• AFR Innovation Summit

    The Innovation Summit goes beyond buzzwords and platitudes. It delves in to what needs to be done to create the capabilities, industries and the mentalities Australia needs for the future.

    30-31 July 2018
    Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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Special Govt, Academia and Start-Up rates available // See Pricing below

Overview

Innovate to prosperity

As the technology wave builds, corporate Australia needs to adapt and innovate to compete on increasingly globalised markets. Artificial intelligence and the gig economy are being blamed for displacing workers and suppressing wages. Yet overall job growth remains strong and shortages of technology skills threaten to hold back the economy’s digital transformation. Big data is critical to serving customers better, yet data insecurity undermines customer trust. There’s never been more money for venture capital, yet some high profile startups have spectacularly fallen to earth.

Innovation and Science Australia’s 2017 report ‘Prosperity through Innovation’ secured government backing for ambitious moonshots such as a national mission on genomics fund and rescuing the Great Barrier Reef. But its call to recycle research & development tax concessions into direct grants has not been adopted.

The Australian Financial Review’s third Innovation Summit will gather leading policy makers, business leaders, technology experts and entrepreneurs to canvas whether Australia is doing enough to sustain and grow out envied national prosperity.

Agenda

8:30 AM

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Editor-in-Chief

  • Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:30 AM

Deloitte Welcome

  • Clare Harding, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte

AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE WORKFORCE & INDUSTRIES – HOW WE ARRIVE THERE

8:40 AM

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs & Innovation

9:05 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE | ‘Skilling Australia’s future workforce’

  • Tim Reed, CEO, MYOB

9:30 AM

SHADOW ADDRESS

  • The Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy & Future of Work

9:55 AM

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Innovation to succeed & return on investment

  • Larry Keeley, President & Co-Founder, Doblin

10:20 AM

Networking and refreshment break

INNOVATION THROUGH THE CORPORATE LENS

10:40 AM

KEY MESSAGES | “Australia’s industries of the future”

  • Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO

10:55 AM

How an Australian institution adapts to the times

  • Rebecca Burrows, General Manager, Segment Development & Marketing, Australia Post

11:10 AM

LEADERS ROUNDTABLE | ‘Developing AI without destroying the workforce and society’

The technological revolution has reinvigorated many industries yet the positives are often outweighed by fears that a changing workforce mean a greater loss of jobs, leading to greater distrust for corporations. Driving that fear is the negativity associated with AI and automation in general, our corporate leaders have an honest discussion about how their corporations are bringing into alignment their objectives to face uncertain times. Embracing change and transformation to create a positive impact on the economy whilst dealing with emerging technology.

  • Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
  • Athalie Williams, Chief People Officer, BHP
  • Jason Pellegrino, incoming CEO, Domain
  • Lee Hatton, CEO, UBank
  • Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth
    Centre, AMGC
  • Rick Wingfield, General Manager – Innovation, Australia Post
  • Moderator: Jess Gardner, The Australian Financial Review

REFLECTIONS ON AUSTRALIA 2030 – PROSPERITY THROUGH INNOVATION

11:55 AM

REFLECTIONS ON REPORT

  • Bill Ferris AC, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

EXCELLENCE IN AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

12:20 PM

Keynote: How Australian universities are driving innovative growth

Universities Australia’s Clever Collaborations work highlights the vast role of universities as drivers of Australia’s innovation success and crucial partners with industry. The Chair of Universities Australia & President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University explains why.

  • Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Chair, Universities Australia, and President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

INSPIRATION & ASPIRATIONS

12:45 PM

INSIGHTS | Innovation on the ground

  • Scott Middleton, CEO, Terem Technologies

1:00 PM

Lunch and networking break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 13:45PM – 17:30PM

1:45 PM

Stream: TECHNOLOGY

KEYNOTE | ‘The quantum leap’

A brief explanation why Quantum technology & investment is important to Australia now.

  • Professor Michael Biercuk, Director, Quantum Control Laboratory, Chief
    Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The
    University of Sydney

1:45 PM

Stream: GROWTH

INSIGHTS | ‘Industries of the future’

  • Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA

2:00 PM

Stream: TECHNOLOGY

ROUNDTABLE | The quiet emergence of the Quantum economy

This discussion will explore the unique relationship between the University of Sydney and Microsoft Corporation plus the CSIRO Innovation Fund’s investment into the technology.

