Have you signed up to our Speakers Bureau yet? We are always on the lookout for industry speakers, and this is an excellent way to showcase AIMIA members who wish to raise their profile within the Digital Industry by speaking at events.
If you are an AIMIA Member and want to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Jamieson, Partner and Innovation Director, leads search strategies in the channels of search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click (PPC) marketing and the combined technical scope of social media marketing (SMM) and Facebook advertising.
Andy spent six years at eBay and Fairfax Digital, leading search and online creative campaigns, global affiliate marketing channels and new distribution deals. He built the search strategies of household brands such as eBay.com.au, MyCareer.com.au, Domain.com.au and Drive.com.au. Today he is a guest lecturer at UTS Ad School and speaks at industry events such as Search Engine Room, Search School, CeBIT.
Anthony brings over 15 years experience in integrated marketing and advertising, having worked with some of Australia’s top agencies including Leo Burnett, George Patterson Bates, Wunderman and JWT.
He has developed and implemented successful marketing campaigns for recognised brands including Ford, National Australia Bank, Nestle, Sensis, Village Roadshow and Lenovo.
At Next Digital, Anthony is charged with working with our team and clients to develop integrated marketing programs and identify opportunities to maximise the digital marketing channel.
The future of digital marketing
Antony McGregor Dey, a recognised leader in the Australian mobile industry was recently appointed to the Victorian working committee for MEGA (Mobile Enterprise Growth Alliance), is on the advisory board for the State government's Mobility Victoria industry cluster, and heads up Mobile Monday Melbourne. He has over 10 years experience in the Australian mobile industry; including work with Hutchinson, Optus, RSL COM, and Vodafone. He was the chief technical officer of a mobile software development firm specialising in mobile streaming solutions, and the director of a UK based direct marketing and Promotions Company.
QMCODES is a mobile marketing company specialising in QR codes and related services for print media publishers, backed by leading technology entrepreneurs. QMCODES is pioneering new ways for brands to connect with their audience on the most personal of channels - the mobile phone. 2D Barcodes have the power to turn print into direct response, revolutionising the way advertisers think about integrated campaigns, and converged media. In 2008, QMCODES received funding from Film Victoria to assist the development of its mobile content enabling platform.
Billy Tucker has over 15 years’ experience in Consumer Electronics and the Online industry, including leading the establishment of an online business for the Comm Bank in the UK, running Xbox operations and support in Europe, running ninemsn's Partnerships business, heading up Microsoft's Search business in Asia Pacific and leading Microsoft's consumer & on-line strategy for Australia.
Billy lead the creation of Cudo and is now the CEO. Cudo is a venture from Australia’s biggest IT and media companies – Microsoft, PBL Media and ninemsn. At the helm of Cudo, Billy is working to change the way Australians shop online by harnessing collective buying power and passing on the benefits of bulk buying to the consumer.
Bridget Candy is a communication marketing professional with more than ten years experience across a broad range of leading consumer focused clients.
Bridget is Director of the Brands team at Sydney office of global PR consultancy Burson-Marsteller. Her wide ranging experience means she is an expert when it comes to brand awareness, experiential marketing, corporate communications strategy and counsel, crisis management, media relations, sponsorship leveraging and event management. Bridget has extensive knowledge in document/collateral production including the design, writing and delivery.
Bridget has also worked as the PR Manager at Pernod Ricard NZ. While there she worked with the marketing team to develop strategic brand plans for 14 core brands and was also involved in the successful launch of four new brands to market, one of which rocketed to the top five of its segment within six months.
Before that Bridget worked for Oxygen Business Solutions, an Australasian SAP consulting firm, where her focus was developing and delivering the company's major marketing and communications plan and developing strategic partnerships. Previous to this position she was based in London where she worked for global PR firm Financial Dynamics for a number of years, specialising in M & A communications and stakeholder messaging.
Carolyn boasts an extensive background in digital media in the Australian, UK and US markets. She has vast experience in client development and management joining Eyeblaster from News Digital Media where she was group sales manager. Prior to News Digital Media, Ms. Bollaci was group sales manager for ninemsn. At ninemsn she led a sales team in driving initiatives to achieve national sales goals and build on customer and partner relationships. Ms. Bollaci has also worked as an account manager for Microsoft in her native United States where she managed key advertising accounts on MSN, providing strategic marketing consultation and worked towards identifying additional revenue generating opportunities.
