Startup Stories - Graeme Booker and Gary Ellem, iSee

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 15 March 2018, 02:00 pm

Location DSA-18 Hub - Building E, Unit 2.03, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown


One of the Hunter’s unsung heroes of STEM, electric and autonomous transport, visionary biophysicist Dr Gary Ellem is a futurist in the true sense of the word. For more than a decade Gary has been an advocate at the state and local level for a sustainable and accessible future through electric vehicles as a means of futureproofing our economy and solving gridlock.

But recently he’s turned his attention to the future of virtual education and collaboration. iSee is a video meeting solution that enables many-to-many crowd collaboration, merging video conferencing with interactive, virtual spaces. It utilises a patented bandwidth management system which allows users to connect from anywhere with large numbers of people using only laptops and a fixed or mobile internet connection.

iSee had its origins in the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre, a CRC grant program for research and development to support innovation in Australia’s services economy. One key focus was improving the ability for people to learn, create and develop trusted networks both nationally and internationally.

And it was in 2014 that iSee was founded, to bring the ground breaking technology developed in the Smart Services CRC to the world and upon completion of test trials, is now being rolled out commercially within a range of organisations.

Gary will be telling the iSee story from the very beginning. Join us at DSA-18 to hear from this Newcastle great on how he and his team are revolutionising the future of virtual meeting spaces and online education.

Tickets are free but bookings essential - book here

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1 pm at the University of Newcastle's coworking spaces Three76 Hub (Newcastle) and DSA-18 Hub (Williamtown)*. Startup founders talk candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region. #i2nStartupStories

*One space hosts the startup founder speaker while the other hosts a live web stream of the talk.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program.