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Overview

Yesterday’s headlines paint a gloomy picture for the future of investment in Australian research and development.

Innovation leaders are calling the cuts to R&D “mean-spirited” , “a stunning lost opportunity” and “a slap in the face” to Australian start ups, researchers, and forward-thinking corporates, with our own Ben Potter declaring “the national innovation agenda is dead”.

But in an increasingly competitive regional and global market, failure to innovate is no longer an option.

Will future policy leaders provide the direction – and the funding – we need to ensure the next generation of great Australian technologies companies and industries? And what can Australian businesses and research organisations do to develop their own capacity for successful innovation?

At this critical juncture for the innovation community, the Australian Financial Review is pleased to announce our 2019 Innovation Summit, 29-30 July 2019 at the Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney.

Join us as we explore the concept of “ambidextrous” organisations and economies, that are able to balance the demands of the present with a vision of the future.

Who will hold that vision for Australia?

Agenda

8:30

Opening remarks |

Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review
Clare Harding, Chief Transformation Officer, Deloitte

INCLUDING VIDEO MESSAGE FROM

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science & Technology

8:45

OPENING ROUNDTABLE | The big picture

  • Australia’s innovation scorecard – getting real on Australia’s strategy and performance
  • Why has innovation been so politically toxic?
  • What is our obligation to the future on innovation, inequality and the environment?
  • US vs China – is Australia at a crossroads on technology, collaboration and security?

Maile Carnegie, Group Executive, Digital and Australia Transformation, ANZ & Director, Innovation and Science Australia
Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
Rob Hillard, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Deloitte
Bill Ferris AC, Co-Founder, CHAMP Private Equity & former Chair, Innovation and Science Australia
Moderator: Joanne Gray, Managing Editor, The Australian Financial Review

9:35

IN CONVERSATION | Technology – a force for good

Richard White, CEO WiseTech Global
In conversation with Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

10:00

ROUNDTABLE | Scaling up: the weak link in Australia’s innovation ecosystem

  • How do we help start-ups and SMEs achieve scale and go global?
  • Are our capital flow and investment settings having the optimal effect?
  • How can we encourage business formation and stimulate competition?

Daniel Petre AO, Founder & Partner, Airtree Ventures
Dr Kate Cornick, CEO, LaunchVic
Dr Simon Poole, Director – New Business Ventures, Finisar
Sam Kroonenburg, CEO & Founder, A Cloud Guru
Moderator: James Thomson, Chanticleer Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

10:45

Networking and refreshment break

11:10

KEYNOTE | Bringing AI to life

Tim Reed, CEO, MYOB

11:35

ROUNDTABLE | The impact of big tech

  • Big Tech has been a major driver of innovation – but does its dominance stifle external innovation and competition?
  • ‘Unavoidable business partners’: what are the unintended consequences of Big Tech’s ubiquity for other companies?
  • What ethical responsibility do tech companies have? And can they be held accountable?

Melanie Silva, Managing Director, Google Australia & New Zealand
Jason Juma-Ross, Director of Tech and Innovation, Facebook ANZ
Sunita Bose, Managing Director, DIGI
Dr Rob Nicholls, Senior Lecturer, School of Taxation and Business Law UNSW Sydney
Nerida O’Loughlin, Chair and Agency Head, Australian Communications and Media Authority
Moderator: Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review

12:20

KEYNOTE | Restoring trust in a digital world

Charles Walton, Senior Vice President, Digital Identity Products, Mastercard USA

12:45

Lunch & networking break

13:30

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | The innovation bottom line

Nigel Whitehead, Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems UK

13:55

ROUNDTABLE | How do we lift corporate investment in genuine R&D?

Kathy Connell, Senior Director, New Ventures, ANZ, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Andrew Stevens, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia
Greg Pratt, Partner, Deloitte
Dr Andrew Nash, Senior Vice President, Research, CSL
Moderator: Ben Potter, Companies and Markets Editor, The Australian Financial Review

14:35

IN CONVERSATION | Space 2.0

Dr Todd Mansell, Chief of Science, Strategy & Program Division, DST
Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency
Moderator: Ben Potter, Companies and Markets Editor, The Australian Financial Review

15:05

Networking and refreshment break

15:30

ROUNDTABLE | Funding dysfunction: Optimising government research spend

  • Do the various different forms of government research funding work together as part of a clear strategy? Or do they reinforce the siloisation of research efforts, resulting in missed opportunities and slower progress?
  • Should university research be aligned with the nation’s overall transformation strategy? And with around two-thirds of it now self-funded, how could this be achieved?
  • How could we better incentivise cross-sector and cross-agency collaboration? Should it attract a higher R&D tax incentive?

Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive, Go8
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle
Professor Anne Kelso AO, CEO, NHMRC
Mike Molinari, Managing Director, IP Group Australia
Moderator: Dr Alana Piper, Director of Ventures, The Australian Financial Review

16:15

ROUNDTABLE | Society 2.0: Evolving our workforce and institutions to catch up with technology

  • How can we get the skills we need for the future economy?
  • How can we ensure the benefits of innovation are shared by all?
  • Protecting consumer rights, privacy and social welfare in the age of technological disruption

Professor Emma Johnston AO, President, Science & Technology Australia
Adrian Turner, CEO, CSIRO’s Data61
Steven Worrall, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
Jodie Auster, General Manager, Uber Eats Australia, New Zealand
Moderator: Sally Patten, Editor – BOSS Magazine, The Australian Financial Review

17:00

CLOSE OF DAY ONE & NETWORKING DRINKS

8:30

Opening remarks | Opening remarks from the Technology Editor

Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial

8:40

International keynote | Scaling Edges – How to grow your large-scale transformation muscle

Duleesha Kulasooriya, Managing Director, Deloitte Centre for the Edge, Silicon Valley

9:10

CEO ROUNDTABLE | The challenge of leading an ambidextrous organisation

  • How should leaders balance the needs of the present with the imperatives of the future?
  • How are CEOs making decisions about investment and metrics for success?
  • What is the right culture for innovation, and how can leaders create it?
  • Should corporate innovation efforts be integrated, centralised or spun out?

Andrew Penn, CEO, Telstra
Andrew Bassat, CEO, SEEK
Dig Howitt, CEO & President, Cochlear
Brett Redman, Managing Director & CEO, AGL
Moderator: Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

10:00

INTERVIEW | Balancing innovation, risk and trust in a transforming market

Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA
Interviewed by Angus Grigg, National Affairs Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review

10:30

ROUNDTABLE | The mindset of an entrepreneur

Dr Catriona Wallace, CEO & Founder, Flamingo Ai
Matthew Koertge, Managing Director, Telstra Ventures
Vanessa Matthijssen, Strategy Partner, Consumer Products Sector lead Australia, Deloitte
Phillip Kingston, Founder & CEO, Sargon
Moderator: Michael Bailey, Rich List Editor, The Australian Financial Review

11:15

Networking & refreshment break

11:45

IN DEPTH | Buzzword bingo: sorting through the hype

  • How can new technology trends be leveraged in key industries?
  • What will generate real competitive advantage?
  • What should business leaders be doing right now to seize the advantage?

Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, The University of Sydney
Dr Peter Stanski, Head of Solution Architecture Australia & New Zealand / CTO, Amazon Web Services
Lee Hickin, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia
Danny Gilligan, Co-founder & Acting CEO, Data Republic, Co-founder and Managing Director, Reinventure Group
Moderator: Andrea Culligan, Partner, Deloitte Private

12:35

KEYNOTE | Enterprise transformation today, for tomorrow

Steve Day, EGM Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace, NAB

13:00

DIRECTORS ROUNDTABLE | The board’s challenge to drive innovation?

  • Balancing risk and innovation for long-term gain
  • Do boards have the mindset, skills and expertise they need?

