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DAZE Sydney 2016
  • Date
    19th - 20th September
  • Location
    Art Gallery of NSW
  • Tickets
    300 Tickets
  • Speakers
    50 Speakers
Sep 2016
Master the 4th Industrial Revolution
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DAZE is the interface between creativity & technology providing an original blueprint for mastering the scale, scope, and complexities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

DAZE unlocks the world’s best ideas and strategies on how to employ Innovative Thinking, Strategic Design, Creativity, Digital Technologies, and Entrepreneurial Bravado, to radically transform and improve enterprise performance and reach.

DAZE provides the latest insights for organisations to transform their Brands, Business Model, Customer Relationships, Internal Processes and Value Propositions.

Digitization is rewriting the competition rules. Master the strategies needed to address the challenges posed by the digital revolution.

Stay ahead of the innovation curve. Gain insights from the world’s best consultants, academics, executives and startups who have thrived in the new digital economy.

As increasing automation forces firms into a zero-sum game for efficiency, learn how human creativity represents a true competitive advantage for your organisation.


DAZE bring together the world’s leading digital advisors, academics, incumbent executives across industries with start-up companies to collaborate, network, and gain a competitive advantage in highly competitive markets.

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CEO, Slingshot
Fi Bendall
CEO at Bendalls Group
Rui Roderigues AFR
Managing Director, Tank Stream Ventures
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Digital Director, Product & Audience, Yahoo7
Editor-in-chief, Monocle, Founder and chairman, Winkreative
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    Partner at PwC
    Pascal HSBC
    CEO & Founder Chekk
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    Director, Guardian Labs, Guardian News & Media
    Felicity Grey
    Managing Director, Theory Crew
      Libby Minogue
      Executive General Manager, Media, Marketing & Property Related Services at REA Group
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        Partner, Group SJR and Colloquial
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        CEO, InSkin Media, UK
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        Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research
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        CEO & Founder, Second Road
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        Director, Behavioural & Cognitive Science, Ipsos Australia
        Christopher Panzetta
        Managing Director, S1T2
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        Senior Strategic Designer, BCG Digital Ventures
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        Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of NSW
        Dominic Bressan
        Co-Founder & CEO, AirService
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          Chief Edge Officer, Centre for the Edge, Deloitte
          Katherine Griffiths
          Client Service Director, BuzzFeed
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          Chief Strategy Officer, Carat
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          Head of Enterprise Business Development, Amazon Web Services
          Vijay Solanki
          CEO, IAB
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          Managing Director, Intel Australia/New Zealand
          Danny Bass
          CEO, IPG Mediabrands
          Peter Corbett
          Director, TMT Strategy, Monitor Deloitte
          Jodie Sangster
          CEO, ADMA
          Craig Davis
          CMO, Sendle
          Bridget Gray
          Managing Director, Harvey Nash
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          Executive Creative Director & Partner, The Hallway
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          Director, Buzinga App Development & Innovation Consultancy
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          Partner, The Works
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            Regional Vice President, Innovation & Digital Transformation, Salesforce
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            TMT Sector Head & Head of Accelerate startups practice, Allens
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            Group Innovation Director, M&C Saatchi, Co-Founder, Tricky Jigsaw
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            Industry Fellow, Innovation & Design Thinking, UTS, Innovation Director, PwC
            Jason Hosking
            Founding Director & CEO at HIVERY and Red Garage
              • Monday 19 September
                Day 1
              • Tuesday 20 September
                Day 2
              • Morning Sessions
              • Afternoon Sessions
              • Evening Cocktail Function
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              8:45am - 9:00am Welcome and Housekeeping
              The Chaser's Chris Taylor kicks off DAZE

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              9:00am - 9:30am
              Keynote: Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer, Centre for the Edge, Deloitte

              9:30am - 10:15am Digital Alchemy: Overcome Inertia & Confront The Growth Paradox
              Pragmatic insights from incumbent executives leading from the frontline on how to initiate growth, build momentum, and manage business opportunities across multiple time horizons

              • Caroline Casey, Digital Director, Yahoo 7
              • Robert Wickham, Regional Vice President, Innovation & Digital Transformation, Salesforce
              • Karen Lawson, CEO, Slingshot

              10:15am - 10:55am Australia’s Tech Dilemma — Panel Discussion
              How to shake things up and spearhead your digital and innovation agenda, invest in the right capabilities, and overcome regulatory and other hurdles to propel your firm into the future

              • Karen Lawson, CEO, Slingshot
              • Gavin Smith, Partner, TMT Sector Head & Head of Accelerate Startups Practice, 
              • Peter Corbett, Director TMT Strategy, Deloitte
              • Claire Rawlins, Group Executive – Digital & Technology, IAG Digital Labs

              morning tea
              10:55am - 11:15am Morning Tea break
              Grab a Matt Moran designed signature snack from Chiswick @ The Gallery

              Innovation economics
              11:15am – 12:30pm Innovation Economics: Theory to Practice
              Redesigning process and delivery to scale innovation: Tips from our best Advisors, Academics & Innovators

              • Tony Golsby-Smith, CEO & Founder, 2nd Road
              • Fi Bendall, CEO, Bendall Group
              • Jon Kaehne, Head of Enterprise Transformation, Amazon Web Services

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              12:30pm – 1:10pm The Digital Strategy Dialogue — Panel Discussion
              What three things can make or break me in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Understand the new risks, learn the levers that boost company performance, and form a clear view of the competitive landscape

