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Babak Abedin

Technology Advisor, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Digital Literacy for Employee Experience

People are a critical element of the organizational and technological transformations. They make transformations happen but at the same time their relationship with organization dynamically changes. When employees are digitally literate, they can conceive possibilities arising from digital technolog...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Gemma Felicity Acton

Network Finance Editor, Seven Network

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Ethical & functional AI - A discussion about the ethical use of AI in Australia

People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.” -Pedro Domingos Ethical AI - Can we trust machines to make our decisions? To date, AI has been applied to accomplish many tasks, ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Raji Ambikairajah

Non-Executive Director, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

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Team Tech: Are we attracting the people we need for Australia to thrive in the future of work?

This unmissable panel will take a deep dive into the industry's progress - and shortfalls - in driving inclusion and diversity across Australia's tech sector. Our speakers will outline the crucial nature of diversity in building the innovative, creative workforce required for organisations to thr...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Fiona Anson

Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Jobgetter

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The future is not AI – It’s IA

There's room on the chain for everyone The panel will explore a diverse range of blockchain and crypto currency industries and how the tech is revolutionizing their field. Following the session, join our panellists in an Innovation Lab break-out room where you can chat with the industry representat...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Yaso Arumugam

Chief Information Security Officer, National Archives of Australia

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not always ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Jesse Arundell

Open Innovation & Partnerships Lead, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Building a culture of everyday innovators at CommBank

- Over the last five years, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been on a journey to understand how best to leverage the collective intelligence and experience of its people to drive the innovation and improvement of its products, processes, systems and services at scale across the Bank. - Durin...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Human Resources & Management

Jenny Atkinson

Founder & CEO, Littlescribe

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Monetising Innovation: How smart companies design the product around the price

"Innovation. It’s the call for every business, in every industry, in every corner of the world. It’s the most important driver of growth and, in today’s marketplace, critical to survival. But successful innovation – measured in dollars and cents – remains elusive. Companies invest substan...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Sales

Stephen Attenborough

Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic

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Centre stage keynote

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Presentation Type: Central stage keynote Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Peter Auhl

Chief Information Officer, Central Coast Council

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Moving from strategy to action. The secrets behind scaling mobility & smart tech to create the city we all dream of!

The smart city utopia has been on government agendas for years, yet the reality is still very far from the dream. Funding, red tape, changes in government, brownfield sites, scalability, legacy systems, financial sustainability, policy lags are all issues which have stood in the way of the city of t...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Kari Banick

General Manager, Linfox

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Future skills and the future of work in Industry 4.0 and the supply chain

• The future of supply chain • Engaging supply chain professionals to share and learn from each other • Capability development and adapting to change • Affordability v necessity (i.e. getting alignment on payback periods alongside impending employee shortage/ageing workforce and safety i...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Anna Bardsley

Associate Director, Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia

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Building financial sustainable smart cities. Is there a better economic model to fund progress?

The basic model of expecting government to fund smart cities projects is neither sustainable nor a long-term solution for industry. So what is the alternative? How are cities re-defining their strategies to allow industry to take a bigger role in financing and profiting from smart city solutions? Wh...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Susie Bayes

Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy, The Guardian

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Tech with purpose: Can technology make us better humans?

How are people using technology to overcome wider reaching human challenges and gaps in empathy that go beyond the logistical challenges we’ve mastered so far? This session will look at what innovators have done to address our challenges in relating to others’ needs, as well as discuss any limit...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Paul Berkovic

Chief Commercial Officer, Rayven IOT

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Accelerating the implementation of industrial IOT

Attend this workshop to gain knowledge and insight that will help you compete in an IoT-enabled business world. You will see real examples of how IOT has already started changing the way real-time, physical-world data influences outcomes in industry; including in logistics, manufacturing, retail, h...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Sabrina Bethunin

Co-CEO & Co-founder, MadeComfy

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Founder panel: Starting and growing a business with venture capital

