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Better app reviews & more sales
Appbot helps app developers get better app reviews, more sales and best rankings via two products, AppbotX and Appbot. Appbot delivers daily reports on how developers are performing on app reviews, ASO (SEO for the App Store) and chart rankings, all critical information for increasing app sales. AppbotX provides a drop-in communication and help desk solution for mobile developers. Insert the open source native mobile library to an app and get remote configurable FAQs, feedback forms and inline notifications in your app. Customers manage everything from the AppbotX back end without having to resubmit a new app when things change.

Presented by: Stuart Hall - Chief Bot, Appbot

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STUART HALL | Chief Bot, Appbot

Stuart Hall is a developer of multiple apps that have reached millions of downloads (Discovr & 7 Minute Workout). He is an experienced founder, coder, experimenter, hacker and blogger.




Make music through motion
The AUUG Motion Synth is a hardware/app combination that transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a motion-based musical instrument. It allows first-time musicians to enjoy an expressive experience of playing music within minutes rather than months of practice time, and provides professional musicians with a deeper level of interaction with their sounds and connection with their audience. It has already been seen by millions of people worldwide due to its inclusion in Apple's international TV ad campaign from mid 2014: See for in-depth demonstrations.

Presented by: Joshua Young - Founder, AUUG

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Prior to founding AUUG, Joshua Young’s neuroscience research led him to Berlin. Coming into contact with Berlin’s vibrant electronic music scene, he became frustrated by the lack of physical connection between these musicians and the sounds they were creating. This frustration inspired him to start tearing apart old music hardware to build interfaces that would give electronic musicians a more physical and expressive way of shaping their sounds, that would be more compelling for both them and their audience. This process ultimately lead to the form-factor of the Motion Synth, which Joshua publicly launched via crowdfunding in December 2013.


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Bluedot Innovation

Precise, battery friendly location services
We enable businesses to deliver their services and products to their customer's precise location, down to several meters, through applications, that do not require any infrastructure and without any significant battery drain. By powering this new generation of location aware apps, we enable businesses to connect with their customers exactly when they need, where they need in an extremely targeted way and increase the effectiveness of their customer engagement.

Presented by: Filip Eldic - Co-founder & Executive Director, Bluedot Innovation

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FILIP ELDIC | Co-founder & Executive Director, Bluedot Innovation

Since the beginning of 2013, Filip Eldic has been an Executive Director of Bluedot Innovation, an Australian-based technology company that specialises in high precision location-based services. This role included participation in the ANZ Innovyz START accelerator program for technology companies, which accepted Bluedot Innovation in its 2013 program. In 2011 and 2012, Filip assisted other companies to launch successful location-based software applications, providing valuable experience for his current role. Filip previously held a range of banking and financial roles, including at the BT Financial Group. Filip holds a Bachelor of International Studies from University of Adelaide and is currently in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Economics. Filip has also undertaken studies in law and holds a Diploma in Information Technology.


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Clever avatars for innovative aged care
Clevertar is a Flinders University spin-out company that is pioneering the use of relational agents, or ‘clever avatars’ as personal assistants. Research has found that when people interact with an intelligent, talking character, they take notice of the information given, understand it better, and are more likely to respond favourably. ‘Clever avatars’ are therefore behaviour-changing and a potentially revolutionary computer interface. Clevertar’s first product is a virtual personal assistant for older people, to help service providers and families support people to remain independent. This is currently in trial at two Adelaide service providers.

Presented by: Tanya Newhouse - Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Clevertar

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TANYA NEWHOUSE | Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Clevertar

Tanya Newhouse is the CEO of Clevertar, the company bringing ‘clever avatars’ from research at Flinders Uni to commercial reality and into people’s homes. Tanya straddles the line between geek and marketer (having previously been both) and is focused on technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Recently she won a coveted Commercialisation Australia grant and a spot in the Smart 100 for Clevertar. Clevertar's product Anna Cares is especially exciting for Tanya since it directly builds upon her previous background in aged and community services and interest in innovation in service delivery.


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The bar tab app: Open - Share - Pay
Clipp is the quick, easy and secure way to open a bar or restaurant tab from your phone. Now you can open a tab without having to leave your credit card or ID behind the bar. Seamless integration to the point-of-sale system gives you complete visibility over your tab. See what you have ordered and spent, updated in real-time. No more waiting to close your tab. You can pay directly from your phone with an easy one step process, secured to ensure the highest level of credit card security. We'll even email you a tax invoice when you're done!

Presented by: Todd Forest - CEO, Clipp

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Todd Forest has over 16-years of digital experience with global brands in the US, Australia and Asia. In the 90s, Todd helped devise the strategy for Nike's initial foray into online commerce. He then worked in various executive roles at AOL including managing and AIM. In 2006, he became the CMO for the innovative job site Jobfox, which quickly emerged as a leader in the job space by allowing candidates to create professional profiles. (LinkedIn Won!) After moving to Australia, Todd became the Director of Content and Audience Experience at nineMSN. Todd was promoted to run MSN across the APAC region including ANZ, Korea, and SE Asia countries and launched the Bing Apps with 50+ media partnerships. He is an active angel investor and is currently invested in six Australian start-ups. Todd has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA Northwestern University, Kellogg.


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3D GPS track visualisation
Doarama is a 3D visualisation engine for geolocated activities. The service allows users to upload GPS track logs (from a smartphone or sports GPS tracker) of activities they have participated in to These tracks are then visualised on a 3D map directly within a web browser using familiar controls and intuitive navigation. Users can optionally include synchronised video, photos and text labels to enhance the experience. The user is then able to share the customised visualisations with their friends on popular social media networks. An API allows Doarama visualisations to be embedded into other web services.

Presented by: Chris Cooper - Technical Lead, Doarama

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CHRIS COOPER | Technical Lead, Doarama

Chris Cooper is a computer graphics veteran and outdoor enthusiast. Chris graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998 with a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering degree. He then worked in visual effects for over 12 years in various technical, research and software engineering roles on films such as The Matrix Reloaded and the Academy Award winning Happy Feet. In 2014 Chris was awarded a prestigious Sci-Tech Academy Award "for the development, prototyping and promotion of technologies and workflows for deep compositing". Chris now works at NICTA where he is pushing the limits of 3D geospatial visualisation in a web browser. He lives with his wife and three children in Western Sydney.


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Proximity platform for mobile apps
The GeoMoby platform is a geofencing based messaging system that enables developers and businesses to interact and learn from their mobile users. Our cloud-based platform relies upon a plugin being installed into an existing or new mobile application in order to extract anonymous location data. When a GeoMoby powered phone enters a geofence (a virtual boundary around a geographical location), it reports back to the cloud and our rules-engine determines if it's appropriate to send the mobile user a message or send a request to a server. It can be anything from coupons, automatic payments to tourist information. Any time and anywhere.

Presented by: Chris Baudia - CEO & Founder, GeoMoby

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CHRIS BAUDIA | CEO & Founder, GeoMoby

Chris Baudia is a software engineer with more than 10 years experience, with strong skills in business analysis and project management (both PMP and Agile). Chris worked several years as an IT Project Manager for a top 3 IT Consulting company managing large-scale IT projects and has strong management skills. Chris moved from France to Australia in 2008, obtained his Australian citizenship in May 2013 and is a proud new dad since February 2013. Chris is passionate about technology, mobile innovations and startups, has graduated from the Founder Institute program in 2013 and recently won the first global hackathon in Seoul which included Dave McClure of Silicon Valley-based accelerator 500 Startups as a judge.


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Global and Smart

The story behind the good
Global & Smart is a storytelling platform for 'the story behind the good.' Every good has a story to tell. Our platform puts the power of storytelling back in the hands of the world’s most creative people so they can tell the stories behind the goods they make, share them with their followers, and sell their goods directly from the story. Global & Smart makes it easy for Makers and their brands to: import existing content from social accounts and camera roll; drag and drop content into magazine-quality storytelling templates; publish their stories online; and sell their goods.

Presented by: Kate Harrison Brennan - Founder, Global & Smart

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KATE HARRISON BRENNAN | Founder, Global & Smart

Dr Kate Harrison Brennan is the Founder of Global & Smart, a storytelling platform for the story behind the good. Kate studied international development at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and spent the last year of her doctoral studies in politics at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton on a visiting fellowship. She then returned home to Australia from New York, where she had been working in media, to be Advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Her edited volume, Making Global Institutions Work, was published by Routledge in September. Kate was Young Australian of the Year for NSW in 2006.


