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Tech & Digital Disruption For Purpose

Location: Melbourne (GA Melbourne : 12A, 45 William Street Melbourne, Australia 3000) Event Dates:   24 October 2017

Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST) Organisation: General Assembly Cost: Free Posted: 05 October 2017

Tech & Digital Disruption For Purpose



Ever wondered how technology can be used to achieve a greater good? Join the panel discussion from leaders and change-makers in the charity, non-profit and tech sectors to find out!

Overview:​ At this exclusive panel event, we host thought-leaders to explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future.

What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight and inspiration from experts in specific fields and hear first-hand how tech is affecting their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future of tech and working for purpose.

Featured Expert: Leaders in the for purpose and tech sectors will break down the biggest challenges and opportunities they face with the rise of new technology, and how their teams are handling them.

Why It Matters: The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, the software you use at work or how you decide to donate to charity or volunteer your time. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.


  • Check-in & Networking 6:00 – 6:15 pm
  • Panel/Lighting Talks 6:15 – 7:00 pm
  • Q&A and Networking 7:00 – 8:00 pm


About the Panelists

Eloise Burge Photo

Design Lead,

Eloise is a Partner and the Design Lead at Portable. She is an industry leader in human-centred design and access to justice, and has extensive experience in service design, user experience design, research and strategy. Ellie started her career as a commercial lawyer, practicing in Australia and the Middle East. During this time she was also an Associate in the Victorian Supreme Court, where her duties included the development of the Court’s e-filing system.

She has experience working with all areas across the justice sector—including Courts, Tribunals and Victorian Legal Aid—to deliver transformative solutions to improve access to justice. She has been named one of the Top 8 Women in Legal Tech in Australia by Legal Economy.

Nicholas Cole Photo

Creative Technical Director and Founder,

Nicholas is Creative Technical Director & Founder at HITORI with 15+ years experience in digital/tech. His focus is on helping innovative enterprises and startups improve productivity, evolve archaic systems and turn great app ideas into working products. Also co/founder & CTO at SnapMatch (HR automation) & TravelSherpa (social travel).

Sam Gledhill Photo

Global Action Plan (GAP) Program Manager,

Sam (Sammy) is a Mornington Peninsula lad who manages to combine his love of numbers (statistics are a particular favourite) with clinical research and health management. No mean feat. Sam joined the Movember Foundation in 2011 because he needed a job – he stays because every day he has the privilege of seeing how the work the Foundation does is quite literally changing the face of men’s health. In his spare time, Sam assumes the position of AFL armchair expert and calls Big Data a hobby. Seriously. Mo style: Wishing for a Trucker, likely to achieve an Undercover Brother

Tanya Dontas Photo

Head of Operations and Co-Founder,

Tanya is Co-Founder and Head of Operations of Vollie, a platform that connects skilled Australians with non-profit organisations and is unlocking a new style of skills-based remote volunteering. Vollie is allowing people to volunteer in a way that fits around their busy schedule. Tanya has studied a double (bachelors) degree of Commerce and Chinese, and has 5+ years marketing and events experience, working within start-ups, event companies and in the corporate space.

About The Partners


The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Awareness and fundraising activities are run year-round by the Foundation, with the annual Movember campaign being globally recognised for its fun, disruptive approach to fundraising and getting men to take action for their health. During Movember, men are challenged to grow a moustache, and men and women can be physically active and Move or host a fundraising event. Not only do these commitments raise vital funds, they also generate powerful and often life-changing conversations. Millions have joined the movement to disrupt the status quo, raising $850M AUD globally and funding over 1,200 men’s health projects in 21 countries focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

The Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health.

Event Category: Technology

Event Type: Forum


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