Ken Segall is the author of the bestselling book Insanely Simple. A creative director
who worked side-by-side with Steve Jobs at both NeXT and Apple for 12 years, Ken Segall
played a key role in Apple's post-1997 resurrection. He helped to create such critical
ad-campaigns as 'Think Different' and come up with the 'i' before Apple's key products,
playing a pivotal role in reviving the company from near death to one of the most
admired and profitable companies in the world.
As an advertising executive by
trade, Segall worked as a global creative director at Dell, IBM, Intel and BMW before
joining Apple. It was at Apple, however, where he experienced first hand how Steve Jobs'
obsession with simplicity became the driving force that informs every decision the
company makes, from product design to advertising to the packaging of its products.
Currently, Segall does creative work in branding and product naming for major brands,
and serves as an advocate for how organizations can embrace the principles of simplicity
to guide everything from innovation and organization, to sales and communication.
In a complex world, how can we embrace the of simplicity to achieve extraordinary success
How the preference for simplicity is built into our DNA, and why given the choice, human beings will always choose the simpler path
The inside story on how Steve Jobs' obsession with simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster, saving millions in the process
Making simplicity the basis of everything your strategy
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Harvard Business School Professor and leading expert on strategy, innovation and leadership
The Big Change:Forces Reshaping Business
Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where
she specialises in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also Chair and Director
of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful
leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges
in their next life stage. A collaboration across all of Harvard, the Advanced Leadership
Initiative aims to build a new leadership force for the world.
Her latest book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead, is a sweeping
look across industries and technologies shaping the future of mobility and the leadership
required for transformation. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders of large
and small organisations worldwide, through her teaching, writing, and direct consultation
to major corporations and governments. The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review,
Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world"
(Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Thinkers 50).
She has received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards,
lifetime achievement awards, and prizes. These include the Academy of Management's
Distinguished Career Award for scholarly contributions to management knowledge; the
World Teleport Association's "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" award; the
International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals; and the
Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence.
The impact of today’s highly networked world on strategy and leadership
Harnessing the potential of the upcoming strategic, organisational and cultural transformations
The six facets of organisational logic that will become the building blocks of a more sustainable competitive advantage
Compelling examples from great companies worldwide that are leading the way to creating innovation, profits, growth and social good
Professor at the Kellogg School of Management
Agile Innovation: How to Move Faster, Learn Cheaply and Collaborate Better
Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher and consultant in business innovation,
technology marketing and new media. A Professor of Technology and the Director of the
Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management,
he is the author of six books his most recent - Fewer, Bigger, Bolder:
From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth
Sawhney has been a professor at Kellogg since 1999, during which time he has pioneered
concepts like e-Hubs, community-centric innovation, innomediation, metamarkets and
network-centric innovation. He has also been named as one of the 25 most influential
people in e-Business by BusinessWeek. In his latest book, co-authored with Sanjay
Khosler, Sawhney focuses on how companies can achieve the focused and sustainable
growth which is essentially to organisational health.
In addition to his teaching and research, Sawhney advises and speaks to Global 2000
firms and governments worldwide, with clients including Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems,
DuPont, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, Kraft
Foods and Sony among many others. He has won several awards for his teaching and
research, and has been nominated by students as one of the top 5 professors at Kellogg.
In a world where disruption is accelerating and markets are evolving rapidly,
innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage. But innovation also
needs to be innovated upon. The classical innovation approach that relies on
deliberate planning and “getting it right the first time” is no longer viable.
The innovation process in a dynamic business environment needs to be accelerated
and it needs to be more adaptable. This is Agile Innovation – an innovation
culture that embraces experimentation, an innovation process that consists of
rapid iterative learning and an innovation organisation that relies on
collaboration inside and outside the company. We will outline the
principles of Agile Innovation and examine its key building blocks – from
culture and mindset to process and execution to organisation and people.
We will learn from the leaders in Agile Innovation in a variety of industries
and markets. We will conclude with a clear call to action for business leaders
to transform their companies into Agile Innovators.
Collaborative innovation: Consolidating a new customer-centered paradigm
Connect and engage your customers (and their networks): How to make the most of their experience with your brand, product or service
On networks, social media and customer generated ideas
Creating the portfolio of collaborative innovation tools your company needs
Founder of The Huffington Post, and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global
Redefining Success in a Fast-Moving World
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and
CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most
recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly
became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands
on the Internet, and in 2012 won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer
well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way
we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the
price we must pay for success.Thrive Global provides trainings, seminars,
e-courses, coaching and ongoing support based on the latest scientific
findings to improve people’s health and increase productivity for both
companies and individuals around the world.
She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100
most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women
list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated
from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became
president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating
a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution:
Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and
mystery of sleep, both became instant international bestsellers.
Beyond money and power: Introducing a third metric in measuring success
Reducing stress and boosting productivity in today's fast-paced, connected world
The challenges of time management: Keys to juggling multiple priorities simultaneously
How 'leaning back' makes for wiser leaders
Creating an organisational culture fit to thrive in a constant state of beta
The discussion examines women and diverse work places as an enabler for increased productivity within organisations.
Renowned psychologist and leading authority on emotional intelligence
Brainpower: Mindsight and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
The world’s indisputable authority on emotional intelligence, Goleman’s contributions to the field of psychology have had a transformational impact on the world of business and beyond. He has been named by the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times as one of their most influential business thinkers and is the author of numerous bestselling books including Emotional Intelligence and Focus.
The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence— which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one’s abilities — “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea” and chose his article “What Makes a Leader” as one of ten “must-read” articles from its pages. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association.
His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Goleman's "The Focused Leader" won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.
