INDEED, the world's largest jobs site, is hosting a VIP lunch, panel discussion and media event at the MCA on the 15th June 2016. With over 180...

Indeed Presents: Tapping Into Australia’s High Potential Workforce


Museum of Contemporary Art
2000 NSW

Indeed Presents: Tapping Into Australia’s High Potential Workforce



Tara Sinclair


Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and economist at INDEED

Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting labor market and other macroeconomic trends for different countries. As Indeed's Chief Economist Tara is developing original research using proprietary Indeed data combined with publicly available data to uncover exclusive insights on the labor market.

In addition to her academic work, Tara is frequently invited to brief media on economic and labor trends as well as offer commentary in mainstream media. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and has appeared on CNN, C-Span, NPR, Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio and TV, and many other local and international news programs.
You can read some of Tara's recent work here.

Professor Roy Green


Roy is the Dean of UTS Business School and an expert adviser to the Senate Innovation System Inquiry and Prime Minister Turnbull’s Innovation Committee.
He has advised and published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management as well as trends in business education. He has undertaken research projects with the OECD, European Commission and Enterprise Ireland.
In recent years, Roy chaired and participated in the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, NSW Manufacturing Council, Enterprise Connect Advisory Committee and ABS Innovation Reference Group. He was co-author of a Business Council of Australia/ Society for Knowledge Economics report in 2006, New Pathways to Prosperity: A National Innovation Framework for Australia, he conducted the Australian Government’s Review of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries in 2008, Building Innovative Capability, and he led Australian participation in a major global study of management practice and productivity in 2009, Manufacturing Matters for Australia – Just how productive are we?
In 2012, Roy contributed to the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce report Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia and was co-author of a research report on productivity for the McKell Institute, Understanding Productivity – Australia’s Choice. Most recently, he coordinated an 18 month Australian Government funded project by the Australian Business Deans Council on The Future of Management Education and co-authored a report on public sector innovation for the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Shaping the Future through Co-Creation. Roy is also a member of CSIRO’s newly established Australian Design Integration Network, Sydney’sGlobal Talent Hub Advisory Body, Research Advisory Committee of the Centre for Policy Development and Universities Australia Work Integrated Learning Taskforce.
UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL is a proud partner of this INDEED event. 
Caitriona Staunton - Head of Recruiting APAC at Atlassian

Caitriona Staunton

Head of Recruiting APAC at Atlassian

Caitriona leads the recruiting function at the Sydney headquarters of Atlassian, Australia’s top software company and #1 Best Place to Work.

She is passionate about building awesome company cultures and hiring the best and the brightest diverse talent for the tech industry. Previously Caitriona spent 8 years at Google, leading hiring teams in both it's European headquarters and APAC offices.

Robert Wickham, Regional VP Innovation & Digital Transformation at Salesforce

Robert Wickham

Regional VP Innovation & Digital Transformation at Salesforce

Robert Wickham leads Salesforce’s efforts to help companies experiment and validate new business ideas in partnership with some of the local incubators. Robert previously ran Salesforce's specialized sales team across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Robert led the Engineered Systems business at Oracle across Australia & New Zealand. He joined Oracle through acquisition in 2008 and initially ran Oracle’s System Management business in North America.

Prior to his tenure at Oracle, Robert held multiple marketing, product management and sales leadership positions at Empirix Web Test Division (which Oracle acquired in 2008). Prior to Empirix, Robert was a cofounder of Go Fly Limited (a low cost European airline that was eventually sold to easyJet) and a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Robert was a member of the MIT Board of Trustees from 1996-2001 and the MIT Alumni Board from 2002-2004. He is a recipient of the MIT Bronze Beaver for distinguished service.

Robert is an avid squash player, golfer and cricket fan and played for the Trinidad & Tobago under-19 cricket team captained by his classmate Brian Lara.


