Warmup #1 - The State of Digital in Brisbane.
Thursday May 30, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Brisbane has a rich digital landscape, one which stimulates innovation and supports businesses at all levels of their digital journey.

At the core of this development are technologies which allow us to automate business processes; integrate machine intelligence into our customer service; view the world through holograms or virtual reality; use robots to educate and leverage open data platforms to connect people and objects. Doing business has never been easier.

However, we are at an inflection point where our ability to leverage technology isn’t the only question. Data, privacy, ethics, responsibility have become common words in our vernacular as we forge our path towards the next phase of the digital revolution.  

Join us this May for our 2nd annual State of Digital in Brisbane as we look at what's changed in the last 12 months, what's stayed the same and what the digital businesses in Brisbane need to focus on for the year ahead. 
Why warmup with us >> 

Six months is a long time to wait for Brisbane’s Digital Festival. So to quench your thirst (and ours), we hosting two free warmup events to get you into the groove …

Running in May and August, the #warmups are a chance to dip our toes into a couple of the juicier digital strategies and meet up with some of our most favourite people event - Brisbane’s awesome digital community.
Details at a glance.
Date: Thursday May 30, 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (Registration, drinks + nibbles from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm)

Location: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
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Questions: Drop us a line on hello@somethingdigital.com.au
Our Panel of Local Legends.
Cat Matson
Brisbane's Chief Digital Officer + GM Innovation
Brisbane Marketing 

About Cat >> Cat is charged with the digital transformation of the city and driving Brisbane’s city-wide digital strategy. She is a passionate advocate for human-centric ‘smart cities’, recognising that digital is an enabler, not an outcome in its own right.

Why we love Cat >> Cat is undeniably the queen of digital in Brisbane. She is known for calling it as it is and uses her love of digital to help businesses leverage new tech to reach their full potential.

Cat on twitter >> @catmatson
Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz
Chair in Digital Economy
QUT

About Marek >> With a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems, Marek has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background. 

Why we love Marek >> He is probably the most digital person we know. He lives with a hierarchy of robots, is crazy smart and tends to begin most sentences with "but have you considered ..."

Marek on twitter >> @marekkowal
Llew Jury
Executive Chair & Director
Advancer

About Llew >> Llew is a leading digital & business innovation expert having founded and exited numerous digital businesses over the past 20 years. As an award winning business owner he’s built & developed huge revenue and profit streams for clients throughout Australia and overseas.

Why we love Llew >> Llew is a bonafide digital and innovation guru. He genuinely walks the talk, and over the past 20 years has founded and exited numerous digital businesses.

Llew on twitter >>
 @reloada
Melissa Witheriff
Head of Digital Innovation
CUA 

About Melissa >> Melissa is focused on addressing problems worth solving working with the startup community accelerating ideas into value generating opportunities. She has extensive experience in the commercial, government and NFP sectors. 

Why we love Melissa >>  Melissa has a unique ability to balance the intrigue and possibility of new tech with the practical business applications ... all for the benefit of both customers (members) and employees.

Melissa on twitter >> @mwitheriff