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Dare to Disrupt: Mumbrella360

Welcome to Mumbrella360, where the most brilliant minds and daring innovators in the realm of media and marketing converge. It's the epicenter of inspiration, the gathering place for industry trailblazers, and the crucible in which the future of our field is forged.

Join us in this immersive three-day event, where you'll gain expert knowledge, network with industry leaders, and experience the future of media and marketing taking flight.

Meet the 2024 firepower so far...

Greg Hoffman

Founder, Modern Arena & Former Chief Marketing Officer, Nike

Greg Hoffman is a global brand leader, former NIKE Chief Marketing Officer, and founder and principal of the brand advisory group Modern Arena. Greg brought all of his brand experience to the world this year through his best-selling book Emotion by Design: Creative Leadership Lessons From a Life at Nike.

For 28 years, Greg held marketing, design, and innovation leadership roles at NIKE. During that time, he was a major strategic and creative influence for the brand during every major global sporting event, for the launches of NIKE’s signature innovations, and for the building of the brands of its athletes.

Greg oversaw NIKE’s brand communications and experiences as NIKE was solidifying its position as one of the preeminent brand storytellers of the modern era and the leading innovator in digital and physical brand experiences. His role in the rise of marketing and design through that period was recognized in 2015 when Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business. He’s also been recognized for his transformative leadership in the industry through Business Insider’s 50 Most Innovative CMOs and AdAge’s Power Players annual lists.

Through his leadership, Nike drove themes of equality, sustainability, and empowerment through sport in some of its most significant brand communications. That work was, in part, driven by his role on the Advisory Board of the NIKE Black Employee Network and as a member of the NIKE Foundation Board of Directors.

Today as founder and principal of Modern Arena, Greg advises Fortune 500 brands, startups, and nonprofits on creating brand strength, business growth, and social impact. He delivers keynotes to teams at brands ranging from Apple, Google, and Netflix, to Lego, Target, and Meta, on how to build stronger emotional bonds through branding and creativity.

In addition, He is a board member for Summit Impact, the philanthropic arm of Summit Series, the Branding instructor at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Pip Edwards

Co-Founder & Creative Director, P.E Nation

Pip's fusion of creative prowess, business acumen, and profound understanding of the arts inevitably steered her away from a Bachelor of Commerce & Law and a corporate initiation with PwC, propelling her into the realm of the fashion industry where she became indispensable to the success of some of Australia's most iconic brands. As the driving force behind P.E Nation, Pip not only oversees but permeates every facet of the brand. Her ability to seamlessly blend finely honed commercial insight encompassing marketing intuition and brand-building expertise with creative direction, styling, and design proficiency has played a pivotal role in every milestone, award, and accolade attained by P.E Nation as the label has seamlessly transformed from start-up into an established global player.

Joanna Robinson

Chief Marketing Officer, The Iconic

With over 26 years of commercial experience across marketing, sales, and leadership, Joanna is Chief Marketing Officer at THE ICONIC, Australia's leading online fashion and lifestyle destination. Holding a Bachelor or Arts degree and Masters of Strategic Marketing, she also has the privilege of teaching Marketing and Leadership subjects at Sydney University as a Sessional Lecturer. 

Beginning her career in FMCG, Joanna has worked with the likes of Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and Colgate Palmolive. She has also worked in senior roles in Beauty with Estee Lauder and L’Occitane, as well as “entertainment” categories such as Bubble Tea and Wine with Chatime Group and Tyrrell's Wines respectively. She has a particular expertise in marketing to Gen Y and Z, and utilising data and insights to optimise customer experience to drive commercial outcomes. 

Joanna’s international experience has spanned Australia, Asia, North Africa, Middle East, and Turkey. 

She is an advocate for women's empowerment, diversity and gender equality in the workplace, and is passionate about developing and mentoring the next generation of female leaders. 

Troy Taylor

Vice President & General Manager, Lego Australia & New Zealand

Troy Taylor is the Vice President & General Manager for LEGO® Australia & New Zealand, which are divisions of the LEGO® Group, a privately held toy company based in Billund, Denmark. The LEGO Group is engaged in the development of children's creativity by learning through play. Based on the world-famous LEGO® brick, the company today provides toys, experiences and teaching materials for children in more than 180 countries.

In his role, Troy is accountable for growing the LEGO brand in the Pacific region to deliver on the companies’ ambition to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. Troy is a key member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team playing a pivotal role in strategy development and execution across the APAC region. 

