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Stephen Collins (Twitter @trib)

Stephen Collins is a thinker and doer in social media and user expe­ri­ence. He’s recog­nised inter­na­tion­ally as an inno­va­tor, com­mu­nity builder and engag­ing pub­lic speaker. Hav­ing worked for many years in the Aus­tralian pub­lic sec­tor and con­sult­ing indus­tries, Stephen founded acid­labs in late 2006 to help bring his phi­los­o­phy of a more open, col­lab­o­ra­tive and hyper­con­nected world to his clients. Stephen now works with a range of organ­i­sa­tions in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors help­ing them change old cor­po­rate cul­ture into a new model — one where peo­ple, where con­ver­sa­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and com­mu­nity are at the heart of every­thing they do.

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mf.JPGMichael Furdyk (Twitter @mfurdyk)

Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder and Director of Technology for, a global online community for young people, engaging hundreds of thousands of youth in over 200 countries and territories. A pioneer of the Net Generation, he has turned his interest in technology into a series of successful online companies, co-founding and (which raised $4.5-million of venture capital).

As one of Teen People's past "20 teens that will change the world", Michael has shared his opinions about Youth Engagement and experiences as a member of the Net Generation by speaking at dozens of events, including the World Congress on IT, the US Government's National Youth Summit, and Microsoft's Anytime. With the ability to speak accessibly about new technologies to average people, he underscores the importance of continued investment in new technology and new skill.

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