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Federal Election 2019: what’s the opportunity for fintech?

Wednesday, February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sydney time AEDT

FinTech Sydney

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019
Venue: Level 3, Tank Stream Labs, 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney

Drinks and networking: 5.30pm – 6pm
Panel Discussion: 6.00 – 7.00pm
More networking: 7.00 – 8.00pm
Drinks and light snacks available

Federal Election 2019: Issues & Opportunities for the FinTech Sector

Australia is due for a Federal election in the first half of 2019 – probably May or June. Federal elections can mean big changes; this panel will discuss the likely changes, and what the opportunities and challenges are for individual fintech firms as well as the sector as a whole.

Confirmed speakers:

Damon Jalili, Principal at Christmas Jalili

Damon is a government relations and strategic communications specialist with over 18 years experience in designing and delivering government relations, strategic communications and social research programs for high profile clients in Australia and internationally, specialising in established and emerging technologies. He has experience in government working for the Finance Minister as well as on federal and state election campaigns. He specialises in the strategic analysis of complex issues, designing innovative and insightful stakeholder engagement programs and identifying not just what people think, but exploring what is driving the situation and developing the most effective strategy to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. This makes him an invaluable adviser for clients in developing and implementing government relations and strategic communications programs.

Michael Morgan, Principal at Momentum Strategic Communications Services

As a former chief executive of a national political consultancy and former senior official in national politics, Michael brings a unique perspective to his work with executives and their boards. His approach marries extensive experience in corporate communications, with political and bureaucratic processes at a Federal and state level. He has advised the leaders of buy-side consortia on most of the high-profile asset sales in recent years, and worked with a range of ASX-50 corporations, peak bodies, industry groups, government businesses (GBEs) and agencies to address their communications challenges. In all client matters, he adopts a” no-nonsense”, practical and collegiate approach to working with senior executives, and prioritises delivering outcomes.

Geoff Mason, Principal, Go Together Group

Geoff is a technologist and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience as a trusted adviser and project manager across the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience working closely with senior decision makers and influencers to develop policy and strategies to guide industry and operational change. This includes working as the Senior Adviser to the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, where he oversaw science, innovation and technology policy. Across his career Geoff has led engagements with emerging and established technology sectors ranging from quantum technologists and space entrepreneurs, through to cyber security, RegTech and FinTech hackers. Geoff is also a highly respected advocate for open government and open data initiatives including helping to grow GovHack into one of the world’s premier and largest public good hackathons.


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Wednesday, February 27
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St
Level 3, 17 - 19 Bridge St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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