2017 Creative3 Program

Creative3 Forum

The 2017 program will take you through the full cycle from new idea generation and business development, by offering insights on how harnessing creativity and innovation can accelerate your business success.

The Creative³ Forum brings together the brightest minds from across the globe, empowering the next wave of entrepreneurs, while the Creative³ Pitch is designed to connect creative industries ventures with investors.

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22 September, 2017

Session 1-2

PITCH BREAKFAST — INVITE ONLY

7:30-9:00 | B1 & B2, Boulevard Level

Creative³ Pitch

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:30-9:30 | Boulevard Foyer

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CREATIVE3 WELCOME

9:30-10:00 | Boulevard Room

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ANNIE PARKER // CODE CLUB AUSTRALIA/FISHBURNERS

Inclusivity in Tech

10:00-10:30 | Boulevard Room

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A well-known figure from the Australian startup ecosystem, this talented powerhouse knows all the ins and outs of creative tech. Annie Parker is the CEO of Fishburners, has built over ten accelerator programs, co-founded TechFugees Australia, and has actively invested in hundreds of startups. Annie is particularly passionate about inclusivity in tech and believes that everyone has the ability to build their own company, but that we just need to redress the balance in certain areas. The importance of diversity has been a huge influence across her career and she will be sharing her thoughts on what actions we all need to take to ensure we have the very best startup ecosystem we need for Australia.

Read Annie Parker’s bio here.

 

PANEL // Breaking Through in Creative Tech

10:30 - 11:00 | Boulevard Room

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There is no denying that we are in the middle of a creative tech storm but knowing how to break through the whirlwind of ideas, changing technology and platforms can be a dizzying notion. Our panelists have all successfully commanded tech ventures and pushed the thinking behind the industry to influence how the consumer mind embraces the changing face of tech.

Chaired by Suzie Nguyen. Panel featuring Jess Thoms, Nicci Rossouw and Scott Millar.

MORNING TEA // Startup Alley

Bringing Creative Tech to Life

11:00-11:30 | Boulevard Room

Creative³ Forum

Get ready to have your mind blown at this year’s Startup Alley! We’ll be bringing you the latest in AI, AR/VR gamification, robotics and real life hologram technology. This will be a real feast for the creatives who are chasing a truly immersive experience. You’ll be able to throw snow balls at your friends and colleagues in our VR gaming experience, engage with life-sized holograms and have conversations with a fleet of the newest humanoid robots available to the market.

WILLIAM BAO BEAN // SOSV/Chinaccelerator/MOX

Going Global - The Next Four Billion

11:30-12:00 | Boulevard Room

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The constantly expanding Asian creative tech market is eyeing off Australian startups. Investors are hungry and seeing potential in our startup founders. What are Asian investors looking for and how can you break into their billion person market? William is the Managing Director of East Asia’s first Internet startup accelerator, Chinaccelerator and is a general partner of a US$300 million dollar venture capital fund, SOSV. As a prominent angel investor, he will provide insights into what verticals are in demand, what they’re looking for in an Australian startup and founder, and how you can connect with the booming Asian ecosystem.

Read William Bao Bean’s bio here.

PANEL // INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT: SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES

12:00-12:25 | Boulevard Room

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The global creative tech scene is a constant changing landscape and investors are always having to keep atop of new trends and shifting mindsets to ensure they’re choosing the most enterprising founders.

From New York, San Francisco, Asia and on our home turf, this investment panel will take you through the current trends catching their attention. They’ll take you on a financial journey sharing their insights on which directions the AR/VR industry is moving into and ways that you can put your best pitch forward to win investor support. From the value of creatives in investment deal flow through to how to grow your engagement metrics, this is a must hear panel discussion for anyone looking to approach investment opportunities for their startup.

Chaired by Atlanta Daniel. Panel featuring Shelli Trung, Stewart GlynnWilliam Bao Bean and Alan Jones.

STEVE JOHNS // FORM ATHLETICA / PEBBLE

Remote control - The rise and fall of Pebble

12:30-13:00 | Boulevard Room

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Pebble became the first smartwatch to be a commercial success with a whopping 10.2 million USD dollar Kickstarter campaign that ignited the wearable market and crowdfunding in 2012. Steve Johns was fortunate to be Pebble’s lead Product Designer from the very beginning of Pebble’s life. From the onset of the company he lived in Vancouver and travelled to Silicone Valley and Asia frequently. He experienced the growth of the startup from a mere handful of people with no cash trying to get their first funding, all the way into a cash positive business with three stellar Kickstarter campaigns totaling 43 million USD. But the fairy tale came to an end with the business being sold. From this extraordinary experience and lessons learned he wants to share all he can with entrepreneurs and designers.

Read Steve John’s bio here.

LUNCH // Startup Alley

Bringing Creative Tech to Life

13:00-14:00 | Boulevard Foyer

Creative³ Forum

Get ready to have your mind blown at this year’s Startup Alley! We’ll be bringing you the latest in AI, AR/VR gamification, robotics and real life hologram technology. This will be a real feast for the creatives who are chasing a truely immersive experience. You’ll be able to throw snow balls at your friends and colleagues in our VR gaming experience, engage with life-sized holograms and have conversations with a fleet of the newest humanoid robots available to the market.

