Speakers

The Connecting Up Conference brings together inspirational speakers from local and international organisations in the not-for-profit and technology sectors. 

The three-day interactive event includes masterclasses, keynote presentations and plenaries on the latest research and know-how in IT strategy, cyber security, leadership, capability building and training, digital marketing and fundraising.

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Peter McNamara

Australian Council of
Social Service (ACOSS)

President

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Jeff Paine

Digital Innovation Lead

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Jo Garner

Director

Strategic Grants

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Kirsten Forrester

CEO

Accounting for Good

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Jodi Kennedy

GM, Charitable Trusts and Philanthropy

Equity Trustees

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Jaque Qian

Associate Director

Maximus International

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Cale Bulgin

Treasurer

Road User Rehabilitation Inc

Product Expert, Divipay

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Gregory Dellas

CRM & Managed Services Practice Manager, Asia Pacific

Blackbaud

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Senator Janet Rice

Senator for Victoria

Australian Greens

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Tim Costello AO

Community Council

for Australia

Chair

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Reza Torkman

Infoxchange

Digital Transformation Hub

Senior Consultant

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David Crosbie

Community Council
for Australia

CEO

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Susie Jones

Cynch Security

Co-founder and CEO

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Phoebe Taylor

Cyber Security Manager

PwC

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Billy Gorter

Founder & Executive Director

This Life Cambodia

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Col Winsome Merrett

Chief Secretary

The Salvation Army

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Linda O'Brien

Deputy Chair

Infoxchange

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Dr Tien Kieu MP

Australian Labor Party

Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Melbourne

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Kat Warboys

Director of Marketing, APAC

Hubspot

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Roland Dillon

Partner

McKinsey & Company

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Nicola O'Brien

Cyber Security Professional

PwC

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Elizabeth-Rose Ahearn

CSI Amplify Online
Project Manager

Centre for Social Impact (UNSW)

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David Spriggs

CEO

Infoxchange

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Cassandra Hatton

Executive General Manager, Strategy, Innovation and Organisational Development

St Vincent de Paul Society, Vic

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Alon Cassuto

Head of Insight

Maximus International

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Melissa Osborne

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Head of National Security

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Kate vanderVoort

Social Mediology

Founder & CEO

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Marcus Harvey

Infoxchange

Digital Transformation Hub Lead

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Bel Temby

Director

Digital Services Lab

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Hayley Lee Allen

Chair

This Life Cambodia

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Beau Vigushin

Executive Director, Equity & Inclusion and Customer Experience

Arts Centre Melbourne

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Dr Jemma King

External Advisor

McKinsey & Company

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Craig Tucker

Chief Information Officer

Yooralla

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Andrew Leigh MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities

Australian Labor Party