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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
9:00am to 5:00pm - Startups, emerging technology, corporate innovation and global opportunities. Speakers include:
- Judy Anderson, CEO, StartupVic
- Matt Sawkill, Managing Director, Code for Australia
- Elena Kelareva, CEO / Founder, GippsTech
- James Muir, CEO / Founder, Treiner
- Huy Nguyen, CEO / Founder, Enabler Interactive
- Lucy Nijam, Founder, CheckIt
- Helen Barclay, CEO / Founder, EnviroDNA
- Leanne Williams, CEO, West Gippsland Libraries
- Robin Holt, Senior Campaign Manager, Birchal
- James Lolicato, Cofounder, Pride Cup
7:00pm to 10:00pm - Networking dinner
Day 2: Hands-On Workshops
Tuesday 27th August 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm. Topics include:
- Stress-Less Social Media, Erika McInerney, Mac&Ernie Social Media
- Assessing your organisation's innovation capability, Stephanie Thoo, GippsTech
- IP / trademarks, Ryan Leslie, Aerium Consulting
- Getting your business found online, Anthony Mayer, Online Is Easy
- Using your phone to shoot professional video, Shaun Inguanzo, West Gippsland Libraries
- Creating a website with Squarespace, Anthony Mayer, Online Is Easy
- Creativity is a skill: how to come up with innovative product and business ideas, Stephanie Thoo, GippsTech
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss these options.
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PO Box 1412
Warragul VIC 3820