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Microsoft Summit 2017


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Professor Brian Cox

Physicist
OBE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Julia Atalla

Senior Director Surface Commercial Marketing, Microsoft

partner

Julia Atalla is senior director of Surface Commercial Marketing at Microsoft, shaping how technology...

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...

Lisa Barry

Senior Partner, KPMG

business

Lisa is a Senior Partner with KPMG and leads a team of Workforce Transformation experts skilfully co...

Joel Borellis

One Commercial Partner Technical Lead, Microsoft Worldwide

partner

Joel leads the strategy for partner technical success through Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner tea...

Joshua Boys

Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

partner

Josh Boys is the Azure business lead for Microsoft Australia. His passion lies in overhauling outdat...

Keith Brintzenhofe

Group Program Manager, Identity Services, Microsoft

partner

Keith Brintzenhofe is the Group Program Manager for the Microsoft Azure Active Director Identity & A...

David Carroll

Product Manager, Technology Platforms / CTO, Adelaide City Council

partner

David has nearly 30 years’ experience within Local Govt across disciplines including Finance, ICT In...

Nicolas Charritton

Sr Product Marketing Manager - Windows, MIicrosoft

partner

Nico’s background spans from engineering and finance to sales and marketing. For the last 6 years he...

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 ...

Rod Colledge

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

partner

A data platform thought leader passionate about data-driven digital transformation, Rod believes in ...

Sean Colvin

Partner, PWC

partner

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

Chris Congdon

Editor, 360 Magazine & Director, Global Research Communications

partner

In her work at Steelcase, Christine is deeply focused on the role of physical environments in shapin...

Andrew Cook

Sr Product Marketing Manager, Office, Microsoft

partner

Andrew Cook is a senior marketer with Microsoft Office focused on helping customers find the right s...

Aaron Cooper

 CO-founder and CEO, SalesPreso

partner

Aaron Cooper is co-founder and CEO of SalesPreso, an ISV that transforms sales and advice outcomes b...

Charles Cornish

Chief Executive Officer, DoseMe

business partner

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

Franck Dauche

Senior Program Manager, Identity Services, Microsoft

partner

Franck Dauché is a Sr. Program Manager Lead within the Identity Engineering division at Microsoft. I...

Luke Davey

Project Director – IOT, Snowdon Group

business

Luke has enjoyed a 20 year international technology career. He has seen both ends of the industry ha...

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...

Steve Davis

Head of Design - Cloud Software, VectorRisk Australia

partner

Steve began his career in 1988 developing risk solutions for bank treasury and risk departments. In ...

Alex de Gruiter

Public Sector Solution Architect, Microsoft

partner

Alex has worked in IT&T for over 20 years, with senior leadership positions in enterprise, systems i...

Luke Debono

Co-founder, incredibleresults

partner

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

Keith Evans

Group Advisor, Public Policy, Silver Chain Group

business

Keith is Group Advisor, Public Policy with the Silver Chain Group. Silver Chain’s mission is to pro...

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

General Partner, Reinventure Group

business

Kara Frederick is the General Partner at Reinventure Group, a venture capital firm backed by Westpac...

Greg Gale

National Security Officer, Microsoft

partner

Greg Gale is the National Security Officer for Microsoft Australia. Greg is responsible for security...

Aakash Gandhi

Senior Cloud Services Executive, Independent Consultant

partner

Aakash is a Senior Cloud Services Executive with specific experience building successful cloud servi...

Kelly Grigsby

Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham City Council

business

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

Matt Hall

Product Marketing Manager - Office, Microsoft

partner

Matt Hall is the global SMB strategy lead for Microsoft Office, based in Redmond. Prior to this role...

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...

Juha Hamalainen

Solutions Sales Professional, Marketing Solutions, Microsoft Asia

partner

Juha Hamalainen is the co-sell lead for Adobe at Microsoft Asia business apps team, bringing a wealt...

Ibrahim Hamza

Partner Marketing Advisor, Microsoft

partner

Ibrahim is a Partner Marketing Advisor within One Commercial Partner. He is focused on the partner o...

Dan Hawkins

IT Operations Manager (Global), Michael Hill

business

As IT Operations Manager (Global) for Michael Hill, Dan has a passion for managing and developing te...

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...

Ian Heard

Modern Workplace Lead, Microsoft 

partner

Ian is the Modern Workplace Lead at Microsoft Australia, responsible for the Go-to-Market leadership...

David Heiner

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

business

DAVID A. HEINER is Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft Corporation. Dave focuses on the societal i...

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...

Dr Steve Hodgkinson

CIO for the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

business

Steve is the CIO for the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services and Director of the Busines...

Mark Host

Public Sector Solution Specalist, MIcrosoft

partner

From the epicentre of government in Australia, Mark has spent the last 3 decades working hand-in-han...

Wayne Hunter

Director of Project Management Office, Department of Premier & Cabinet, South Australia

business

Wayne is focussed on delivering value through the successful implementation of transformational proj...

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...

James Kavanagh

Principle Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Global Ecosystem team

business partner

James is the senior engineering leader within the Microsoft Azure Global Ecosystem team, responsible...

Ginno Kelley

Head of Teaching and Research, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA)

business

Dr. Ginno Kelley is Head of Teaching and Research for Catholic Education Western Australia. In this ...

Monica Kelly

Transformation Lead, Microsoft Australia

partner

Monica is the Transformation Lead for Microsoft Australia leading the transformation of the Sales, M...

Jin Kim

Relationship Sales Solution Professional, Microsoft

partner

Jin Kim is the Sales Integration Lead for LinkedIn in the Global Black Belt (GBB) team. He brings a...

