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Introduction & Opening Address
Sesame Street, Multi-screen Play & The Internet of Everything

John Cameron
Director, Product Development
Two Bulls

The renowned app development agency, Two Bulls, is speaking at this year’s V21 Digital Summit. Known for their cutting-edge augmented reality projects, Two Bulls partnered with the iconic Sesame Street Workshop and Qualcomm to create Grover’s Block Party – an application using the loveable Sesame Street character, Grover, to help children learn. John Cameron, Director of Product Development, takes us on a journey of augmented reality, the Internet of Everything and how brands can inspire audiences young and old through emerging technologies.

We Built This City: The Truth of a Disruptive Strategy

Ant Williams

Kate Johns
Sidekick Communications

Speakerbook is a new way to book guest speakers that was designed to change the way things are done. Founder, Ant Williams, and Kate Johns from Sidekick Communications, are talking about how they used social media to inform and engage a dual audience using an integrated social strategy. Sound simple enough? Sure it does. What’s different about Speakerbook though, is that through their new model and marketing strategy, they managed to disrupt the status quo in their industry and it wasn’t as glamorous as you would think.

There aren't as many barriers to innovation as you might think

Tracy Brown
Associate Experience Design Director
DT Digital

With Australia lagging in the innovation league, it would be easy to assume it isn’t well positioned to win the race. However, since arriving in Australia 8 months ago, Tracy Brown, Associate Experience Design Director at DT Digital, has found that the opposite is true. In this presentation, Tracy talks about how her experience working in an innovation lab in the UK has taught her some great techniques to help Australian brands to structure an innovation stream, how the startup community in Melbourne supports the agenda and how DT creates an environment for innovation.

Morning Tea, Networking & COFFEE
The Future of Digital - the rise of Big Intuition

Errol Flanagan
Strategy and Innovation Director
The Holla Agency

Could the future be less big data and more big intuition – less maths, more biology – less transaction, more transformation?

Errol Flanagan, Strategy and Innovation Director at The Holla Agency, explores the possibility, offers the essential digital future value chain and suggests key trends are saying ‘Science, yes. Art, yes – but not as we know it’.

Building a Culture of Responsive Customer Experience In-house

Sharlene Tan
Senior Digital Channel Specialist
Suncorp Bank

Vanessa Wilkins
Online Channel Specialist
Suncorp Bank

Sharlene Tan and Vanessa Wilkins are presenting a case study on how and why they built the new responsive Suncorp website in-house. Taking us on a journey from research right through to development methodology as well as learnings around Internet Banking and Native mobile app building, we discover what it’s really like to build a responsive website in-house.

Stacks - a journey from agency to start up

Jono Simko
Digital Media Manager

Tim Knowles

Stacks is a digital business card platform for the modern professional and creative that was conceptualised by the team at Purplemonky and built in collaboration with a world class design and development team. The Stacks platform includes an iPhone application for sharing, viewing and storing business cards as well as an integrated web platform for business card design distribution. A trend toward personal branding, digital identity and growing hyper connectivity enabled via mobility drives the need for a digital business card product like Stacks. Tim Knowles and Jono Simko, two of the company co-founders, speak about the creative process of conceptualising, designing and building the app; as well as the need to make time for exploration, creative projects and entrepreneurship.

AIMIA Young Digital Leaders Program Recognition piece
Brands, Oculus Rift and the Future of Fun

Brett White
Creative Director

Happy people make better customers, and everyone wants to be happier, but can brands make people happier? Brett White, Creative Director at Isobar, explores how brands can use technology and learnings from the gaming industry to create new experiences that generate happiness and engagement for their fans. With recent examples from AFL Select Cards, Holden and Pringles, Brett explores the new and exciting ways to have more fun with your customers.

Keynote: HUGE (USA)

Catherine Heath
VP Strategy and Planning Director

Catherine joined Huge in October of 2013 as VP of Strategy and Planning Director to lead the West Coast strategy group based in Los Angeles. Catherine is responsible for overseeing the cross-functional strategy department and fostering strategic thought leadership for all of our clients. Prior to Huge, Catherine served as SVP Planning director on Microsoft at McCann Worldgroup, the Chief Strategy Officer for creative hot-shop Modernista! In Boston, Worldwide Group Planning Director for TBWA/CHIAT/DAY, and most recently, the Executive Strategy Director for M&C Saatchi in Australia. During her time at TBWACHIATDAY Catherine led strategy on numerous Global & local initiatives around the World, a highlight being the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the most successful VISA Olympics campaign on record. Catherine has been recognized by the Australian media as an expert on brand & consumer trends and has been regularly featured in national newspapers and on national television news.

