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Congratulations to Richard Sauerman, Brand Strategist - winner of the inaugural Battle of Big Thinking.Richard was chosen from five finalists, one from each category represented: Richard Sauerman - Brand Strategist, Brand Alchemy (Advertising/Marketing), Richard Slatter - General Manager of We Are Hunted (Media), Nic Mackay - Managing Director of the Human Race (Government/Social), Tim Noonan - Director, Vocal Branding Australia (Storytelling), Jon Bradshaw - Brands Director, Lion Nathan (Business).Thank you to all speakers who participated.Photos from the event will be posted shortly and footage of the presentations will also be available.
Speakers preparing to do battle include -
Tim Gartrell - CEO, Auspoll'The value of a government incentivised scheme for social welfare to support employee development.'Geoff Ross - Founder, 42 Below & Chairman, Ecoya'Marketing is a bunch of arse...'Nic Mackay - MD, The Human Race'Companies doing good: the purpose vs profit dichotomy.'Abigail E Thomas - Head, Strategic Development, ABC Innovation'What will the introduction of the National Broadband Network mean for the future of content.'Keren Moran - Director, Spring in Alaska & George Crones - Director, NAK Factory'The nexus of information overload; data visualisation and social interactions, what comes next?'Richard Slatter - General Manager, We are Hunted'The music filter of the future - how digital will shape our taste in music.'Jon Wilkins - Global Founder & Partner, Naked Communications'It's been emotional...but advertising's central premise is dead.'Antony Loewenstein - Author of My Israel Question'Blogging in a repressive regime; social media jeopardising media credibility in the Middle East.'Tim Noonan - Director, Vocal Branding Australia'Voices, relationships, trust and time travel.' Read more on Tim's blog>> Voices, relationships, trust and time travel.'Peter Williams - CEO, Deloitte Digital'The formula for changing the world - leveraging quantum physics, complexity theory, social insects and anthropology.'Richard Sauerman - Brand Strategist, Brand Alchemy 'Throwing stones in the glass house - removing barriers to growth and self expression.'Jon Bradshaw - Brands Director, Lion Nathan'How can today's brands create uniqueness in a homogenised world.'Kylie Charlton - Manging Director, Unitus Capital'Impact investing; harnessing capital markets for social change.'Jessica Irvine - Economics Writer, Sydney Morning Herald'By 2020 Perth will replace Sydney as the effective capital city of Australia'TIm Dick - Opinions Editor, Sydney Morning Herald'Stories about where you live: how we can help, and why we have to.'