Jillian is a professional company director with a legal and regulatory background and private and public sector experience.
Currently, she is a director of Rabobank Australia Limited, Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation (Australia’s national postgraduate educational scholarship organisation), Chair of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW), Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) a director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the Grattan Institute of Public Policy and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust. Jillian is President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ). She is a member of the Council of the Order of Australia.
Amongst her previous appointments, she was a director of ASX Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd and a member of the federal government's Remuneration Tribunal.
Jillian graduated BA. LL.B from UNSW and has an LL.M from Harvard University. Jillian was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and in January 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the banking and financial regulation sectors, to not-for-profit organisations, and to women. Jillian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (2007) “one of Israel’s leading high-tech venture capitalists”. In the 2008 NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel.
Medved is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels. OurCrowd has $1.8B in commitments and has made investments in 280 companies, in 28 funds and has seen 48 exits since its launch in February 2013. OurCrowd exits include: Jump Bikes sold to Uber, Briefcam sold to Canon, Argus sold to Continental, Crosswise sold to Oracle, and Replay sold to Intel. Bloomberg Business week said in the May 7, 2015 edition that “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world right now.” TheStreet.com described OurCrowd as “Crowdfunding for Real Investors.”
Prior to OurCrowd, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo (Nasdaq:VRNG) and the co-founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, with $262M under management.
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia, Moderator
Lee has over 28 years’ experience in the IT industry. Passionate about innovation and leading-edge technologies such as AI and autonomous devices, Lee has worked in Asia, the UK and Australia.
Before joining Microsoft, Lee led the Internet of Things business development team for Amazon Web Services in Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, he was a CISSP security architect with RSA Security and Tivoli.
As Chief Technology Officer, Lee helps businesses and governments on their digital transformation journeys. Focusing on intelligent cloud services such as AI and machine learning, Lee also guides organisations through cultural transformation, digital strategy development and responsible AI implementation.
Lee believes in the potential of AI to help build a brighter and more inclusive future, and is a regular speaker on cloud technology, innovation culture and driving digital transformation. He also sits on the NSW Government Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee, where he provides strategic advice to guide technological decision-making.
Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Wesfarmers
Naomi joined Wesfarmers as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs in August 2018. Before Wesfarmers, Naomi worked for Deutsche Bank for 20 years in public sector mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and business management. In 2013, she was appointed the Bank's head of Global Transaction Banking for Australia and New Zealand, responsible for the delivery of commercial banking services to local clients. In 2016, she assumed additional responsibilities, leading the Bank's Trust and Agency business across seven Asian markets.
Naomi holds honours degrees in Economic History and Law from the Australian National University and a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government. In early 2018, she was recognised by The Asset as the Australian Custodian Banker of the Year.
Naomi currently serves on the Council of the Australian National University where she is the Pro Chancellor.
Peter is the Chief Executive Officer at Investa as of 1 July 2021.
As Chief Executive Officer at Investa Pete is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the group, across the office and funds businesses.
Peter has broad property, funds management and finance experience gained during his many years in the industry and prior to joining Investa held senior roles with AMP Capital Investors and BDO Corporate Finance.
Prior to being appointed to CEO, Pete held the position of CIO at Investa, where he was responsible for identifying and implementing strategic group initiatives, managing capital relationships, overseeing capital transactions, research and commercial developments and providing investment support for all of the clients of the platform, with the objective of optimising investment performance.
Previously he held the role of Fund Manager of Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF), where he was responsible for the daily management and strategic direction of the fund.
Peter has 14 years of service at Investa.
Prof. Eyal Zimlichman
Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Centre
Prof. Eyal Zimlichman serves as Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital. Previously, he held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners HealthCare's Clinical Affairs Department in Boston and was heavily involved in the efforts to implement a strategic care redesign initiative there. Prof. Zimlichman has served on several advisory committees commissioned by the Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is chairing as well as participating in several committees at Israel's Ministry of Health. He is also a founding member of the International Academy for Quality and Patient Safety.
Prof. Zimlichman is the founder and director of Sheba's ARC innovation program, which aims to redesign healthcare through digital health solutions by 2030. He is board certified in internal medicine, completed a degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
CEO and Co-founder of SUiTS, Smarter Urban IT & Strategies
Arch. Rafi Rich is an architect and urban planner, the CEO and Co-founder of the Israeli based SUiTS, Smarter Urban IT & Strategies.
Rich has spent the past 20 years promoting urban innovation, resilience & sustainability with cities, governments and organizations in Israel, Europe & Africa, through a synergy between technology, data, policy, governance & community engagement, aimed at sustainable inclusive & resilient cities.
In 2017 he was appointed as UNHABITATs smart city consultant, leading the development of Africa’s first national smart & sustainable city master plan for Rwanda.
Rich is a Senior lecturer for urban strategies & smart cities at the Technion Institute of technology and formerly, he was the Senior Director for building in the Israeli Ministry of Interior, & the Founder of the Israeli Green Building council.
Currently he is also engaged in creating the MidCityLabs- a new Think-Tank & applied research initiative focused on secondary cities and the built environment of the developing world.
