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Session One 2017: Digital Entrepreneurship in Action: A transformational force influencing Australia’s future economy

The rapid growth of digital technologies is driving the fourth industrial revolution and radically reshaping our business world. Leading digital and technology experts will be discussing the challenges around digital disruption and provide insights on how to be more successful as a digital entrepreneur.

The Digital Entrepreneur Research Group at the School of Business will report on their research findings that underpin digital entrepreneurship decision-making, infrastructure development, and national strategy.   

About the Presenters

Siobhan Lancaster - CEO, Founder – Instatruck

Siobhan is a qualified corporate lawyer and entrepreneur, passionate about making things work more efficiently. Instratruck was founded by Siobhan Lancaster and David Blomeley in June 2016 and was recently named Growth Category Winners of 2016 WA Innovator of the Year. Instatruck provides customers with an alternative way of sourcing trucks than the traditional courier and transport companies.

Justin Davies - MD  - Emergination, Co-Founder, Director – Prezentt

Justin Davies is Managing Director of Emergination is a strategic advisor, marketer and digital strategist. Experienced in commercialisation as CEO, mentor on Startup Weekends, Curtin Ignition, Vocus Upstart. Justin is a co-founder and director of Prezennt, which as a training delivery platform that is seeking to revolutionise the way face to face training is delivered.

Todd Sainsbury - Co-Founder – Smartbeat

In 2008 Todd launched a web development business, Brave NU Web that led him on an interesting journey through the evolution of digital marketing and the changing world of small business and into the tech startup scene. In June 2015 Todd, along with co-founder Paul Trappitt, launched Smartbeat, a SaaS platform developed to help SMEs see real returns from marketing and promotional efforts.  

The Digital Entrepreneur Research Group (ECU School of Business and Law)

Presenters include Professor Fang Zhao - Associate Professors Llandis Barratt-Pugh, Peter Standen and Janice Redmond – and Dr Yuliani Suseno.

The Digital Entrepreneur Research Group (ECU School of Business and Law) has engaged in a significant review of existing academic knowledge and a detailed investigation of digital practitioner experiences. They will present their current findings, to share with you how digital entrepreneurship is being defined, what’s in and what’s out, and review the top ten characteristics of digital entrepreneurship practice from the stories and voices of entrepreneurs currently engaged in crafting and operating digital ventures.    

Event Details

Time: 5:30pm (registration) followed by presentations, Q&A and networking. 7:30pm (close)
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Venue: ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 34, Room 34.546, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
* Free parking is available in staff and student bays after 5pm.

To register:  www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ecu-watermark-getlinked-series-digital-entrepreneurship-in-action-tickets-28208444216

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