Convergence 006 | Sydney - Programme





This Programme represents the most up-to-date schedule for Convergence 006 | Sydney.

Convergence Day Event:
Masonic Convention Centre (Cnr Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney CBD)

Convergence Evening Events:
Sydney Start-up Hub (11-31 York St, above Wynyard train staion on York St)

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TimeMain SpeakersTopicSpeakers
Day Time
8:30 - 9:30am Registration
9.00am Convergence 006 Expo start
10:00am Convergence Conference start, opening address Welcome by MC Suzy Jacobs
10:05-10:25am Michael McDonald, CTO / COO, FlatWorld Integration "Emerging Tech for Hyper Scale with Hyper Personalisation”
10:25-10:45am Karen Lay-Brew, President, Australian Business Software Industry Association (Brisbane) "Digital Transformation for Successful Careers and Better Organisations" Blockchain & Crypto: 2 Round Tables, Hosts:
Sheree Ip (Perth USA)
and
Aimee Vo
10:45-11:05am Aaron Spence, CEO Panedia (Brisbane / USA) "Creating Great VR Business Results"  
11:05-11:25am Sheree Ip, Blockchain LeadBitCar & Ledger Assets (Perth / USA) "Blockchain, AI and the Future of Technology"
 11:25-11:45am Dr Tim Boyle, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) "The Convergence of Nuclear Science & Technology in Australia" Digital Transformation: 2 Round Tables, Hosts:
Karen Lay-Brew (Brisbane)
and

Michael McDonald
11:45-12:00pm Gilles Novel, CEO, Wearify "Wearables for Business Transactions"
12:00-12:30pm Panel Discussion:
"Driving Business Advantage with a clever use of the Internet of Things and M2M"

Moderator: Roger Lawrence
Panelists:
- James Mack, GM M2M One, Australia's leading M2M/IoT SIM and data providers (Melbourne)

- Renald Gallis, VP EcosystemThinxtra, Executive Committee of Internet of Things Australian Alliance
- Sourmack Darbouy, Senior Consultant, Actility, the world leader in LoRaWAN technology

 
12:30-1:00pm Lunch break Refreshments and Food
1pm-1:15pm Jack Condon, Director, S1T2 "Changing Your Industry With Game Design and Real Time Technologies" Robotics: 2 Round Tables, Hosts:
Nicci Rossouw (Melbourne)

and
Shaun Ray (Singapore)
1:15-1:30pm Roger Lawrence, CEO, ACHIEVR "How Organisations Can Harness the Power of VR"
1:35-1:50pm William Page, CEO of Fassoo (UK) "Successful Utilisation of AI and Machine Learning Technologies"
1:50-2:05pm Nicci Rossouw, CEO, Exaptec Robotics (Melboune) "Robots for Work, Life and Play" Creating Great AR, VR, MR & Gamification: 2 Round Tables, Hosts: Vaughan Knight (Microsoft)
and
Chris Murphy (Melbourne)
2:05-2:20pm Hemendra Parihar, Mechatronics EngineerAdvanced Robotics & Sanbot Australia (Melboune)
"Robots for Customer Service and Marketing"
2:20-2:40pm Ian Myles, CEO, Area 51 & Co-founder, CLWB  (Singapore, UK, USA) "Artifical Intelligence and Deep Tech Explained"
VR and VFX: 1 Round Table, Hosts: Mark Millar (Alt.vfx)
2:40-2:55pm Tim Lea, CEO, Reffind. 
Blockchain evangelist, advisor, and investor
"The Blockchain – All hype or true disruptor?"
2:55-3:10pm Priscilla Harris, Head of Virtual Reality Australia & New Zealand, HTC Vive (Melbourne)
"Case Studies of The Most Impactful Uses of VR from HTC Vive"
3:10-3:25pm Chris Murphy, Unreal Engine Evangelist (Melbourne) "The evolution of real-time - Game Engines in Enterprise" Round Table Host: Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium.coAI, Robotics, AR, IoT, Blockchain, Marketing, Social Media (USA)
3:25-3:40pm Shaun Ray, Head of Architecture ASEAN, Amazon Web Services, AI, IoT, Blockchain, FinTech (Singapore) "Amazon Robots"
3:40-4:00pm Chris Ebeling, Creative Lead, UTS Animal Logic Academy “Story Telling in Mixed Reality”
4:00-4:15pm Prof. Mark Billinghurst, Professor Human Computer Interaction, University of South Australia (NZ / South Australia)
"Augmented Reality, Mobile and Beyond" Hyper Personalisation, Behavioural Marketing: 1 Round Tables, Hosts: Nathan Musson, Co Founder & CMO, emmr
4:15-4:30pm Dr Leila Alem, Australian Immersive / AI Pioneer, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Consultant, AdvisorCo-founder of ArcSense, exCSIRO
"The Fourth Wave of Tech - AR and AI"
4:30-4:55pm Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium.co AI, Robotics, AR, IoT, Blockchain (USA) "The Convergence of Technology in 2018"
4:55-5:00pm Tamara McCleary announces Grand Prize winners
5:00-5:30pm Panel Discussion:
"Emerging Tech & Innovation: Biggest Impacts to Organisations, the Workforce & Customers in 2018"

