Expert Speakers Include:

Miri Rodriguez

Social Media Lead, Microsoft US

Miri is a social innovator within Microsoft, we are delighted to bring her vision and clarity on social evolution to this event. Having founded Microsoft’s initial move into social, she has many years on the ground practical experience in managing social customer service and engagement.

Chris Hsiung

Police Captain - Investigations and Special Operations Division / Social Media

With over 21 years in law enforcement and over 9 years as a police manager, Chris is part of the Mountain View Police Department executive team and currently commands the Investigations and Special Operations Division consisting of detective units, personnel and training, professional standards, analytical and management services, and the digital media and public affairs unit.

Vikas Bagri

Social Media Innovation Advisor, Government of India

Vikas Bagri is currently the Social Media and Civic Innovation Adviser for the Government of Chhattisgarh. Vikas has worked in various capacities with the Government of India, State Government of Chhattisgarh, academic institutions, start-ups and non-profits in the areas of education, health, innovation, entrepreneurship, social media, open data and ICTs for development

Lee Ussher

Social Media Strategist with Twitter Strategist, Buzz Web Media

As Chief Social Media Peep at Buzz Web Media, I work with my team to develop and maintain digital brand influence for industry leading companies and executive leaders through cohesive digital marketing and advertising strategies.

Craig Mack

Community Ambassador, R U OK

Craig is  a social media strategist at Colloquial, blogger, influencer, model, speaker and Sydney University tutor and R U OK Day Ambassador. He is one of those guys who believes in the power of content and social media to build and grow businesses.

Susan Manniche

Head of Social Media at Bureau of Meterology

Living and loving the digital freeway, connecting people with information and building relationships. This is why I love social media and why I love my job. Anything digital, gadgets, tools, apps, software, websites, and my favourite, social media are all in my playground.

Amanda Dennett

Communication and Digital Strategy at Australian Government

She is passionate about women’s health, gender equality and sport. Her key strengths include digital marketing strategy, reputation management, brand promotion, media relations, risk and project management, and public speaking.

Biba Wythes

Social Media at Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Biba has many years of social strategic development for Queensland Government. Bringing a practical perspective to social media development and implementation, she will be sharing her knowledge in building robust and risk – averse campaigns. Biba has formally worked with organisations including Gartner, Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health.

Todd Wheatland

Global Head of Strategy and Author, King Content

Australian-born Wheatland has been based in Paris since 2005 as VP Marketing at Kelly Services, as well as heading up global marketing for KellyOCG. Wheatland is also an established author and speaker in marketing and social media.

Mark Warncken

Social Media Trainer, Social Media for Business

30 year career working in sales across many industries gives Mark Warncken a unique insight into understanding the challenges every business faces in generating leads and converting them into buying customers.

Roghan McKerlie

Founder & Director, Rogues Gallery

With more than 15 years experience in the fields of content creation and strategy (including print, TV and digital), Roghan is a certified Digital Content Jedi who loves designing relevant narratives to engage your target audience.

Dionne Lew

CEO, The Social Executive

She is a non-executive director and seasoned communications executive with 30 years of experience in strategic corporate communications, marketing, media, public relations, stakeholder management, crisis management and online & social media communication.

Benjamin Mulligan

Regional Marketing Leader, Hootsuite

Ben is a Sydney based marketing strategist and technology evangelist with a passion for all things digital. His career was built around brand development and digital strategy for some of the world’s leading youth lifestyle and consumer technology brands.

Mireille Ryan

CEO at Social Media Marketing Institute

Founder of the Social Media Marketing Awards and an award winning entrepreneur, and speaker. In 2010, Mireille was named Australian Exercise Professional of the Year and her business was named 2011 QLD Personal Training Business of the Year.

Adrian Hall

Senior Content and Social Producer, Engineers Australia

Adrian is an experienced and energetic Digital savvy professional. He can easily identify unique opportunities to connect communities through online projects. This has come about through wide-ranging public sector experience across various mainstream platforms.

Louise Vansleve

Senior Social Media Manager at Cancer Council NSW

Digital Strategist, Content Production and Social Media Specialist. Louise is a dynamic social media expert with extensive social strategy and content production expertise with positive influence on stakeholders.

Kate Heironymus

Media Advisor, RACQ

Julie Delaforce

General Manager of online community and social media management leader, Quiip

Julie has close to 10 years experience in the digital space and she is passionate about partnering with brands and people, Julie specialises in strategy, governance, content, monitoring and analytics.

Roger Christie

MD at Propel Group

Roger understands the importance and value of a customer-centric approach to business. He has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations to help them leverage data, technology and operational change to deliver practical business solutions.

Alison Michalk

CEO, Quiip

In addition to founding Quiip, Alison co-founded the world’s first community management conference – Swarm. She manages the Australian Community Managers’ Group. As a community management trainer Alison delivered training to Universal Music, NRMA, Foxtel, the Federal Government and more.

Emily Malone

One of ntegrity’s lead social media strategists, implementing revolutionary content marketing and social advertising strategies. As a member of the founding team, she brings foresight, creativity, perceptiveness, and a strategic mind to the table, helping to constantly steer the business towards growth.

Damien Sebion

Social Media Manager, WWF-Australia

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