Sarah Nolet is a globally recognized food systems innovation expert. A systems
thinker with an understanding of the complexities of the food system, Sarah brings a visionary yet pragmatic approach. She is committed to results. Sarah works across the global food system supply chain, helping farmers, agribusinesses, universities, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.
Sarah holds a Masters in System Design and Management from MIT, a certificate in sustainability from the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University.
Sarah is on the board of the Future Farmers Network of Australia, a non-profit dedicated to empowering and supporting young people in Agriculture, and was named a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in 2016. Sarah is also a writer, startup investor and advisor, and in demand speaker.
Cass Mao is a strategist, entrepreneur and lifelong emerging technology nerd. With a background in sales and marketing, she’s spent her career building and supporting social enterprises and technology start-ups. She’s led the go to market strategy of two Australian startups, managed investments at VC fund Trimantium, and scaled non-profit incubator Vibewire as Executive Director.
As a consultant and presenter, Cass has worked with organisations including GroupM, ABC, the Foundation for Young Australians, National Council of Social Services, Vivid Ideas, University of Technology Sydney, Optus and Private Wealth Network.
Cass holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. She is a Board Director of Youth Without Borders, and was named a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in 2015. She represented Australia as a delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Global Summit in Germany and was selected by the U.S. Department of State for the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program in 2017.