More than 45 luminaries from the creative, business and tech worlds take to the stage to share their experiences and insight in exclusive keynotes.

Ajaz Ahmed

Aged just 21, Ahmed founded AKQA – a company that today employs 2,000 people across 19 offices...

Alysha Naples

As a kid, Alysha Naples wanted to be an astronaut, a dinosaur or a Solid Gold dancer. Instead, she...

Andrew Hyde

Founder of four startups that combine his passion for community, writing, travel and...

Bec Brideson

Brideson is a marketing to women specialist who helps clever companies be commercially smarter...

Branden Spikes

Branden Spikes founded Spikes Security (now merged with Aurionpro’s security division to form...

Brian Green

Green’s 20 years at Pixar Animation Studios has seen him create and supervise the creation of some...

Daniel Iversen

Daniel Iversen leads the Solution Architects at Dropbox across APAC, helping the company expand...

Dean Dorrell

Dorrell has a long history as an investor, entrepreneur and advisor, originally in investment...

Dominique Falla

An artist, author, speaker and educator, Dr Dominique Falla creates for commercial clients all...

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