Speakers

  • Jay McBain

    Global Advisor, Channel Mechanics

    Jay is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology channel. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review as well as numerous channel magazines top influencer lists, he is often sought out for industry guidance and future trends. He has spent his 25-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, and ChannelEyes. Jay is the principal analyst for global channels, partnerships & alliances at Forrester - one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world.

  • Magnus Lindkvist

    Trendspotting Futurologist and Author

    Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotter and futurologist who weaves together the most important and exciting current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. He is Director for Trendspotting and Future Thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and an active member of TED, the world’s leading trends forum.

  • Tim Dillon

    Founder and Director, Tech Research Asia

    Tim combines over 20 years of business and technology research with a blend of professional, international experience in Asia Pacific and Europe. Of late, his particular areas of interest have centered upon enterprise mobility/BYOD, cloud and CIO engagements. Tim truly delights in presenting, facilitating and communicating with organizations and audiences discussing how trends and development in technology will shape the future business environment.

  • Susan Searle

    President of Innovation, IDG Communications APAC

    Susan Searle is President of Innovation of IDG Communications, running ARN in Australia, Channel Asia in ASEAN, and Reseller News in New Zealand. Susan holds unparalleled knowledge and expertise of the tech industry accumulated over her 30 years working in tech media. During her career with leading international media giant, IDG Communications, Susan has launched over 70 publications, websites and events. She is passionate about the tech industry and creating communities to drive success. Her leadership in the industry gained her a place in the Industry Hall of Fame in 2016.