  • Professor Michael J. Biercuk, Founder & CEO, Q-CTRL Pty Ltd, Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Maja Cassidy, Senior Research Scientist, Microsoft Station Q, The University of Sydney
  • Phil Morle, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures, CSIRO Innovation Fund
  • Moderator: John Davidson, Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

2:00 PM

Stream: GROWTH

ROUNDTABLE | Innovation and collaboration in the world of an SME

The Growth Centres are a vital part of our innovation ecosystems and in this session, we will hear from the start-ups / SME’s working closely with the six centres. They will highlight the importance of clusters and hubs in our innovation initiatives.

  • Dr Leanna Read, Chair, Carina Biotech
  • Dr Andrew Harris, Technical Director, Laing O’Rourke
  • Karren Bathurst, Research & Systems Manager, Bega Cheese Limited
  • Tony Caruso, Managing Director & CEO, Mastermyne
  • Moderator: Michael Bailey, The Australian Financial Review

2:35 PM

Stream: TECHNOLOGY

INTERVIEW | How Australia can lead in ‘Deep tech’

Cicada Innovations has just picked global incubator of the year and the CEO will share with us why the incubator is another key to getting Australia there with deep and emerging technology.

  • Petra Andrén, CEO, Cicada Innovations
  • Moderator: Yolanda Redrup, Journalist, The Australian Financial Review

2:35 PM

Stream: GROWTH

INSIGHTS | Creating a revolution

The democratisation of design is at the heart of every successful product and if that product is universally appealing your chance of a global revolution is greater. One successful Australian start-up will explain why Canva was appealing at the right time to end users and investors alike.

  • Cameron Adams, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Canva

2:55 PM

Stream: TECHNOLOGY

ROUNDTABLE | It is not just about Elon & Jeff

Should Australia join the space race? Are we investing in AgTech sufficiently? We explore why we should care about deep technologies and emerging industries and why entrepreneurs like Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos are putting their money in such ventures.

  • Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia (FIAL)
  • Anastasia Volkova, Founder & CEO, Flurosat
  • Andrew Lai, Executive Director, SproutX
  • Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO & Founder, Fleet Technologies
  • Spencer Maughan, Partner, Finistere Ventures & Visiting Fellow, United States Studies Centre
  • Moderator: Yolanda Redrup The Australian Financial Review

2:55 PM

Stream: GROWTH

ROUNDTABLE | Is there opportunity for Australia in going cashless?

Innovation is occurring at lightning speed in the payments space revolutionising the way we pay for services and transact. Greater digitisation is resulting in the frictionless experience we all desire and with trends like self-authentication and the greater use of biometrics we ask what is the future and should Australia go cashless?

  • Dr Michael Baumann, Executive General Manager Everyday Banking & Wealth, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Dr Leila Fourie, CEO, Australian Payments Network
  • Matt Wood, Head of Digital Products & Solutions Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific, VISA
  • Jonathan Perkinson, Partner, Assurance & Advisory, Deloitte
  • Moderator: James Eyers, Senior Reporter, Financial Services, The Australian Financial Review

3:30 PM

Networking and refreshment break

3:50 PM

Stream: GET ‘IT’ DONE

INTERVIEW | ‘Operating like a start-up’ – can innovation labs get big companies moving fast?

The innovation labs are at the heart of their organisations efforts to innovate and remain relevant in the face of so much competition and disruption. There are also opportunities with emerging industries and technologies that incubators are facilitating. These two diverse organisations are embracing opportunity and we find out how their efforts are placing them at the cutting edge of their respective industries.

  • Pete Steel, Executive General Manager – Digital, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • James Orchard, Executive General Manager Innovation, IAG
  • Moderator: James Eyers, The Australian Financial Review

3:50 PM

Stream: TAKE IT ON BOARD

INTERVIEW | Most innovative companies in OZ

The AFR’s Most Innovative Company awards feature some of the most innovative companies in Australia and Lendlease is one of them. The Group Head of Innovation Culture will share the reasons why whilst Amantha Imber offers insights into what makes companies stand-out year after year.

