Emilie Sydney Smith

Emilie Sydney Smith

ExO Ambassador

Emilie is a Certified ExO Super Agent with ExO Works, whose purpose is the global transformation of business, and the related non-profit Fast Track Institute, which is accelerating technology into society.

Emilie brings 20 years’ broad experience in energy technology screening and commercialisation, private equity, capital raising, business development, due diligence, investment, keynote speaking and project management.

Emilie is a Certified ExO Consultant with ExO Works, whose purpose is the global transformation of business, and the related non-profit Fastrack Institute, which is accelerating technology into society.

  • Futurist strategic planner for exponential organisations with resourceful, action-oriented approach
  • Solid history of generating imaginative, commercially-successful solutions
  • Persuasive communicator and speaker, dealing with most senior leaders and all levels
  • Regular presenter with top 5 audience ratings at industry conferences
  • Enthusiastically steps up to any challenge, honest, inspires others, trusted to excel. 

Emilie is co-Founder and CEO of Unearth Corp, which transfers technology from space programs into the global energy industry. Unearth Corp proving up a technology that could take 40% of cost out of a key process in the energy industry. It is also repurposing rugged sensors, telemetry and batteries from space programs that can be used in extreme environments, gathering real-time data from previously invisible industrial processes for the first time.

From 2006 - 2014, Emilie sourced and evaluated potential $20 – 400 million investments in energy production start-ups and technologies. She was at the crux of global energy market intelligence and was consistently top-5 rated by delegates when presenting at conferences.

From 2002 to 2005, Emilie managed corporate development and corporate relations for Sydney Gas Limited. She helped achieve 400% shareholder gains and raised $200 million for this turnaround company, which became Australia’s 230th largest public company. She was instrumental in raising the company's poor reputation to a media-recognized “market leader.” Emilie regularly acted as the company's spokesperson in high-stakes media engagements.

She won first prize in a presentation competition and was said to have given “the best presentation I had heard in 20 years” by an investor.

From 1999 – 2002, Emilie consulted on the sweeping deregulation of the energy and water markets in Australia and New Zealand, facilitating complex negotiations between senior executives, regulators and Government Ministers.

Prior to that, she managed a luxury boutique hotel and events in Indonesia for a local Royal Family/Governor.