Troy has been with the LEGO Group for 21 years and has a proven track record of success in a wide range of senior roles across the LEGO Group’s largest and most developed markets in the United States, Australia, New Zealand & most recently Greater China. 

Troy is also a non-executive Director of the board for the Australian Toy Association, a non-for-profit trade association representing all businesses that design, produce, license, and deliver toys and youth entertainment products to advance the interests of our members in areas of product safety, government affairs, trade shows & events.

Vandita Pandey

Chief Marketing Officer ANZ, Snacks & Beverages, PepsiCo

Vandita Pandey is PepsiCo’s first ever Australian CMO, charged with unifying and innovating the global snack and beverage producer’s strategies for iconic brands including Pepsi Max, Smith’s, Red Rock Deli, Doritos, Gatorade, Bluebird and Copper Kettle potato chips. Since taking on the leadership role within PepsiCo’s Australian operations in 2021, Vandita has overseen the complete redevelopment of PepsiCo’s consumer engagement strategy at a national scale, unifying disparate consumer brand marketing activities into a centralised program focused on enhancing consumer centrality and technological innovation. Vandita has recently been profiled in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review discussing PepsiCo’s innovative approach to consumer marketing.

Simon Cheng

Chief Marketing Officer, Menulog

Bio coming soon...

Simone Gupta

Co-Founder, Supermassive

It took Simone Gupta 25 years of successfully running agencies for inspiring founders, and heading up network agencies across UK, US and Australia before she took the leap to set up new independent creative studio Supermassive.

Simone has been active in the gender equality discussion for many years, she has been key to setting up the founding committee of the Australian chapter of Global Women in PR, a worldwide mentoring and activist body. Simone was the founding chairman of UK girl's rights charity One Woman at a Time.

Dr Nathan Jones

Director, Mood Institute

Nathan Jones, a former voiceover artist for Paramount (Nickelodeon, MTV, Network 10) is now an emotion researcher and the director of the Mood Institute. With a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Adelaide, he specialises in boosting creativity and emotional intelligence through coaching, training, and speaking engagements. Nathan has taken the stage at TEDx, SXSW Austin, and the World Congress on Positive Psychology, sharing strategies to enhance wellbeing in the workplace and beyond. Nathan's contributions to the field have been recognised in major media outlets (The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, ABC Radio), while earning him the 2019 Australian eChallenge Social Entrepreneurship Award and 1st prize in the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis competition. Through the Mood Institute, Nathan is committed to helping individuals and teams tap into their best selves and feel better at work.

Lahnee White

Chief Marketing Officer, G’day Group

Lahnee is Chief Marketing Officer at G’day Group, Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider with more than 300 properties around the country.

With more 20 years of consumer marketing experience, Lahnee has a breadth of expertise in shaping strategy within multi-brand organisations to deliver a more seamless and personalised customer experience.

Lahnee joined G’day Group in 2022 during a period of rapid organisational growth and diversification to oversee the company’s customer growth and experience, digital marketing, owned content and brand marketing strategies. Her expansive remit also includes PR and corporate communications, customer service, data science and analytics and digital product development.

Since joining the Group, she has accelerated the company’s personalisation agenda, aligning the Group’s marketing and digital functions to drive more effective and data informed marketing decision making, which has helped deliver record Group digital revenue in the 2022-23 financial year.

She has also overseen the delivery of new architecture for G’day Group’s brand portfolio, providing clearer distinction of the customer experience across the Group’s consumer brands, which were brought to life through large national brand campaigns for G’day Parks and Discovery Parks.

Prior to joining G’day Group, Lahnee was the General Manager of Customer Engagement at Sportsbet, responsible for organisational strategy in personalised marketing, value proposition, martech and marketing analytics. She also previously worked at Westpac across a variety of senior marketing roles.

Lahnee has a personal passion for travel and in her spare time enjoys hitting the road with her family in their caravan, exploring the best of regional Australia.

Sarah Walsh

Head Of Women's Football, World Cup Legacy and Inclusion, Football Australia

A values-led sports executive, Sarah has been instrumental in Australia securing the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. As part of this, Sarah is spearheading football’s national Legacy'23 plan, an inclusive strategy aimed at leveraging the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

In her role at Football Australia, Sarah leads a team that is squarely focused on driving long lasting social and economic change for football, working with key stakeholders, in football, all levels of government, and the private sector to achieve this.

