Dr Jim Taggart OAM
Jim has over 30 years of Board level experience across the public, private (financial planning, investment, development) and community (Church, local area support and fundraising) sectors. Jim has driven change and is actively involved in the community in both executive and non-executive capacities. At Board level, some highlights include being a Member Investment Board for the Parramatta Diocese; (Chairman) Salvation Army Advisory Board (Business Appeal); Audit Committee Member, Hills Shire Council; Parramatta Stadium and TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute. Jim provides advice and helps others on how to network and uses the philosophy of giving to the community to gain for yourself.
Jim’s vision has, and always will be, to add to the current philosophy and success of any organisation that he is involved. Jim is also the co-founder of an online digital portal recruitment platform providing key potential employment opportunities to now over 15,000 people in a low cost-effective and real-time solution environment; the platform Iwant2 work.com is a contemporary, cost-effective and robust tool.
Jim is a dynamic and engaging speaker. You will not want him to stop.
Dr Linden Brown
Author of Creating Profitable Customer-Centric Cultures, Keynote Speaker and Professor UNSW.
Dr Brown has engaged in a wide variety of consulting and corporate education programs with Telstra, Hewlett-Packard, Bell Canada, Ericsson, BHP, Orica, National Bank, Speedo, Coles Myer, Radisson Hotels and Ergon Energy.
During 2003-2012 he has worked in the US with several organisations to develop and embed a customer-centric culture. These include Hewlett-Packard, Bell Canada, Blue Shield Insurance, RS Medical, Franke Consumer Products and Allen Medical.
During the 2005-2007 period, Linden headed a research group within his company to develop, test and commercialise customer culture measurement tools. This culminated in two tools known as the MRI and CRI diagnostics, which measure those customers focus cultural behaviours linked to business performance – sales, profit, return on assets and customer satisfaction.
Dr Brown has valuable knowledge that you can access. If you want to get a headstart on your competitors, you need to have a customer-centric culture in your business. Come to the event to find out how you can do this.
After spending over 20 years in senior roles in Strategy, Finance, Franchising and Commercial Management for various well-known brands, Emmanuel embarked on the entrepreneur journey in 2016 through his consulting businesses that help startups to scale up within an ethical framework specialising in Franchising. He is also the consultant General Manager to BREED that serves people that serve others.
His interests include Neuroscience, Social Enterprise Models and Innovation in Retail Scale-Ups. While not focused on business, Emmanuel loves spending time with his family, travel, meditation and is a staunch supporter of the Wests Tigers NRL team.
Local boy still in the area. He has presented on business law topics around Australia, at business and educational events. Steven has presented at FICPI on Trademarks in Europe. He has extensive knowledge about what steps to take to your intellectual property.
From this knowledge, Steven has created a fun way to learn about the complexities of IP while enjoying yourself. Steven will be your games master to guide you through the world of IP commercialisation. Attend and join him and 49 others in commercialising a new brew.
Ben Cousins is the Managing Director of Asperger Potential; working with people on the Autism Spectrum to assist them in becoming self-sufficient, independent members of society.
Ben also sits on the board of BREED Australia, working to develop their disability programmes.
Ben professionally trained as an IT Professional at TAFE NSW, then got accepted into a business course, which paved the way for Asperger Potential to become a reality.
Ben is Autistic himself and tells his story as a journey into what could be possible in an enterprise in the future.