Jordan Knight

Software Engineer, 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...

Rob Lefferts

Partner Director of Program Management, Microsoft

tech

The workplace is transforming and today’s IT professionals are at the center of this transformation ...

Kai Lenz

Industry Lead, Financial Services Industry, Microsoft

partner

Kai’s remit is clear – to help banking decision makers accelerate business agility and innovation. W...

Yiming Li

Sr. Services Delivery Manager - Partner Technical Services, Customer Services and Support, Microsoft 

partner

Yiming specialises in managing partner services delivery and has run multiple projects to modernize ...

Brett Lightfoot

National Director Healthcare & State Director QLD/NT, Microsoft

business

Brett understands the challenges that healthcare organisations face leveraging the cloud to deploy t...

Selvan Loganathan

Voice Specialist, Microsoft

partner

Selvan Loganathan is a Voice Specialist at Microsoft and works with Enterprise and Government across...

Gabe Long

Senior Product Marketing Manager – Office, Microsoft

partner

Gabe Long is a Sr Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft focused on Product strategy for Microsoft 3...

Peter Low

Director, Cavalry

partner

Peter Low is the founder and Director of Cavalry, one Australia’s leading and fastest growing IT Clo...

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...

Andrew McCarthy

Account Executive, LinkedIn

partner

Andrew McCarthy is an enterprise sales manager for LinkedIn in Australia and New Zealand. Andrew was...

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...

Jeremy Medina

Chief Experience Officer, Flight Centre

business

Jeremy works with retail operations, IT, and marketing to use data and research to improve the custo...

Steven Miller

Director of Commercial Channels, Microsoft Australia

partner

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

Matt Minor

Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics, Blackmores

partner

Having worn many hats in his career, Matt’s experience across a diverse set of domains and industrie...

Lana Montgomery

Community Program Manager, Microsoft

partner

Lana is the Community Program Manager for the MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) and Regiona...

Chris Morris

Vice President, Asia Pacific, IDC

partner

Chris Morris is the Vice President for IDC's Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Cloud Services and Techn...

Cameron Newnham

Associate Lecturer, Industry Fellow, RMIT

business

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

Brenda O'Meara

Global Retail Industry Director, Microsoft

business

As Global Retail Industry Director, Brendan O’Meara is responsible for Microsoft solutions for the R...

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...

John Orrock

Founder & Investor, Future Now Ventures

partner

John is an entrepreneur with global experience in developed and emerging markets, playing a key advi...

Rei Paki

Head of Product and Design - Medical Director

partner

Rei uses the methods of design to help reframe the way technology solves customer needs and creates ...

Agnes Panosian

Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

partner

Agnes is no stranger to Data, having spent 26 years in the industry working in the domain of Data/BI...

Jason Pearce

General Manager, Technology, Snowden

business partner

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

Dr Chris Peiris

Director of Cybersecurity, Microsoft

partner

Chris is currently Director of Cybersecurity representing the Enterprise Cybersecurity Group in Aust...

Laszlo Peter

Director, Technology Advisory, KPMG

partner

Laszlo Peter is a Director in KPMG’s Technology Advisory practice and leads the firm’s Digital Ledge...

Mick Pollard

Digital Enablement, Oakton

partner

After a couple of decades in the ISP, Web Hosting and Cloud industry as a sysadmin / Infrastructure ...

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...

Scott Rigby

Head of Digital Transformation, Adobe, Asia Pacific

partner

Scott leads the digital transformation practice in Asia Pacific for Adobe. He has 20 years’ enterpri...

Amy Rixon

Chief People Officer, Melbourne IT Group

partner

Amy Rixon is Chief People Officer of Melbourne IT Group. Since joining the Executive Team in 2014, s...

Michael Ross

Chief Information Officer, Pact Group

business

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

Charlotte Rowe

Service Delivery Manager – Microsoft Services; One Commercial Partner

partner

Charlotte specialises in enabling partners to deliver digital transformation with Microsoft Premier ...

Desmond Russell

Territory Channel Manager, Microsoft

partner

Digital transformation is not simply about technology—it requires business leaders to re-envision ex...

Damon Scarr

Director of Partner Sales, Digital Marketing, Adobe, Asia Pacific

partner

Damon Scarr is Director of Partner Sales, Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific at Adobe. He works acros...

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 ...

Nalin Shukla

Principal Program Manager, Business applications group, Microsoft

partner

As a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Business applications group, Nalin is involved in some...

Joseph Smith

Director Cloud Products Business, Optus Business

partner

Joseph Smith is the Director Cloud Products Business, Singtel-Optus. His goal for organisations is t...

Hayden Stafford

Global Vice President Business Applications, Microsoft

partner

Hayden drives worldwide sales for Microsoft's flagship integrated, intelligent cloud business soluti...

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...

David Vander

Worldwide Industry Lead Services, Microsoft

business

David Vander is the WW Industry Lead for Microsoft Services. In this role, David is responsible for ...

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,...

Ben Vollmer

Worldwide Field Service Sales Leader, Microsoft

partner

Ben has been helping people with their Customer Experience journey for 20 years. Ben helps customers...

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...

Jenny Wilson

Digital and Services Lead, Microsoft Australia

business partner

Jenny Wilson leads the Services Organisation for Microsoft Australia, focused on advising and implem...

Dr Chelsea Wise

Head of Forward Deployed Data Science, Hyper Anna

business

Chelsea is Head of Forward Deployed Data Science at Hyper Anna, one of the fastest growing startups ...

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...

Darren Younger

Chief Growth Officer, Lakeba

partner

Darren is an experienced innovator who works with our clients and global team to identify opportunit...