• SydETM Oct (RegTech)
    To register for this event, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sydetm-october-regtech-tickets-50164569578 This event is proudly sponsored by KPMG High Growth Ventures, and supported by WooliesX and Airtree VC. In the wake of the Royal Banking Commission, the regtech space has become one to watch. So how do you drive innovation within a regulated environment? What role can technology play to drive better customer outcomes? To help us understand how corporates are thinking about this challenge, we have two amazing panelists: Elliot Cousins, Executive Manager, Partnerships @ CBA Business Banking Elliot firmly believes that collaboration beats competition hands down, and that those who will excel in business over the coming years will be the ones who are able to collaborate better their rivals. Starting his career in investment banking, Elliot has held executive, board and advisory roles across banking, fintech and consulting, and currently heads up Partnerships for CBA’s business and private division. Dan Canham, Head of Accelerator, Technology & Innovation @ TAL Dan Canham currently heads the innovation accelerator at TAL. TAL’s flagship accelerator program brings cross functional teams together to fast-track ideas to market using Human Centred Design, Agile Delivery and extensive testing with customers through TAL’s experience lab. Dan is also a part-time Instructor at General Assembly. Prior to joining TAL, Dan was Head of Brand at Samsung Electronics Australia and worked with the Beanstalk Factory – an innovation consultancy firm that helps large organisations innovate. Moderated by Billy Wong, RegTech Lead @ KPMG Bill Wong is the RegTech Lead at KPMG, advising clients on risk, strategy and technology to enhance and transform their business. Prior to KPMG, Bill has worked in Strategy & Implementation for a RegTech, Red Marker, was in the Strategy team at a Big 4 Bank and across Risk & Advisory at a consultancy. We also have some all-star RegTech startups showing how they are making it easier to respond to regulatory requirements. Advice RegTech - Samantha Clarke, Founder & CEO 25 years financial services experience spanning strategy, product development, policy, government & regulator relations, marketing, distribution and digital for multi-nationals, NFPs and start-ups. Her work has been recognised with industry awards for Leadership, Compliance Innovation, and Industry Advocacy, including being named as the 2018 Innovator of the Year by Money Management & Super Review. Advice RegTech was featured at ASIC’s inaugural RegTech showcase in 2017, is a founding member of the RegTech Association and a member of FinTech Australia. Payshield - Dmitri Muntean, Founder & MD Payshield is a PCI DSS solutions company that provides cutting-edge payment solutions that help organisations reduce their compliance scope and improve business performance and customer experience. We firmly believe that PCI DSS compliance can be an enabler rather than a roadblock. Our solutions are unique in offering functionality and flexibility simply not available in the current market. Innovative technology developed by Payshield has proven itself in banks, telcos and government agencies across Australia. Simple KYC - Eric Frost, Founder & CEO Simple KYC provides software to financial institutions to automate the onboarding of new customers in order to meet their anti-money laundering “know your customer requirements” for commercial entities (companies, trusts, partnerships, etc). Simple KYC is based at Stone & Chalk.

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  • SydETM Sept (RegTech)
    To register for this event, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sydetm-september-regtech-tickets-50164569578 This event is proudly sponsored by KPMG High Growth Ventures, and supported by WooliesX and Airtree VC. In the wake of the Royal Banking Commission, the regtech space has become one to watch. So how do you drive innovation within a regulated environment? What role can technology play to drive better customer outcomes? To help us understand how corporates are thinking about this challenge, we have two amazing panelists: Maia Schweizer, General Manager, Product & Growth @ Origin Energy Maia looks after Product & Growth for Origin Energy’s retail business which supplies 4m household and small business customers. Her team relentlessly improves the affordability, sustainability, and ease of our current products, keeps up with regulatory changes, and develops products for new energy elements like solar, home batteries and EVs. Previously at Origin, Maia has run upstream gas development and operations, and prior to joining Origin, she was a McKinsey consultant serving clients in capital-intensive industries on six continents to solve their strategic and operational challenges. Earlier, she worked with NASA on the scientific payload for missions to Mars. Maia holds a DPhil in Palaeobiology (Oxford), MSc in Geobiology (CalTech), and BAs in Geology and Visual Arts/Painting (Princeton). Elliot Cousins, Executive Manager, Partnerships @ CBA We also have some all-star regtech startups showing how they are making it easier to respond to regulatory requirements. Details TBC.

