Future Crunch

Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind-blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.

Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.


Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson currently serves as SVP & General Manager for DXC Technology’s Enterprise & Cloud Applications Offering.  Previous to his current role, Troy served as Vice President & Global Sales Leader for CSC, which he joined in November 2015, bringing more than 30-years of technology industry experience. Troy brings a track record of requisite knowledge and experience in the areas of field sales, channel management, operational excellence, strategic planning, and overall sales performance and leadership. 

Prior to joining DXC, Troy served as Oracles Senior VP, Strategic Alliances.  Troy was responsible for Oracle’s Global Strategic Alliances partnerships including the Oracle Diamond level partners.  He was also tasked w/the expansion and growth of Oracles strategic solutions with these selected Global partners. 

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Valery Lanovenko

Valery Lanovenko is Oracle’s vice president of Technology business for Australia and New Zealand. He joined Oracle in 2009 and has more than 25 years of proven technology industry and management experience.

Valery Lanovenko understands how emerging technologies are disrupting old ways of doing business and creating new opportunities. He has a profound knowledge about how Oracle has embedded innovative technologies in every aspect of its cloud, enabling companies to transform their businesses and improve customer experience.

Prior to his current role, Valery Lanovenko was vice president of Sales Strategy for Oracle Japan, responsible for the development of Oracle’s technology business and the management of large strategic deals in the country.  He also worked as vice president of Oracle’s Central Europe region and as vice president and managing director of Oracle Russia and CIS. Before joining Oracle, Valery Lanovenko served as country manager of Apple Russia and as general manager for Microsoft Ukraine. Prior to that, he held numerous senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard in Europe and in its Asia-Pacific headquarters.

Valery Lanovenko holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the BI Norwegian Business School.

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Chris Chelliah

Chris Chelliah is group vice president and chief architect for core technology and cloud, Oracle Asia Pacific. He has more than 24 years of experience in the information systems industry; 20 of those years have been with Oracle across different portfolios in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

In the Asia-Pacific market, Chelliah is responsible for the hypergrowth bookings and revenue of Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offerings. He also owns the core technology (database) license business for the region.

Oracle is the market share leader in this space, and Chelliah is responsible for managing this business through the adoption of Oracle’s emerging innovation—in-memory, multitenancy, Software in Silicon, digital solutions—to enable customers to accelerate their hybrid cloud adoption.


Matthew Bradley

Matt Bradley is currently the SVP, Product Development for Enterprise Performance Management at Oracle. 

Matt is an experienced executive with global hands on experience running large and small teams in product strategy and engineering.  His current role covers Oracle’s EPM footprint – Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Consolidation and Management Reporting, delivering both SaaS based solutions as well as for the more traditional on premise based deployments.  He joined Oracle in 2007 as part of Oracle’s Hyperion acquisition.

Matt and his family moved from Ireland to the Bay Area back in 1993. Matt holds a degree in Computer Science from Queens University, Belfast. After graduating in 1989 he started his career in information technology at Oracle.


Rajan Krishnan

Rajan Krishnan is a group vice president in Oracle product development. He is responsible for outbound product management for Oracle Cloud applications across enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer relationship management. Prior to this role, he was vice president for Oracle industry CRM products. He came to Oracle via the Siebel acquisition in 2006.

Krishnan has more than 25 years’ experience in product development, product strategy, product management, marketing, and sales across the information technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Krishnan holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Switzerland, a post-graduate diploma in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a B-Pharm with honours from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.


Suhas Uliya

Suhas Uliyar is a 20-year+ chatbot/AI & mobile industry veteran, known as an exceptional visionary, strategist and technology evangelist responsible for designing and developing enterprise mobile & intelligent chatbots, platform and tools. Suhas was named in the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts by Wireless World in 2014.

Suhas is responsible for driving Oracle’s Digital Assistant, AI & Mobile strategy and vision. He is a seasoned executive with years of technical and business management experience in enterprise software, artificial intelligence and machine learning with a successful track record as both an entrepreneur in small start-ups and an executive with major industry leaders. Suhas has held leadership positions with SAP, Motorola Solutions, Spring Wireless, Dexterra (Antenna Software) and Micromuse (IBM).


Manoj Mehta

With over 17-years of combined experience in Fortune-50 technology and Big-4 consulting firms, Manoj Mehta is the leader of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Global Systems Integrator practice. He leverages a unique amalgam of software engineering, systems architecture, data analysis, and strategy consulting backgrounds to deliver services and solve complex business problems, with an emphasis on customer success, business development, and taking businesses to market successfully. 

Prior to Oracle, Manoj led the M&A function for GE Digital and successfully integrated four acquired businesses into GE Digital. He has built Go-to-market strategies, technology roadmaps, and business cases to support Digital transformation at Deloitte Consulting, and has served in multiple product development and leadership roles at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corporation.


Scott Newman

With over 30 years of experience in Information, Infrastructure and Business Transformation, Scott has been actively engaged in delivering customer oriented solutions throughout Asia-Pacific and in North and South America, spanning Finance, Telecommunications, and Utilities.

At Oracle, Scott and his team engage at strategic layers within our customers and business partners to discuss enterprise-wide Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) options that are in line with their business goals. In addition, his solution engineering team partner with the salesforce to assist customers that are navigating from legacy footprints to realise digital transformation and the path to information driven outcomes.