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Cutting car costs through informed driving
Our mission is to cut car costs by making drivers more informed about their choices at the most relevant times.

The team is strong - a silver medalist in India’s national Maths Olympiad, a rocket scientist and an MBA who's built marketing teams on three $100m start-ups.

First, we'll help drivers cut the 20% that is wasted on fuel through poor driving styles.

Next we're targeting insurance, (where safe drivers currently subsidize poor ones), and servicing (where mechanics currently hold all the cards).

Our approach will be fun and engaging and we hope to save lives as well as dollars.

Presented by: DANNY ADAMS - Founder, GoFar

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Danny Adams | Founder, GoFar

Danny Adams is hard to classify with his surfer dude looks clashing with his degree in aerospace and his petrol head tendencies seemingly at odds with his passion for the environment. A prodigious hard worker, Danny worked at 3M, one of the world's most innovative companies, building, launching and supporting technically complex products for clients like Toyota. In his evenings he worked on various inventions designed to measure and cut emissions that resulted from inefficient driving styles, going on to receive two patents on this work which became the basis for GoFar. Deciding he needed to fully commit to GoFar he quit his job at 3M, and joined the Founder Institute programme, where he registered the highest overall score in what was a highly competitive intake of 30 start ups.


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Intelligent Fleet Logistics

Vehicle routing and scheduling optimisation
Uniquely, Intelligent Fleet Logistics Cost to Serve (CTS) suite of products use optimization technology to maximise profitability and not just reduce costs. Profit maximization not cost reduction is the optimization object. Through dynamically analyzing the variable distribution costs associated with each customer or task and utilizing its flexible constraint handling technology, Intelligent Fleet Logistics can accurately select an optimal customer base to maximize gross profit.

Unlike almost all systems currently available, Intelligent Fleet Logistics is easily tailored to handle the constraints that apply to individual organisations. Eg, rules governing fatigue management, or determining whether goods are best routed direct or via intermediate depots, Intelligent Fleet Logistics can help plan to send the right vehicle, or asset to the right place at the right time. This maximises labour and asset utilisation, while focusing on profit optimisation.

Presented by: Andrew Purchas - CEO, Intelligent Fleet Logistics

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ANDREW PURCHAS | CEO, Intelligent Fleet Logistics

Andrew Purchas is CEO of Intelligent Fleet Logistics. He has had extensive and broad commercial experience. He has worked as a commercial lawyer and was Chief Security Officer at Westpac Banking Corporation. He has both local and international supply logistics experience being Director of Supply Chain for McDonald’s Australia and McDonald’s USA. He was a Principal for CSC Index in San Francisco specialising on on-line supply chain exchanges.


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LEAPIN Digital Keys

A smartphone enabled access control system
LEAPIN has built a smartphone enabled access control system. The system is sometimes referred to as a smartlock or a digital keys system or smartphone keys or a controlled lock. LEAPIN’s system performs all the same functionalities of typical time-controlled keycard systems (RFID and mag-stripe) but without any supporting on-site network infrastructure. Therefore it can be delivered for around one-tenth of the price of existing keycard systems. LEAPIN systems can be installed in hospitality (Hotels, Resorts etc.) offices, people’s homes, and public institutions such as Universities. As LEAPIN is a standalone system it can also be installed in environments where keycard systems can’t typically go – such as car rentals, sporting facilities, and lockers/furniture (e.g. where there is no onsite power).

Presented by: Steve Dunn - Co-founder & CEO, LEAPIN Digital Keys

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STEVE DUNN | Co-founder & CEO, LEAPIN Digital Keys

Steve Dunn is the co-founder and CEO of LEAPIN Digital Keys. Steve has a MBA from the University of South Australia, and a Bachelor of Town Planning (UniSA). Steve has worked as an Asset Manager in Local Government in Queensland and in Adelaide. Steve is an avid traveler, having visited around 25 countries, and he has lived in Japan and the USA. He has combined his passion for travel with his experience in asset management, and skills learnt from his business studies to develop his digital key solution.