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  • SydETM August event (how to sell to corporates)
    To register for this event, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sydetm-august-how-to-sell-to-corporates-tickets-47804474470 To kick off our H2 events for 2018, we're exploring one of the most important questions in an enterprise startups life - how do you sell your product to corporates? To guide us through this mystical path to doom or unicorn status, we have three all stars who regularly help startups work with corporates. Betty Chen, Qantas As Business Development Manager for Qantas Ventures, Betty is responsible for driving commercial outcomes for startups and scaleups in the Qantas Ventures investment portfolio. She also manages the AVRO Accelerator, a program that develops, incubates and scales emerging businesses - expediting their path to a commercial and/or investment outcome with the Qantas Group. Previously, she worked in Qantas’ Group Strategy function, Qantas’ internal consulting arm, conducting strategic reviews across the Qantas, Jetstar and Loyalty businesses. Jack Vullinghs, NAB Ventures Jackie is an investment associate at NAB Ventures where she invests globally in early stage and growth startups. She recently moved to Sydney from London where she was Chief of Staff at enterprise SaaS startup Kalo, and before that worked at Merrill Lynch as a VP in Equity Derivatives Sales. Sarah Baseleous, Energy Australia As an experienced Opportunity Specialist at EnergyAustralia, Sarah is charged with strengthening entrepreneurial and innovation capabilities and awareness. With over nine years’ experience in product development, product management and innovation across insurance, retail and energy sectors, Sarah is driven by her passion for uncovering internal sources of innovation. Embracing an entrepreneurial mindset, Sarah has a proven track-record of fostering strategic, long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships for organisations and individuals. Moderated by Paul Wenck, Checkbox.ai Paul is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Checkbox, a technology platform that enables the digital transformation of regulation into easy to use business applications in the cloud. Prior to Checkbox, Paul was the co-founder of a number of successful B2B SaaS businesses targeting enterprise customers including Everyday Hero, Search365 and BCSG. This month we also welcome two very strong people tech startups: Employment Hero - David Holland, COO After two decades in finance and investment management, David joined Employment Hero as Chief "Other" Officer with a broad mandate to help deliver on their mission to make employment easier and more rewarding for everyone. David has drawn on his experience in complex contractual arrangements to develop and deliver EH's institutional strategy where they have so far partnered with ANZ, AMP and Aon. He is currently focused on building out the Third Party Reseller Channel as well as exciting developments around "Employment 2.0" to be launched next month. Culture Amp - Melanie vonHartitzsch, People Geek Culture Amp's platform makes it easy to collect, analyse & act on employee feedback. This event is proudly sponsored by KPMG High Growth Ventures, and supported by Airtree VC and WooliesX.

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  • May Sydney Enterprise Tech Meetup (Cyber Security)
    In May we explore another major topic in enterprise tech (thanks to our Russian friends!), Cyber Security. To book your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-sydney-enterprise-tech-meetup-cyber-security-tickets-45192792860 Keynote: Michelle Price, CEO AustCyber Michelle Price is the newly appointed CEO for AustCyber, after holding the inaugural COO role. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University, where she established an integrated approach to the College’s cyber security program across executive and postgraduate education and policy engagement. Before joining the ANU, Michelle was with the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Australian Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Cyber Security Strategy. In a previous role at PM&C, Michelle delivered the National Security Strategic Risk Framework (the first of its kind in the world) and Coordinated National Security Budget. Terry Roberts, Whitehawk Founder & CEO Terry Roberts has established the first CyberSecurity Online Exchange - enabling all businesses (especially mid- sized and small companies) to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying and connections, to the best products, services, insights and trends industry wide. Previously she was Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, was the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence (DDNI) and Director of Requirements and Resources for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI). Chair: Kirstin McIntosh, Program Manager, CyRise Kirstin manages CyRise, Asia-Pacific’s cyber security venture accelerator which supports early-stage startups with a 6-month mentor-driven program, a $50,000 SAFE note, co-working space, access to early customers and expeditions to Israel and the US. Kirstin has 23 years’ corporate partnership and business development experience in Australia, Europe and Asia. A veritable path-finder, her journey to CyRise has come via a food startup in Australia, corporate partnership roles in the UK, market entry in Europe, steel marketing in China and investment analysis in Singapore. Startup demos:- Secure Code Warrior, Pieter Danhieux, Co-founder & CEO Secure Code Warrior is a global security company that makes software development better and more secure. Our vision is to empower developers to be the first line of defence in their organisation by making security highly visible and providing them with the skills and tools to write secure code from the beginning. We have built a powerful platform that moves the focus from reaction to prevention, training and equipping developers to think and act with a security mindset as they build and verify their skills, gain real-time advice and monitor skill development. Our customers include financial institutions, telecommunications providers and global technology companies in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Kasada, Kasada is a growth-stage Australian cyber security start-up. The efficient way Kasada stops malicious automation from Application DoS, content scraping, account takeovers and other malicious attack-types is welcome news to anyone responsible for web security, digital marketing and online risk management. Kasada recently secured $2.5M funding from two leading Australian VCs, Our Innovation Fund and the Reinventure Group. Compared with alternatives, deploying the Kasada platform is simple, with reduced direct expenses and significantly lower ongoing human resourcing requirements. https://www.kasada.io/ Cog Systems At Cog, our mission is to secure IoT. Cog’s D4 Secure software product helps device makers build in better security, resiliency and function richness into their devices. https://cog.systems/

