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2020 Top Ten Disruptive Tech Trends

Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Tech Valuation Metrics: What are you worth?

Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who've sold.

Succession Planning: Selling during troubled times

REBROADCAST: Tech GXS Australia & New Zealand

Aug 27, 2020


Growth & Exit Strategies for Software & IT Companies

Australia & New Zealand

Managing, Growing, and Selling in Uncertain Times

Live from Sydney – August 6th, 2020 – 12pm-5pm AEST

Virtual Live Webinar


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Conference Chair: Dan Bernstein, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

12:05 – 12:25

2020 Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?

Tim Goddard, Corum Group

12:25 – 1:25

Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Adam Kossak, Founding Partner, Aequora Capital

Richard Lin, Investor, AirTree

Ben Henseman, Senior Associate, Square Peg Capital

Anne-Marie Birkill, Co-Founder, Director, OneVentures

Moderator: Andy Hill, ANZ M&A Regional Advisor

1:30 – 1:55

Tech Valuations & COVID19: What is your company worth?

Joel Espelien, Executive Director, Corum Group

1:55 – 2:05

Short Break


Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Bob Hayward, Principal, Deloitte APAC Consulting

Kurt Pilecki, Vice President, Bison

Nick Hare, President, Hexagon Mining

Utkarsh Bahadur, VP & Head-Strat, Trans. & Strat. Partnerships, SAP APAC

Kirsten Porter, Principal, Rubicon Technology Partners
Eric Winsborrow, EVP Corp Strategy, Hitachi Wenco Mining Systems

Moderator: Mark White, VP, Corum Group



Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

John Owen, Chair, QSR International

Luc Pettet, Founder,

Dean Rosenhain, (Past) Director, Planet Software  

Moderator: Dan Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group

4:20 – 4:45

Succession Planning: Selling During Troubled Times

Bruce Milne, CEO, Corum Group

Dan Bernstein, EVP, Corum Group


Corum Group

Mark White

Senior Vice President

Aequora Capital

Adam Kossak

Founding Partner

Corum Group

Bruce Milne

Founder & CEO


Kurt Pilecki

Vice President

Hitachi Wenco Mining Systems

Eric Winsborrow

EVP Corp Strategy

QSR International

John Owen


Square Peg Capital

Ben Hensman

Senior Associate


Utkarsh Bahadur

Global Head Go-To-Market Strat


Andy Hill

Former CEO & Co-Founder

Deloitte APAC

Bob Hayward


Corum Group

Timothy Goddard

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategies

Luc Pettet



Richard Lin



Anne-Marie Birkill

Co-Founder, Partner, Director

Corum Group

Daniel Bernstein

Executive Vice President and Director

Rubicon Technology Partners

Kirsten Porter


Planet Software

Dean Rosenhain

Past Director

Hexagon Mining

Nick Hare


Corum Group

Joel Espelien

Executive Director - Client Services


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