Program.
With an overall theme of ‘Power to the People’, the Something Digital program will focus on the human element of our digital innovations, processes and strategies.

Our international keynotes are ready to take the stage to provoke, push boundaries and challenge your thinking around digital innovation. In addition to these keynotes we will be hosting 25+ local and interstate digital legends. Spread across 2 stages, their sole aim is to inspire, strengthen digital capabilities and share digital success stories.
Orange Stage Pink Stage
Registration + morning caffeine
08.15 - 09.00
Welcome to Something Digital
09.00 - 09.30
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy
International Keynote: How everything you know about artificial intelligence is about to change
09.30 - 10.00
Tim Hwang, Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
International Keynote: TBC
10.00 - 10.30
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Intro: The tech of human connectedness
11.00 - 11.10
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing


Panel: Improving urban life by putting people first
11.35 - 12.00
Matthew Tobin, UAP
Melissa Wiscicki, Aurecon
Sarah Leach, Brisbane City Council
Moderator: Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
Intro: Power your team through digital innovation
11.00 - 11.10
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Creating real digital transformation through buy-in, engagement and leadership
11.10 - 11.35
Clair Sullivan, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Double Fireside: Talent - attracting your next digital superstar!
11.35 - 12.00
Dani Townsend, Everledger
Emily Haydon, The Talent Connective


Panel: Examining the future of work around digital, technology and innovation.
12.00 - 12.25
Luke Abercrombie, Transurban
Further panellists announced soon
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Intro: Satisfying the on-demand customer
14.00 - 14.10
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing

Double fireside: Hyper-personalisation: Fad or trend? Hype or hope?
14.10 - 14.35
Rachna Gandhi-Arora, Suncorp Group
Further speaker announced soon
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark


Rapid Fire: Building brand intimacy through one key customer strategy - emotion
14.35 - 15.00
Angela Stengel, ABC
Further speaker announce soon
Intro: Creating lean, automated & digitised organisations
14.00 - 14.10
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Panel: How simple tech became revolutionary - a behind the scenes view on three industry pivots!
14.10 - 14.35
Richard Bremner, Koala.com
Dimity Dornan, Bionics QLD + Hear and Say
Further speakers announced soon

Taking instant decisions through real time analytics
14.35 - 15.00
Kshira Saagar, Global Fashion Group

Panel: Privacy. Is it still ours to hold onto?
15.00 - 15.25
Hayden Delaney, HopgoodGanim
Leanne Kemp, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur
Justine Lacey, CSIRO

Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Session Announced Soon
15.50 - 16.20

International Keynote: Trust. The next tech horizon
16.20 - 16.50
Davey Gibian, Calypso AI + White House Innovation Fellow

Close
16.50 - 17.00
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing

Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50
End of Something Digital + After Party
17.00 - 18.00

Orange Stage

Pink Stage

Orange Stage Pink Stage
Registration + morning caffeine
08.15 - 09.00
Welcome to Something Digital
09.00 - 09.30
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy
International Keynote: How everything you know about artificial intelligence is about to change
09.30 - 10.00
Tim Hwang, Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
International Keynote: TBC
10.00 - 10.30
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Intro: The tech of human connectedness
11.00 - 11.10
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing


Panel: Improving urban life by putting people first
11.35 - 12.00
Matthew Tobin, UAP
Melissa Wiscicki, Aurecon
Sarah Leach, Brisbane City Council
Moderator: Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Intro: Satisfying the on-demand customer
14.00 - 14.10
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing

Double fireside: Hyper-personalisation: Fad or trend? Hype or hope?
14.10 - 14.35
Rachna Gandhi-Arora, Suncorp Group
Further speaker announced soon
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark


Rapid Fire: Building brand intimacy through one key customer strategy - emotion
14.35 - 15.00
Angela Stengel, ABC
Further speaker announce soon
Panel: Privacy. Is it still ours to hold onto?
15.00 - 15.25
Hayden Delaney, HopgoodGanim
Leanne Kemp, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur
Justine Lacey, CSIRO

Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Session Announced Soon
15.50 - 16.20

International Keynote: Trust. The next tech horizon
16.20 - 16.50
Davey Gibian, Calypso AI + White House Innovation Fellow

Close
16.50 - 17.00
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
End of Something Digital + After Party
17.00 - 18.00

Orange Stage

Orange Stage Pink Stage
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Intro: Power your team through digital innovation
11.00 - 11.10
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Creating real digital transformation through buy-in, engagement and leadership
11.10 - 11.35
Clair Sullivan, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Double Fireside: Talent - attracting your next digital superstar!
11.35 - 12.00
Dani Townsend, Everledger
Emily Haydon, The Talent Connective


Panel: Examining the future of work around digital, technology and innovation.
12.00 - 12.25
Luke Abercrombie, Transurban
Further panellists announced soon
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Intro: Creating lean, automated & digitised organisations
14.00 - 14.10
Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Panel: How simple tech became revolutionary - a behind the scenes view on three industry pivots!
14.10 - 14.35
Richard Bremner, Koala.com
Dimity Dornan, Bionics QLD + Hear and Say
Further speakers announced soon

Taking instant decisions through real time analytics
14.35 - 15.00
Kshira Saagar, Global Fashion Group


Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Pink Stage

No sessions available!
Note: Speakers and sessions are subject to change.