Dr Amantha Imber

Written on June 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm, by Carlos

Dr Amantha Imber

Creativity and innovation psychologist, Founder Inventium

Master Class:
‘How to turn your organisation into a lean, mean, innovation machine’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)

Dr Amantha Imber is an innovation psychologist, best-selling author, and Founder of innovation consultancy Inventium. Inventium was recently awarded the BRW Client Choice Award for Best Management Consultancy in Australia.

Amantha has a PhD in organisational psychology and has helped companies such as Coca-Cola, LEGO, Red Bull, Deloitte, McDonalds, Qantas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and many others innovate more successfully.

Amantha is the co-creator of the BRW Most Innovative Companies list, an annual list that her company puts together ranking Australia’s top innovators. She writes regular columns on science-based innovation for Australian Business Solutions and Leading Company and is the author of The Creativity Formula: 50 scientifically proven creativity boosters for work and for life.

Twitter: @amantha

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Dr Ann Quinn

Written on June 11, 2013 at 11:44 am, by Carlos

Ann Quinn

Inspirational global coach of winners in sport and business; Speaker, Author, CEO Quintessential Edge;

Master Class:
‘Become the CEO of your Life’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)

Peak Performance Specialist, International speaker, best selling author and CEO of Quintessential Edge.

From Grand Slams to Gold medals and World Champions, Dr Ann Quinn has a long track record of creating winners. In addition to inspiring athletes to achieve their greatness, she also coaches executives to conquer their stress, get energised, build their mental toughness and resilience and to Be Extraordinary. With passion and energy, Ann shares her experiences from consulting high achievers on 6 continents and in more than 30 countries.

Now based back in Melbourne, her career and experiences have been extensive and diverse. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Australia and the UK. From Health and Fitness Director of the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, to more than ten years coaching on the professional tennis tour, she then became the National Director of Coach Education at Tennis Australia before moving to London to take up the position of Head of Sports Science and Innovation at the LTA.

Dr Quinn has a diverse academic background. Her PhD is in Psychology (University of Melbourne), M.Sc. in Exercise Science (University of Illinois), B.App.Sc. in Human Movement (RMIT), Dip.Ed. (Melbourne) and Dip. Nutrition (London). She has been honoured with many awards including the National Strength and Conditioning Association Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, Australian Sports Medal; Professional Tennis Registry Plagenhoef Sport Science Award, and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Award for services to the game in coaching.

She has been a member of various International Coaching, Sports Science and Sports Medicine Commissions and Panels for over 10 years. She sits on the Women’s Tennis Association Professional Development Panel and has also written, co-authored and edited several coaching publications. Her latest book, How to be an Extraordinary Athlete, Secrets to Sporting Success, has already won much international acclaim.

Twitter: @drannquinn

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Scott Anthony (Singapore)

Written on June 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm, by Carlos

Scott Anthony

Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert, Managing Partner Innosight

Master Class:
‘Beating the Odds When Launching a New Venture’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)

Deep Conversation:
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)

The Empire Strikes Back: How Corporate Catalysts are helping Large Organisations Win the Race for the Future (November 28, 11.40am)

Scott is Managing Partner of Innosight Asia Pacific. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).

In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, General Electric, LG, Credit Suisse, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation.

Scott has written extensively about innovation. He is the coauthor of the new eBook Building a Growth Factory and author of The New Corporate Garage, which appeared in the September 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review, as well as The Little Black Book of Innovation, published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2012. He is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review article How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate. He co-authored Seeing What’s Next (2004) with Harvard Business School Professor and Innosight founder Clayton Christensen and 

was the lead author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and author of The Silver Lining. He has written articles for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management and Chief Executive, and serves as a judge in The Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Awards. He has a regular column at Harvard Business Online.

Scott chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a SGD 10 million fund Innosight runs in conjunction with the Singapore government. Scott has served as an active Board member for two companies incubated by Innosight (Village Laundry Service, a laundry service company based in Bangalore, and Guaranteach, a US-based online education company), helping those companies develop and execute their strategy and raise external expansion capital.

Scott is a featured speaker on topics of growth and innovation. He has run more than 100 training workshops, and in 2008-2009 served on the faculty of the Leadership, Innovation and Growth program at General Electric Crotonville. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and FOX Business.

Twitter: @ScottDAnthony

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Professor Stephen Heppell (UK)

Written on June 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm, by Carlos

Professor Stephen Heppell

Digital Education Leader, learning futurist

Master Class:
‘Student led learning design’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)

Deep Conversation:
‘Education: Learning to embrace the future’ (November 27, 12.00-2.00pm)

Racing to the Future: Total Learning (November 28, 9.35am)

Professor at Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments; One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally.

Stephen is a Professor at Bournemouth University, and at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid. He draws on a unique €250m portfolio of large scale, effective research projects, over 30 years. His eclectic research focus ranges from the design of schools and school fitments, through the implementation of ICT in learning, to addressing the new pedagogic needs of everyone from elite Olympic coaches to pre-school children.

He is described as “the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) UK and “Europe’s leading online education expert” by Microsoft.

After secondary school teaching, Stephen founded and ran Ultralab for a quarter of a century, building it into one of the most respected research centres in e-learning in the world.

An early pioneer of educational multimedia, Stephen went on to pilot, and be the guiding

“father” of, early social networking in Learning too, with seminal projects including:

In recognition of all this work, along with just 51 others including Damien Hirst, Jarvis Cocker, Harrison Ford, Lauren Bacall, Muhammad Ali, Stephen became an Apple Master in the 1990s and was awarded the Royal Television Society’s Judges’ Award for lifetime contribution to educational broadcasting. Stephen is a member of BAFTA’s Board of Trustees and Council having formerly chaired its Technical Innovation Jury.

Twitter: @stephenheppell

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