Speakers

OUR SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS

Anne Bartlett-Bragg
Managing Director of Ripple Effect Group Asia Pacific
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Anne Bartlett-Bragg is the Managing Director of the Ripple Effect Group Asia Pacific, a leading social business consultancy with offices in Australia and the Philippines. Anne specialises in the creation of award-winning, innovative communication networks with social software. She is also a sessional academic at UTS where she researches, develops and lectures in organsational learning. She is a recognised keynote speaker at conferences, both nationally and internationally, with her papers published in several textbooks and international journals. Her research into the communication aspects of social software provide an informed backdrop to understanding how people are using new tools and changing traditional models of working and learning. She constantly challenges organisations to reframe their models of communication, service design, and workforce engagement.
Anne co-hosts a Workshop on Wearable Technologies: Disrupting the workplace LinkedIn, Twitter: @AnneBB
Paula Bray
Manager of Visual and Digitisation Services at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
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Paula manages the Visual and Digitisation Services at the Powerhouse Museum which include: Photography, The Image Resource Centre, The Photo Library and Rights and Permissions and Audio Visuals. Paula is responsible for managing the digital media to the highest standard whilst coordinating photographic and AV projects for exhibitions, publications, events and the website. Paula runs a blog for the Museum and manages the Museum’s two Flickr accounts.
Paula has several years of experience in the creative concept, production and delivery of digital projects and services that are cross media and cross platform. She is passionate about building communities, networked audiences, technology, linked open data, story-telling and geo-location services that are all changing the way that content is consumed and shared.
Paula gives a talk on “Disrupting the Museum: getting digital media to engage and reach broader
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LinkedIn, Twitter: @paulabray
Mya Dellow
Year 8 student
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Mya Dellow is a year 8 student from New South Wales who has a key interest in using technology to its fullest potential and using it in many aspects. Mya has previously talked at Barcamp Canberra 2014 and attended their previous events.
Mya gives a talk on “Beyond gaming: How Minecraft can teach us”.
Kristine Dery
Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR)
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Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Centre for Information Systems Research (CISR). Her research in technology and the workplace has resulted in a range of both academic and industry publications with particular emphasis on Mobile Connectivity. This work has stemmed from a longer term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has, in more recent times, generated further enquiry into the management of remote workers and the implications for new ways of working. She co-founded the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney and has previously held management roles in the tourism, hotel and airline industries in Australia, NZ and the UK.
Kristine is part of the Gamification Panel and co-facilitates the Rapid Innovation & Creative Thinking workskshop Twitter: @kristinedery
Tom Hajdu
CEO at Umbilical & Disruptor
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Tom Hajdu is the CEO of Disrupter, a strategic innovation company. Over several years the company has developed a rare core competency that allows the firm to create deeper and more creative strategic technologies more quickly. In 1990, Tom co-founded tomandandy, which he built into one of the largest music production companies in the world. As CEO, he helped reshape the role of music in the film, television and advertising industries by introducing a new process that lowered music production costs to a fraction of previous levels while improving creative quality.
He has collaborated with Oliver Stone, U2, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, David Byrne, Lou Reed to name a few and he has worked with the top brands, film and TV studios and best of breed advertising agencies world wide. Tom holds a B.A. from the University of British Columbia, and M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University and a Presidential/ Key Executive MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Tom gives the keynote and co-facilitates the Rapid Innovation & Creative Thinking workskshop LinkedIn
Ruben Martin
Co-founder and CTO/COO of Quivers
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Ruben Martin is the co-founder and CTO/COO of Quivers, a software business focused on empowering brands to connect with retailers for the benefit of consumers. Ruben’s primary interest is leveraging and building new technology solutions to transform the enterprise landscape. Prior to launching Quivers in 2012, Ruben led the APAC Solutions Consulting team for a cloud-based CRM company (acquired by Oracle), with an emphasis on delivering customer experience strategies/solutions to clients across all major verticals. He has also been able to put his interests to use at Boeing, managing and patenting a software design for new cabin experiences on commercial aircraft.
Ruben gives a talk on “Stop the Search: Let the Product Find You”. Twitter: @RubenLMartin, LinkedIn
Matt Moore
Market Operations at PwC
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Matt has advocated for transforming power of collaborative technologies in roles working for IBM, Oracle and ASIC as well as time an independent consulting. He is currently focusing on sales & marketing effectiveness for PwC and also occasionally teaches at University of Technology Sydney.
