Mr Jamie Skella

Mr Jamie Skella
Mr Jamie Skella

General Board Member

Winning the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award for his….

Winning the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award for his Blockchain voting system, that world-first technology was listed 7 among 100 innovations that will change the world by The Australian. Selected as 1 of 25 individuals spanning 20 nations, Jamie was invited to the BMW Foundation Global Table as a result of this most recent work, has dedicated the past 20 years to identifying and seizing emerging technology opportunities across ASX 100 businesses, award-winning startups, and global brands.

Spending those years building teams and designing experiences across Blockchain, IoT, esports, virtual reality, future food and more, Jamie also previously founded Contact Light to create Embark – an app featured by Apple seven times, including global App of the Day. A cornerstone of Embark’s functionality, he invented patent-pending IoT technology named Nearcast, letting consumers engage with out-of-home environments in groundbreaking new ways.

Formerly Head of UX at the Australian Football League, Jamie worked on UI, connected stadium visioning, and spearheaded the organisation’s first virtual reality R&D initiatives. In his younger years, Jamie played for Australia’s best esports team and is now an owner of Australia’s first esports bar, partnering with organisations such as the Adelaide Crows and Australian Red Cross for social good causes.

Designing not only interfaces, technologies, and businesses, but culture as well, Jamie presents often at events both local and abroad, such as TechEd and Xerocon, on topics including the future of work, the identification of change as an opportunity, and how to foster mindsets for innovation in government and enterprise.