Project & Innovation Coordinator, Senior O&M Specialist, Guide Dogs Victoria
Over the past 10 years, Adam has developed a keen interest in both distributed systems and distributed teams. His work with distributed teams has involved both working with remote individuals and teams in product companies as well as building offshore delivery centres and teams to provide elastic capacity to other product companies.
Most recently, after leading teams to rebuild monolithic back office customer and payment systems at REA he has been focussed on working with startups, experimenting with high performing distributed systems and working with teams at Culture Amp to build high performance data pipelines. Adam is currently CTO at MyXplor, building software to improve child care systems.
Independent Data Consultant
Ellen’s written and spoken about AI, open data and data sharing issues in places like the New Scientist and the Guardian, for ABC Radio National’s ‘Big Ideas’ and ‘Future Tense’ Programmes and at SXSW. Unrelated to her job, Ellen built an open data board game, Datopolis together with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, which is being played in 19 countries. She has written a book called MADE BY HUMANS: The AI Condition.
Founder and Director, Adaptive Cultures and The Leadership Retreat
As a co-founder of Adaptive Cultures Alison works with complex global organisations in enabling cultural evolution and adaptive leadership. She works with organisations to help them to positively disrupt and make a greater contribution to their customers and their world.
The Adaptive Cultures practitioner programs have enabled a community of leaders and culture practitioners around the world to create sustainable systemic transformation.
Alison has a cut-through style that calls us to the task of living our best selves in an authentic, engaging and meaningful way, guiding senior executives and global influencers to living more of their wisdom and compassion.
President & CEO, Buurtzorg Asia & Buurtzorg China
Stephan has worked in finance, sales and general management roles within the European consumer goods industry. Having spent thirteen years with the Capgemini Group – culminating in his appointment as the Executive Vice President of Capgemini China – Stephan has built a wealth of experience in the areas of consulting, technology services and digital transformation.
From 2008 to 2013, Stephan was the North Asian President of Swedish consumer goods and elderly care company SCA. During this time, he helped launch China’s first nursing home company, Jiahu, as part of a pilot project for SCA. Stephan also oversaw the launch of TENA (the number one global adult diaper brand) in various North Asian countries.
Stephan’s strong background in management and entrepreneurship led him to found Buurtzorg Asia in 2014. Buurtzorg Asia is a social enterprise run as a joint venture between Stephan, Buurtzorg International in Holland, and other social entrepreneurs. The Buurtzorg model is highly successful in Europe, and Buurtzorg is the leading community-based home nursing provider in the continent. The model uses IT solutions to minimise admin time and allow professionals to focus fully on delivering person-centred care.
Stephan’s mission is to bring the Buurtzorg model to as many elderly people as possible in the Asia-Pacific region, allowing them to live with dignity and receive good care at home. Stephan’s company has recently started operations in Japan, China and India. Buurtzorg Asia also has active projects in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2017, the company cared for more than 2,000 elderly citizens in the region.
Agile Transformation Capability Lead, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Recently certified as a qualified Professional Scrum Master, Juliet has been leading the ABS for the past 3 years towards transforming how business delivers its products and services through the adoption of Agile practices.
Principal Manager of Research, Transport for NSW
Product Owner, CHOICE
General Manager, SBS On Demand
Abi has more than twenty years’ experience in digital strategy, innovation and product development, having led digital teams at the Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte and the ABC. Her career highlights include the creation and launch of ABC2, the development of ABC iView, launching the multi-award winning CommBank mobile app, leading the successful bid for Sydney to be recognised as a UNESCO City of Film, and now building and leading the team responsible for continuously evolving SBS’s streaming service.
Outside of work, Abi is passionate about using digital to help build a better society and runs a not-for-profit called OneStep which connects refugees with local Australians to foster greater empathy and understanding through a walk and talk. She was also a Board Director and Vice Chair of the Australian Design Centre for six years.
IoT Director, ThoughtWorks
IoT Director, ThoughtWorks
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