Dale McCarthy has worked at the forefront of the digital media industry since 1996, including 12 years with Fairfax Media, where she is currently Director of Strategy & Corporate Development in the Marketplaces division that has over 480 staff and includes the digital transaction businesses RSVP, Stayz, Tenderlink, InvestSMART and the classified businesses Domain, Drive, APM and MyCareer.
In this role Dale helps set the strategic agenda for the division, overseeing operational and corporate strategy as well as M&A. Dale has been involved in numerous digital joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions for Fairfax including The Weather Company, TheVine, OMG, FindaBabySitter, Tenderlink and Occupancy. She is Chairman of the board of OMG and is actively involved in integrating new acquisitions into the company.
Her previous roles with Fairfax Media have included Chief Marketing Officer of Fairfax Digital and General Manager of RSVP.com.au.
Dale developed Australia’s first University accredited course on Internet Advertising with UTS in the late 90’s, was awarded Internet Pioneer of the Year at the Yahoo Internet Awards in 2000, was named in the Top 10 Most Influential People in eMarketing by B&T and was recently selected to be on the Prime Minister’s ICT Industry Taskforce to develop a vision for the ICT economy to 2020.
Damian has over 15 years experience in the communications and marketing field in both Europe and Asia, most recently as Regional Director of Digital and CRM with Arc Worldwide, based in Singapore. He joined MassMedia Studios in 2007 as Managing Director for Traction.
Prior to this he was working as Managing Director (Singapore) and Regional CRM Director (APAC) with Profero, and spent five and a half years with Wunderman in SE Asia as Client Services Director and Strategy Director for SE Asia in the Philippines and Singapore.
This experience has given him a wide-ranging experience in all aspects of digital and direct communications at both national and international levels across multiple channel and communication fields; both B2B and B2C.
He has worked on campaign planning as well as direct and digital strategic development for numerous clients, including multinationals such as Microsoft, Diageo and Canon. A key focus has been on the automotive and the communications field as well as consumer accounts such as McDonalds, SKII, Citibank and Hewlett-Packard.
Leading the Australian digital team at the Sydney office of global PR consultancy Burson-Marsteller, Daniel Young is a specialist technology communications consultant. Daniel also leads the company’s Technology practice, delivering digital and communications advice and solutions to clients in a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, enterprise IT, healthcare and FMCG.
An active blogger, Dan keeps up to date with emerging social media trends, practices and tools. He helps clients in Australia understand the implications of these developments and works with them to develop strategies that engage target audiences via a broad array of digital, search and social media channels.
Dan’s experience spans corporate, consumer and B2B communications working for blue-chip companies with a primary focus on the technology sector. He holds a degree in Politics from the University of Liverpool.
In her current role as Director of Complete the Picture Consulting, Marisa provides applied business research, strategy and analysis to businesses in the mobile, other digital, new technology and services industries. Marisa has been involved in designing, implementing and managing research projects that provide real insights for clients in these industries for almost 20 years.
She has been the author and co-manager of the AIMIA Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index Survey (AMPLI), since it was first established 7 years ago. She also instigated Australia’s involvement in worldwide initiatives like the Worldwide Mobile Data Survey.
Her practical experience is complemented by a Doctorate in the area of forecasting demand for break through products and a Masters Degree by research in the area of branding. She is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide.
Marisa enjoys sharing with others the insights and case studies that are the result of her work (and life!) experiences. She has presented at local and international industry and academic conferences and workshops, and been published in a range of different journals.
Gabby Shaw is Research & Strategic Lead in ABC Innovation. She has worked in media related research for 12 years. Prior to joining the ABC Gabby worked as Research Manager for a global research company specialising in media analysis and has also worked as a writer, TV production manager and a private investigator.
Gabby leads research and strategy for the ABC's Innovation division, which is all about extending the ABC's reach using new technologies and platforms. Gabby's focus is on understanding the shifts taking place around new technology and media consumption to ensure the ABC continues to develop content and services that are relevant to today's audiences. Gabby works across audience and industry research and analysis, policy and funding, and scoping and management of new technology projects.
Geof joined Alcatel in 1994, bringing with him over two decades of telecommunications experience. He has held a number of senior positions across APAC marketing and business development, supporting IP based broadband transformation and application advancements across the region.