As an athlete for 20 years, and former CommBank Matilda, Sarah represented Australia at football’s top tier, including at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2006 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007.

Beyond her professional playing career, Sarah transferred the skills she developed as an athlete, to transition into leadership roles in football, accumulating extensive experience in driving gender equity in governance. Qualified in driving high performing teams, and building frameworks that create more inclusive environments for grassroots and elite level sport.

As a legacy builder, she brings unique and progressive insights, adopting a results driven approach to business, with people at the centre of all decisions.

Naysla Edwards

VP Brand, Marketing and Member Experience, American Express

For over 20 years, Naysla has been creating meaningful connections that unite brands with their customers, partners  and communities to create long-term advocacy. 

She is passionate about fostering innovation and building loyalty through customer insights and data, developing strategic partnerships and continuously challenging the status quo.

Naysla and her team have successfully created some of the most recognised and memorable partnership events for American Express in Australia. These include American Express principal partnership of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride, American Express delicious. Month Out, American Express Vogue Fashion Night In/Out, American Express Open Air Cinemas and the American Express Airport and Entertainment Lounges to name a few.

Naysla is a passionate advocate of Diversity and Inclusion, she is the Co-Executive sponsor of AX Pride ANZ, leads all efforts towards elevating marketing practices to remove stereotypes and showcase a realistic Australia and is an active member of the mental health and Women’s networks.

Naysla sits in the board of Redfern Legal Centre which is a valued Amex community partner, where she shares her expertise to support Redfern Legal centre’s vision to enhance access to justice and uphold human rights through the provision of holistic and accessible legal support to disadvantaged communities.

Naysla was born in Colombia but has lived across the world; her family takes top priority and Naysla ensures she has time to be with her husband Jon and her young daughter Isabella.

Jason Ross

Co-Founder, Time Under Tension

Jason is a co-founder of Time Under Tension, Australia’s first generative AI experience agency. Time Under Tension works with brands and agencies to elevate customer and employee experiences with generative AI. Prior to founding Time Under Tension, Jason amassed vast experience in digital product & service design. He has held roles as CEO and General Manager of leading digital agencies in the UK and Australia, served as Managing Director at Accenture Song, and VP at frog, part of the Capgemini group. Jason believes that generative AI is driving an "experience reboot," which, when navigated correctly, enables amazing new conversational experiences, utility, and value for humans.

About Time Under Tension

We find ourselves amidst one of the most exciting times of recent decades, witnessing a paradigm shift in the Human x Computer relationship, powered by generative AI technology. Time Under Tension was launched to help our clients be at the fore of this communication revolution. We’re 100% focussed on generative AI technology and leveraging these new capabilities to create new, immersive and meaningful experiences.

Julie Dormand

Managing Director, The Works, part of Capgemini

Julie Dormand is a renowned industry leader in the advertising and marketing field, with a passion for helping others advance in their careers. As Managing Director at The Works, part of Capgemini, and armed with over 30 years of experience, Julie has established herself as a distinguished figure by adhering to a simple philosophy: supporting individuals in their professional journeys. She firmly believes in leveraging her expertise to elevate clients' brands and foster meaningful connections that have a positive impact on people's careers – and lives. Julie currently works with Mentor Walks, an initiative designed to provide women with unparalleled career advice via female leaders. As a recognised and awarded leader, Julie has received multiple accolades for her business and people leadership skills in numerous industry shows including Mumbrella, ADMA, Campaign Asia, and most recently a Finalist in Executive Leader and ‘Glass Ceiling’ categories at B&T Women in Media.

Anna Bollinger

Executive Planning Director, BMF

With 20 years’ experience in the Advertising industry as an integrated, brand-driven strategic planner Anna has deep experience in QSR, FMCG, service and retail industries. Throughout her established career Anna has worked with several blue-chip clients such as ALDI, McDonald's, Mondelez, Qantas, CBA, KPMG, Uber Eats, Alinta Energy.

Before the age of 30, Anna was awarded the APG Planning Idol for top Account Planer and has gone on to have her work lauded at creative and effectiveness award shows across the globe, including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, and the Australian Effie Awards.

As a former dancer and theatre sports enthusiast, Anna lives for moments of vulnerability and unexpected candour which she finds daily as mum to four young boys.

