Amy Rutherford

Amy is a chef by trade and self-taught cake decorator. Amy’s passion for being creative led her to start cake decorating as a hobby. From there she moved from a home-based business to a commercial kitchen and shop. Amy’s enjoyment for helping others and being involved in the community has seen her start a networking event in Dubbo called ‘Mingle’.

As well as being a business owner Amy is also a wife and mum.

At Amy will be talking about how she's used social media and streamlined online ordering to grow her business. Amy has a large and loyal Instagram following and has many tips to share about building your online presence through digital marketing.

Nathan Shooter

For over 15 years as a business owner, creative strategist and digital content producer, Nathan has partnered with micro-to-million dollar clients around Australia and across the world, to eliminate confusion and empower ideas to build purposeful and profitable business and personal brands.

Nathan is an Adobe International Design Achievement Awards 2019 Judge, and a member of the Adobe augmented reality initiative “Project Aero”.

He is a speaker, podcaster and founder of Brandhood™ and Thrive Media®. His debut book “The Brandhood” is due for release in 2020.

Local Guest Panel

"The Internet - Beyond Netflix"

Leanne O’Sullivan

With 20 years in the digital marketing and web development space, Leanne brings a uniquely broad and deep level of knowledge at both the strategic, technical and human levels of business, especially small business.

Leanne has a particular focus on bringing practical knowledge to the business owner, marketer and their team, helping them grow sustainable, enjoyable and profitable businesses.

With her agency, Adventure Digital and Digital Marketing education arm Summit School with LeanneO, Leanne has worked with many industries over the last 20 years of all sizes, in all sectors and with people of all ages and abilities. Leanne has spoken to a variety of audiences and brings a highly engaging and passionate style to her presentations.

Peter Ryan 

Peter started his career in the office technology industry back in 1985, starting as an apprentice technician on the latest typewriters, photocopiers and fax machines. He then progressed through to regional sales, to management and finally to business ownership in 2003. Having worked and lived in Orange, Dubbo, Moree and now Tamworth, Peter has an understanding of the challenges and rewards of living and working in regional NSW. Having spent more than 30 years in the office technology industry, there has been huge advancements in technology providing organisations with the ability to do more with less. 

Peter and his team at Inland Technology help regional organisations integrate the use of mobile technologies, smart scanning, print services, cloud services, collaboration technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance and improve their businesses. Inland Technology is assisting organisations to embrace or defend against disruptive technology that are impacting their industries and regions. His personal commitment is to help regional organisations improve their business processes through the implementation of smart technologies. It is all about increasing productivity, containing costs, creating competitive advantages.

At he'll be speaking about technology trends in the past, present and future and what they mean for your business

Timothy Thompson. Spending much of his life on the land, Timothy is extremely passion about helping farms and other agribusinesses innovate and use technology to drive growth and encourage collaboration. After studying Engineering in Wollongong, he moved to Sydney to study Accounting where he soon gained a job as a trainee accountant. 
Tim has spent time in Hyderabad India where he helped setup outsourced accounting for the mid-tier practice he was working for, he has been part of large technological accounting practice migrations and work in core accounting teams; business advisory and management accounting services. 
In 2016, he made the move from accounting to technology and began working for Xero. This new adventure saw him traveling around New South Wales as a Partner Consultant. Now a Senior Account Manager, Tim looks after north west New South Wales and spends much of his time back in the country supporting and guiding accountants and bookkeeper through their journey onto the cloud.
He is determined to spread the message that technology can be used not only to grow businesses profitability, but more importantly to bring people together. 

Jared Weber

With a career in the IT Industry spanning 18 years Jared has worked various roles as a Systems Administrator and network engineer for 12 years before moving into sales and management roles. 

With his role at 5G Networks Jared currently manages a wide range of customers across NSW from single site 5 people businesses to 1000+ staff organisations spanning across 25+ sites. 

Jared has a wide range of knowledge in the IT industry and challenges the status quo to ensure his customers are getting the best value out of their IT Infrastructure.

Phil Chan is the Chief Technology Officer at AgriWebb, the leading livestock management system in Australia. Mr Chan has over twenty years of experience in creating and leading technology product teams. Mr Chan was a founding member of Tenzing Communications which led the development of the first in-flight Internet system and eventually formed a joint venture with Airbus. Many commercial aircraft around the world are currently using this system. Mr Chan also worked at IBM where he was responsible for a team of 500 developers across seven countries.
Mr Chan brings all this experience and expertise with him to AgriWebb and direct to Dubbo’s door with Mr Chan said, “I am excited to improve the lives of farmers and ensure food safety and improve productivity in an industry that is incredibly important for the future of the world. Delivering Internet connectivity for a passenger on a plane is nice, but improving the agricultural industry will improve the lives for millions of people around the world.”

Andrew Lewis  has been with Toyota Australia for over 15 years in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Andrew’s current role is Senior Manager of Guest Experience. His Portfolio incorporates all Guest facing Digital within Toyota Australia. A major focus within this space has been around myToyota,
​Online Service booking, Omni Channel and Guest Data Management.

If you want to get on his good side, invite him to play golf with you.

Sarah Nolet is a globally recognized food systems innovation expert and the CEO of AgThentic , a global food and agriculture technology consulting firm. Sarah has been instrumental in building the early-stage food system innovation ecosystem in Australia, including coaching dozens of startups, designing accelerator programs, and helping industry and government to implement international best practices in food and ag innovation. A systems thinker with an understanding of the complexities of the food system, Sarah brings a visionary yet pragmatic approach to her work with farmers, agribusinesses,
universities, investors and entrepreneurs. Sarah is on the Board of the Future Farmers Network, and holds a Masters in System Design and Management from MIT, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.

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Paul Byrne is the CEO and Founder of Amplify Intelligence with two decades of Cybersecurity experience and at the forefront of re-thinking Cyber Security. Paul leads a team who take a fresh look at the Cybersecurity space and create solutions that bring the best of technology and people together to support Australia's vital sector, small business.
Paul brings two decades of Cybersecurity experience, previously Deloitte's global SME and national director in the areas of Ethical Hacking and Incident Response. He has worked across the US, Europe, and Asia in various companies for clients such as Microsoft, Sony, Barclays, CBA, Telstra, as well as Defence and government organisations globally.
While working at NAB building capabilities to identify and prevent cybercriminals from stealing customers' money. He realised more needed to be done to help Australian small businesses who lacked the enterprise security required to protect businesses from the rapid pace of change in the cyber threat landscape.
With a focus on developing better ways to manage cyber risk, Paul is passionate about simplifying the complexity of Cybersecurity and empowering businesses teams to measure and manage them and stay ahead of cybercriminals.