              • Pascal Nizri, COO, HSBC
              • Jon Kaehne, Head of Enterprise Business Development, AWS
              • Fi Bendall, CEO, Bendall Group
              • Serena Leith, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Spotify

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              1:10pm - 2:00pm Lunch
              Feast on Master Chef crafted delicacies from Chiswick @ The Gallery

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              2:00pm - 2:30pm Design Thinking
              Keynote: Lynette Nixon, Industry Fellow, Innovation & Design Thinking, UTS, Innovation Director, PwC

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              2:30pm - 3:15pm The Evolution of an Incumbent: Deconstructing Pivoting
              Re-write your firm's second act for the Fourth Industrial Revolution through adjacency, reinvention, and strategic partnerships

              • Jason Hosking, Founding Director & CEO, The Hivery and Red Garage
              • Vijay Solanki, CEO, IAB

              3:15pm – 3:55pm The Art of Transformation – Panel Discussion
              How successful incumbent firms have pivoted

              • Jason Hosking, Founding Director & CEO at The Hivery and Red Garage
              • Libby Minogue, Executive General Manager of Marketing, Media and Property Related Services, REA Group
              • Vijay Solanki, CEO, IAB

              afternoon tea
              3:55pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea Break
              Sweet treats for the home stretch from Chiswick @ The Gallery

              4:15pm – 5:00pm The Math, The Madness, and The Marketer
              Gain a holistic view of your customer to align company strategy to exceptional experiences. Learn about consumer behavior and the metrics that matter to reinforce brand positioning, earn customer advocacy and drive top line growth.

              • Hugo Drayton, CEO, InSkin Media UK
              • Pascal Bourgeat, Director of Consulting, Behavioural and Cognitive Science, Ipsos

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              5:00pm – 5:30pm
              Keynote: Billy Sind, Co-Founder SJR, Los Angeles, Partner Colloqiual

              5:30pm - 7:30pm Networking Cocktail Function
              Evening networking over cocktails, canapes, and a private viewing of the Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera exhibition

              A rare chance to privately view masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art

              • Morning Sessions
              • Afternoon Sessions
              8:00am – 9:00am Morning Registration & Recovery Breakfast
              Fortune favours the early risers

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              9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and Housekeeping
              The Chaser's Chris Taylor kicks off day 2

              9:15am – 9:45am Keynote: Entrepreneurship & Innovative Business Models
              Tyler Brule talks through the thinking behind building successful enterprises in the fast lane

              9:45am – 10:30am Creator’s Code: The Founder’s Mind-Set
              Startup crash course with Australia's finest enterpreneurial minds

              • Craig Davis, Sendle, CMO
              • Dominic Bressan, CEO & Co-Founder, AirService
              • Dr Martin Bliemel, Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UNSW

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              10:30am – 11:15am Show me the Money: Funding Innovation — Panel Discussion
              Learn from these entrepreneurial experts and Venture Capitalists on how to fund an empire

              • Rui Rodrigues, Managing Partner, Tank Stream Ventures
              • Aaron LePoiveden, Partner, PwC
              • Danny Gilligan, Managing Director, Reinventure

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              11:15am – 12:15pm Lunch Time
              Feast on Master Chef crafted delicacies from Chiswick @ The Gallery

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              12:15pm – 12:45pm Keynote: Gamification
              Ben Cooper, Group Innovation Director M&C Saatchi, Co-Founder, Tricky Jigsaw

              12:45pm – 1:30pm Inflection Points: The Path to Impact
              What you need to know now about applying tomorrow’s technology, push boundaries, and sequence initiatives to creatively solve business problems

              • Chris Naylor, Senior Strategic Designer, BCG Digital Ventures
              • Chris Panzetta, Creative Director, S1T2
              • Kristine Dery, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research, Boston

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              1:30pm – 2:10pm Re-imagining value creation for customer satisfaction — Panel Discussion
              Learn how to adopt next-generation technologies and integrate experience design, digital media, and social networking to drive innovation and reinvent the customer journey

              • Jodie Sangster, CEO, ADMA
              • Felicity Grey, MD, Nuffnang
              • Danny Bass, CEO, IPG Mediabrands
              • Aaron Mitchie, Director, Guardian Labs, Guardian News & Media

              teatime 2
              2:10pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Tea Break
              Sweet treats for the home stretch from Chiswick @ The Gallery

              Michael Schniering
              2:30pm- 3:00pm Keynote: Making digital imperialism work for you
              Michael Schniering, Principal, Boston Consulting Group

              3:00pm – 3:45pm Getting more from Global Digital Technologies & Platforms
              How to leverage technology to embed speed, efficiency and gain competitive advantage within your organisation

              • Sam Hegg, Chief Strategy Officer, Carat
              • Douglas Nichol, Partner, The Works
              • Logan Merrick, Co-Founder & Director, Buzinga App Development

              3:45pm – 4:25pm Managing Talent, Leadership and Culture in the Fourth Industrial Revolution — Panel Discussion
              Building the capability to disrupt and transform amid growing organisational complexity

              • Katherine Griffiths, Client Service Director, Buzzfeed
              • Kelly Ferguson, CIO, Origin energy Australia
              • Simon Lee, Executive Creative Director, The Hallway

              4:25pm – 4:30pm Final Remarks & Conference Close
              Thanks for attending. You made it all the way through! See you next year!

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