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Paula Taylor

Paula Taylor

Exec Director West Tech Fest, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Western Australian Ocean Foundation

As Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Tech Fest & Startup Challenge, Paula works with the startup ecosystem across APAC to support investment and growth ​opportunities for founders. ​Paula has developed enduring relationships with global founders, VC’s, CEO’s & tech industry visionaries sharing insights on building great companies. 

Paula is the Regional Director Asia Pacific ​for D&AD, the London based creative industries organisation. She works closely with global teams to develop the organisation's long-term growth plans, product development and education programmes. In her former role as Awards Director of D&AD in London, she was responsible for the strategic, financial & operational aspects of D&AD awards, with a particular focus on product innovation and brand development within emerging markets. ​

In her role as ​Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder of The Western Australian Ocean Foundation​ (WAOF)​, Paula​ is currently exploring the many opportunities to map ocean health, and to build community engagement utilising ​blockchain technology. 

Having raised in excess of 20 million GBP for UK not-for-profits and NGOs, Paula has a specific interest in harnessing blockchain technology for social good. She has also founded Tech Frontiers, working with the creative industries, entrepreneurs and technology solutions to address key global challenges. 

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