Speakers

 

At The Sunrise we're hosting some of Australia's most successful founders. They'll be sharing their stories, the lessons they've learned and dishing the dirt on some of the mistakes they've made along the way.

More speakers will be announced soon...

 
 
 
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Founder - Zola

Shan-Lyn Ma

Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Launched in October 2013, Zola  is an online wedding registry for millennials. In just three years, Zola has become the fastest growing wedding registry in the country, seeing 10x revenue growth year-over-year, and 3x growth this year. 

Before starting her own company, Shan-Lyn was the Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel. Prior to that, in 2008, Shan-Lyn joined Gilt Groupe as the Creator and General Manager of Gilt Taste, Gilt’s entrance into the food and wine arena. At Gilt, she was also the first Product Lead tasked with defining and evolving the core Gilt.com experience. During her time as Product Manager she led key new business launches and led Gilt’s successful foray into mobile – managing apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web.  Prior to Gilt, Shan-Lyn held Product and Marketing roles at Yahoo! 

 
 
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founder - shoes of prey

Jodie Fox

Jodie is a Co-founder of Shoes Of Prey - the world's first website where women can design their own shoes. Shoes of Prey broke even at 2 months, hit multimillion dollar revenue in under 2 years and today is a global multimillion dollar enterprise.

Jodie’s creativity and passion is directed into Shoes of Prey product, culture, branding and communications. Shoes of Prey has won the World Retail Award 2013 for the Store Design of the Year <1200 for its first store, against Karl Lagerfeld, Puma and others. She is Telstra's 2011 business woman of the year for private and corporate, one of the top 30 most influential women in Australian retail 2014, one of the top 10 Australian female entrepreneurs for 2014, Elle Style Awards Fashion Innovator for 2015 and Griffith University's Outstanding Business Alumni for 2015.

 
 
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founder - culture amp

Didier Elzinga

Didier Elzinga is the CEO and Founder of Culture Amp - the world's leading all-in-one employee feedback and analytics platform and one of Australia's fastest growing technology startups with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco, New York & London.

Didier Elzinga is the CEO and Founder of Culture Amp - the world's leading all-in-one employee feedback and analytics platform and one of Australia's fastest growing technology startups with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco, New York & London. He is passionate about making the world a better place to work, and is committed to keeping Culture Amp a culture-first company. He presents widely on culture and creativity, speaking at a number of high-profile conferences. He was previously the CEO of Rising Sun Pictures (a prominent Hollywood visual effects company), founder of Rising Sun Research (winner of a Technical Academy Award) and Non-Executive Director at Tourism Australia. He is currently a non-executive director at The Atlassian Foundation  and The Alfred Research Foundation.