Jennifer Nunez, Deloitte Digital

Jennifer is a senior product designer focussed on delivering leading digital experiences. Her journey began in fashion school, where she learned how form and function come together to create symbolic cultural products. Draping fabric on a mannequin taught her about craft and materiality. She graduated from UTS with a degree in Visual Communication, and started her professional career at Google’s Creative Lab. More recently, she has designed meaningful and valuable customer experiences with Deloitte Digital, transforming the way companies interact with their customers through their digital channels. Her focus has been on driving wellbeing outcomes for customers, particularly in the financial services industry.


Catherine Raffaele,


Catherine Raffaele is founder of BrillUp, a startup helping individuals to cultivate the expertise and skills to flourish in the changing economy. She is an experienced educator and researcher in the intersection of work, learning and technology. She currently teaches Leading Innovative Practices in the MEd(Learning and Leadership) and is completing a PhD on entrepreneurial learning at UTS.

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Jeri Childers, UTS

Jeri teaches and coaches leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. She launched and directs the UTS Engineering and Information Technology Deep Tech Early-Stage Accelerator which enables early-stage founders to prototype and validate their commercial ideas in world-class facilities and maker spaces. Jeri’s breadth of experience is indispensable for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators moving from start-up to scale-up or leaders looking to step up or stand out. Her blog Advancing & Accelerating @ Work focuses on inspiring, personal stories about designing the future--a new enterprise, new skills or a more satisfying career. Jeri hosts a new leadership development series for women called Inspiring Career Paths in Innovation & Entrepreneurship which is a community focused on catalyzing creative career paths and advancing women in tech and women in startups.


Cheryl Mack,


Cheryl is the NSW State Manager at the Australian Computer Society, dedicated to supporting tech talent in Australia. Prior to this, she was the CEO of StartCon, which she built from the ground up into an international events & entertainment company. Cheryl is passionate about supporting the startup ecosystem. She has partnered with the City of Sydney and Jobs for NSW on industry programs and spoken at countless events on topics like pitching, fund raising and marketing. She is also an active mentor for founders and young entrepreneurs.