As part of our commitment to inspiring and driving real innovation in Australia, we produce Tomorrow’s Tech. Meet Australian entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders among us who are developing creative and sophisticated solutions for global issues, using tomorrow’s technology.
Find the answers to the questions you have been asking yourself about idea validation, technology development through to commercialisation.
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Jason Lowe | Hacking Health and Opportunities in HealthTech Innovation | Tomorrow's Tech
Jason Lowe is the Co-Founder of Hacking Health Queensland, a chapter of the global organisation looking to connect people with a passion and talent of innovation and the opportunities to bring solutions to the challenges in the Healthcare sector.
On this show, Jason discusses the opportunities and challenges that exist in the healthtech innovation sector, for entrepreneurs to grapple with as they bring new and significant solutions in the market. He also shares the huge role that the Australian Government has to play, to influence innovative products and services coming into the market.
Isaac Coonan | PropTech Industry and How to support innovation effectively | Tomorrow's Tech
#PropTech is now part of the innovation and startup ecosystems, and Isaac Coonan is here to explain what this is all about. With 1.4 million employed, and 202 billion in profits every year, this is one of the most significant industries for the Australian economy. Isaac discussed how industry leaders can best impact this innovation sector to ensure that the solutions coming out of Innovation Hubs are compelling and helpful to the industry. Isaac also discussed how during the boom of innovation verticals such as the Fintech, not enough emphasis was placed in the alignment of industry and innovation, and the investments made by government and industry may have been wasted. Investment without KPIs is dangerous because there is very little accountability between corporates and innovative startups.
Mike Keating | Focusing on the market and building compelling solutions
HR Tech is gaining notoriety in the Australian technology and innovation landscape. In this candid conversation, Mike Keating, founder of attract.ai exposes the lessons he has learned in the process of building an inbound recruitment product that would land him clients such as Accenture and RACQ.
Mike also discusses how technology often needs to take a backseat in the sales process, giving precedence to the potential client, their fears and their goals. Focusing on a specific client problem, and continuing to specify the solution as a response to that problem has been attract.ai’s successful strategy.
Dan Adler | Branding for Customer Acquisition | Tomorrow's Tech
Dan Adler is the Head Honcho or Managing Director of next Thursday, a strategic brand agency which prides itself in being unreasonable! All too often, startup founders don’t think of branding as a priority in their marketing strategy … but what if they did? The value of defining a brand with high specificity and looking at each internal decision through the lenses of this brand can be of extremely high for startups. When the market begins to see the brand as an entity of its own, communication becomes clearer and proliferates much faster. Listen to this episode for some wisdom Dan has picked up along his own entrepreneurial journey and for a deeper understanding of the value a brand can bring to startup and scaleup founders and their ventures.
Lachlan Feeney | Blockchain Technology and Knowing When to Pivot| Tomorrow's Tech
Lachlan Feeney is the Founder and CEO of Labrys, one of Australia’s largest and most experienced blockchain development agencies. In this conversation, Lachlan discusses the journey of building the company and how their prespective on the future of Blockchain. At early stages, startups are often faced with the choice respond to the market and do things somewhat differently. Labrys’ story shows how valuable listening to the market and pivoting can be.
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Kathryn Foster | How Data Centres can be an anchor for innovation | Tomorrow's Tech
Kathryn Foster is a former Senior Vice President of Microsoft Xbox Marketplace Group, turned serial entrepreneur now driving innovation in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. On this episode, Kathryn shares the importance of Innovation ecosystems working to develop an innovation ecosystem that they want to participate in.
With microData Digital Solutions Kathryn is developing tier- 4 data centres with active failover, to attract Medium to Large enterprise to engage with the infrastructure, and lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast. Watch for some advice on how Australian government bodies, entrepreneurs, and innovation ecosystems can work together to best take advantage of this opportunity. Subscribe to the Tomorrow’s Tech YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxB…
Peter Laurie | Technology Skills Gap | Tomorrow's Tech
Peter Laurie returns to Tomorrow’s Tech, this time to discuss the gaps in Australia’s Startup and Innovation ecosystem. The Future of Work in Australia is a controversial topic! Addressing the skills gap in a timely manner is one way to go ahead of the new reality that a tech-enabled society will be in. All of this discussed on this episode and more!
Stay tuned for Peter’s take on the best approach to attending conferences in light of the QODE (Innovation and Technology) conference coming up in Queensland.
Peter Laurie | Fostering Innovative Startups and Enterprises |Tomorrow's Tech
Peter Laurie is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and veteran in the Australian innovation ecosystem. Always willing to say what others may be thinking, Peter Laurie speaks to the assumptions corporations need to overcome, and the best-practice of innovation as a learning process. Stay tuned for his insights on the pros and cons of Australia’s geographical isolation from most of the developed world.
If you enjoy this episode, be ready for part 2 coming out next week.
Cissy Ma| Capital Raising for Tech Scale Ups | Tomorrow's Tech
Majella Edwards | On building a start-up with real market validation | Tomorrow’s Tech
This conversation spans across many aspects of the Australian innovation and start-up ecosystem, including the right time to seek investment, to how to ascertain that the technology being developed will actually solve business problems.
Ron Hill | Building Australia's Innovation and Startup Capital on the Sunshine Coast| Tomorrow's Tech
Whatch this episode for insight into the crucial pieces to build a well-oiled start-up and innovation ecosystem, focused on providing the entrepreneurs with the resources to succeed, including a channel into “deals over demo days”, and larger markets overseas, at a purposeful time.
Juliette Murphy | Creating billions in savings through Real-Time Flood Mapping | Tomorrow’s Tech
All over the world, individuals and companies suffer serious damages from being unable to predict the magnitude of floods until it’s too late. You will get some insight into the technology, which provides real-time flood inundation maps, AND into FloodMapp’s business strategy and roadmap! Stay tuned for a breakdown into how Juliette looks to action the recent capital raise of $1.3 million.
Sean Melis | Failing Often and Taking on Feedback - Humility & Entrepreneurship | Tomorow's Tech
bot.hello prioritises the human experience, and uses the technical capabilities of their technology as the enabler for personalised conversations in the B2C sector. This is just as much about growing the company as it is about the growth required to bring an idea into reality.
Scott Millar | Innovation & Technology Education | Tomorrow's Tech
At 14 years old, Scott Millar started a business for a school group project. Soon after the semester ended, he reflected on how that classroom experience jumpstarted his career in business and wanted to do the same for other students! Now as the founder and CEO of BOP Industries, Scott drives technology and entrepreneurship education workshops, with students from primary to high school. Listen as he discusses the imperative of reaching out to kids and empowering them with the tools they need, to bring ideas into the market.
Carl Buckeridge | Water Pipeline Condition Monitoring Hardware & Software Solution | Tomorrow's Tech
Watch as Carl Buckeridge shares how Leakster’s groundbreaking solution combines innovation in hardware and software to pinpoint leaks in the pipeline, making asset management more a lot more seamless.
Linda Ginger | How to Validate Your Business Innovation Idea Quickly and Accurately | Tomorrow's Tech
Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or managing a large corporation, the research Linda Ginger will give you access to, decreases market research time of 6 months into days and gives you an accurate picture of how your business idea would perform in that market!
Ashley Baxter | Composting for Climate Change | Tomorrow's Tech
Ashley Baxter is the founder of EarthOffset, a sustainable tech startup providing technology solutions that enable people to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable! On this episode of Tomorrow’s Tech, we talk about Ashley’s entrepreneurial journey and how she was able to see an opportunity in an area that is often overlooked.