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We facilitate events and discussions with the industry thought leaders – and we invite you to join us the conversation.

Past speakers include founders and executives of major companies such as Sausage Software founder Steve Outrim, Hitwise Founder Adrian Giles, Founder of Atlassian Mike Cannon-Brooks, Chief Inventor of REA Group Nigel Dalton, GM of Big Data Analytics at Telstra Mark Moloney, Executive Director of Research for Melbourne Health Professor Ingrid Winship, Chief Executive of The Clean Energy Council Kane Thornton, CEO of ITS Australia Susan Harris, and more.

Upcoming Events

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 17:30 - 19:30
    • Luminary -L1, 195 Little Collins St, Melbourne
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    **SOLD OUT**

    Sorry but this event is sold out.  We have a wait list and will confirm on the day prior to the event if there are places available.

    Join us to kick off our 2022 events with a Free event.  This drawcard event is not to be missed.

    We have invited Grant Dooley, CEO of Breakthrough Victoria to join us for Fire side chat. 

    Breakthrough Victoria is an independent investment management company established in 2021 to invest and manage the Victorian Government’s landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund.

    They invest in and work with innovators and researchers to commercialise ideas to make Victoria the destination State for innovation.

    They invest for impact - producing commercial returns, improving lives, and creating employment opportunities for Victorians.

    Find out:

    • who Breakthrough Victoria is,
    • what investments they are looking at,
    • how they invest, and
    • what the process is to apply for investment.

    We are also inviting 3 business to present a 3 minute pitch once you have registered we will contact you to invite you to present. 

    FREE Event.  Limited spaces.

    You must register at least 24 hours prior to event.   Drop ins not accepted. 

    Special thanks to our event partner for hosting the night - Luminary 

    • 7 Sep 2022
    • 17:15 - 20:30
    • Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, Vic

    The Top Tech Trends Debate returns in 2022 with a great line up and the opportunity to meet in-real-life.

    Unlike anything that exists in Australia, the Top Tech Trends Debate showcases the visions of five leading industry professionals. They pitch their ideas on the next big thing, and the audience votes.

    The event features as a closing event for the emerging technologies powering investment stream of the State Government of Victoria's Digital Innovation Festival.


    • Early Bird Ticket: $99.00 (no GST) .Closes 23rd Aug
    • General Tickets: $125.00 (no GST). Opens 24th Aug till Monday 5th Sep 2022
    • Corporate Early Bird ticket: Group of 10 tickets $900.00 Closes 23rd Aug
    • Corporate General Ticket Group of 10 tickets $1,125.00 Opens 24th Aug till Monday 5th Sep 2022.

    Purchase Tickets Here

    Our beverage sponsor for this year is Starward,  award winning whisky distillery in Port Melbourne. 

    Our venue sponsor this year is Melbourne Connect, the amazing event space and event management team in Carlton. Melbourne Connect is part of University of Melbourne. 

    Meet the Panellists: 

    Stay tuned as we announce our panelists in the lead up to the big debate.

See our past events

25 Nov 2021 THE FUTURE OF SPORT: Winning tech
18 Mar 2021 2021 Launch Event
2 Dec 2020 Living on the Edge: Edge Computing; why it matters.
4 Mar 2020 Purposeful and Personal Technology in Fashion
13 Feb 2020 Transitioning to Net Zero Emissions
13 Nov 2019 Attention as a Service
20 Jun 2019 Proteins of the Future
7 Mar 2019 The Journey to Digital Transformation in Fashion
14 Feb 2019 Solving the Last Mile in Transport
14 Nov 2018 Navigating the Ethics of Emerging Technologies
11 Oct 2018 Connected Vehicles and Smart Roads
11 Oct 2018 Connected Vehicles and Smart Roads
24 Aug 2018 Implementing an AI Solution - What you need to know
19 Jul 2018 Applying AdTech To Achieve Customer Centricity
14 Jun 2018 The Digital World: Robots in the Office
10 May 2018 The Best of Both Worlds: How Mixed Reality Applications can help Industry
19 Apr 2018 Utilising Voice Technologies: Why Type When You Can Talk?
15 Mar 2018 Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain For Business
15 Feb 2018 Energy Programs and technologies for Victorian Businesses
13 Dec 2017 Failure Is the Way Forward
15 Nov 2017 The Business Case for loT
20 Jul 2017 Should I get my Genome Sequenced?
22 Jun 2017 The Great Australian Battery Race
24 May 2017 The Discipline of Creativity
5 Apr 2017 The Role of AgTech in Food Security
16 Mar 2017 Scaling vs Growing
16 Feb 2017 Intelligent Transport Systems - The opportunity for Victoria
8 Dec 2016 Customer Experience Workshop with Lego® Serious Play®
13 Oct 2016 Doing Purpose Driven Business
8 Sep 2016 FinTech for Business
4 Aug 2016 Raising Capital Without Giving Up Equity
14 Jul 2016 The Devil's in the Data
12 May 2016 Great Questions
14 Apr 2016 How to get PR for your Tech Business
17 Mar 2016 The Role of HR in Innovation
3 Mar 2016 The Art of Negotiation

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