Ben Rennie is an Australian CEO and Managing Partner of 6.2, an innovation lab focused on creating transformational innovation across organisations, societies & governments.
In 2008, Ben co-founded 6.2 and since has successfully helped grow the business across the Asia-Pacific region. Widely known as a thought leader for his experience in innovation, brand and strategy throughout emerging markets, today Ben focuses on creating new offerings, collaboration models and solutions to solve 21st century problems.
He is an active speaker at major conferences, mentors at corporations & has founded and mentored start-ups. His opinions on innovation in Australia have been quoted in the media, including Fast Company, PSFK, The Australian and various Australian Newspapers.
Ben is the editor of the award winning blog White Spaces with over 600,000 readers and leads teams at 6.2 to solve some of the world’s most interesting problems through first-hand research, innovation, experience prototyping, and the strategic planning of meaningful solutions to advance the human & digital experience.
Dr Sophie Lieberman
Sophie Lieberman is the Head of Programs for Sydney Living Museums where her team develops public programs, education programs and volunteers over the twelve sites that SLM manages. She has held roles as Lecturer in History for UNSW, Manager of Science Communication at the Australian Museum and as a consultant to cultural and tertiary institutions around audience development. Sophie has delivered papers on the role of museums in outreach, successful cultural partnerships and museums as agents of social inclusion and consulted to tertiary and government bodies on communication and audience engagement. Sophie is a member of the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG) and has held roles with the Sydney Architecture Festival and National Science Week Committees. She has a particular interest in how cultural institutions use partnerships to fulfill their mission and business.
Sam de Brito
Sam de Brito is an author and newspaper columnist who pens the popular ‘All Men Are Liars’ column for The Sun-Herald and Sunday Age and a thrice-weekly national blog of the same name for Fairfax Media. He is the author of five books, No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty (Penguin), Building a Better Bloke (Penguin), The Lost Boys (Picador), No Sex With Your Ex (Penguin) and his current novel, Hello Darkness (Picador).