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  • April Sydney ETM (Blockchain)
    To book your place, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-sydney-etm-people-tech-tickets-42416126777 In our April event, we get under the covers of the buzz around Blockchain. Panel discussion: What is Blockchain & why is it so important? Peter Williams, Chief Edge Officer, Deloitte's Centre for the Edge Pete leads Deloitte Centre for the Edge, a futures think tank, and founded Deloitte Digital. Peter was the co-author of the thought leadership publication Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Caught between Promise and Reality and has spoken on the topic at a number of events. The publication outlines the basics of Blockchain and considers the a range of issues including Regulation and Governance. Pete has also had an ongoing mentoring role with Coinjar, Australia’s leading Bitcoin Exchange. He has also been liaising with ASIC around regulatory responses to the emerging trend of Initial Coin Offerings. Dr Ingo Weber, Data61, CSIRO Dr Ingo Weber is a Principal Research Scientist & Team Leader of the Architecture & Analytics Platforms (AAP) team at Data61, CSIRO in Sydney. He has published over 90 refereed papers and two books. The AAP team led by Dr Weber tackles major challenges around applications based on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, approaching the topic from the areas of software architecture and engineering, business process management, and dependability. Louise Mercer, Head of Region, Everledger Louise Mercer is the Head of Region for Everledger, a global enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a digital global ledger in an authenticated immutable manner. Louise Mercer is a creative and forward-thinking strategic leader with a talent for breaking and reconceiving of business models. Trained in translating disruption and strategic risks into opportunities for innovation, she has held senior roles with Australia’s largest general insurers Suncorp and IAG, designing, facilitating and delivering the strategy for strategic renewal of existing business models. Emma Poposka, Co-founder & CEO, Bron.Tech Emma Poposka is the cofounder and CEO at Bron.Tech and a non-executive director at the ASX listed Ookami. She has more than 10 years experience in technology and software development across different stages of the software development life cycle. During her career she has worked on several large-scale projects for international organisations including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The European Commission (EC). In her work, Emma leverages technology to solve business and social issues. She is particularly interested in the synergies between technology, game theory and monetary theory and how they will be applied to disrupt the existing technological and social paradigms. She is also a regular speaker at technology conferences and summits, judge at blockchain hackathons, as well as trainer and advisor for technical and commercial development of blockchain solutions.

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  • March Sydney ETM (Artificial Intelligence)
    To book your place, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-sydney-etm-ai-theme-tickets-42415954261 Hot on the heels of our inaugural event, in March we will explore one of the hottest topics in enterprise tech at the moment, Artificial Intelligence. Panel discussion: What is AI & what opportunities does it present Michael Priddis, CEO, Faethm Michael Priddis is CEO of Faethm, an Australian R&D company whose first product Tandem.ai was launched in October 2017 and is already in use by major companies and governments around the world. He is an internationally recognised thought leader on the impact of AI and emerging technologies on economies, industries, companies and work. Before founding Faethm Michael was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, and Managing Director, Asia, of BCG’s technology innovation practice. Greg Dickason, CTO, CoreLogic (RP data) Greg Dickason is the International CTO for Corelogic, the largest property analytics and data company in the world. He has a background in technology and product, with a particular passion for platform businesses. Previous roles have included architecting the biometrics facial recognition drivers license solution for Queensland, running technology for Virgin Mobile in the UK and South Africa, and even manufacturing artificial diamonds for De Beers. Nick Abrahams, Global Head of Technology & Innovation, Norton Rose Nick Abrahams is the Global Head of Technology and Innovation for Norton Rose. He is heavily involved in the technology sector as a lawyer, advisor, non-executive director, former Dotcom entrepreneur and investor. Nick co-created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot (built on IBM Watson) and co-founded Australia’s leading online legal service, LawPath. Nick is also the author of 'Digital Disruption in Australia'. Startup Demos:- Checkbox.ai, Evan Wong, Founder & CEO Checkbox is a multi-award winning platform that enables the digital transformation of regulation and compliance processes into business applications in the cloud. Subject-matter experts use our drag and drop interface to build digital solutions without writing a single line of code. Nod, Joel Robbie, Founder & CEO Nod is an artificial intelligence platform that produces personalised documents for experts in real-time, in their own language and style. To achieve this, the platform is 'trained' using historical documents provided by each customer. Nod have just closed their seed round, raising $750,000 and are focusing on financial advisors as their first market in Australia. nod.money Movus, Brad Parsons, Founder & CEO MOVUS was started in January 2015, in the rapidly growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. We provide intelligent sensory-based solutions to heavy asset industries. MOVUS solutions help to significantly reduce maintenance costs, and improve reliability, through real-time, wireless monitoring of machine health. The MOVUS FitMachine® (a ‘FitBit®’ for Industrial Machines) is a full stack analytics solution from sensor to AI which is designed to detect the early warnings of failures in advance. movus.com.au MyWave, Geraldine McBride & Amy Johnson, CEO/ CXO & Founders MyWave enables an enterprise to understand their customer’s intent, to really get to know their customer, remember them and deliver on the outcome. We do this by deploying an Enterprise Intelligent Agent Platform that uses a mix of smart algorithms and conversational design, guided by your industry business rules. This combination delivers smart conversations with continuous context, proactive follow up actions and Conversational AI based learning into its Knowledge Garden (‘brain’) to deliver ongoing personalized outcomes for your customers that are compliant to industry regulations and the way you want to run your business. mywave.me/business

