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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.
3 time 30-under-30 winner, top UNSW post graduate researcher, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year state finalist and former Navy weapons engineer Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin is the founder and CEO of Venture Technology BlueChilli. BlueChilli builds and invests in online companies, with a goal of building 100 startups by 2016, a model pioneered by Sebastien called Venture Technology. BlueChilli gives startups all the services of a digital agency, training and support through their Sydney and Melbourne incubators and funding support through their venture fund, all of which contributed to being named BRW’s 3rd most innovative company of 2012.
With a mandate to empower entrepreneurs, the profitable BlueChilli company has already invested in 33 start-up businesses, providing technology solutions and support to entrepreneurs who have identified a commercial need but don’t know how to realise it technically.
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.
Leigh Small has worked for over 25 years in management positions in many of Sydney's performing arts companies, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, and as Executive Director of Sydney Dance Company for 10 years. Most recently she has worked as a freelance producer for Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the English National Ballet.