Alison Deans, Non- Executive Director, Ramsay Health Care, Westpac Banking Corporation & Cochlear
John Lord AM, Chairman, Huawei Technologies Australia
David Kirk, Chairman & Co-Founder, Bailador Technology Investments & Chairman, Kathmandu
Dr Adir Shiffman, Chairman, Catapult Sports
Moderator: Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review

13:45

Closing remarks and end of summit & lunch

Speakers


Duleesha Kulasooriya
Managing Director, Deloitte Centre for the Edge, Silicon Valley


Melanie SIlva
Managing Director, Google Australia & New Zealand


Andrew Penn
CEO, Telstra


Maile Carnegie
Group Executive, Digital and Australia Transformation, ANZ & Director, Innovation and Science Australia


Bill Ferris AC
Co-Founder, CHAMP Private Equity & former Chair, Innovation and Science Australia


Andrew Bassat
CEO, SEEK


Brett Redman
Managing Director & CEO, AGL


Vicki Thomson
CEO, Go8


Dig Howitt
CEO, Cochlear


Adrian Turner
CEO, CSIRO’s Data61


Richard White
CEO WiseTech Global


Steven Worrall
Managing Director, Microsoft Australia


Steve Day
EGM Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace, NAB


Charles Walton
Senior Vice President, Digital Identity Products, Mastercard USA


Andrew Stevens
Chair, Innovation & Science Australia


Dr Catriona Wallace
CEO & Founder, Flamingo Ai


Tim Reed
CEO, MYOB


Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO


Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle


Dr Kate Cornick
CEO, LaunchVic


Professor Salah Sukkarieh
The University of Sydney


Nigel Whitehead
Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems


Dr Adir Shiffman
Chairman, Catapult Sports


Rob Hillard
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Deloitte


Professor Anne Kelso AO
CEO, NHMRC


Sam Kroonenburg
CEO & Founder, A Cloud Guru


Greg Pratt
Partner, Deloitte


Sunita Bose
Managing Director, DIGI


Dr Todd Mansell
Chief of Science, Strategy & Program Division, DST


Clare Harding
Chief Transformation Officer, Deloitte


Mike Molinari
Managing Director, IP Group Australia


Daniel Petre AO
Founder & Partner, Airtree Ventures


Jodie Auster
General Manager, Uber Eats Australia, New Zealand


Kathy Connell
Senior Director, New Ventures, ANZ, Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Lee Hickin
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia


Dr Rob Nicholls
Senior Lecturer, School of Taxation & Business Law UNSW Australia


Anthony Murfett
Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency


Nerida O’Loughlin
Chair and Agency Head, Australian Communications and Media Authority


Professor Emma Johnston AO
President, Science and Technology Australia


Dr Peter Stanski
Head of Solution Architecture Australia & New Zealand / CTO, Amazon Web Services


Alison Deans
Director, Ramsay Health Care


Vanessa Matthijssen
Strategy Partner, Consumer Products Sector lead Australia, Deloitte


David Kirk
Chairman & Co-Founder, Bailador Technology Investments & Chairman, Kathmandu


John Lord AM
Chairman, Huawei Technologies Australia


Danny Gilligan
Co-founder & Acting CEO, Data Republic, Co-founder and Managing Director, Reinventure Group


Phillip Kingston
Founder & CEO, Sargon


Andy Purdy
Chief Security officer, Huawei Technologies USA


Dr Simon Poole
Director – New Business Ventures, Finisar


Dr Andrew Nash
Senior Vice President, Research, CSL


Jason Juma-Ross
Head of Tech and Innovation, Facebook


Andrea Culligan
Partner, Deloitte Private


Matthew Koertge
Managing Director, Telstra Ventures


Angus Grigg
National Affairs Correspondent, The Australian Financial Review


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


Paul Smith
Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review


Michael Bailey
Rich List Editor, The Australian Financial Review


Joanne Gray
Managing Editor, The Australian Financial Review


Jennifer Hewett
National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review


James Thomson
Chanticleer Columnist, The Australian Financial Review


Ben Potter
Companies and Markets Editor, The Australian Financial Review


Dr Alana Piper
Director of Ventures, The Australian Financial Review


Sally Patten
Editor – BOSS Magazine, 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
$795 + GST

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$2295 + GST

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$2995 + GST

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Event Pricing

Standard rate – from 01 June 2019

  • START UPS & SMES RATE: $795 + GST
  • GOVT AND ACADEMIA: $2295 + GST
  • GENERAL PRICING: $2995 + GST

* SME is defined as an organisation with fewer than 200 employees globally

When & Where

29 – 30 July 2019

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Event Images

Below is a snippet of images from the AFR Innovation Summit 2019.

To view all images from the two day summit, visit the Flickr album.

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