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30+ New Speakers and Sessions.


Join global thought leaders and peers
from leading Australian organisations.

Microsoft Summit -14–17 November | Sydney


Featured Speakers

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Professor Brian Cox

Physicist
OBE

business keynote partner

Professor Brian Cox OBE is one of the world’s foremost communicators of all things scientific. He’s a particle physicist at the University of Manchest...

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Toni Townes-Whitley

Corporate Vice President Industry, Microsoft

business keynote partner

Toni leads Microsoft’s strategy for driving digital transformation across public sector and commercial industry customers and partners in support of i...

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Julia White

Corporate Vice President Cloud Platform, Microsoft

keynote partner tech

Julia leads marketing for Microsoft Azure. She works with engineering, leading the direction of Azure and helping guide customers’ success in using A...

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Steve Clayton

Chief Storyteller,
Microsoft

business keynote partner

Having a unique value proposition is critical to engaging customers and employees; and maintaining a...

Lawrence Crumpton

HoloLens Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Asia Pacific

business keynote partner

During his 14 years working with Microsoft, Lawrence has engaged with universities, startups, and co...

Dr Amantha Imber

Founder, Inventium

keynote partner

Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s lead...

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Chief Accessibility Officer,
Microsoft

business keynote partner

Jenny has a passion to see people of all abilities reach their full potential and was recognized as ...

Mark Leigh

Director, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft

business keynote partner

Mark leads the newly formed Commercial Partner organisation. In this role, Mark leads a strategy whi...

David Reilly

Director, Microsoft Quantum Sydney

business keynote partner

Professor David J. Reilly holds a joint position with Microsoft Corporation and the University of Sy...

David Thodey

Chairman CSIRO, Chair Jobs for NSW

business keynote partner

David has a reputation as an inspiring leader who builds extraordinary teams and winning cultures ac...

Steven Worrall

Managing Director, Microsoft Australia

business keynote partner

As Managing Director, Steven Worrall is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia. H...

Thomas Achhorner

Global Head of Solutions, additiv

business

After training as systems engineer, enterprise architect and IT project manager at IBM, Thomas joine...

Joseph Alvarez

Education Enterprise Channel Manager, Microsoft

partner

As Enterprise Channel Manager for Education, Joseph is responsible for the segment’s partner sales a...

Matthew Ball

Head of SMB, Optus

partner

Matthew Ball is the Head of Optus SMB. The small and medium business segment is a priority for Opt...

James Bannan

Azure MVP, Vibrato

partner

James Bannan is a Principal Consultant with Vibrato. James is a Microsoft Azure MVP with a particula...

Matthew Boyley

Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

business

As the technology lead at the Department Matthew leads the digital strategy and operations division ...

Sharka Chobot

Chief Transformation Officer, Neural Impact

partner

Sharka Chobot is the creator of the CRM product category (1995) and Chief Transformation Officer of ...

Trevor Clarke

Strategist,
Tech Research Asia

partner

Trevor specialises in helping clients understand the dynamics of the diverse Asia Pacific region to ...

Sean Colvin

Partner, PWC

partner

Sean is a Partner in the PwC Experience & Insight team specialising in Customer led transformations....

Charles Cornish

Saving lives and having fun doing it. Chief Executive Officer, Dose Me

business partner

Charles wants to live in a world filled with innovative businesses that embrace new ways of thinking...

Steve Davis

GM, Asia Pacific and Japan, Ooyala

business

Ooyala is an integrated video platform solutions provider working with a range of industries to opti...

Luke Debono

Co-founder, incredibleresults

partner

Luke is a co-founder of incredibleresults and an expert in partner profitability. With a solid back...

Ray Fleming

Education Industry Solution Executive, Microsoft

business partner

Ray has deep understanding of the unique challenges facing the education sector and plays a key role...

Kara Frederick

Board Member & General Partner, Fintech Australia & Reinventure

business

Kara Frederick is a Board member of Fintech Australia and General Partner at Reinventure Group, a ve...

Kelly Grigsby

Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham City Council

business

Kelly’s focus is on improving organisational structures, effectively implementing strategic plans an...

Craig Hajduk

Principal Program Manager on the Azure Blockchain Engineering, Microsoft

business partner

Craig’s technology career spans more than 18 years, where he has concentrated on emerging technologi...

Ramond Haynes

Practice Director Australia and New Zealand, DXC Eclipse

partner

Ray is the ANZ BI & Analytics Practice Director DXC Eclipse, a Microsoft Gold Partner. His career is...

David Heiner

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

business

David is responsible for regulatory affairs in relation to areas experiencing some of the greatest s...

Noah Herschman

Senior Architect, Retail Industry, Microsoft

business

Noah has been involved with ecommerce since its inception in the mid-1990s, and also has extensive e...

James Hunter

National Managing Partner, Markets and Growth, KPMG Australia

business

James is a partner and member of KPMG’s National Executive, with responsibility for all 18 Sectors a...

