Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity.
At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.
A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference.
Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Now his mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible. As founder of Psykinetic he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability.
A hot topic of discussion in the media, Jordan’s amazing work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, including ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project.
Jordan is a NSW State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017.
As a speaker Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change.
His recent documentary, ‘Becoming Superhuman’ won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, adding to the list of numerous awards it has achieved so far.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Saroo Brierley was born in a small Indian town. In 1986, aged only 5, he lost all contact with his family when he was at a train station waiting for his brother. He never saw his brother again.
After living on the streets of Calcutta for 3 weeks by himself, Saroo was placed in a local orphanage and went on to be adopted by an Australian family. He grew up with his new parents in Hobart, Tasmania where he spent the next 25 years. But he was unable, and unwilling, to forget the land of his childhood.
Determined to rediscover his past he embarked on a virtual odyssey of his homeland and, after many hours poring over Google Earth, armed only the images that were etched into his brain as a 5 year old, he managed to recognise his home town – and track down his mother.
Their reunion in 2012 made headlines across the world, and his full story is recounted in his #1 international bestselling autobiography, A Long Way Home.
The film Lion, based on his autobiography was released in November 2016 to great acclaim. It has been nominated for four Golden Globe and six Academy Awards and stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.
Saroo’s is a remarkable story of survival and sheer determination culminating in an intensely moving reuniting with his mother.
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.
Technology Futurist Shara Evans is a globally acknowledged Keynote Speaker and widely regarded 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, Shara weaves the implications of technology innovations into powerful narratives that can be applied to every industry.
Shara is a regular media commentator on technology issues — appearing on shows such as The Project, Weekend Sunrise, Sky News, The Drum, Lateline, 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 also 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, as well as the Founder of Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology throughout her successful career.
Shara helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what’s available today to imagine the world in 10 – 20 years, and assists them in commercialising these concepts into innovative new products and services.
In her keynote speeches, Shara brings together the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights for a wide range of industries.
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.