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Ian McClelland

Managing Director, The Guardian Australia

Ian McClelland is Managing Director of Guardian Australia and is responsible for all commercial and operational aspects of the Guardian’s Australian business. Ian’s previous position was advising FremantleMedia Australia’s regional CEOs with their digital strategy and business development. He was previously Senior Vice-President of New Media for RTL Group, Europe’s largest entertainment network, and worked for eight years at Turner Broadcasting, a company whose assets include CNN, TCM and Cartoon Network. Ian started his career as a founder of one of the first web agencies in the UK, Wax New Media.



Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Seb Chan

Chief Experience Officer (CXO), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Ian McClelland

Managing Director, The Guardian Australia

Dr Genevieve Bell

Vice President, Intel Fellow, Corporate Strategy Office, Intel Corporation

Tom Uglow

Creative Director of Google's Creative Lab

Jonathan Holloway

Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival

Angus Keene

Twitter, Australia

Neil Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Velocity Flyer

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ed Harrison


Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

John Batistich

Director, Marketing & Digital, Scentre Group (Westfield Shopping Centres)

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Helen Souness

Managing Director, Etsy (Australia & Asia)

Ambarish Mitra

CEO & Co-Founder, Blippar

Jayant Murty

Director, Strategy, Media and Integrated Marketing, Intel (Asia Pacific)

Royce Akers

Editor, VICE

Kerry Taylor

Senior Vice President, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount), Chief Marketing Officer for VIMN UK

Michael Brand

Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Leigh Small

Chief Executive, Sydney Film Festival

Ed Smith

Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Foxtel

Marc Fennell

Presenter, Download this Show, ABC

Creel Price

Founder and Chairman, Club Kidpreneur

Michael Rodrigues

CEO, Time Out (Australia)

Katie Rigg-Smith

CEO, Mindshare Australasia

Lisa Havilah

Director, Carriageworks

Lawrence Crumpton

Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft

Richard Evans

Advisor for Arts and Culture, Barangaroo Delivery Authority

Simon Crerar

Australia Editor, BuzzFeed

Paula Bray

DX Lab Leader, State Library of New South Wales

Danielle Harvey

Head of International Development & Senior Producer - Talks & Ideas, Sydney Opera House.

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, & REMIX Summits

Ross Gibson

Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research, University of Canberra

Cameron Adams

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Canva

Antuong Nguyen


Dr Ken Hudson

Chief Idea Officer & Author of Speed Thinking & The Idea Accelerator

Janet Carr

Creator and Series Producer of Good Game, ABC

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, & REMIX Summits

Rhett Wade-Ferrell

Director, Film-maker, Uncle Friendly

Henry Cho

UX Director, IRL Gaming

Marcus Westbury

Writer, Broadcaster, CEO, Collingwood Arts Precinct & Founder of Renew Australia

Jo Pretyman

Founder, iManifest

Sherre DeLys

Documentary, Sound Art Producer, ABC RN

Russ Tucker

National Creative Director Whybin \ TBWA \ Digital Arts Network and Eleven PR.

Nick Wailes

Professor, MBT Director and Head of AGSM Online at University of New South Wales

Alan Crabbe

Co-founder and Director, Pozible

Ross Harley

Director and Dean, UNSW Art & Design

Kate Russell

Strategic Accounts Director, Blippar

Mark Davy

Founder, Futurecity

Rachel Healy

Executive Manager, Culture for the City of Sydney

Michael Parry

Director, Public Engagement, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Mary Darwell

Executive Director, Arts NSW

Matt Tindale

Director, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn

Councillor Jess Scully

Knowledge Exchange Strategist

Steph Harmon

Culture Editor, The Guardian

Matt Ravier

Director, The Festivalists

Declan Lee

Director & Co-Founder Gelato Messina

Clare Downes

Founder, Secret Garden Festival

John Richardson

Director of Development, Art Gallery of NSW

Nikita Agzarian

GM, Giant Dwarf

Rich Fogarty

Founder and Publisher, Concrete Playground

Kate Dezarnaulds

Head of Partnerships TEDxSydney

Daniel Flynn

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Thankyou Movement

Paul X. McCarthy

Author, Online Gravity

Fred McConnell

Deputy Video Editor, The Guardian

Matt Branagan

Co-Founder, Work-Shop

Michael Dagostino

Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Jon Soong

Co-Founder & CEO, Makers Empire

Sven Almenning

Owner, Eau de Vie + Experimental Spirits Co

Sally Hill

Co-founder, Wildwon

Martin Hoelzl

Manager Strategic Services, Haworth

Tony Armstrong

Head of Occupier Consultancy, CBRE

Lino Caccavo

Divisional Development Manager, AMP Capital

Matt Jackson

Founder, Affectors

Richard Aedy

Presenter, ABC, The Media Report

Cassie McCullagh

Presenter, ABC RN, Best of the Festivals & The List

Simon Swaney

Managing Director, Bates Smart

Antony Funnell

Presenter, The Future Tense, ABC

Greg Hughes

Managing Director, Icon Pictures / Dendy Cinemas

Richard Harris

Head of Business & Audience, Screen Australia

Adrianne Pecotic

CEO, The Content Business & Independent Cinema Association

Ben Wong

Admissions Manager, General Assembly

Anne Loxley

Senior Curator, C3West

Michael Cohen

Creative Producer, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA)

Sarah Carrington

Director of Projects, Sydney, Futurecity

Andrew Cortese

Partner Grimshaw Architects

Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen

Co-host, Good Game

Andrew Pogson

Special Projects Manager, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sam Doust

Creative Director, Strategy Development, ABC Innovation

Jarrod Wheatly

Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) Founder, Mountains Youth Services Team

Mal Haskins

IFMGA / NZMGA Mountain and Ski Guide Lead Logistics / Operations - Helambu Relief - Nepal Earthquake 2015

Giles Hardie

Presenter, Nine Network & ABC News 24

Stuart Ayres

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events

Hamish Sewell

Co-Founder, Soundtrails

Kate Curr

Manager, Digital Strategy and Innovation , State Library of NSW