Advisors & Judges
Director and Founder, Best Case Scenario
Luli has over 30 years’ experience curating leadership discussions within the technology, government, fintech and health sectors. She was head of Gartner events for its Asia Pacific conference business, and also headed the Australian Information Industry Association NSW Chapter.
Professor Roy Green
Special Advisor and Chair for UTS Innovation Council and Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle
Roy has published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management, and has undertaken projects with industry, government and public agencies, such as the OECD and European Commission.
CEO, Cicada Innovations
Sally-Ann has been involved in driving national engagement and change strategies in innovation and entrepreneurship, computer science and STEM education, including contributing to the COAG STEM Partnership Forum and the foundation of StartupAUS, a non-profit with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Vice Chancellor and President at University of Newcastle
Alex is the University of Newcastle’s eight Vice-Chancellor and President and commenced in the role in 2018. Prior to joining the University, Professor Zelinsky was Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist and leader of Defence Science and Technology within the Department of Defence.
Dr Priya Dev
Lecturer at the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics at the Australian National University
Priya is an experienced academic and Fintech entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and start-ups. She is skilled in statistical modelling and data science, math finance, blockchain and cryptoeconomics.
CEO, METS Ignited Australia
Adrian brings extensive experience in the application of technology to the mining sector, and he is an advocate for cross-industry innovation and technology adaption. Adrian has held senior director or board advisory roles at SmartSat CRC, ABB, Austmine Limited, General Electric and the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources.
Executive Director, Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct
Liza has over 20 years’ experience in strategy, innovation management, ecosystem development and deep tech. Liza has significant experience in building and leading teams comprised of multiple organisational disciplines with a strongly affiliative style.
Senior Advisor, Trade & Investment, Austrade
With over 20 years’ experience in trade, investment and policy, Divya has longstanding interest in Australia’s trade with the Asian region, and has assisted tech businesses to invest in Australia, and access markets across North East and South East Asia.