BuzzConf at the Digital Innovation Festival
The DIF: 1 Day. 7 Experiences. Showcase of Victorian Innovators.
Join us at the iconic Deakin Edge @ Fed Square and taste test your year ahead with speakers from BuzzConf and other great victorian innovation festivals: Above All Human, Creative Innovation, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Pause Fest, Pivot Summit and Silicon Block Party, MC’d by Rhys Hayes from IE Digital.
As part of the inaugural Digital Innovation Festival, you can have a sneak preview of the leading innovation events that occur throughout the year. Hear from the pioneers that strive to make a lasting impact on the digital technology ecosystem across Victoria.
Exploring the Importance of Diversity and Education in the Future of Technology and Innovation
BuzzConf will be presenting a panel of world-class innovators and educators, to discuss the most important factors of technology development and education facing us today.
April Staines – Co-founder of Girl Geek Academy
April Staines describes herself as a “Maker” and a “Geek”. She has a passion for all facets of technology, from making and digital fabrication, to application development. She is also one of the co-founders of Girl Geek Academy, an organisation who’s aim is to help increase the number of women in tech.
Paul Fenwick – Science Educator and Public Speaker
Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. He is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation.
Will Egan – Co-founder of Code the Future
Will Egan is the CMO at the successful Australian health education company, Ausmed, and co-founder of Code the Future, a not for profit organisation that’s putting coding education in schools.
Kathy Coultas – Director, ICT /Tech Sector Development, State Government of Victoria
Kathy Coultas has wide experience in industry policy development, program implementation and international engagement with a focus on trade and investment across Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Kathy has worked closely with the industry and educations over many years to develop Victoria’s ICT and digital technology industry.