  • Dr Amantha Imber, Founder and CEO of Inventium
  • Jasna Sims, Group Head of Innovation, Lendlease
  • Moderator: Michael Bailey The Australian Financial Review – who can also handle Q&A for following sessions

4:15 PM

Stream: GET ‘IT’ DONE

R into D (Commercialisation)

Australians are great on research but slow on development and some of our greatest inventions were commercialised abroad. This session will highlight why that might be the case and why we must make every effort collectively to improve our development capabilities and accelerate commercialisation locally.

  • Larry Lopez, Director of Accelerating Commercialisation Strategy,
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

4:15 PM

Stream: TAKE IT ON BOARD

How ‘Sci-tech could be the next trillion-dollar market for Australia

Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future and possibly the next trillion dollar industries. Is Australia in the race?

  • Dr Yao Weiguang, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, The Dow Chemical

4:30 PM

Stream: GET ‘IT’ DONE

The race is on – Formula 1 strategies

Sean will talk us through applying pit stop technology to everyday business, providing invaluable insights into how McLaren Applied Technologies is teaching businesses how to rigorously analyse simulated and real-time data to deliver customised outcomes shaped by insights from predictive intelligence.

  • Sean McClowry, Partner, Deloitte

4:30 PM

Stream: TAKE IT ON BOARD

Short Interview: The ‘GIG Economy’

  • Levi Aron, Country Manager – Australia, Deliveroo
  • Moderator: The Australian Financial Review

4:45 PM

Stream: GET ‘IT’ DONE

Using tech to disrupt an entire industry

Building a digital bank from the ground up is set to be a huge game-changer for Australia. In achieving the first restricted banking licence in Australia, volt bank is paving the way for innovation and competition in the Australian banking sector.

  • Steve Weston, Co-Founder & CEO, volt bank
  • Dana Harbidge, Head of Tech Planning & Business Solutions, volt bank

4:45 PM

Stream: TAKE IT ON BOARD

Crowdsourcing: the next frontier for innovative problem solving on a global scale

Crowdfunding is old news, but crowdsourcing solutions to multimillion dollar business problems is not. This session explores the game-changing approach this gold miner is leading through partnering with start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the globe.

  • Gavin Wood, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Newcrest Mining
  • Ric Gros, CEO, METS Ignited

5:00 PM

Stream: GET ‘IT’ DONE

UNCONFERENCE SESSION | Ideas into industry

This session will explore how we turn ideas into action and in turn into industries. We let the audience decide what to talk about.

  • Andy Bateman, National Lead Partner, Innovation Strategy, Deloitte Australia
  • Dr Anna Lavelle, Chair, ANDHealth
  • Alison Hardacre, Co-Founder & Managing Director HealthKit
  • Catherine Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, Powershop
  • Richard Dale, Committee Member, Sydney Angels
  • Dr Christian Behrenbruch, CEO & Managing Director, Telix Pharmaceuticals
  • Moderator: Pete McConnell, CEO & Founder, Commtract & Contributing Writer, The Australian Financial Review

5:00 PM

Stream: TAKE IT ON BOARD

UNCONFERENCE SESSION | Should AI have its own code of ethics?

AI’s impact on our workplaces, employment, and society has many questioning whether it needs its own code of ethics to operate. We discuss with some experts and practitioners.

  • Dr Catriona Wallace, CEO & Founder, Flamingo AI
  • Professor Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Australia
  • Brock Douglas, Operating Officer, Consulting, TechnologyOne formerly IBM Watson
  • Joao Almeida, Chief Technical Officer, Lenovo Data Centre
  • Caroline Bennet, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
  • Moderator: Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review

5:30 PM

Close of Day One and Networking Drinks

8:30 AM

Opening remarks from the Technology Editor

  • Paul Smith, Technology Editor, Australian Financial Review

‘BIG’ TECH ISSUES

8:35 AM

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION ADDRESS | Have ‘big tech’ platforms got too much power?

  • Dr Stephen King, Commissioner, Productivity Commission

9:00 AM

OPENING ROUNDTABLE | The reality of tech listings on the ASX

  • Max Cunningham, Executive General Manager Listings, Issuer Services & Investment Products, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
  • Calissa Aldridge, Group Senior Manager Markets & Conduct, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Alex Waislitz, Executive Chairman, Thorney Investment Group
  • Moderator: Jonathan Shapiro, Financial Journalist, The Australian Financial Review

CHANGING THE GAME DOWN UNDER

9:45 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE | Australia’s $315bn digital opportunity

Digital innovation can deliver $315 billion in gross economic value to Australia over the next decade. Adrian Turner shares how we can capture this value and build our competitive advantage in key areas, as well as re-think our innovation system to drive scale.

  • Adrian Turner, Chair, Cyber Security Growth Centre & CEO, CSIRO Data61

10:10 AM

OPENING ROUNDTABLE | ‘Data driven economy – has business already blown it?’

The level of innovation occurring around open data globally is both exciting and concerning. We look closely at some of the trade-offs especially considering so many recent data breeches that cannot be ignored. We will discuss why innovation needs to happen around our privacy both as citizens and customers and why the regulation needs to be right.

  • Scott Farrell, Chair, Review into open-banking in Australia
  • Professor Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and
    Engineering
  • Van Le, Co-Founder, Strategist & Innovator, Xinja
  • Belinda Gibson, Non-Executive Director, Brisbane Airport, Ausgrid & Citi Group
  • Adrian Turner, Chair, Cyber Security Growth Centre & CEO, CSIRO Data61
  • Moderator: James Eyers,The Australian Financial Review

10:55 AM

Networking and refreshment break

11:15 AM

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Creating a culture of innovation – from mindsets to action

  • Angela Lee, Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Dean, Columbia Business
    School & Founder 37 Angels

11:40 AM

ROUNDTABLE | Tech giants and their impact on Australian innovation

  • Professor Ross Buckley, Scientia Professor, UNSW Australia
  • Dr Charlie Day, CEO, Innovation and Science Australia
  • Claire McFarland, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, United States Studies Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Laura Anderson, Chair, SVI Global & LaunchVic
  • Michelle Price, CEO, AustCyber
  • Moderator: Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN

12:25 PM

INSIGHTS & INTERVIEW | Can Australia ever have a tech industry to rival Israel?

  • Tal Chen, Corporate Finance Partner, Deloitte Israel
  • Adir Shiffman, Executive Chairman, Catapult Sports
  • Brian Ruddle, Managing Director, Impact Innovation Group
  • Tony Holt, Co-Founder & Partner, Square Peg Capital
  • Mark Xavier, Managing Director, V-Tol Aerospace
  • Moderator: Yolanda Redrup The Australian Financial Review

1:10 PM

Lunch & networking break

1:45 PM

VC ROUNDTABLE | ‘Funding Australia’s future industry giants’

What are the top VCs looking for in emerging stars and when will we see the next breakout performer?

  • Niki Scevak, Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures
  • Daniel Petre AO, Partner AirTree Ventures & Director, Innovation & Science Australia
  • Todd Forest, Managing Director, NAB Ventures
  • Martin Duursma, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures – CSIRO Innovation Fund
  • Angela Lee, Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Dean, Columbia Business School & Founder 37 Angels
  • Moderator: Paul Smith The Australian Financial Review

2:30 PM

What the organisation of the future looks like

AI tomorrow will be what electricity is today — it will be a fundamental part of our lives and emocratising AI is crucial to increasing employee productivity to enable businesses to be more customer-centric. As AI continues to grow, the importance of organisations providing an environment of trust, where employees do not feel threatened to solicit help when they face challenges in their work is crucial. Australian workers need to embrace a genuine passion for life-long learning as we adapt to the fourth industrial revolution. With insights into Salesforce’s commissioned YouGov research which found: 60 per cent of Australian workers need technology training within the next two years to keep their current job but nine in 10 workers believe such training should be provided free by their employer or the government.