Co-founder and CEO of CyberSpark; Co-founder and former Global President, Global EPIC
Roni Zehavi is currently the CEO of Rontali, a privately held company specialized in leading Global digitization projects, from establishment of sustainable and scalable clusters in developing countries, to comprehensive solutions in the domain of Smart Transportation and Aviation. Prior to that position, Roni was the co-founder and CEO of CyberSpark, aimed at leveraging the Israeli Cyber Ecosystem in Be’er-Sheva into the Global Cyber Capital, unprecedented the world over in terms of innovation and prospective (http://cyberspark.org.il/). In the past 5 years, CyberSpark has turned into a leading entity within the Israeli Cyber arena. Working with hundreds of Cyber companies from Start-Ups to Global corporates, Research centers, Academia, Governmental institutes (authorities and operation such as the CERT) and Innovation spaces (Incubators, Accelerators, VC's). In 2014 Roni has co-founded Global EPIC, a global community of Cyber ecosystems, covering more than 27 hubs from across the world (https://globalepic.org), form which he held until recently the position of Global President. Roni is a worldwide recognized expert in the domain and a well-known figure as a speaker and moderator in events such as CyberTech, STS Forum, WEF Cyber forum, and more. As such, Roni acts as board member in centers of cyber entrepreneurism and innovation such as LORCA (https://www.lorca.co.uk/)
Roni has more than 25 years of proven success in the entrepreneurial Hi-Tech arena, integrating highly innovative and multidisciplinary technologies into sellable products. His range of experience includes stewarding ideas through the development process into the marketplace. One of his recent companies is "To-Be-Education" (http://www.to-be-education.com/), a creative platform upon which teachers and students can upload content that can be transformed into dilemma-based learning games with multiple users, facilitating the develop of global learners’ communities. In 2004 Roni founded Rontal Applications, a leading provider of a 3D based application for simulations and real-time Command & Control systems. Under his leadership, the company has achieved successful results before being acquired by an American corporation
Being an experienced Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer from ETPS UK and an Aeronautical Engineer from the Technion, Roni is also a well-known expert in aviation professions, including operational, methodological, and technological aspects
Sergey is an entrepreneur, technological visionary and machine intelligence enthusiast, who continually strives to bridge the gap between human and machine reasoning and interaction.
He’s passionate about computational knowledge representation, acquisition, storage, reasoning, and processing.
Sergey has served in a range of executive technological positions in disruptive startup companies. Prior to co-founding SparkBeyond, Sergey served as GM and SVP of R&D for NewBrandAnalytics, a social business intelligence pioneer. He’s also served as VP R&D of SemantiNet, a semantic reasoning engine, and co-founded Delver, a social search engine that was acquired by Sears, where he served as CTO. Prior to founding Delver, Sergey was the architect of a large-scale award-winning predictive maintenance system.
Chief Information and Technology Officer, Charter Hall
Sheridan is passionate about helping people be their very best selves. She believes in putting people at the heart of the design process and inspiring better ways of working by harnessing place, platforms and partnerships. With over 20 years’ experience in technology and commercial real estate, Sheridan leads the technology function for Charter Hall – one of Australia’s leading property and fund managers – where she focuses on driving greater productivity, improved insights and engaging experiences for the group’s employees and customers.
Vice President & Managing Director, Amcor Australia & New Zealand
Simon is the Vice President & Managing Director of Amcor Australia & New Zealand, leading the business since early 2018. He joined Amcor in 2014, initially based in Zurich, undertaking a number of senior roles.
Prior to joining Amcor, Simon was the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for Zodiac, a global leader in water activities, including boating and swimming pool equipment.
Simon has lived and worked in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe and has held a variety of senior management positions across a variety of industries. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, BA (Mass Comm), and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s AMP.
As Managing Director, Steven Worrall is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia. He ensures the company meets the needs of its customers and the more than 11,000 partners and independent software vendors that sell or build on the Microsoft platform.
Steven joined Microsoft in March 2014 as Director, Enterprise and Partner Group, responsible for driving business growth and building strong customer and partner relationships in the Australian Commercial and Public Sector markets. In this role, Steven worked with organisations to drive innovation and business improvement through the application of technology in many areas, including productivity solutions, mobility and cloud services.
Previously Steven worked for IBM for 22 years and held a number of marketing, sales and general management roles in the services, software and financing segments of the organisation. Most recently, he led IBM’s software business in Asia Pacific region where he built organisational capability in diverse markets across the region and drove the business towards more cloud delivered services.
Steven is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion with a particular focus on improving Indigenous inclusion and addressing wellbeing and mental health in the workplace. Steven is the founding Chair of Corporate Mental Health Alliance in Australia and the Microsoft Global Indigenous Employee Resource Group Executive Co-Sponsor. Steven is also committed to a sustainable and inclusive future and is a founding member of the Climate Leaders Coalition in Australia.
Steven holds an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.
Managing Director Institutional Australia & PNG, ANZ, Moderator
Tammy has national responsibility for leading the provision of tailored financial and capital management solutions to Australia and PNG’s corporate clients. The Institutional business that Tammy leads covers public and privately-held businesses in all sectors with annual revenue starting from circa $50m through to Australia’s largest listed businesses. Prior to this role, Tammy led ANZ’s Diversified Industries business which focused on large listed Industrials, Agriculture, Retail, Telecommunications, Government, and Technology. Tammy was Chief Executive Officer of ANZ Bank Laos. Based in Vientiane, she ran a full commercial-licensed bank with Retail, Institutional and Global Markets offerings primarily focused on facilitating the international trade flow in and out of Laos relating to mining, hydropower and agriculture. Tammy joined ANZ in 2009 in the Risk Division and quickly built a reputation for her expertise in risk management and stakeholder relations.
Before joining ANZ, she was an infrastructure credit analyst for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services focusing on utilities, airports, toll roads and public and private partnerships across Australia and New Zealand, working closely with major infrastructure companies. Tammy began her banking career with JP Morgan Chase in New York City focusing on the large Not-for-Profit, University and Healthcare sectors; delivering municipal bond product solutions and corporate banking products. A citizen of Australia for 15 years, Tammy is originally from the US, and has a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from the University of Maryland – Robert H Smith School of Business. Tammy is a Leadership Group member of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles and signatory to the UN WEPs. She is married with two young children and resides in Melbourne.