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 Green 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, Formerly Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Morning break: Time to play and collaborate
10.30 - 11.00
Demo No. 1 & 2
10.35 - 10.55
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

The keys to unlocking real digital transformation
11.10 - 11.35
Dan Fischer, Virgin Australia

Double Fireside: Talent - attracting your next digital superstar!
11.35 - 12.00
Dani Townsend, Everledger
Emily Haydon, The Talent Connective
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark
Masterclass Intro
11.00 - 11.10
Note: Masterclasses must be pre-booked

The future of connectedness: Unlocking the power of IoT, analytics and machine learning
12.00 - 12.25
Randall Fernando, BHP
Andrew Hertsch, Telstra Purple
Panel: Examining the future of work around digital, technology and innovation.
12.00 - 12.25
Luke Abercrombie, Transurban
Rachel Khoo, Amart Furniture
Craig McDougall, RACQ
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch: Nom Nom Nom
13.00 - 14.00
Demo No. 3 & 4
13.15 - 13.40
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
Rob Hudson, SpoutLogic
Katie James, flybuys
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark



Rapid Fire: Building brand intimacy through one key strategy - emotion
14.35 - 15.00
Angela Stengel, ABC
Dan Etiel, Tanda

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
Dimity Dornan, Bionics QLD + Hear and Say
Brett Mathieson, Watkins Steel
Lucy Poole, Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Human checksums and automation. How to increase efficiency with a human-machine approach
14.35 - 15.00
Thuy Lam, Blackbook.ai
Jenny Zou, Super Retail Group
Masterclass Intro
14.00 - 14.10
Note: Masterclasses must be pre-booked

Taking instant decisions through real time analytics
15.00 - 15.25
Kshira Saagar, Global Fashion Group





Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Panel: Privacy. Is it still ours to hold onto?
15.50 - 16.15
Hayden Delaney, HopgoodGanim
Leanne Kemp, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur
Justine Lacey, CSIRO
Moderator: Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing

International Keynote: Trust. The next tech horizon
16.15 - 16.50
Davey Gibian, Calypso AI + White House Innovation Fellow
Intro by: Stewart Faith, Domo

Close
16.50 - 17.00
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
Fireside Chat: Digital with a human touch. Robotics, AI & Automation at CUA
15.00 - 15.25
Brigid Leishman, CUA
Melissa Witheriff, CUA
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50
End of Something Digital + After Party
17.00 - 19.00

Orange Stage

Pink Stage

Green Stage

Orange Stage Pink Stage Green Stage
Demo No. 1 & 2
10.35 - 10.55
Masterclass Intro
11.00 - 11.10
Note: Masterclasses must be pre-booked

Demo No. 3 & 4
13.15 - 13.40
Masterclass Intro
14.00 - 14.10
Note: Masterclasses must be pre-booked

Green Stage

Orange Stage Pink Stage Green 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, Formerly Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
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
The future of connectedness: Unlocking the power of IoT, analytics and machine learning
12.00 - 12.25
Randall Fernando, BHP
Andrew Hertsch, Telstra Purple
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
Rob Hudson, SpoutLogic
Katie James, flybuys
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark



Rapid Fire: Building brand intimacy through one key strategy - emotion
14.35 - 15.00
Angela Stengel, ABC
Dan Etiel, Tanda

Taking instant decisions through real time analytics
15.00 - 15.25
Kshira Saagar, Global Fashion Group





Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Panel: Privacy. Is it still ours to hold onto?
15.50 - 16.15
Hayden Delaney, HopgoodGanim
Leanne Kemp, Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur
Justine Lacey, CSIRO
Moderator: Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing

International Keynote: Trust. The next tech horizon
16.15 - 16.50
Davey Gibian, Calypso AI + White House Innovation Fellow
Intro by: Stewart Faith, Domo

Close
16.50 - 17.00
Cat Matson, Brisbane Marketing
End of Something Digital + After Party
17.00 - 19.00

Orange Stage

Orange Stage Pink Stage Green 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

The keys to unlocking real digital transformation
11.10 - 11.35
Dan Fischer, Virgin Australia

Double Fireside: Talent - attracting your next digital superstar!
11.35 - 12.00
Dani Townsend, Everledger
Emily Haydon, The Talent Connective
Moderator: Ben Johnston, Josephmark
Panel: Examining the future of work around digital, technology and innovation.
12.00 - 12.25
Luke Abercrombie, Transurban
Rachel Khoo, Amart Furniture
Craig McDougall, RACQ
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
Dimity Dornan, Bionics QLD + Hear and Say
Brett Mathieson, Watkins Steel
Lucy Poole, Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Human checksums and automation. How to increase efficiency with a human-machine approach
14.35 - 15.00
Thuy Lam, Blackbook.ai
Jenny Zou, Super Retail Group
Fireside Chat: Digital with a human touch. Robotics, AI & Automation at CUA
15.00 - 15.25
Brigid Leishman, CUA
Melissa Witheriff, CUA
Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair in Digital Economy

Ice Cream Break
15.25 - 15.50

Pink Stage

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