Gary Ellem is a sustainability futurist, working mainly in the areas of transport, energy and regional innovation. He identifies system scale opportunities which combine technology, business, regulatory and social innovation. Gary has a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Newcastle and lectured in biology, ecology and sustainability strategy. His various industry roles in the cleantech and digital innovation space, helped companies identify technology and business pathways to new products and services. He has been a contributing author on state and federal sponsored reports, and he writes for The Conversation. He is an active researcher and initiated the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival.