Adam Ferrier
Co-owner of Cummins & Partners

Adam Ferrier is co-owner of Cummins & Partners – Adnews Agency of the Year, founder of Naked Communications, author of “The Advertising Effect” and part of The Australian Creatives’ ‘Power 20’; A regular on the Gruen Transfer and featured on The Project, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC Radio Adam is an ex psychologist and a global authority on Behavioural Economics.
The creator of one of only nine ideas to ever win the Gold Effie and Gold Lion and winner of the World Innovation, as well as being the driving force behind the global phenomenon “The Best Job in the World” part of an iconic tourism Australia campaign. Adam Ferrier doesn’t just think outside the square – he’s blown the square up.
Adam hands delegates the keys to sky rocketed motivation – whether to buy, perform or change – through cognitive behavioral psychology and a deep understanding of behavioral economics.

Jaimes Leggett 
Group CEO | M&C Saatchi

I love what I do. I’m passionate about brands and the power of creativity. I’ve got a wealth of through-the-line experience and get excited by entrepreneurial thinking. At M&C Saatchi we Harness creative talent to help solve business problems. Forget job titles and hierarchies, we get the smartest people together and work collectively to co-create solutions to briefs. We launch companies, breathe life into brands, boost careers and change consumer behaviour.

Dr. Linden Brown 
Chairman Market Culture Strategies 
Visiting Professor | Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW 

Dr. Linden Brown is the chairman and co-founder of Market Culture Strategies Inc, a Silicon Valley company focused on measuring the level of customer centric cultures of organizations and the associated risks and opportunities.  Market Culture’s research has resulted in a unique tool for measuring and bench marking the level of customer centricity of organizations against a worldwide database.

Linden has published 16 books in the field of marketing, strategy, and leadership including the latest edition of the No.1 selling Australian university textbook, Marketing, 9th Edition, 2013 with Professor Philip Kotler, the S.C.Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His latest book ‘The Customer Culture Imperative: A Leader’s Guide to Driving Superior Performance’, with Chris Brown, is a unique guide to help organizations measure and chart a road map to strengthen customer centricity.

In the U.S. he has partnered with a number of organizations to measure, develop and embed a customer focused culture. He has worked with a number of large businesses including Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Bell Canada, Telstra, Fairfax Media, BlackRock, Ergon Energy and Speedo.


Mark Jones 
Chief Executive Officer | Filtered Media

Mark is Chief Storyteller + CEO at Filtered Media, a brand storytelling and content marketing agency in Sydney, leading a team of talented journalists, editors, PR professionals, and digital media designers. Mark has spent 15+ years in mainstream and trade press as a journalist and editor, with a focus on business, technology, innovation, and health. Publishing is amazing: writing, videos, podcasts, or social. If it's storytelling and building communities, he’s hooked!

Mark’s work has appeared in The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, MIS Magazine, InfoWorld (US), Australian Reseller News, CIO Magazine, and Amnesty International's Human Rights Defender Magazine, among others.

Cat Matson 
Chief Digital Officer | City of Brisbane 

A digital strategist, a problem-solver, dot-connector, an excellence-seeker, banality-slayer and a self proclaimed performance improvement junkie. Cat is Chief Digital Officer for the City of Brisbane driving the Digital Brisbane strategy. This includes building the digital capability and capacity of Brisbane's business community, galvanising the city's start-up ecosystem and developing the strategy for a smart-connected Brisbane. Cat is considered an industry leader when it comes to digital media, recently profiled in the Sydney Morning Herald as one of six 'rising female in the technology sector'.

Adam Steinhardt 
Founder | The Kingdom 

Adam Steinhardt is a marketing technology consultant. He is the founder of The Kingdom, The 2015 International HubSpot Partner of the Year.  A two-time Commonwealth Games Pole Vaulter in the 90's. As the Founder of Next Byte, he created from scratch a $70 million Apple Reseller in just ten years. Once ranking 13th in the BRW Top 100, in 2000's. He is now the Managing Director of The fastest growing HubSpot Platinum Partner in Asia Pac - The Kingdom. Adam presents a dynamic content marketing, social selling and inbound sales experience propelling you into the future of digital marketing.  Fast talking, insightful and at times confronting, this is the adrenaline-stimulating roller coaster you just have to ride.

Andrew Thornton 
Director and Principal | Bridge Street Consulting
Co Founder | The Customer Edge
Chair | Australian Marketing Institute 

Andrew is an experienced and seasoned senior executive with a career grounded in business strategy and marketing management. He has held senior management roles, including Managing Director, CMO and General Manager positions, within blue-chip companies across four distinct sectors: banking and finance, telecommunications, professional services and transport infrastructure.He is the Director and Principal of Bridge Street Consulting–a Sydney based consulting practice that focuses on developing effective ‘market based’ business growth strategies for its clients. In this capacity, Andrew works at Board, CEO and executive leadership level.

