Dr Alex King 

Dr Alex King

Director, Behavioural Insights, Behavioural Insights Unit, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Dr Alex King is Director of Behavioural Insights in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and heads the Behavioural Insights Unit. He has previously worked for the NSW and UK governments in a number of roles, including in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, planning and performance, environmental strategy, justice, horizon scanning, freedom of information and renewable energy policy. He has an academic background in the physical sciences.

Andrew Whitehead 

Andrew Whitehead

Health and Social Policy Branch, NSW Ministry of Health

Andrew Whitehead manages a portfolio of projects that support disability inclusion, including monitoring the implementation of NSW Health’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The Plan provides a strategic framework for supporting a culture of disability inclusion across the NSW health system. The Disability Inclusion Action Plan promotes more inclusive policies, programs and services, the development of skills and knowledge through training, and a more diverse workforce.

Andrew has worked in policy and project roles at the NSW Ministry of Health for nearly eight years. 

Bec Davis 

Bec Davis

New graduate, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

From her late teens to mid-twenties, Bec experienced lengthy inpatient admissions due to mental illness. She recently completed her fourth year Social Work placement at a mental health service within Western NSW Local Health District.

Bec is encouraged and inspired by the direction of the Pathways to Community Living Initiative.

Carlene York APM 

Carlene York APM

Assistant Commissioner, NSW Police

Assistant Commissioner York joined the NSW Police Force in 1980 and currently holds the position of Commander, Human Resources. Her career spans a number of areas including forensic services; general duties policing; prosecuting matters of a complex and sensitive nature including murder; sexual assault, fraud and armed robbery in local, children’s and licensing courts; the strategic review of diverse and complex issues within field and specialist operations at an executive level; and various roles within forensic services group. Carlene is a member of several executive strategic law enforcement and professional associations and is currently the Chair of the Australasian Council of Women and Policing. Assistant Commissioner York is a recipient of the Australian Police Medal and National Medal. 

Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh 

Adjunct Associate Professor Cheryl McCullagh

Director of Clinical Integration, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Cheryl is the Director of Clinical Integration for The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). Cheryl has 25 years health experience, including roles in nursing, research, education and executive management. Key responsibilities include clinical leadership for e-health strategy and adoption, clinical analytics, and revenue sustainability. Cheryl has a focus on developing people to evolve models to support safe efficient services, fair resourcing, and innovation in health. Recent work includes research into efficiency and safety of EMR implementations, and the development of patient facing applications. She is appointed to the Clinical and Technical Advisory Committee to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Dan Hunter 

Dan Hunter

Chief Executive Officer, HealthShare NSW

Dan’s career has spanned finance and operational leadership roles, gained across both the private and public sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law from the University of Auckland, Master’s degree in Accounting from Griffith University. Dan has been with the Intercontinental Hotels Group and Channel Seven’s Pacific Magazines. Dan joined Sydney Water in 2006 where he undertook a number of roles including General Manager People, Leadership and Culture, and General Manager Transformation. In June 2015 Dan moved to become Chief Executive of HealthShare NSW, the services delivery arm of NSW Health. 

Professor David Thomas 

Professor David Thomas

Director, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Professor David Thomas is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, and a medical oncologist specialising in sarcomas. In June 2014 he was appointed as Director of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Head of the Cancer Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney. Dr Thomas has a particular focus on the impact of genomics on cancer medicine and public health. His work has had significant translational impact. Dr Thomas led an international clinical trial of denosumab in Giant Cell Tumor of bone, which has led to a new therapeutic option for patients with advanced disease.

Deborah Hoban 

Deborah Hoban, BAppSCi (OT) (USYD), PG Cert (NUIG), GradDipFT (AAFT)

Mental Health Branch, NSW Ministry of Health

Deb Hoban is a Senior Project Officer with the Ministry’s Mental Health Branch working on the Pathways to Community Living Initiative. Deb is an Occupational Therapist with 30 years' experience working in clinical, managerial, academic and policy roles within health services in both metropolitan and rural areas of NSW, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Deb is committed to consumer directed health care and interested in the exploration of partnership models to truly realise this aim.

