Webinar: Breakfast at Noon - Michelle Gallaher, CEO at Opyl

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In a time of uncertainty, learning to adapt to change and being innovative is the key to success. In this monthly series, we invite you to join a conversation with those who are ensuring learning to adapt and continue to grow is of a top priority especially during a time of the unknown. Breakfast at Noon is an informal way get into the minds of entrepreneurs and change-makers and learn how being creative, innovative and an opportunist can help you succeed.

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Tuesday 09 June 2020 12:00 pm until Tuesday 09 June 2020 01:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Lauren Giusti - Program and Events Coordinator, La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Presented by:
Marcus Powe and Jaxon Hickey
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Michelle Gallaher, CEO - Opyl

Michelle Gallaher is a Melbourne-based award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and advocate for the Australian health technology sector and for women in science, technology, engineering maths and medicine (STEMM).

As CEO of Opyl Ltd (ASX:OPL) a company working at the intersection of social media, clinical trials, health data and artificial intelligence, Michelle is a sought-after mentor, collaborator, media commentator and influencer particularly on the pace of advancement of emerging digital health technologies, the role of AI in health the value of social media platforms and the pivotal role of women in STEMM industries.

Her career spans working an allied health clinician (an Orthoptist) in public hospitals working with vision impaired and head injury patients through to biopharmaceutical executive roles and finally leading tech startups – which is where you will now find her.

Michelle has served the Victorian biotech industry as CEO of the peak body for biotechnology and medtech in Victoria, the BioMelbourne Network, and is the co-founder of two technology startup companies (one successful acquired in 2018) and a not-for-profit organisation, Women in STEMM Australia.

Michelle has served and continues to serve as a non-executive director (NED) and advisor within universities, private and in public companies, not-for-profits and on various government committees and boards throughout her career. She currently serves as a NED on Cancer Trials Australia, Praxis Australia and the Medtech Actuator and is an advisor on the Data Governance Committee of the Outbreak Project.


Marcus Powe

Marcus founded EIC Growth Pty Ltd to assist CEO's and leaders implement, embed and measure creativity and innovation systems that result in enterprising behaviours.

He specialises in the growth of for profit and not for profit organisations that operate in the turbulence of national and international market places.

Marcus has twice been awarded by the Business and Higher Education Round table as Australia's Best Entrepreneurial Educator and for sustained excellence in collaboration between business and universities in Australia.

Jaxon Hickey

At the end of each event, you will be hearing from Jaxon Hickey who will provide 'The Jaxon 5', the top 5 takeaways and tips from the conversation.

Jaxon Hickey has been involved in and led entrepreneurship activities as a founder, educator and director across large global markets.

In his current position as Director of Global Strategy and International Operations, he leads the International expansion of a New Zealand based software company into the North American markets.

He also educates entrepreneurship and innovation across two leading Universities in Sydney and Melbourne.

La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus



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