Hear firsthand from founders who have raised venture capital at various stages of the business lifecycle, how the careful integration of technology, business and capital are critical to the success of an early stage company. How do you pitch a venture capitalist (VC)? What does a VC/founder relatio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Investors & Analysts, Start-up

Michael Bewley

Director of AI, Nearmap

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Mapping the evolution of cities: Applying deep learning to petabytes of aerial imagery

Nearmap uses planes to regularly capture high resolution aerial imagery in Australia, the USA, New Zealand and Canada for use by a wide range of businesses. Up until now, we have produced visual products – 2D photo maps, measurable oblique images, and 3D models of entire cities. Our mission is to ...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Abbas Bigdeli

CEO, AerVision

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Lightning Talk Series: The minds behind the eyes: Vision AI innovations in Australia. Case study: Infrastructure inspection from drones

Manual inspection of large scale infrastructure is labourious and tedious. AerVision shows how a combination of drones, imaging sensors, and computer vision improves powerline inspection, with a proven solution for automatic classification of LiDAR point cloud data. Scalability is addressed with a c...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Mandy Birch

Senior Vice President, Engineering Strategy, Rigetti Computing

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An end-to-end look at the quantum industry

This session will feature experts discussing their work in hardware research, software development, the experience of being end-users of the tech along with a use-case exploration, and an education perspective. ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Quantum Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Trena Blair

Ceo, Fd Global Connections

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Build your Runway to Sales Success in the United States

• Figuring out your distribution strategy for the USA • Models for success • Case studies including actionable takeaways ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Sub-theme: Overseas Markets Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Start-up

John Blicq

Executive Manager, Digital Innovation Customer, Digital & Partners, Suncorp

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Supporting innovation through partnerships

Understanding the importance of startups is the first step to supporting innovation and identifying value gaps in government systems. Startups are not constrained by legacy systems and are built from the customer driving customer satisfaction and retention. Suncorp’s innovation teamed up with...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Government

Samantha Bogaert

CTO, AgriDigital

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DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION: There's room on the chain for everyone

Following an enlivened panel discussion on blockchain, join the panel speakers in a smaller, more intimate deep dive on their respective domains. Tables will be set so you can sit with the industry panellists of your choice and have a drill down directly on your specific topic of interest....

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Samantha Bogaert

CTO, AgriDigital

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There's room on the chain for everyone

The panel will explore a diverse range of blockchain and crypto currency industries and how the tech is revolutionizing their field. Following the session, join our panellists in an Innovation Lab break-out room where you can chat with the industry representatives of your choice and dive deeper in a...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Zoran Bolevich

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Information Officer, eHealth NSW

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Achieving interoperable health systems - a key to safe, patient-centred care

In a rapidly-evolving digital era, one of the biggest challenges faced by our health system is the ability of different clinical management systems to exchange information. For patients and healthcare providers, the consequences of this can be profound. eHealth NSW is committed to creating solutio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Michael Bremner

Professor of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Quantum 101

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Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Quantum Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Stephen Brinks

Founder, Citizen Space

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Your ideas in Space!

Space Race 2.0 is on and in 2020 a lot of exciting new space technology is starting. In ten years you will be able to access space from your own backyard. Space technology will become our most reliant source of technology and energy. You don’t have to be a scientist or work for a big Space agency ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Investors & Analysts

Steve Brown

Chief Executive Officer, TIQK Pty Limited

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Why does RegTech matter?

RegTech or regulatory compliance technology is an enabler for financial services. It can address some of the greatest challenges that financial institutions have today as they seek to mitigate risk, transform customer experience and stay on top of regulation. Regulators are embracing RegTech and are...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, RegTech

Kate Burleigh

Country Manager, Amazon Alexa Skills, ANZ

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Why Voice is the Next Paradigm

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Presentation Type: Fireside chat Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Tiberio Caetano

Chief Scientist, Gradient Institute

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Ethical & functional AI - A discussion about the ethical use of AI in Australia

People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.” -Pedro Domingos Ethical AI - Can we trust machines to make our decisions? To date, AI has been applied to accomplish many tasks, ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Nicholas Cairns

Principal Consultant, Cyber Threat Defence, National Australia Bank

Data is the new war. How can we win one of the information battles of the century?

