David Droga

Overall Award Winner 2012
Creative Industries Award Winner 2012

Australian advertising executive and the founder and chairman of Droga5, an advertising agency headquartered in New York City with an office in London.

David Putrino

Overall Award Winner 2019
Healthcare Award Winner 2019

David is the Director Of Rehabilitation Innovation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a Coach at the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELabNYC) Bio & Health Techand the “Chief Mad Scientist” at Not Impossible Labs. He is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience and worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, MIT and NYU.

Dr Abigail Allwood

Overall Award Winner 2020
Science & Technology Award Winner 2020

Dr Abigail Allwood is at the cutting-edge of space exploration. She is one of only seven principal investigators developing innovative instruments to accompany the Mars 2020 Rover expedition. Not only is she the first Australian, but also the first woman scientific lead on a Mars mission.

Dr Christopher Boshuizen

Overall Award Winner 2014
Advanced Manufacturing Award Winner 2014
ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2014ADVANCE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AWARD WINNER 2014ADVANCE BOARD MEMBER Chris is a Partner at the venture capital firm DCVC, which specialises in deep tech and data-driven science and engineering companies.

Jeremy Balkin

Overall Award Winner 2017
Financial Services Award Winner 2017

Leith Greenslade

Overall Award Winner 2021
Social Impact Award Winner 2021
Leith Greenslade is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and children and founder of JustActions LLC.

Prof Genevieve Bell AO

Overall Award Winner 2016
Technology Innovation Award Winner 2016

Genevieve is the Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai), Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation.

Professor Karen Day AM

Overall Award Winner 2015
Life Sciences Award Winner 2015
ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2015ADVANCE LIFE SCIENCES AWARD WINNER 2015 Karen Day AM is a distinguished malaria researcher dedicated to the improvement of global health.

Professor Terence Tao

Overall Award Winner 2022
Education and Research Award Winner 2022
Professor Terence Tao is a humble achiever who happens to be one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.

Russell Howard

Overall Award Winner 2013
Biotechnology Award Winner 2013

Dedicated his career to life sciences and biotechnology to generate valuable products in medicine, diagnostics, agriculture and chemicals manufacture locally to feed a virtuous cycle of expanded Life Sciences innovation and commercialisation.

Thomas Oxley

Overall Award Winner 2018
Life Sciences Award Winner 2018
ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2018ADVANCE LIFE SCIENCES AWARD WINNER 2018 When it comes to Dr Thomas Oxley’s work, imagine a digital spinal cord that streams your thoughts.

Tim Kentley Klay

Overall Award Winner 2020
Commercial Creatives Award Winner 2020

Tim Kentley Klay is a creative and technical entrepreneur. He describes himself as a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker and thinker.