Summit: syd15

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Marc Fennell - Presenter, Download this Show, ABC

Marc Fennell is an Australian radio and tv presenter, film critic, award-winning technology journalist, author and the host of SBS's live nightly news show The Feed.

Over the years Marc has presented on The BBC, Foxtel, Network Ten, The ABC andShowtime. He is best known to triple j listeners as That Movie Guy. Each week Marc's reviews reach over 1.9 million people making him the most listened to film critic in Australia. He is also the face of cult cinema on SBS TV hosting film slots: Movie Mayhem, Kung Fu Season and Tropfest 2013 (in front of a live crowd of 90 thousand people.) 

Marc created and presents ABC Radio National's  award-winning weekly technology radio programme Download This Show.  It was voted Best New Podcast of 2012 by iTunes Australia and Best Audio programme in the 2013 Microsoft I.T Journalist Awards.  

Ed Harrison - CEO, YAHOO7

Ed Harrison joined Yahoo7 as the CEO following 19 years experience working with leading global, European and Australian media companies. Ed joins Yahoo7 from Fairfax Media where he held the role of Group Sales Director.

Prior to his most recent role, Ed was Commercial Director, Fairfax Digital and the General Manager of JCDecaux Australia.Ed holds qualifications in Economic and Political Development from the University of Exeter, has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a current board member of the IAB.

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.

Steph Harmon - Culture Editor, The Guardian

Steph Harmon is Culture Editor at The Guardian. Previously she was founding and managing editor of, a politics, pop culture and comment site launched by The Sound Alliance in 2013. Junkee was voted Media Brand of the Year at the 2014 Mumbrella Awards. Prior to Junkee, Steph was the editor of music and arts streetpress The Brag; she has also worked at triple j and Radio National, and freelanced for a variety of pop culture publications. She occasionally appears on ABC Radio, FBi Radio and The Project, and tweets from @stephharmon