The State of Digital Innovation in Brisbane

With the pain of 2020 in the rear view mirror and a world of possibilities opening up again, we want to take the time to fully appreciate the current state of digital in Brisbane ... including our strengths, innovations, opportunities and wonderful people.

Digital innovation is technology designed for the human experience. It powers our businesses, directs our policies, keeps us connected, accelerates our creativity, makes us healthier and enables us to live through pandemics. (If only it did our laundry!)

Join us IRL this June as we look at what’s changed in the last 12 months (alot), what has stayed the same and what digital organisations (everyone) needs to focus on, for the year ahead.
  • Insights, growth and developments over the past 12 months
  • The digital trends which have the potential to significantly impact business (for better or for worse)
  • Balancing the human with the digital - creating joyful experiences for our people
  • What are the unique opportunities Brisbane (& Queensland) should be jumping on?
  • Digital leadership in an age of unknowns
At the end of this panel we will also be officially launching the 2021 Festival including a very limited launch ticket offer. 🚀🚀🚀

Event at a glance

  • Date: Wednesday 2nd June
  • Time: 5.30pm to 7.15pm (Registration and drinks from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm)
  • Where: La La Land at The Prince Consort, 230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
  • Cost: Free

Our panel of experts

Nadine Zrinzo

Something Digital
About Nadine >> Nadine has been bringing experiences to life for almost 20 years across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. At Bright Humans, Nadine takes on the role of a lead project manager + chief content curator. With a penchant for “leave no detail spared”, she brings to our events + experiences strong research, business production and project management skills.

Why we love Nadine >>
As Something Digital's Chief Content Curator, Nadine is fiercely passionate about bringing together some of the greatest digital minds to push boundaries and inspire our ecosystem.
Anne Kovachevich
Australasian Foresight & Innovation Leader 
About Anne >> Anne is the Foresight and Innovation Leader for Arup Australasia and is inspired by helping companies understand current trends and what they can do to be at the forefront of their industries. Anne works with Arup teams internally to understand the future of the business and how they need to adapt to meet future needs and be resilient to disruption.

Why we love Anne >> At Something Digital Anne will be sharing her thoughts on a post pandemic world including ideas presented in the latest foresight publication which can be found here.
Ben Johnston

About Ben >> Ben has spent more than a decade developing businesses, consulting on digital strategy, identifying market gaps and future trends. He’s founded many successful companies including Josephmark, Breeder, Gilimbaa and We Are Hunted.

Why we love Ben >> Ben is (literally) a giant in Brisbane's digital ecosystem. He is a  key driver behind some of Brisbane's greatest  digital innovations and  is well known for his fearlessness in pushing the envelope.
Conor Hagan
About Conor >> 
Conor is the co-founder of Explorate, a company that has a vision to change the way freight moves around the world. 

Why we love Conor >> 
Conor's reputation is built on thinking outside the box when it comes to supply chains and for the last three years has built Explorate into one of Australia's leading digital freight companies. 
Renee Davidson
General Manager
Marketing & Digital
About Renee >> Renee Davidson is the General Manager of Marketing and Digital at RACQ. In this role, Renee is responsible for brand, acquisition and retention marketing, digital strategy and execution. Renee has over 2 decades marketing experience leading teams to deliver brand and organisational growth.

Why we love Renee >> 
Renee is digital marketing legend. She is Queensland Patron of AMI (Australian Marketing Institute), leads the Queensland AMI Marketing Team of the Year and has been recognised in the CMO Top50 2019 list.

Some Covid-Safe Notes

  • All Something Digital events run to an industry approved Covid-Safe plan.
  • This will include mandatory contact tracing and abiding by any other government restrictions in place at the time of the event.
  • We ask that you stay at home if you are unwell, have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
  • In the lead up to the event, all registered attendees will receive communication about restrictions they may need to comply with (masks, vertical consumption etc).
  • It goes without saying that you should always do what feels right for you. Feel better wearing a mask, do that. Want to maintain a bit of extra distance whilst chatting, that's okay too. We are all in this together and encourage you to embrace the awkward.