  • Dan Bognar, Senior Vice President APAC – Solution Engineering, Cloud Sales and Industries, Salesforce

2:50 PM

Cyber-physical system ready – what it will take

The World Economic Forum says we are entering the 4th wave of Industrialization. They argue that this next era will be characterised by the emergence of cyber-physical systems – a new kind of computation, turbo charged by artificial intelligence. This emerging data-driven world suggests profound challenges and opportunities. How these technologies will shape our daily life and our businesses are yet to be determined. New business models and new markets are appearing and disruptions seem likely across markets, ecosystems and institutions, with the likelihood of profound social, cultural and political impacts. These emergent techno-economic transformations, like many of their predecessors, will also be accompanied by a great deal of societal and cultural anxiety regarding economic impact, sustainability and trust. In this talk, Professor Bell will explore the questions raised by the new technologies for businesses and their stakeholders.

  • Professor Genevieve Bell, Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, Vice President & Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation

3:10 PM

What do our universities need from business to get collaboration happening?

  • Professor Glenn Wightwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise, The University of Technology Sydney

3:30 PM

What Australia’s workforce will need to thrive and survive

  • Dominic Price, Head of Research and Development and Work Futurist, Atlassian

3:50 PM

Afternoon networking & refreshment break

AUSTRALIA’S MOONSHOTS & MISSIONS

4:05 PM

The Great Barrier Reef Project – going after Mars

The latest infusion of funds from the Australian Government a $444 million package to be exact will ensure the Great Barrier Reef Foundation achieves some milestones in preserving the reef. Can the foundation achieve the desired moon shots with its innovative efforts? Will it also engage the international community to tackle the big climate change issues? Going for Mars after the moon could be on the cards for the foundation to ensure a sustainable future for the reef.

  • Professor Greg Qiao, Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne & The Barrier Reef Foundation
  • John O’Mahony, Partner, Access Economics

4:25 PM

ROUNDTABLE | ‘How Australian science can change the world’

Missions need to inspire Australians to aim high and dream big, catalysing lasting shifts towards a culture of innovation and new approaches across the innovation system. They need leaders to sponsor the mission and a narrative that inspires innovators and the community to invest in the mission and the Australian innovation system. They should also show that they can engage a broad base of support, including leading experts, industry, the Australian public and bipartisan political support. *Australia 2030 – Prosperity through innovation.

  • Professor Chris Goodnow, Executive Director, Garvan Institute
  • Kylie Walker, CEO, Science & Technology Australia AND Chair, Australia National Commission for UNESCO
  • Dr Jackie Fairley, CEO & President, Starpharma
  • Professor Greg Qiao, Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Dan Grant, CEO, MTPConnect
  • Moderator: Ben Potter The Australian Financial Review

A BRAVE NEW WORLD

5:10 PM

INSIGHTS | “Putting a Face onto AI: After “Nadia” – Get Ready for the Digital Human Workforce”

What does a workforce augmented by digital humans look like? This presentation is the first-hand story of the creation of “Nadia”– the world’s first AI digital human for service delivery co-designed with people with disability – by the person who developed the concept and led the delivery. The session explores the power of co-design and presents a future view of exponential change, that has already started, across industries augmented by digital humans, including healthcare.

  • Marie Johnson, Managing Director & Chief Digital Officer, Centre for Digital
    Business

5:35 PM

Close of Summit

Speakers

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Jobs & Innovation

Bill Ferris AC
Chair, Innovation & Science Australia

The Hon Ed Husic MP
Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation & Future of Work; Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy

Dr Charlie Day
CEO, Office of Science & Innovation Australia

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Chair, Universities Australia & President & Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

Athalie Williams
Chief People Officer, BHP

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO

Angela Lee
Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Dean, Columbia Business School & Founder 37 Angels

Scott Farrell
Chair, Review into open-banking in Australia

Larry Keeley
President & Co-Founder, Doblin

Jason Pellegrino
incoming CEO, Domain

Petra Andrén
CEO, Cicada Innovations

Adir Shiffman
Executive Chairman, Catapult Sports

Dr Jens Goennemann
Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, AMGC

Alex Waislitz
Executive Chairman, Thorney Investement Group

Tim Reed
CEO, MYOB

Dr Mirjana Prica
Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia (FIAL)

Scott Middleton
CEO, Terem Technologies

Larry Lopez
Director of Accelerating Commercialisation Strategy, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Professor Michael Biercuk
Director, Quantum Control Laboratory, Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Sydney