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One-click interconnected business apps for SMEs
Maestrano is a platform specifically designed for Small and Medium Businesses that curates and aggregates the best third-party business applications into a seamless, secure and intuitive user dashboard and provides the platform and the integration that connects them together. Our Connec!™ patented technology integrates all applications together automatically, making data downloads and uploads between Cloud Applications an activity from the past. Data sharing is automated and live, so no matter what applications our customers are looking at, they are always up to date. No more re-keying, discrepancies or mistakes, just more time saved and efficiency gained, all in one click!

Presented by: Arnaud Lachaume - Chief Technology Officer, Maestrano

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ARNAUD LACHAUME | Chief Technology Officer, Maestrano

Arnaud Lachaume graduated in 2009 from Telecom Paristech and HEC School of Management (the leading French School in Management) and moved to Australia the same year to discover new horizons and deepen his technical knowledge. After having worked in Thales on complex engineering contracts, he moved onto a Business Analyst role at Macquarie Bank and started Maestrano with Stephane Ibos in 2012. Both founders have been working full time on Maestrano since May 2013.


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Mika Compliance

Aged Care management software / resource portal
Mika Compliance is building the most comprehensive subscription-based online catalogue of aged care documentation, resources and cloud-based data management software on offer in Australia. Initially, Mika subscribers will be given unlimited access to an extensive inventory of Aged Care specific documentation including policies, forms, handbooks, job descriptions and much more. Mika will then progressively launch and offer to subscribers a suite of information management applications allowing subscribers to upload, streamline, access, manage and report on their organisational compliance systems. Mika membership benefits will grow as each additional module is completed and released to the service subscribers. The Mika business model is transferrable to and applicable across, a broad range of other regulated health industries including: childcare, health care, welfare and acute care.

Presented by: Kate Jakins - Founder, Mika Compliance

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KATE JAKINS | Founder, Mika Compliance

Kate Jakins is the Founder of Mika Compliance. She is passionate about software development and excited about the challenges and opportunities available today in the aged-care technology market. Kate has worked in the industry for over seven years and her frustrations with the outdated systems and lack of resources available in the industry has led to the birth of Mika Compliance. Kate is MBA qualified and has recently been described by industry experts as one of the most forward-thinking system designers in the aged care sector today.


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Oar Inspired

Make every stroke count
Oar Inspired provides affordable performance measurement technology for competitive rowers. Our integrated solution caters for athletes from novice school programs through to elite athletes. Through our patented technology we can provide real time feedback to the crew and coach, whilst our planned subscription based web service will provide detailed athlete analysis that will assist coaches in developing training programs and make crew selections. Oar Inspired has a first to market position in a niche but lucrative market that has been starved of innovation. We have significant interest from schools, clubs and sporting institutes both across Australia and internationally.

Presented by: Des Jacobsen - Director, Oar Inspired

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DES JACOBSON | Director, Oar Inspired

Des Jacobsen is a passionate master’s rower, who initially trained in electronics before transitioning into software development. With more than 20 years of experience in developing database and data analysis solutions he reached the position of Principal technology specialist at a large software company before resigning to follow his dream of developing advanced technology for rowing. Having spent most of his youth in his father’s workshop, he has a unique set of skills covering rowing, electronics, software development, data analysis and machining. Des developed the first two prototypes single handed before ministration demanded specialised tools to assemble the electronics.


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Liberating the world of online video
Peepable is a video search platform for easily discovering specific clips within videos from right across the internet. Through a simple text search for the spoken word, you can ‘peep’ instantly into online videos, create customised clips, and share those clips on social media.

Peepable will maximise revenue for publishers of video-rich media through traffic generation, user engagement, detailed analytics, and greater control of their advertising revenue. Instead of publishers having to upload their videos to a third-party hosting platform, Peepable drives search and social-media traffic directly to the publishers’ websites. Additionally, publishers can install the Peepable search box, giving their visitors granular search across the publisher’s entire online video library.

Beta launching shortly.

