Tané Hunter

Tané Hunter

Cancer Scientist  |  Co- founder of Future Crunch
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About Tané

“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. ...”

Tané is a cancer researcher and science communicator. He is the founder of Future Crunch, a group of scientists, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs that believes science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, connected and abundant. Their mission is to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to a 21st century that works for everyone.

He has a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of Melbourne, and has worked for the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases. He is currently completing his PhD at the Victorian Cancer Care 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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What people say about Tané

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