Geof is well known as one of Alcatel-Lucent’s “futurists”, an expert and regular commentator on the high speed broadband enabled services, applications and new business models emerging globally.
He is a member of the Australian Senior Leadership Team. His current responsibilities include leading its engagements into the Retail Service Provider market – an emerging eco-system growing out of the country’s Digital Economy and national broadband network developments. Geof regularly engages with and consults to various government agencies and other industry sectors in areas including broadband (fixed and mobile), convergence, the media, telecommunications regulation and policy.
Geof is also a board member of a theatrical production company based in Hobart, Tasmania, and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Sydney.
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent Geof has held a number of engineering, design and product management roles across electronics, telecommunications and software development, and has also held the position of Risk Manager for a major defense project.
Guy has been working in online marketing, web development and digital strategy for over 10 years. As Production Manager at Gruden he overseas the delivery of all the agency's projects, for a wide range of leading blue chip and household name clients.
Guy is the Founder and Director of The Project Factory, a cross-platform digital entertainment company, and National President for AIMIA.
Guy has been working in digital media since the late 80’s which means he could build a Commodore 64 game if you wanted. He has worked for the BBC, FOXTEL, BigPond, The Guardian, Channel Nine and ACP Magazines, FoxKids, Penguin Books.
He has spoken at, and chaired, conferences in the US, Australia, UK and Europe. His experience covers cross-platform film and television production, multiplayer online games, virtual worlds, mobile and social media.
Guy has been on the judging panel of BAFTA's interactive awards in the UK, the Webby’s in the US, and the World Summit Awards.
James Cleary is CTO and an executive director of Amethon, an Australian mobile analytics provider. James co-founded the business in 2000, taking the business from start-up, through several rounds of investment, to an emerging global leader in mobile content tracking and analytics solutions. Amethon has mobile analytics customers in Australia, North America, Europe and India.
Within mobile web analytics, he works with content publishers and operators to grow mobile data and content revenue through real-time intelligence of subscriber interaction with the mobile internet. Recently this has involved analysis of off-deck traffic, handset applications, streaming media, data consumption and mobile advertising campaigns.
Jane Huxley is currently General Manager of the Media division within Fairfax Digital. In this role Jane is responsible for extending the company's position as Australia's leading provider of online news and information. This includes setting and executing a news leadership strategy across all mastheads. (SMH.com.au, TheAge.com.au, WAToday.com.au and Brisbanetimes.com.au), and directing its consumer marketing, mobile and video business units.
Jane brings to Fairfax Digital more than 18 years strategic business and marketing experience, having previously worked at international organizations including Vodafone and DigitalOne. For over fifteen years she held various technical, sales and marketing positions with Microsoft, including Director of Partner Group and Director of its Desktop Applications (Office and Windows) Group.
Jason co-founded Bullseye Digital in 2000, and has developed the company into one of Australia's largest digital services agencies. His career spans over 15 years, and includes experience in the multimedia and interactive industries in Australia and the UK at Zivo, Compuserve and AOL.
Jason is also a certified Google Advertising Professional specialising in all forms of digital marketing and website design, and was one of the first graduates in Australia with credentials in multimedia design.
With a diverse background in online marketing, design and multimedia, Jason is now 'go to' man for clients such as Blackmores, ANZ, Roche, Coca-Cola, Masterfoods and the NSW Government when they want to develop cutting-edge digital marketing campaigns and strategies.
Jason is now regarded as a leading authority on how brands and businesses can communicate effectively online. He is often called upon by the media to make predictions and add his comments on the subject, and he is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and events.
- Marketing to Kids Online
- Online Marketing Effectiveness
- Digital Marketing and Developing its Role in Developing Ongoing Conversations with the Customer
- Public Sector Digital Marketing: now and in the Future
- Social Media Marketing
- Social Media Monitoring
- Behavioural Technologies and Targeting
- Bachelor of Arts (Hon) University of Western Sydney
John Galloway is Vodafone's Head Of National Sales For Mobile Advertising. John has held this position for the past twelve months. During this time the Vodafone mobile advertising team has run over 104 mobile marketing campaigns which include some of Australian best known brands including: Coca-Cola, Pepsi, 20th century fox, Paramount pictures, Foxtel, Holden, HSBC etc .
Last year the Vodafone mobile advertising team was awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan's best practice award for market leadership in mobile advertising. Additionally Vodafone was quoted as taking 40% share of the Australian mobile advertising market.
