Announcing Jenny Brockie | Mike Cannon-Brookes | Dr Genevieve Bell: Advance Summit Speakers

Today, Advance is announcing three key participants of the Advance 2016 Summit. If you haven't already bought a ticket to the most inspiring and informative Australian event of the year; we have three new compelling reasons for you to invest in your career and secure your spot at the Sydney Opera House on October 21.

These exceedingly successful individuals are known for their dynamism, work ethic, and knowledge of the global and Australian business and innovation landscape. Each will be offering personalised insights on various topics pertaining to the future of Australia - conversations that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

Don't miss the rare chance to see these individuals simultaneously. Tickets are available individually, or as a collection which includes a group discount. 

Not convinced? Stay tuned. We'll be announcing more Summit participants shortly, so keep an eye on your inbox.


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Mike Cannon-Brookes, one of Australia's biggest and most successful names in Technology, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a software company that helps companies organise, collaborate and communicate. More than 60,000 organisations use Atlassian’s products to work smarter and faster.

In a personal discussion, Mike will be engaging with the topic of The Disruptive Business Model. Here he will discuss how his company’s disruptive approach to building and conducting business has placed him in a position of global dominance.


The world is changing, and we need to stay up-to-date to stay relevant. The way that everyday objects collect and use data is going to radically change the way we live. Get a glimpse of how exactly, in this mind-bending presentation with accomplished anthropologist and researcher Dr Genevieve Bell. Genevieve will be partaking in a compelling conversation about the Humanity of Technology: Engineering New Connections.

As an Intel Senior Fellow and vice president at Intel Corporation, Genevieve's status as an industry expert has been validated by many prestigious awards, including: “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company in 2010, being inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2012, and being honored as the 2013 Woman of Vision for Leadership by the Anita Borg Institute.


Jenny Brockie is the host of Insight on SBS TV and is one of Australia’s most respected journalists and broadcasters. Each week on Insight, Jenny facilitates a thought provoking discussion on a single topic involving more than 50 people.

Jenny will be bringing her world class interviewing and facilitation skills to the Summit and will be facilitating the conversation focusing on The Bridge for Global Australian Talent and Innovation. She will be speaking to innovative Australians that are in the business of building successful, innovative brands with authenticity at their core. This session will delve into Advance’s raison d’etre, what it takes to build a loyal global community, the importance of staying true to your brand values in the face of growth opportunities, how Australia’s largest global innovation community acts as a catalyst and conduit for Australian cultural and economic growth and how are we doing at promoting ‘brand Australia.’