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west tech fest Program 2019

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8:00

Guests arrive & Registration

Arrival tea and coffee served.

8:30 - 9:00

Morning Mc:

Rohan McDougall, Director Commercialisation, Curtin University

Welcome to Country

Vaughn Mcguire, Whadjuk Elder

Welcome and Introductions

Professor Deborah Terry OA, Vice Chancellor, Curtin University
Dr Bill Tai, Founder ACTAI Global, XTC, Co-Founder WTF
Andrew Hammond, Chair Commissioner, The City of Perth
Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science.

9:00 - 9:35

HARD TO KILL

Craig Davis, KPMG High Growth Ventures
HARD TO KILL: What can we do right now to help founders access their true potential - with Q&A

9:35 - 10:15

Panel: HOW TO BE PART OF THE 3%

Moderator

Kali Norman, Senior Manager Spacecubed

Panelists

Amanda Price, Head of KPMG High Growth Ventures
Craig Davis, Co-Founder Sendle, KPMG High Growth Ventures
Nick Gainsley, Principal (Venture Credit) at OneVentures
Penny Locaso, Happiness Hacker, BKindred

10:15 - 10:40

Morning Tea

10:40 - 11:15

change or die

Andy Lark, Investor, Entrepreneur, Former CMO Commbank, Foxtel, XERO
CHANGE OR DIE: A keynote that Opens the Aperture on the Promise and Potential of Brands and Marketing - with Q&A

11:15 - 11:50

the busy shall inherit the future. the intentionally adaptable will shape it

Penny Locaso, Happiness Hacker, Bkindred
The Busy Shall Inherit The Future. The Intentionally Adaptable Will Shape It - with Q&A

11:50 - 12:30

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF WORK

Moderator

Tim Brewer, CEO & Co-Founder at Functionality

Panelists

Jodie Auster, General Manager, UberEats
Balder Tol, General Manager Australia, WeWork
Christina Gerakiteys, CEO Singularity University Australia

12:30 - 1:15

LUNCH

1:15 - 1:20

Afternoon MC:

Larry Lopez, Director Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

1:20 - 1.30

WA STARTUP ROAD MAP

Chloë Constantinides, Board Member StartupWA

1:30 - 2:05

This is Not Your Mother’s Internet: Defining the Future of Connectivity

Dave Ward, Senior Vice President, CTO - Engineering & Chief Architect, Cisco

2:05 - 2:45

panel: WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA - SUCH A LOVELY PLACE ... WHY INCUBATORS ARE NOT AN ECOSYSTEM.

Moderator

Topaz Conway, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Director, Advisor & Mentor

Panelists

Ash Kirvan, Strategy & Global Growth Advisor
Emily Ma, LandingPad Manager Shanghai, Austrade
Michael Masterson, MD EverEdge
Rachael Neumann, Head of Startups ANZ, AWS

2:45 - 3:00

AFTERN0ON TEA

3:00 - 3:35

Three stages of Innovation

Dr Michelle Dickinson, Co-founder, Nanogirl Labs

3:35 - 4:15

Panel: OPPORTUNITIES FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA IN MED TECH

Moderator

Dr Carlo Bellini, Business Strategist, Performance Coach, Physician, (former CMO Chevron)

Panelists

Dr Dan Grant,, Managing Director & CEO MTPConnect
Dr Kath Giles, Managing Director, OncoRes Medical
Dr Marcus Tan, Founder, CEO & Medical Director, HealthEngine

4:15 - 4:55

Panel: addressing new challenges in a changing investment climate

Moderator

Larry Lopez, Director Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Panelists

Elaine Stead, Committee Member at AVCAL - Australian Private Equity andVenture Capital Association Limited
Jackie Vullinghs, Investor, AirTree Ventures
James Tynan, CEO Startmate
Terrance Philips, MD Citi Private Bank Hong Kong

4:55 - 5:00

Closing Remarks

Larry Lopez, Director Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

5:00 - 6:30

post event networking

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2nd to 8th December 2019

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