Prior to joining Vodafone John was the managing partner of MediaMe a specialist mobile marketing company. John has an extensive media background and has held senior digital positions at News Corp and Fairfax.
Jon has 14 years experience working in the mobile arena. He is an expert in the business and technical issues of developing and managing innovative mobile products and services.
Before joining MIA this involved developing and managing content services at Telstra in Australia.
Prior to joining Telstra, Jon worked as Commercial Manager, Strategic Partnerships at T-Mobile (UK); where he managed third party application providers, content and messaging inter-connect. This included developing the commercial model for and setting up the first Premium SMS services on the T-Mobile network.
Before T-Mobile, he worked at Schlumberger Sema and was the co founder of a start up specialising in mobile content delivery software.
Jye Smith is the Digital Strategist for Weber Shandwick and is responsible for creating and leading digital communication strategies across Australia. Previously to this he was the Head of Social Media for Switched On Media.
Ken has a background in mechanical engineering and computer science. He has worked extensively in railways, in the mining industry and conducted research in teleoperation and mobile computing. He is currently developing web services including VotApedia and developing interfaces for teleoperating mining equipment. Ultimately mining may be controlled from virtual worlds like Second Life.
Kerry's enthusiasm for new technologies led to her digital role in 1994 when Ogilvy founded their New Media department. With over 15 years experience in the digital realm she has had the pleasure of working with some of the world's leading blue chip brands with experience across all digital platforms. Well-respected in the industry, Kerry is the Chairperson for the Media Federation of Australia's Digital Committee.
Kirsty is Director, Strategy and Operations of the Transactions Divisions at Fairfax Digital. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the RSVP, Stayz, InvestSmart, and Australian Property Monitors businesses as well as their day-to-day operations.
While at Fairfax Digital, Kirsty has also held the position of General Manager of Stayz.com.au - the number one website for holiday rentals in Australia. Prior to this, she was Marketing Director - Media for Fairfax Digital where she developed and executed the consumer and trade marketing strategy across 12 of the company’s news, finance and entertainment brands.
Kirsty has worked in the digital media industry for 10 years. She has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Business in Communications from the Queensland University of Technology.
Melanie heads up Nielsenâs customised research of cross-platform media consumption.
Melanie started her research career in London during the days of the dot com boom in the late â90s, with an online computer games service and âe-tailerâ. She has specialised in conducting research to understand and measure online consumer behaviour since 1999, and joined Nielsenâs online division in Sydney at the beginning of 2003.
Melanie authors numerous studies and reports which focus on digital and cross-platform behaviour including Nielsenâs Australian Connected Consumers Report, Southeast Asian Digital Consumer Report and The Australian Automotive Report. She also launched Nielsenâs inaugural Australian Social Media Study in 2006 and Business Social Media Index in 2010.
Melanie is a regular speaker at industry and client events and gets out and about on a national roadshow during March and April each year, following the annual publication of The Australian Connected Consumer Report.
Michael is Head of Online for Telstra's Small and Medium Business group and oversees strategy, development, and management of the Telstra Business Web Portal, Mobile Portal and related online services. Michael began his career in finance with the Investment Banking firm Lehman Brothers in Boston Massachusetts and spent the next 10 years in the finance industry.
He left Wall Street to become Executive Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development for the startup syndicated research and consulting firm World Research Advisory. A successful relationship with America Online eventually led to joining the company in 1999 as Executive Director of the AOL Devices group. At AOL he developed initial business strategy and subsequent partnerships for the “AOL Anywhere” program.
Among other initiatives, he was responsible for bringing the AOL experience to wireless devices including the AOL Communicator built by Research In Motion.
In 2002, after leaving AOL, following the acquisition of Time Warner inc., he joined Research In Motion (maker of Blackberry wireless devices) which brought him to Sydney as Director of Emerging Markets.
In 2004 he began the process of becoming a permanent Australian resident and by 2005 was granted a permanent visa allowing me to live and work in Australia. As Executive Vice President of the startup mobile marketing company bCODE I oversaw the development and launch of the bCODE mobile ticketing solution before joining Telstra in October 2006.
Senior online and business strategy and business development executive with a successful background in product and service development. Experience with executing joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances for both established as well as startup companies.
