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Alyssa O’Brien

For 15 years, Alyssa taught at Stanford University as a Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric. She bought a red carpet and had students give TED-style talks about crucial issues facing today’s global leaders. Now she is elated to be joining the writing team at TEDxSydney. She brings experience directing an international research study called the […]

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Siona Singletary

Siona is a strategy enthusiast and digital native with eight years of experience spanning across advertising, creative and social media. Siona provides thought leadership and human insights to the Poem team across the digital and influencer space, working with travel, government, tech, FMCG and QSR brands.

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Matthew Malcolm

Matt is the Founder and Managing Director at Gallantway, a specialist performance marketing company based in Sydney. Originally from New Zealand, Matt moved to Australia 7 years ago and is passionate about technology, innovation, science, human resources, creativity, and surfing.

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Sharon Timms

Self-confessed word-nerd, raconteur and collector of red lipsticks, Sharon Timms loves little more than the power of a good story (and finding the proof reader’s unicorn, the elusive double space). From copywriting, media communications and content creation in the wildly popular travel, food, drinks & lifestyle sector through to technical writing across science and health, […]

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Kaushik Ram

Dr. Kaushik Ram works with forward thinking cooperations, government departments and leading education providers to unlock their natural abilities. He pioneers research into the nervous system and leads groundbreaking talks in Australia and globally. For six years, he worked as a Neuroimaging Specialist at the Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney. Here, he was the […]

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Gina Lednyak

Gina Lednyak is the Founder and CEO of global agency L&A Social Media and has been at the forefront of social media strategy and implementation since Mark Zuckerberg tested and launched ‘the Facebook’ in her University town of Boston. Gina studied engineering and psychology before relocating to Sydney in 2007. She quickly recognised an opportunity […]

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Karla Daly

Karla Daly is a writer and studying counsellor based in Bondi. She is the Barista Editor over at Meet the People and creator of Anxious Out Loud, a community helping people be ‘real and reveal’ about their anxiety. Through her own anxiety reflections, she has helped others who are suffering in silence to remove expectations […]

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Shae Duncan

Meet Shae. Shae was a travelling nomad for 3 years and is now a social media superstar! More importantly she is a self-appointed “TEDx super fan” and stand up poetry is her jam! With over 2 years’ experience working in the social media space she has helped clients like LEGO and Coca-Cola win socially-led awards. […]

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Andrew Da Silva

Andrew, or better known as Das, has over 10 years in marketing, advertising and media experience across finance, entertainment, automotive, travel, pharmaceutical, media, retail, not-for-profit and FMCG categories. Andrew has a background in psychology (University of Sydney), film (University of Sydney and NIDA), marketing (University of Technology Sydney), management (Harvard), leadership (The Marketing Academy Scholarship) […]

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