Moderator: Prof. Anuraj Gambhir
Panelists:
- Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium.co (USA)
- Paul Willey, Commercial Director, Agent Reality
- Dr Chris Stephenson, Senior Vice President, BearingPoint (UK)
- Nathan Musson, Co Founder & CMO, emmr

Evening
Convergence Evening Programme
Sydney Start-up Hub
11-31 York Sydney, Sydney NSW 2000
 
MediaSocial 12 Conference
Tank Stream Labs, 11-31 York St
6pm - 6:30pm CEO Forum & VIP Networking
To attend simply add this option when registering your ticket.
Conference, high quality executive networking, with compilmentary drinks and canopés
MediaSocial 12
Conference on marketing, PR, social media and digital. To register add option when buying your ticket (MediaSocial ticket includes VIP Networking)
6:30-6:40pm Pam Dell, CEO ReMap "Future Proofing People, Leaders & Organisations Through Digital Transformation" Aimee Vo, Co-Founder & Head of MarketingSoho Capital Blockchain
"Initial Coin Offerings, Token Sales & Capital Raising"
6:40-6:50pm Jamie Cassidy, Managing Director, Enlift. ExAPAC digital transformation EY "Business Transformation Opportunities With Automation and Cognitive Technologies" David Skapinker, Head of ANZ, Telum Media "Connecting PRs & Marketers with Media Across APAC"
6:50-7:00pm Sue Keay, CEO, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Queensland University (Queensland) "Impacts of Robotics to the Australian Business Landscape" Jonathon Tanner, CEO, Social Media College "Facebook's massive data breach - how it happened and what is means"
7:00-7:30pm MediaSocial Panel:
"Latest Trends in Marketing & Social Media 2018"
Moderator: Suzy Jacobs
Panelists:
- Tamara McCleary
#2 most followed person by CMOs globally
- Jeff Bullas
#1 content marketing globally 2018, #1 digital marketing 2017
- Nathan Musson
, Co Founder & CMO, emmr
- Cath Pope, Chief Creative Officer, Curated Content
7:30-7:45pm Tamara McCleary, "Innovating Your Way to Strong Social Media ROI" (USA)  
7:45-8:15pm Victor Jiang, Executive Chairman, Sapien Ventures "Silicon Valley, China, Australia: Investment, Technology and Beyond"
9:00pm Close Close

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Convergence is equal parts conferencenetworking event and trade show on emerging technology and innovation.

The Conference is for executives from a broad range of industries including: including technology, healthcare, education, property, media, telecommunications, IT, tourism, electronics, marketing, advertising, government, mining, medical, entertainment, automotive, transport, digital, manufacturing and FMCG.

The Convergence combines conference learning on a broad selection of emerging technology, such as Augmented and Mixed Reality, Wearable Technology, the Internet of Things, Robotics, Machine Learning and 3D Printing.

With a Trade Show offers a very rare chance try out some these new technologies from Exhibitors at some of SE Asia's top producers as well as global brands.

And high quality Networking with other executives and industry professionals to grow your peer network, make business connections and hear what is happening across a broad selection of industries and companies. We have set networking sessions, between the conference sessions, that include complimentary canapés and drinks.

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