Matt co-facilitates the anti panel “Disrupting Expectations”. LinkedIn
Maria Ogneva
Head of Community at Sidecar Technologies
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As a community practitioner, Maria has dedicated her career to elevating business communities beyond tactical solutions. She helps organizations harness the power of communities of users, customers, employees and partners to fully transform themselves and their industries. Maria believes in a future that is networked, and the power of communities that can start and sustain entire movements. Currently she work as Head of Community at Sidecar, a community marketplace for people to give and get rides from their mobile phone. Her job is to help create the conditions under which both drivers and riders benefit from working together and with the company. Before Sidecar, Maria built the Yammer global online community from the ground up, and worked at Salesforce as “Adoption Czar” helping companies ignite their own communities. Maria describes herself as a “recovering MBA” with years of traditional marketing and business development experience.
Maria gives the keynote and facilitates the Community Management workshop. Blog, Twitter: @themaria ‎
Kai Riemer
Associate Professor and Chair of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School
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Kai is chair of discipline of Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney Business School. His expertise is in Enterprise Social Networking, e-Collaboration, inter-firm networking, virtual work, social impact of ICTs, and the practical philosophy of technology. Kai is currently doing research into technology adoption and sense-making, infrastructure technologies and the adoption and management of Enterprise Social Networking. He has held positions with the University of Muenster in Germany, Melbourne University and University College Dublin and consulted with a range of companies both in Europe and Australia.
Kai is part of the Gamification Panel and co-facilitates the anti panel “Disrupting Expectations”. Blog Twitter: @karisyd Web
Mark Sagar
University of Auckland
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Academy Award winner Dr. Mark Sagar is the director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Mark’s interest is bringing digital characters to life using artificial nervous systems to empower the next generation of human computer interaction. Mark previously worked as the Special Projects Supervisor at Weta Digital and Sony Pictures Imageworks and developed technology for the digital characters in blockbusters such Avatar, King Kong, and Spiderman 2, and before that was Co-Director of Research and Development for Pacific Title Mirage and Life F/X Inc which lead groundbreaking development of realistic digital humans for film and artificial intelligence-driven eCommerce applications. His pioneering work in computer-generated faces was recognised with two consecutive Scientific and Engineering Oscars in 2010 and 2011. Associate Professor Sagar holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering and is a recipient of the University of Aucklands 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mark gives a talk on Expressive Machines: Connecting Computers with People. Website
Marc A. Smith
Chief Social Scientist Connected Action Consulting Group
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Dr Marc Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley, California. Smith co-founded and directs the Social Media Research Foundation, a non-profit devoted to open tools, data, and scholarship related to social media research. Smith is the co-editor with Peter Kollock of Communities in Cyberspace (Routledge), a collection of essays exploring the ways identity; interaction and social order develop in online groups. Along with Derek Hansen and Ben Shneiderman, he is the co-author and editor of Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world, from Morgan-Kaufmann which is a guide to mapping connections created through computer-mediated interactions. The Connected Action consulting group applies social science methods in general and social network analysis techniques in particular to enterprise and internet social media usage. SNA analysis of data from message boards, blogs, wikis, friend networks, and shared file systems can reveal insights into organizations and processes. Community managers can gain actionable insights into the volumes of community content created in their social media repositories. Mobile social software applications can visualize patterns of association that are otherwise invisible.
Marc facilitates a workshop on Social Media Networks LinkedIn, Website
Simon Terry
Free agent
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Simon Terry is a consultant, speaker and board advisor who helps organisations adapt to face the changing future of work through adaptive leadership, design thinking, learning, innovation and collaboration. Building leadership for the network era is essential to make work more human and to realise the potential in people.
Simon is part of the Gamification Panel and co-facilitates the anti panel “Disrupting Expectations”. LinkedIn, Twitter: @simongterry
Scott Ward
Director at Digital Infusions
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Having worked with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Deloitte, Scott Ward has an extensive background in technology and is a founding industry member of Sydney University’s Digital Disruption Research Group. In 2011 Scott formed Digital Infusions to assist organisations with their use and adoption of emerging technologies. Based on research undertaken whilst working at Deloitte and researching for Sydney University, Scott developed the BITIL™ Framework, which helps businesses both large and small, step through the process of social media adoption. Scott is a frequent speaker on the effective use of Social media and Gamification to drive business outcomes and has presented at numerous conferences and industry functions around Australia.
Scott is part of the Gamification Panel LinkedIn, Twitter: @wardsco
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