He is also the Co-Founder of The Customer Edge a specialist advisory practice that develops bespoke customer experience management strategies for clients and provides them with mentoring and coaching support through the implementation process. Prior to being appointed to the Board, Andrew was a member of the NSW State Advisory Committee of the AMI. He is also a Director and Deputy Chair of the Australian Society for Progress and Wellbeing.

  Liz Savage 
Board Member | Appster

Liz passionately believes that great organisations – those with loyal, satisfied members, effective teams and respected brands – are guided by a strong sense of purpose. She applies this thinking to her work as a Board Director and Business Advisor, helping leaders to develop clear strategy, lead lasting change and inspire their people to do great work. Liz’ s experience combines current Board Director roles at economic development agency Brisbane Marketing, national sporting organisation Triathlon Australia and award-winning tech & ideas developer Appster, with her work as a Business Advisor to CEOs, helping them to build and grow strong enduring businesses. Liz has a solid track record in senior leadership roles, growing airline easyJet from start up to pan-European household name and, as Chief Commercial Officer, transforming and re-branding Virgin in Australia. 
  Chris Williams 
Owner | Sema Group 

Chris’  core expertise are in marketing communications and customer experience. Over the course of his career, Chris has been immersed in and worked with some of Australia’ s most recognisable organisations. Most notably Telstra, Salesforce, ABNote, MLC, Origin Energy, NAB and AMP. As Owner and Sales Director of SEMA, Chris fulfils the role of Strategic Advisor to SEMA’ s clients. Chris’  responsibility is to ensure that SEMA meet their obligation as Strategic Partners to deliver value beyond that of a service provider. Chris has delivered outstanding sales and business outcomes throughout his career. Chris has undertaken speaking roles at such events as The Australian Marketing Institute’ s Marketing Summit and Salesforce Marketing Cloud Connect National Conference. Originally from the UK, Chris has developed an appreciation of all things Australian, except perhaps the cricket team.
  Jock Fairweather 
Founder & Captain | Little Tokyo Two 

Jock Fairweather grew up between Papua New Guinea and the Philippines before jetting to Europe straight after high school in Brisbane. The last Seven years have seen him travel across the globe socialising with some of the world's most famous fashion designers and building a women's luxury shoe label that broke records within the Fashion industry. After parting ways with his brand and a Swiss Equity Group - Jock is back in Brisbane building innovative businesses within a collaborative ecosystem where people from all walks of life use his spaces (Little Tokyo Two) to collaborate, innovate and succeed working on their own projects. Jocks life goal is to reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of Brisbane and to take our passionate and talented community to support developing nations ... he's 26. Little Tokyo Two: We are Australia’ s most personally invested and impactful entrepreneurial community. Through our space and community, our opportunities have facilitated 100’ s of both personal and business success stories. Via our space, events and people - we create trust, friendship, and support so that productivity flourishes, allowing the brightest minds to share, grow and do more with tomorrow.
  Jordan Duffy 
Buckham & Duffy

Jordan Duffy is a serial entrepreneur, technology innovation expert and, at the age of 21, co-owns Buckham & Duffy, an innovation and rapid development firm. B&D services enterprise and government clients in identifying and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies, research and startups. Jordan’ s passion for technology and business started at home assembling computers, and his entrepreneurial journey started at age 14 with business partner Alex Buckham. Alex and Jordan have been growing businesses for eight years. Jordan is an appointed board member for the Redland City Council, a G20 Research Group Delegate and represents Australia at policy and innovation events worldwide. Business aside, Jordan is an avid self-educator and driven change maker. Personally, Jordan has battled cancer and chronic pain, has traveled to 20 countries and played drums on the Great Wall of China in the 2008 Olympic Orchestra.
  Paul Hawkins 
Founder & CEO | Crazy Might Work

Paul is the founder and CEO of Crazy Might Work.
He is accredited to deliver the IDEO Design Thinking and ExperiencePoint transformational change programmes and has trained in these methods at the Centre for Creative Leadership in Brussels, IDEO in San Francisco and through Stanford d.School in Palo Alto.

Paul has worked in over 20 countries on ‘skunkworks’ product development initiatives, bids, mergers and acquisitions exceeding $20 billion. His research work has included confidential assignments for Telstra Health and leading international private equity firms.

As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Paul holds a master’s degree in business and is a regular presenter at international conferences. He also sits on and advises multiple boards, both in the ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ sectors.

Early Bird Registrations Open now until 15 May

 Date: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Venue: Rydges, Brisbane


CPM - $435 inc GST (normally $525)
Member - $495 inc GST (normally $595)
Non-Member - $660 inc GST (normally $795)