Archives: Speakers

Evan Lister

Evan has a background in Electrical Engineering. He has been heavily involved in the maker community at UNSW since his first undergraduate year and has extensive experience in planning, designing, making and project management. Evan has been making things and tinkering in his home workshop since he was in school and looks forward to sharing…

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Eduardo Benitez

Dr. Eduardo Benitez Sandoval is a social robotics researcher. His work spans different aspects of social robotics, such as Reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), robots and education, robots and disability, addiction to robots, meaningful machines, and robots and fiction, among other topics. Mainly, He is interested in how people make decisions when they interact with…

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Gregory Davis

With an Industrial Design background and 20 years of manufacturing experience, Gregory is uniquely placed to advise anyone looking to increase their understanding of manufacturing techniques.  Gregory has been involved Makerspaces for a number of years and has a wide knowledge base of numerous production methods. His current position as Prototyping Manager in the Michael…

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Thomas Molloy

Thomas Molloy is an award winning educationalist with twenty years experience in education and eight years experience producing education in an online environment. He works as the embedded educational designer at UNSW Law school. Prior to that he spent ten years in Japan teaching in the International Baccalaureate system and four years in Taiwan as…

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William Syddall

William Syddall is an environmental sustainability professional with 10 years’ experience in helping organisations to understand, report on and manage their environmental risks. Currently Senior Manager of Environmental Sustainability at UNSW, William previously worked with CBRE, Uk’s NHS and Bureau Veritas. William is a Full Member (MIEMA) of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment.

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Anirban Ghose

Anirban Ghose graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, completing a double degree in Mechatronics Engineering and Nanoscience. His final year honours thesis was investigating the application of GPU based parallel computing to improve traditional path planning techniques for robots. He joined the SMaRT centre team, as an engineer, at the end of 2015…

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Vinita Chanan

Vinita Chanan is the Director of the PLuS Alliance and a specialist in partnership development, partnership management, bid and tender development, project and contract management. Vinita is a partnerships management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and international development sectors. Skilled in Negotiation, Sustainable Development, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Coaching….

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Joe Barba

Joe Barba, a Logistics and Community Development Professional, currently serves as the Sr. Donation Drive Coordinator for Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona. Over the past four years, Joe has played an instrumental role in the growth of donation acquisition for one of the largest nonprofits in Arizona.

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Justin Kacer

Justin Kacer is an experienced corporate sustainability specialist regarded for developing and implementing strategies to improve sustainability performance. He collaborates with Sprouts leadership to develop sustainability vision, mission, goals, and strategies while also conducting sustainability materiality assessments and executing the identified sustainability strategies. He was instrumental in developing and implementing Sprouts’ Food Rescue Program and…

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Dominic Papa

Dominic Papa is the Executive Director, Institute for Digital Progress and Center Scholar, Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Dominic Papa is the Executive Director and Co-Founder for the Institute for Digital Progress (iDP). He founded the nonprofit organization in 2015 with the mission to transform the Greater Phoenix…

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