The Fiftysix 'Core' Family
"The little ceo" / founder & chief executive officer
Taj Pabari is a seventeen-year-old inventor, social entrepreneur and educational pioneer passionate about inspiring children discover and embrace the world of creativity through technology and innovation.
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"director of first impressions" / head of communications - San Francisco
John Tse is a lateral thinker who loves to provide out-of-the-box solutions for nearly impossible challenges by optimising existing resources, networks and building on relationships to effect positive and lasting change.
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"miss organised" / office manager - Brisbane
Tia Niarhos is an early-years teacher, facilitator and assistant administrator. She enjoys shopping, travelling and teaching. Tia is also the Office Manager for our Brisbane Campus.
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"The teacher" / opportunities officer - Brisbane
Emily Hancock is a teacher and facilitator. She enjoys sports, exploring and working with disengaged young people.
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"Cheerleader" / School consultant - Sydney
Manu Verma is an enthusiastic and motivated individual with the aspiration to learn as much as possible. He live by a simple philosophy: "our achievements are only limited by what we can conceive".
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"cheerleader" / School consultant - Sydney
Sohil Tangri is a budding facilitator and sales consultant. He enjoys collaborative problem solving and mentoring younger school students.
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"The office girl" / opportunities officer - Brisbane
Aimee Watt is a budding facilitator and administrator. She enjoys exploring the world of performing arts and building strong school relationships.
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Professor John Hedberg
Professor of ICT and executive director at the macquarie ict innovations centre - SYDNEY
Dr John Hedberg holds the Millennium Innovations Chair of ICT and Education in the School of Education. He has taught postgraduate courses on cognitive strategies, interface design for learning, and implementation and evaluation of technology-based learning. He has also taught strategic planning for technology implementation in schools and has also written on policy aspects of new technologies in education. He has designed training needs assessments, evaluation systems and conducted workshops on the instructional design and evaluation of e-learning environments. He has been keynote speaker at numerous conferences on the educational technologies in Canada, United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Europe, and many states in Australia.
Educator and teacher - MELBOURNE
Julian Bluett is passionate about helping individuals, organisations and communities to learn and grow. In his work as a classroom teacher he helps students to become passionate and self-driven learners of maths, science and technology. Outside of the classroom he helps work teams to be actively engaged in their own growth and development and in the progress of their organisation. Julian is currently completing his Masters in Teaching at the University of Melbourne and is a Board Member at Youth Without Borders.
El capitano & founder of little tokyo two - BRISBANE
Jock Fairweather is a game changing thought leader, speaker and entrepreneur. Jock is taking collaboration and co-working to the next level in Australia. He is the Founder of Little Tokyo Two Australia’s fastest growing co-working network and a personal mentor to Fiftysix Creations Founder, Taj Pabari.
PROFESSOR AT THE QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - BRISBANE
Michael Milford is a leading robotics researcher who is conducting interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision, and is also a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, as well as Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and Chief Investigator on the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.