The increased size and quality of our data brings many new vulnerabilities into play. From the added potential for human error to more risk for our businesses and clients. Privacy challenges around the loss of personal anonymity as well as the integrity of the data also come into play. We will deta...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Jason Carley

Senior Director, Simon-Kucher & Partners

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Monetising Innovation: How smart companies design the product around the price

Innovation. It’s the call for every business, in every industry, in every corner of the world. It’s the most important driver of growth and, in today’s marketplace, critical to survival. But successful innovation – measured in dollars and cents – remains elusive. Companies invest substant...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Anthony Caruana

CEO and Co-Founder, Media-Wize

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Why your business isn't getting media attention: What journalists look for in a story and how founders/entrepreneurs can cut through the noise and gain coverage

Media attention doesn't happen by accident. It’s planned and relies on having a clear message, great timing and a competent spokesperson. How do you get the media to pay attention to you and help you get your message out? Do you know what the media wants and how to present it to them? During this ...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Dilek Cetindamar

Assoc. Prof, University of Technology Sydney

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Digital Literacy for Employee Experience

People are a critical element of the organizational and technological transformations. They make transformations happen but at the same time their relationship with organization dynamically changes. When employees are digitally literate, they can conceive possibilities arising from digital technolog...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Franki Chamaki

COO and Innovation Design, Hivery

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What Is Data Empathy? Everything you need to know about a Design Thinking approach to AI Application Development

With the AI age upon us, many organizations have already started the innovation process to leverage it, allowing them to create competitive advantages that have never been possible before. This talk will uncover how building "Data Empathy" is the key to a successful start of your AI initiative. You ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Fang Chen

Executive Director Data Science/Distinguished Professor, University of Technology Sydney

AI in classrooms

In recent years, we have observed large advances in algorithms, data proliferation, and computing infrastructure. This convergence has made big data analytics a leading-edge, disruptive power to the economy and society. Some people described the current technological disruptions the “Fourth Indust...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Benjamin Chong

Partner & Investor, Right Click Capital

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Founder panel: Starting and growing a business with venture capital

Hear firsthand from founders who have raised venture capital at various stages of the business lifecycle, how the careful integration of technology, business and capital are critical to the success of an early stage company. How do you pitch a venture capitalist (VC)? What does a VC/founder relatio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Investors & Analysts, Panel List

Benjamin Chong

Partner & Investor, Right Click Capital

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Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Speaker List

Jessica Christiansen-Franks

Co-Founder & CEO, Neighbourlytics

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Team Tech: Are we attracting the people we need for Australia to thrive in the future of work?

This unmissable panel will take a deep dive into the industry's progress - and shortfalls - in driving inclusion and diversity across Australia's tech sector. Our speakers will outline the crucial nature of diversity in building the innovative, creative workforce required for organisations to thriv...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Reece Clementi

Director Business Operations, NSW Department of Customer Service, Digital and ICT

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OneGov NSW data API.NSW workshop for publishers

This interactive workshop will focus on OneGov NSW data to highlight how external developers and members of the public can easily access data sets for public consumption via API.NSW (available via an open web API). The session will also include insights into other data sources via Data.NSW. Atte...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Government, ICT Technical

Angela Coble

Director Business Technology, Johnson and Johnson

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not always ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Joachim Cohen

Schools Technology Innovation Lead, NSW DoE

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NSW Education Student Challenge Zone

With the assistance of the Teachers and Students of NSW Public Schools we would look to run a series of Students Vs Industry Challenges!! Using key pieces of Educational Technology, problems would be posed and key members of the CEBIT conference would be pitched against students from NSW Public ...

