Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Welcome to Melbourne Tech Showcase November, presented by A Lot To Say (an ALTS Project)
This event occurs monthly and we showcase super exciting technology focussed companies, platforms, projects and people, based right here in Melbourne!
We have an emphasis on design and experience creation, and our speakers/ companies participating traverse the creative, cultural, research and startup realm.
At the Melbourne Tech Showcase, we aim to inspire and enlighten citizens and visitors, by telling multiple stories of what makes this great city tick.
A key component of this? Companies will be bringing their (sometimes mysterious) technology products and services out into the open and showcasing directly to the attending audience; companies both locally born and globally located.
Tim Devine (@timothydevine), AKQA
Tim is known for his depth of knowledge and creativity with technology. He works to inspire teams and organisations to experiment, play and solve problems with existing and emerging technology. He has worked in several media labs throughout Europe where he gained access and experience with pioneers in his field.
His purpose is to drive the development of work that meaningfully influences culture and adds to what life could be, challenging what it is, and providing alternatives that loosen the ties reality has on our ability to dream.
Dr. Leah Heiss (@leah_heiss)
Dr Leah Heiss is a designer and RMIT researcher working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. She is the co-leader of the RMIT Wearables and Sensing Network that brings together 50 experts from across 9 University Schools to collaborate and connect.
Her collaborative wearable health technologies include a device to monitor cardio vascular disease symptoms; jewellery to administer insulin for diabetes; biosignal sensing emergency jewellery; a wearable to monitor loneliness; and swallowable devices to detect disease.
Facett, the world’s first modular hearing aid that Leah designed for Blamey Saunders hears won many awards including the 2018 Good Design Award, the CSIRO Design Innovation Award and a Premier’s Design Award.
Leah’s work is part of Museums Victoria heritage collection and she has exhibited at galleries locally and globally. She teaches through RMIT’s Master of Design Futures and her teaching practice focuses on health sector innovation and design leadership.
nura are the creators of the world's first headphones to automatically learn and adapt to your unique hearing.
nura's team was founded in April 2015 in Melbourne. They are connected by music more than anything. That’s why they combined their expertise in engineering, acoustics, biology, and hearing science - to create the nuraphone. Now all music listeners can find their perfect sound, automatically.
nuraphones have turned heads at FACT, THUMP, Acclaim, Cool Hunting, The Huffington Post, endgadget, Mashable, c|net, The Verge, Forbes + +