SPEAKERS

Digital Globalisation : Digital Localisation

NEDC will feature a compelling program of highly regarded thought-leaders whose knowledge and expertise will challenge delegates, and encourage robust dialogue around the conference’s central themes Leveraging Smart Cities for Economic Development and Digital Globalism, Digital Localism.


Calandra Cruickshank is the founder and CEO of StateBook International (SBi), a digital location intelligence platform that provides strateg

CALANDRA CRUICKSHANK

Allison Nikula is an Occupational Therapist and Founder of CareApp, a powerful communication and engagement platform that enables aged care

ALLISON NIKULA

Jessica Christiansen-Franks is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to understanding the social dynamics o

JESSICA CHRISTIANSEN-FRANKS

As the Digital Business Strategist for the Barcelona City Council, Joaquim has been instrumental in helping transform the City of Barcelona

JOAQUIM ALVAREZ

In 2001, he relocated to Adelaide and joined Ratbag Games to produce computer games. He produced Saturday Night Speedway in 2004, and Star W

DAN THORSLAND

Councillor Nelmes is only the second female Lord Mayor of Newcastle after popular 1970s-era mayor Joy Cummings, and the youngest ever Lord M

NUATALI NELMES

Mohan Koo is a member of The Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for South Australia. The Board and the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur prov

MOHAN KOO

Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy. He is Founding C

ROSS DAWSON

Robert Bell heads research, analysis and content development activities and directs the analytics that ICF uses to benchmark communities and

ROBERT BELL

Dr. Emily Wise has more than 25 years’ experience in strategic consulting and international economic development – spending the past 16 y...

EMILY WISE

Matthew Schultz is internationally recognised as a Smart City expert and Digital and Data Transformation practitioner. As City Digital...

MATTHEW SCHULTZ

Chris Riddell is Australia and Asia’s most sought after futurist, and award-winning industry recognized keynote speaker on digital...

CHRIS RIDDELL

Master of Ceremony - ConferenceTodd Miller has been a communicator across his career spanning 30+ years. Todd covered many speaking...

TODD MILLER

Master of Ceremony - The Economic Development Awards of Excellence DinnerA passionate and engaging communicator, Nuala has relished the...

NUALA HAFNER