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Binary Shift Gippsland's Digital Innovation Conference

Regional Innovation & Startups Conference

Monday & Tuesday, 26-27 August 2019

In 2019 - Binary Shift’s third year - we bring you the best and brightest people in their fields to discuss all things innovation, technology and startups.

Growing regional tech, innovation and startup communities is vital to creating regional jobs. Startups were responsible for almost all the net job growth in Australia over 2003-2014. Research has also found that businesses with high levels of technology engagement were 14 times more likely to be innovating, 7 times more likely to be exporting, and 8 times more likely to be creating jobs.

Binary Shift was created to connect communities around innovation and technology in regional areas. We aim to showcase regional entrepreneurs and regional business owners to national and global thought leaders in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Why innovation, technology and startups?

A startup is a business that sells globally, is technology-enabled, and uses innovation to compete at a global scale. Startups were responsible for almost all the net job growth in Australia over 2003-2014 according to the Australian Financial Review 2016. Deloitte also found that businesses with high levels of technology engagement were 14 times more likely to be innovating, 7 times more likely to be exporting, and 8 times more likely to be creating jobs.

Growing regional tech, innovation and startup communities is vital to creating regional jobs. Binary Shift was created to showcase regional entrepreneurs, help build community around innovation and technology in regional areas, and connect regional business owners to national and global thought leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. If you’re a regional business owner, tech professional, or community leader, Binary Shift is for you.

Binary Shift is for:

Small business

Learn how to grow your business with startup thinking, innovation and technology. Network with other local business owners and tech experts, and find ways to maximise your business potential using technology.

 

Tech professionals

Connect with industry experts on topics such as virtual reality, drones and AI, and learn how businesses are using technology and innovation to solve real world problems.

 

 

Corporate innovators

Learn how you can transform your organisation using the latest technology and innovation best practices. Hear from corporate and government innovation leaders, as well as startups bringing fresh ideas to their industries.

 

Government

Learn how to activate startup communities in your region and get to know the startups that already exist in your local area. Learn from other government innovators like you.

Program

Held over 2 big days, Binary Shift aims to inspire, inform and connect people through keynote speakers, panels and workshops.

Day 1: Speakers and Panels

Monday 26th August 2019

  • 8:30-9:00: Registration
  • 9:00-9:10: Welcome - Cr Alan Hall, Mayor of Wellington Shire & Margot Ingoldby, Digital Innovation Festival; Anthony Mayer, MC
  • 9:10-9:40: Startup Ecosystems: Gippsland, Victoria and the World - Judy Anderson, CEO, StartupVic & Elena Kelareva, CEO, GippsTech
  • 9:40-10:10: Panel: Gippsland startup founders - Dr Lucy Nijam, Founder, CheckIt; James Muir, Co-founder, Treiner; Stephanie Thoo, Program Manager, Startup Gippsland
  • 10:10-10:15: Mini break
  • 10:15-10:45: Marita Cheng AM, Founder Aubot & Robogals
  • 10:45-11:05: Morning tea
  • 11:05-11:35: Leanne Williams, CEO, West Gippsland Libraries
  • 11:35-12:05: Loretta Willaton, Regional General Manager for Eastern Victoria, Telstra
  • 12:05-12:10: Mini break
  • 12:10-12:40: Helen Barclay, CEO, EnviroDNA
  • 12:40-1:40: Lunch
  • 1:40-2:10: Huy Nguyen, CEO, Enabler
  • 2:10-2:40: Panel: Agribusiness supply chain innovation - Dr Nicola Watts, Food & Fibre Gippsland; Lynton Fisher, Farmer & Co-Owner, Kingfisher Citrus; Thai Bui, CTO & Head of Regional Digitisation, Brand Pro
  • 2:40-2:45: Mini break
  • 2:45-3:15: Matt Sawkill, Managing Director, Code for Australia
  • 3:15-3:45: Afternoon tea
  • 3:45-4:15: Kara Montoneri, Pride Cup
  • 4:15-4:45: Robin Holt, Senior Campaign Manager, Birchal
  • 4:45-5:00: Closing - Anthony Mayer, MC

7:00pm to 10:00pm - Networking dinner, with speaker Annebelle Van Tongeren, Fern & Frost

Day 2: Hands-On Workshops

Tuesday 27th August 2019

9:30-11:00: Workshops 1

  • Wellington Room - Drones with Michael Green from Drift Media
  • Carang Carang Room - Empowering you to create your own website, Anthony Mayer, Online is Easy
  • Wayput Room - Looking after the YOU of Your Business, Annebelle Van Tongeren, Fern & Frost
  • The Wedge Hua Room - Making the Most of Your Local Library, Shaun Inguanzo, West Gippsland Libraries

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:45: Workshops 2

  • Wellington Room - Stress-Less Social Media, Erika McInerney, Mac&Ernie Social Media
  • Carang Carang Room - Create, Protect and Innovate a Scalable Brand, Ryan Leslie, Aerium
  • Wayput Room - Strength to Strength in Business, Christine Boucher, Natural Health Balance
  • The Wedge Hua Room - Assessing your organisation's innovation capability, Stephanie Thoo, GippsTech

12:45-1:45: Lunch

1:45-3:15: Workshops 3

  • Wellington Room - Cybersecurity, Grant McKechnie, Telstra
  • Carang Carang Room - Measuring Success with Google Analytics, Anthony Mayer, Digital Springboard
  • Wayput Room - Looking after the YOU of Your Business, Annebelle Van Tongeren, Fern & Frost
  • The Wedge Hua Room - Using your phone to shoot professional video, Shaun Inguanzo, West Gippsland Libraries

Tickets

Binary Shift has a number of discounted and complimentary tickets available for those who might find it hard to attend otherwise.
Please contact us at hello@binaryshift.io if you would like to discuss these options.

Sponsors

Binary Shift is only made possible by the generous support of our sponsors

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Contact

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PO Box 1412
Warragul VIC 3820

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