ACO Virtual

Michela Ledwidge
MOD Productions

An immersive interactive video touring exhibition is discussed in terms of the creative collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and studio Mod Productions, an iterative design approach spanning research, pilot and full production phases as well as the creative and logistical challenges of building and supporting a complex show.

Flinders Street Station Design Competition - Never underestimate the user, they're people too

Lucy Bell, Major Projects Victoria, and David Baddock, August, provide insights into the workings of how the Flinders Street Station Design Competition People’s Choice voting platform was conceptualised, built and launched in a mere six weeks. This presentation delves into the importance of transparency between client and agency and why open communication is a key driver in successful relationships

Technology and trees - mapping the Urban Forest

Colin Fairweather
Chief Information Officer
City of Melbourne

‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now’
- Chinese Proverb

Colin Fairweather think a lot about how emerging technologies and data impact on the way we understand and manage Cities. Central to Melbourne’s liveability is our wealth of green urban spaces and trees which provide a multitude of benefits to everyone who lives, works and plays in the city. From trees that talk back to the internet of growing-things join Colin as he talks about some of the current and future work being undertaken by the City of Melbourne to apply technology to map, manage and plan this vital piece of green urban infrastructure.

Your Future is Not an App

Marcus Barber
Futurist, Presenter 'Future Matters' (National Geographic TV Series)

Marcus Barber suggests there are three factors which will ensure your digital company’s demise. Last year he provoked our thinking by suggesting too many were ‘focusing on the unimportant when critical problems exist’ and called us to action our collective brainpower to solving some of the big social ills. In this session Marcus plans to test our business mettle by aligning our attention to yet another business challenge.

Quick Coffee
The Power of Play: Why brands need to embrace their inner child

Ashley Ringrose
Soap Creative

Forget gamification, it’s all about play. Ashley Ringrose, founder of Soap Creative, is presenting to us why we should be focussing on the wider themes of play and remembering that gamification is only a small part of the bigger concept. Using practical examples, Ashley demonstrates why engaging people through play is far more powerful than just concentrating on gamification.

Amplifying the success of your online assets using offline tactics: the Endota Spa story

Caroline Catterall
Keep Left

Amanda Connors
Head of Marketing, Design & Product
endota spa

In May, endota spa’s Mother’s Day Experiment video caught the attention of the nation, generating free exposure on Channel 7 and Nine Network among others. This session explores how the involvement of traditional media relations – particularly offline tactics – can amplify the success of your digital assets beyond online seeding.

Making the Future: Australia and Manufacturing 2.0

Tim Parsons
Founding Executive
Delta-V SpaceHub

The session will argue that Australia is  uniquely gifted in talent, know-how and geopolitical location to be in the vanguard of what The Economist calls the ‘third manufacturing revolution’. Its time to re-boot the culture of ‘making stuff’ drawing on the transformative power of “digital innovation” the powerhouse artisanal, intellectual, and humanistic economic movement that has already transformed the global economy.

Indistinguishable from Magic: Insights from Working at the Cutting Edge

Norman Wang
Opaque Multimedia

This session will explore the far-reaching ramifications of cutting edge consumer technologies and how they can be combined to create new media experiences. Norman Wang and James Bonner, co-founders of Opaque Multimedia, present their experiences working with novel technologies in their projects and provide examples of how these technologies can translate into new opportunities.

The Great Digital Debate: Disruption is the only key to innovation

New to V21 this year is an action packed traditional debate to top off the day’s events.

Two teams – affirmative and negative – battle it out. Who has the best argument on the topicDisruption is the Key to Innovation?

Chaired by Marcus Barber, from Looking Up Feeling Good, he raised eyebrows and stirred controversy with his presentation last year. We’ve no doubt, he’ll fire up our debating teams and the audience chairing this year’s debate.

Featuring the following speakers this debate is sure to be entertaining and of course enlightening.

Kelsey Schwenk, Thick

Jonas Jaanimagi, REA Group

Simon Rossi, Uber

Ernez Dhondy, Precedent

Finn Bradshaw, Cricket Australia

live twitter feed will host questions and comments from the audience while the teams battle it out.

Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to 2 October.

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