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City Ignite 2017

Adam Jacoby, Founder and Chief Steward of MiVote talks at CityIgnite. His topic - Using Digital Channels To Foster High Quality, Low Friction Citizen Engagement. 


CityIGNITE will bring together city and government leaders, business leaders, technology leaders, incubators, accelerators, startups and research institutions to collaborate and unlock new growth opportunities through new approaches, ideas and partnerships.


Part of broader Spark Festival which is supported by the city of Sydney

IdeaHack in partnership with Business Models Inc - moderated co-creation fast sprints focused on finding solutions to major city challenges
Pitchfest- platform for urban technology startups to promote themselves to investors and customers (Bluechilli collaboration)
Designed to facilitate partnerships to maximise the creative, social, economic and service benefits of digital transformation
Outcome focused –Aims to stimulate the ideas that lead to increased citizen engagement, better connectivity and the use of open data platforms to drive innovation
Will lead to the development of new funding and procurement models that can be used to get innovative new projects off the ground quickly
Produced by same organisers as the successful Cities 4.0 Summit

Who from MiVote:

Founder & Chief Steward, MiVote

Adam Jacoby is a serial innovator with a twenty year global history of starting fast growth businesses in sport, information and media. Outspoken and opinionated with a revolutionary bent, he has a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and have studied at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

Adam’s start up footprint spans from; IMS Sports,, Learning from Legends and most recently the global Mummu group of Companies (Mummu Sport, Mummu Cycling and Mummu Talent) which were 2013 finalists in the Anthill Cool Company Awards (global category), #40 BRW Fast Starter 2015 and Top 10 in Smart Company's Smart50 Awards 2015.

With deep expertise in fast growth business development, Adam was the CEO of BRW’s 2010 Fastest Growing Private Company (under $100M), Sportsnet Corporation.

Adam is a Non Executive Director of the Centre for the Future, Non Executive Chairman of public company eSports Mogul Asia Pacific (ASX: ESH) and a sought after speaker and corporate advisor who has appeared in The Guardian, Fast Company, Australian Financial Review, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications.

Adam is currently focused on his passion for democracy. He is the Founder, Chief Steward & Council Member of democratic movement MiVote which was a finalist in the 2016 Singularity University Grand Global Challenge Awards and featured in the book Democracy Squared (available on Amazon).

In 2001 Adam was a Young Australian of the Year Victorian Finalist (Career Achievement Category).

Despite these career milestones, Adam’s most important job is that of partner to Mel and father to four wonderful angels; Kennedy, Percie, Avery and Jasper. He lives in Melbourne, Australia but travels extensively. The world is his innovation lab.

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