Australia has an Innovation Shoot-Out this Wednesday in Mountain View.
Australia’s most forward thinking technology innovators take the stage in Silicon Valley for the fourth annual Innovation Shoot Out. They each have five minutes to convince a panel of top-tier U.S. investors and industry experts that their technology is ready to play on the global stage.
Inspiration guaranteed — All attendees are entered in the prize drawing to win two round trip tickets to Australia, courtesy of Qantas (you must be present to win).
The opening keynote will be Dan’l Lewin of Microsoft Corporation and Judging Panel Chair & Closing Keynote is Mark Anderson from Strategic News Service.
*Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury
*Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Capital Group
*Prashant Shah, Hummer Winblad
*Chris Shipley, Guidewire
The 2010 Shoot Out finalists are:
Digisensory, which combine smart imaging devices with their web-based real-time distributed intelligence system to deliver an end-to-end security and surveillance solution.
Intelliguard, a provider of DDoS protection for online enterprises and Internet service providers.
Mid-Comp International, a supply chain management infrastructure provider.
MultiTrode, a specialist in lift station control and monitoring for water and wastewater facilities around the world.
Solar Gem, a creator of affordable off-grid energy based on clean solar technologies.
Synengco, a technology provider that helps companies assess and reduce their greenhouse gas and other emissions.
Zarloc, creator of the ROSS system, web-based employee scheduling software that brings sophisticated workforce management software to the small business owner.
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.
She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.
Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.
Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.