ITAC 2018


 Arron Wood, MC

Arron Wood is a leading sustainable business expert and a Telstra News Limited Micro-Business Award winner. He was appointed by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle to the high level Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board to attract sustainable investment to Melbourne, won the 2007 Melbourne Business Award for Contribution to the Environment and was also the 2001 Young Australian of the Year (National Environment Winner). He is the weekly environment reporter on radio 3AW, Melbourne's number one talkback station, and the author of his fascinating autobiography Billabong Boy.He is currently the founder and Managing Director of Firestarter Pty Ltd, an environmental communication and education consultancy business, working through behavioral change management, major event organisation, project management, education campaigns and innovative company promotion methods aimed at better linking the corporate sector with community and government. He also initiated and now runs the highly successful Kids Teaching Kids Program for students from around the world. Named on WME Magazine's 2012 Leaders List and The Weekend Australian Magazine's top ten education leaders nationally in 2009, he is also the youngest Governor of University College at the University of Melbourne.




Peter WilliamsChief Executive Officer, Deloitte Centre for the Edge 

Pete Williams is the Chief Edge Officer of Deloitte Centre for the Edge and before that founder of Deloitte Digital. Pete has been leading the way in digital innovation since the early 1990s and has been a key architect of Deloitte Australia's innovation activities for many years. Pete also works with a number of startups and not-for-profits so understand both small and large organisations. He is co-founder of genealogy startup, an Adjunct Professor at RMIT and a keen lawn bowler.

 Stevan PremuticoFounder, me&u

Stevan is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, in the middle of the GFC he conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry. In 2015, his startup was acquired by one of the great tech businesses of our time, TripAdvisor.
On the tin, Dimmi is the perfect text book start-up story - started in a garage, ran out of money, took on the big Goliath, won the battle, sold to a tech darling. But the true story is one of grit, passion and a true entrepreneurial spirit to make a dent in the world. 
Stevan’s inspiring story is a raw & honest insight into the life of a start-up, how a small team can achieve remarkable things, how to crystalise your purpose, how to take on the big boys and win, how to embrace innovation & disruption and how to an inspired culture can make anything possible. He is an entrepreneur, a passionate tech investor, sits on the board of a couple of disruptive Aussie start-ups and strongly believes that the world (and our businesses) would be in a better place if we all acted a bit more like founders and a bit less like CEO’s.
He believes that life's short and that we should do stuff that we love and stuff that makes a difference.


Ash Priest, Managing Director, Novigi

Ash Priest is an experienced executive level business strategist and technology consultant with a background in enterprise architecture and software engineering. He has worked across a number of industries including Financial Services, where he was Executive Partner and Head of Financial Technology at Rice Warner. During this time, his practice consulted on data, platform architecture and process automation with many of Australia's leading Super Funds and Banks. Since 2016, as Managing Partner at Novigi, Ash has been working with IRT to help them design and implement an innovative Data Management and Interoperability platform that is now delivering substantial process efficiencies and providing high value access to management data and insight 


A/Prof Maria Inacio, PHD, Director, Healthy Ageing Research Consortium, Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA)

A/Prof Maria Inacio is an epidemiologist with expertise in the areas of population health surveillance systems and utilisation of existing data and informatics to enhance these systems. She is the Director of the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). The ROSA was funded by the SA Premier’s Research and Industry Fund ($4m) and members of the Healthy Ageing Research Consortium ($4.9m), established by Prof Steve Wesselingh, SAHMRI’s Executive Director. A/Prof Inacio’s prior work includes the development and leadership of internationally recognised orthopaedic registries at Kaiser Permanente (USA).

 Professor Karen Reynolds, Director, Medical Device Research Institute and Medical Device Partnering Program

Professor Karen Reynolds is Director of the Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) and the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) as well as Dean (Research) of the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. Bridging the divide between research and industry, Karen is considered as one of Australia’s leading researchers in biomedical engineering and has been recognised for her outstanding contributions, awarded Engineers Australia David Dewhurst award in 2016, South Australian Scientist of the Year 2012, elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (2011), and awarded Australian Professional Engineer of the Year (2010).

