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Dr
Kristine Dery
Research Scientist at MIT CISR

Dr Kristine Dery

Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Dr. Kristine Dery is a Research Scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management in the Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

Kristine leads MIT CISR’s research on the Future-ready Workforce that provides leaders with insights into what it takes to equip employees with the digital tools and the skills, capabilities and ways of working to be effective in a digital world.

Her previous research has explored the employee experience in the context of Agile Ways of Working, Virtual Connectivity, and also what it takes to attract and retain the Talent with the digital skills to successfully deliver on the challenges of new digital business models. She works closely with research colleagues at MIT CISR to ensure that her research is integrated into broader conversations around digital transformation.

In addition to her research portfolio, Kristine works closely with senior management teams and boards of large organizations in AsiaPac to capture value from MIT CISR research as they wrestle with the challenges of digital transformation.

Dom
Price
Chief Futurist at Atlassian

Dom Price

Chief Futurist at Atlassian

About

An accomplished TED speaker, Dom is proud to work at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in business.

As their resident Work Futurist, Dom is Atlassian’s in house “Team Doctor” helping Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spends over half his time helping their customers navigate transformation, agility, leadership, and the future of work.

Dom helped pioneer Atlassian’s Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding of teamwork and the changes needed today to build thriving businesses.

He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.

A keen traveller, Dom has traversed over 53 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.

Alistair
Carmichael
Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

Alistair Carmichael

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

About

Alistair is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader of the Firm’s Organisation Practice.

From his base in Sydney, he advises and serves clients in Australia across a range of sectors, including financial services, defence, food, energy and public and social institutions on organisational transformation and change.

His areas of expertise include: culture transformation, growth transformation, change management, talent strategy, leadership development, operating model design and organisation design.

Emma
Mehaffey
Founder, Emjoy and Former GM, Culture & Employee Experience, Virgin Australia Group

Emma Mehaffey

Founder, Emjoy and Former GM, Culture & Employee Experience, Virgin Australia Group

About

I am Emma, Founder of Emjoy. Emjoy is about stripping away the big words, the fancy diagrams and standard frameworks. It’s about real human leadership. It’s about remembering what it’s like to be an employee at all stages and what that means to people. It’s about giving people a reason to get up every morning. Giving them something to believe in. It’s simple, its inspirational, it’s the future and it delivers joy in spades.

And what do I know about Culture and Experience? I’ve spent the last 15 years of my career at the global leader in creating epic Cultures, the Virgin brand, Virgin Australia. I began my career in early days of Virgin Blue and experienced the unique challenge that comes with aviation. My last role as the General Manager of Culture and Employee Experience gave me the opportunity to lead a 9,500 employee base. From hiring the best of the best, to having to let go thousands of employees during COVID that loved what they did. It was a role that encompassed the breadth of human emotion.

Throughout the most challenging year globally, I made a push to implement Workplace by Facebook to all employees. In a time of extreme stress, anxiety and sadness the roll out of this tool transformed the way we approached our people and allowed us to do something extraordinary. Proving that communicating with your people as real, raw humans will always triumph.

Lucy
Chung
CEO at NOBL Collective (USA)

Lucy Chung

CEO at NOBL Collective (USA)

About

Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of NOBL, a culture change organizational design firm. She believes in building legendary cultures and helps her clients operationalize their wildest ambitions.

She embodies a bias-to-action, using her experience in operations, human resources, and organizational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change. Previously, she was a VP at the fashion house Rag & Bone, an advisor to the global digital studio ustwo, and partner at Undercurrent, a leading digital consultancy.

Matt
Boon
Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

Aparna
Sundararajan
Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

Jim
Berry
CEO at ADAPT

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

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