Interactive Minds is proud to have a talented Advisory Panel to assist with planning our events. We have selected experienced industry professionals to assist Interactive Minds in ensuring that we continue to bring timely and relevant topics and speakers to the digital industry. We'd like to thank them for their contribution.
Naina D'Souza, Group Digital Manager, Michael Hill
Naina has delivered digital solutions for a range of organisations in Australia and the UK, she has a passion for shaping the customer expverience. Her career has included extensive experience in retail banking, as well as experience working in-house and for leading consultancies where she’s advised clients across a diverse range of industries including entertainment, public sector, B2B, and not for profit. Naina is currently leading the digital agenda at Michael Hill International.
Rob Hudson, Managing Director, Clemenger BBDO
Rob has been delivering digital marketing concepts since 1992, which may just make him one of the longest standing digital practitioners in Australia. He is currently the Managing Director for Clemenger BBDO and is based in Brisbane.
Rob is a sought after public speaker on emerging digital strategy and technologies and amongst his credentials, he is the author of the 'Hudson report' a ministerially commissioned review of social media within defence.
Emma Croston, Co-Founder and General Manager, Epic Digital
Emma Croston is a digital strategist and business transformation expert. Developing digital businesses and managing the transition of business operating models from traditional to digital.
Emma is currently the Co-Founder and General Manager of Epic Digital which specializes in building custom web based software solutions to improve patient care and management in the health care industry. At Epic Digital Emma works with some of the most advanced technologies and thinkers coming out of the startup nation – Israel. Epic Digital was recently sold to Quadrant backed cancer care company The ICON Group.
Emma has had the privilege of working with some of the countries strongest consumer brand in media, real estate, travel and retail. Previous to her role at Epic Digital she was the Head of Digital at News Corp Australia and played a key role in driving the shift from a traditional retail newspaper business to a multichannel digital company.
Emma loves a challenge and working with new technologies to find solutions for today’s ever changing environment. She believes predictive analysis will drive the next pivotal shift in how we communicate, transact and manage our day to day lives.
Han te Riele, General Manager, Brightlabs
Han is the General Manager at Brightlabs, a multi-award winning digital agency in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Han began his career in software development when he got his first Olivetti with two 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disks in the early 1980’s. From there, he has seen the world of software and personal computers develop to what it is today. While in Europe, Han had a number of Director roles at LogicaCMG (now CGI), a major European management consulting and software development company.
Since his tenure, Brightlabs has won many awards, including two Webby Award Honourees, listed in the Top Ten Agencies Worldwide (Interactive Media Council), Interactive Media Awards, Communicator Awards, and the Web Marketing Association Awards. Brightlabs has also been listed in the SmartCompany Smart50 and BRW Fast100.
Michelle Wilson, Marketing & Communication Manager, The University of Queensland
Michelle is a strategic and innovative manager with extensive experience in strategy, digital marketing, design and communication. Michelle currently works for The University of Queensland and has delivered digital strategies and marketing campaigns for a range of clients either consulting or in-house within the higher education, hospitality and tourism, printing and publishing, coaching and not-for-profit-sectors.
Linh Diep, Account Executive, PublicisQ
Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management & Commerce from the University of Queensland, Linh is pursuing her passion for bringing ideas to life as an account executive within the client services team at PublicisQ. During her studies, she was the founding president of the University of Queensland Marketing and Advertising Society, a position that led to Board and Committee positions with the Australian Marketing Institute, UQ’s Business, Economics and Law Faculty and recognised as one of the Australian Institute of Management's top Student Leaders. Today, she volunteers her time with industry groups Interactive Minds, Startup Grind Brisbane and The University of Queensland’s Young Alumni Advisory Board to continue creating relationships and opportunities with graduates and industry professionals.