16 – 17 MAY 2018

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

16 – 17 MAY 2018

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

let’s get real: what is the enterprise innovation conference

The Enterprise Innovation Conference brings together real doers of innovation to share real case studies and insights in a peer to peer setting.

These leading doers of innovation discuss real experiences and share real insights and latest trends. This conference is about real business people talking about what actually happened (both good and bad) as they drove innovation in their businesses.

Join entrepreneurial executives, innovation managers, professionals and practitioners from midsized businesses through to global and government organisations, and explore and discuss real challenges affecting innovation and opportunities.

This conference is designed to allow for discussions and networking, where real innovators can share their real insights.

This conference is not about innovation just for show – here, innovation is about retaining relevancy with core capabilities in the face of transformations that are happening in the market today.

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real speakers

keynote

<span class='speaker-name'>Trent Innes </span><br />Xero

Trent Innes
Xero

Regional Lead, Australia and Asia

<span class='speaker-name'>Patrick Nestel </span><br />JD.com

Patrick Nestel
JD.com

Regional Manager, Australia & New Zealand

<span class='speaker-name'>Mark Gay </span><br /> CrownBet

Mark Gay
CrownBet

Chief Digital Officer

sessional

<span class='speaker-name'>Fiona Wynn </span><br />Australia Post

Fiona Wynn
Australia Post

Head of Diversity, Culture and Innovation

<span class='speaker-name'>Dr Charlie Day </span><br />Australian Government

Dr Charlie Day
Australian Government

Chief Executive Officer, Office of Innovation & Science Australia

<span class='speaker-name'>Kim Anderson </span><br /> NAB

Kim Anderson
NAB

General Manager (acting), NAB Labs

<span class='speaker-name'>Sam Nickless</span><br />Gilbert & Tobin

Sam Nickless
Gilbert & Tobin

Chief Operating Officer

<span class='speaker-name'>Fiona Glendinning </span><br />Minter Ellison

Fiona Glendinning
Minter Ellison

Chief Experience Officer

<span class='speaker-name'>Martin Duursma </span><br /> Main Sequence Ventures

Martin Duursma
Main Sequence Ventures

Partner (& Former CTO Fortune 500 Company)

<span class='speaker-name'>Jeff Sharp </span><br /> Downer

Jeff Sharp
Downer

Group Manager - Technology and Innovation

<span class='speaker-name'>Olga Cuesta </span><br />Medibank

Olga Cuesta
Medibank

Head of Customer Experience and Design

<span class='speaker-name'>Rita Arrigo</span><br />Microsoft

Rita Arrigo
Microsoft

Chief Digital Advisor

<span class='speaker-name'>Chris Grannell </span><br /> Carsales.com.au

Chris Grannell
Carsales.com.au

General Manager, Product - Dealer

<span class='speaker-name'>Vicki Macdermid</span><br /> Pitcher Partners

Vicki Macdermid
Pitcher Partners

Partner, Inclusion & Diversity

<span class='speaker-name'>Andrew Jones </span><br /> G2 Innovation Group

Andrew Jones
G2 Innovation Group

Co-Founder (Design based thinking lead facilitator)

<span class='speaker-name'>Matthew Gardiner </span><br /> Catch London

Matthew Gardiner
Catch London

Founder (FinTech & Blockchain Expert)

<span class='speaker-name'> Shom Yadav </span><br />Australia Post

Shom Yadav
Australia Post

Innovation Lead, Innovation and Culture, Information Security Office

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agenda

Please note: the agenda is updated multiple times per week as we get closer to the conference. Check back regularly for the latest.

DAY 1: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Check in from 7:30am

8:30am
Welcome to day 1 of the Enterprise Innovation Conference
8:45am
Keynote Address

Dr Elaine Saunders, Executive Chairman, Blamey Saunders Hears
Responsible Entrepreneurship

9:30am
Keynote Address

Trent Innes, Regional Lead, Australia and Asia, Xero
Are We A Nation Of Makers Or Takers?

