Meet the speakers

Here’s a list of our fabulous speakers at Tomorrowland19 – I, human

Angie Abdilla

Angie Abdilla is a Palawa, (Trawlwoolway) woman who uses Indigenous cultural knowledges to inform placemaking, service design and technologies across the public and private sectors. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Old Ways, New.

Ariel Bogle

Ariel Bogle is an award winning technology reporter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her work  on technology policy and culture has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Australian Financial Review and Slate, among other places.

Scott Bocskay

Scott Bocskay is a leader in sustainable finance and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sustainable Australia Fund. He played a pivotal role in taking this form of finance to the national stage. 

Luke Briscoe

Luke Briscoe is an Kuku-Yalanji man and an Inventor, Engineer, Broadcaster and advocate for Indigenous and Environmental Rights. Luke founded INDIGI LAB to create innovative projects for social and environmental change through digital culture.

David Chandler OAM

David was recently an Adjunct Professor in Construction Management at Western Sydney University and has experience in distressed project and company workouts. He has been Chairman and Director on a range of private and public boards and has written extensively for The Fifth Estate

Hanna Ebeling

Hanna Ebeling is the Chief Investment Officer at Social Enterprise Finance Australia. She sits on the board of Woodville Alliance, and works with the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.

Fred Holt

Fred Holt is an Architect and Partner in Charge at 3XN. Fred’s experience has seen him work  on a variety of projects ranging from a Museum and Learning Center in Moscow to Mixed-use towers in Sweden and India, as well as the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Caryn Kakas

Caryn Kakas is the Head of Housing and Strategy at ANZ where she leads the bank’s commitment to improving the availability of suitable and affordable housing options for all Australians and New Zealanders. Caryn was previously Executive Director, Housing at the Department of Family and Community Services (NSW).

Lauren Kayewski

Lauren Kajewski is the Director of Sustainability & Learning for Landcom where she is responsible for delivering sustainable and affordable communities for the people of NSW. 

Abdul Khan

Abdul Khan is the owner and director of ASK Property Consultants with over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry.

Katherine Leong

Katherine Leong is an Impact Strategist at SparkBeyond where she applies SparkBeyond’s unique AI platform to analyse data and drive new ways to approach business challenges and complex social issues to create measurable impact. Katherine’s previous experience includes building the Impact Investment market across Australia as part of National Australia Bank’s.

Dr Virginia Marshall

Dr Virginia Marshall is Wiradjiri Nyemba woman and leading scholar on Aboriginal water rights in Australia. She is the author of Overturning Aqua Nullius and the Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. 

Jeremy McLeod

Jeremy McLeod is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, and a dedicated believer that architects, through collaboration, can drive real positive change. Jeremy also founded Nightingale Housing,  an open source housing model built to support well-being, community and liveability in contemporary urban environments.

Jess Miller

Jess Miller is one of the youngest people to hold elected office at the City of Sydney. She was Deputy Lord Mayor and sits on a number of committees. Jess is also a Program Advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone.

Chris Nunn

Chris Nunn is Head of Sustainability at AMP Capital Real Estate which has a real estate portfolio valued at approximately A$28 billion, mainly in Australia and NZ, consisting of approximately 100 shopping centres, offices and industrial assets. 

Helen Papathanasious

Helen Papathanasiou is the City of Parramatta’s Manager of Environmental Outcomes. Helen led the delivery of the City’s first Environmental Sustainability Strategy and most recently driven new plans and targets to make Parramatta cool, green, walkable, swimmable and water and energy efficient.

Ben Peacock

Ben Peacock is the founder of Republic of Everyone, a world-leading brand, sustainability and innovation company.

Ben Peacock was the moderator for Tomorrowland19 – I, human

Peter Poulet

Peter Poulet is the Central City District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission and Professor of Practice Architecture, Western Sydney University School of Built Environment. He was formerly NSW Government Architect and Tasmanian State Architect.

Dr Jathan Sadowski

Jathan Sadowski is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Smart Cities in the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Sydney and author of Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling our Lives and Taking over the World. 

Robert Saidman

Robert Saidman leads the Buildings Group in Arup’s Sydney office where he works on design solutions using his broad understanding of multidisciplinary design including rating tools such as Green Star, NABERS and WELL.

Rod Simpson

Roderick Simpson is the Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at University of Technology Sydney. 

Clarance Slockee

Clarence Slockee is a Mindjingbal man of the Bundjalung tribe on the NSW far north coast. He has appeared on ABC’s Gardening Australia and is responsible for creating Australia’s first Native species rooftop farm for Mirvac.

Eugene Tan

Eugene Tan is a Special Counsel in the Clayton Utz Real Estate team. Eugene’s experience spans urban renewal projects, major developments, strata law and climate positive / social sustainability structures, including Acting for Transport for NSW on the (AUD) $8.5 billion North West Rail project.

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson is a public sector leader who has worked at executive levels across all three levels in government and a global ‘Big 4’ management consulting firm. Her expertise is transport, infrastructure, urban planning and economic development.

Daniella Traino

Daniella Traino is the Managing Director at Pinecone Technology Strategies. She has worked for Data61, a CSIRO company and consulted to defence. She has also worked in Banking & Finance.

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