Creative Innovation 2017 (Ci2017)

Advisory Panel

Founder and Executive Producer
Creative Innovation Global

Tania de Jong AM
Founder and 
CEO Creative Universe
Phone: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Watch Tania’s TEDxTalk 


Ambassadors of Creative Innovation Global

  • Hugh Morgan AC
  • Professor Allan Fels AO
  • Sir Gus Nossal AC

Thought Leaders Advisory Panel

  • Donald Bates – Director, LAB Architecture Studio
  • Doron Ben-Meir – Vice-Principal Enterprise, Chancellery, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Rufus Black – Ethicist, Master of Ormond College, University of Melbourne; Deputy Chancellor, Victoria University
  • Sally Capp – Head of  Markets, Victoria KPMG
  • Stefan Cassomenos – One of Australia’s leading young pianists, conductors & composers
  • Mark Dempsey SC – Senior Counsel/Barrister (NSW)
  • Jeremy Duffield – Director, MLC
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO – Australia’s Chief Scientist
  • Rod Glover – Policy Consultant; Associate NESTA (UK)
  • Stephen Grant – Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Business Coalition on Aids
  • Joanne Gray – Editor, BOSS at Australian Financial Review
  • Professor Roy Green – Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sarah Hosking – Chief Executive Officer, Very Special Kids
  • Brad Howarth – Futurist, speaker and Author: A Faster Future
  • Peter Hunt AM – Chairman, Greenhill Australia
  • Silviu Itescu – Executive Director, Mesoblast
  • Michael Johnson –  Director, Westlake Funding Limited
  • Leon Kempler OAM – Chair, Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Janine Kirk AM – Chief Executive, The Prince’s Charities Australia
  • Charles Kovess – Australia’s Passion Provocateur and Leading Speaker
  • Peter Kronborg – Deputy Chairman, Creativity Australia
  • Anthony Mackay – Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Strategic Education; Chair, Innovation Unit Ltd, UK; Chair, AITSL
  • Denis Moriarty – Co-Founder and Group Managing Director, Our Community
  • Dr Pradeep Philip – Chief Executive Officer, LaunchVic
  • Professor Peter Rathjen – Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania
  • Michael Rennie – Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Carol Schwartz AM – Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia; Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Clive Scott – General Manager, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
  • Adam Simpson – Managing Partner, Simpsons Lawyers
  • John Stanhope, Chairman Australia Post & AGL; Chancellor of Deakin University
  • Alistair Urquhart – Director, Affairs of State
  • Steve Vamos – Non Executive Director, Venture Investor, Business Advisor and Speaker
  • Alison Watkins – Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Amatil

Advisory Panel

International Advisers

  • Scott Anthony (Singapore) –  Managing Partner Innosight; Harvard Business Author
  • Jason Drew (South Africa) – Eco-entrepreneur and sustainability expert
  • Dr Thomas Frey (USA) – Futurist, Da Vinci Institute
  • Patrycja Slawuta (USA) – Researcher, Entrepreneur & Founder of SelfHackathon
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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 // Creative Innovation Leader
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“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