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Emma Jensen

Vice President for Small Business
Optus
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Emma Jensen is the Vice President for Small Business at Optus, where she has accountability for the end-to-end performance of the segment across all aspects, from sales and service to marketing, product management and channel.  In her time at Optus, she has held several executive roles across marketing, customer growth, and insights as well as leading the Virgin Mobile business.

Emma is a commercially focused Senior Executive with significant international experience and a proven track record of delivering transformative business outcomes.  She has raised the bar in every organisation she has worked in, consistently delivering strong results based on her insights-driven strategy, focus on end-to-end experience, commitment to outstanding execution, and strong stakeholder skills. She is passionate about helping consumers and small businesses to grow personally and professionally, with a particular focus on the role technology can play in doing that.

Outside of Optus, Emma has worked in leadership roles across a range of industries – technology and telecommunications, financial services, loyalty and research – for multiple national and global brands.  Her roles include leading end-to-end businesses units and large functional marketing groups, all united by a desire to drive creative, customer-led solutions, build iconic brands and with a passion for developing inspired, high performing teams.  An earned reputation as a transformational and authentic business leader, she has recognised strength in creating environments that enable others to excel and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Remarkable Marketers by B&T.

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08:40

Authentic Leadership & Digital Tools for Small Business Growth

Keynote

This session equips you to lead with authenticity and leverage digital tools to streamline operations, empowering your team and future-proofing your small business.

Vice President for Small Business

Optus

Speakers

Deputy Lord Mayor
City of Melbourne
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Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC
National Cyber Security Coordinator
National Office of Cyber Security
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Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
AVP Small Business A/NZ
Salesforce
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Award Judge

Director of Cybersecurity
Cisco
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Vice President for Small Business
Optus
optus
General Manager of Product and Insights
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci

Award Judge

Director Public Education
IP Australia
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Head of Nine Ad Manager
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Workshop Presenter

Director, Invest Melbourne
City of Melbourne
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Award Judge

Project Director
Cyber Wardens
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Workshop Presenter

Professor, Department of Management
Deakin Business School
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CTO
Cisco
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General Manager of Marketing (Business Bank and IB&M)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Director - Advertising & Data Products
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Vice President APAC & MEA
Gen
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Head of Digital, CX & Marketing
pay.com.au
pay1
Segment Leader: Small & Medium Business and Commercial Mid Market, Cisco ANZ
Cisco
cisco

Award Judge

CEO
BioPak
biopak
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research
CommBank
CommBank
Founder and Managing Director
Cloud Theory Confectionary Pty Ltd
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General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance
CommBank
CommBank
RVP, Small Business, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

Award Judge

General Manager Cyber Defence Operations and Security Integration (Fusion)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Partner at EY | Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY
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Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year Awa...
RIPE
ripe
Founder & CEO
Brighte
brighte
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Chief Engagement Officer
Beyond Blue
beyond blue
Personal Finance Expert
CommBank
CommBank
Acting General Manager - Workplace Relations and Wellbeing
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci
General Manager – Small Business Banking VIC / TAS
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Director
Cesar Aldea
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Director
Naarm Autohaus
naarm
Commercial Transaction Products and Growth
CommBank
CommBank
Sales Director - Bigin by Zoho CRM
Zoho
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Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Executive Manager of Environment, Social and Governance
CommBank
CommBank
Director | Small Business | Marketing
Optus
optus

Award Judge

Business Mentor, Self Employment Assistance Program
Asuria
asuria
National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade
CommBank
CommBank
CEO
Unchained Solutions
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Customer Success & Operations
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Solution Engineer
Salesforce
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Business Overdraft Product Owner
CommBank
CommBank
General Manager, Working Capital
CommBank
CommBank
Managing Principal
Janus Lasting
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General Manager of Australia & New Zealand
Bark.com
bark
Lead Strategist and Founder
TomorrowToday
Business Coach
Asuria
asuria
CEO and Co-Founder
EnergyFlex
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Founder
Emerging Tech Hub
emerging-tech

Award Judge

Member & Community Engagement Manager
auDA
auda

Workshop Presenter

Co-Founder & Director
Gravia Media
Gravia-Media
Editor, Small Business Connections & Co-Host ABF Vision 
Small Business Connections
SBC

Award Judge

CEO & Growth Advisor
Visage Growth Partners
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Director and Franchisee-Owner
MiniBoss Business School, Australia
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CommBank Young Hero Awards Dinner

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CommBank SmallBiz Week 2024

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