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Nick Wailes - Professor, MBT Director and Head of AGSM Online at University of New South Wales
Professor Nick Wailes is the Director of the innovative Master of Business & Technology (MBT) program and AGSM online at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW Australia. Professor Wailes research has focused on technology and organisational change. He has also conducted research in international and comparative human resource management and strategic management.
Nick's research findings have been published in a number of leading international journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of Organisational Change Management and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Leigh Carmichael - Creative Director, Dark Mofo, MONA's winter festival
Leigh Carmichael is the Creative Director of Dark Mofo, MONA’s winter festival, a graphic designer and passionate Tasmanian. After working as a designer for companies including Crank Media, G3 and Roar Film, he was working as a freelancer when he was contracted to design the labels for Moorilla's signature beer line, Moo Brew and Moorilla’s Muse wine range. He has been attached to Moorilla and MONA ever since, being part of the team responsible for the first MONA FOMA. The inaugural Dark Mofo festival, a program of music, art, interactive performances and film, took place in Hobart in June 2013. See www.darkmofo.net.au. He is also currently project manager for a new Cultural and Creative Industry hub in Hobart CBD. The project is being developed on the site of the former Mercury newspaper building, for Detached Cultural Organisation.
Michael Harte - Group Executive, Enterprise Services & Chief Information Officer Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Michael is a multi-award winning CIO and business leader who together with his team, has made the Commonwealth Bank of Australia one of the most respected, customer-focused and technology-leading banks in the world.
The Commonwealth Bank is recognised for its technology leadership. The Bank has successfully completed its core banking modernisation project in 2013, one of the largest and most successful core banking transformations in the financial services industry. In addition, the Group is delivered world-class digital platforms as well as more agile IT applications, services and infrastructure. The Group is continuing to innovate across its technology portfolio, from payments to internet banking, mobile apps to big data analytics as well as enhanced customer services.
As an advocate of open systems, everything as a service, cloud computing and on-dsmad infrastructure, Michael is always looking at applicable technologies and what opportunities and challenges lay ahead for customers.
Mark Goggin - Director, Sydney Living Museums
Mark Goggin has 20 years leadership experience across the museum, cultural and health sectors, as CEO, marketer, festival producer, educator and researcher. For 12 years, Mark was General Manager, Marketing, Museum Experience & Commercial Services, at the Powerhouse Museum where he was responsible for the museum’s brand and sites, building audience engagement and instilling modern commercial practices that contributed to a more sustainable museum. He was responsible for leading entrepreneurial exhibition projects and creating innovative public programs, such as the annual Sydney Design festival. He has succeeded in broadening the museum’s profile, reach and appeal; renewing the heritage site of Sydney Observatory and launching Powerhouse Discovery Centre, the museum's publicly accessible Collection Stores. In 2011, he managed the museum’s most ambitious project: Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which claimed the mantle as the most successful paid exhibition in NSW history, generating a record $46.9 million for the NSW economy and attracting over 382,500 visitors. The exhibition won the 2012 Premier’s Public Sector Award for ‘Building the economy', recognised as the state's most significant new economic project.
Sarah Vaughan - Director, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft Australia
Sarah Vaughan is a passionate technology enthusiast. Her role at
Microsoft is to inspire and help customers innovate and build the next
BIG thing, cool invention or business venture.
Sarah Vaughan has worked at Microsoft Australia since 2002 and
currently leads the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group.
Sarah started her early career in the Australian Regular Army as a
Signals Corp Officer, and held a variety of field communications
command roles. In her last four years in the Army, Sarah commanded
the communications troop for the parachute battalion (jumping in
satellite and lite-radio communications assets) and was the Systems
Manager for the Joint Intelligence Centre, a tri-service strategic
communications asset that bridged secure communications across
Australia and allied countries.
Outside of work - she enjoys life with two gorgeous children and
trying to become a mean-ukulele player!