Presented by: Alex French - Co-founder, Peepable

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ALEX FRENCH | Co-founder, Peepable

Alex French is the co-founder of Peepable and is responsible for the bits and bytes that make everything possible. Alex worked as an engineer for IBM and BBC Television, then moved into software product management before founding the Captioning Studio in 2004. A natural problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit, Alex has a passionate vision for creating new ways to deliver high-quality accessibility to more people and in more places through collaboration, software technology and automation. His journey led him to the online video realm when he founded Peepable in 2013.


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Pop Tech

Transact instantly and control your data
Pop! provides consumers with seamless ways to exchange their information with any third party, helping them keep track of their global data footprint and ultimately keeping their information up to date with the businesses they choose. The mobile app can save, secure and update their data, delivering their information directly into a company's database.

As an enterprise tool businesses can use Pop! to gather and update information on their current/future subscribers and customers, providing a super-efficient method to receive and, more importantly, maintain their customer data.

Presented by: Christopher Koch - CEO, Pop Tech

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Chris Koch is the Co-Founder of Pop! After some initial false starts and early start-up failures more than 10 years ago, Chris, along with his best friend and business partner Chad Stephens, went on to create 1Form, an online tenancy application. 1Form, which launched on the 1st of July 2006, revolutionised the process of applying for rental properties in Australia, capturing more than 90% of the residential rental market and over 2.5million tenants in the process. In January of this year, 1Form was acquired by REA Group for $15m. Chris & Chad are already full steam ahead on their next venture Pop! and are excited about its global potential.


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Cloud based engineering drawing management solution
RedEye is the first pure cloud based engineering drawing management solution for mining, oil & gas, power and water companies and their service providers. RedEye manages the process of storing, finding, sharing, marking up (making changes to), drafting, approving and managing engineering drawings using the cloud and any internet enabled device. RedEye is growing at 5x annually, has zero client churn and net promoter score of 77%. RedEye has a Tier 1 client base and has opened its first international office in Houston in June 2014. RedEye is seeking series A funding to rapidly scale growth to build a globally relevant SaaS solutions company.

Presented by: Wayne Gerard - Co-founder & CEO, RedEye

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WAYNE GERARD | Co-founder & CEO, RedEye

Wayne Gerard is the co-founder and CEO of RedEye. Wayne has worked in the mining services sector since 2000, initially for Mincom, then founding a consulting company in 2005 and an engineering company in early 2011. Wayne has deep industry relationships and detailed knowledge of the challenges faced by companies operating in the resources and infrastructure sectors.


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Robotics in the cloud and beyond
Robological is a start-up company conducting research and development in human-machine interfaces and distributed robotic systems. It strives to enable a broad user base to use robotic technology in their applications, products and processes. Within Robological's philosophy, hardware, software (apps) and the user interaction with them are not considered isolated domains with individual entities but encompassing spaces. The innovative perspective asks for solutions that are flexible, ubiquitous, multi-purpose and interconnected as for instance realised through our cloud-enabled micro-interface Ro-buddy.

Presented by: Damith Herath - CEO, Robological

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DAMITH HERATH | CEO, Robological

Damith Herath received his PhD in Robotics from the University of Technology, Sydney. He was the lead Research Engineer at MARCS Institute (UWS) on the Thinking Head Project. His award winning Articulated Head project (Artist: Stelarc) was exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. With over half a million people interacting, this installation was one of the longest running HRI experiments in the world. He was also the convener and program co-chair of the 2011 IEEE ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art. He is regularly approached by the media for expert comments on robotics and future of technology.


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Discovering the value in big data
Skrydata has unique technology in predictive analytics. Unlike query based tools, which rely on an initial hypothesis, our unique discovery process requires no prior knowledge of the data, the business or how it operates. This enables us to discover hidden relationships within the data, or between data and the business processes which create it, which may be difficult or impossible to find by other methods. Skrydata accepts data from multiple sources, including databases, audit logs and unstructured data to detect patterns and relationships. This unique technology has applications in business intelligence, business and industrial process improvement, data quality, fraud detection, asset management and predictive maintenance.