Professor Don Nutbeam 

Professor Don Nutbeam

Professor of Public Health and Senior Advisor, University of Sydney and Sax Institute

Don Nutbeam is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Advisor at the Sax Institute. His career has spanned positions in universities, government, health services and an independent health research institute. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, UK (2009-15), Provost at the University of Sydney (2006-9) and also Head of Public Health in the UK Department of Health (2000-3). He has worked as an adviser for the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. He is a social scientist with research interests in the social and behavioural determinants of health, and in the development and evaluation of public health interventions.

Dr Elisabeth Murphy 

Dr Elisabeth Murphy

Senior Clinical Advisor Child and Family Health, NSW Ministry of Health

Associate Professor Elisabeth Murphy is the Senior Clinical Advisor, Child and Family Health, NSW Ministry of Health.  She has overseen the implementation of a number of early intervention programs designed to lead to improved health throughout life, including NSW-wide evidence based screening programs for hearing and vision, Aboriginal maternal and infant health programs, and promotion of health checks for improved child development and health in the NSW Personal Health Record. Concurrent with her Ministry role, Associate Professor Murphy works in Northern Sydney Local Health District as Network Director for Child, Youth and Family Services.

Elizabeth Koff 

Elizabeth Koff

Secretary, NSW Ministry of Health

Elizabeth has held a number of Senior Executive roles within the NSW health system, including Director Clinical Operations South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area, Health Service and Chief Executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. In February 2015, Elizabeth commenced in the role of Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources at the NSW Ministry of Health where she was responsible for strategic health policy development and system-wide planning of health services. In May 2016, Elizabeth was appointed Secretary, NSW Health. As Secretary, Elizabeth is committed to strategically re-shaping health services to provide better value care and improved patient outcomes, ensuring NSW continues to lead the nation in delivering high quality care to its communities.

Dr Elodie Chiarovano 

Dr Elodie Chiarovano

Associate Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Dr Elodie Chiarovano is an associate lecturer at the school of psychology at the University of Sydney. Dr Chiarovano completed a PhD in Paris with her thesis on the study of effectiveness of testing balance function of the inner ear. She travelled to Australia to further her research into the use of innovative technologies in balance testing and translate these tools into clinical use by doctors, nursing staff and physiotherapists. She is conducting a post doctorate fellowship in the use of virtual reality and its clinical applications in measuring and rehabilitating patients with inner ear disorders.

Farhoud Salimi 

Farhoud Salimi

Director of Corporate IT, eHealth NSW

Farhoud Salimi is the Director of the Corporate IT division of eHealth NSW, responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of state-wide systems for the management of workforce, finance and procurement for all of NSW Health.

Farhoud has over 20 years’ experience in senior IT management and solution architect roles in the public and private sectors, spanning industries including health, finance and insurance.

In his previous roles, Farhoud has delivered change and transformational strategies including Cloud Computing, Enterprise Identity Management, Business Intelligence, Integration, and consolidating Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management systems.

Professor Gordon Wallace 

Professor Gordon Wallace

Director of ARC Centre of Excellence and Electromaterial Science, University of Wollongong

Professor Gordon Wallace is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Physics, and Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He is involved in the design and discovery of new materials for use in energy and health such as using new materials to improve human performance and novel wearable and implantable energy systems for the use in medical technologies. He is committed to research and the translation of fundamental discoveries into practical applications. He is a passionate communicator, dedicated to explaining scientific advances to all in the community.

In 2017, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia and received Wollongong’s award for Innovation, serving also as Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador. He received the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and Innovation in 2016. He was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100 in 2015.