Louise Cummins

Chief Marketing Officer, World Vision Australia

Louise is the Chief Marketing Officer for World Vision Australia and has over 25 years of award-winning experience in marketing, management, and organisational change. She has also been recognised and is part of the alumni of CMO50 (top 50 CMOs in Australia list). With governance training from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Louise has served on several not-for-profit boards. She is a coach, mentor and trainer and her passion projects have led her to write two globally successful children’s books and produce an award-winning short film. For more information visit - https://www.louisecummins.com.au/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/louiseemmacummins/

Jess Manihera

Head of Marketing ANZ, Sanitarium The Health Food Company

Jessica Manihera is the Head of Marketing for Sanitarium The Health Food Company ANZ.  With over two decades of experience in marketing leadership, Jessica is a dynamic leader who is passionate about promoting health and wellness through nutritious and sustainable food choices with iconic grocery brands such as Weet-Bix, UP&GO, and So Good.

After studying a Conjoint Bachelor's degree in Law and Commerce, Jessica's journey in marketing began with a passion for creatively solving consumer problems. Her leadership at Sanitarium is marked by a deep understanding of the power of data and insights to drive consumer-centred innovation, communication, and marketing initiatives that yield tangible commercial outcomes.

Before her role at Sanitarium, Jessica held marketing leadership roles at Campbell Arnott’s, where she had the chance to oversee and contribute to an extensive portfolio of renowned Australian brands. Today, at the helm of Sanitarium's marketing endeavours, she not only fosters a culture of innovation and collaboration but also actively contributes to the cultivation of a new generation of leaders who share her passion for making a positive impact.  Jessica appreciates her team’s inspiring high-performance culture, expertise, and diversity of thinking.  Together, they collectively work to grow ideas into meaningful connections and impactful experiences for consumers, inspired by a shared commitment to promoting health and wellness.

Jessica Manihera's passion extends beyond marketing; it is defined by her commitment to nurturing talent, fostering diversity, and empowering the next generation of marketers and female leaders to shape the future of the industry.

Lindsey Evans

Partner & CEO, Special Australia

Lindsey co-founded Special in Australia in 2014 and is a global partner in the business that has since gone on to open its doors in Los Angeles, New York, London and Tokyo.

During her tenure Special has attracted an enviable wealth of talent, built an extraordinary culture, and partners with a diverse group of ambitious local and who’s who of client partners including Uber Eats, ANZ, Bonds, Pepsico and Virgin Australia. In the past five years Special Australia has won a staggering 39 Agency of the Year awards locally and internationally. 

Lindsey consistently features in the top ten lists of agency leaders including being ranked #4 in Mediaweek’s Creative Agency Power List, Executive Leader of the Year in the 2022 Best of the Best Awards and B&T’s Women in Media Executive Leader of the Year 2021.

She contributes significantly to the industry and the next generation, including as a Board Director of Advertising Council Australia and a Board Director of mental health charity Waves of Wellness (WOW). 

Lindsey doesn’t have any hobbies. Instead, she has three teenagers, a Labrador and two moggies. She started Special to help her relax.

April Siler

Chief Executive Officer, Rêveuse

April Siler, the founder and CEO of Champagne brand Rêveuse, has 20 years of experience in the Global food and beverage industry.  April has expertise in driving exponential growth for disruptor brands in traditional categories.

April was the CEO for high growth supplements brand 8Greens and the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Development for the plant-based milk brand Califia Farms.  During Califia’s most intensive 3-year growth period April spearheaded all USA marketing and led the brand’s internationalization.  April previously led marketing and sales for Aussie brand The Chia Co.  From the brand’s creative inception through to development of a world first innovation - Chia Pod, where April partnered with world champion surfer Kelly Slater for brand communications.

April who has lived in New York, Los Angeles and London - began her career in Melbourne, Australia in the Treasury department of Visy.  April has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Economics, from Monash University in Melbourne.  April played professional basketball in Australia and Spain and has a passion for grower Champagne and nutritious foods. 

“Rêveuse is the French word for a woman who dreams. I’ve been called a dreamer by men in the business world, and it was considered an insult. I’ve always been proud to be able to dream up new worlds and possibilities for others, and I wanted to claim that feeling for Rêveuse. For me, it’s about being able to create something that, by its distinctive taste and ability to make any occasion feel a bit fancy, brings friends and family together to create memorable moments. That, to me, is true luxury — and a worthy dream.”  April Siler.

