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Michael Rodrigues - NSWs inaugural 24 Hour economy Commissioner & former MD, Time Out

What is the vision of Sydney we want to work towards? Do we want a retirement village for young people? Or do we want a city that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive and inspiring? 

The objective of the Night Time Industries Association is to promote Sydney as a vibrant and creative city, and to build a new positive narrative for Sydney’s nightlife that includes:

- that Sydney is a fun and inspiring place to live, work and play;

- that Sydney’s nightlife contributes to the cultural value of the city; and

- nightlife stimulates creativity which is an important economic driver for NSW;

To achieve this objective the Night Time Industries Association will need to be active developing positive messaging and media and communications activities.

Mike has also helmed Time Out in Australia for the past ten years, burrowing deep into the arts, culture and hospitality verticals that underpin his business. These days he draws upon audience data to identify audience trends in the consumption of city-based entertainment, combining it with sector knowledge to help institutions and businesses answer the question: will people come to my stuff now, tomorrow and in the future?

In recent years Time Out has evolved beyond its publishing roots. In 2014, Time Out Lisbon editors turned a historic market hall in the city into Time Out Market, thus creating the world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for.

In 2017, 3.6 million visitors came to the market to explore excellent food from 32 restaurants and kiosks, enjoy drinks from eight bars and cafes, buy from five shops, attend cooking workshops in the Chef’s Academy or events in the Time Out Studio, a 900-capacity entertainment venue. It has rapidly become the most popular attraction in PortugalIn 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal

Danielle Harvey - Director, 'A Midnight Visit' & Festival Director, Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Danielle Harvey is a curator, creative producer and polymath.  Currently the Festival Director of the infamous Festival of Dangerous Ideas and co-creator and director of the large-scale immersive experience A Midnight Visit. She is the founder of pop and screen-culture festival BingeFest; founder of Antidote: a festival of ideas, art and action, former Executive Producer of popular podcast It’s A Long Story and former co-curator of All About Women the Sydney Opera House’s feminist festival.  

Danielle has been responsible for a large number of theatre, dance and cabaret productions showing in Sydney like This Is Our Youth starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, The Illusionists, Circus 1903, Limbo Unhinged, Swan Lake:Loch na hEala, Barbu, Club Swizzle, Miss Behave Gameshow, Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White and Bill Murray and Jan Vogler in concert.

She’s worked with culture creators like Shia LaBeouf, Tavi Gevinson, Dan Harmon, Brian Reed, Ira Glass, Arianna Huffington, David Simon, Miranda July and presented thought leaders like Noam Chomsky, Germaine Greer, Salman Rushdie, Stephen Hawking, Elizabeth Gilbert and Eve Ensler. Danielle works across the live performance and digital space, creating layered programs that connect deeply with audiences.

Past roles include Head of Contemporary Performance at Sydney Opera House and Festival Executive Producer of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Career highlights include producing Spencer Tunick’s mass nude installation The Base, touring comediennes Margaret Cho and Joan Rivers, presenting Stephen Hawking as a hologram in the first event of it’s kind and creating stage shows for Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, Olivia Newton-John and Amanda Lepore. Other parts of her resume include theatre directing credits, philanthropy programs and a terrible stint in a deli at age 15.

Robbie Brammall - Director of Marketing & Communications, Mona

Robbie is fortunate enough to be the Director of Marketing and Communications at one of the world's most creatively driven start ups - The Museum of Old and New Art. That means he gets to do a bunch of fun marketing stuff for a museum (Mona), a winery (Moorilla), a brewery (MooBrew), some music festivals (MOFO), an amazing restaurant (The Source), a convention and accomodation business, and hopefully the world's weirdest caravan park. And he get to do all of that in beautiful Hobart - the best place in Australia for scallop pies and raising girls.

In regards to Robbie's career, whilst he might have started in marketing, he quickly moved into the world of advertising, where he was able to travel the world working at great agencies like DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi, George Patts Y&R, and Clemenger BBDO.

Over the years Robbie's work has been recognised at all the major award shows, but the high point was definitely having his work for Devondale win back to back campaign of the year in Australia. That was no mean feat, given when he took over the business it was doing Brand Power ads with an animated cow.

Anyway, it turns out all those years of advertising shenanigans were actually preparing Robbie for the daily shenanigans at the best, bravest and most creative client in Australia - Mona.

Dr Natalia Nikolova - Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Dr Natalia Nikolova is Director UTS Advanced MBA at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. Her research focuses on organisational practices, strategy and innovation in a range of contexts including professional services and creative industries. She is the co-author of an industry report investigating the practices and strategies of boards and executive teams for fostering innovation in Australia’s ASX 200 companies, as well as the barriers hindering innovations, and is currently working on a range of projects with a focus on intrapreneurship in large companies and public organisations. Natalia’s recent research seeks to provide students, the business community and the public with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the future of work. Natalia has a strong reputation in designing learning experiences and courses that prepare students for the future of work through the development of ‘enterprise’ skills, such as complex problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, teamworking and project management skills.

Associate Professor Jochen Schweitzer - Director Entrepreneurship, UTS Business School

Jochen is Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Director Entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School. He leads the development and implementation of the entrepreneurship programs including the MBA in Entrepreneurship and the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours). His research, teaching and consulting focuses on issues of strategy, collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation with a special interest in design thinking, emerging technologies and open innovation. Jochen was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) School of Design Thinking at Potsdam University. Prior to joining the Business School, he has taught at the UTS schools of Design and Architecture and at Macquarie University. He was a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers, production engineer at Volkswagen and a program manager at the Goethe Institute. Jochen is also the founder of U.lab, an interdisciplinary thinktank and platform for innovation projects. For further information please visit Jochen's LinkedIn or ResearchGate profile page.

Carli Leimbach - Fempreneur in Residence, Future Leader Labs UTS

Carli is a catalyst for innovation and creativity. She is a facilitator, speaker, coach and program designer who creates immersive learning experiences driven by design thinking, engagement, purpose and play.

Carli is co-founder of Future Leader Labs and founding member of The Romantics, a consultancy of diverse, expert minds who partner in addressing complex, evolving predicaments at speed. Defined by endless curiosity, a spirit of rebellion and a lack of ego, Carli is known as a mover and shaker, driven to inspire confidence in doing things differently.

Clients have included: JLL, TFE Hotels, Cisco, TEDxSydney, Australia Council of the Arts, St Vincent de Paul Society, Deloitte, NRL, CBA, UNSW Art & Design, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), AFTRS, Rackspace, Stalker Theatre and the Program For Innovation and Art Form Development (PIAD) South Africa.

She is currently Fempreneur in Residence at UTS Business School, supporting women-led startups and female founders to give them more visibility, impact and confidence.

Carli encourages moonshot thinking and helps her clients to adopt a growth mindset, explore the “what if’s” and turn I can’ts into can dos.