The competencies necessary for self-management and high performance
What it takes to develop resonant leadership - the foundation for sustainable 21st century organisations
Harnessing the power of self-awareness and using it as a building block for professional development
How to cultivate the internal and interpersonal integration necessary to be a wise leader
Helen Macpherson Smith Chair of Leadership for Social Impact at the Melbourne Business School
Empowering high performance organisations
Ian Williamson is the Helen Macpherson Smith Chair of Leadership for Social Impact at the Melbourne
Business School. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of International Relations at
MBS and is also the Director of the Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre.
Examining how organisations recruit, select, and retain knowledge workers, his research
focuses on how the development of effective "talent pipelines" can enhance organizational outcomes.
Ian is the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy of Management Human Resource Division
best paper award and the Academy of Management Best Practices Mentoring Award. Ian has also
provided consulting services for a wide range of organizations such as ANZ, Etihad Airlines,
McCormick & Company, Melbourne Water, PWC, Lockheed Martin and NAB among many others.
In his role as Associate Dean and Director of the Social Impact Leadership Centre, Ian's focus
is on developing effective partnerships between the Melbourne Business School and not-for-profit,
for profit, philanthropic and government entities for the purposes of addressing key economic
and social issues across the Asia Pacific region.
Barriers organisations face when responding to major external disruptions
How people management decisions determine whether organisations thrive or fail
Practical strategies to better prepare your organisations
Founder of Wikipedia
Business in a Connected and Collaborative World
Jimmy Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology
visionary, who is best known as the founder of Wikipedia - currently
the fifth most popular website in the world. Named one of Time magazine's
"100 Most Influential People," Jimmy Wales was also acknowledged by the
World Economic Forum as one of the top 250 leaders across the world for
his professional accomplishments, his commitment to society, and his
potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
The origins of Wikipedia began in March 2000, when Wales started Nupedia
("the free encyclopedia"), which was characterized by an extensive
peer-review process. With the addition of wikis (a collection of web
pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify
content), the project was dubbed "Wikipedia" with the goal to create a
world in which "every single person on the planet is given free access
to the sum of all human knowledge". In 2003 Wales established the
Wikimedia Foundation to oversee his expanding online enterprises.
He extended the wiki model to several other projects, including Wiktionary
and Wikinews. In 2004 he cofounded with Angela Beesley the for-profit Wikia,
Threats and opportunities for business in a globally connected world with free access to human knowledge
How organizations must adapt to compete and innovate in a world that is increasingly open and collaborative
Rethinking how businesses need to interact with employees, customers, distributors, suppliers and the public
A look at the technologies that will lie at the heart of the next wave of business disruption
Melbourne Business School Associate Dean Jody Evans will
facilitate a discussion with prominent Australian leaders.
Angela has extensive business, retail, investment banking and wealth management experience
spanning more than 29 years. In 2016, Angela was appointed NAB's Chief Customer Officer,
Business & Private Banking. In this role, Angela leads NAB's Business and specialist
Agriculture, Health and Government & Education teams, along with Business Direct &
Small Business, NAB's Private Bank and JBWere divisions. Angela is passionate about diversity
and cultural inclusiveness in the workplace, starting with the recruitment process.
Winner of the LinkedIn Conscious Business Leadership Award 2016, Management Maestro – Ashley is not your
typical HR Director. Joining the Holden legal team in 2005, he went on to hold various roles
within the HR team including Director – Manufacturing & Labour Relations, during the GFC.
In 2014 he was appointed to the Holden Board and is now Executive Director – People,
Performance & Culture, where he is an active and vocal positive disruptor across
the business. Prior to Holden, Ashley was a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in their
Workplace Relations Practice and holds a Bachelor of Law and Arts (Hons)
Jody has an outstanding track record in engaged research and uses marketing
acumen and capabilities to address important challenges in industry, government,
arts and social contexts. Jody has extensive advisory and management development
experience in multiple sectors. She leads market research, strategic reviews and
management development seminars and workshops. Partner organisations
include BP Australia, Australia Post, Australia Council for the Arts,
Museum Victoria and more.
As the Chief Customer Officer at Australia Post, Christine is responsible for
creating the experiences that customers love and advocating for customers across
the enterprise. Christine is also responsible for brand, marketing, customer
insights, community and corporate social responsibility teams as well as the
consumer and small business segment. A champion for diversity and inclusion,
under her leadership she has both increased the representation of women in
management roles in the retail and mail network businesses, and the
representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within her
workforce through dedicated traineeships.
The discussion examines women and diverse work places as an enabler for increased productivity within organisations.
Why incorporating Diversity & Inclusion is a critical component of your organisation's corporate culture
Why are organisations still slow to adapt and benefit from the evidence that shows organisations with diverse boards, management teams and workforces outperform those that do not?
How to measure the impact of a diverse, inclusive and culturally competent workforce
Where to from here?
Director of Marketing at Facebook from 2005 to 2011, today Zuckerberg is the Founder & CEO of
Zuckerberg Media, a boutique marketing firm and production company, working with high profile
organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil,
Conde Nast, and PayPal. She is the author of the New York Times best seller Dot Complicated and
also works as a television producer and contributor.
In 2011, Zuckerberg was nominated for an Emmy Award for her innovative blend of online/TV
coverage of the U.S. mid-term elections. In 2012, she was the executive producer for a TV docu-
series on Bravo about Silicon Valley's startup culture, and she regularly appears on camera to discuss
life in the digital age. In addition to her activities in the media world, in Spring 2014, she starred in
Rock of Ages on Broadway for a 42-show run. In her spare time, Zuckerberg sits on the board of
Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company that helps with diversity staffing and
training for Fortune 500 companies.
The impact of digital on every area of your business: Recruiting, managing employees, marketing your business, engaging customers, and much more
Aligning your social strategy with your broader business strategy
Using digital tools to empower your innovation pipeline
How to leverage the upside of our digital world whilst mitigating the downside