CSIRO chief scientist Bronwyn Fox is among 5 brilliant people headlining Brisbane’s Something Digital tech conference

- April 3, 2023 2 MIN READ
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Something Digital headliners. Photos: Supplied
The week-long Something Fest, Queensland’s digital, innovation, and technology festival, is back and kicks off on August 26 with the SomethingQ event, which will shine a spotlight on all things Queensland.

That’s followed by the two-day conference, Something Digital (SD), now in its 6th year, on August 29-30.  

Something Fest 2023 will offer a series of events and activations that take attendees on a journey through the digital, innovation, and tech ecosystems.

This year’s theme is ‘Interconnections,’ and the program features two stages, 100 speakers, a series of masterclasses, endless networking, and an unparalleled tribe of digital legends. 

Something Digital aims to inspire, build capabilities, and celebrate the incredible stories that emerge from our backyards.

Last year’s International speakers included Brad MacDonald from The Exploratorium, Sumner Norman from Caltech, and Jess Northam from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

The 2023 headliners include local and international experts, who will appear in person on the SD stage. 

Their goal is to share their thought-provoking work, concepts, and technologies, enabling us to think differently about the digital futures. 

Here are the five mindblowing headliners for 2023:

Siobhan Keam

Senior Innovation Manager, Condé Naste

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Something digital headliner Siobhan Keam


London-based Siobhan Keam is a Senior Innovation Manager on the Business Innovation team at Condé Nast, looking at how publications like Vogue will be moving into the metaverse

Bronwyn Fox

Chief Scientist, CSIRO

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Something Digital headliner Bronwyn Fox

Professor Bronwyn Fox is the Chief Scientist of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst. Bronwyn’s passion lies in bringing multidisciplinary teams together to collaborate; a fitting addition to this year’s Interconnections line-up.

Jillian C. York

Director for International Freedom, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Something Digital headliner Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in Berlin and she’ll be challenging us to think differently about digital dissent, free speech, and censorship.

Matt Sheridan

Los Angeles

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Something Digital headliner Matt Sheridan

Matt Sheridan, is an LA based artist with a premium gallery portfolio spanning several continents, whose work lies at the intersection of art and technology.


Tech Ethicist

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Something Digital headliner Mathana

Mathana is a Tech Ethicist from Berlin, who works to create a sustainable vision of the future by developing human-centric approaches to emerging technology and inclusive speculative narratives for human space exploration.