Strategy & Innovation for 2019 + Xmas Party

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27th Nov 2018

6:00pm - 10:00pm

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Loft West End

100 Boundary Street
West End QLD 4101

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Stop what you're doing. Step back. Take a breath. Surely there's a better way of getting this done. Surely there are new approaches we can take to getting our message heard. Surely there are new technologies that will make our work bigger, faster, stronger, better. Good news - there's all that and more just around the corner.

This is the Networx you've been waiting for all year - an opportunity to hear from a truly world-class panel on what the future of marketing strategy and innovation holds in 2019 and beyond. If you've got a head for strategy or aspire to take your business to the next level, you can't miss this event.

Panel of Speakers:

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Senior Digital Manager LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci

Event Outline:

6.00pm-7.00pm Networking
7.00pm-8.00pm Panel Discussion
8.00pm-10.00pm Xmas Party

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    During this panel, you will discover

    • Innovation trends we'll see take off and make a serious impact in 2019.
    • The latest strategic approaches to maximising return on your effort and investment.
    • What 'enterprise agility' means for marketers, and how to thrive using lean and agile methods.
    • What omni-channel marketing will mean in 2019.
    • How AI platforms are going to disrupt marketing for the better.

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Marketing, digital and communications professionals who want to influence the direction of their organisation in 2019
    • Business owners and directors who want to stay current on marketing technologies and business model innovation
    • Anyone with an interest in the latest in marketing strategies and technologies

    Panel of speakers

    Panel Facilitator: James Gauci, Senior Digital Manager LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci

    MC: Lisa Ma, Event Manager, Networx Brisbane LinkedIn | Twitter: @networxevents @lisama_

    Networx Xmas Party at 8-10pm 

    Grab your team and join us for festivities including:

    • Pampelle Pop up bar and Spritz Cocktails
    • SeedLip Gin (non-alcoholic) Tastings
    • Create your own Mimosa Table
    • Grazing Table & Hot Canapes
    • Giant Jenga

    Want to come to the Xmas Party segment only? Use the same booking link and then enter this promo code XMASPARTY for $49 tickets.

    Event hashtag is #nxbris

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    Ticket inclusions

    Your ticket includes networking with drinks & finger food prior to the presentation, facilitated networking, panel discussion, event giveaways, attendee list prior to the event. For the Xmas Party, you will receive drinks and finger food for 2 hours.


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    Loft West End, 100 Boundary St, West End 4101

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  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE] $500 towards your next function, courtesy of Loft West End.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] 1 x Google Home valued at $199, courtesy of Interpro Digital

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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams

Chief Marketing Officer, Compare the Market

Jenny Williams has been in technology-driven marketing (on and offline) for over 30 years. She has worked across Australia, Asia, America and Europe and is focused on driving innovation, growth and the evolution of the digital marketing industry.

Jenny was appointed to her current role as CMO of market-leading comparison service, to fast-track the company’s transformation into a truly customer-centric business by diversifying its consumer interactions and relationships. She is also responsible for evolving one of Australia’s most-loved brand assets – the meerkats.
Previously, she was CMO of The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF), one of Australia’s largest combined health and life insurance organisations. Jenny was responsible for driving a complete brand and digital transformation, with a focus on redefining the customer experience. This ultimately led to HCF being awarded "Brand of the Year".

Starting her career in software development, Jenny rose through the ranks to hold roles such as Regional Director of McCann Relationship Marketing (MRM), Head of Interactive for MRM Asia Pacific and Managing Director of Tribal DDB Australia, during which time Tribal was awarded Agency of the Year for three years running. 

Leaving agency life in 2016, Jenny started her own consulting business Ideagarden, which she ran for seven years until moving to a client side role as the CMO of HCF. 

Jenny is an active participant in digital industry associations, and speaks frequently at conferences on various aspects of digital and the impact it has had on both the marketing and advertising industries. She has developed and run training programs for AdSchool and private clients, and has participated at board level on change management, particularly in relation to digital. 

With a strong focus on digital, jenny has worked with marketers, agencies and media companies to implement major digital change either through the evolution or the creation of totally new business models.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @comparethemktau

Nigel Dalton

Nigel Dalton

Chief Inventor, REA Group

Chief Inventor of REA Group, Nigel Dalton is a passionate lean and agile technology leader. Nigel has over 25 years of IT-related experience across government, multi-nationals and start-ups. 

In 2007 he joined travel publisher Lonely Planet as General Manager of Information Technology, becoming Deputy Director of Digital (web and mobile businesses) in 2010. He has been involved in several startups, most recently co-founding a consultancy, Luna Tractor, to help organisations apply systems thinking, lean and agile software development techniques to all aspects of business.

Previously, Nigel held roles with AXA Australia, online human resource startup ePredix in the USA (now owned by SHL), as well as Silicon Systems and Mitsubishi Electric in New Zealand.

At REA Group Nigel heads up the REALABS team. This team are responsible for ensuring REA is ahead of the curve with future technology and social trends, both in the real estate space, and beyond.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @nxdnz @REA_Group

John Cosgrove

John Cosgrove

Partner - Salesforce Einstein, Khemistry (a GrowthOps business)

John Cosgrove is a passionate advocate for data democracy and data-driven work. Having been responsible for providing complex predictions and modelling to both government and enterprise, he became convinced that the ‘ivory tower’ approach to BI reporting could never unlock the full value potential of the technology – instead, insights had to be embedded directly into end-user workflows. This concept required a completely different type of tech stack, one which appeared with the release of Salesforce Einstein Analytics. The confluence of big data technology, cloud application layers, mobility and an increasing need to compete on the quality of human connections created the opportunity to launch a new way of designing CRM systems.

Now, John exclusively works with businesses who want to put data in the hands of every employee – sales people, service agents, marketers – but to do it in a way that is fun, engaging and which is seamlessly a part of their daily work lives. This idea of ‘data-driven work’ has grown into one of the hottest topics in both CRM and cloud BI, but a relentless focus on the user, not the report, has positioned John and his team at the forefront of the movement.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @JB_Cosgrove

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Panel Facilitator: James Gauci

Digital Director, PPQ

James is an agile leader and delivery specialist with a keen interest in technology and creativity. Over his 10-year career he has led cross-functional teams to deliver award-winning projects for the likes of Spotify, MTV, Northwestern Mutual, Brisbane Festival and many others. James is also an experienced general manager, having overseen operations and digital transformation initiatives in for-profit and for-purpose contexts, yielding improvements in profitability, productivity, culture, and customer satisfaction.

James is Digital Director at Personalised Plates Queensland, Non-Executive Director at Metro Arts, and sits on the national management committee of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). He holds an MBA from Deakin University.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @jamesgauci 

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