10:15am
Morning Tea
10:45am
Facilitated Networking Sessions

In the spirit of delivering practical insights and real experiences of innovation, our networking sessions will focus on discovering topics of mutual interest and forging connections that will last through many innovation adventures.

11:30am
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Humanising Innovation

There is a human element to almost all innovation. These speakers will discuss the impact of innovation on all of us and ask if there should be a higher purpose.

Rita Arrigo, Chief Digital Advisor, Microsoft
Amy Smith, CEO, The Good Foundation & Jamie’s Ministry of Food

Room 2: Creating the Future of Real Estate

Real estate is an industry that is not normally known as innovative. We have found some organisations who are challenging this notion and proving that innovation really does take place in every industry.

Gabrielle McMillan, CEO, Equiem
Sadhana Smiles, CEO, Harcourts Group Victoria

12:30pm
Lunch

[12:45pm] – Platinum Lounge exclusive lunchtime speaker

1:30pm
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Energising Innovation

The process of generating, delivering and retailing electricity is an industry steeped in history but the speakers here will prove that innovation can happen everywhere.

Paul Geason, CEO, Momentum Energy
Alison Rowe, CEO, Moreland Energy Foundation
Inge van der Poel, Innovation Specialist, AGL

Room 2: Innovating Financial Services

Financial services is one of Australia’s largest industries but has traditionally carried a reputation for being slow to adapt. These speakers will challenge that notion, discussing a selection of the innovative projects they have bought to life.

Sheetal Patole, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Macquarie Banking & Financial Services
Kim Anderson, (Acting) General Manager, NAB Labs, NAB
Matthew Gardiner, Founder, Catch London

3:00pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Opening the Innovation Box

Creating an innovative organisation can be a daunting task. We have lined up a number of experts who will share insights into some of the tools and methodologies they use with their organisations and clients.

Grant Downie, Director, Moonshot Works
Chris Grannell, General Manager, Product – Dealer, Carsales.com.au
Andrew Jones, Cofounder, G2 Innovation Group

Room 2: Innovating the Corporation

There is a lot of talk of innovation within corporates, with plenty of “latest fad” programs for show. These speakers have not only brought innovation to life within large organisations, they are prepared to call out the innovation theatre that is taking place.

Martin Duursma, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Jeff Sharp, Director, Group Manager – Technology & Innovation, Downer

5:00pm
Networking Drinks

DAY 2: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Check in from 7:30am

8:30am
Welcome to day 2 of the Enterprise Innovation Conference
8:45am
Keynote Address

Mark Gay, Chief Digital Officer, CrownBet (2016 CIO of the year & 2017 Financial Services CIO of the year)
Innovation Stories From The Trenches

Includes a fireside chat with Antony Gaddie, CEO, Green Ant Marketing

9:30am
Keynote Address

Patrick Nestel, Australia & New Zealand Regional Manager, JD.com
JD.com – Retail Innovators

10:15am
Morning Tea
10:45am
Facilitated Networking Sessions

In the spirit of delivering practical insights and real experiences of innovation, our networking sessions will focus on discovering topics of mutual interest and forging connections that will last through many innovation adventures.

11:30am
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Connecting the Innovation Ecosystems

Innovation doesn’t just exist in the startup ecosystem. From small business to government, innovation often takes place within silos which can mean slower progress and less innovative solutions. How do we connect across ecosystems? How can organisations work together to mutual benefit? These expert speakers will discuss their view and experiences.

Dr Charlie Day, CEO, Office of Innovation & Science Australia
Angela Wu, Business Development & Commercialisation Manager –Strategic Enterprise, CSIRO’s Data61

Room 2: Redefining the Legal Sector

The traditional business model and methodologies used in the legal sector has been under pressure for a number of years. Leading firms will share what they are doing to transform their industry and stay at the forefront.

Sam Nickless, Chief Operating officer, Gilbert & Tobin
Fiona Glendinning, Chief Experience Officer, Minter Ellison

12:30pm
Lunch

[12:45pm] – Platinum Lounge exclusive lunchtime speaker

1:30pm
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Building an Innovative Culture

Many traditional enterprises have cultures that can stifle innovation. These enterprise leaders will discuss some of the ways they have challenged and shifted the mindsets at all levels within their organisations.