Strong practical experience with:
- Internet/Online Services
- Wireless Technologies
- Network Management
- Product and Personnel Development
- Sales and Sales Management
- Business Strategy
As Head of Performance Advertising, APAC, for AdMob, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile advertising networks, Mike is responsible for strategies that drive strong returns on investment for premium advertisers in various mobile content fields. He also handles business development in the region, identifying and executing on monetization opportunities among mobile publishers.
Prior to joining AdMob, Mike was Senior Technical Manager for Asia Pacific at Netbiscuits, one of the world’s leading B2B web software platforms for the creation of mobile portals. In this role he led the portal conceptualization phase and managed the development life cycle for premium media companies and agencies
Paul has an extensive Television, Radio, Online and Creative career
He spent 6 years at the BBC in London in a number of roles, from World Service Radio audio production, Network and Studio Directing, Promo Creation and Live Children's Television Production. He worked on the full range of BBC Television services including some of the pioneer work with BBC World service Television
In 1995 Paul came to Australia and joined the Seven Network as a senior Network Promo Producer. Here he launched a large number of key programmes and produced award winning Network sales reels.
In 1999 Paul joined Fairfax working across f2 and then Fairfax Digital in various roles with the leading news sites smh.com.au and the age.com.au, including Marketing, Multimedia and video production. By the time he left as Director, Fairfax Digital Productions he was leading all the video production and commercial operations for the Fairfax portfolio of services across news and classifieds. During his time he pioneered new approaches in online journalism including multiskilled video journalists who shoot, edit and present. Some highlights included the first online coverage of the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.
He moved to FOXTEL in 2006 as the General Manager, Interactive TV services - He and his team have led a resurgence and growth in Interactive television with a focus on making iTV simpler and cheaper to create for channels. The portfolio of services include the international award winning Sky News Active, Weather Active, Sports Active, Fox Sports News Active, Air Active, tabactive, recommendation tool iSuggest, Interactive advertising and channel interactive services. His team work closely with channel partners to continue to create entertaining Red Button services, including a move into social media with the Chat application with Australia’s Next Top Model.
Pippa Leary is the Managing Director of Media for Fairfax Digital. She runs the Media Sales, Marketing, Technology, Product, Business Development, Multimedia Productions and Mobile Services departments of Fairfax Digital.
Fairfax Digital is the interactive division of John Fairfax Holdings – publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review among others titles.
Pippa is responsible for growing revenue and audience usage of The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au) and The Age (theage.com.au), Brisbane Times, W.A. Today, The Vine, Trading Room, Money Manager, Real Footy, Rugby Heaven and many more Fairfax Digital sites. Her team works closely with the editorial team to ensure the Fairfax network of news sites remain the #1 online news Network in Australia. Her responsibilities include product management, syndication, business development, multimedia, editorial production, membership, marketing and technology.
Rhys Hayes is the Founder and Managing Director of breakthrough digital agency, IE. With agency of record clients across the FMCG, retail, government, environmental sustainability and non-profit sectors, the full service digital agency is pioneering a new form of digital planning. IE's highly consultative approach to the digital Account Planning process provides organisations with a clear digital roadmap; linking their core business objectives with online media use and consumer behaviour in the digital age. In addition to Account Planning, IE provides leading usability, creative, production and management services to clients including Hoyts, Movember, Mitre 10, Victorian Government, VECCI, Snooze, Sustainability Victoria, The Good Guys, Sensis, Telstra Media and Mars Australia. Rhys and his team are committed to developing digital agency of record partnerships with clients who embrace the change and opportunity that digital can provide.
Ricky Sutton is Head of Video at Fairfax Digital, where he and his 22-strong team provide news, sport, entertainment and business video to more than six million Australians.
Ricky has been a senior journalist for more than 20 years during which time he has run the news desk of the world’s best-selling paper, launched and run several of Australia and the UK’s largest and most profitable websites and worked as an advisor to multiple media CEOs.
His businesses combined have more than 11 million readers and generate more than $20 million-a-year from advertising, subscription and transactions.
Riges Younan is founder and CEO of 2Vouch, a social recruiting company. He is a career recruiter with over 12 years of experience in executive search and recruiting; and has been responsible for 5 successful start-ups in Australia, London and New York.
Riges is an expert in employee referral programs and has a passion for using technology to efficiently drive talent sourcing.
