Project: 2025

Join us on Thurs 31 March for "IRD Invest - Project 2025"

As we look to accelerate the integration of advanced technology over the next three years, our fourth IRD Invest conference considers some of the benefits this change will bring, for businesses and society.

We are delighted to showcase a select number of emerging ASX listed tech companies on 31 March. The free virtual event will focus on companies that are paving the way forward with major advances in technology and innovation.

Our theme is: “Taking the mid-term view. Looking out to 2025 – tailwinds driving our sector / business.”

Registration for the event is free – please see below for full details, with presentation times shown in AEDT.

Presenting companies:





Presenting at 10:15am - Pureprofile (ASX: PPL)

Pureprofile’s vision is to deliver more value from the world’s information. It is a global data and insights organisation providing online research and digital advertising services for agencies, marketers, researchers and publishers.

The company, founded in 2000 and based in Surry Hills, Australia, now operates in North America, Europe and APAC and has delivered solutions for over 700 clients.


About Martin Filz, CEO

Martin is one of the most well-respected and influential individuals in the market research industry and has held senior executive roles as Managing Director of EMEA and APAC at Research Now (now a part of Dynata) and CEO of EMEA / APAC at Kantar-owned, Lightspeed GMI. He joined Pureprofile from Eureka AI, a business intelligence platform, where he was Managing Director and Chief Revenue Officer. He is active in digital and research bodies including the Australian Data & Insights Association (ADIA), ESOMAR, the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

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Presenting at 10:45 am - XPON (ASX: XPN)

XPON Technologies Group Ltd (ASX: XPN / “XPON”) is a founder-led Marketing Technology and Cloud Business providing mission-critical services and software solutions to corporate and mid-sized enterprises in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe.

XPON’s mission is to help customers better leverage their first party data by deploying the XPON Marketing & CX technology stack and accelerate the modernisation of their marketing and customer experience capabilities.

XPON helps customers modernise their marketing and customer experience technologies, offering modern architecture and ready-to-deploy platforms like Wondaris and Holoscribe Ⓡ. Wondaris is XPON’s Customer Data Platform that centralises customer and marketing data, leveraging Artificial Intelligence for automated advertising activation, and Holoscribe is XPON’s Extended Reality (XR) platform for quick and easy publishing XR and 360-degree content.


About Matt Forman, Founder & Group CEO

Tech entrepreneur and respected industry veteran with over 22 years experience owning and leading high growth digital businesses. Extensive leadership experience working and partnering with global tech vendors.

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Presenting at 11:15am - Oventus Medical (ASX: OVN)

Oventus Medical’s mission is to be a global leader in the management of sleep-disordered breathing, by providing a seamless patient journey and innovative oral appliance therapies. Oventus’ Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) treatment, called the O2Vent, has been demonstrated to be more effective and more desirable than other treatment options, offering hope for discreet, comfortable and effective relief to millions of people suffering from OSA. Based in Brisbane, Australia and Irvine, California, the Company has extensive clinical data demonstrating that its platform, with integrated airway support, has the potential to be accepted as a preferred first-line therapy for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.

In order to become the first choice for patients and clinicians alike, Oventus also makes the process for entering OSA treatment efficient, engaging and convenient. Oventus and its clinical partners have developed a virtual consultation and fitting process that enables patients to receive their custom-fit device and initiate therapy from the comfort of their home, all while maintaining the highest standards of service and patient care. By developing a complete solution, from best-in-class technology to outstanding care, Oventus has raised the bar for Sleep Apnea treatments in a rapidly-growing US$31B addressable market.  


About John Cox, President & Chief Executive Officer

Based in Oventus’ US office in Irvine, California, John Cox has over 30 years’ experience in the MedTech sector, including directly relevant experience in Sleep Apnea and therapeutic technology marketing and operations.

John joined Oventus in June 2021 as President and COO, before transitioning to the role of CEO in February, 2022. Prior to this, John was President and CEO of Somnera, Inc, where he developed a cloud-connected alternative to CPAP and built out direct to consumer, customer engagement and channel partner programs.

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Presenting at 11:45am - Openpay Group (ASX: OPY)

Openpay Group Ltd (ASX: OPY) is a leading payments fintech, delivering smart and friendly solutions to pay and get paid. Openpay delivers an omnichannel financing solution that extends beyond traditional Buy Now, Pay Later in the form of their next generation “BNPL 2.0” product. BNPL 2.0 provides the gateway to complete transactions, up to $20,000 with payback terms of up to 24-months, across underserved BNPL verticals, including Automotive, Healthcare, Home Improvement, Memberships, Education, and Retail.

Openpay has fine-tuned its innovative products for both consumers and merchants, providing transparent terms with quick credit decisions and customizable payment plans for consumers, along with a B2B payments offering that facilitates end-to-end trade account management.

Openpay operates in Australia and in the United States (operating as Opy) and serves New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


About Dion Appel, CEO Australia/New Zealand & Group Chief Commercial Officer, Openpay Group 

Bringing 25 years of experience leading startups and corporates, Dion delivers strong financial performances through longstanding partnerships that consistently achieves business growth at scale.

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