Tane is a bio-informatician and science communicator. He’s the co-founder of Future Crunch, holds a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne.
Tane has worked for the Melbourne Royals Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases. He is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, using molecular biomarkers in DNA and analysing them with artificial intelligence to improve treatments for people suffering from cancer. He’s also a former United States mountain biking champion and an avid sailor.
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Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can use open source code to print prosthetic limbs, we can cut and paste our DNA, and we’re taking bold new steps into space.
Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.
Future Crunch believes that disruptive technologies are bringing about a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. They are determined to share a narrative that breaks through negatives perspectives regarding the state of the world as we know it. They seek to engage humanity with hope, optimism and positively driven purpose.
Future Crunch are a collective library of innovative brains. The team combine expertise in economics, coding, politics and data analytics with design, art and music. Each Future Crunch experience is a rich fusion of customised research designed to ‘crunch’ your particular industry’s future. They provide unexpected perspectives on what the future looks like.
Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct, and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.
On stage, Angus and Tané are showmen who weave charisma with credibility, and stagecraft with steadfast knowledge and research. They are original yet relatable, entertaining yet relevant to any organisation looking to harness the forces of technological disruption, drive cultural change and take advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Future Crunch gave a thoroughly uplifting and entertaining closing keynote at our conference in Sydney. Their speaking scores were excellent and elicited such comments as ‘I am leaving the event feeling energetic and hopeful. A great way to conclude the event!’ and ‘Loved the positivity. So refreshing in this world of hyped up doom and gloom.’ Their talk gave our event a very strong finish and satisfied attendees.– Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Future Crunch delivered a keynote speech like never before. Coming into a room full of pharmacists (a notoriously tough crowd), they shocked us and left us in awe about the way technology is changing the world – not in the years to come, but in the days and weeks ahead. Working with them to pull together the content was a breeze and it was great that they tailored their presentation to be focused on what our audience wanted– Organisational Development Manager, Terry White Chemmart
Future Crunch are fantastic, they take a complicated subject and present it in a simple but fun positive way. They had the audience captivated from start to finish. If you want a clear vision of the future, and the rapid change technology is driving, these guys are perfect… an hour wasn’t long enough… 10 out of 10.– CEO. Mildura Development Corporation
Future Crunch have an incredible ability to put the biggest global challenges in perspective and create a sense of grounded hope that we can make the world a better place – mobilising change makers from wherever they start to see they can, and are, participating as world shapers.– CEO, World Vision Australia
I consider the offering from Future Crunch to be outstanding. Their presentation on the important role of science, the need for critical thinking and the optimism we should hold for our future is unique and probably needs to be delivered to everyone in Australia. Before a recent event for our attorneys, I was questioned on why we were having a scientist and an economist taking up the first 90 minutes.By the end of those 90 minutes in which everybody sat enthralled, our team was full of questions and asking for more. If you get the chance, go see them. You will be entertained, informed and feel so much better about the world and its prospects.– Managing Partner, FB Rice
Future Crunch delivered a mindblowing keynote presentation at our inaugural tech event. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening act. Their collective knowledge of current and emerging technological trends and developments is truly inspiring. They are highly entertaining, engaging and thoughtful presenters. Smart organisations understand the need to embrace technology and there’s no better thought leader and educator than Future Crunch.– CEO, The Real Estate Institute of Queensland
The best presentation on the state of the world that I’ve seen in years.– CEO, Fair Trade Australia