Sally has been involved in the digital & online industry since the mid-90's. She is co-founder of LaVolta consulting, a specialist recruitment consultancy working in partnership with businesses in the online and convergent media space.
LaVolta has 3 business practices, Creative & Production, Business & Marketing and Senior Executive and is the Australian partner to Aravati Global search network, which affords a global presence across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.
Sally is also an active committee member of AIMIA NSW, co-founder of the networking & knowledge events; The FED with Mike Walsh and The Domain with Brad Howarth. She writes for a number of industry magazines and has been a guest speaker and moderator on a number of occasions. She also co-produces the Inspiration series with Steve Granger on 'how did they get to where they are today'.
Mid 90's, Sally co-founded Mills Harding, the first specialist recruitment consultancy in Australia to focus on the Internet industry.
Scott-Bradley Pearce is the Director and owner of One In Ten Productions, a Sydney based digital media consulting business specialising in digital video and IPTV. Scott has been working in the digital industry since the launch of both the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh. He was there before the digital big bang, before the beginning of time as we know it: before Netscape.
Scott has the unique role of being involved in high level strategic planning whilst still remaining hands on with the implementation of deployments. Today he works with client’s business strategy teams to extend brands, with a specific focus on the development of effective video strategies that reflect the best practice for IP video.
Simon has spent the past twenty-five years in a range of executive management, advisory, training & facilitation roles in industries as diverse as manufacturing, science & medicine, law, HR & recruitment, local state & federal government, banking & finance, commercialisation of IP, investment banking, transport, agriculture & horticulture, hospitality & catering, IT&T, retail and franchising.
His focus during that time has been on organisational optimisation and restructure – getting the best out of people and organisations in a sustainable fashion. This has involved startups, restructures, rejuvenating organisations that have slowed down or collapsed and, on other occasions, gaining the full synergies from an acquisition path. It has included corporatisation of public and private sector entities, creating hybrid public/private sector collaborations and breaking rigid thinking down to allow for creative strategy (and subsequent implementation) to flow. Simon has a unique way of making the most complex strategy appear easily attainable.
Simon is currently doing a stint as CEO at rivusTV and is driving its core strategy at that is changing the way business, government, sports and performers use online video to improve their outcomes. rivusTV provides a user-operated platform that is simple, portable and de-bunks the myth that video streaming is expensive and needs to be handled by a specialist organisation. This approach allows anyone looking to communicate, update, monetise video content or position themselves with customers to do so in a secure environment at a fraction of the price formerly payable.
Speciality speaker topics include (but not limited to) -
- De-bunking video streaming myths: It's not what the big guys say it is!
- Why you should be charging for your video content
- Video Content Syndication: a unique alternative
- Corporate Communication made easy
With more than 15 years experience in Australia and the US, Simon advises clients such as Qantas, News Corp, Vodafone, BMW and Telstra with regards to effective permission-based communications, maximising ROI from email, and incorporating email, mobile and cross channel marketing into their marketing mix. He is also passionate about providing assistance to the next generation of Australian marketers.
Simon has spoken and lectured on email marketing around the world, at events such as Ad:Tech, ADMA Forum, DMA /EEC(USA), and as part of educational programmes such as AFA & ADMA. He also writes about effective email marketing for retailers in publications such as Marketing Magazine. Simon is a member of the DMA's Digital Council, the US DMA Email Council, and the exclusive US-based Inbox Insiders Group.
Steve Baty, UX Strategist, has over 13 years’ experience in the design and delivery of e-business products and services. Steve is a well-known practitioner in the area of experience strategy and architecture, with extensive skills in research, analysis and strategy.
Steve is a regular contributor to UXMatters.com; serves as an editor and contributor to interaction design magazine Johnny Holland (johnnyholland.org), and is the founder of UX Book Club - a world-wide initiative bringing together user experience practitioners in 43 locations to read, connect and discuss books on user experience design.
Steve has, over the past five years, led user experience teams to develop online strategies and experience architectures for clients across a broad spread of industries including: tourism, travel, transport, consumer electronics, manufacturing, government, and the arts. His latest project - for the NSW Department of Education & Training - involved the research, analysis, and strategy for the staff intranet, supporting the day-to-day activities of 120,00+ people.
Steve holds post-graduate degrees in electronic commerce (M.Ec) and business administration (MBA) from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management; and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Applied Physical Mathematics & Applied Statistics) from UTS.
