Vogue says get to know Mikaela Jade, managing director of Indigital.
Based in Canberra after building her company Indigital in remote Kakadu, Jade’s company and its team work to develop innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture from remote and ancient communities. She has a background in environmental biology.
Her signature app, Indigital Storytelling, uses drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition technology and cultural law to bring the world’s cultural sites alive through augmented reality.
A proud Cabrogal woman, she was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous entrepreneurs to attend the Prime Minister’s Reception for Indigenous Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Canberra.
She is also a United Nations Permanent Forum Indigenous Issues delegate, Tribal Link Alumni member (New York), Professional Associate of the University of Canberra, an Alumni of the prestigeous Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, an advisor to female start-up accelerator #SheStarts and a member of the Microsoft Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Board.