Marie Johnson
Managing Director & Chief Digital Officer, Centre for Digital Business

Dr Catriona Wallace
CEO & Founder, Flamingo AI

Dr Maja Cassidy
Senior Research Scientist, Microsoft Station Q, The University of Sydney

Phil Morle
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures, CSIRO Innovation Fund

Flavia Tata Nardini
CEO & Founder, Fleet Technologies

Andrew Lai
Executive Director, SproutX

Dr Anastasia Volkova
CEO & Founder, Flurosat

James Orchard
Executive General Manager Innovation , IAG

Spencer Maughan
Visiting Fellow – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, United States Studies Centre & Partner, Finistere Ventures

Pete McConnell
CEO & Founder, Commtract

Claire McFarland
Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, United States Studies Centre, The University of Sydney

Steve Weston
Co-Founder & CEO, volt bank

Dr Amantha Imber
Founder and CEO of Inventium

Adrian Turner
Chair, Cyber Security Growth Centre & CEO, CSIRO Data61

Professor Hugh Bradlow
President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Van Le
Co-Founder, Strategist & Innovator, Xinja

Professor Greg Qiao
Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Niki Scevak
Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures

Daniel Petre AO
Partner, AirTree Ventures & Director, Innovation and Science Australia

Todd Forest
Managing Director, NAB Ventures

Professor Glenn Wightwick
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise, The University of Technology

Dominic Price
Head of Research and Development and Work Futurist, Atlassian

Brock Douglas
Operating Officer, Consulting, TechnologyOne formerly IBM Watson

Dr Dan Grant
CEO, MTPConnect

Laura Anderson
Chair, LaunchVic

Michelle Price
CEO, AustCyber

Miranda Taylor
CEO, NERA

Calissa Aldridge
Group Senior Manager Markets & Conduct, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Ric Gros
CEO, METS Ignited

Professor Genevieve Bell
Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, Vice President & Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation

Brian Ruddle
Managing Director, Impact Innovation Group

Richard Dale
Committee Member, Sydney Angels

Alison Hardacre
Co-Founder & Managing Director, HealthKit

Mark Xavier
Managing Director, V-Tol Aerospace

Dr Leanna Read
Chair, Carina Biotech

Dr Christian Behrenbruch
CEO & Managing Director, Telix Pharmaceuticals

Lee Hatton
CEO, Ubank

Dr Stephen King
Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Cameron Adams
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, Canva

Pete Steel
Executive General Manager – Digital, Commonwealth Bank

Matt Wood
Head of Digital Products & Solutions Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific, VISA

Dr Anna Lavelle
Chair, ANDHealth

Dr Yao Weiguang
Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, The Dow Chemical

Belinda Gibson
Non-Executive Director, Ausgrid, Citigroup Australia & Brisbane Airport

Martin Duursma
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures – CSIRO Innovation Fund

Dan Bognar
Senior Vice President APAC – Solution Engineering, Cloud Sales and Industries, Salesforce

Professor Chris Goodnow
Executive Director, Garvan Institute

Kylie Walker
CEO, Science & Technology Australia, Chair, Australian National Commission for UNESCO

Dr Jackie Fairley
CEO & President, Starpharma

Dr Andrew Harris
Technical Director, Laing O’Rourke

Rebecca Burrows
General Manager, Segment Development & Marketing, Australia Post

Karren Bathurst
Research & Systems Manager, Bega Cheese Limited

Tony Caruso
Managing Director & CEO, Mastermyne

Dana Harbidge
HEAD OF TECH PLANNING & BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, volt bank

Max Cunningham
Executive General Manager Listings, Issuer Services & Investment Products, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Professsor Ross Buckley
Scientia Professor, UNSW Australia

Dr Leila Fourie,
CEO, Australian Payments Network

Levi Aron
Country Manager – Australia, Deliveroo

Tony Holt,
Co-Founder & Partner, Square Peg Capital

Rick Wingfield
General Manager – Innovation, Australia Post

Joao Almeida
Chief Technical Officer, Lenovo

John O’Mahony
Partner, Access Economics

Professor Toby Walsh
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Australia