Dr Hamish MacDougall 

Dr Hamish MacDougall

Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney

Dr MacDougall is doctor of philosophy at Sydney University, graduating in 2003 with a thesis on The Human Eye-Movement Response to Maintained Surface Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation. After 3 years of postdoctoral training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York), he returned to Australia as an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow. He is currently Principal Research Fellow of a Rapid Translation of Advanced Vestibular Testing and Treatment project (with the Garnett Pass Rodney William Memorial Foundation). Dr MacDougall developed a range of innovative methods and technologies. For example, he invented the Video Head-Impulse Test which is today commercialized in 66 countries worldwide and had significantly improved patient benefit and helped clinicians in the assessment of vestibular function.

Sir Harry Burns 

Sir Harry Burns

Professor of Global Public Health and Former Chief Medical Officer, University of Strathclyde

As a surgeon serving a deprived population in east Glasgow, Harry Burns concluded that conventional approaches were inadequate for improving health. He trained in Public Health, became Director of Public Health for Glasgow in 1995 and was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Scotland in 2005. 

Studies of inequality  led him to propose unique approaches to the creation of  wellbeing. Knighted by the Queen in 2011 for services to medicine, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland in 2014, presented him on behalf of the Scottish Parliament with a Lifetime Achievement award.  He is a member of Scotland’s Council of Economic Advisers.

 James O'Loghlin 

James O'Loghlin

Master of Ceremonies

James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's most respected, entertaining and experienced corporate speakers and media personalities, best known as the host of over 300 episodes of "The New inventors" on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio. He has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel discussions.


From criminal lawyer, to comedian to media personality and presenter, James has a wealth of experience. It was this role as the host of the New Inventors hat fuelled James' interest in innovation, a subject upon which he now regularly gives keynote speeches.  He explores practical things we can all do every day to become more innovative, and the ways companies can create a culture that encourages innovation.  A favourite with Australian audiences and event planners, James is a true industry professional with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

Professor Joanne Travaglia PhD 

Professor Joanne Travaglia PhD

Professor and Chair Health Services Management.Director Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology Sydney

Joanne Travaglia is a sociologist and Professor of Health Service Management. Her research and teaching focuses on the socio-cultural causes of, and organisational responses to, errors and adverse events and poor quality care. She is currently leading a meta project entitled ‘Visualising vulnerabilities’ which seeks to identify, quantify and problematize the sources and representations of systems’, services’, groups’ vulnerabilities within health and between and social care.

As Director of the Centre for Health Services Management she works with a team of researchers, students and industry partners all seeking to identify and utilise innovative approaches to improve the quality, safety and outcomes of care.

Dr Joanne Ging 

Dr Joanne Ging

Paediatrician, Department of General Medicine, Westmead Children’s Hospital, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network 

Dr Joanne Ging is a general paediatrician who works in the Department of General Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and was the previous Head of Department. She is also the
Medical Clinical Program Director for the Community, Ambulatory, Rehabilitation, Population and Allied Health (CARPA) Directorate.

Dr Ging is passionate about the safe care of children, especially children with chronic and complex needs and from vulnerable families. Dr Ging has also worked in rural NSW as a sole paediatrician and in Northern Sydney Local Health District where she was the Clinical Director of Women’s and Children’s Health.

Professor John Rasko AO 

Professor John Rasko AO

Director and Head of Department, Department of Cell & Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 

Professor Rasko is an Australian pioneer in the application of adult stem cells and genetic therapy. He is a clinical haematologist, pathologist and scientist with an international reputation in gene and stem cell therapy, experimental haematology and molecular biology. He has publishing over 150 articles on stem cells and haemopoiesis, gene transfer technologies, oncogenesis, human genetic diseases and  non-coding RNAs.

He serves as Chair of GTTAC, responsible for advising on the regulation of all GMOs in Australia. He co-founded (2000) and was past-President (2003-05) of the Australasian Gene and Cell Therapy Society; and Vice President (2008-12) and President-Elect (2016-17) of the International Society for Cellular Therapy. 