Fiona Wynn, Head of Diversity, Culture and Innovation, Australia Post
Daniel Watts, Managing Director, Thames & Hudson Publishing
Vicki MacDermid, Partner, Inclusion & Diversity, Pitcher Partners

Room 2: Adapting Manufacturing to New Technologies

Manufacturing in a high cost base economy such as Australia can be a challenge for any business. We have found some very innovative organisations who will discuss a selection of the practices they have developed to overcome these hurdles.

Philip Vafiadis, Chairman, Titomic
Richard Simpson, Managing Director, Furnace Engineering

3:00pm
Afternoon Tea
3:30pm
Concurrent Speaker Sessions

Room 1: Community Innovation

Local government and not for profit organisations’ traditional role in the community is shifting with public expectations. Here we present some of the community focussed organisations that are leading the way in technology and business innovation.

Kelly Grigsby, CEO, Wyndham City Council
Garry McQuillan, CEO, Cardinia Shire Council
Jessica Christiansen-Franks, Cofounder & CEO, Neighbourlytics

Room 2: Customer Focussed Innovation

It has been argued that most successful new products help customers do jobs better, faster or more efficiently. The speakers in these sessions will discuss their customer focussed innovation efforts.

David Weickhardt, General Manager, Product, MYOB
Olga Cuesta, Head of Customer Experience and Design, Medibank
Shom Yadav, Innovation Lead, Australia Post

5:00pm
Networking Drinks

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tickets

GOLD PASS

EARLY BIRD PRICING

$2,099

Save up to $400 per ticket until 27 April!
(Normally $2,499)

  • Entry to both conference days
  • General admission seating
  • Learn from over 36 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Free barista coffee
  • Entry to special networking event

PLATINUM PASS

$3,999

  • Entry to both conference days
  • Reserved seating
  • Learn from over 36 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Free barista coffee
  • Entry to special networking event
  • Exclusive Platinum Lounge entry with:
    • Premium morning/afternoon tea
    • Special Platinum Lounge premium lunch
    • Special guest lunchtime AMA sessions
    • Meet the speakers & sponsors
    • Quiet space for calls/emails

ONE DAY PASS

EARLY BIRD PRICING

$1,399

Save up to $200 per ticket until 27 April!
(Normally $1,599)

  • Entry to a conference day of your choice
  • General admission seating
  • Learn from over 18 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Free barista coffee
  • Entry to special networking event

GOLD PASS

EARLY BIRD PRICING

$2,099

Save up to $400 per ticket until 27 April!
(Normally $2,499)

  • Entry to both conference days
  • General admission seating
  • Learn from over 36 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Entry to special networking event

PLATINUM PASS

$3,999

  • Entry to both conference days
  • Reserved seating
  • Learn from over 36 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Entry to special networking event
  • Exclusive Platinum Lounge entry with:
    • Premium morning/afternoon tea
    • Special Platinum Lounge premium lunch
    • Special guest lunchtime AMA sessions
    • Meet the speakers & sponsors
    • Quiet space for calls/emails
    • Free barista coffee

ONE DAY PASS

EARLY BIRD PRICING

$1,399

Save up to $200 per ticket until 27 April!
(Normally $1,599)

  • Entry to a conference day of your choice
  • General admission seating
  • Learn from over 18 speakers
  • Unlimited access to both streams
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Entry to special networking event

group packages

travel details

Venue

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, 3006
Melbourne, Victoria

Located on the south west corner of the CBD.

Transport

The venue is centrally located just a 10min walk from Southern Cross Train Station and is adjacent to tram routes 12, 96 & 109.

If arriving from interstate or international, Melbourne Airport is approximately 25 – 35mins from the CBD via Uber, Taxi or Skybus.

Accommodation

There’s a large number of hotels within a short walking distance of the venue, including: Pan Pacific Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Crown Metropol, Crown Promenade.

AirBnB also has a large selection of accomodation available.

contact us

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sponsors

diamond sponsor

Swinburne University of Technology

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