26 July 2018

Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney

Down Under Dreaming : Sydney Edition / a salesforce community led event

Australia’s largest Salesforce community event returns!

After the inaugural sold-out Down Under Dreaming: Sydney Edition last year at Taronga Zoo, we are delighted to be back for 2018 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 26 July.

This year’s event will have more breakout sessions and more room for all Trailblazers in attendance. There will be sessions across admin, developer, business and equality topics as well as inspiring keynotes. See below for a first look at our speakers with many more to come.

Proudly Supporting

Raising Funds For Families Living With Breast Cancer

Through generous support from attendees and sponsors of Down Under Dreaming Sydney 2018, we plan to raise awareness of the support and great work McGrath Foundation does to make life that little bit easier for individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.

Your support will help the McGrath Foundation raise money to place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses wherever they’re needed, right across Australia- for free.

Event Speakers / meet with the speakers

Tracy Bevan

Ambassador and Director at McGrath Foundation

Tracy moved to Australia from England when she married cricketing legend, Michael Bevan, in 1994. It was Tracy who helped set up

Karen Mangia

Vice President Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce

Karen Mangia engages a global customer set to find new ways of improving the customer experience (CX) at Salesforce. Her team's work

Alice Becker

Founder and Managing Director at TrainTheCrowd

Alice manages a team of Salesforce Certified Instructors who design, develop and deliver training programs for Salesforce end-users, partners, and administrators. Since

Bob Turner

Chief Executive Officer at BREED Australia

Bob Turner is one of Australia’s most recognisable and respected sports personalities. Best known for his basketball coaching and administration, Bob is

Dan Bognar

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Salesforce

Dan Bognar joined Salesforce in April 2012. Dan is currently serving as Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for both its Enterprise and

Dawid Naude

Design Thinking lead and a Solution Architect

Dawid is the Design Thinking lead and a Solution Architect. He specialises in AI, marketing, analytics, core Salesforce, human-centred design, facilitation. His primary skill

Derek Laney

Head of Product Marketing at Salesforce

Derek Laney is a keen advocate and commentator for customer lead digital transformation. Derek has worked for 19 years in customer relationship

Dylan Jobson

Salesforce Administrator

Dylan is a cloud technology professional, his experience includes 7 years advising on, using and implementing Salesforce. He has worked in Sales,

Emily Hay

Salesforce MVP | Women in Tech Group Leader | Senior Project Manager

Emily is a Salesforce Women in Technology leader, Senior Project Manager and Salesforce MVP with over 8 years' experience in development and project

Greg Rewis

Director, Product Management, Lightning

Greg has been passionate about the web since putting his first “home page” online in 1994, when he and some friends began

Heidi Prowse

Executive Officer | 2017 ACT Young Australian of the Year

A woman of enormous capacity, tenacity and integrity, Heidi Prowse is a community leader with over 10 years’ experience in

Ian Tinsley

Chief Technology Officer

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in software development working with companies such as Deutsche Bank, Westfield, Telstra and TAB.

Jade Walkley

Contracts and Training Coordinator

As a Salesforce Analyst with PM-Partners group my role includes working with all areas of the business, providing system support and leading

Jannis Bott

CTA | Salesforce Program Architect

Born and bred in Germany, Jannis moved to Australia in 2010 after running a software startup that focused on the education sector.

Jitendra Joysar

Senior Salesforce Developer | Salesforce Certified Application Architect | IOT Guy

Senior Salesforce Developer at System Partners | Salesforce Certified Application Architect 5 years of Information Technology experience in development on Salesforce Ecosystem. Experienced in

Joshua Birk

Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce

Joshua is a Developer Evangelist with Salesforce, bringing a wide range of experience when it comes to software development to

Joshua Hoskins

Salesforce MVP | Technical Architect

Josh loves helping organisations & decision makers solve real problems using unique methods to define, design, and deliver on a vision, solution

Lee-anne Knight

Senior Director, Partner Solutions Engineering, APAC at Salesforce

Lee-anne Knight joined Salesforce in 2010 and during her time at Salesforce has performed a number of roles across both APAC and

Marc Baizman

Admin Evangelist at Salesforce

Marc is thrilled to be the newest Admin Evangelist engaging with the Salesforce community, educating them about Salesforce, and exciting

Mark Tough

Salesforce Developer

Part of the Salesforce Ecosystem for the past three years, working as a Developer, Administrator and Salesforce Evangelist in Medical Device land

Megan Petersen

Trailhead Ranger | Senior Manager Trailhead Marketing

Megan started her career at Salesforce as a Customer Success Manager, working with thousands of customers to ensure their success with Salesforce.

Michael Zhang

Senior Manager

Michael is driven, pro-active and energetic and has had over 8 years of professional services experience ranging from small boutique start-ups to

Nicole Aebi-Moyo

Client Advisor

Nicole has been playing in the world for Salesforce for over 10 years having started life in London as a customer.

Paulette Hogan

General Manager

Paulette takes pride in delivering value to customers, both from a solution and consulting perspective. In her role as GM, Paulette maintains

Sam Turner

Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Sam Turner is the Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group. She is an energetic and engaging leader who is passionate

Sue Rosen

Executive & Leadership Coach | CFO

Sue is passionate about helping people to find freedom and fulfillment in their lives. To navigate their life and career obstacles she

Tony Kvatch

Director at Data Scouts Recruitment

Tony is the Director of Data Scouts Recruitment, an organisation that focuses on connecting Salesforce and Marketing Automation skilled professionals

Vamsi Gosu

Salesforce MVP | Salesforce Architect

Vamsi has more than 17+ years experience in Software development and is the Founder of Techforce Services, a Salesforce Development

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AFL VR Experience

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Down Under Dreaming is a nonprofit event and so we are seeking sponsorship from the Salesforce community. It’s a great opportunity to get your brand in front of engaged Salesforce customers and there are many ways to get involved.

A Salesforce event created by the community for the community

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Sydney Cricket Ground

Moore Park Rd,
(02) 9360 6601

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Down Under Dreaming 2018 - Sydney