Todd Lynton is Managing Director of Cisco Consumer Products in Australia and New Zealand. In his role Todd oversees the sales and marketing functions as well as business unit operations of the Cisco consumer products which include Flip video and Linksys.
Todd has more than 19 years experience in the consumer sector, having spent 12 years in management roles at Polaroid and Olympus Australia, and most recently as director of a premium lights company, Special Lights, where he was responsible for operations and a growth strategy for the wholesale and retail divisions.
He has a commerce degree in marketing and finance from the University of NSW.
Tony joined Adobe in November 2010 as the Director of Enterprise Sales for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The Enterprise Sales team covers a solutions portfolio including Creative Suite, Acrobat, LiveCycle, Day and Omniture.
He has been working with his team to successfully drive and implement a number of significant solutions in the ANZ region incorporating Adobe solutions for digital publishing, customer experience management and enterprise licensing.
Tony says: “I love the fact that Adobe is able to help its customer’s think about and create the next generation of digital experiences. We are enabling our enterprise customers to streamline the way they currently do business and create differentiated and engaging digital experience for their customers.”
He was drawn to Adobe because it has an innovative culture that strives for excellence and works closely to understand and assist its customers.
Prior to Adobe, Tony held a number of leadership roles at Microsoft Australia over an eight year period culminating in the position of Group Manager – Corporate Accounts. With a focus on sales teams, Tony was previously responsible for the enterprise partner business, the partner sales team and the developer tools business during his time with Microsoft.
Previous companies he has worked for include BEA Systems, GE Information Services and Federal Express.
Tony has over 20 years leadership and sales experience and has a BBus in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney.
Vijay is a Senior User Experience Architect at Fairfax Digital. Currently, he is working on product development for Fairfax Digital's classifieds businesses, including Drive, Domain and Mycareer, championing the user experience for each brand's corresponding trade and consumer applications. For the past 6 years, Vijay has worked in the industry as a usability specialist and a project manager. In consulting roles, he has directed user experience projects across a diverse range of industries, including finance, travel, media, energy, telecommunications, not-for-profit and government organisations.
Viveka Weiley is an interaction designer and visualisation geek with a background in virtual worlds. He joined the Creativity and Cognition Studios at UTS in September 2006 to begin research into tools for distributed creative collaboration in mixed real/virtual environments.
Viveka has been working in the interactive media industry since 1994, primarily in telepresence and online communities. In 2002 he co-founded Ping, a geospatial virtual reality company. He is past chair of Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH and a member of the formation committee for the upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia conference series.
Viveka sports a Bachelor of Design from UNSW CoFA, and a B.Sci in Information Technology with First Class Honours and the University Medal from UTS. He is inspired by the work of Peter Morville on findability, Don Norman on user experience and Edward Tufte on information design. More recently he has been stealing ideas from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Paul Dourish and Bill Buxton.
Wayn began his career in the field of Bioinformatics before focusing his attention on specializing in Search Engine Optimization and User Interface Design through his own Web Development Consultancy - Lucid Creations. Through Lucid Creations Wayn assisted Mostyle by enhancing the Mobile SEO capabilities throughout the Mostyle Platform. Wayn later joined Mostyle in early 2008 as Online Marketing Manager with the aim of fine-tuning Mostyle's User Experience and also to expand Mostyle's online global presence.
Wendy Hogan was appointed Vice President & Managing Director of CNET Networks Australia in 2001.
In this position, she is responsible for CNET Networks Australia’s operations and directing the growth of its web site properties Builder AU (www.builderau.com.au), CNET.com.au, GameSpot AU (www.gamespot.com.au), ZDNet Australia (www.zdnet.com.au), Builder AU (www.builderau.com.au), TV.com (www.tv.com) and AppleSource (www.applesource.com.au). Wendy also manages the operations of CNET Direct which offers one-to-one marketing services and CNET Channel, which provides trusted on-demand product information.
Wendy joined CNET Networks Australia in 1999 working in various roles before her current appointment. Under her leadership, Wendy has grown of the company from a team of 5 to 65 full-time staff in 2008. Her strategy and direction has been instrumental in CNET Networks’ successful expansion in Australia. This includes the successful launch of CNET.com.au and GameSpot AU in response to the increasing demand by Australian consumers for localised content. CNET Networks Australia’s properties are the prime source of information and entertainment attracting an audience of over three million Australians per month.