Applications are now open for for SS48 Adelaide. Apply now!
|Date||26-28th April 2013|
|Location||TACSI HQ Function Space
Level 1, 279 Flinders St, Adelaide
|Application||Participation is based on an application process
Applications are now closed
|Tickets||$70 per person
Available to successful applicants only
|Bring||Laptop, charger, notepad/pen, snacks, water, business cards|
|Included||Dinner on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, snacks, drinks, tea & coffee|
Speakers, Judges & Mentors
Development Strategy and Policy, City of Unley
Board member, Australian Design Alliance and Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living
Timothy Horton is a nationally recognised thinker on design, innovation and city governance. As Australia’s first Commissioner for Integrated Design, Tim has unique experience in providing independent advice to government across design, planning and development in local, state and national policy, programs and projects. Timothy is an award winning architect with experience spanning the public and private sector in Australia and internationally. Common throughout has been a deep interest in civic space and the role for design in shaping human-centred urban policy.
He has held positions as state President and National Director of the Australian Institute of Architects, and advised the Australian Government as a member of the editorial board for the Australian Urban Design Protocol and the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council. Tim holds Board positions on the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, the Australian Design Alliance, the CRC for Low Carbon Living and South Australia’s leading craft and design body, the Jam Factory. Interests include the intersection of design, innovation and governance and the role for the built environment as a lead customer for innovation in manufacturing – new materials, products & technologies
Carolyn is the Acting CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and the Director of Family by Family, the first social start up to come out of TACSI’s Co-design methodology. Carolyn’s strong drive to achieve social justice saw her pursue a career in social work. Before TACSI, Carolyn spent over a decade working for South Australia’s child protection system, Families SA. One of her outstanding professional achievements has been the development and leadership of a program designed to enable best outcomes for infants, Safe Babies.
As someone that thrives on challenging the status quo, Carolyn left a senior management position to join the Radical Redesign Team at TACSI. Having made the challenging, yet rewarding transition from public sector management to social innovation, Carolyn now understands first hand the benefits of a co-design approach in social problem solving. As co-lead in the design and prototype of Family by Family, Carolyn commenced as Director of the program in January 2011.
Having built programs both inside and outside government, Carolyn is ideally placed to lead and demonstrate the value of social innovation in Australia.
MD, Australian Cleantech
As the managing director of Australian Cleantech, John facilitates investment in the emerging Australian cleantech industry through research, consulting, direct investment and asset advisory services. Australian CleanTech also publishes the ACT Australian Cleantech Index, Australia’s first stock market index measuring the performance of the cleantech sector.
Prior to this, John has worked as CFO and other leadership roles in organisations including CleanFutures AquaSens, Opportunities Beyond Carbon and Origin Energy. John holds an MBA from University of Adelaide, MSc from Trinity College, Dublin and a BA from University of Oxford.
Director of Co-Design, TACSI
Chris leads co-design across TACSI, its projects and start-ups.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Chris started his career as a product designer, designing biscuits, cameras and razors. He has spent the last 11 years working with interdisciplinary teams, and communities, to co-design scalable, people to people solutions to social problems. In the UK, he worked for RED at Design Council, was a founding member of Participle and co-founded InWithFor – an organisation set up to work with centres of social innovation solve social problems and improve social problem-solving.
Before joining TACSI he designed solutions to increase democratic participation, reduce household carbon emissions, build relationships for socially isolated older people and enable more young people to thrive. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and Cooper-Hewitt in New York and at the Design Museum and V&A in London.
Principal, Babelshark Consulting
Paul’s professional goal is to further build successful commercial enterprises based on leading edge technologies and to communicate the important role of science and technology in our lives. His extensive experience in through his experiences at Babelshark Consulting, Co-founder of MEGA SA and Innovation Director at m.Net have given his specialist expertise in commercialisation services for science and technology products and services, industry development & entrepreneurship programs, innovation processes and mobile marketing
In addition to his work at Babelshark Consulting, Paul is currently working on a major project to map the entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem of Adelaide, a critical tool that will strengthen the support for entrepreneurs in Adelaide.
CEO, Uniting Communities
Simon Schrapel is the Chief Executive of Uniting Communities. Originally trained in Social Work, Simon has spent more than 30 years in social services practice, management and policy development and advocacy in both the Government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. Simon joined Uniting Communities as Chief Executive in mid 2010 with a commitment to build on the organisation’s history and reputation as a progressive agency for social change, reconciliation and fostering compassionate and resilient communities
Business Development Manager, TACSI
Suhit Anantula is a strategic business designer with 15 years of experience working with multinationals, startups, government agencies and NFPs. He has worked closely with CEOs and top executives in Australia and India. Suhit has focussed on adapting the best business and entrepreneurship principles from many different industries across the world in solving the “wicked problems” of the social sector. His role is to “bring the economics of business to the human side of things”. He calls this - Humanomics.
Chief Catalyst at Vishal Jodhani Consulting
Vishal, a business design catalyst, is passionate about incorporating user centered design principles and methods to solve challenging business and social problems. He works with a range of organisations on a variety of projects, including business model innovation, service redesign, launching new initiatives, and facilitating collaboration within and across teams. And when he is not busy catalysing, he can be found globetrotting, cruising on his motorcycle, or enjoying an early morning run. He is a terrible singer and an amateur photographer.
Michelle Prak, aka Prakky
Social Media Consultant
Michelle Prak, aka Prakky, is one of South Australia’s leading social media consultants. Prakky works with businesses and government departments to deliver social media programs. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences and provide social media training sessions.