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  • Inaugural Sydney Enterprise Tech Meetup (Corporate Venturing)
    To book your place, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inaugural-sydney-enterprise-tech-meetup-corporate-venturing-tickets-42415443734 Our inaugural Sydney Enterprise Tech Meetup will explore corporate venturing with an esteemed panel, as well as three demos from enterprised-focused marketplaces. Drinks & nibbles are kindly sponsored by Deloitte. Panel: Pros & Cons of Corporate Venturing Kara Frederick, General Partner @ Reinvetnure (Westpac) Kara Frederick is a General Partner at Reinventure Group, a venture capital firm backed by Westpac. She has spent more than 15 years at the intersection of financial services and technology, including as an investor and a founder. She has executive experience in banking in the US and Australia including with Goldman Sachs. David Parfett, Head of Group Innovation & Ventures @ Qantas David is a strategy, investment and digital ventures executive with experience across loyalty, retail, health, financial services, aviation, marketplaces and data & marketing services. He leads Qantas Group's Innovation and Ventures function, including the design, incubation and execution of core and new growth initiatives. He is the Founder and head of Qantas’ corporate venture arm. Marcus Bartram, Partner @ Telstra Ventures Marcus is a founding Partner of Telstra Ventures. Marcus’s investment interests are broadly across the telecom and enterprise software sector, including Dimmi (acq. TripAdvisor), Elastica (acq. BlueCoat), ipSCAPE, Crowdstrike, Auth0, PhishMe, VArmour, Zimperium, AttackIQ, Cohere Technologies, Anomali and Headspin. Chaired by James Cameron, Partner @ Airtree VC James joined the AirTree team from Accel Partners, the fund behind companies like Facebook, Dropbox, Slack, Etsy and Atlassian. Before joining Accel, James was based in Silicon Valley and founded BipSync, a research management software that enhances investor productivity. At AirTree, James has led the investments in Prospa, Paxata and 90Seconds. Startup Demos 1) Already Built, Founder & CEO Dane Elridge AlreadyBuilt is a B2B marketplace for custom web and software solutions. AlreadyBuilt works with corporates, startups and software development agencies to save teams from developing solutions that already exist. For any company that owns a solution AlreadyBuilt provides a whole new source of revenue with zero effort, and zero risk. For any company that needs a solution AlreadyBuilt enables them to get it faster, cheaper, and with less risk than developing from scratch. For more information: http://www.alreadybuilt.com 2) Expert360, Founder & CEO Bridget Loudon Accelerated change in technology, competition, customer needs and markets means organisations face an unprecedented need for flexibility and agility in their workforce. Expert360 provides software for today's talent management needs. Their two core products - Marketplace and Talent Cloud, are used by over 2000 organisations to build, scale and manage flexible, on-demand workforces across project work, allowing organisations to reduce cost, enhance experience and increase quality of talent outcomes. https://expert360.com/ 3) Coventured, Nick Dunford, Head of CoVentured CoVentured is a platform that helps corporates and Startups connect. As a corporate, you can communicate specifically with the Startup world about who you are and what you are interested in. For starutps, it helps identify which corporates are open to working with startups, what their current interest areas are, and who the right contact is. https://www.coventured.com/

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