2016 Australian Digital Summit

UPDATE: This year’s Australian Digital Summit will now
take place in September next year, alongside our Telstra Vantage event.

This will enable us to create an even more significant series of events,
and makes it easier for people to attend both events if they choose to.

We’ve let all ticketholders know and provided a refund as well as a
discount for our partner event in Geelong, Victoria - Pivot Summit.

Hope to see you next year!

Past speakers

The Hon. Mitch Field

Minister for Communications Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government

Robert Scoble

Futurist and tech evangelist

Karen Stocks

Managing Director Twitter AU

Brian Solis

Best-selling author, digital analyst

Kathryn Parsons

Founder and CEO Decoded

David Rohrsheim

General Manager Uber ANZ

Relive previous events

2015 Australian Digital Summit - Full Session Videos


Andrew Penn

Chief Executive Officer - Telstra

Leading a world class technology company that empowers people to connect.


Senator The Hon. Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications, Minister for Arts, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government.


Kathryn Parsons

Founder and CEO - Decoded

Making technology education amazing and empowering anyone with an understanding of the languages behind the screen.


Robert Scoble

Futurist and Tech Evangelist

Frictionless: The latest innovations from around the world.


Q&A with Kathryn Parsons & Robert Scoble

Hosted by Monty Hamilton, Director - Telstra Digital


Annie Parker, co-founder of muru-D, Australian Digital Scholarship winners Holly Cardew, pixc founder and Cate Hull, CEO and co-founder of FreightExchange

Investing in great teams with innovative technology and global ambitions.


Rob Tarkoff

President and CEO, Lithium

Total Community - Innovative ways to delight customers, deliver real-time service, and win loyalty for the long haul.


David Rohrsheim

Uber GM, Aust & NZ

The Uber Story in Australia & New Zealand.


Q&A with Rob Tarkoff & David Rohrsheim

Hosted by Brian Solis


Brian Solis

Best Selling Author & Digital Analyst

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.


Dr Larry Marshall

CSIRO Chief Executive

Australia's Innovation Catalyst - The role of the CSIRO in a digital society.


Q&A with Brian Solis & Dr Larry Marshall

Hosted by Gerd Schenkel, Executive Director - Telstra Digital


Australian Digital Scholarship

Pitches & Voting - Hosted by Annie Parker & Claudia Grinzi


Shel Israel


Lethal Generosity - Contextual Technology & The Competitive Edge.


Karen Stocks

Managing Director - Twitter Australia

Twitter – At the intersection of people, business and digitisation.


2015 Australian Digital Summit Conclusion & Closing Remarks

Hosted by Gerd Schenkel, Executive Director - Telstra Digital

The 2014 Australian Digital Summit

Becoming a Digital First Organisation

David Thodey

An address from Telstra CEO David Thodey followed by a question and answer session with Brian Solis from Altimeter.


Digital Transformation and the Race Against Digital Darwinism

Brian Solis

An address by Brian Solis from Altimeter.


Why Money as You Know it Will Disappear

Jeff Clementz

An address by Jeff Clementz from PayPal.


A Bold Ambition to Become the Trust Mark in a Digital World

Joe Fernandez

An address by Joe Fernandez from Klout.


The Rise and Rise of Everyone's Favourite Note Taking App

Troy Malone

An address by Troy Malone from Evernote


Future Retailing - What Does the Future Hold?

Panel discussion

Keynote by Carl Hartmann from Temando followed by panel discussion with Dean Flynn from IE Agency, Ian McCall from Nuon and Karsten Wildberger from Telstra.


Corporate and Start-ups, Partners or Competitors

Open Forum

Discussion with Brian Solis from Altimeter, Gerd Schenkel from Telstra, Troy Malone from Evernote, Jeff Clementz from PayPay, Karen Stocks from Twitter and Joe Fernandez from Klout.


Live... Always
How Twitter is Connecting you in the Moment

Karen Stocks

An address from Twitters Karen Stocks on cross continents, devices, stadiums, stages and politics.


Australian Digital Scholarship Finalists

Telstra and muru-D

Australian Digital Scholarship Finalists Pitch and Delegate Voting Telstra and muru-D.


The 2013 Australian Digital Summit

What’s the Future of Business

An address from Telstra CEO David Thodey followed by a question and answer session with Brian Solis from Altimeter.

Brian Solis, the inaugural Australian Digital Summit keynote speaker, was back in Melbourne to share insights from his latest book ‘What’s the Future of Business’. Solis, a principal with Altimeter Group, believes that the future of brands depends on creating meaningful experiences.

Solis introduced the concept of Digital Darwinism - a time when technology and society are evolving faster than the ability of many organizations to adapt.

Age of Context

Globally renowned tech blogger and start-up evangelist Robert Scoble, and Forbes eCommerce go-to-man Shel Israel shared insights from their latest book ‘The Age of Context’. The book focuses on five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives.

These five forces include social media, mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology.

That Digital Stuff

Tapan Bhat, Chief Product Officer with leading digital community platform provider Lithium Technologies shared examples where brands who are embracing conversations with their customers in a digital economy, are fundamentally increasing the value of the relationship through advocacy.

Lithium is the provider of the platform driving Telstra’s CrowdSupport® Community – a place where Australians connect with each other and the Telstra.