Professor Jonathan Clark 

Professor Jonathan Clark, MBBS (HONS), BSc, Mbiostat, FRACS

Head and Neck Surgeon, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred

Dr Clark is Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Sydney. He leads the clinical research program and directs of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute fellowship program at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has published over 170 papers / book chapters principally on advanced skin cancer, microvascular reconstruction, oral cancer and salivary gland tumors. He co-founded the Sydney Facial Nerve Service, serves on the international editorial board for Head and Neck journal, represents Australia in the Global IFHNOS fellowship, and co-founded Beyond Five, the first dedicated head and neck cancer education website and charity.

 Kai Cheng 

Kai Cheng

Surgical Innovation Research Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery

Kai Cheng is an expert in design and 3D printing and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. He is the Surgical Innovation Research Officer at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery. Following a Master’s in Medical Applications of Augmented Reality, his current PhD explores studying the applications of augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D printing in improving patient outcomes in ear, nose and throat surgery.

Kylie Scott 

Kylie Scott

Advocate for Awareness Raising on Intellectual Disability, Kylie Downs Barriers

Kylie Scott is a public speaker and artist who raises awareness and voices the rights of people with an intellectual disability.

Kylie's life as a person with an intellectual disability (Down syndrome) has equipped her to share her experiences with others.

Kylie has presented at national and international conferences, at workshops for government entities, at schools, and at staff training seminars. Her talks highlight ways of assisting people less able than ourselves so they are encouraged and included in our communities.

Lif O'Connor 

Lif O'Connor, RN and RMHN

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Metro Regional Disability Network, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Lif joined the Metro Regional Intellectual Disability Network from the Agency for Clinical Innovation Transition Care Network where she supported young people with chronic illness and disability during the move from paediatric to adult services. As a registered Nurse with qualifications in general and mental health/intellectual disability nursing, Lif has held a variety of positions including Clinical Instructor in Acute Psychiatry and Intellectual Disability, and Patient Flow Manager. Lif has work with children, young people​ and adults with intellectual disabilities for more than 15 years.

Lilly Wicks 

Lilly Wicks

Professional Services Manager, Lifestart Co- Operative Ltd

Lilly Wicks is a speech pathologist currently working as Professional Services Manager at Lifestart. Working in the disability sector for the past 15 years Lilly has had extensive experience working directly with child and young people living with disability and their families, managing teams within Lifestart, leading projects and conducting research.

Lilly has particular experience working with people with complex communication needs. She has supported children with a range of communication needs e.g. autism spectrum disorder/ intellectual disability and their families using alternative ways to communicate e.g. visuals/ augmented and alternative communication. Supporting people to communicate successfully in daily routines and activities remains her passion today.

 Marcus Dawe 

Marcus Dawe

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Health Horizon

Marcus is a CEO, data scientist and serial entrepreneur. He is immersed in the Australian startup community as Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) and chair of the Griffin Accelerator. Marcus leads two major global initiatives in Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) which is a large scale carbon utilisation technology turning CO2 emissions into building materials as a safe and permanent storage method. He is also the founder and CEO of Health Horizon, an online resource which allows anyone to find and follow progress in medical and health innovation globally.

Mark McCrindle 

Mark McCrindle

Social demographer, McCrindle Research

Mark is an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, TedX speaker and influential thought leader. He is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of leading organisations in Australia and overseas. Mark’s understanding of the key social trends as well as his engaging communication style places him in high demand in the press, on radio and on television shows, such as Sunrise, Today, The Morning Show, ABC News 24 and A Current Affair. His research firm counts among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and his highly valued reports and infographics have developed his regard as a data scientist, demographer, futurist and social commentator

Professor Michael West 

Professor Michael West

Head of Thought Leadership, The King's Fund

Michael West has authored, edited or co-edited 20 books and published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Applied Psychologists, the British Academy of Management, and the Academy of Social Sciences. The focus of his research over 30 years has been on culture and leadership in organisations, team and organisational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services. He provides regular policy advice to many National Health Service (NHS) and international health care organisations.

Dr Michael Brydon 

Dr Michael Brydon

Chief Executive, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Dr Michael Brydon was permanently appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network in July 2016. 

