Sept 28-29, 2016
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
Troy Hunt is a world-renowned expert on cyber-security and the creator of ‘Have I been pwned’, an online data breach aggregation and search service. Troy's work and commentary has appeared in Forbes, Time Magazine, The Australian, the BBC etc.
Troy’s work has exposed him to the inside world of hackers, researching their methodology and execution of attacks, and frequently he discovers it’s our young people behind the keyboard.
He’s regularly involved in the analysis of large-scale data breaches including the Hong Kong toymaker VTech, which exposed millions of children’s personal information in late 2015, Adobe and SnapChat.
Troy is a prominent international speaker, frequently engaged by leading financial institutions, e-commerce sites and other major online assets to train their teams to build software resilient to online attacks. He is also an online educator creating courses for software professionals via Pluralsight and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.
Christopher is a video editor, accessibility consultant, and owner of Switched-On Video Editing.
He has completed jobs for clients such as Queensland Health, Control Bionics, and the NDIA. Prior to starting his business, he studied Video Production with RMIT University, received a High Distinction, and became Apple certified in Final Cut Pro X.
As well as his work as an editor, Christopher is an Accessibility Ambassador and member of the Apple Consultants Network. He has produced a number of videos for his YouTube Channel, on how inclusive technology has impacted his life, and is a public speaker, presenting at various national and international conferences.
He has positioned his business at the intersection between technology, creative arts and inclusion.
Christopher enjoys all things technology related, flying flight simulators, and the Marvel Universe.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is the Managing Director of the Young and Well CRC.
Michael is Australia’s most prominent child and adolescent psychologists, the author of nine books including bestseller ‘Princess Bitchface Syndrome’, and has also worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist.
As Managing Director, Michael plays a key role in leading and implementing the Young and Well CRC’s digital education program both in Australia and internationally, and works to extend the reach and impact of the Young and Well CRC’s initiatives through collaborating with existing partners and building new relationships.
Michael’s extensive use of technology in his clinical practice for the last five years gives him particular insight into the valuable role that technology can play in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health problems.
Michael is on the Board of Smiling Mind, is a Community Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Playgroup Victoria, Treasurer of the Australian Psychological Society Committee (Melbourne Branch), and a member of the ePsychology special interest group for the APS.
He is also a columnist for a number of publications including New Idea, Girlfriend Magazine and the Australian Boarding Schools Association publication, LightsOut. He is the resident parenting expert on Channel 7’s Sunrise as well as psychologist for the Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.
Taj Pabari is a sixteen year- old inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and educational pioneer with a passion for inspiring children in today’s emerging 21st Century Digital Economy discover and embrace the great world of entrepreneurship through technology and innovation.
Taj made his entrepreneurial debut at the age of eleven, when he founded his first (informal) company, an electronic blogging site for children, by children. 300 articles later, Taj started managing an eBay store specialising in consumer electronics, more notably in selling tablet computers. The electronic blogging site was later sold in 2015.
In the latter of 2014, Taj founded Fiftysix Creations, an exciting and interactive way for children to immerse themselves in innovative technology through continuous creation and entertaining education. The company aims to ignite the creative spark in all children by allowing them to build and customise their very own tablet, along the way learning what really makes it go.
Taj was the Winner of The Australian Young Innovator of the Year for 2014. He is currently studying in Grade Twelve at John Paul College in Brisbane, Australia. When he is not at school or ‘working’ on his ventures, he divides his remaining time between tennis, martial arts and travelling.