Overview

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 2020 Innovation Summit, 7-8 December 2020 at The Langham, Melbourne.

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?

With the easing of restrictions and the continual improvement in the Australian situation regarding COVID-19, we are confident that the AFR Innovation Summit will take place on the rescheduled dates of 7-8 December 2020 at The Langham in Melbourne. All prior registrations have been transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au

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

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

13:45

Closing remarks and end of summit & lunch

2020 Speakers


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


Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO


Professor Michael Wesley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, The University of Melbourne


The Hon Gabrielle Upton MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier

2019 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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By 31 May 2020

Govt and Academia
$2,195 + GST

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By 31 May 2020

Standard
$2,795 + GST

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Start ups & SMEs Rate
$895 + GST

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From 01 June 2020

Govt and Academia
$2,395 + GST

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Standard
$3,095 + GST

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From 01 June 2020

  • Online Access Pass: Delegates attending the event online, via our digital platform. Not physically attending.
  • Package(Two Days): Delegates attending the event in person.

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

EARLY BIRD RATE – pay by 31 October 2020

START UPS & SMES RATE: $795 + GST
START UPS & SMES RATE – Online Access Pass: $596 + GST

GOVT AND ACADEMIA: $2,195 + GST
GOVT AND ACADEMIA – Online Access Pass:: $1,646 + GST

GENERAL PRICING: $2,795 + GST
GENERAL PRICING – Online Access Pass: $2,096 + GST

STANDARD RATE – from 01 November 2020

START UPS & SMES RATE: $895 + GST
START UPS & SMES RATE – Online Access Pass: $671 + GST

GOVT AND ACADEMIA: $2,395 + GST
GOVT AND ACADEMIA – Online Access Pass:: $1,796 + GST

GENERAL PRICING: $3,095 + GST
GENERAL PRICING – Online Access Pass: $2,321 + GST

When & Where

7-8 December 2020

The Langham, Melbourne & delivered virtually
1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne VIC 3006
(03) 8696 8888

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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