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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.
Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed's Australia Editor and is responsible for leading and growing the social news and entertainment company's Australian audience with a new stream of content by and for Australians. Prior to BuzzFeed he has worked at The Times and Sunday Times in London, and at News Corp Australia. An innovative originator of compelling, shareable content, Simon's career has seen him interview A-listers, live blog a Category 5 cyclone and report from maximum security prisons in Bangkok and Moscow. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he is the proud owner of tweeting Jack Russell Terriers @LeoandClancy.
Ambarish Mitra is one of the pioneers of augmented reality. Mitra started his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out entrepreneur on a noble topic of Women Empowerment in India, which successfully IPO'd in 2000.
Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blippar, the leading visual browser and fastest growing augmented reality player. Under his direction, Blippar has grown from groundbreaking idea to an industry leader with 250+ employees, 10 offices and 50million+ users.
With a vision to create the ultimate physical world browser, Ambarish, has been widely recognized for his unconventional business thinking and people-driven philosophical approach to management.
Russ has been working as an interactive creative for over 15 years. With a background in design and art direction, he made his mark at London’s renowned Agency Republic before moving to sunny Sydney’s Whybin TBWA Digital Arts Network in 2007. A passionate believer in mobile first thinking, his work for the Pedigree Adoption Drive used facial recognition software to match people with shelter dogs that looked like them. He’s creatively helped the agency unlock multiple Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show Interactive, Spikes Asia, Webby’s as well as many local awards. His interactive work for Dirtgirlworld received an International Emmy award for digital in 2012. More recently his work for NRMA's Crashed Car Showroom was the only Australian work shortlisted for the prestigious Cannes Innovation Lions 2014 and this year, Russ is judging the Cannes Mobile Lions.