Chris Colter

Chief Strategy & Product Officer, Initiative

Chris is the Chief Strategy & Product Officer of Initiative AUNZ, an agency that harnesses Fame & Flow to grow brands and was ranked the number one media agency in the world by Campaign. Responsible for developing the agency product, strategic output and leading new business efforts Chris helped lead the transformation of the agency in Australia and the launch of its newest market in New Zealand.

Underpinning this is his commitment to the work. Throughout his career Chris has delivered some of the most revered and effective media campaigns, recognised in Cannes Lions, Effies, Festival of Media, MFA and more. At an individual level this has seen Chris become one of the most awarded strategists in market, from taking home the Global Cannes Young Lions Competition,
MediaWeek 100 and Next of the Best, to Campaign Asia’s 40under40 and Strategic Brand Planner of the Year.

Chris is also the co-chair of the Media Federation of Australia conference and award committee, responsible for setting the vision and benchmark for best-in-class media planning in the Australian market. Alongside this Chris was also hand selected as an industry advisor for SXSW Sydney, helping curate the content for the inaugural event.

Outside of work, Chris is a big kid at heart and you’ll find Chris either playing LEGO with his kid or at a racetrack.

Dom Hind

Managing Partner – People & Ops, Reunion Agency

Dom has been working in the digital marketing and eComm industry since 1998. With a strong belief in collaboration and continuous improvement, she has extensive experience in setting up digital and CRM departments at major advertising agencies within Australia.

In 2010, Dom started her own successful digital agency, WiTH Collective, with her husband, Justin Hind, prioritising their team’s personal growth and hands-on development through a people-centric approach. Dom is dedicated to empowering individuals, unlocking their potential and fostering team synergy. She’s on a mission to drive forward REUNION’s success. She is not only focused on maximising efficiencies but is also deeply passionate about environmental sustainability, actively recycling and advocating against resource and plastic waste.

Jen Sharpe

Founder & Managing Director, Think HQ

Jen is a formidable communicator, driven by her values and her passion for her team. She is the sole founder and managing director of Think HQ-a Positive Change agency with over 90 people. Previously Jen has been awarded the B&T Entrepreneur of the Year, PRIA Industry Leader of the Year, and CommsCon PR Leader of the Year, Women Leading Change Award, Swinburne Social Impact Awards and Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence (business award).

She has over 20 years’ experience in managing significant national campaigns. In addition to her communications experience, she is a politics and policy nerd, and understands the very important intersect between social policy and communications in any effective behaviour change campaign. She is also a businesswoman who thrives on growing the Think HQ business.

Jen launched her business in 2010 from the kitchen table. Using no external equity, she has worked with an ever-growing team of talented and passionate people to build the business one project at a time. She has been unrelenting in solely committing the business to only working on projects that lead to positive social impact. She was told countless times by many people that the business model would never work, and fortunately they were all wrong! It is possible to do good and run a robust, profitable business.

In 2019, Jen acquired CultureVerse, a multicultural communications agency, helping organisations reach and influence diverse audience groups across Australia. That acquisition, and the appointment of a Head, First Nations Engagement, means that the vision of becoming a creative powerhouse underpinned by inclusion, is slowly and finally being recognised.

Jen holds a 1st class Honours Degree in Politics from Monash and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurialism) from Swinburne. In 2013, she was the recipient of a scholarship to study an Executive Certificate in Business at Berkeley, California.

Christina Aventi

Chief Strategy Officer, BMF

A young-at-heart veteran with 24 years’ experience, Christina started her career as a ‘grad’, client side at Unilever. After getting that solid grounding in marketing and category management, she jumped ship and found a permanent home as a brand and communications strategist where comms theory crashed into sociology with a little side of pop psychology for good measure.  It was the goldilocks of roles for her, understanding people and even herself a little better by being the consumer whisperer, representing the voice of the punter on the street. Since then has contributed to award-winning, effective campaigns across an array of clients (ALDI, Government, FMCG) and is most proud of the behaviour change work she has been part of in both the commercial and social marketing sector. 

An industry commentator and regular panellist on Gruen (ABC), Christina has led BMF to be the most effective agency in Australia, in 2017 and in 2019, and number 3 in the world in the WARC Creative Effectiveness ratings.  Whilst she’s driven to deliver creativity that’s effective, it’s superseded by being mum to her two kids, the mini schnauzer, Ziggy and doing ‘life’ as best she can alongside her partner Mark.