Presentation Type: Demonstration Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Tara Commerford

Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy Australia and New Zealand

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Robots, websites and the future of work

From global organisations to individual freelancers, no business is immune to the digital evolution that is changing the way that we work today. While large businesses have the resources to adapt quickly and maintain pace with technological advances, what about small businesses? How can SMB owners r...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Joanne Cooper

Founder & Managing Director, ID Exchange

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Fintechs and banks of the future

• The rise of mobile and digital only banking • The Consumer Data Right and how it will transform industries such as banking (Open Banking) • How open banking is driving banking APIs to support fintech and innovative financial solutions • The unbundling of financial services and the rebundli...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Finance, Fintech, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Sarah Cummings

Business-driven Tech Consultant, Sarah Cummings Consulting

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The great divide: Bridging the gap between business and tech teams

If you’ve ever walked out of a project meeting with both business and tech attendees feeling frustrated or a little side-swiped then you’ll already know that sometimes it feels both sides are talking in a different language. The major issue here is that these frustrations aren’t just annoying ...

Presentation Type: Masterclass Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, Human Resources & Management

Lynn Dang

Talent Acquisition Leader, Microsoft Australia

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Team Tech: Are we attracting the people we need for Australia to thrive in the future of work?

This unmissable panel will take a deep dive into the industry's progress - and shortfalls - in driving inclusion and diversity across Australia's tech sector. Our speakers will outline the crucial nature of diversity in building the innovative, creative workforce required for organisations to thriv...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Grainne Davidson

, Learning Quest

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Mastering the human side of transformation

"Digital transformation means getting people to do something different. The best strategy will not achieve its objective if your people are slow to embrace change. Ignoring or delaying action on the people side of transformation results in resistance, delays and failure to meet efficiency and perfor...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Rachel de Sain

CEO, Codesain

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Designing for engagement: The behaviour change need to achieve successful outcomes in new consumer health apps or services

Delivering meaningful health applications and services isn’t a tech challenge – it’s a people challenge. You can have the most technically brilliant or clinically safe effective app, but unless it has been co-designed with a user’s lifeflow in mind, then the product will not be effective. A...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Jaideep Dhok

General Manager, Persistent Systems Ltd

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How to automate your back-office through artificial intelligence and machine learning

Automation is one of the top focus areas for banks, financial services and insurance providers in Australia. Organisation are seeing ever-increasing needs to improve customer experience and turnaround times, and meet complex regulatory compliance demands along with the constant pressure to optimise ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Finance, ICT Technical

Ton Dijkgraaf

Smart Technology Solutions Lead, GHD

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Building financial sustainable smart cities. Is there a better economic model to fund progress?

The basic model of expecting government to fund smart cities projects is neither sustainable nor a long-term solution for industry. So what is the alternative? How are cities re-defining their strategies to allow industry to take a bigger role in financing and profiting from smart city solutions? Wh...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Colin Dominish

Australian Digital Leader, GHD Digital

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Infratech 4.0: The power of the digital twin

This year has already seen great leaps forward on multiple fronts for the impact of the Digital Twin on physical infrastructure – or in short, infratech. With only a handful of deployments in Australia to date, 2019 is the year that digital twins entered the mainstream as a core component of the f...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Monty Doshi

Director, Technology and Architecture APAC, Travelport, Travelport

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How emerging technologies are reinventing the experience of buying and managing travel

State-of-the-art technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are disrupting industries across the world, and travel is no exception. In this session, Monty Doshi from Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, will share why he believes technology will transform the experience of ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Investors & Analysts

Ben Doyle

Chief Information Security Officer, AsiaPacific, Thales

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not always ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Hugh Durrant-Whyte

NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, NSW Department of Industry

Industry 4.0 research to collaboration

How do we take the great research that is happening within our universities, CSIRO, CRCs, and industry and turn it into commercial processes, practices and products. It is not just about the products that are made but how they are made that will develop the competitive advantage for the manufacturin...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Julian Fenwick

CEO, GRC Solutions

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Why does RegTech matter?

