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Justin Baird Travels from Sydney, NSW

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Justin Baird

Topics

  • Achievements
  • Disruption
  • Environment
  • Technology


Justin brings over twenty years of management and high tech experience, in areas ranging from research and development engineering, analog and digital signal processing, embedded systems development, product management, high speed digital networks, large scale entertainment systems, mobile and web application deployment, and interactive multimedia installation technologies. He holds two U.S. Patents, four pending U.S. Patents, and has written a number of technical papers within these areas of research.

Justin regularly presents on subjects pertaining to digital, media and marketing futures to both local and international audiences.

Justin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), an international network of accomplished leaders and active individuals committed to social development, whose goal is to enrich society through ideas and action. Founded in 1754, the RSA creates innovative and practical solutions to social challenges and believes that the best way to meet these challenges is to unleash the human potential for enterprise, social innovation and creativity.

Justin was advisor to Infrastructure Victoria, assisting the future strategic direction and investments made for the next 30 years within the State of Victoria.

Justin is also a member of the CSCLeaders alumni, a Commonwealth Government leadership group founded, sponsored and hosted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, which is tackling the challenges that businesses, governments and society face today to build the global relationships needed by the leaders of tomorrow.

Justin’s work was acknowledged by AdNews, Australia’s top selling advertising, marketing and media magazine, with their 2010 “40 under 40” award, profiling Australia’s leading talents across agencies, clients and the media. He has also actively supported the local creative and digital industries through sponsorship and lecturing at Award School.

Justin has also been a member of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 juries for the Young Guns international awards programme, and more recently was a member of the mobile jury at the 2013 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Justin is also very actively involved in philanthropic efforts to help drive positive change through technology. Justin drove the global launch of Earth Connect in 2008, the first global social platform for Earth Hour.

In 2009, Justin worked closely with the United Nations to create the Show Your Vote platform, an online advocacy tool for the COP15 Copenhagen Climate Summit that was officially sanctioned and supported by the UNFCCC. The open source platform was then also used in online advocacy initiatives, including Earth Hour 2010.

Justin is also on the advisory board of Underwater Earth, which has embarked on the SeaView Survey sponsored by the Catlin Group. The SeaView Survey is a pioneering scientific expedition that is carrying out the first comprehensive study to document and reveal the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef across an unprecedented depth range (0-100m). Justin's work on underwater panoramic imagery is the subject of one of his patents.

Keynote Titles

  • Baxter All Blues
  • Technology by People, For People
  • Screen Shifting Innovation

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