Ric Holland

Career in digital innovation delivering literally thousands of digital projects internationally with his company Extreme Digital. Creative Director for IBM leading first large scale UX projects in APAC. Senior lecturer at University of NSW, UTS & AFTRS. Researcher UNSW – NUI and Human Computer Interaction while serving on education Advisory Boards. Lead global CMS and web UX redevelopment strategy as Global Manager at Wacom Technology. Authored the 25 year history of Wacom NUI ecosystems ‘Art of Making Marks’. Start-up community GM for Ninefold and CMO for Offis Multi-Cloud Innovation while sponsoring many large tech innovation and AR/VR events.

Mark Kogos

Career in the finance and mergers and acquisitions industry, having implemented transactions for self managed enterprises at the start-up phase through to major Australian and international corporate groups. Mark was formerly with National Australia Bank and PwC’s M&A/ITS Team. He has a history of early stage investing in tech focused start-ups in both Australia and New Zealand, including successful listing of Commsoft on ASX and Plexure Ltd on the NZX. As the co-founder of BHD Capital, Mark is actively working to list a major private clean tech business in the oil and gas sector on the LSE in 2019.

Shane Gates

With 20 years’ experience in Computer Aided Design, 3D visualisation, and a background in engineering, Shane has a powerful ability to interpret information and data and present it in an innovative way to engage broader audiences. Passionate advocate of 3D visualisation and the role it plays in the virtualisation of learning and presentation of analytical content. Motivated to increase access for those restricted by technical experience, using his ability to ‘think outside the box’ in providing solutions.

Peter Koch

Inventor of SpaceTimeXR and responsible for developing world-class AR/VR solutions including the world’s first integration of AR with Unity3D game engine, creating Transformers 3 app played globally, creator of the world’s first AR eyewear solutions for Qatar’s World Cup bid in 2010. World expert in computer vision technology, depth sensors, gaming technology, animation, software engineer for Windows Phone 7 product design, implementation for Internet Explorer Mobile. AR/VR Engineering at Facebook.

Mark Holland

Career in applied mathematics and software development. Financial mathematical modeler at Westpac group at the front line in corporate/project/financial markets, programming models that facilitated deal-making activities. Researcher at Macquarie University developing and implementing models, scanning share market data of all the stock-exchange companies listed in Australia and the US over 60 years. Wrote corporate treasury software in Europe, UK and North America, Algorithmic trading equities systems, commodities dealing analytics, aviation finance, retail POS/ERM. University Lecturing – B Comm/Applied Finance – Business Statistics/Economics. Geothermal Energy Modeling – presented at Australian Geothermal Energy conference 2010, 2011, 2012; Mathematical Physics – Geometric Algebra.