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Upcoming Saxton Fireside Chats

Keep track of all upcoming virtual Saxton Fireside Chat events via our schedule here.

View a synopsis of each presenter plus a link to register for free via Eventbrite. If you missed any of the sessions you can catch up via our YouTube channel or our News Hub.

These sessions are produced in partnership with the incredible team at Scene Change who provide our production, staging and audiovisual support for these events.

Tuesday, 14 July: Tim Cope

Tim Cope is a masterful and deeply passionate storyteller who has broken with the stereotype of conquest-focused adventure and become renowned as a champion of the rare human wisdom found in some of the world’s least-known traditional cultures.

Tim spent three years on horseback among nomads traversing the Eurasian steppe, accompanied by his dog Tigon.

In this session Tim will share his messages of success and happiness through resilience, taking responsible risks, embracing cultural and individual differences, and developing relationships based on understanding and respect.

REGISTER HERE for Tim's session

Tuesday, 21 July: Stephen Scheeler

Stephen Scheeler is an advisor, mentor and speaker who partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses.

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan. Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business - including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus - grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.

In this session, Stephen joins Scene Change CEO Ian Whitworth to discuss disruption and leadership in the digital age.

REGISTER HERE for Stephen's session

Tuesday, 28 July: Danielle Di-Masi

Danielle Di-Masi is a multi-award-winning international Keynote Speaker, author and University lecturer that shows her audiences how to make their best impact online in a very noisy and transaction lead business landscape. Danielle has worked with the likes of Google, 3M, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, American Express, Uber, Mastercard, Cisco, Microsoft, Zendesk and Federal Governments. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, LA Times, GQ, Psychology Today, Business Insider and for many years was the resident expert on tech, business and social behaviours for Network Ten with her own segment on national television each week.

In this session, Danielle sits down with Scene Change CEO Ian Whitworth to discuss how brands and individuals can stand out in a crowded digital space.

REGISTER HERE for Danielle's session

Tuesday, 4 August: Philipp Kristian

Philipp Kristian is a trust futurist, innovation strategist, TEDx speaker and author of The Trust Economy. His work was instrumental to two Fortune 500 innovation labs and one of Asia’s fastest-growing technology scale-ups. He works with Fortune 500s, C-Suites and technology disruptors on building a brighter digital future. Moving beyond the corporate and startup world mid-2018, his work as a global keynote speaker and advisor spans over a dozen industries in 30+ countries including Bhutan and the Maldives. Philipp is an alumnus of the d-school and was named a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow (2015), KAIROS Fellow (2016) and World Economic Forum Global Shaper (2018). He teaches a hallmark Executive Education Course on Transformation & Corporate Innovation at one of Asia’s top business schools.

In this session, Philipp and Anne will discuss his work as a Trust Futurist and Innovation Strategist and how Trust will impact how we live and work in the future.

REGISTER HERE for Philipp's session.

Tuesday, 11 August: Julia Banks

Julia Banks is an experienced Business Leader and Company Director, a former Member of the Parliament of Australia and a leadership, governance, risk, issues and crisis management expert. Julia’s extensive business experience includes positions as General Counsel, Executive Company Director, Company Secretary and Head of Risk and Compliance for some of the world’s most recognisable blue-chip companies in manufacturing, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare.

In this session gain unprecedented access to connect with Julia in conversation with Saxton CEO, Anne Jamieson around the topic of Post Crisis Management. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of Julia in this online forum.

REGISTER HERE for Julia's session.

Tuesday, 25 August: Nasir Sobhani

Nasir Sobhani, also known as ‘The Streets’ Barber,’ has earned his affectionate title spending his time taking to Melbourne’s streets offering free haircuts and shaves to the homeless and less fortunate. His inspirational story of compassion and generosity has received significant attention globally. Nasir was also one of the five people to be profiled as part of the Kenneth Cole Courageous Class Campaign in New York, celebrating individuals who have overcome obstacles in life to become inspiring role models.

Nasir’s central principles, which he encompasses in all that he strives to do, are the oneness of humanity, combatting prejudice and social injustice and the need for compassion for all. Strongly spiritual, he believes in using your natural talents to be charitable and help those less privileged, regardless of their backgrounds.

In this session, Nasir and Anne will discuss Nasir's incredible story, the work he does with marginalised communities around Victoria and his message on finding your Purpose.

REGISTER HERE for Nasir's session.

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