Home to Atlassian, Freelancer, Seek, CultureAmp, Canva, Envato, Vend, and so many more, Australia has cemented its position as one of the world’s fastest growing hubs for tech. Global tech unicorns such as Slack, Square, Zendesk, TransferWise and Twitter all call Australia home for their regional HQs.

The opportunity is there – the digital market is forecast to reach A$139 billion by 2020. With strong economic growth, a national culture of can-do innovation and a sophisticated market of tech consumers, Australia is the next big place for tech companies to discover.

Join us to hear from those who have already discovered the opportunity at the Tech Australia briefing and reception on at Australia House in London on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

What you can do to make Australia your next big market?



Keynote Speaker

Michael Harte, Group Head of Innovation, Barclays
As an advocate of Open Systems, Agile and Lean processes, Michael is always looking at applicable technologies and services to meet opportunities for customers and create valuable business solutions. He has experience in strategy, transformation, operational and service excellence. His current focus is maximising value through innovation – Investments and delivery of services, platforms and capabilities for the creation of enterprise value.

Before joining Barclays, Michael was Group Executive of Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (CBA), where he was responsible for group-wide retail and institutional banking systems and operations, brokerage, wealth and asset management systems. Together with his team, Michael transformed CBA into one of the most respected customer focused and technology leading banks in the world.


Leanne Kemp, Founder & CEO, Everledger
Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance – Leanne is pushing boundaries in protecting the global market of diamonds and luxury goods by constructing a digital verification system that assists in the reduction of fraud, trafficking and black markets.

With a rich history in innovation, Leanne previously founded three Australian startups including Absoft Queensland, Fastcards Pty Ltd. and the Great Australian Survey Company. Through these companies Leanne introduced and patented transformational technology ideas including Fastcards (a smart card with managed identification services) and commercialised Multicard (credential verification for consumer, governments and corporations) alongside various solutions to streamline inventory and supply chain operations.

Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade working group.


Mohan Koo, Co-Founder & CTO, Dtex Systems

As Co-Founder and CTO, Mohan’s passion for enabling transparency and security in the enterprise, along with his commitment to driving customer success, has enabled Dtex to be recognized as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in 2016.

With over 20 years of Global experience, Mohan is widely recognized as a thought leader in the Cyber Security industry. With particular interest in the intersection between surveillance and privacy, Mohan led Dtex to become the first ever security vendor to implement ‘Privacy by Design’ in the development of the Dtex technology platform.

Mohan is continually studying the global enterprise security landscape, with a passion for driving ‘People-centric Security’ practices and positioning the end user as the ultimate key to enterprise security.

See Mohan’s interviews on the IMF Cyber Attack, Sony Hack, and the Sega Hack.


More Speakers to be Announced


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