At UtopiaX, we unleash the boundaries around possibility, to make the impossible possible. If you think that’s fluffy, look at your phone. Or your car. Or think about the last time you caught a plane or looked up something on the internet.
We are entering the age of the entrepreneur. UtopiaX recognises individuation, where everyone is free from automation and able to bring their unique skills to the forefront.
There is a movement happening, a collective consciousness working towards a better world through personal and business development.
With a strong communication background, she passionately writes and presents business development and innovation programs and workshops. She is also a sought-after facilitator for corporate events and conferences.
Christina is founder of UtopiaX, a business with its focus on creativity and innovation. She writes for several publications and speaks regularly on radio about business development and the crucial roles that creativity and innovation play in success. She is a contributor to the award winning Front-End Innovation blog.
Her depth of knowledge and engaging style has made her a popular presenter at major conferences including SingularityU Australia Summit, Vivid Ideas and Creative Innovation.
Christina is an active supporter and advocate for several innovation committees, produces the annual Hunter Innovation Festival, and lectures in Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
A self-confessed lifelong learner, she is a recent graduate of the Executive Program at Singularity University (Cuperitno, Silicon Valley) and is currently undertaking doctorate studies in Creativity and Innovation.
In 2018 Christina will publish her second book Celebrating Utopia – One Failure at a Time. This follows the publication of her first published work, Can’t Talk Now I’m on the Phone. A third, Celebrating Empowerment – One Criticism at a Time is in interview stage.
Celebrating Success One Failure at a Time
Celebrating Empowerment One Criticism at a Time
Ten Business Lessons From A Tiny Greek Island
Creativity and Innovation and Business 101
Democratisation, Holocracy and Transformative Purpose – Huh?
Collaboration is the new Orange is the new Black
The ‘I’s Behind the WHY – Finding Meaning and Creating Impact
Don’t Ask Don’t Get – The Science of Askology
The Road to UtopiaX Starts With Why
Design Thinking Bootcamp
Your Relevant Future
Christina is an Entrepreneurial Futurist and Business Accelerator. Her deep expertise is matched by unrivalled passion. Well respected, and trusted throughout Australia, Christina identified the need for entrepreneurship and innovation leadership twenty years before Australasia. She is a gifted mentor who can future proof your business.
Raz O'Connor is a brand designer with over 25 years of experience working with local and global brands, ranging from up-and-coming startups to established household names. His passion for user-centric design is evident in every aspect of his work, from branding and web design to brand management and beyond. With a rare blend of strategic acumen and creativity, Raz crafts unforgettable experiences for clients and their audiences and at every stage of the journey, he deftly balances inspiration, business objectives, and compelling storytelling to produce powerful and distinctive results. Originally from London, Raz honed his graphic design skills at several London agencies working with clients as diverse as Yamaha, Sony, the RFU and the FA. In 2006, he boldly ventured into the world of freelance quickly attracting high-profile clients from the arts and healthcare sectors and in 2011, he moved to Australia and started the design studio Ronnoco focusing on brand development, UI design and digital experiences.
Chris Veltheim is an experienced entrepreneur, software designer and business leader with a focus on innovation and the technology industry. He is the CEO of Course Rebel, a leading provider of custom software solutions and the innovators behind Launch Pads. Launch Pads are a ‘phygital’ solution for content creators to curate experiences that drive digital transformation, business disruption and innovation. Chris has over 20 years experience in the tech industry and he has a proven ability to identify opportunities and bring new products and services to market. Chris’ clients and collaborators include Deloitte, RACQ, Nandin/ANSTO, YPO, WAVIA, QSNTS, Envirobank, VISY, GCFF, Wellbeing at Work just to name a few. Before starting Course Rebel, Chris held executive positions at global organisations with a variety of roles in international business, education, software development, event and conference management and community building.
Hayley Neil is a project manager and podcast producer with a passion for crafting unique and impactful experiences that connect and inspire. With over 7 years of experience in the Australian startup ecosystem, Hayley has managed high-level cohorts of startups at innovation centers such as Spacecubed Innovation, Plus Eight Accelerator, SingularityU, and WeWork Labs, as well as collaborated with Samsung and Harrison AI to create immersive experiences for their brand activations and product launches. Her love for storytelling extends to podcast production, where she specialises in crafting podcast series, including the Inspired for Impact podcast, Inner Chief Podcast, Disability Spot, and sporting podcasts in Netball and AFL. Hayley is passionate about creating meaningful connections, exploring new passions, and designing immersive experiences that spark creativity and collaboration.