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Rotto tech fest
Program 2019

6 DECEMBER 2019

8:00 - 8:35

SEALINK FERRY FROM B SHED FREMANTLE TO ROTTNEST JETTY

8:50 - 9:30

MORNING TEA ON ARRIVAL

9:30 - 9.55

Welcome and Introductions

Rohan McDougall, Director Commercialisation, Curtin University

Welcome to Country


Daniel HIgh,
Alliance Manager Economic Development, City of Perth

Consul General David J. Gainer
, US Consulate General Perth

9:55 - 10:30

PANEL: For Blue: Looking out for Indian Ocean

Moderator

Andrew Outhwaite, Managing Director of We Are Arising and Author of For Blue

Panelists

Gigi Brisson, Founder and CEO Ocean Elders, Co-Founder Attractor Ventures
Jessica Meeuwig,
Director Marine Futures, University of Western Australia
Kate Longhurst, DFAT State Director, Western Australia
Nick D’Adamo
, Head of Office, UNESCO International Oceanographic Commission Perth Program Office

10:30 - 11:00

Key Note: Of Rhinos and Routers: Pioneering the Emerging Techno-Conservation Industry

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

11:00 - 11:35

PANEL: STORYTELLING FOR IMPACT

Moderator

Ben Cooper, Managing Director,Tricky Jigsaw

PANELIStS
Dave Ward, Senior Vice President, CTO-Engineering, & Chief Architect, Cisco
Franziska Iseli, Founder Ocean Lovers
Laura Clarke, Pilau Legacy Project
Michael Casey, Journalist, Author, Speaker, Educator/Researcher, Media Entrepreneur
11:35 - 12:05

THE CREATION OF THE PALAU PLEDGE

Laura Clarke, Co-Founder, Palau Legacy Project

12:05 - 1:10

Lunch @ PINKYS BEACH CLUB

Check-in for overnighters

1:10 - 1:15

Afternoon MC

Larry Lopez, Director Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, Chair West Tech Fest

1:15 - 1:50

Panel: HOW CAN WE RESPOND TO THE ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Moderator

Gregory M. Morrison, Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and Professor of Sustainable Cities

Panelists

Brian Innes, MD StarLing Energy
Christopher Lee
, CEO Climate-KIC
Tracy Deveugle-Frink, Head of Function, Change & Innovation, Western Power

DAY
1:50 - 2:25

US Future Mentoring Program


Panel: Accelerating Blue Economy Technologies

Moderator

Julian Kruger, Managing Director at Astron Environmental Services; Founder & CEO - emapper

Panelists

Keith Wallace - Chief Commercial Officer - Blue Ocean Monitoring
Max van Someren
- Technology Development Manager, Austal
Professor Christine Erb
- Director of the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Curtin University
Hanna McCreath
- Program Manager, Seafood Innovation Project, Indonesia

2:25 - 3:00

Panel: Impact Investment

Just a Trend or a Strategy to Help Us Save the World?

Moderator

Derek Gerrard, Director Purpose Ventures, Chairman Meridian Global Foundation, Co-Founder & Director Go Capital Australia

Panelists

Brodie McCulloch, Founder and Managing Director, Spacecubed
Gigi Brisson, CEO & Founder Attractor Ventures, CEO Ocean Elders
Kylie Hansen, Co-Founder Impact Seed
Michael Malone, Founder iiNet, Director Seven West Media, Speedcast International, Axicomm

3:00 - 3:30

Fireside Chat

ANDREW FORREST AO, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, Trustee of the Minderoo Foundation
Bill Tai, Founder ACTAI Global, XTC, Co-Founder West Tech Fest

3:30 - 4:00

afternoon tea break

4:00 - 4:15

demo ocean acidity

Dr Michelle Dickinson, Co-founder, Nanogirl Labs

4:15 - 4:55
us future leaders mentoring program

10 x Pitches
3 minute pitches + 1 question from judging panel

4:55 - 5:00

Closing Remarks

Bill Tai, Founder ACTAI Global & XTC,  Co-Founder West Tech Fest
Paula Taylor
, Co-Founder, West Tech Fest & Rotto Tech Fest

5:00 - 7:00

RTF2019 CLOSING RECEPTION
& PITCH AWARDS PRESENTATION

MC

Larry Lopez, Director Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, Chair West Tech Fest

Live music performed by Zack Linton

7:00-7:30

BUS FROM PINKYS TO SEALINK FERRY

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2nd to 8th December 2019

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