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Entrepreneurial Talks: Fireside Chat with George Freney and Rory Linehan

Presented By: 11Point2 + Stone & Chalk

4.30pm to 6.30pm | Free Event | All welcome
Stone & Chalk Adelaide
Allied Health Building
Lot Fourteen
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Join us for a fireside chat series with leading entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers. This is an opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded people.

This month, George Freney, 11point2 co-founder, will welcome Rory Linehan, CODAN CTO and Mintec President & Executive General Manager. They will discuss CODAN's track record on innovation and product development, which has seen more than $2 billion added to CODAN's market cap in the last 18 months, plus his thoughts on their future direction and strategy to invest in core and emerging technologies.

11point2 is an Idea Validation company, who connects unobvious dots to create clarity within the chaos of transformative, disruptive innovation. They enable organisations to conceive and rapidly validate ideas they would otherwise never have found.

The events will include drinks and nibbles at Stone & Chalk, and you'll have the chance to meet residents from the multitude of startups at Stone & Chalk, along with interesting people doing interesting things that form part of the 11point2 network.

Running Order:

4:30pm - Drinks and Nibbles
4:45pm - Fireside Chat (in person and online)


George Freney
Co-founder 11point2.

George has founded and helped other entrepreneurs with successful businesses in furniture manufacturing, convenience retail, travel, technology, and retail technology. He helped to build and globally scale conTgo and then sell to Concur (acquired by SAP) in 2013 and co-found booodl, which aimed to tackle one of the most complex problems in physical retail.  George regularly speaks about technology, innovation, and retail disruption at events and in the media. George has current and recent Board experience across both the public and private sectors, including; Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, RAA Board, Port Adelaide Brand & Marketing Committee, and Flinders University Council.
George holds an honors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. 

Dr. Rory Linehan
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Harvard AMP
Chief Technology Officer, Codan and
Executive General Manager, Minetec

Rory joined Codan in March 2014, working across the group to leverage technology and innovation in developing strategies for growth. In February 2019, he was appointed to the role of Chief Technology Officer and leads the company’s Technology Council to maximize synergies across the Codan group and assess new opportunities for organic and acquisitive growth. In addition to this group role, Rory is Executive General Manager of Minetec. Rory holds degrees in Physics and Engineering and a PhD in Mathematics from Coventry University (UK). In November 2018, Rory completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP). He has skills in strategy, marketing, business development, systems engineering and programme management gained across a wide range of complex projects, including development of the Boeing 787 primary flight-control system. Prior to Codan, Rory held a number of senior positions with blue-chip firms in the UK, including McLaren, Cobham and Goodrich.

About Codan
Codan (ASX: CDA) is a global technology company that develops robust technology solutions to solve customers’ communications, safety, security and productivity problems in some of the harshest environments around the world.  

Can't make this Fireside Chat? Join 11Point2 for their next Fireside Chat held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

  • Thursday 8 July 2021 - George with Ben Flink (Senior Manager Business Innovation at RAA)

  • Thursday 12 August 2021 - George with Terry Sweeney (CEO at Digital Health CRC)


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