What do a scientist, chef, entrepreneur, reality TV producer and a tech guy have in common?They all use creativity to fuel their thinking.Creativity is...

How To Make A Career Out Of Ideas


Vivid Ideas Exchange
2000 NSW

How To Make A Career Out Of Ideas


O Tama Carey

O Tama Carey

O Tama Carey began her cooking career quite by accident, after finding herself in a kitchen in London about 18 years ago. Since then she has worked her way through many kitchens learning to cook food of diverse cultures.

Her last major project was at the helm of Berta, a modern Italian restaurant, where she worked with small suppliers, placed an emphasis on seasonal produce and started the Sagra dinners, a weekly-changing menu focusing on a particular seasonal ingredient. It was while here that she received her Time Out Chef of the Year award.

She is currently happy being an international gypsy chef and hatching plans while writing for SBS Food Online.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Mike is passionate about all things internet, technology and careers. He is presently working at LinkedIn Australia within the Talent Solutions business as a Media Account Manager, joining the company in 2014 after finding his deep interest for the consumer internet whilst Co-founding a startup within the University of Sydney’s Incubate accelerator program.

Prior to tech, Mike worked in leading local and global law, finance and insolvency firms including Allen & Overy, KPMG and KordaMentha. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree at Sydney Law School and was a Co-op Scholar in the University of Technology’s Bachelor of Accounting program.

Cass Mao

Cass Mao

After taking just six years to complete a three year undergrad degree, Cass is the Executive Director of Vibewire, a not for profit equipping young Australians to launch meaningful careers.

She is the Commercial Director at PayDock, a fintech start-up, a Board Member of Youth Without Borders, and consults to a range of community, technology and investment organisations on strategy and creativity while steadfastly avoiding the word innovation.

Jehan Kanga

Jehan Kanga

Jehan is a materials scientist, dementia services entrepreneur, community leader and interdisciplinary artist.

He recently completed a PhD with the Molecular Materials Group at the University of Sydney exploring the unique electronic, redox and thermal expansion properties of several new families of highly porous coordination frameworks.

He is also a co-founder of Vitality Club Villages, a new world’s best practice dementia specific, culturally and linguistically diverse, residential aged care village combining the latest research in person-centred multidisciplinary care with artificial intelligent (AI) ambient building design, AI behavioural analytics and deep community engagement.

Jehan is a public advocate for both the arts and sciences and currently sits on the board of several experimental, hybrid and community arts organisations. His most recent major artwork was The DAM(N) Project, a multi-platform touring dance/digital/community hybrid work in collaboration with premiere Indian contemporary dance company Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, digital and community arts company CuriousWorks, S. Shakthidharan and Leah Barclay.

Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt is a producer experienced in working across television, radio, print and online, carving a niche for himself as one of Australia's best challenge producers.

Creating new ideas from scratch and producing content in unusual non-studio locations, he’s developed his creative approach working for Rove, The (7PM) Project, Hamish and Andy (throughout Australia, the USA, and Great Britain) and the BBC in London. He’s since worked on some of the biggest reality productions on the box including MasterChef, The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor, and The Big Adventure.

Matt’s recently returned from an intense global shoot, where he developed and produced the factual series ‘Around the World with Manu’ for the Seven Network.

Event Details

What do a scientist, chef, entrepreneur, reality TV producer and a tech guy have in common?

They all use creativity to fuel their thinking.

Creativity is the most important commodity in the modern economy. Rather than being restricted to traditionally creative roles, creativity can be found as a key factor in success across industries.

In How to Make a Career Out of Ideas Jack Smyth and John Dawson from Mindshare bring together a diverse panel discussion on the origins, process and power of creativity.

Our future success hinges on our ability to improve our collective creative output. Whether you work in a ‘creative’ role, are looking for work or still studying, this session will put you on the path to greater creativity.

This event is presented by Mindshare


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