22 September, 2017

Session 3-4

GRETTA VAN RIEL // HEY INFLUENCERS/SMT/THE 5TH

5 Years - 5 Startups - 5 Steps

14:00-14:30 | Boulevard Room

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Meet the serial startup entrepreneur behind not one but FIVE thriving businesses. Founder of The 5th, Nichify, Hey Influencers, Drop Bottle and SkinnyMe Tea, Gretta will take you on a fast paced journey from startup through to global enterprise. She has driven her five companies within the last five years through some impressive feats and will share her best tips for raising capital and how to truly influence the social and digital marketing realms. Boasting a staggering 17 million followers, Gretta is a don’t-miss speaker for anyone looking to connect on a global scale.

Read Gretta Van Riel’s bio here.

 

PANEL // Disrupting Static

14:30-15:00 | Boulevard Room

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Each of these startup entrepreneurs have adopted innovative thought measures to change up previously static industries to drive sales and engagement through their brands. Facilitated by none other than one of Brisbane’s own hero disrupter Aaron Birkby, this panel will have you looking hard at how your business is thinking differently, connecting with its audience and how to scale higher and faster than ever before.

Chaired by Aaron Birkby. Panel featuring Taryn Williams, Jared Kristensen and Gretta Van Riel.

TIM RUSE // ZERO LATENCY

Virtual; the new reality

15:00-15:30 | Boulevard Room

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Free roaming virtual technology created out of a garage…This speaker turned his startup idea into an industry leading enterprise in two years and he’s looking forward to showing you how to get the most out of your startup journey to create a growing business. Tim Ruse is driven by emerging technology and loves using it to envision and create new business models. He will take you on a pathway from stripped down ideation through to troubleshooting technology and how to ultimately harness emerging tech to propel a business that will constantly re-imagine itself.

Read Tim Ruse’s bio here.

 

AFTERNOON TEA // Startup Alley

Bringing Creative Tech to Life

15:30-16:00 | Boulevard Foyer

Creative³ Forum

Get ready to have your mind blown at this year’s Startup Alley! We’ll be bringing you the latest in AI, AR/VR gamification, robotics and real life hologram technology. This will be a real feast for the creatives who are chasing a truely immersive experience. You’ll be able to throw snow balls at your friends and colleagues in our VR gaming experience, engage with life-sized holograms and have conversations with a fleet of the newest humanoid robots available to the market.

MARGARET WALLACE // PLAYMATICS

New Frontiers: The Role of Games in AI and Machine Learning

16:00-16:30 | Boulevard Room

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AI and machine learning are the foundations of the gaming world but their reach is now extending into multiple areas of other industries around the globe. Margaret has seen the transformation of the gaming vertical and its perception from traditional testing uses across design and social interaction to more sophisticated integrations with technological advancements. Named as one of the Top 10 Women in Games (Forbes), Margaret is a standout example of taking your creative tech venture across different sectors and redefining how gamification is used and viewed in today’s changing landscape.

Read Margaret Wallace’s bio here.

 

PANEL // Real Enough?

16:30-17:00 | Boulevard Room

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Is VR 2.0 dead on arrival? Or is the party just getting started? With Apple and Google and Facebook all making strong moves into AR this year – and a startup like Zero Latency going global – VR and AR seem to be in good health. But can we trust that this time it will work out? Tim Ruse, Sam Hussey & Margaret Wallace tell Mark Pesce what this business – characterised by change, all the time – tells us about the VR & AR future.

Chaired by Mark Pesce. Panel Featuring Tim Ruse, Sam Hussey and Margaret Wallace.

TIM BULL // ZEEN/MIXBIT

Lies, Damned Lies and Pretty Little Nos

17:00-17:30 | Boulevard Room

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A tale of near bankruptcy, travel, deceit, betrayal and eventual redemption, which would have been a much shorter story by understanding, “what ‘yes’ really looks like”.  Tim Bull will take you on a journey through his startup life moving from Australia to San Francisco. Tim’s entertaining  and engaging startup journey has been underpinned by some practical advice that you can take away and use immediately to help you scale your creative tech business faster.

Read Tim Bull’s bio here.

CREATIVE3 CLOSING REMARKS

17:30-17:45 | Boulevard Room

Creative³ Forum

NETWORKING EVENT

17:45-21:00 | The Charming Squire

Creative³ Forum

The program is subject to change. All speakers and sessions are updated as changes occur.

History of Creative3

For over 7 years we've been running Creative3

In April 2010, CEA initiated and hosted the first Creative3 to showcase the importance of creative industries as a driver of the Australian economy and the differing pathways to commercial success. Today, the creative industries is valued at US$2.25 trillion globally and more than $35 billion to Australian GDP.

Since launch, over 85 thought leaders and entrepreneurs have presented new models of creative business innovation to more than 1,500 delegates.

Creative3 is now Australia’s largest conference for creative entrepreneurs. At heart, Creative3 is about providing innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs with the insights to succeed in scaling their business.