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Danny Gilligan

Danny has been working at the intersection between startups and corporates for most of the last twenty years, both as founder and a Corporate VC or Strategy/M&A professional.  As a result, he's seen the best and worst of what happens when corp... Read More

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Peter Williams

Pete is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation with a particular focus on digital innovation. Although his professional training was as a Chartered Accountant Pete started working with internet technologies in 1993 while working ... Read More

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Peta Ellis

Peta Ellis is a Communications Professional with 15+ years’ experience in Marketing Communications, Media Relations, Publicity, Social Media Marketing and Public Profile Management. Since 2012 Peta has worked alongside Steve Baxter, the founder of... Read More

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Professor Christopher Adam

Professor Christopher Adam is currently Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean (Programs) at the Business School in the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He was the Associate Dean (Faculty) from 2001 to 2005 for the Australian Graduate School... Read More

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Holly Cardew

Holly Cardew is Founder and CEO of Pixc.  Holly has a background in eCommerce, online marketing, graphic design and building distributed teams. In 2014 and 2015, she was named one of Australia's top 50 entrepreneurs under 40. Holly is currently the ... Read More

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Glenn Kunning

Glenn Kunning is a Director of Futureways Pty Ltd specialising in provision of a business coaching service within the mortgage broking market across Australia. With greater than two decades of management, human resources, sales and marketing experie... Read More

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Adrian Lawrence

Adrian Lawrence is the Co-Head of Baker McKenzie's Global FinTech Initiative and also leads Baker McKenzie's  ... Read More

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Nick Dunford

Nick Dunford trained as a semi-professional cricket player in Australia and the UK before launching his first startup in 2007. Nick foresaw the disruption of the taxi-industry (before the age of the iPhone) and set up an alternative service, raisin... Read More

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Simon Cant

Simon Cant is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Reinventure. Founded in 2013, Reinventure is a corporate venture fund with $100m under management bringing together the best of independent venture capital and corporate venturing with Westpac as the... Read More

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James Mabbott

James is a partner and head of KPMG Innovate.  KPMG Innovate works with clients to develop strategy, business models and capabilities to drive innovation and respond to and take advantage of disruption.  James and the Innovate team have worked ac... Read More

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Ian Pollari

Ian Pollari is a partner at KPMG and is currently the Global Co-Lead for KPMG’s Fintech practice.  He is also the Head of KPMG’s Banking Sector in Australia and on the Board of Stone & Chalk. Ian has over 16 years’ experience servicing c... Read More

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Fabrice Beillard

Fabrice BEILLARD is a globally acclaimed Business Systems & Profit Growth Strategist, he has helped businesses all over the planet add millions of dollars to their revenues and bottom line and achieve a better lifestyle in the process.  Fabrice... Read More

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Professor Deborah Ralston

Professor Deborah Ralston is Professor of Finance at Monash University and is Principal Investigator on the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster. She has held a number of senior leadership positions in Australian Universities, most recently... Read More

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Kim Heras

Kim is a co-founder and partner at 25fifteen, a Sydney-based startup studio and corporate venturing firm founded by successful tech entrepreneurs and industry veterans. He is a deeply experienced startup founder, investor and community leader having ... Read More

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Gwenda Phillips

Gwenda joined ANZ in 2001 and is currently the Head of Operational Risk and Compliance for Digital and Wealth. ... Read More

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Gemma Manning

Gemma Manning is a serial entrepreneur and recognised thought leader who knows how to stay ahead of the game. Over the past 10 years, she has successfully established two businesses with international reach—Manning & Co, a strategic marketing c... Read More

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Bill Fuggle

Bill Fuggle is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he is a leading adviser in financial services, capital markets and funds management transactions. He has been instrumental in drafting innovative investment products in Australia ... Read More