Something Digital presents:
The State of Digital in Brisbane

Tuesday May 29, 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 also at an inflection point where our ability to leverage technology isn’t the only question. Data, privacy, ethics, responsibility are all entering our vernacular as we stumble towards the next phase of the digital revolution.

Join us as we explore the state of digital in Brisbane and start a conversation on our roles and responsibilities as active participants in its economy.

Event at a glance.
When: Tuesday May 29, 5.30pm to 7.30pm (Registration, drinks + nibbles from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm)

Where: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
. Details Below.

Cost: Free

Our Panel.
Cat Matson
Chief Digital Officer
City of Brisbane
Cat Matson is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the City of Brisbane and is charged with the digital transformation of the city. As an experienced digital and start-up strategist and respected business leader, Cat drives the Digital Brisbane strategy.

Cat is a passionate advocate for human-centric ‘smart cities’, recognising that digital is an enabler, not an outcome in its own right. She is a regular panellist and moderator for key industry events, talking on everything from digital to small business to the problem with smart cities. Cat endeavours to discern trend from fad in the digital space and determine how businesses can leverage new technologies to reach their full potential.
Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz
Chair in Digital Economy
QUT

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. With a high quality publication record and registered patents, Marek is academically rigorous and actively applies research to industry outcomes.

His role of Senior Director, Products and Innovation with SAP, Silicon Valley saw him successfully lead teams of researchers and developers in many innovative projects. He drove the set up of a brand new SAP Research centre in Singapore and SAP’s newest, flagship series of developer events, d-kom. 
Llew Jury
Executive Chair & Director
Advancer
  
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.

Llew is the Founder & Chair of Reload Business Group, Queensland’s leading digital marketing agency and a global digital marketing and consulting group that includes Reload Media, Reload Consulting, Reload Media (NZ) & Reload Digital (UK). He is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Muru-D and the River City Labs Accelerator, one of Australia’s most well regarded start up accelerators. 
Melissa Kaplan
Chief Digital Advisor
Microsoft

As a Digital Advisor, Melissa assists senior business leaders in imagining, envisioning and designing their future digital state.

This is done through relationships with CxOs of Microsoft clients, existing and new, guiding them through establishing and delivering transformation programs, in partnership with Microsoft, to ensure successful outcomes.

Her passion is as a digital transformation evangelist within Microsoft and the wider business community.

Melissa has over 20 years experience in designing and implementing leading-edge digital and technology solutions and strategies.
About Something Digital.
Learn. Play. Collaborate.
Something Digital celebrates Brisbane’s digital ecosystem and the incredible people that power it. Designed as a festival, its aim is to showcase the great innovations, businesses and initiatives which are based right here in our backyard and across Australia.

The digital landscape is a vast one - spanning from tech innovations such as machine intelligence or blockchain; to powerful developments around data, marketing, customer experiences and automation. Our curated is being created to help you leverage these developments, increase the digital capability in your organisation and stimulate debates around the digital future we are want to create.

Something Digital will bring together participants from all corners of the digital economy from startups to mature and traditional organisations, specifically in roles which foster thought leadership, tech development and marketing.

Centered around a digital showcase, the festival will feature multiple stages of mind blowing content; a mix of local and international speakers; plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate and a digital hangover to remember!

Something Digital is coming to Brisbane on November 1, 2018.

Created and curated by Bright Conferences in collaboration with:
Location.
The State of Digital in Brisbane will be held at The Capital, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
  • Level 2, 155 Queens Street, Brisbane Enter via the Visitor Information Centre off Queen Street Mall
  • Walk through the old Regent Cinema and through the glass doors
  • Take the lift to Level 2 and we will see you there
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