Kim Chandler McDonald
Author, Co-Founder, Flat World Navigator in Sydney, Australia
Kim Chandler McDonald is an innovation and collaboration advocate/advisor and a high-tech entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder of KimMic, whose game-changing web infrastructure innovation – FlatWorld™ - is FIA (Future Internet Architecture) in action.
Kim is a globally respected thought leader on disruptive approaches, transformational trends and international business strategies - particularly those involving Enduser empowerment, innovation and the global DACE (Digital, Attention and Collaboration Economies).
The world’s first branded Flat World Navigator, Kim was named by Innovation Excellence as one of the top 10 Innovation bloggers of 2014, and included in the inaugural ‘LinkedIn Power Profiles - Australia’s top-ten list'. She is the award-winning author of 'Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World' (2013) and 'Flat World Navigation, Collaboration and Networking: Building Dynamic Relationships in the Global Digital Economy (2015).
She currently sits on Griffith University’s Enterprise Advisory Board, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia’s Advocacy Committee and the Board of Governors of Frost and Sullivan’s Association of Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executives (AGILE), Kim is also a member of the Australian Heads of Innovation Forum, an Academy Fellow of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and a Global Ambassador for the #GlobalResolutionsinitiative.
Formerly, Kim was a writer/editor for national and international newspapers and magazines and host/producer of an award winning radio program. During this time she sought and secured interviews with 100s of fascinating people such as: former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; film director, Terry Gilliam; theoretical physicist, Brian Greene; and authors John Irving, Amy Tan and Tom Wolfe.
She likes chocolate, champagne and beer... though not together... usually.