Lisa Dent

Vice President Global Marketing, BlueScope

Lisa Dent is a marketing executive and leader with over 25 years marketing and sales experience in large manufacturing businesses. She has spent many years developing and implementing marketing strategy within the home improvement, building and construction industry. During her career she has also applied her skills across a wide range of industries including FMCG specifically food and veterinary pharmaceutical, retail, building and construction. She is currently the Vice President of Global Marketing at BlueScope, a leader in metal coating and painted steel products headquartered in Australia, with operations spread across North America, Australia, New Zealand, China and throughout Asia and well known for brands such as COLORBOND® steel.  Lisa is passionate about learning, supporting diversity and creating the right environment for marketers to be the best versions of themselves for the benefit of the business, marketing teams and individual growth.

Leisa Bacon

Director Audiences, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

With over 25 years’ of blue chip strategy, digital and marketing experience, Leisa is passionate about great Australian content and having a positive impact through the work she leads.

Leisa works for the ABC, Australia’s largest creative organisation and the most trusted media player in the country. As Director of Audiences for the ABC, where the team work closely with content makers to implement the ABC strategy and help audiences discover great Australian content.  The ABC Audiences division, is made up of the following teams - marketing, internal creative and media, social strategy, enterprise design, audience planning & support and audience data & insights.

Leisa is a brand and experience (Cx) evangelist, who prides herself on always putting customers at the heart of key decisions.  Leisa has previously worked for large, generally global organisations at a Director level, from P&G to the Coca-Cola Company, and has led some of Australia’s largest new product launches and marketing campaigns. She was ranked #1 CMO in Australia in 2020.

Samara Kitchener

Founder and Managing Director, House Of Kitch

Samara Kitchener is a multi-award winning strategic communications specialist who has a passion for health, technology and behaviour change. With 20 years senior marketing, communications and engagement experience working across government, food, defence and health sectors, Samara has deep expertise in integrated planning for significant campaigns and executing across multi-channel platforms.

Samara is an advanced practitioner of the Social Ecological Model and worked as an adviser to the World Health Organisation on risk communication strategies for pregnant women. She has led multi-stakeholder communication strategies for the Women in Sport Strategy; NSW Multicultural Strategy; NSW Physical Activity Strategy; and the Royal Australian Air Force Plan Jericho Behaviour Change Strategy.   

Samara is the immediate past NSW President, Public Relations Institute of Australia, and is a guest lecturer at the University of NSW and University of Technology, Sydney.

Previous roles include Strategic Advisor Communications and Engagement with NSW Health where she led preventive health campaigns on overweight and obesity, HIV, STIs and hepatitis. Samara was also Director Communications with the NSW Food Authority where she led communication strategies, digital channels, crisis communications and education campaigns.

Samara has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and an Honours Degree in Food Science and Technology

Gregory Cohen

Deputy Director, The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems

Gregory Cohen is an Associate Professor in neuromorphic systems and the Deputy Director of the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University. He leads the neuromorphic algorithms and space applications for ICNS.

Prior to returning to research from industry, he worked in several start-ups and established engineering and consulting firms including working a consulting engineer in the field of large-scale HVAC from 2007 to 2009, as an electronic design engineer from 2009 to 2011, and as an expert consultant for Kaiser Economic Development Practice in 2012.

He is a pioneer of neuromorphic engineering, biology-inspired sensors, event-based sensing, space imaging, space situational awareness, space domain awareness, spiking neural networks, and neuromorphic computing.

Dr William Crowe

Co-founder and CEO, HEO Robotics

Dr. William (Will) Crowe is Co-Founder and CEO of HEO, a Sydney-based company that provides in-orbit satellite inspection and monitoring services through proprietary software by acquiring satellite imagery from space-based sensors. Will founded HEO in 2016, while completing his PhD in astrodynamics from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focused on the dynamics of spacecraft swarms around asteroids and included a prize-winning paper on satellite missions to asteroids passing through Earth orbit. After earning his PhD in 2018, Will began applying the principles developed during his research to his business. He quickly found that there were urgent applications to space debris and inspecting damaged satellites. Today, Will leads a team to help satellite operators and governments monitor their assets to help them prevent accidents and optimise their satellite life.

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