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Bjarte Bogsnes | Author of 'Implementing Beyond Budgeting'

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, in both finance and HR. He is currently heading up the Beyond Budgeting implementation at Statoil, Scandinavia's largest company with operations in 36 countries and a turnover of $90 bn USD. On Fortune 500, the company ranks #1 on Social responsibility and #7 on Innovation. Transparency International has named Statoil the most transparent listed company in the world.

Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Round Table Europe (BBRT), and is a popular international business speaker. He is the author of "Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential", where he writes about his implementation experiences. Statoil realised that traditional leadership and management practices no longer work in today's companies. Organisations are operating in business environments more complex, dynamic and unpredictable than ever. The company implemented innovative alternatives to traditional management, like abolishing traditional budgets and calendar-based management in favor of more decentralised, Agile and human processes.

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Angela Clark | Director, ABC Innovation

Angela Clark joined the ABC Executive as Director of the Innovation division in March 2012. Angela started her career in venture capital before moving to joining JCDecaux - a 26 year old Managing Director, growing the business to be an industry leader, across four states. Seven years later Angela joined Macquarie Radio Network as CEO, where 2GB consolidated its place as Sydney's No 1 talk station. Five years later, Angela left MRN following the birth of her second daughter and founded a hyper-local news network, Streetcorner.com.au.

In 2012 she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as Director of Innovation. The Innovation division of the ABC focuses primarily on the ABC's digital activity, with responsibility for abc.net.au, the ABC's flagship apps, audience facing technology and applications as well as experimentation and incubation of future facing projects. She has a passion for participatory democracy, empowering audiences, design thinking and for the principle of being judged by what you 'do' not what you 'say'. Angela is also a Director of the South Sydney Football Club and mother of three beautiful girls.

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Scott Farquhar | Co-Founder & CEO, Atlassian

Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian, an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company. Atlassian produces tools that help technical and business teams collaborate, plan projects and build software. Based in Australia, Atlassian currently has over 17,000 enterprise customers around the globe and has been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies" by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine.

Scott was awarded the 'Australian IT Professional of the Year' in 2004. In 2006 Scott was the youngest person to ever be awarded 'Australian Entrepreneur of the Year' by Ernst & Young.

Scott loves encouraging budding entrepreneurs as well as speaking to many university groups.

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Ryan Martens | Founder and CTO, Rally

Ryan Martens founded Rally Software 10 years ago with the goal of being one of the first for-profit software companies to break the take-make-waste cycle of technology in our society. Today, he stands on the precipice of a major breakthrough toward that goal by launching a foundation that will bring together and fund citizen engineers to help solve some of our world's toughest challenges. Ryan is a founding board member and CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, which brings together local venture capitalists and start-ups to set aside 1 percent of their profits to charity and is likely to release $2 million to endow Colorado within a 5-year span. Ryan is a mentor at the Unreasonable Institute and Boulder TechStars and a member of the engineering entrepreneurship efforts at the University of Colorado atBoulder. Ryan integrates work, life and sustainability on his farm, raising horses, dogs, chickens, goats, burros, bees, worms and canaries.

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Mary Poppendieck

Mary Poppendieck started her career as a process control programmer, moved on to manage the IT department of a manufacturing plant, and then ended up in product development, where she was both a product champion and department manager.

Mary considered retirement 1998, but instead found herself managing a government software project where she first encountered the word "waterfall". When Mary compared her experience in successful software and product development to the prevailing opinions about how to manage software projects, she decided the time had come for a new paradigm. She wrote the award-winning book Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit in 2003 to explain how the lean principles from manufacturing offer a better approach to software development.

Over the past several years, Mary has found retirement elusive as she lectures and teaches classes with her husband Tom. Based on their on-going learning, they wrote a second book, Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash in 2006, and a third, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point in 2009. A popular writer and speaker, Mary continues to bring fresh perspectives to the world of software development.

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Dave Snowden | Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge

Dave Snowden is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry, looking at complex issues relating to strategy and organisational decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Dave holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. His paper with Boone on leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management award for the best practitioner paper in the same year. He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. He is a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO. In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six 'on-demand' thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign. Prior to that he worked in a range of strategic and management roles in the service sector.

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Warwick White | Managing Director, Australasia, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCA)

Warwick White joined Coca-Cola in the early 1980ís and has over 30 years experience within the global Coca-Cola system. Most recently, Warwick re-joined Coca-Cola Amatil in November 2002 as the Managing Director of Australia. Warwick is now Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, responsible for the Beverages business with a turnover of around $3.5b. Prior to joining Coca-Cola Amatil, Warwick was the Regional Director for Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company with responsibility for Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. This was preceded by 14 years in Great Britain, Europe and Ireland in progressively senior roles. Warwick is a Knox Old Boy. Warwick was awarded the second ever Macquarie University Blue for Golf and is a graduate of Macquarie University. Warwick lives in Wahroonga with his wife Karen and their four sons.

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