RegTech or regulatory compliance technology is an enabler for financial services. It can address some of the greatest challenges that financial institutions have today as they seek to mitigate risk, transform customer experience and stay on top of regulation. Regulators are embracing RegTech and are...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, RegTech

Ulric Ferner

Partner, Right Click Capital

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Enterprise sales and pricing strategies, for startups who need to move fast

This workshop will cover practical enterprise sales tactics as well as pricing strategies, and the interplay between the two areas. We will begin by discussing common enterprise sales tactics for free proof-of-concepts (PoCs), paid PoCs, full roll-outs and the links between pricing strategies. We wi...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Start-up

Ilan Frank

Director of Product, Enterprise, Slack

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Accelerating innovation with organisational agility

The modern workplace is more complex than ever. According to Netskope, the average business has access to over 1000 cloud services. We have distributed teams, increasing internal pressures and growing customer demands. Plus, the speed we have to make decisions is accelerating. Ilan Frank,...

Presentation Type: Industry keynote Theme: Future of work Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management

Eric Frost

Founder and CEO, Simple KYC

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Why does RegTech matter?

RegTech or regulatory compliance technology is an enabler for financial services. It can address some of the greatest challenges that financial institutions have today as they seek to mitigate risk, transform customer experience and stay on top of regulation. Regulators are embracing RegTech and are...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, RegTech

Anuraj Gambhir

Strategic Advisor and Innovation Catalyst,

Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Leigh Gibson

Tech Area Lead, Customer Self Service (CSS) Tribe, ANZ

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Monetising Innovation: How smart companies design the product around the price

Innovation. It’s the call for every business, in every industry, in every corner of the world. It’s the most important driver of growth and, in today’s marketplace, critical to survival. But successful innovation – measured in dollars and cents – remains elusive. Companies invest substant...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Sales

James Gilbert

APAC Marketing Director, Hubspot

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The changing face of customer experience: Creating a conversational strategy

As technology continues to advance, the way people are choosing to interact with businesses is also evolving. According to a recent study by Facebook, one-to-one messaging is becoming a preferred way to communicate across generations. Users are expecting more one-to-one interactions with companies a...

Presentation Type: Industry keynote Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Nick Giurietto

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australian Digital Commerce Association

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Blockchain hype vs reality

• There has been a lot of hype that blockchain and distributed ledger technology can solve any problem, but this has not eventuated (yet) • What real large-scale problems can blockchain solve and where/how is it actually being used? Additional panellists to be advised on this discussion about ...

Presentation Type: Moderator Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Cheryl Gledhill

Head of Product, JobMatcher

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Tech startups for the differently-abled: JobMatcher

JobMatcher is an enterprise SAAS platform that works with existing HR solutions to help increase the diversity of your applicant pool, particularly focusing around neurodiversity (autism spectrum, ADHD, dyslexia) and disability, to bring talented candidates that employers have been otherwise missing...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Susie Gleeson-Byrne

Head of Human Resources, Uber Australia and New Zealand

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The future of work: Uber's vision and HR's responsibilities

The world of work is changing and the traditional perception of work as a 9 - 5 undertaking no longer holds true for millions of people around the world. New technologies, such as Uber's multiple platforms, are opening up new ways of working and earning capabilities. Susie will share some of Uber's...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Mark Greentree

Director, Technology for Learning (T4L), NSW Department of Education

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Are primary and secondary students receiving the skills they need to prepare for the technology-focused jobs of the future

Join the Department of Education, university partners and industry representatives as they discuss the skills currently offered to kids in schools across Australia, what universities and corporations look for when they recruit and what industry can do to help schools. ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Education, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Kath Hamilton

Founder & CEO, loop+

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Tech startups for the differently-abled

In this series of lighting talks, hear from speakers representing startups that address accessibility and diversity, leadership and community, inclusion & design, education &skills, and the end user for people that are differently abled. In this talk, hear from Kath Hamilton, founder of loop+. lo...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Amandeep Hansra

