The Secret Code: Growth in the Digital Age (Live Stream to Mackay)

The Secret Code: Growth in the Digital Age (Live Stream to Mackay)

WHAT: The Secret Code: Growth in the Digital Age (Live Stream to Mackay)
WHEN: Thursday 4 August 2016 – 5pm
WHERE: Kinchant Room at the Development Services Office at 42 Wellington Street, Mackay
RSVP: Michael.StClair@mackay.qld.gov.au

SPEAKERS:

Luke Anear
Founder of Safety Culture

Luke’s story is impressive. As Founder of Safety Culture, the company behind iAuditor – the most used safety audit app in the world – Luke lives the journey of growth in the digital age. Safety Culture has grown in the last few years from relative obscurity in Townsville, North Queensland to now having offices in Sydney, Kanas, UK and Silicon Valley. They have raised over $15m in funding and currently employ 70 staff.

In a fire-side chat with corporate innovator Monica Bradley, Luke will share his story and draw out lessons for others about growth in the digital age. He’ll talk about how to create an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurialism and the resources and capabilities that are needed on the growth journey.

Rowena Barrett
Professor Rowena Barrett, Head of the School of Management, QUT

Rowena is a small firm innovation specialist. Sharing research findings from the Queensland High Growth Firms Study, Rowena will outline a number of key high growth traits that contribute to growth in the digital age.

Rowena applies innovative solutions to assist small firms to thrive. She leads the School of Management at QUT where excellent management, human resource management, entrepreneurship and innovation research is applied to create impact in the economy and society.

LaurenMcCarthy
2016 TRANSMIT³ Resident to The Cube

Lauren McCarthy is a New York based artist, programmer and 2016 TRANSMIT³ Resident to The Cube. Her residency explores the potential of The Cube as a “smart social environment,” responsive to the mood and activity of the people that inhabit it. Her residency focuses on the side-effects of the Internet of Things. Lauren raises the question if those smart systems are capable of interpreting our social relationships.

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/dennismurphy).

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