Expert Speakers Include:

Miri Rodriguez

Social Media Lead, Microsoft US

Miri is a social innovator within Microsoft, we are delighted to bring her vision and clarity on social evolution to this event. Having founded Microsoft’s initial move into social, she has many years on the ground practical experience in managing social customer service and engagement.

Anthony James

Social Innovator, TCS

Anthony has a global reputation – inspiring innovation within leading organisations, including the Government’s Digital Transformation Office. He has assisted in delivering exceptional social and digital campaigns to many large scale organisations and will be at hand to share insights and practical social advice to attendees throughout the two days.

Eva Chodzinski

Engagement Manager, NSW Department of Education

Eva offers fresh and new thinking as to how we evolve as social engagers. Her insights from the Department of Education will be shared and her focus on future development for the  Department will be revealed. Eva was formally social manager at Coca Cola, managing the ‘social media centre’. She will be sharing her perspective on the future of social operational
excellence also.

Travis Longmore

Social Specialist, Australia Post

Travis develops and implements all online community programs for Australia Post and is responsible for the organisation’s future focused social road map. Former Head of Social at the US Embassy, Travis will share his key learnings in social integration and growth.

Scott Gillham

Director, Nielsen

Scott heads up Social TV and is leading the launch of Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, the first ever measure of total activity and reach of TV-related conversation on Twitter. Prior to this role, Scott was Regional Director across the Asia Pacific region for Nielsen’s Advertising Information Services.

Louise Vansleve

Senior Social Media Manager at Cancer Council NSW

Digital Strategist, Content Production and Social Media Specialist. Louise is a dynamic social media expert with extensive social strategy and content production expertise with positive influence on stakeholders.

Mireille Ryan

CEO at Social Media Marketing Institute

Founder of the Social Media Marketing Awards and an award winning entrepreneur, and speaker. In 2010, Mireille was named Australian Exercise Professional of the Year and her business was named 2011 QLD Personal Training Business of the Year.

Sam Mutimer

Founder & Director of Social Media at Thinktank Social

Director of Social Media, Thinktank Media Sam Mutimer is an exceptionally enthusiastic speaker and social media strategist. With significant experience in the industry, Sam’s biggest passion and purpose lies in researching the latest powerful social media trends that are applicable to network and market any business.

Katy Hulton

Digital and Social Media Consultant at Northern Beaches Council

Louise Tapsell

Social Media Specialist, ACMA

Louise is passionate about social media strategy and communications in the public sector. Striving for new ways to reach new audiences organically. Louise has created an omni-channel strategy managing the ACMA’s digital communities and social brand, acmadotgov, across a variety of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Dr. Karen Sutherland

Social Media Researcher, University of Sunshine Coast

Karen has worked in the fields of public relations, marketing and communication since 1999. During that time she has performed roles at high-profile organisations such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABCTV), Grundy Television, Fremantle Media, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Monash University.

Roghan McKerlie

Founder & Director, Rogues Gallery

With more than 15 years experience in the fields of content creation and strategy (including print, TV and digital), Roghan is a certified Digital Content Jedi who loves designing relevant narratives to engage your target audience.

Benjamin Mulligan

Regional Marketing Leader, Hootsuite

Ben is a Sydney based marketing strategist and technology evangelist with a passion for all things digital. His career was built around brand development and digital strategy for some of the world’s leading youth lifestyle and consumer technology brands.

Marshall Mayer

Head of Marketing, Twitter

Marshall is responsible for raising Twitter’s profile in Australia, as well as building and strengthening its relationships with agencies and brands. Prior to joining Twitter, Marshall was Vice President for Digital at Ketchum in New York City.

Kathryn Carter

General Manager, Sales - Australia at Snapchat, Inc.

Former News Corp sales director and now General Manager of Snapchat Australia, Kathryn holds a key role and she has been tasked with growing the company’s commercial presence in Australia. Previously she spent three and a half years at Mediacom.

Damien Sebion

Social Media Manager, WWF-Australia

Dionne Lew

CEO, The Social Executive

She is a non-executive director and seasoned communications executive with 30 years of experience in strategic corporate communications, marketing, media, public relations, stakeholder management, crisis management and online & social media communication.

Vikas Bagri

Social Media Innovation Advisor, Government of India

Vikas Bagri is currently the Social Media and Civic Innovation Adviser for the Government of Chhattisgarh. Vikas has worked in various capacities with the Government of India, State Government of Chhattisgarh, academic institutions, start-ups and non-profits in the areas of education, health, innovation, entrepreneurship, social media, open data and ICTs for development

Susan Manniche

Head of Social Media at Bureau of Meterology

Living and loving the digital freeway, connecting people with information and building relationships. This is why I love social media and why I love my job. Anything digital, gadgets, tools, apps, software, websites, and my favourite, social media are all in my playground.

Amanda Dennett

Communication and Digital Strategy at Australian Government

She is passionate about women’s health, gender equality and sport. Her key strengths include digital marketing strategy, reputation management, brand promotion, media relations, risk and project management, and public speaking.

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