Clare Harding
Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte

Jasna Sims
Group Head of Innovation, Lendlease

Caroline Bennet
Partner, Consulting, Deloitte

Andy Bateman
National Lead Partner, Innovation Strategy, Deloitte Australia

Jonathan Perkinson
Partner, Assurance & Advisory, Deloitte

Sean McClowry
Partner, Deloitte

Tal Chen
Corporate Finance Partner, Deloitte

Michael Stutchbury
Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

Paul Smith
Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review

John Davidson
Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

Jonathan Shapiro
Financial Journalist, The Australian Financial Review

Yolanda Redrup
Journalist, The Australian Financial Review

Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review

Jess Gardner
The Australian Financial Review

James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review

James Thomson
The Australian Financial Review

Michael Bailey
The Australian Financial Review

2017 Attendees

  • ACOLA
  • Advanced Manufacuting Growth Centre (AGMC)
  • Altus Traffic
  • AOFM
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication, UNSW Sydney
  • Asurion LLC
  • Atlassian
  • Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering
  • Australian CleanTech
  • Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Ltd
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • BAE Systems Australia
  • Baillieu Holst
  • BCAL Diagnostics Pty Ltd
  • BioFoundry
  • Blackbird Ventures
  • Boeing Australia & New Zealand
  • British High Commission
  • Burnet Institute
  • Challenger Limited
  • Chase Consulting
  • Chatsworth Associates
  • Cicada Innovations
  • Cook Medical
  • Crazy Might Work
  • Crescent Wealth
  • CSBP Ltd
  • CSIRO
  • Deakin University
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Australia
  • Department of Industry
  • Department of Industry Innovation
  • Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
  • Dept of Industry, Innovation & Science
  • Dept of the Attorney- General & Justice
  • DSITI- Queensland Government
  • EBL Disability Services
  • Edison Group
  • Elabor8
  • Energy QLD
  • Energy Queensland
  • Fairfax Media
  • Flamingo
  • F-OFF: Fear of Failure Forum
  • Foley Durham
  • Food Innovation Australia Ltd
  • Freelancer.com
  • Future Fund
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Gretals Australia PTY LTD
  • Gumtree
  • Hatch
  • IAG
  • Ideapod
  • Innovation & Science Australia
  • Innovation and Science Australia
  • Innovative Manufacturing CRC
  • Institute of Public Accountants
  • Intent Global Pty Ltd
  • Inventium
  • Job Capital
  • Johnson and Johnson Innovation
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Landgate
  • Lendlease
  • Lighthouse Strategies
  • Magnify Innovation
  • Marubeni Australia Limited
  • METS Ignited
  • Monash University
  • MTPConnect
  • MYOB
  • MyPass Global
  • NAB
  • NATSPEC Construction Information
  • NERA
  • Norths
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia
  • Office of National Assessments
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • Oil Search Ltd
  • Owenell Global Consultancy
  • Pathfinder Consulting Group Pty Ltd
  • Powershop Australia & Meridian Energy Australia
  • PresCare
  • QxBranch
  • RACGP
  • Rasmax Consultants
  • Refraction Media
  • Replenish Earth
  • Richard A Bobb Chartered Accountants
  • Rural Industries RDC Charles Sturt University
  • SHAVIK Smarter Integrated Software
  • Singularity University
  • Sprout X
  • Standards Australia
  • Stanley and Co.
  • Stockpot
  • Stone & Chalk
  • Suncorp
  • Sydney School of Entrepreneuship
  • SYPAQ
  • TechInSA
  • Telstra
  • Terem Technologies
  • The Australian Financial Review
  • The Ethics Centre
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Technology
  • Universities Australia
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Wollongong
  • UTS
  • Western Sydney University
  • Wrays
  • Zenda Life Foods
  • Ziva


Pricing

Start ups & SMEs Rate
$695 + GST

Package (Two Days)

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Govt and Academia
$2195 + GST

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Standard
$2795 + GST

Package (Two Days)

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  • * SME is defined as an organisation with fewer than 200 employees globally
  • Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no costTo take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

When & Where

30 – 31 Jul 2018

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
www.sofitelsydney.com.au

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.

Contact Us

Still have a question?

Veronique Henrisson
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4054
Veronique.Henrisson@informa.com

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425
Alex.Cook@informa.com.au