speakers

  CAMERON ADAMS - CPO, Canva   Cameron Adams is a Cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Canva, an online design platform with over 10 million users (and one of the most exciting startups in Australia) where he focuses on the product’s future direction and the creation of innovative experiences.   After graduating with a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, Cameron started a design agency that produced work for global clients such as Atlassian, NEC, TEDx and Sydney Festival. When Google came knocking in 2007 he couldn’t resist the call and spent the next four years helping Lars and Jens Rasmussen — Cofounders of Google Maps — realise the design vision for their groundbreaking communication tool Google Wave.   In 2011, he founded an ambitious email startup with two other Google alumni before meeting Melanie Perkins & Cliff Obrecht, and deciding to help them build the beginnings of Canva. He now leads the design and product strategy for Canva’s apps, which grew from 1.5 million users to over 7 million users in 2015 alone.  

CAMERON ADAMS - CPO, Canva

Cameron Adams is a Cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Canva, an online design platform with over 10 million users (and one of the most exciting startups in Australia) where he focuses on the product’s future direction and the creation of innovative experiences.
 
After graduating with a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, Cameron started a design agency that produced work for global clients such as Atlassian, NEC, TEDx and Sydney Festival. When Google came knocking in 2007 he couldn’t resist the call and spent the next four years helping Lars and Jens Rasmussen — Cofounders of Google Maps — realise the design vision for their groundbreaking communication tool Google Wave.
 
In 2011, he founded an ambitious email startup with two other Google alumni before meeting Melanie Perkins & Cliff Obrecht, and deciding to help them build the beginnings of Canva. He now leads the design and product strategy for Canva’s apps, which grew from 1.5 million users to over 7 million users in 2015 alone.
 

  AMY COSPER - Former Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine   Amy Cosper is the former Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine and the CEO of RadicalUpstarts. She has been reporting and commenting on the world of entrepreneurship for 12 years. Cosper is an evangelist for innovation and disruption around the globe. She is keenly aware of the power of entrepreneurship on a cultural and economic level.  Her mission is to spread the word and promise of these philosophies on a global scale and to make an impact by teaching these ideas.  Cosper is currently working on a book and a documentary that explore the deep economic and cultural impact heralded by the global entrepreneurship movement. She is an award-winning editor and writer and strongly adheres to the idea that “on the other side of your fear, is your success.” And she would know, since she rides a Ducati and only does sports that require a helmet.     

AMY COSPER - Former Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

Amy Cosper is the former Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine and the CEO of RadicalUpstarts. She has been reporting and commenting on the world of entrepreneurship for 12 years. Cosper is an evangelist for innovation and disruption around the globe. She is keenly aware of the power of entrepreneurship on a cultural and economic level.

Her mission is to spread the word and promise of these philosophies on a global scale and to make an impact by teaching these ideas.

Cosper is currently working on a book and a documentary that explore the deep economic and cultural impact heralded by the global entrepreneurship movement. She is an award-winning editor and writer and strongly adheres to the idea that “on the other side of your fear, is your success.” And she would know, since she rides a Ducati and only does sports that require a helmet.
 

 

  TIM ROSS - Comedian, Entertainer, Creative   Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross is one of the Australian entertainment industry’s true multi-talented performers.   Tim’s partnership with Merrick Watts, which began with a one-off comedy gig in 1996, remains one of the most successful and well known comedy duo’s in the country. Their on-air partnership spanned nine years and saw them turn radio success into television ventures – Planet Merrick and Rosso (Comedy Channel), Merrick and Rosso Unplanned (Nine Network), The B Team (Network Ten) and The Merrick & Rosso Show (Comedy Channel).  It was in 2013 that Tim unleashed his talents into new, uncharted territory with his unique stand-up show Man about the House. The show, mixing storytelling, stand-up comedy, design, history and music saw Tim perform to sell-out audiences in iconic, modernist houses across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including Sydney’s Harry Seidler Penthouse during the 2015 Spectrum Festival. Man about the House has also had seasons in Venice in the Australian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale and for the London Architecture Festival.  In 2016, Tim shared his enthusiasm for design and architecture with audiences in the two-part series Streets of Your Town (ABC). Written and hosted by Tim, the show took viewers on a journey into Australian suburbs and examined building history and changes in Australia.  

TIM ROSS - Comedian, Entertainer, Creative

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross is one of the Australian entertainment industry’s true multi-talented performers. 

Tim’s partnership with Merrick Watts, which began with a one-off comedy gig in 1996, remains one of the most successful and well known comedy duo’s in the country. Their on-air partnership spanned nine years and saw them turn radio success into television ventures – Planet Merrick and Rosso (Comedy Channel), Merrick and Rosso Unplanned (Nine Network), The B Team (Network Ten) and The Merrick & Rosso Show (Comedy Channel).

It was in 2013 that Tim unleashed his talents into new, uncharted territory with his unique stand-up show Man about the House. The show, mixing storytelling, stand-up comedy, design, history and music saw Tim perform to sell-out audiences in iconic, modernist houses across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including Sydney’s Harry Seidler Penthouse during the 2015 Spectrum Festival. Man about the House has also had seasons in Venice in the Australian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale and for the London Architecture Festival.

In 2016, Tim shared his enthusiasm for design and architecture with audiences in the two-part series Streets of Your Town (ABC). Written and hosted by Tim, the show took viewers on a journey into Australian suburbs and examined building history and changes in Australia.