Anthony has background in technology focusing on Smart Assistive technology. Since 2013 he has lead the client technology department to deliver emergency response solutions and developed our safe and smart home offering nationally to over 3000 clients. Additionally, Feros Care have now managed over 500 clients using MHCAH Telehealth, vital signs monitored with Video Conferencing, between Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to Joining Feros Care in 2012, Anthony held management positions in the construction and hospitality industry specialising in technology focused customer service.
Wendy brings more than 20 years of senior management experience and commercial expertise across the health, aged care, education, building and construction sectors with proven capability in leading ICT strategy, enterprise portfolio and program management, change management and investment governance. Wendy has successfully led enterprise-wide programs to deliver integrated technology platforms and to enhance service model design supporting better health management outcomes. In 2005 she was responsible for the establishment of the first Information, Strategy and Investment Board for Queensland Health. Following the successful merger of RSL Care Queensland and Victorian-based RDNS (Royal District Nursing Service) in late 2015, creating one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit providers of in-home care and residential services, clinical nursing and active retirement living, Wendy was appointed to the group role of Chief Integration Officer for RSL Care RDNS. In this capacity she is currently working to increase capability in all areas of the business, which employs more than 6,200 people across national and international operations, and to create systems that support outstanding customer experience.
Barry has a strong military background of 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy establishing a strong sense of discipline and leadership.
The transition from the Navy to Nursing in 1993 resulted in an easy transferability of these leadership skills and the application to a clinical setting and ultimately responsible for my ongoing career success.
Entering the Aged Care sector as a Personal Carer Worker and quickly working his way to Clinical Manager then Residential Manager, Barry discovered a passion for finding new ways to better the care and services for the elderly, relatives and employees.
With a talent for identifying weaknesses in systems and processes and a natural curiosity to pursue alternative solutions, reduction of risk, innovation, and continuous improvement led me to the role of Quality Manager in 2008.
Barry has been fortunate to work for visionary organisations that firmly believe in the principles of continuous improvement, identifying and reducing risk and the courage to explore innovation.
With this opportunity to explore innovation Barry has always been an active influence that has resulted in a respected reputation throughout the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) with the achievement of obtaining three National Better Practice Awards; MyHUB, Bright Light Therapy, and Ageing Aboard.
Always with an acute awareness of potential and actual risks in both a financial, reputational, clinical and workplace setting I am naturally inclined to consider the consequences of solutions and decisions before applying them.
The continual review of Clinical systems and processes with the goal of improving resident outcomes through a blend of continuous improvement and the striving for excellence in clinical care and services in a climate of responsibility and accountability is the hallmarks of Clinical Governance.
Platforms such as MyHUB, clinical care reports, and monthly system health checks are applications of Clinical Governance the outcome of which culminate in the monthly board report.
MyHUB, by far Barry’s most significant achievement, consolidates critical clinical information into one view allowing the Clinical leadership team to make timely clinical analysis and instigate interventions efficiently. MyHUB also provides vital clinical indicators; Falls, Medication incidents, weight loss, and infections both at a site level and organisational, information that is accessible by the carer to a board member.
George Lymbers, is a ICT professional and passionate Technology Evangelist who has used his operational and technological expertise to help organisations successfully undertake innovation and transformation programs.
George has spent over 20 years in CIO and Program Director roles, delivering innovative projects to transform Aged Care and NFP Organisations such as Thomas Holt.
Prior to Thomas Holt, George was with St Vincent’s de Paul rolling out the NDIS, and also held positions at BaptistCare and the Anglican Church.
George’s key experiences come from working with large blue chip international companies like KPMG, IBM, EDS, CBA, Westpac, Citibank, AMEX, directly or through IBM and EDS and he now brings these learnings in digital transformation into the NFP and Aged Care space.
With a background in social work, community services, leadership, advocacy, training and management, Marie is the Head of Implementation at HammondCare’s Dementia Centre.
