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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.  

Simon Crerar - Australia Editor, BuzzFeed

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.

Tim Duggan - Author, 'Cult Status' & 'Killer Thinking' & Co-Founder, Junkee

Tim is a founder, author and optimist. He has co-founded several digital media ventures, most notably Junkee Media, one of the leading publishers for Australian millennials that was acquired by the ASX-listed oOh!media in 2016.

Tim’s first book, Cult Status: How to Build a Business People Adore, explores how to foster strong communities around a business or project, and was awarded the Best Entrepreneurship Book of the Year at the 2021 Australian Business Book Awards. His second book, Killer Thinking: How to Turn Good Ideas into Brilliant Ones, explores creativity in the modern workplace, and was named by Apple Books as one of the Top 10 Books of 2022.

Tim is the Chairman of the Digital Publishers Alliance, an industry body representing over two hundred titles from Australia’s leading independent publishers. He currently lives in Europe where he is writing his third book on the future of work to be published in 2024.

Felicity McVay - Former Global Head of Entertainment, TikTok

As Global Head of Entertainment at TikTok, Felicity is responsible for the development ofentertainment content strategy, partnerships and programs globally.

Felicity is among the most senior executives at TikTok worldwide, and manages her role from her home in Sydney, Australia.

Felicity joined TikTok in 2020 as a foundational member of the Australia and New Zealand executive team. In her role as Director of Content Partnerships, she was responsible for developing local creator and media publisher relationships. During this time she forged TikTok’s first partnership with the Sydney Cay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and oversaw delivery of its creative campaign and float. Felicity is also responsible for developing the ‘Every Voice’ funding initiative in partnership with Screen Australia andNZ On Air, and ‘Cot a Minute?’ funding initiative with Screen Producers Australia,which combined have generated more than 20m views. As Interim Head of Marketing in 2020, she delivered award winning integrated campaigns across TV, OOH, in person activations, events and social as part of the ‘It Starts on TikTok’ and ‘Summer Starts on TikTok’ national brand campaigns.

Prior to TikTok, Felicity led the YouTube business in Australia and New Zealand, where she worked with rights—holders and original content creators across music, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. She joined the business in 2010 as its first female hire in Australia, and over her 7.5 years there delivered several product launches including YouTube Music, YouTube Kids and Coogle Play Movies & TV, a business she ultimatelymanaged across APAC. Felicity identifies her biggest achievement as co-developing ‘Skip Ahead’, a funding initiative in partnership with Screen Australia, which is now in its 9th year and has delivered over $20m to content creators.

Felicity is recognised as being a pioneer in the digital content space, inspiring a new generation of creators to be all that they can be through delivery of customised programs to help them elevate their content and commercial ambitions on the global stage. She is an accomplished speaker and regularly delivers keynotes at industryconferences on topics such as the growth of the creator economy, along withparticipating as a panellist or MC.

Felicity’s love of storytelling and empowering others to develop their voices started at entertainment juggernaut, FremantleMedia (now Fremantle), where she worked on iconic television shows including American Idol, The Price Is Right and Neighbours. At Fremantle in both Australia and the United States, Felicity was responsible for driving commercial outcomes and monetisation opportunities and secured an $80m deal with Disney to build the American Idol Experience theme park attraction in Florida.

Felicity started her career as a lawyer with international law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons) where she worked in the telco division and M&A Divisions. Felicity holds degrees in Law (Hons 1st) and Arts.

Felicity is passionate about creativity, partnerships and diversity and inclusion. She is a strong contributor to her community with current positions including Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia, NSW Advisory Board Member, YPO Oceana Chapter, Joint Learning Officer, Women© TikTok Leadership & Learning Committee, and former positions including TikTok PPIDE EPC Executive Sponsor, Centennial Parklands Foundation Board Member, International Emmy Awards Semi Finals Juror and Screen Producers Australia Advisory Board Member.