Joseph AamidorManaging Director, Aamidor Consulting (USA)
Joseph Aamidor is a senior product and market strategy consultant focused on smart buildings, IoT, energy and real estate. He has nearly 15 years of experience in building and energy technology. He provides strategic guidance and advice to established building management firms, technology providers, and early-stage innovators. Previously, he served as Director of Product at Lucid Design Group and was a product manager at Johnson Controls.
Rita ArrigoChief Digital Advisor, Microsoft
Rita Arrigo is a Chief Digital Advisor at Microsoft, she dreams, designs and delivers to transform the business, empower the employee, deliver new connected customer experiences and re-invent products. With experience in designing transformational digital solutions that embrace the modern workplace, cognitive, crypto-transactions and mixed-reality across multiple industries, she engages with globally distributed teams; mentor and motivate; and works on inclusive accessible design in an AI first approach.
Her work at Microsoft is focused in Smart Buildings, Connected Manufacturing, Digital Health, Connected Vehicle and Experience Design, together with industry, government and education re-imagining people, place and technology in the digital world. Her passion for humanising innovation is evident in her view of the next boom that will be fuelled by the collision of the creative and technology improving of daily lives and digitally transforming our cities, lifestyle and play. This started in 1993 when she co-founded the radio show Byte Into It on 3RRR aiming to reducing techno fear and bring the benefits of technology to a larger audience. Since that she has launched User Groups, Mentored and Attended Hackathons, Design Thinking to engage business users and drive customer empathy with a range of techniques to enable new technologies to flourish.
She is passionate about the Rise of AI, making our lives more human, with inclusive workplaces, rise of AI for customer service, the future of work with Mixed Reality and Machine Learning driving more personal experiences, that will make our lives more Human. As User Interface moves from SmartPhone to Ambient and Mixed Reality, Interactive Design becomes Cognitive Knowledge and Understanding, the new killer app will be intelligence. In this talk She is listed in the top 10 in Microsoft Global Social Selling Index and is currently at 4th place global in employee advocacy on Social Media.
Tony BlameyChief Product and Customer Experience Officer, Domain
Tony joined Fairfax Media in 2003 and was appointed Chief Product & Customer Experience Officer of Domain Group in December 2017. He has responsibility for Product Development, Sales Operations and Customer Experience across the group.
Before this, Tony held a number of senior roles within the Fairfax Media and Domain businesses, including Chief Commercial Officer of Domain, General Manager of Domain, General Manager of MyCareer, Sales Director MyCareer and National Manager of AdOnline. At Domain, Tony was instrumental in leading the Domain business through digital transformation having played a pivotal role in bringing together the first integrated online and print teams.
Prior to joining Fairfax Media, Tony previously held senior sales management roles at Lawlex – an online regulatory publisher and compliance management business. His media career commenced at Yellow Pages where he was involved with many of the early internet directory and search engine products.
Tony holds a BS (Agricultural Science) from the University of Melbourne.
Stuart BrownDirector and Chief Executive Officer, BlackWall
Stuart has been involved in property development, management and funding for 20 years. Stuart has run debt and equity raisings in relation to listed and unlisted real estate structures worth over a half a billion dollars. In his earlier career, Stuart practised as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate advisory with Mallesons and Gilbert + Tobin. Stuart also sits on the Board as an Independent Director of Coogee Boys Preparatory School and Randwick Rugby Club.
Paul CalabroGeneral Manager | Technical Building Services, Madison Technologies
Paul Calabro has been involved in integrated building technologies for over 15 years across a range of market verticals and product portfolios.
Having completed his engineering studies, Paul quickly developed a passion for the development and adoption of Smart Building technologies that supported benefits for both client and environment.
Paul understands the challenges of design, implementing and creating user experiences that define the integration of building technologies.
Having designed and implemented a number of integrated solutions, Paul has developed a unique blend of skills to support his clients needs. Having worked with a number of Global and National organisations, Paul is best placed to assist in developing the necessary strategies and tools to support Smart Building applications.
Ian CashenDirector Building, Sydney Opera House
With formal training as a civil engineer, Ian has more than 20 years’ experience in construction and asset management. Ian’s experience spans the asset lifecycle including the development of strategies, planning and delivery of capital projects, and operations and maintenance management.