Scott joined Oracle in 2001 as part of the team to establish OracleDirect Asia Pacific and has since contributed to further transformative initiatives aimed at driving scale, agility and business growth locally and across Asia Pacific. A key leader in Oracle’s shift to cloud in this region, Scott speaks frequently on Oracle’s strategy and vision.


Lyle ekdahl

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle's JD Edwards product family, Lyle Ekdahl leads development, quality assurance, product management, product strategy, content engineering, quality engineering, and business development for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World applications.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Ekdahl was Vice President from 2005 to 2009, responsible for product strategy and management for the full JD Edwards product line. He became General Manager in 2009 and Senior Vice President in 2013. Mr. Ekdahl joined the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne team in 2003.

Before joining Oracle's JD Edwards team, Mr. Ekdahl held executive and management positions at Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology, Platinum Software, and ChannelPoint. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Ekdahl also has held product development, product management, marketing, analysis, and operations positions in several other global high technology companies.

Mr. Ekdahl holds a business economics degree from the University of Washington.


Cliff Godwin

Cliff Godwin is the Senior Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle, responsible for Oracle E-Business Suite. He joined Oracle in 1990 and has been a member of the Oracle Applications business senior management team for most of his time at the company.

Prior to his current role, Godwin led the applications technology group responsible for ensuring that Oracle E-Business Suite effectively leverages Oracle's systems technologies, and for building the common objects and services used throughout Oracle E-Business Suite. Godwin holds MS degrees in mathematics and operations research from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Nadia Bendjedou

Nadia Bendjedou is a Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle Corporation, with cross suite responsibility; go to market initiatives, and customer success activities. Nadia joined Oracle back in 1991 and her main objective is to help customers understand the value that each release of the Oracle E-Business Suite brings to them.

Nadia is a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications User Group 'Ambassador of the Year' Award (2007, 2009, 2010), and received the Oracle Applications User Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011. Nadia has also received the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Inspiring Speaker Award (for UKOUG 2011 Conference).

Nadia is the holder of a PhD in Computer Science from England.


Ramchand Raman

Ramchand Raman is Vice President of Product Development responsible for the Manufacturing & Supply Chain products.

Raman has been with Oracle corporation, Redwood Shores, CA for 24 years. In his current role, Raman is responsible for design, build, and launch new emerging technology based cloud solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning based SaaS apps products as well as In-Memory based cloud SaaS solutions.

Raman holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University with a specialization in Robotics & Design for Assembly and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from NIT, India.

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Marc Weintraub

Marc Weintraub is a senior director of Product Strategy and Development for PeopleSoft applications within Oracle’s product development organisation.

He is responsible for crafting and communicating the strategic direction and product value of current and future PeopleSoft solutions.

This includes creating messaging, value propositions, and marketing content for the overall PeopleSoft product line.

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Lee Albert

Lee has lived and worked in South Africa and Western Australia. She has an Honours in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an MBA from the University of Western Australia. She has spent 18 years working for Tronox, which is a global integrated mineral sands miner and titanium dioxide producer. In addition to her experience administering Hyperion Planning for over 10 years, she has also been an EPM consultant for 3 years, supporting Hyperion and PBCS in various industries. Currently she is managing IT projects for Tronox, with PBCS the latest project delivered.


Tim Roulston

Tim Roulston is the National Services Manager at Ravensdown, focused on customer facing digital applications. Prior to this, Tim lead the JDE Cultivate two-year long program to transform Supply Chain Planning throughout the Ravensdown business.


Foad Fadaghi

Foad Fadaghi is Telsyte’s managing director and principal analyst. He has over 20 years’ experience reporting and analysing the technology industry. Foad has been a key insights partner for leading Australian and multinational companies. He is a strong presenter and public speaker with his research often quoted in the media. His experience crosses over into journalism where he was the former technology editor for BRW magazine. Foad was formerly a Jupiter Research analyst and managing editor of Jupitermedia. Most recently Foad co-authored “Digital Nation”, a graphical book providing insights into technology adoption in Australia. Foad has a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW.

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Seelan Nayagam

Seelan Nayagam serves as DXC Technology’s (NYSE: DXC) vice president and general manager of the Australia and New Zealand Region.

Previously, Mr. Nayagam was CSC’s vice president, general manager and managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He is a seasoned executive with a reputation for revitalizing large multinational organizations. He is also a member of many steering committees and advisory boards and regularly advises chief executives and other leaders on how to increase business value through technology.

Prior to his tenure at CSC, Mr. Nayagam held senior executive positions with IBM across the Asia-Pacific region and in the organization’s growth markets covering Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Most notably, he served as IBM’s vice president and general manager for application services for the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Nayagam holds a BS (honors) in computer science and accounting from the University of Buckingham in the UK.


Richard James

Richard James is the newly appointed Practice Director of DXC Red Rock. Richard was previously the DXC Industry General Manager for Higher Education and has over 18 years’ experience with DXC through his heritage with HPE, HP and EDS. He has held a diverse range of leadership roles, with a strong track record of delivering sustainable business results.

Richard was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and educated in London and Bristol in England. He has a BA (HONS) Financial Services degree and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.


Justin Jones

Justin defied convention, logic and societal expectations by embarking on a journey of 1800km on foot and unassisted through Australia’s Outback with his wife and their one year old daughter, Morgan. Over 102 days they walked from the heart of Australia to the coast, battling extreme temperatures, the elements, mechanical issues and teething (of all things)! By embarking on an epic journey at the most unlikely of times, they reconnected as a family, uncovered what really is important and discovered that we are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.