Sally-Ann Williams, Engineering Community & Outreach Manager at Google Australia

Sally-Ann Williams

Engineering Community & Outreach Manager at Google Australia

Sally-Ann is responsible for a broad portfolio of programs including leading Google’s efforts in CS and STEM education & outreach (K-12), research collaborations with universities and entrepreneurship and startup engagement.
In her role leading Google’s CS/STEM education engagement she manages over 55 partnerships & programs designed to inspire students, equip teachers, and connect the community to the possibilities careers in CS can lead to.   Most recently this work has included national implementation strategies to support ACARA’s Digital Technology curriculum and help position Australia as a nation of innovators.  
In her role with the startup community she manages partnerships and collaborates with co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators, universities and the public sector to build and grow the ecosystem.  
Prior to joining Google 9 years ago, Sally-Ann worked at several Australian tertiary institutions in a range of academic and academic administration roles spanning executive education, public sector management, research and postgraduate degrees and tertiary management.  A life long learner she holds an undergraduate and research masters degree and several other postgraduate qualifications.

Jason Hosking


Jason is the Founding Director & CEO at Red Analytics and Founder Director of Red Garage Ventures, which is backed by The Coca-Cola Company and is part of the Coca-Cola Founders platform. He was also a Founding member of Coca-Cola’s first Accelerator, a network of entrepreneurs working in the most innovative cities worldwide to build the next generation of billion dollar businesses with the support of Coca-Cola.
Jason has a passion for turning ideas into reality, and brings a wealth of experience from working with all types of businesses – be it early stage startups, large multinationals or anything in between.
Jason started his career in a boutique media production house in Sydney and after completing his MBA joined Accenture’s Strategy Practice, focusing on transformation initiatives for Telco, Media and Entertainment clients and in parallel, helped raise VC funding for a business with breakthrough technology in 3D sound. He then joined the internal strategy division of Macquarie Group, offering strategic advice and expertise across all of Macquarie’s businesses and divisions, and relocated to New York to establish the North American office, advising Macquarie’s businesses in its priority growth region.
When Jason returned to Australia and he joined Rocket Internet – a leading Venture Builder – as part of the management team of Zanui and also worked with Alive Mobile as Head of New Ventures, where he was prototyping a disruptive innovation for the recruitment industry.
In 2013, he was hired as part of the first team globally so set up internal startups for the Coca-Cola Accelerator (now Founders Platform). In 2014, it was spun out of Coca-Cola and set up as Red Garage Ventures, which builds startups connected toCoca-Cola’s global assets and investment.
In 2015, he completed a joint venture with NICTA to create HIVERY. The Hivery has a propriety algorithm framework that represents the next frontier of data analytics – combining artificial intelligence, machine learning, optimisation and design thinking, and which helps companies grow their profit line by building prescriptive analytics tools which solve problems in ways that humans cannot. The products created represent a significant increase in sales and savings in cost for their clients – the Vending Optimiser tool deployed on Coca-Cola’s 30,000 vending machines in Australia is generating 20+% revenue uplift and an 18% reduction in restock trips.
Jason loves seeing creativity rewarded and new businesses succeed. Growing up Jason was lucky enough to take time off school to travel with camera crews filming stories for shows like Beyond 2000 and Invention on the Discovery Channel and it was during this time that his passion for new ideas was born. 

Event Details

INDEED, the world's largest jobs site, is hosting a VIP lunch, panel discussion and media event at the MCA on the 15th June 2016. 

With over 180 million unique visitors per month, Indeed has a front row seat that allows it to observe the dynamics of the global and local labor market in real time. 

In the first part of the event Indeed's Chief Economist, Tara Sinclair, will provide an overview of international trends and insight into how these are affecting Australia, as well as highlighting the opportunities available to job seekers with the right skills.

A panel of local and international experts will then discuss their insights into how Australia can:

  • better tap into its high potential workforce
  • attract and retain the best local and international talent 
  • develop the skills necessary to secure the 'opportunity jobs' of the future

Panelists include: 

  • Professor Roy Green, Dean of UTS Business School
  • Caitriona Staunton, Head of Recruiting APAC at Atlasssian
  • Robert Wickham, Regional VP, Innovation & Digital Transformation at Salesforce
  • Sally-Ann Williams, Engineering Community & Outreach Manager at Google
  • Jason Hosking, Co-Founder of Red Garage Ventures & Hivery

We will also be inviting young high potentials to attend and participate in the discussion. 

Education Partner: We are delighted to be collaborating with UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL on both this event and a research paper to be published following the event. 

Business Partners: the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.

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