichols
Research Impact Nexus Manager Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

Kim Osman
Senior Research Associate 
Digital Media Research Centre, QUT

Brad Parsons
CEO & Founder
MOVUS

James Pateras
Managing Director
Modular Farms Australia

Sarah Pearson
Deputy Director General of Innovation
Advance Queensland 
 
Andrea Peters
Chief Growth Officer
LGIA Super 

Stephen Phillips
CEO
Mawson 
Lucy Poole
Head of Government Digital Experience
Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency
Jarrod Price
Head of Brand & Product Marketing 
RACQ

Shae Quabba
Design Anthropologist & Manager Digital Innovation
Suncorp

Anna Raunik
Executive Director, Content and Client Services
State Library of Queensland
Lisa Renneisen
Co-Founder
Something Digital
Benjamin Richards Executive Producer
Apothecary Films

Andrew Robinson
Co-Founder  QuestaGame (Earth Guardians Pty Ltd)
Cathy Robinson
Principal Research Scientist 
CSIRO
Kirsty Robinson
Head of Experience - Brisbane
VMLY&R
Sue Robson
Chief Operating Officer
Fusion Sport
Rahul Roy
Manager Digital Experience and Creations 
RACQ
Chris Rozic
Co-Founder and CEO 
Datisan
Rob Ryan
Head of Marketing
Vmation
Kshira Saagar
Chief Data Officer
Latitude Financial 

Karen Sanders
General Manager Real Serious Games & Lead, XR Hub

Kurt Sanders
Director of Strategy
The Content Division
Carla Scott
CEO & Co-founder Populace
Threads

Eva Sheliukhin
Founder
Bravi

Ella Shellshear
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Metro South Health

Evan Shellshear
Head of Analytics
Biarri

Kieran Shirey
Managing Director
LOGiT Australia

Sally Shrapnel
Research Fellow
University of Queensland

Alexandra Sloane
Head of Marketing - ANZ
Facebook

Elliot Smith
Founder
Maxwell Plus

Tom Sowerby
Head of Strategy Datisan

Angela Stengel
Head, Content Ideas Lab
ABC

Verity Stone
Senior Associate - Intellectual Property and Technology
HopgoodGanim

Cori Stewart
CEO
ARM Hub
Morgan Strong
Digital Transformation Manager  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Lisa Summer-Hayes
Head of Marketing
Queensland Ballet
Malcolm Thatcher 
Chief Technology Officer  Australian Digital Health Agency

Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry
CEO & Co-founder Max Kelsen

Rachel Thomas
Co-founder / Professor of Practice 
Fast.ai / QUT

Jason Titman
Advisory Board Member
Neto E-Commerce Solutions
Matthew Tobin
Co-Founder and Managing Director
UAP
Dani Townsend
Head of People, Culture and Operations
Everledger

Ally Tutkaluk
Digital Marketing Specialist Leukaemia Foundation 

Victor Vicario
CEO
Arc Hardware Incubator/Accelerator 
 
Russ Vine
Executive Director for Marketing & Communications Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Simone Vrabac
Director | Digital Platforms Branch ACCC

Lynne Walker
Chief Orchestration Officer 
Goodstart Early Learning

Sophie Walker
Executive Manager Community and Stakeholder Engagement, QLD
NBN Co
.

Marielle Wallin
Director, Marketing 
TAFE Queensland

Professor Toby Walsh
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of NSW 

Leesa Watego
Managing Director
Iscariot Media

Tracey Whitelaw
Chief Digital Officer
Local Government Association Queensland

Michael Webb
Founding CEO  Microba Life Science

Rick Wingfield
GM Innovation
Australia Post

Melissa Wiscicki
Regional Digital Practice Leader
Aurecon
Brett Wiskar
Chief Future Officer
Wiley
Melissa Witheriff
Head of Digital Innovation
CUA

Gavin Wood
Chief Information and Digital Officer
Newcrest Mining

Lily Woodhouse
Manager 
Deloitte Digital

Ides Wong
COVID-19 Data Strategy at Queensland Health

Dalene Wray
Managing Director at
OBE Organic

Waveney Yasso
Acknowledgement of Country

Sarah Yip
Managing Director
KEASE International
Jenny Zou
Head of Business Improvement
Super Retail Group
Nadine Zrinzo
Co-Founder
Something Digital