2019 Keynote Speakers

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Dr Beekhuyzen (aka Jewella)is an entrepreneur, university teacher, founder of Androit Research and creator of Tech Girls are Superheroes and the Tech Girls Movement. Tech Girls are Superheroes showcases real world female role models through their superhero personas who change the world every day by working in technology. Dr. Beekhuyzen appears as Jewella alongside a powerful contingent of women and girls who serve as role models to young students.

Tech Girls Movement encourage young girls to enter the tech world, not only educating them but also their parents and teachers about tech careers and their potential. “In the past four years at the helm of the Tech Girls Movement, she has engaged 1650 school girls in STEM entrepreneurship, matched with 400+ mentors who have volunteered 5000+ hours of their time.”


Professor Matt Bower

"Prof. Matt Bower is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University, who specialises in the innovative use of technology for learning purposes. He is particularly interested in how contemporary technologies such as augmented reality, Web 2.0 tools, virtual worlds, social networking, virtual reality and so on can be most effectively used to support cognitive development and collaborative learning." (Maq Uni bio)

He has over 70 peer reviewed publications to his name with a focus on technologies role in supporting cognitive and collaborative learning and development. He has also been awarded the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence among others.


Martha McKeen

Cyber Security Engagements and Skills Development at Commonwealth Bank

Martha McKeen has travelled around Australia educating people and schools about cyber safety and security.  She works to increase cyber awareness and educate on best practice with regard to data handling, privacy and vigilance in a more and more connected world. Through Commonwealth Bank she also participates and supports programs across schools and universities around Australia encouraging study, careers and women in technology and cyber security.


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