Our first 2023 Keynote Speakers are:


Gus Balbontin

Advisor, Adventurer and Alternative Futurist

Born and bred in wild Patagonia, Gus never allowed his small town and humble beginnings get in the way of his big dreams. A healthy disrespect for authority and a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out) landed him in Australia at the Young age of 17.

By the age of 22, he had dropped out of uni, hitchhiked South America, set up his first business, and landed his dream job at Lonely Planet. Fast forward a few years and he was leading the company globally working with companies such as Google X, Nokia, and Amazon on the latest technology, creative cultures, and high-performing teams. 

Over the last 3 years, Gus has presented around the world. From audiences of 10 to that of 10,000, the simplicity of his message and his counterintuitive way of looking at the world will motivate you to do things differently.

He is involved in the start-up scene as a founder, investor, and advisor and is on the board of Startup Victoria and Director of Above All Human. He currently runs a small Creative Studio and Innovation agency called Roshambo, is the co-founder and partner at Atessa, and is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Executive Director of VU Innovations at Victoria University which keeps him close to large public corporate challenges as well as small business puzzles.



Graham Christie

Co-Founder & CEO at Changing the Game

Focused on business transformation, adaptation and innovation, Graham Christie is CEO of Changing the Game (CTG Co), an executive online training business that is innovating in the sector and disrupting traditional business schools.  The co-author of 'Changing the Game - The Playbook for Leading Business Transformation' (WILEY), the acclaimed bestselling business title. www.ctgplaybook.com. 

Graham has a background in B2C and B2B technology, media and marketing, telecoms, and digital. He was corporate in the UK and Australia until 2009, when he co-founded and grew an APAC wide, multi-award winning B2B digital services business with a team of 100 across 7 offices. More recently he has consulted around customer transformation and corporate innovation. Graham is also a seed investor, NED, and a co-founder of Northern Beaches Innovation - an NFP initiative.


Marta Dalton

VP Data Analytics & Customer Insights at Amyris

Marta Dalton is the VP of Data Analytics & Customer Insights at Amyris, a biotech CPG firm based out of San Francisco, where she oversees descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics for the company.  In early 2022 she left Unilever as the Global Director of B2B eCommerce and Customer Experience where she launched B2B eCommerce in 25 countries and led the experience of new marketplaces in APAC and LATAM. Prior to joining Unilever, she's bounced between the marketing and technology "sides" of eCommerce in roles for B2B and B2C organizations ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500, and still enjoys being hands-on in Google Analytics and other parts of the tech stack. She'll happily talk your ear off about how to select and implement a new platform, create new pricing strategies, partner with the B2B sales team to accelerate eCommerce, or define marketing plans to find, get, and keep your best customers.


Brett Sinclair

Founder & Director at B2B eCommerce Association

Brett is the founder and director of the B2B eCommerce Association and has been in the industry for over 12 years. He has worked across the entire ecosystem of digital commerce and owned every aspect of the eCommerce business operation. Brett is passionate about connecting. educating and enhancing the professional careers of the association members.


James Johnson

Director of Technical Services & Strategic Accounts, APAC

James is Head of Technical Services & Strategic Accounts at Shopify. With 20 years global retail and commerce experience as a practitioner (Michael Hill, Colorado Group and Virgin), a consultant (EY) and technologist (Demandware, Salesforce and Shopify), he understands the challenges that retailers face and helps retailers meet their customer’s needs by sharing insights, experiences, best practices and stories.