Dynamic Delivery in Start-ups

Apr 30
Panel Discussion


Culture, accountability and project delivery are key to running a successful agile business. Start-ups operate flexibly and focus on fast delivery. They then build improvements into their processes based on a continuous feedback loop. This approach has its own opportunities and challenges that are equally relevant to any size business - be it start-up or corporate.
Our panel will be tackling how start up projects are run and how this experience can be applied across all organisations no matter the size or industry. Join us at 7-YM’s funky warehouse in West Melbourne where this panel discussion will be delivered.

Julie Snagg, CEO, Ultimerse Mixed Reality and Entertainment, 7-YM and Creativa
Daniela Semmens, Director, Achieve Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Co-Director, Semmens & Co
Julian Skruzny, Project Manager, 7-YM
David Heinrich, Executive Producer, Creativa

Rob Loader, Head of Capital Planning & Delivery, Telstra

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Rob Loader Director, Capital Planning & Delivery, Telstra Corporation

Rob has worked in key senior and executive roles globally across industry. He has led operational, strategy, management consulting, project and portfolio management and business development accountabilities spanning retail banking, wealth management, insurance, retail/FMCG, utilities, government, and telecommunications.

Rob has worked in leading Australian corporates including ANZ, NAB, PwC, and AXA with most recent roles in enterprise portfolio management and direct marketing business leadership for AIA Australia and establishing and leading the capital planning function for Telstra. As Director of Capital Planning & Delivery for Telstra, Rob is responsible for leading enterprise wide prioritisation and planning, financial and execution governance and project management capability uplift of Telstra's $5bn annual investment program.  
Julie Snagg Snagg CEO, Ultimerse Mixed Reality and Entertainment, 7-YM and Creativa

Julie has 25 years’ experience delivering complex technology projects nationally and internationally from marketing, software, infrastructure, engineering, finance, entertainment and IT&T. Julie has a Master of Engineering and project delivery and reminds the team that the key to real mastery is to drive with a positive attitude and never give up. Julie has a love of dogs… and has constantly considered hiring a pal as the office mascot, so far no luck, it’s work in progress.
Daniela Semmens Semmens Director, Achieve Project, Program and Portfolio Management and Co-Director, Semmens & Co

Daniela has 10 years’ experience in IT project delivery, having held project, program and portfolio/PMO roles at Telstra and Victoria Police. Daniela has led and delivered large scale projects and programs, using both Agile and Waterfall methods.  Daniela also worked extensively on blueprinting the executive PMO capabilities at Victoria Police, undertaking an IT wide project maturity assessment and developing a delivery framework that could be adopted across the organisation. 
Julian Skruzny Project Manager, 7-YM

Julian has been a project manager for over 5 years in the IT industry, delivering projects which include software, applications, websites, virtual reality and video games. Julian enjoys the thrill of life looking for more high adrenaline activity opportunities than advised.
David Heinrich Executive Producer, Creativa

David has been working as a producer for the past four years and has worked in animation and creative media production for more than ten years. He is experienced in the artistic, corporate, startup and creative production environments, and as such brings a collaborative approach and well-rounded perspective to his role at Creativa, with the ability to speak the language of both clients and creative and production teams.

Rob Loader

Julie Snagg Snagg

Daniela Semmens Semmens

Julian Skruzny

David Heinrich

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