Business Day Out 2018 - Keynote Speakers

Early-bird tickets on sale 31 January 2018 BDO

 

Craig Hutchison, CEO Crocmedia

- Dr Amantha Imber, Founder & CEO Inventium 

- Georgia Beattie, CEO Startup Victoria

Secrets of Our Success
 - Miyo Fallshaw, Owner Oishi-m
 - Sam Haans, Partner Boost Juice Ballarat 

 

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Craig Hutchison, CEO Crocmedia

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Craig Hutchison began his career as a journalist with News Corporation’s Australian newspaper, before moving on to establish a highly-acclaimed career within the Australian commercial television industry.

Following a successful run at Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper within their Sport department, Hutchison was poached to produce The Big Sports Breakfast on the newly re-launched Sport 927 radio station in 1996.

Transitioning into TV soon after, he was appointed Chief Football Reporter at Channel 10 in 1997, as well as commencing work at Melbourne’s Triple M radio station.

In 1999, Hutchison moved to Channel 7 as their Chief Football Reporter, residing in the role for eight years. He went on to win the Australian Football Media Association award for Best Electronic Reporter a record 11 times and in 2007, he was bestowed the prestigious Walkley Award.

In 2006, Hutchison established Crocmedia with fellow Aussie James Swanwick. Initially created as a public relations and news distribution business, Crocmedia quickly developed into an innovative media content and entertainment business specializing in radio syndication, television and online programming.

Following a defection from the Seven Network, Hutchison joined the Nine Network in 2007 in the specially created role of AFL Editor. His reputation for breaking top stories has seen him play an instrumental role as a presenter and host of hugely popular AFL programs such as The Footy Show, The Sunday Footy Show, Future Stars and the award-winning Footy Classified.

In 2008, Hutchison founded the Saturday morning sports radio show, Off the Bench. Broadcast on SEN 1116 and syndicated nationally to over 100 regional markets, the program enjoys a cult following among its weekly listeners.

As CEO of the Crocmedia Group, Hutchison’s vision and entrepreneurial nature has seen the company grow from four employees to over 80 in ten years. Today, Crocmedia produces 36 radio programs and 6 TV shows throughout the year.

In September 2016, Hutchison further extended Crocmedia’s broadcast footprint by securing a watershed, six-year broadcasting deal with the AFL. Partnered with fellow media companies Macquarie, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, Pacific Star Network and Grant Broadcasters, the deal extends from 2017-22 and includes AFL broadcast, distribution and content supply partnerships.

Topics covered in his talk: 
- The journey of Crocmedia
- How to overcome the challenges of making a business 
- Discussing the problems and solutions of running a business 
- Q&A Discussion

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Dr Amantha Imber, Founder & CEO Inventium

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Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Austrlia's leading innovation consultancy Invertium. Invertium has been recognised as one of Australia's fastest growing companies in the BRW Fast 100 list, and was also awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia. In 2016, Amantha was inducted into the Australian Business Women's Hall of Fame. 

With a Phd in organisational psychology, Amantha has helped compnaies such as Google, Coco-Cola, Disney, LEGO, Red Bull, American Express, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank and many others innovate more successfully. Amantha was a finalist in the 2015 Telstra Business Women of the Year awards.

Amantha is the co-creator of the Australian Financial Review's Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that Inventrium complies, ranking Australia's top innovators. Her thoughts have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes and Fast Company and she is the author of two best selling books: "The Creativity Formula" and "The Innovation Formula". 

Attendees will leave with: 
- A set of practical tools to drive breakthrough thinking
- The skills to literally outthink and outlast competitors 
- Tools that can easily be communicated to their teams and others within the organisation to help spread the innovation virus quickly and effectively. 

 

 

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Georgia Beattie, CEO Startup Victoria 

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Georgia began her career studying entrepreneurship at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Babson College, Boston. Shortly after finishing her University degrees, Georgia raised seed capital to found wine startup Lupé Wines in 2011. Lupé Wines specialised in supplying events, airlines and hotel minibars with the world’s first single serve glass of wine designed for ease of use. The company expanded quickly across Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. Lupé was listed as top 10 startups to watch by BRW and Georgia was listed as Top 50 Entrepreneurs to watch in 2015. In 2016 the company was successfully sold.

Georgia took on the CEO role at Startup Victoria in 2016. Startup Victoria is the go-to independent startup body for Victoria that focuses on creating more founders and better founders. The main initiatives the company runs are a monthly Pitch Night, Australias first startup platform which offers a single location for events, jobs and mentors, and Victorias first startup ecosystem datamap.

Georgia also sits on the board of Second Bite and RMIT’s New Enterprise Investment Fund.

 

 

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Secrets of Our Success with... 

Miyo Fallshaw, Owner Oishi-m 

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Miyo Fallshaw is behind cult children’s clothing brand Oishi-m, a thriving business in Torquay on Victoria's Surf Coast. Building a brand from humble beginnings to shipping all over the world has its story of adventures and learnings along the way, as Miyo has seen many changes and growth over her ten years at the helm.

Most recently Oishi-m took out the Retailer of the Year and Business of the Year at the 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Awards, an incredible achievement for their exceptionally skilled team.

Navigating constant evolutions in technology, the changing landscape of customer expectations, and exceeding quality standards for their garments are driving forces for the business. Miyo’s background in Sales and Marketing, and her commitment to building her extensive business knowledge, benefits not only her business, but her dedicated team who learn from her leadership and attitude towards work life balance.

Miyo will deliver a candid account about the benefits of living in a regional community with the opportunity to play on a global scale.

 

Sam Haans, Partner Boost Juice Ballarat

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Growing up in Ballarat and graduating secondary school in 2010, Sam continued on to University but soon decided this wasn’t the path he wanted to take.
 
Sam pursued his goal of owning his own business and after two long years of proving himself to Boost, being the youngest Partner in the network at the time, the Wendouree store was opened in 2014 becoming the first Boost Juice in Western Victoria. Shortly after in 2015, Sam opened his second store in Ballarat Central. In 2016 the business grew to include the only Victorian based mobile Boost trailer and negotiations began to open Australia’s first Drive Thru Boost which came to fruition in 2017. Most recently the business grew again to include a second trailer, growing the Ballarat franchise to five sites.
 

Sam has a huge drive and desire to achieve, and this was proven through being named both the Boost Juice Victorian Partner of the Year and National Partner of the Year for 2017, shortly after receiving the Stockland Wendouree Retail Business Award in the 2017 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards.