• James Henderson

    ‎Editorial Director of Asia Pacific and Middle East IDG Communications

    As Editorial Director of Asia Pacific and Middle East, James Henderson is responsible for developing the content, audience and partnership strategy of CIO, CSO and Channel publications across the region. James specialises in converting global technology trends into local insights, with a specific focus on ASEAN markets.

  • Mark Iles

    Industry Analyst, Tech Research Asia

    Mark Iles is an Industry Analyst with the Advisory and Consulting organisation Tech Research Asia. Previously he spent 25 years in the Software, IT and Telecommunications industry. He focuses on emerging technology trends and their impact on the traditional vendor-partner-customer relationships and how to evolve their go-to-market strategies.

  • Mark Carter

    Director, Author and Presenter

    With over two decades as a learning and development professional, building frameworks for blue chip billion-dollar companies and SME's, Mark Carter knows a thing or two about human behaviour.  He can present on adaptability, productivity, peak performance, culture, talent and sales … anything and everything to do with people. That’s because Mark Carter has dedicated his life to helping people adapt their perspective, make choices and take actions that deliver better results in their lives.  Author of Add Value, published globally by Wiley in 2020, Mark shares why truly knowing what we value, and why, is the real basis of success. From a leader and training Manager for Contiki Holidays to working across more than 40 countries, Mark knows how to connect and get the best out of people. He understands that the secret to wealth for every business sits with its key assets, its people. And when he presents, his keynotes do more than engage and entertain, they inspire people to look to the future, to evolve their skills and embrace change.  Mark’s enthusiasm is infectious. He connects with his audience because he cares about his audience. And he truly wants them to know what he knows, so they can leverage their strengths, manage their weaknesses and be the best person they can be. 

  • Hugh Richards

    Principal, Latimer Partners

    Hugh is a founding partner of Latimer Partners, after 15 years in investment banking with global advisory firms. Hugh’s work in London and Australia included the full range of local and cross-border European acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, privatisations, corporate restructurings and debt restructurings on behalf of private and public companies and state entities. He has led multiple assignments for global corporations in each of the telecoms, media and technology spaces. Hugh specialises in providing advice on corporate strategy, capital structuring (including capital raising) and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Michelle Rushton

    Director, People of Influence

    Internally we call Michelle our Chief Execution Officer. Obsessed with getting things done, making progress over perfection, and building long-term client relationships that deliver practical outcomes that actually shift behaviour. Just don’t ask her to make a document look pretty…she’s got sh*t to do! With over 15 years of experience with tens of thousands of people, Michelle has designed and delivered award-winning behaviour change and leadership development programs for companies like Microsoft, Australia Post and American Express. As a speaker, facilitator and consultant, Michelle marries her up-close observations of high performing leaders and teams with contemporary behavioural science research to make sustained high-performance practical and achievable for her clients. An educator by training, Michelle has co-designed all of our programs and assessment tools and has conducted industry benchmarking research on the habits of high performance. Michelle is also a nationally-recognised and award-winning educational leader, holding both an Honours and Masters of Education from Sydney University and one of the youngest ever recipients of the Educational Leadership Award from ACEL (Australian Council of Educational Leaders). Outside of work, she is a wife, a mother, a runner (sometimes), a singer (sometimes) and Beyonce fan (always).