A sneak peek into the C2 Melbourne programming: the first 12 speakers in the lineup

In just a few months, renowned leaders and up-and-coming innovators will convene in the No. 5 Goods Shed in North Wharf, Melbourne to explore completely new ways of doing business.

At C2 Melbourne 2017, we will gain insights from Cirque du Soleil’s CEO; fall under the spell of teamLab’s immersive art wizards; discover how to make awareness for health issues go viral from Movember’s Chief Mo Bro; and let change makers, futurists and executives from all around the world inspire us. Here are the first 12 speakers with whom we’ll be exploring the Ecosystems of Art & Design, Leadership, Technology, Impact, Marketing & Media:

Uschi Schreiber
Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee, EY
Uschi is a passionate and powerful change maker adept at identifying future opportunities and driving organisational transformation.

Daniel Lamarre
President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil
A multifaceted leader, Daniel has been spearheading the Cirque’s transformation into one of the world’s top live content producers.

Holly Ransom
CEO, Emergent
A young, fearless “Ironwoman,” Holly knows how to develop high-performing, intergenerational teams.

Dr. Noah Raford
COO, Dubai Future Foundation
To tackle 21st century challenges, Noah harnesses the power of emerging technologies and targeted partnerships to enable new, “future-ready” solutions.

Nik Karalis
CEO, Woods Bagot
Under Nik’s leadership, Woods Bagot is taking on the major challenges faced by cities and city dwellers globally through a holistic approach to built environments that focuses on the user experience.

Adam Garone
Chief Mo Bro and Co-Founder, Movember Foundation
Adam has worked to change, both literally and figuratively, the face of men’s health, inspiring a global movement in the process.

David Rose
Vice President of Vision Technology, Warby Parker
An inventor, serial entrepreneur, scientist, writer, teacher and all-around divergent thinker, David’s achievements transcend consumer categories.

Daisuke Sakai & Takashi Kudo
Co-Founder & Director of Communications, teamLab
Artistic collective teamLab explodes the boundaries between art, science and sociology to create magic using light.

Niki Scevak
Managing Director, Blackbird Ventures & Founder, Startmate
An irrepressible entrepreneur, Niki is helping the next generation of Australian founders on their mission to be the best in the world.

Lakshmi Pratury
Founder and CEO, INK
Lakshmi is the driving force behind India’s foremost platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories.

Leilani Münter
Professional Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist
The world’s first carbon-neutral stock car racer, Leilani uses her rides as a platform to promote renewable energy and a greener world.

Paul Bennetts
Co-Founder and CEO, Spaceship
Paul is turning the superannuation industry on its head with the founding of a tech-focused super fund geared towards millennials.

These 12 speakers will be taking the stage at C2 Melbourne 2017, Nov. 30–Dec. 1. Stay tuned! More will be joining their ranks in the coming weeks.