Marnirni-apinthi Building, Lot Fourteen, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Stone & Chalk Adelaide Startup Hub
Member-only event

Join us for an evening of insightful discussion and networking at our upcoming panel event 'The Evolution of Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Age'.

Hosted by auDA in partnership with Women in Innovation Adelaide, this event promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of the rapidly changing landscape of innovation in the digital era.

In this panel discussion, we'll explore three pivotal themes that are reshaping the technology landscape:

  • Harnessing digital disruption for business success: In an era of constant technological evolution, staying ahead is crucial. Our panel will explore strategies and insights that empower businesses to not only adapt to digital disruption but thrive because of it. 
  • The role of government in shaping the digital future: Governments around the world are increasingly influencing the technology landscape through policies and regulations and understanding this role is vital for technology professionals. 
  • Empowering consumers in the digital era: We’ll ask our panel to consider the ethical and practical aspects of ensuring digital technologies empower and protect consumers, making technology a force for good.

Whether you're already part of the technology sector, or aspire to be, this event is your opportunity to join the discussion, gain valuable insights and network with like-minded professionals.

Meet the panelists:

Dr Jana Schmitz

Jana is auDA’s Policy Advisor for domestic internet and technology policy. In this role she analyses and monitors policy developments and responds to consultations relevant to the Domain Name System (DNS) and on behalf of the broader internet community. Before joining auDA, Jana was CPA Australia’s Digital Economy Policy Lead, covering technology policy matters affecting the finance profession. Jana has several business degrees including a PhD from RMIT University.

Dr Tim Mahlberg

With a curiosity for people and culture, a passion for community, and a dedication to creating impact, Tim has had a diverse career spanning large organisations, non-profit, higher education, startups, and service industries. Qualified as an organisational psychologist, he’s been developing individuals and organisations for nearly 20 years. He has a doctorate from The University of Sydney which explored new ways of working with purpose to drive innovation in large institutions. At Stone & Chalk, Tim is the Director of Ecosystems for South Australia, where he supports the end-to-end journey for startup founders and is working to grow the innovation ecosystem in South Australia. 

Alice Fitch

Alice Fitch is the founder of Whola, the award winning digital disruptor of the fashion wholesale industry. Whola is transforming the way business is done in this legacy industry, leveraging the latest technologies and automation. The Whola platform has been embraced by 5000 retailers around Australia and internationally who use it to do their fashion buying. Alice’s skill set focuses on innovation, strategic marketing and communications. She is passionate about driving positive change for the female led ventures she works with.

Don't miss this chance to be part of the conversation on the future of innovation in the digital age.


If you're not yet a .au member, come along to see what it's about. .au membership demonstrates your support for an open, free, secure and global internet. It's complimentary and provides you access to a range of benefits including updates on current and emerging digital trends and invitations to exclusive member events. Join today!