Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan
Founder & CEO
Dr Avi is the Founder and CEO of Energesse, a leading digital company with products that improve workforce management & employee retention as well as emergency risk management and customer experiences. As a futurist and award-winning digital innovator, Dr Avi advises SME’s, large corporations and healthcare organisations on predicting industry trends and overcoming challenges using data-driven decisions to optimise growth and profitability.
His latest work includes digital solutions for addressing labour shortages through ROI-driven workforce management strategies and predictive algorithms.
His portfolio of innovations includes the pandemic management tool which received a global “Beyond the Call of Duty in COVID-19” award from the International Hospital Federation (IHF), one of the leading organisations supporting COVID-19 responses. As a global thought leader, he is featured in the media including Australian Financial Review, Sky News, ABC, SBS, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun and Insurance Business America. As a keynote speaker, he has presented at global conferences, and such as the World Congress of Prevention & Wellness and World Mental Health Day, sharing the stage with notaries such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama,.
Dr Avi’s career began as a medical doctor in the UK and Australia, working across public and private sectors. After an MBA (Hons), he ventured into biotech and pharmaceuticals with responsibilities from researching high-profile medicines such as ‘Viagra’, to Chief of Staff of industry leader Pfizer Australia. He helped manage products worth over $100mil a year and strategically grow the organization to over $1billion a year in revenue, prior to founding 3 tech enterprises in subsequent years.
Lipin is an accomplished strategic product management and program leader with national and global experience successfully running multimillion dollar (~AUD$10M+) engagements across digital transformation strategy, patient experience & business performance of Public hospitals, Australian Cancer registry and Health Informatics.
Steve is a highly regarded executive with over 30 years experience in HR management and consulting with 20 years in senior roles at executive and Board level in the UK and Australia. He has led teams of up to 400 across multiple geographies and industries including IT, Financial Services, Construction, Manufacturing, Property, Pharmaceuticals and Government, with companies ranging from SME’s to blue-chips such as UBS, Pfizer and IAG.
Steve is an inspiring thought leader in the arena of people, culture, change and business transformation. With a focus on both strategy and operational excellence, Steve has deep expertise across every HR function and capability from recruitment and the employee value proposition, engagement, workforce planning, budgeting, leadership mentoring, talent development as well industrial and employee relations. He graduated with a BA in Psychology/Philosophy and Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management.