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Sonja Bernhardt OAM, an Australian technology industry identity, is chief executive officer of multiple award winning software development firm ThoughtWare Australia and has voluntarily contributed significant efforts to the technology industry. This earned her a prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2011, inducted into USA Hall of Fame for technology (2005), and in 2019 elevated to the Australian National Pearcey Hall of Fame for her lifetime contributions and achievements to Australian IT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonja_Bernhardt

Sonja Bernhardt OAM

CEO (retired)
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English
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Can also give an online talk/webinar
Paid only. Contact speaker for pricing!

MY TALKS

Blockchainging the world

Women in Tech, Innovation, Product, Software Engineering

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What is blockchain and how does it work. In this interesting talk discover the history of blockchain; how and why blockchain came about and learn of practical projects across the globe that are using blockchain.

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Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies

Software Engineering, Innovation, Women in Tech

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Cutting through the hype and chatter about cryptocurrencies. What are the global financial impacts. Learn more about the crypto billionaires and how to invest (or not) in crypto currencies.

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Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and the Metaverse

Software Engineering, Women in Tech, Innovation

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Cruising and holidaying discovering history using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Can you really discover history and explore cruise destinations using AR or VR? How will it work? This practical session covers the differences between the technologies, explores current use including holiday applications for historical learning and peeks into a future view.

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It’s all Geek to me

General, Software Engineering, Women in Tech, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

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What the NFT? DeFi how? What is a Digital Twin? What is a Token? These latest technical terms will be deconstructed and explained so that you can natter as well as any geek.

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The History of women in technology

General, Women in Tech, Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion

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• Women have been involved in technology for centuries – what did they do.
• Did a woman write the first computer program ever?
• Is it true that a gorgeous 1940’s movie star invented mobile technology?
• Learn about the women behind the Apollo missions
• Learn how the term computer bug was coined, and more…

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The history of the internet how it all began

General, Innovation, Women in Tech

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The history of the internet how it all began - Where and Why did the internet start? What’s behind the technology? How did the internet get to be widespread? What’s in store for the future?

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My Tech Journey

Leadership, Women in Tech, Inspirational, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship

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My life in Technology smashes through the nerd myths and is a shiny example of how grit, determination, resilience and persistence mixed with an everlasting supply of optimism and a true love of life conquers heart breaking failures leading to soaring successes.

I have reached the destination: being an 8 $ figure exit from my own software development company giving me the ability for a comfortable retirement with healthy financial means. This tale is about my journey as a female in technology.

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