Scott Brinker

VP, Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot; Editor of; and Program Chair of MarTech Conference

Scott serves as Vice President of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, helping the company create more synergy with the rest of the marketing technology landscape.

Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of software company, ion interactive. He has broad experience at the intersection of technology and marketing, including a strong background in digital marketing, marketing technology, web development, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and product management.

Ronni Kahn AO

Ronni Kahn AO

Founder & CEO

Ronni didn’t intend to start a charity, but as the owner of a successful event business, she saw the huge volume of food going to waste each day. Realising this had to be fixed, OzHarvest was born.

Ronni is a leading voice on the topic of fighting food waste, both in the media, and in an advisory capacity to the government. She has received numerous accolades recognising her achievements. Most notably, her recent appointment as Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2019 and previously Boss Magazine Top 21 True Leaders, Gourmet Traveller’s Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality, Griffith University’s Doctor of the University (honoris causa) and Australian Local Hero of the Year.

You can follow Ronni's crusade in the independent documentary Food Fighter.


Nick Houldsworth

Executive General Manager, Ecosystem, Xero

Nick is Executive General Manager, Ecosystem & Xero Learn. A self-described “app-a-holic” and co-host of the Xero Developer Podcast, Nick leads the team responsible for Xero’s Developer API and app marketplace.

Before joining Xero, Nick was the first employee and CMO at Vend, a Xero partner, where he helped scale the business, and also led partnerships with companies including Apple, PayPal and Shopify. He holds a bachelor of Science from Auckland University of Technology, has owned several small businesses, and briefly played guitar in Scotland’s 2nd most popular folk band.

Sabrina Bethunin

Sabrina Bethunin

CEO and Co-Founder

Co-Founder and CEO of fast growing start-up MadeComfy, Sabrina was recognised as a Rising Star in Travel Weekly, in 2017.

MadeComfy has won numerous awards including, Australasian Start-Up of the Year 2019; the City of Sydney’s Excellence in Innovation Award in 2018; and was listed among the 200 Businesses of Tomorrow by Westpac in 2018.

Sabrina’s background before founding MadeComfy was in Finance working for large FMCG’s like Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg’s.


Olivia Ruello

Business Chicks

Starting her career in industrial relations, HR and Recruitment, at just 24 years old Olivia was appointed General Manager of a recruitment firm, leading her team to win multiple awards.

Before her role as CEO Olivia led the Partnerships and Brand team at Business Chicks for four years from 2009, and spent time at the Commonwealth Bank driving a unique leadership and culture agenda. Re-joining Business Chicks in 2016 as CEO.

Olivia has a deep passion passion for women stepping into, and realising their own power and potential. As CEO, she aims to help women harness their strengths as females – empathy, kindness, collaboration and connection – to create a generation of leaders who care.



Ben Eatwell


Ben Eatwell is a product-focused COO at Weploy, an on-demand staffing platform shaking up the traditional recruitment model.

Ben believes that talent is the most critical growth lever available to any organisation and that to thrive in the future of work businesses need to adapt to the evolving nature of knowledge workers – those who seek transparency, empowerment, and purpose to feel successful.


Carrie Kwan

Co Founder/ Managing Director
Mums & Co

Deeply passionate about inspiring women to realise success, Carrie advocates for more investment in women-led ventures.

She commissioned the first Australian Mums in Business Report; hosts MPowered; launched an annual national pitch competition in 2018; and founded in 2008. A finalist in the 2018 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards; included in Kochie’s Business Builders Power List 2019; and featured in the book #IFSHECAN.

Carrie spent 10+ years in corporate marketing roles at State Street, Ernst & Young, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Erik Newcomb

Erik Newcomb

Merchant Success Lead - APAC
Shopify Plus

Erik is a leader and innovator, with a track-record of a strong people & culture focus and functional results across some of the most progressive customer experience based and values-led brands in the global retail industry.

As a Lead of Merchant Success in APAC, Erik’s team work with some of the highest growth, highest volume Shopify Plus merchants to strategically advise them on their use of the platform and their business growth and development needs


Graham Hawkins

CEO & Founder

Graham Hawkins is the Founder and CEO of SalesTribe, the world’s first career transition management company designed specifically to assist B2B sales people who require career guidance.

He is a B2B sales specialist, author and keynote speaker, and has worked across a number of industries in the UK, Australia. and across Asia Pacific.

Jamie McCollough

Jamie McCollough

Head of Performance Development, People Team, Atlassian

As Head of Performance Development, Jamie leads the team responsible for delivering programs and embedding practices that help engage individuals and drive performance across Atlassian. In addition to recently redesigning Atlassian's performance management approach to promote their team culture, she also completed research to help Atlassian teams better understand what key factors predict team performance.

Lionel Beraldi

Lionel Beraldi

Head of Growth - Australia & New Zealand, WeWork

Lionel is the Head of Growth at WeWork ANZ and has over 15 years leading sales and marketing in the tech sector.

Lionel’s ability to anticipate business disruptors in order to future-proof and improve business resilience allows him to connect performance and people while empowering his team to find purpose and fulfilment.


Melissa De Coster

Creative Services Manager

Melissa is an experienced Content Strategist and Producer for TV, Radio and Digital. Having a Masters in Journalism and Business Communications, Melissa is specialised in formulating a powerful message using storytelling. She has produced strategic content for brands such as BauerMedia Group Australia, SBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, SAP, KPMG, Philips and Palmolive.