Gwyllim Jahn

Lecturer, RMIT Architecture and Urban Design School, RMIT

business

Gwyllim, with his design team, has developed a mixed reality workshop which examines how mixed reali...

Ann Johnson

Corporate Vice President Enterprise & Cybersecurity, Microsoft

business partner

Ann Johnson leads Enterprise & Cybersecurity at Microsoft and is a recognised industry leader with a...

Jordan Knight

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

partner

Jordan is an engineer in Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft. He works with organisations o...

Dr Simon Kos

Chief Medical Officer, World Wide Health, Microsoft

business partner

Dr. Simon Kos is the Chief Medical Officer, Worldwide Health, Microsoft. Kos joined Microsoft in 201...

Marcella Larsen

Retail Industry Solution Executive, Microsoft

business partner

Marcy works with retail, travel, hospitality and consumer goods businesses to develop and deploy pla...

Katherine Le Count

Director, Professional Services & Manufacturing, Microsoft

business

Katherine’s passion is building and supporting great teams in order to help Microsoft staff, custome...

Alfred Lizzio

Dean (Learning Futures) and Director of the Griffith Centre for Learning Futures, Griffith University

business

Professor Lizzio is an organisational psychologist who has consulted extensively on change managemen...

Richard McCarthy

General Manager, Sales & Product, Perpetual

business

Richard’s role is to grow Perpetual Corporate Trust’s business through new markets and product initi...

Tim McDonald

Executive Director, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA)

business

A highly respected educator, Tim believes that children are the future – but that to give them the b...

Steven Miller

Director of Commercial Channels, Microsoft Australia

partner

Steven Miller is Director of Commercial Channels in Microsoft Australia. Prior to this role, Steven ...

Cameron Newnham

Associate Lecturer, Industry Fellow, RMIT

business

Cameron explores how technology and architecture can intersect to extend the art of the possible. Us...

Natalie Nguyen

Chief Executive Officer, Hyper Anna

business

With a background in data science and analytics Natalie was one of the founders of Hyper Anna and is...

Jayne Opperman

General Manager of Business Integration, Group Technology, Westpac

business

Jayne is charged with ensuring that Westpac’s business unit technology strategies align with the ban...

Jason Pearce

General Manager, Technology, Snowden

business partner

With over 15 years’ experience delivering systems, software engineering and consulting services prim...

Bruce Rasmussen

Managing Director, Carpe Diem Consulting

partner

Bruce Rasmussen and his firm Carpe Diem Consulting have been assisting Microsoft Partners grow their...

Jonathan Reeve

E-commerce fulfilment consultant and author of Retail’s Last Mile

business

In an age where the traditional shopping trip is being disrupted by e-commerce, Jonathan helps organ...

Michael Ross

Chief Information Officer, Pact Group

business

As a business oriented leader and acknowledged change agent, Michael has been chief information offi...

Ben Shapiro

Business Leader in Digital Strategy, Marketing and Technology, Get Traction

partner

Ben Shapiro has a clear view of business situations, the capacity to simplify complex concepts, and ...

George Stavrakakis

Director, Public Sector, Microsoft

business

Throughout George’s broad and varied career, there has always been a consistent thread: a focus on t...

Gary Sterrenberg

Chief Information Officer, Department of Human Services

business

With experience in both the public and private sectors Gary is an ambitious visionary with a strong ...

Ryan Stott

Social Sales Enablement Program Manager, Digivizer

partner

Ryan is driven by a desire to enable sellers to streamline how they engage with customers and partne...

Mark Stuyt

Chief Engagement Officer, Neural Impact

partner

Mark Stuyt is the founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Neural Impact; a sales and marketing consu...

Duncan Taylor

Director, Financial Services, Microsoft

business

Duncan understands the challenges that financial services organisations face leveraging the cloud to...

Rob Taylor

Director, Telecoms & Media, Microsoft

business

Deeply grounded in business and technology innovation and transformation Rob works proactively with ...

Elaine van Bergen

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

partner

Elaine is a Technical Evangelist within the One Commercial Partner Team (OCP) at Microsoft based in...

Samantha Venturato

Head of Innovation and Program Management, Shine Corporate Ltd & CEO, Nerve Solutions Group (a Shine company)

business

Samantha is responsible for steering innovation and digital transformation efforts across the Shine ...

Nick Vildzius

Account Director, Linkedin

partner

With over a decade of experience leading account teams at the world’s leading technology publishers,...

Scott Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Infusions

partner

As the Founder and CEO of Digital Infusions, Scott Ward is considered a leader in the areas of innov...

Tom Whelan

General Manager Digital, Endeavour Drinks Group

business

Tom leads the team delivering a broad range of digital services including technology, digital market...

Dr Nic Woods

Health Industry Executive, Microsoft

business partner

Having spent over 20 years in clinical medicine and digital health, Nic is an evangelist for digital...