 Adam Jahnke, Co-Founder & CEO, Umps Health  

In 2016, Adam’s grandpa was hospitalised after a fall. When he came out of hospital, Adam looked to technology to support his grandpa’s independence but found tech-based solutions didn’t consider the needs of older people. This drove him to build his own solution and to found Umps Health, with the goal of empowering people to live independently in their own homes.

Adam’s background is in the commercialisation of technology to improve public health. Prior to founding Umps Health he worked at Ericsson, where he led the development of digital transformation projects to improve the liveability of cities. He has also previously worked for Cochlear, and is a guest lecturer in social entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne.
 Adrian Schauer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, AlayaCare 

Adrian Schauer is the founder and CEO of AlayaCare, a healthtech start-up serving the home healthcare market and looking to deliver the next disruptive solution for the industry by combining remote patient monitoring, clinical documentation and back office software. Adrian is a serial technology entrepreneur having built two successful mobile software companies; both achieving leadership positions in their respective markets before being acquired. Adrian is also an active Angel Investor and sits on the boards of several companies including fast growing technology firms like the point-of-care medical device company Chipcare, the SaaS company TrackTik, and the GRC software provider Resolver. Adrian is also the co-founder of the Madiro Fund, an organization created to support innovative solutions to the health problems in low income countries.

 Andrew Scott, Head of Technology, Chief Technology Office & Innovation | Technology Innovation and Strategy | Telstra Corporation 

Andrew is the Head of Technology within Telstra’s Chief Technology Office, and has been deeply involved in the telecommunications industry for over twenty years. His team consists of deep subject matter experts covering technology areas that have the potential to make significant impacts into our industry, including across 5G, IoT, cybersecurity, augmented reality, drones, and AI. The team works to bring world class technologies into Telstra sooner and show thought leadership to the wider Telstra and our customers.

 Andrea O'Neill, General Manager, Berrigan and District Aged Care Association

As General Manager of Berrigan & District Aged Care Association, Andrea O’Neill has been an integral part of the growth of the Association. With more than twenty-five years of experience as a CPA, her experience and wealth of financial and systems knowledge has been invaluable in the strategic management of a dynamic Association.

 Richard Vaughn, General Manager, Zipform

Richard has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and has an in depth knowledge in proving digital solutions in a range of different industry sectors. He has had consultancy roles in the UK, Europe, APAC and now based in Perth WA as General Manager of Zipform Digital. A transformational leader, change agent, solution provider, rugby union tragic and at heart a technology geek!

 Benjamin Galea, Group Marketing Manager and Daniel Pettman, Chief Information Officer, BaptistCare 

Ben Galea has worked with BaptistCare for 10 years and overseen for the last 4 years the organisation's Marketing & Communications team driving a customer-oriented and brand-centric culture. 


Daniel Pettman, Chief Information Officer, BaptistCare  

He holds undergraduate degrees in computer science and a masters degree in management.
Outside of work Daniel spends time with his family and in his spare moments enjoys sporting and outdoor adventure pursuits to compensate for all the time spent in the office.
Daniel is a 15 year veteran of the technology industry having worked across numerous industries including retail, government, education and most recently aged care and community services. He is currently the CIO of BaptistCare where he leads the various aspects of IT innovation, projects, risk and operations.

 Veera Mustonen, Executive Director, Global Centre for Modern Ageing – LifeLab @ Tonsley  

Veera Mustonen is the Executive Director, LifeLab at Tonsley Innovation District. Prior to that Veera was head of Smart Kalasatama, a large scale smart city district program in Helsinki, Finland. Through the living lab work she was leading, more than 1,000 residents participated in 2016 – 2017 in many smart product and service development pilots with companies in the district. Veera was also appointed Deputy CEO of her company, Forum Virium Helsinki, city owned innovation agency for digital services. Veera is trained as a cognitive scientist and is currently a PhD candidate at Aalto University, Helsinki.

 Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO's Data 61

Rob Hanson is a Senior Research Consultant and Futurist at CSIRO’s Data61. Rob is certified and experienced in identifying and articulating risk and assurance, especially for technology. He specialises in the policy implications and social impacts of emerging technology. Rob was the lead author for CSIRO’s blockchain report, ‘Distributed Ledgers, Scenarios for the Australian Economy in 2030.’ Rob has advanced degrees covering public policy, technology and strategic foresight and is a PhD candidate on the perceived risk of future technologies. 

 David Paré, Chief Technology Officer - Healthcare & Life Sciences, DXC Healthcare Australia & New Zealand   

David is an innovative thinker with 20 years of experience in technology management consulting, helping organisations through their digital transformation. Using a structured approach to innovation, David uses a mix of design, integrative thinking and strategy to help organisations be more creative in defining their strategy. He is currently the Healthcare and Life Sciences Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DXC for Australia and New Zealand, helping clients with their digital health transformation journey. Having spent over a decade in the digital health industry, David is passionate and truly wants to make a difference for our community. With a great team of passionate and dynamic people from various backgrounds, David has been the HISA State chair for the past year and heavily involved in the digital health community in WA. 

 Caroline Lee, Director, LeeCare  

Since 1997, Caroline has been CEO of disruptive software company Leecare Solutions, Australia’s clinical software pioneers, deploying their web browser, Apps’ rich, clinical and operations software across five countries. She was National President of the Aged Care IT Vendor Association from 2009 to 2014, present on the NEHTA Compliance, Conformance and Accreditation committee during that time, supported homes under sanctions as a listed Australian Government Nurse Advisor from  mid 1990’s to 2015. Her policies were in the 2004 National medication management guidelines, she was on the NRMC MedsChart review committee, her PhD studied the role of Nurse Practitioners in aged care.

 Lorna Worthington, Managing Director, Baker Worthington Pty Ltd  

As Managing Director at Baker Worthington, Lorna has taken her passion for deep organisational change and her respect for people’s lived experience to create a unique consulting business. Baker Worthington pride themselves on creating bespoke solutions to challenges faced by human services organisations. She believes not just in learning from the past and improving existing processes, but in innovating new future where we envision new ideas and models to drive for a better world. Lorna is currently involved in a project with Deloitte that explores technological opportunities to bring customer experience and sector sustainability to the forefront of change. 

 Francine Snadden, Strategic Projects Manager, Independent Living Centre WA  

Francine works at the Independent Living Centre WA as Strategic Project Manager responsible for Digital Transformation. Francine’s work includes human centred design to build individual capacity and improve users experience to access support for making decisions around suitable Assistive Technology solutions. Her portfolio includes two innovations projects funded by NDIA: National Equipment Database (NED) and AT (Assistive Technology) Chat Australia, Australia’s first co-designed, peer led information sharing on line platform around Assistive Technology for people with a disability. Within its first 6 months of operation, AT Chat was successful in being a finalist for the 2018 WA National Disability Scheme awards.

 David Woodbridge, Access Technology Technical Lead, Vision Australia

David Woodbridge is the National Commercial Assistive Technology Advisor for Vision Australia where he has worked since 1990. Over this time he has assisted people who are blind or vision impaired in their home, education, and work settings to take advantage of the benefits of using assistive technology. In the last fifteen years, he has also been involved with evaluating technology for use by people who are blind or vision impaired covering both low and high tech equipment (covering Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple). David is also one of the key spoke persons for Vision Australia relating to technology. David lost his sight when he was 8 years old and had to learn Braille. Since then, he completed high school, went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree, spent 4 years drug and alcohol counselling, and move into his current job.
As a person who is blind, David believes that as a user of the technology that he recommends to others, that he is well situated to look at the strengths and short comings of the assistive technology that he comes across in both his professional and personal life, in particular, mainstream technology that is accessible.