Ian joined the Sydney Opera House in 2016 after 12 years with infrastructure advisory firm Evans & Peck (now known as Advisian). Ian was a Principal of the firm responsible for providing a range of high value advisory services to clients as well managing the operations of the NSW branch comprising of 70 consulting staff.
Ian’s earlier career included experience in design and project management of high profile projects including a number of the Sydney Olympics venues. With this as a foundation Ian developed broader expertise, fulfilling leadership roles for delivery of major projects as well as reform initiatives for improving operations and maintenance of major assets.
James DellowDirector, Digital Workplace Company
James Dellow, Director, Digital Workplace Company, uses human-centred design and technology management know-how to provide masterplanning to help develop organisations that are digital first workplaces from the ground up.
He is a human-centred designer, with a long-standing interest in the intersection of people, place and technology in workplace design. His consulting experience includes collaborating with leading design studios to help them develop workplace strategies for companies such as AMP, King & Wood Mallesons, Rabobank, and Suncorp that take into account new ways of working, technological developments, and how people collaborate and share knowledge.
Dr Christian DerixPrincipal Woods Bagot & Global Leader, SuperSpace
Dr Christian Derix is a principal of Woods Bagot and the Global Leader of SUPERSPACE, the design research agency of Woods Bagot. SUPERSPACE develops computational platforms for human-centric spatial environments simulating user-experiences employing data analysis, cognitive science and machine learning. SUPERSPACE has been a pioneer in computational planning since 2004 when Derix set up the first global professional Computational Design group at Aedas in London, to focus on users and spatial performance.
Derix holds a PhD from Technical University Vienna and has been researching and teaching at various European universities, recently completing visiting professorships at Technical University Munich, Germany and University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Bruce DuyshartDirector, Meld Strategies
Bruce Duyshart is a technologist, strategist and facilitator with a professional background in architecture, planning, design, property development and information technology. He has been at the forefront of innovation within the property industry for the past 20 years, having successfully implemented a number of ground breaking and award winning initiatives including: Smart Building Technologies, Sustainability Energy Monitoring, Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) communications systems and Web-based project collaboration systems.
As an innovation specialist, Bruce is passionate about creating intelligent property assets and mixed-use developments that retain long-term market value. Widely regarded as an industry leader in this field, he achieves successful project outcomes by working closely with clients to develop business strategies and development briefs that optimise technological, sustainable, cost effective and operationally efficient solutions for all project stakeholders.
He is also a published author and experienced speaker on a range of technology subjects.
Johanna PitmanProgram Director, CityConnect
Johanna Pitman directs BlueChilli’s latest accelerator program, CityConnect: an open innovation program to co-create solutions addressing the biggest challenges facing the world’s urban communities. Prior to BlueChilli, Johanna was the Deputy CEO for the Committee for Sydney, an independent think-tank advocating for global best practice in city-making. Johanna brings a deep understanding of urban issues and economic development, through senior roles in Federal and State agencies, and the UK Government's overseas trade network. Johanna is passionate about connecting the right players to create smart cities that are prosperous, inclusive and liveable for all.
John PreeceChief Property Officer, Hub Australia
John joined Hub Australia as Chief Property Officer in 2018. In this role, John leads a team responsible for sourcing and securing new clubhouse sites, the refurbishment and fitout of the spaces to create amazing environments for Hub members, managing the technology infrastructure, ongoing portfolio management, and working closely with our Bespoke clients to create individual workspaces for larger corporates.
John has over 20 years of experience in commercial property and project management. He has held a range of senior positions in global property agencies including Knight Frank and DTZ in Australia, and CBRE in Europe. He also has a multi-disciplinary skill set, having worked across project management, occupier solutions and office leasing, as well as running Knight Frank’s full-service North Shore agency business in Sydney. He is a Fellow of the RICS, and a licensed real estate agent.
Leon WurfelCEO & Founder, Bueno
Leon Wurfel is the founder and CEO of BUENO. Leon founded BUENO 5 years ago becoming the first mover in Australia in the operational property analytics space. Over the 5 years the team at BUENO has grown to 60 people, a global presence, and an install base of >1,300 buildings covering more than 15 million square metres. Leon is considered a thought leader in the smart buildings and operational big data spaces and regularly presents at conferences in Australia and abroad.