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Silicon Block is the largest meeting of corporate strategy, innovation, M&A, and corporate venture practitioners in Melbourne coming together to learn from each other.

With panels and fire-side chats that bring you cutting edge content from some of the world's greatest innovators, Silicon Block ensures you stay in the know. We arm business leaders with skills, mindset and connections to navigate accelerated change.

Join us as we intimitately interview industry experts on their careers and ask them to share their key learnings with you.

Experience

Enjoy activations that showcase the amazing work of our community and industry partners. Silicon Block is an event designed to delight you with immersive experiences, we enable you to get hands on with the technology and people shaping the future.

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Connect

As the headline DJ takes the decks, enjoy the opportunity to connect with the Silicon Block community.

Past Events

Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

February 2019

  • Siobhan McFeeney, Digital Transformation Designer at Pivotal SF
  • John Chambers, CEO and Founder of Fresh Ventures
  • Nigel Dalton, Chief Inventor at REA
  • Harriet Wakelam, Design Director at IAG
  • Ben Burge, CEO of Belong
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

October 2018

  • Dmitri Colebatch, Senior Manager at Toyota
  • Adam Tiberi, CPO at Western Union
  • Jodie Auster, General Manager at Uber Eats Australia
  • Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth APAC at Slack
  • Rupert Hackett, CEO of Bitcoin Australia
  • Ayala Domani, Innovation and Incubation Director at Telstra
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

February 2018

  • Adam Jacobs, Managing Director at The Iconic
  • Jac Phillips, Senior Director and Head of Marketing at Visa
  • Caroline Breeze, Head of Australia at Braintree
  • Marissa Rosenberg, Senior Research Scientist at NASA
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

June 2017

  • Dan Ross, MD of Optimizely
  • Fiona Wynn, Head of Innovation at Australia Post
  • Juan Carlos Lopez, Head of Product at RACV
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

February 2017

Talk, Play, Party

  • Karen Stocks, Former MD of Twitter Australia
  • Susan Brown, MD of Girls in Tech
  • Alicia Naples, Ex-Senior Director of UX at Magic Leap (USA)
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

June 2016

The Sports Edition: How digital is changing the game

  • Justin Rodski, CMO at Essendon Football Club
  • Nick Atkinson, Digital Marketing Manager at Nike
  • Kane Washington, Digital Program Manager, Cricket Australia
  • James Johnson, Regional Director of Demandware
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

February 2016

How can the old and new work together in order to stimulate the economy and drive growth?

  • Paul Baron, Group Manager Online Marketing at Tourism Victoria
  • Pradeep Philip, CEO of LaunchVic
  • Julie Stevanja, Founder and CEO of Stylerunner
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

June 2015

  • Col Kennedy, Global Head of Marketing and E-commerce at Cotton On
  • Helen Souness, MD at Etsy Australia and Asia
  • Matthew Denman, General Manager at Uber
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

February 2015

  • Nigel Dalton, CIO REA Group
  • Blake Hutchinson, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Xero
  • Damian
  • Ben
Past Silicon Block Party panel discussion

Melbourne

June 2014

How the hell did they get here?

  • Daniel Nelson, Head of Enterprise Development at Braintree
  • Monty Hamilton, Director at Telstra
  • Ben Chan, Director at Envato
Dmitri Colebatch speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

We are absolutely on the cusp of digitalising the industry.

Dmitri ColebatchSenior Manager at Toyota
Adam Jacobs speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

The work we do today determines what the world will look like tomorrow.

Adam JacobsFounder of The Iconic
Juan Carlos Lopez speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

Innovation is not something you create, it is something that people have within and events like these are great catalysts to bring it forward.

Juan Carlos LopezGM of Products at RACV
Alysha Naples speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

The sandwich is a trap. The soup is cowardice. Make the salad.

Alysha NaplesFormer Senior Director of UX at Magic Leap
Karen Stocks speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

Just be bold. Everyday, all the time. Fear holds us back so much, what's the worst that can happen? You just get a bit of a bruised ego, but guess what? The ego is very resilient and it will come back.

Karen StocksFormer MD of Twitter Australia
Nigel Dalton speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

In Richmond, Melbourne, we are blessed with do-ers. Silicon Block Party is a vital meeting of the tribes - people getting together.

Nigel DaltonCIO REA Group
Helen Souness speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

Hire the best people you possibly can, and grow them.

Helen SounessFormer MD of Etsy, currently CEO of RMIT Online
Julie Stevanja speaking at SBP

Past Speakers

Engineering has often been associated with nerdiness and social isolation, that really isn’t the case. There needs to be a better portrayal of the career options available that are actually pretty modern and innovative.

Julie StevanjaFounder and CEO of Stylerunner

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Spring 2019

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