Festival Warm-up:

Empower Every Human.

Want a taste of what’s to come at Something Fest this year?  Our annual warm-up in May is an evening of connection, inspiration, mind blowing content and fun (always fun).

Join us for drinks and nibbles before a stellar panel where we explore how we can leverage digital innovation and technology to Empower Every Human.

Panel Topic: Empower Every Human.

Every individual has the power to participate in and shape the future of digital technology.

As a collective we need to break down barriers, foster diversity in tech spaces and nurture a culture where every human is equipped to innovate, create, and contribute to the technological fabric of this era.

This year Something Fest will explore how we can leverage innovation to amplify the voices and enrich the lives of the beautiful people within our community.

 

As a warm up to the August festival, we will be hosting a conversation to highlight the ways in which technology can and is Empowering Every Human, both here at home and beyond our shores.

People over pixels. Empathy before algorithms. Heart over hardware.

Speakers.

Neuphoria

Henry Boulton

Google Cloud

Jim Hogan

RACQ

Mary Jane Bellotti

ACS Innovation Labs

Pauline Fetaui

Something Digital

Nadine Zrinzo (Moderator)

Neuphoria

Henry Boulton

CEO and Founder, Neuphoria 



Henry is passionate about helping athletes, sports teams and business leaders to reach their performance potential through experiencing optimal states of Flow. Henry’s education in electronics engineering, combined with innovations early in his career that focused on using 3D sensors to obtain biometric data, lead to his transition into neuro technology and developing Neuphoria. 

 

Neuphoria is a human performance platform that harnesses our wearable brain sensing headset, Neuphoria specialise in sport, workplace and biohacking. They have helped over 3,800 clients in 26 countries to improve their performance, including taking two golfers to world number one. 

 

Henry is continually driven to find ways to accelerate measuring and training the mental process, to optimise the result, he believers if we can do that we can help rewire beliefs to help people achieve their goals faster. 

 

Google Cloud

Jim Hogan

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google Cloud


 

Jim Hogan stands at the intersection of technology and advocacy, serving as the Chief Innovation Evangelist at Google Cloud and is a passionate autism activist. With an extensive background in cloud technologies and a personal journey with autism, Jim brings a unique blend of professional expertise and deep personal commitment to his roles.

At Google Cloud, Jim is at the forefront of driving innovation, helping organizations harness the power of cloud computing to transform their operations and strategies. His role involves not only evangelizing cutting-edge technologies but also ensuring they are accessible and beneficial to a wide range of users, including those with diverse needs and abilities.

Jim lives in Teneriffe and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Griffith University. His research focuses on empirical methods for optimizing innovation.

 

RACQ

Mary Jane Bellotti

Chief Purpose Officer, RACQ


 
MJ Bellotti joined RACQ in September 2021 as Group Executive Member and Community before being appointed Chief Purpose Officer in December 2022. With more than 25 years of executive experience, MJ is passionate about driving purpose, delivering excellence, creating value for members and building a sustainable Club that contributes positively to the broader community.


Prior to joining RACQ, MJ was the Chief Development Officer at BESIX Watpac and has held senior executive roles across diverse industries including Suncorp, Thiess, Laing O’Rourke, Barclay Mowlem, and James Hardie. Her roles have spanned Marketing, Sales, Corporate Affairs, Sustainability, and Strategy. MJ studied International Marketing at Stanford University, completed an MBA from the University of Queensland and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is an Industry Fellow at the University of Queensland and a director of Circa, one of the world’s leading performance companies. MJ is a former director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

ACS Innovation Labs

Pauline Fetaui

Director, ACS Innovation Labs + Co-Founder Something Tech


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Pauline Fetaui is the Director of ACS Labs which is the home for Tech Innovators and passionate Entrepreneurs.  Pauline overseas the strategy and delivery included in some of our locations across Brisbane at River City Labs, Sydney at Harbour City Labs, Maroochydore Queensland at Ocean City Labs and the Virtual ecosystem of ACS Labs, Co-Founder of Something Fest and Something Tech. Queensland’s Digital, Innovation and Technology Festival, Co-Founder Seven Sisters Foundation.
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Prior to joining the emerging technology and startup ecosystem,  Pauline spent 20 years leading and delivering Digital, Tech Transformation and Regulatory Change for Global and national large organisations across Banking, Superannuation, Insurance and Government and was Co-host of Podcast, Splash of Colour, Founder of CheeHoo (Personal Assistance Platform for the busy people).

Something Digital

Nadine Zrinzo (Moderator)

Co-Founder, Something Digital


 

Nadine has been bringing experiences to life almost 20 years across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.
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At Something Digital, Nadine takes on the role of a lead project manager + chief content curator. With a penchant for “leave no detail spared”, she brings to our events + experiences strong research, business production and project management skills.
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Nadine’s superpower? Curating event programs and then pairing these with some of the most outstanding speakers on the planet. All with the goal of delivering a mind-blowing experience for attendees.

Event at a glance.

Date: Tuesday May 14
Time: 5:15pm to 7.30pm (Drinks from 5.15, Panel from 6pm)
Cost: Free (but limited – so get in quick)
Venue: Smoked Garage, 126 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley


Sold out. Waitlist Open.

  • Demand for this event has been off the charts and tickets were snapped up like hot cakes.
  • We have opened our waitlist and will do our best to juggle and release as many tickets as possible before the event.
  • If you want to be there – add your name to the list and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.
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