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Dr. Ian Oppermann

Dr. Ian Oppermann is CEO and Chief Data Scientist of the NSW Data Analytics Centre.  Prior to this, he was the founding Director of CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services Flagship, and Director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre, the unit responsible for addressing major scientific challenges in wireless communications, robotics, information theory, environmental sensing and eHealth. Before…

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Sandra Chipchase

Sandra Chipchase is the Chief Executive Officer of Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney. Ms Chipchase has had an outstanding career in international and domestic tourism and business events marketing, major events acquisition and management, sponsorship, business and asset management. Her current roles include: Board Member – Visitor Economy Taskforce, Board Member – Business…

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Kristian Nicholls

Kristian joined BESydney in 2012, bringing over 15 years’ experience in national and international relationship management and bidding to the team. He has travelled and conducted business throughout the world, providing him with a unique perspective of Sydney’s positioning on the global stage, and the necessary skills and experience to support and guide his team,…

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Melissa Marshall

Melissa Marshall is on a mission: to transform how scientists and technical professionals present their work. That’s because she believes that even the best science is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption. For almost a decade, she’s traveled around the world to…

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