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Georg is a proven leader in information security, technology, governance, compliance, and risk, with expertise across many disciplines and industries in Australia, the United States, Europe, and Asia.
In his previous role with global advisory firm Grant Thornton and based in New York, Georg consulted to organisations on their approach to Cyber Security and risk as well as leading a team of ethical hackers testing the security controls of organisations including Fortune 500 companies.
As a Certified Ethical Hacker, Georg understands the perspective of a Cyber Hacker – including how a hacker thinks, works, their approach and the different types of cyber-attacks which can occur and how.
Natalie has a strong track record in the technology industry with the vast majority of time spent working specifically in the Healthcare sector. She has worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Medical Channel before joining Alcatel – Lucent Enterprise in 2017. Her career varied, across technology sales, advertising and consulting. At ALE Natalie’s focus is on Aged Care and Private Healthcare. She helps customers realize the importance of technology and how it can improve their services and make their vision possible.
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Ben Reid is an expert in tech startups and innovation, having worked across 7 accelerators and over 60 startups in the last 5 years. More recently that includes Remarkable, Australia’s first disability-tech accelerator and one of only 3 globally, run by Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Ben is a seasoned product manager and designer, and has spent over 20 years and 10,000 hours designing and building digital digital products within companies small, medium and large.
In 2017 Ben ran design thinking projects for the aged care industry, focusing on the use of technology to innovate in the products and services offered to senior living.
Ben runs a successful innovation consulting company Digital Creators and is founder of a media-tech startup TEMPL in the mobile video eCommerce space.
Ti Tree Aged Care Residences
Damien Malone is a registered nurse with over 16 years’ experience in residential aged care and retirement living management working for public, private and not for profit organisations across both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology and Science) and Bachelor of Nursing, Masters of Nursing and MBA, Cert IV Training and Assessment. Damien is a passionate advocate on the use of information and communication technology to meet the challenges aged care providers face in balancing productivity whilst meeting the ever changing needs of our residents in the difficult economic climate. He has been involved in the introduction and use of new information and communication technology across a number of facilities and understands the challenges faced in balancing user needs against that of the organisation. Damien believes in the importance of networking and sharing your successes and failures to assist all aged care providers to have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and to this end has presented at a number of conferences – Particularly relevant in 2009 ACSAA Better Practice event – Virtual Visiting : Popping in for a chat; 2007 ACSAA Better Practice Event – We’re no Luddites: Implementing an IT system.
Steven has over 25 years working in the Information Technology sector, working for large multinationals such as Microsoft during the boom years of the Dotcom era.
More recently Steven has embraced technologies such as Machine Learning, IOT, and Artificial Intelligence and has been working solely in the aged care industry in
supporting providers to achieve strong digital foundations in readiness for the Cognitive Computing era. These technologies have the potential for improving the
customer experience and increasing customer engagement by accelerating innovation around new product and service offerings and reducing costs.
With over 20 years of financial systems implementation, Duncan offers perspective that helps audiences understand the Purchase-to-Pay space, streamline complex financial processes, resolve challenges that plague back-office functions, and navigate a rapidly changing area of business that continues to evolve with more technology and innovation.
As Basware’s P2P specialist Duncan is responsible for ensuring that Basware solutions deliver the highest possible value to customers by empowering enterprises to be more agile, competitive, and smarter through better capital management.
Micahel is a telecom industry veteran who has been involved in bringing to life sales and product initiatives in the industry for 17 years. He has been with Macquarie Telecom for over five years where he has led a range of Sales and Operations teams. He has had the opportunity to work with many businesses, understanding and contributing to resolving their challenges and opportunities. For the past two years he has been developing a deep understanding of SD-WAN technology and is an industry recognised expert in this exciting new technology.
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Dr Mikaela Jorgensen is a research fellow at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She is involved in a program of research investigating innovative models for using data analytics to assess and improve the outcomes of aged care services. Mikaela is an epidemiologist with interest and expertise in analysis of linked data, management of large and complex datasets, and the health of vulnerable populations.