Speaker Bios

Mixed Reality in WH&S and Emergency Management

John Hummelstad

CEO, Concept Safety Systems

John has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate development sector, assisting businesses, both nationally and internationally, to recognise their potential and to expand globally. His interest is focused on identifying and capitalising high growth companies; assisting on the journey from product, through funding rounds, identifying and executing strategic opportunities with some of the world biggest tech companies to meaningful exits crystallising shareholder returns.


John is also experienced in the technology industry having worked for global corporations including IBM (Software Group), IBM Venture Capital and Microsoft Corporation Venture Capital in Asia Pacific. He continues to be actively involved in bettering Australia’s technology industry and by offering ongoing assistance to several of the nation’s leading software companies including non-executive director roles in:  Ephox Corporation (Palo Alto), Revelian Pty Ltd (Brisbane), Chairman and CEO of Concept Safety Systems (Brisbane), Director – Independent Capital Partners and Chairman of Hummingbird House Children’s Charity (Brisbane). He holds a Master’s Degree from Macquarie Graduate School, Executive Leadership Certificate – London Business School and Leadership 21 Program Mt Eliza Business School.

Andreas Deakin

Principal Consultant, Concept Safety Systems

Andreas has been the Principal Consultant – Business Operations for Concept Safety since joining the organisation in July 2016. He is a highly-experienced ITIL certified consultant and has a sound understanding of services, technical planning, probity, purchasing and accountability policies and guidelines. Andreas has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry with previous roles held in as Chief Technical Officer for an Australian based systems integrator, Principal Consultant ANZ at a software development company designing compliance solutions and IT Manager for an automotive supplier operating in Europe, Asia and North America. Andreas is a certified Fire Safety Adviser.