Presented by: Mark Stevens - CEO, Skrydata

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Mark Stevens is an experienced C-level executive with more than 20 years of strategy, marketing, product development and sales experience. Currently CEO at Skrydata, Mark founded two startups - iVisa Software, a cloud based Migration and Skills Assessment software solution (SaaS); and EasiVisa, a migration agency with revenues in excess of $700K annually. He has been involved in several other startups including Office Automator, a business process automation company as CEO; and Softection, a data leak prevention company as VP Worldwide Sales. Mark also served as Chief Strategy Officer at WatchGuard Technologies (NASDAQ:WGRD), which pioneered firewalls as an applicance, and was Engineering Manager at Randata, where he developed encryption and security technology for Australian financial and defence organisations.


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Sound Scouts

Test children's hearing with a game
cmee4 Productions harness game play to help improve our health outcomes. Our flagship project Sound Scouts provides an accessible means of detecting hearing loss in school-aged children. Sounds Scouts looks and feels like a game however it incorporates advanced scientific principles that enable it to detect a range of hearing problems. While Sound Scouts is based on science it’s the game play that encourages and enables a valid hearing test result.

The demand for accessible hearing checks for children is a global issue and one that cmee4 Productions is now well placed to tackle.

Presented by: Carolyn Mee - Director, Sound Scouts

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CAROLYN MEE | Director, Sound Scouts

Carolyn Mee has been working in media production since 1986 when she won the role of presenter on the popular daily children’s television show “Simon Townsend’s Wonder World”. Carolyn now specialises in serious game development and content creation with a focus on health. In 2011 Carolyn secured funding from the NSW Digital Media Initiative to develop a serious game designed to detect hearing loss in pre-school children. Collaborating with the National Acoustic Laboratories the game Sound Scouts was created.


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Interactive mapping and visualisation software
StatSilk develops software (desktop, web-based and mobile apps) for creating user-friendly interactive maps and visualisations using your own data. Its clientele spans a broad range of industries and companies of all sizes, from small NGOs to some of the world’s largest companies. It empowers organisations to better communicate and disseminate their data, and empowers users of data by providing them with the tools to better explore and analyse the data according to their needs. Originally launched as a non-profit initiative, StatSilk’s business model now balances commercial aspirations with a philosophy that supports open data and data visualization for international development.

Presented by: Frank van Cappelle - Founder, StatSilk

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FRANK VAN CAPPELLE | Founder, StatSilk

Frank van Cappelle founded StatSilk after his StatPlanet mapping and visualisation software won the World Bank’s Apps for Development competition. He is passionate about making data more accessible by automatically converting large datasets into interactive visualisations which are easy to explore and analyse. This work is supported by international organisations such as OECD, UNDP, WHO and Siemens. He has also worked and consulted for UNICEF and UNESCO across five continents. Frank has a multidisciplinary background with Masters in Social Science Informatics, Anthropology, and International Development. He is about to complete his PhD research on how visualisation impacts understanding of research evidence.


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Beautiful wearable technology
Tzukuri designs the world's most beautiful and functional consumer wearable technology. Our first product line is the world's first unloseable handmade glasses. Inside each pair is the world's smallest iBeacon (solar powered), and can notify you if you ever leave them behind.

Presented by: Allen Liao - Founder, Tzukuri

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ALLEN LIAO | Founder, Tzukuri

Allen Liao is the founder of Tzukuri and a current student at the University of Sydney


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Breakthrough in password and identity management
uSig is the quickest, easiest and safest way to access password-protected websites using mobile devices. Users replace passwords with a photo from their mobile device. Two clicks rather than 20+ key strokes of existing passwords. Operates with Apple IOS and Android systems. Previewed recently at international info security conference in USA. Reported widely including The Australian IT and CNN Money. See website for explanatory video and media coverage.

Presented by: Sam Crowther - Co-founder & Chief Developer, uSig

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SAM CROWTHER | Co-founder & Chief Developer, uSig

Sam Crowther is an entrepreneur with a passion for information security and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science program at the University of Newcastle. He was the first high school student to complete two work placements with the Australian Signals Directorate. In 2013, whilst studying for the NSW HSC, he won the prestigious Monash University IT Challenge for best website. In 2014, Sam was invited to preview the uSig program at a global information security conference in Las Vegas, USA. His presentation attracted global media attention. This year, Sam has been working with an international cyber security consulting firm and a global investment bank.