HUMAN INSIGHTS

CONFERENCE

2024

29-30 August 2024  •  The Hilton, Sydney

Keynote Speakers



Janine Allis

Founder, Boost Juice Bars

Janine is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire in 2000 from her kitchen bench to an international success story. Since its inception three brands: Salsa's Fresh Mex Grill, CIBO Espresso and Betty's Burgers have joined Retail Zoo.

Janine’s business approach has made her a leader in her field, with BRW listing Janine as one of the top 15 people who have changed the way business is done in the last 25 years.  Her awards are numerous including Telstra Business Women of the Year.

Janine is a bestselling author of The Accidental Entrepreneur, has featured on Shark Tank, Australian Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice and Food Stars with Gordon Ramsay.    This year launched a new online Business course called the Business Academy, to help the next generation of Entrepreneurs.


Joanna Lepore

Global Director of Foresight, McDonald’s Corp

Jo is a strategist who leads foresight and the exploration of new capabilities globally for McDonald’s. Jo helps to future proof the strategies of one of the world’s best known brands, with humans at the center.

Prior to McDonald’s, Jo co-created a new strategic futures function within Mars Wrigley’s global organization. 

Spanning brand management, strategic transformation and creative communications, Jo’s career has been focused on innovating to better products and experiences across major FMCG organizations in Australia and the US, including McDonald’s, Mars Wrigley and General Mills.

An advocate for curiosity and differentiated thinking, Jo created and hosts the Looking Outside podcast to explore fresh business ideas. Guests include thought leaders from the marketing, innovation and foresight fields. In 2024, Jo founded FIG, a network for futures professionals making an impact within corporate foresight


Steve Sammartino

Futurist

Steve Sammartino, a prominent futurist, commands the technology and AI scene with his dynamic and humorous keynote speeches, making him a celebrated speaker worldwide. Writing his first lines of computer code at at 10, Steve boasts an extensive record of tech accomplishments, including co-founding the innovative AI and robotics firm Macro3D. His three best-selling books delve into the realm of tech’s potential, and his expertise is showcased in a successful TED talk and as the host of the acclaimed TV show "The Rebound," which ran for 3 seasons nationally on Channel 9.

His knack for unraveling tech complexities into relatable content is proven by his viral videos, with over 100 million views, and his engaging commentary in the media. Steve’s insights are highly sought after, positioning him as a trusted voice in tech circles. More than just envisioning the future, Steve is at the forefront of shaping it, making his presentations essential for those looking to understand the technological horizon.


Matt Hall

Red Bull Air Race World Champion and former Royal Australian Air Force Top Gun Fighter Pilot

Matt is a third-generation pilot whose life in aviation has seen intense military combat, multiple near-death experiences and immortalisation in the fastest motorsport on the planet.

Matt is the reigning Red Bull Air Race world champion. He placed third in his world championship racing debut in 2009 becoming the first rookie in history to make it to the podium. Matt has since accumulated seven wins and 25 podiums. He was crowned world champion of the 2019 world series, making him the most successful air racing pilot in the modern era.

Matt is a former wing commander in the Royal Australian Air Force and combat veteran of Iraq with USAF medals for heroism under fire in his F-15E Strike Eagle jet fighter, supporting troops on the ground.

Matt is a highly credentialed and skilled fighter pilot with 4000 hours in Military aircraft including 2000 F/A-18 Hornet hours, over 500 hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle (including combat), and over 4000 hours in civilian aircraft.


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