Georgina Siggins is one of those people who make you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life. A UQ graduate of both their Enhanced Studies Program in Thermal and Mechanical Physics AND a Dual (yes: 2) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/ Bachelor of Science majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Science. After interning at MOVUS she landed herself the sweet gig of Program Manager at Microsoft’s Innovation Centre which empowers and enables innovators and start-ups to reach their full potential.
Faith Rees is the CEO of not one but TWO Tech companies: SixPivot & Cloud Ctrl. Her startups are less than 5 years old but have already won her a host of awards, and has seen her meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the state of innovation in Australia as well as receive mentoring from Channel Ten’s Shark Tank Entrepreneur Steve Baxter after she won the Women In Technology Startup Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Faith’s personal journey is one of strength as her achievements follow a very difficult childhood, her family moved around a lot as she was growing up and she lived in Indonesia, PNG and Nauru as a child attending 6 primary schools and 2 high schools. She left an abusive home life at the age 15 to go it alone with a determination to put herself through university.
Agile Methodologies: are rooted in adaptive planning, early delivery and continuous improvement, all with an eye toward being able to respond to change quickly and easily. Used heavily in tech and software development.