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The Speakers

The Speakers

Learn from a diverse group of industry
thought-leaders. Together, they will deliver a complete learning experience unlike any other.


Why does Horizon 3 thinking even matter?

About Mark

  • Futurist
  • Podcast Host, “The Next Billion Seconds”
  • Speaker, Award-Winning Author
  • Entrepreneur

Mark Pesce is a futurist, inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and podcaster.

Mark is the host of The Next Billion Seconds, which connects the work of today’s brightest thinkers with the world of tomorrow, as well as This Week in Startups Australia.

Mark has written six books, including The Playful World, which used toys such as Furby and LEGO Mindstorms to illuminate the interactive world of the 21st century.

Mark founded graduate programs at both the University of Southern California and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School.

He also holds appointments as Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Adjunct at UTS.


How do we set a Horizon 3 destination?

About Katy

  • Director City Futures, City of Hobart
  • Program Director, FutureFest Tasmania
  • Global SingularityU Expert Faculty, Singularity University

Katy Cooper is the Director of City Futures at City of Hobart, where she shapes the future story for one of the best small cities in the world.

A proud Tasmanian, Katy helps build stories and plans for a future we can’t see yet – helping organisations to understand multiple futures, then equipping them to see what leading towards a preferred future looks like.

Katy has over 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors including financial services, retail, human resources, tourism, hospitality and technology.


What is required to reach that destination?

About Michael

  • Director, Connected Care – Cochlear
  • ex-ING Australia
  • ex-First Data Corporation

Michael Sinclair is the Director of the Connected Care Clinical Platform at Cochlear, an Australian company leading the global market in implantable hearing solutions.

Michael leads the design, development and commercialisation of a portfolio of digital products that provide services for Cochlear implant recipients and the hearing professionals who provide their care – working to a product roadmap that looks at least 5 years into the future.

Before starting with Cochlear in 2018, Michael worked with ING Bank to deliver digital experience across online and mobile banking, including self-service and money management tools.


How do we set a course when the future is uncertain?

About Catherine

  • Director – AI Product, Seek
  • ex-Head of Strategy,
    Australia Post

Cathy Arnold is the Director of AI Product at Seek, where she leads a team of 20 across AI Product Management and Data Enablement.

As part of Seek’s strategy team, Cathy led a project to transform Seek’s Artificial Intelligence capability to deliver AI-driven products at scale – growing the division from 35 to 160+ professionals in data science, engineering, product management and other specialist roles.

Prior to joining Seek, Cathy spent 11 years in corporate strategy and strategy consulting, working in diverse industries (eCommerce, telecommunications, financial services, private equity and others) and geographies (Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, France and the UK).


How do you navigate the journey to that destination?

About Marie

  • Head of Product Management, CSIRO’s Data 61
  • ex-Product Manager, Tenzeng
  • ex-Product Manager, Webraska

Marie Truelove is the Head of Product Management at CSIRO’s Data61, leading their Product team to align cutting-edge data technologies and breakthrough science with market and customer needs.

Working to solve the nation’s greatest challenges with innovative science and technology, Marie combines product management expertise developed at Data61 and start-up/ scale-up technology companies, with deep spatial data domain expertise from a variety of sectors and roles.

Marie is also currently Chair of the Capability Working Group for the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute’s Spatial Digital Twin – Special Interest Group (SDT-SIG), and previously facilitated the ANZLIC lead National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Collaboration Initiative.


How do we measure progress to stay on course?

About Scott

  • VP, Product & Technology, ResApp Health
  • ex-Chief Product & Technology Officer, Mable
  • ex-Google, ex-YouTube

Scott Savage is the VP of Product and Tech at ResApp Health, a startup that’s developing digital healthcare solutions to assist doctors and empower patients to diagnose and manage respiratory disease.

A dedicated leader of high-performing technology teams through the scale up phase, Scott started his career as an engineer before joining Google – learning the craft in various Product and Engineering Director roles across the APAC region.

With over 15 years’ experience in market-laces and the health sector, Scott was formerly the Chief Product & Tech Officer with Mable, a startup driven to provide solutions to the Aged and Disability Care sector in Australia.


How do you integrate Horizon 3 into Horizon 1?

About Alex

  • Co-Founder and CTO, Immutable

Alex Connolly is the CTO and Co-Founder of Immutable.

At a $3.5 Billion valuation, Immutable is the third most valuable privately owned technology company in Australia.

Immutable built a platform, based on the Ethereum blockchain, that allows games, game marketplaces, and gamers to create and trade NFT assets.

Their breakthrough tech can handle 9000 transactions per second vs the industry 3 transactions per second.

Immutable also has an internal gaming studio, which builds world-class NFT games.

By creating a more efficient way to mint NFTs, they have minted more than 10 million NFTs on Ethereum main net, which is more than all other Ethereum L1 NFT projects in history – combined.

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