Prior to the network forming, Michael worked at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick for 27 years after completing his undergraduate Medical Degree at UNSW and his Fellowship of Paediatrics in the Randwick program. His other postgraduate qualifications include a Master’s of Paediatrics and a Master’s of Health Administration from UNSW. 

In the last two decades, Michael has held an increasingly more senior management portfolio across local, state and national agenda. As a result of these roles, he has established a wide network of personal partnerships, predominantly in the child health environment, and gained significant expertise in clinical management and medical administration.

Ever since entering paediatrics, Michael has advocated for children and their families, highlighting the differences in their needs and ensuring a fair allocation of resources to paediatrics.

Michael Coutts-Trotter 

Michael Coutts-Trotter

Secretary, Family and Community Services

Michael Coutts-Trotter was appointed Director General (now Secretary) of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services on 29 July 2013. He was appointed Director General of the newly-created NSW Department of Finance and Services on 4 April 2011.Before that he was the Director-General of the NSW Department of Education and Training for four years. He has also been the Director-General of the NSW Department of Commerce and was Chief of Staff to the NSW Treasurer for seven years. Michael is a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia NSW (IPAA).

 Dr Michelle Cretikos 

Dr Michelle Cretikos

Director, Clinical Safety and Quality, Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health

Dr Michelle Cretikos is a public health physician with a PhD in health services research. She has a master of public health, and has extensive experience in population health program delivery, health service evaluation, epidemiology and public health policy.

Michelle is currently coordinating the work within the NSW Ministry of Health to improve routine identification and clinical service delivery for children and families above a healthy weight, in support of the Premier's Priority on preventing and managing childhood overweight and obesity.

Dr Nic Woods 

Dr Nic Woods

Health Industry Executive, Microsoft

Having over 25 years' experience in clinical medicine and digital health globally, Nic has held diverse roles in health tech st​artups, regional digital health programs and most recently as Physician Executive, Cerner. He believes this is an incredibly dynamic time to be working in this intersection and information technology has the capacity to positively change the face of how health care is delivered now and into the future. His role at Microsoft is to grow an ecosystem of partners spanning the health care continuum and improve health care through innovative initiatives using new technologies such as AI, connecting medical devices through the Internet of Things.

 Dr Nigel Lyons 

Dr Nigel Lyons

Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Ministry of Health

Dr Nigel Lyons has over 30 years’ experience in the NSW Health system as a clinician, manager and executive.

He is the Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources at the NSW Ministry of Health where he is responsible for strategic health policy development, inter-jurisdictional negotiations and funding strategies, system-wide planning of health services including mental health and setting the direction for child and family health policy.

He has also held other executive roles in NSW Health including Chief Executive of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation and Chief Executive of Hunter New England Area Health Service.

Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee 

Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee (MBBS, FRACS, MS, PhD Candidate)

ENT Research Lead, Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery

Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee is an Adult and Paediatric ENT Surgeon subspecialising in hearing and balance disorders. As the ENT Research Lead of the RPAIAS, she has been awarded many research grants and is currently undertaking a PhD on innovative technologies in ENT. She has an interest in both lab based and clinical research and is inspired by anything that involves thinking outside the square. As an executive member on the NSW state committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, she also has a great interest in advocating for surgical research, building respect in surgery and gender equity in surgery and academia.

Associate Professor Peter McGeorge 

Associate Professor Peter McGeorge

Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist, Uspace, UNSW, Notre Dame University and St Vincent's Private Hospital

Associate Professor Peter McGeorge (Universities New South Wales and Notre Dame) is an Adolescent and General Psychiatrist who has extensive experience in the development and delivery of services as the Director of three major mental health services in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. He is a past Chair of the NZ Mental Health Foundation and the Mental Health Commission. Currently he is the Clinical Lead for NSW Health’s “Pathways to Community Living Initiative” and is the inaugural chair of the Advisory Council for the International Federation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Australia

Roslyn Ristuccia 

Roslyn Ristuccia

Clinical Research Unit Manager, Cancer Care Centre, St George Hospital

Roslyn Ristuccia is the Clinical Research Unit Manager at Cancer Care Center, St George Hospital, NSW, Australia. With a background in laboratory science in biotechnology and quality management she made a switch to clinical research and has over 20 years of management expertise in this area.

