Speakers

30 July
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  • Michael McQueen

    Speaker, Trends Expert & Author

    Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of eight books.

    With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

    Michael is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from the UK Daily Mail to Medium.com and the Huffington Post. In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

    Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.

    Having been recently named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

  • Jeremy Wood

    Head of Product Marketing, Adobe

    Jeremy is the head of product marketing (APAC) at Adobe where he leads the product marketing organisation for Adobe’s Experience Cloud business. His team is responsible for ensuring the breadth of products across Adobe’s DX business serve the needs of thousands of enterprise customers across Asia-Pacific.

    Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in marketing having held several regional and global leadership roles in Canada, US, and Australia. Prior to his role at Adobe, Jeremy was the global vice -president of product marketing at Hootsuite, and before that ran product marketing at Box. Jeremy also ran the global marketing organisation at Xero, and spent more than 8 years at Google both in APAC and in the US. A natural entrepreneur, Jeremy founded and managed Dizzynet Solutions, a full service digital marketing agency for seven years based in Toronto, Canada.

    Jeremy has a BA in Communications (Advertising/Marketing) from The University of Canberra, and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

  • Chaminda Ranasinghe

    Chief Marketing Officer, RMIT University

    Chaminda is an accomplished leader with 20 years of expertise in transforming organisations across the globe into innovative, market-leading digital organisations. As Chief Marketing Officer, Chaminda leads Global Marketing, Digital & Experience and Student Recruitment for RMIT University. His diverse experience includes having worked with iconic organisations such as ANZ, EnergyAustralia, Aviva and Ford Motor Company across the US,UK, Asia and Australia. His approach is underpinned by developing high performing teams and fostering a collaborative organisational culture focused on customer centricity.

  • Heather McGovern

    Chief Digital and Marketing officer, MyState

    Heather is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in digital and marketing roles within the financial services sector, having worked with AIA, nab, American Express and Royal Bank of Canada across Australia, Canada and Europe.

    With a proven record for strategic execution and transformational growth, she has been an agent of change in designing and delivering strategies that create new value for customers and businesses. Combining deep experience across the entire marketing discipline, from strategy and segmentation; product and pricing; through to digital and e-commerce, she is adept at setting the direction, building momentum and making it happen.

    As GM Digital & Marketing, at MyState Limited, Heather is leading the development and growth of the MyState’s Brand, Marketing, and Digital divisions, and is responsible for informing the design of digital solutions. In addition Heather is accountable for developing and growing the Customer Experience capability and Customer Insights and Analytics divisions.

    Prior to MyState, Heather was the Chief Product & Marketing Officer with BankVic where she led the banks’ digital marketing transformation, member centricity strategy, and reset the product management discipline

  • David McGrath

    Chief Digital Officer, Clubs Australia

    David McGrath is an International technology executive having worked with some of the worlds largest corporations on digital transformation and data-led innovation. With an established background in digital content and programmatic advertising, David is an outgoing Co-Chair of the IAB Data Council (Singapore), currently sits on the Advisory Board of New York cryptocurrency firm, Ternio, and is one of CIO Magazine’s Top 50 CIOs. In 2017, David became the first Chief Digital Officer at Clubs Australia, leading software development, analytics and partnership teams, which support more than 6,500 Club Venues, 22 million memberships, and some 18,000 Board Directors. He is uniquely experienced across both CMO and CIO roles and understands the benefits of collaboration across the two functions.

  • Mark Hansen

    Chief Information Officer, Dexus

    Mark Hansen is CIO at Dexus, one of Australia’s leading real estate groups. Dexus is owns and manages $31.8 billion of property across the office, industrial, retail and healthcare sectors, with a $11.2 billion development pipeline of city-shaping projects. Mark has over 25 years of technology experience in developing and executing IT strategies to drive business performance and improve productivity across a range of sectors including Investment Banking, Energy and Commercial Property.

  • Nadia Cameron

    Nadia Cameron, Publisher and Editor of CMO, Associate Editor, CIO

    Nadia is a respected and award-winning industry Journalist and Editor with 17 years’ experience and is the Publisher and Editor of CMO from IDG.

    Throughout her career, she has maintained a focus on technology and business, working for titles such as CIO, Computerworld, PC World, Australian Reseller News (ARN), Exhibition News, Business Asia, and now CMO. From 2010 to 2012, Nadia was Managing Editor of business publications for the UK live events industry, and created FaceTime Magazine for event marketers. She’s also responsible for launching and transforming key industry events, such as the annual ARN Industry Awards and Exhibition News Awards.

    Nadia rejoined IDG Australia in 2013 to create CMO, a dedicated title for the modern marketing chief. In 2015, CMO launched the CMO50 program, now recognised as the country’s premiere list for modern marketing excellence, supported by a highly prestigious annual event.