Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Leadership, Culture & Management Practices for a Super-Connected World

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Steve Vamos is named in the top five most influential members of the Australian technology industry in successive years (2004 and 2005) by the Australian Financial Review, he is a non-executive Director of Telstra and the founding President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE).

He is an information technology and online media industry leader who recognizes the challenges of operating in the connected and fast changing world of today. He is a great speaker on leadership, organizational performance and potential, innovation and digital strategies, and shares his personal views on the leadership, culture and management approaches needed in the face of the major global issues affecting the companies worldwide.

In his speech at Ci2011, Steve discusses what is needed to be done to confront the barriers of creativity, innovation and productivity. The major problem he highlights in his presentation is our need to always know “the answer” which is one of the greatest obstructions in the way of innovation. His key recommendation to the leaders is to be learners despite of being expertise in their fields, to always be open to new ideas and not to be control-oriented and self-centered. The best investment for the management is to bring out the best in its people and to frequently seek feedback from them. These are the bosses we require for a better and finer future.

Watch his stimulating video here


Meet Steve Vamos at Ci2012 where he will discuss the “wicked problems and challenges” organizations confront and the need for different leadership mindsets if we are to deliver the productivity gains and great work environments people are seeking.

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Tickets for our upcoming event Ci2012 (From 28 Nov-30 Nov) at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, are now on sale at Get in quick to register and take advantage of the early bird prices available.

A number of speakers for Ci2012 are interested in additional engagements during their stay in Australia which may include keynote speeches, workshops, breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions with boards, leadership teams and clients etc.
Enquiries and bookings for any speakers may be emailed to with proposed date, time, location and purpose of event. There is limited availability so please ACT quickly to secure time with one of these leading thinkers and innovators.

"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen

"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin

"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University

"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist

"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia

"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)

"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon
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“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne