Novotel Newcastle Beach - Family & Business trip hotel - New Tech 2019 | 6th September

New Tech 2019 | 6th September

New Tech is an inspired one day, one night digital and tech collaboration.

Leading the way towards a smarter and innovative way of living, Newcastle is a progressive city focused on sustainability and using leading edge technologies.

New Tech 2019 will bring together like minded people and digital experts in their field right across Australia. During morning tea and lunch engage with companies in a trade show format.

Learn about Facebook’s Libra, cyber security, Fintech, social media, content creation, digital marketing and more. Be inspired and take away practical information from keynotes and motivated entrepreneurs.

After the event enjoy a bespoke after-dark networking party at Newcastle’s iconic Fort Scratchley.



Cost: $499 per person

Included: Morning tea, lunch, tea and coffee, trade show and a bespoke after-dark networking party from 6 pm.

Meet the speakers:

Matt Purcell
Founder of The Examined Life Podcast and head of social media at Mentored With Mark Bouris.
Matt Purcell is one of Newcastle’s shining talents: an Australian of the Year Nominee, LMBEA Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, author speaker and social media expert. Matt runs multiple businesses including Mentored Media, a joint venture with Australian business legend Mark Bouris AM, The Green Room in Newcastle and Port Stephens, a service that mentors youth in creative arts, academics and life skills and regularly speaks at conferences.

Duncan Waterman

Country Manager D-Edge, Australia & New Zealand
Duncan is a digital marketer and a hotel revenue management strategist with approximately 12 years of hospitality experience in Australia and the UK. He will discuss how Artificial Intelligence, Voice Recognition, voice and augmented reality will play a role in the future of travel distribution. He will also talk about how businesses can prepare for the changes and where their priorities should lie.

Mark Shaw

Chief Operating Officer at OFX
OFX is an ASX listed global money transfer company that offers people and businesses a streamlined digital experience combined with 24/7 customer support. Mark has over 16 years’ experience in financial services gained at leading banks.  Prior to joining OFX, Mark held several senior roles at ANZ in Australia and New Zealand including Head of Operational Risk & Compliance, Australia. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Law from the University of Queensland and has also completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Craig Browning

Owner and director of OAS Technology Group and Minder Secure Cloud Services
He provides Information Technology guidance and direction to 35 staff and 6000 end users in the small to medium enterprise space throughout Australia. Craig will be talking on cyber security and how threats have changed over the last decade and what businesses should be doing to safeguard themselves. He will also talk on cloud servers and the NBN landscape.

Michelle Adams
Digital Content Manager, Accor Hotels
Michelle has seen the group’s digital network evolve into a fully integrated platform and she will be talking about the group’s approach to content and how it has evolved and grown over time.


Novotel Newcastle Beach

5 King St, Newcastle East, NSW 2300
Tel: 02 4032 3700
Fax: 02 4032 3799


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