She has a passion for databases, quality standards, and collaboration.

It was this drive for collaboration that led her to chair a state-wide Trials Managers Network, and then to realise her idea for ClinTrial Refer. This app enables doctors to have current and comprehensive informaiton about recruiting trials in their pocket.

Dr Sarah Dalton 

Dr Sarah Dalton

Clinical Lead, Agency for Clinical Innovation

Dr Sarah Dalton is the Clinical Lead at the Agency for Clinical Innovation. She is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and President of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Over the last 20 years, Sarah has worked in regional centres to specialist tertiary units and from community care to acute care retrieval services.

Sarah completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Clinical Leadership in 2013. She has held senior roles at the Clinical Excellence Commission. Sarah is committed to improving the quality of health care through working with clinicians who deeply understand how health care is delivered and recognise opportunities for change.

Sarah Thackway 

Sarah Thackway

Executive Director, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health

Sarah Thackway is Executive Director of the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence and Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.

Sarah has 30 years’ experience in population and public health working across the policy, front-line and research sectors. Associate Professor Thackway’s interests include cross-agency data linkage, information systems development to measure the effective roll-out of interventions, improving data literacy, optimising investment in public health research, and supporting innovative ways to improve the use of research and data in the policy process. She is a member of The Australian Partnership Prevention Centre’s Leadership Executive. 

Sarah McDonald 

Sarah McDonald

PhD Student and Managing Director, Baymatob Pty Ltd

Sarah is a mechatronic engineer, she specialised in medical devices with experience in the development of devices for obstetric, neurological and respiratory care. After the traumatic birth of her second child, Sarah was keen to improve the technology available for obstetric monitoring and embarked on a PhD focused on understanding the normal progression of labour. This research has been awarded the Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship which is provided to top quality postgraduates to conduct research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium.

Shara Evans 

Shara Evans

Technology Futurist and CEO, Market Clarity

Technology futurist Shara Evans is a globally acknowledged keynote speaker and widely regarded as one of the world’s top female futurists. Fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies, Shara weaves the implications of technology innovations into powerful narratives that can be applied to every industry. Shara is a regular media commentator on technology issues — appearing on shows such as The Project, Weekend Sunrise, Sky News, The Drum, Lateline, 7:30 and is regularly quoted in publications such as The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and many others.

Shara is also the founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the telecom and emerging technologies markets, as well as the founder of Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology throughout her successful career.

Shara helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what's available today to imagine the world in 10 to 20 years, and assists them in commercialising these concepts into innovative new products and services. In her keynote speeches, Shara brings together the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights for a wide range of industries.

Dr Teresa Anderson 

Dr Teresa Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Local Health District

Dr Teresa Anderson is the Chief Executive of the Sydney Local Health District, one of the leading public health services in Australia. She has more than 30 years' experience in the public health system as a clinician and executive. Dr Anderson is a speech pathologist internationally recognised for her specialist knowledge and skills in the research, assessment and management of paediatric and adult dysphagia, early communication development, early childhood development and early intervention.

Dr Anderson is a member of nine medical research and PHN boards and is an active member of the Sydney Health Partners Governing Council and Executive Management Group, one of the first four centres in Australia designated by the National Health and Medical Research Council as an Advanced Health Research Translation Centre.

Dr Zoran Bolevich 

Dr Zoran Bolevich

Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer, eHealth NSW and NSW Health

Zoran is the Chief Executive of eHealth NSW.

Zoran has worked in a range of health and ICT leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand. He was Executive Director for Health System Information and Performance Reporting and Acting Deputy Secretary for System Purchasing and Performance at the NSW Ministry of Health.
In New Zealand he led a regional shared services agency and managed the national health information strategy and architecture for New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.
Zoran holds a medical degree, a Master’s of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

 
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