Melissa leads Shootsta’s creative team in Sydney, helping over 3,000 users and 140 blue chip clients including; PwC, Salesforce, HaperCollins, Atlassian, Amazon, Samsung, American Express, AstraZeneca, Bupa, LinkedIn and many more create engaging video content, at scale.


Melle Staelenberg

Director of Customer Marketing

Melle is Director of Customer Marketing at Australia's largest online fashion and sports retailer, THE ICONIC. In his role, Melle looks after the CRM, search, paid advertising & affiliate marketing teams.

The customer is at the heart of how THE ICONIC operates, from the product the team buys to the products the teams build, measured through its Net Promotor Score and constant online and in-person customer feedback sessions.

Before joining THE ICONIC, Melle worked agency side at Salmat Digital as their Business Manager for Lifecycle Marketing. Melle has been working for and with retailers for the last 10 years, bridging the gap between offline and online marketing.

Nina Jung

Nina Jung

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer at MadeComfy, Nina's experience covers fast-paced, high-growth multinational organisations such as HotelsCombined and DeliveryHero using a performance-driven marketing approach.

Originally from South Korea, Nina is a keen traveller who has visited over 45 countries and her recent biggest travel achievement was to set foot on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


Priscila Bernardes

Head of Marketing and Sales
Lancom Technology

Priscila knew she wanted to be in business from an early age when she founded her first business - selling candy in Brazil at the age of 10! Fast forward to today and Priscila leads Lancom's growth vision as the Head of Sales and Marketing. With an Executive MBA and a decade of IT experience, Priscila loves challenging the status quo and finding innovative ways to leverage technology to accelerate business growth. An active voice in the community, Priscila loves sharing what she’s learning through digital content and is a passionate proponent for the power of customer advocacy.


Stephen Scheeler

Chairperson & Founder, CEBIT Australia; The Digital CEO; Former CEO ANZ, Facebook

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s rise from quirky start up to media and technology titan. Now the Founder of The Digital CEO and Chairman of CEBIT 2019 Stephen helps companies build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership.



David Shepherd

ANZ Country Manager & Director of Sales, HubSpot

David Shepherd is Country Manager and Director of Sales for HubSpot in Australia & New Zealand.

He is passionate about growth, having helped HubSpot grow from $15M to $600M over the last nine years. In particular, he gets loves seeing entrepreneurs and small business owners transform their companies to not only grow bigger, but also to grow better.

Elissa Hudson

Elissa Hudson

Senior Marketing Manager

Elissa has a background in content strategy, SEO and influencer marketing, and ran demand generation and partnerships for HubSpot in APAC for over two years.

She led HubSpot's first experiments with Facebook Messenger as a marketing channel and built the company's first ever Messenger chatbots. Her findings resulted in the acquisition of chatbot building platform,, and the creation of HubSpot's Chatbot Builder, which launched in 2018.

Now, she is responsible for building HubSpot's brand presence in the region, focusing on PR across Australia, Singapore, and India.

James Gilbert

James Gilbert

APAC Marketing Director

James leads the inbound movement in Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand with a mission of helping businesses grow better by transforming the way they market and sell to match the way modern humans want to buy.

He regularly speaks at industry events around Asia Pacific, and is often approached to share his expertise on small business growth. His happy place, however, is deep in a spreadsheet, coming up with insights that will drive growth for HubSpot.


Kat Warboys

Head of Marketing ANZ

Kat is responsible for growing HubSpot's business in Australia and New Zealand, managing everything from demand generation to sales enablement and customer advocacy.

Kat's personal mission is to help other marketers realise the importance of their role in the customer experience, by championing cross-team alignment to help organisations grow better, not just bigger, through word-of-mouth.

With over 6 years’ experience with marketing automation and CRM platforms, Kat’s experience spans across both B2B and B2C organisations where she worked with globally recognised brands including The North Face, Lacoste and Speedo.


Matthew Howells-Barby

Director of Acquisition, HubSpot and Co-Founder, Traffic Think Tank

Matthew is the Director of Acquisition at HubSpot and co-founder of Traffic Think Tank, a private-member SEO community.

He's also an advisor to a number of startups and large SaaS businesses, an investor, lecturer, and global speaker, as well as the co-host of The Decrypting Crypto Podcast.


Shahid Nizami

Managing Director APAC

Shahid is the Managing Director for APAC at HubSpot responsible for driving growth for the business while ensuring that we help our customers across the region to grow better.

He has been in the Tech industry for almost two decades with a rich experience across APAC having worked in leadership positions at Google and Oracle. He is passionate about helping businesses in using technology as the USP to grow better.


Susanne Ronnqvist Ahmadi

VP International Marketing

With a career in marketing that spans 20 years, Susanne has a varied and international background with high growth companies including Klarna and VMware. Today, Susanne is responsible for HubSpot’s international marketing organisation where she advocates for regional excellence and world class marketing.


Varun Bhandarkar

Manager, Customer Success

Varun currently manages HubSpot’s Customer Success Team for Australia and New Zealand that aims to drive an exceptional experience and sustained value for their customers to help them grow better. Over the past 3 years, he helped grow HubSpot’s Partner Network, where he experienced, first-hand the power of converting customer-advocates and the impact they have in amplifying your message’s reach.

Having worked in customer centric roles since the age of 14, he is a staunch advocate of creating a positive and authentic experience from the first interaction.

Varun’s past experiences include advertising, marketing and sales in organisations like Saatchi & Saatchi, the Sydney Opera House and Meltwater. Varun is passionate about business, technology, nature and sustainability.


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