Double Fireside: Talent – attracting your next digital superstar!

As digital sits at the intersection of tech and creative, there is a constant search to harness talent. Whether you are desperate for staff with in-demand skills, trying to understand how automation can streamline your operations or simply dealing with churn, gain insight on:

>> How to find great talent right here in Brisbane
>> Dealing with shortages of in-demand skills
>> How to fuse your tech and creative legends for more productive workflows
>> How creative ways of collaboration could solve any droughts
>> Selling Brisbane/SE QLD to interstate or overseas talent



Dani Townsend, People, Culture & Operations, Everledger

Dani is currently the Head of People, Culture and Operations at Everledger, an emerging technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of authenticated high-value assets on a global digital ledger. Dani is accountable for all of the Everledger’s human resources functions, including oversight of the company’s global people strategy and employment brand, to attract top-level talent to support the business’s growth and entry into new markets. With her team, Dani designs and delivers the candidate and employee experience for Everledger’s offices around the world, fostering a culture embedded in trust and transparency.

Emily Haydon, Founder, The Talent Connective

Emily is a career networker with a passion for aligning careers with purpose, conscious living, and the role of business as a vehicle for social change.

She’s the Founder of The Talent Connective – a boutique digital recruitment firm & certified B Corporation which leverages local networks for global causes.

Moderated by: Ben Johnston, CEO, Josephmark

Ben’s spent more than a decade developing businesses, consulting on digital strategy, identifying market gaps and future trends. He’s founded many successful companies, including design studio and venture lab Josephmark, motion design company Breeder, indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa and trending music platform We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter in 2012. As JM’s CEO, Ben leads a team who consistently create and launch innovative digital products like Australian startup chart Vest, catch-up news platform Hash and social music discovery site Undrtone. He’s become an influential figure within Australia’s creative and business communities, and his fearlessness in pushing the envelope has culminated in the truly entrepreneurial business that Josephmark is known for.

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