Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world.
Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List.
Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability.
Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
His amazing work has been featured on ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project, and is a hot topic of discussion in the media.
His mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible.
Dr Tim Baker is a thought leader, international consultant and successful author (www.winnersatwork.com.au). Tim was recently voted as one of The 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress, which is awarded by a distinguished international panel for professionals “who are doing extraordinary work” in the field of HRD. Tim is the author of The 8 Values of Highly Productive Companies: Creating Wealth from a New Employment Relationship, and the following books with Palgrave Macmillan: The End of the Performance Review: A New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance, Attracting and Retaining Talent: Becoming an Employer of Choice, The New Influencing Toolkit: Capabilities for Communicating with Influence, Conversations at Work: Promoting a Culture of Conversation in the Changing Workplace (co-authored with Aub Warren); The End of the Job Description: Shifting From a Job-Focus To a Performance-Focus; Performance Management for Agile Organizations: Overthrowing the Eight Management Myths Holding Businesses Back.
He is managing director of WINNERS-at-WORK Pty Ltd, which specialises in leadership development and performance management.
Tim has conducted over 2,430 seminars, workshops and keynote addresses to over 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups and regularly writes for HR industry press. Tim can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr Grant Lester is a consultant forensic psychiatrist employed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, Victoria.
His background is in prison and high security forensic psychiatry. He was previously Director of Training for the Victorian Forensic Psychiatry Program and is currently a member of the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal. Since the mid 90’s he has researched those who would be best described as querulant and vexatious complainants and litigants.
His research has been published in both legal and psychiatric journals.
He now specialises in presenting to and training government departments, public corporations and the judiciary, in the management of the vexatious and unreasonable complainant including threat assessments and management of threatening and violent complainants and litigants.
Dike Drummond MD is a Mayo trained Family Practice Physician and the leading coach, trainer and consultant on
– The prevention of burnout in individual physicians
– The realization of the Quadruple Aim in healthcare organizations
Dr. Drummond is a Mayo trained family doctor, professional coach, author, speaker and trainer whose sole professional focus since 2011 has been addressing the modern burnout epidemic in physicians.
Dr. Drummond is the CEO and Founder of TheHappyMD.com where he receives 25,000 website visitors a month and hosts an online community of 17,441 physicians from 63 countries around the world.
Dr. Drummond has over 2100 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience and has trained over 25,000 doctors on behalf of over 70 corporate clients to date. His comprehensive experience with individual doctors in all specialties and healthcare organizations of all sizes has lead him to create the ground breaking resources listed below.
Dr. Drummond’s unique background includes
– Extensive Primary Care experience
– Proven Physician Leadership abilities
– Entrepreneurship and Business Development training and experience
– Additional certifications in Interactive Guided Imagery and Life & Business Coaching
– Extensive Personal Development and Life & Business Coaching experience
Dike graduated from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 and completed his Family Practice Residency at the Shasta Cascade Program in Redding, California in 1987.
He served as an Emergency Room Physician at Redbud Community Hospital in Clearlake, California for a full year after residency. Dr. Drummond practiced full spectrum Family Medicine for 11 years as a member of the Skagit Valley Medical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was also the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Managed Care Medical Director for that organization.
Dr. Drummond suffered from career ending burnout and left his medical career in 1999 to become an Entrepreneur beginning with his Interactive Guided Imagery Practice.
He served as COO of Superteams, LLC providing Leadership and Facilitation training to Lean Six Sigma Black Belts in all branches of the US Military.
Born in a small Indian village, at the age of five he lost complete contact with his family when he was lost at a train station while waiting for his brother.
After living on the streets of Calcutta and being declared a ‘lost child’, he was placed in a local orphanage and went on to be adopted by an Australian family, with whom he grew up in Hobart.
Determined to uncover his past, he embarked on an epic and yet deeply personal rediscovery. The moving climax of this journey made headlines across the globe.
His story is recounted in his autobiography ‘A Long Way Home,’ which was published in 2014.
This was the basis for the film of Saroo’s life – Lion.
Released in December 2016 to wide acclaim, garnering six Oscar nominations and starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, the film will ensure that the incredible story that has already touched so many will continue to do so.
Assoc. Professor Michael Greco (PhD, BTheol., Grad.Dip.Teach, GAICD) is CEO of Client-Focused Evaluations Program (CFEP Surveys) which has offices in Australia and the United Kingdom. CFEP Surveys is involved primarily in the provision of patient and colleague feedback to clinicians and healthcare organisations such as GP practices with the aim of enhancing quality and professional development.
He is also the founder and CEO of Patient Opinion Australia which is not-for-profit public online platform for patient feedback.
He is a Board Director for a number of not-for-profit organisations including General Practice Queensland (now CheckUP Australia) and Health Leaders Australia (HLA). He is an associate professor at the School of Medicine, Griffith University and holds an honorary senior research fellow post at the School of Medicine, University of Exeter, UK. His academic background focused on healthcare, evaluation and clinical pastoral education, and includes a PhD in medical education and a Bachelor of Theology. He is married with two daughters.
Shara is internationally acknowledged as a cutting edge technology futurist, commentator, strategy advisor and thought leader, as well as the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the telecom and emerging technologies markets.
Shara has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology for the past 18 years, and is a regular media commentator on technology issues — appearing on shows such as Sky News, The Drum, 7:30 and is regularly quoted in publications such as the Financial Review, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and many others.
Shara is recognised as one of the world’s top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies.
Simon is the author of two books, The Digital Champion: Connecting the dots between people, work and technology and Analogosaurus: How to avoid extinction in a world of digital business.
He developed his expertise working in business improvement and strategy development at Rio Tinto. In addition, he holds qualifications in futures thinking, commerce and leadership.
Simon is an international speaker on the topics of digital disruption and the future of work and has worked with numerous organisations in Australia to help them incorporate digital tools in the workplace. For Simon, digital technology is not just a catalyst for increasing business productivity, it is also an avenue to improving the quality of life for those who use it.
Adventurer, environmentalist and writer Huw Kingston has spent over 30 years undertaking long human powered journeys in wild places across the world. He has numerous awards to his name including the Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure Award and was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Worldwide Responsibility Pioneers for his work reducing plastic waste and pollution. Huw is also an ambassador for Save the Children Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Huw’s most recent long journey was an extraordinary year-long circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by sea kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike. A journey that started and finished at Gallipoli and traversed 13,000km through 17 countries. His book Mediterranean – A year around a charmed and troubled sea tells the story of this journey and is a remarkable account of the people, land and seascapes of the Mediterranean countries of Europe and North Africa at a time of economic and human turmoil.
For 25 years Huw has also run Wild Horizons, offering some of Australia’s best known cycling events and running adventure tours in Australia and overseas. He is a regular contributor to a range of publications in Australia and overseas.