Director, Coviu / GP & Digital Health Consultant, Evermed Consulting

The changing face of the physician: Chatbots, telehealth, extended reality & consumer apps

Stand back Dr Google - empowered patients have a myriad of potential medical resources which might or might not actually include a human doctor. How are digital technologies creating a new suite of e-patients and how is it going to impact our health care system? • From wearables and well...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Nell Hardie

Head of Talent, Reinventure

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Recruitment and building a startup team

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Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Start-up

Jade Harley

Head of Partnerships & Marketing, Sweep

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If you built it for Gen Y, chuck it... Gen Z are changing the rulebook

In this interactive session, learn about the technologies and trends that are being embraced by Gen Z, and understand how their behaviour is such a huge shift from previous generations and the implications this has for brands. The session will feature real-world examples of brands getting it right...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Customer experience Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications

Hervé Harvard

Director UTS Rapido, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Industry 4.0 research to collaboration

How do we take the great research that is happening within our universities, CSIRO, CRCs, and industry and turn it into commercial processes, practices and products. It is not just about the products that are made but how they are made that will develop the competitive advantage for the manufacturin...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Nicola Hazell

Women in Tech Champion & SheStarts Founding Director,

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Team Tech: Are we attracting the people we need for Australia to thrive in the future of work?

This unmissable panel will take a deep dive into the industry's progress - and shortfalls - in driving inclusion and diversity across Australia's tech sector. Our speakers will outline the crucial nature of diversity in building the innovative, creative workforce required for organisations to thriv...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Nicola Hazell

Women in Tech Champion & SheStarts Founding Director,

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Why Voice is the Next Paradigm

Session details to come...

Presentation Type: Fireside chat Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Connie Henson

CEO, Learning Quest

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Mastering the human side of transformation

Digital transformation means getting people to do something different. The best strategy will not achieve its objective if your people are slow to embrace change. Ignoring or delaying action on the people side of transformation results in resistance, delays and failure to meet efficiency and perform...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Lee Hickin

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia

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Creating great AI and data science to feed the world without wrecking the planet

Australian agtech startup, The Yield, has become an international success story by using artificial intelligence to feed the world without wrecking the planet. Chris Mendes, CTO at The Yield, will discuss how The Yield is creating highly efficient, highly repeatable data science, sharing how the com...

Presentation Type: Fireside chat Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Jeremy Holder

Co-Founder, FROSTvr

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How virtual reality is helping first responders to train for the worst

FROSTvr (First Responder On-Scene Training in VR), is an innovative Virtual Reality content platform for Military and Civilian First Responders. The goal was to create the most stressful and realistic virtual training simulations for first responders without the cost, complexity and restriction...

Presentation Type: Demonstration Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Pete Horsley

Founder, Remarkable Technology Accelerator

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Tech startups for the differently-abled: The largest underserved tech market you've probably never thought of

Right now in Australia and around the world a tech market is forming around a population that is both blatantly obvious and seriously hidden. The World Health Organisation states that there are 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability. One billion people need one or more assistive technolog...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Michelle Huang

CRM / Email & Messaging Lead, Canva

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Taking a data-informed approach to marketing: Using data analytics to tailor products, services and content to your customers/audience

• Once you have the data, how are you using it? • How do you segment customers and find new opportunities? • How are different companies finding insights? • The ethics of using personal data for marketing"...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, Sales

Laura Huddle

Director of New Business, Asia Pacific, Eventbrite

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The key to creating great company culture (hint: it's not about the perks)

What do happy employees, excellent staff retention rates, high levels of performance and true work/life balance have in common? The answer is great company culture. In this session, we’ll explore authentic ways to build a company culture that enables employees to feel empowered, valued and engaged...

Presentation Type: Masterclass Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Elissa Hudson

Senior Marketing Manager, Hubspot

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How to Build a Winning Content Strategy in 2020

How we consume content has changed over the years, yet most businesses aren't adapting their content strategy to reflect this. Learn how you should be thinking about content creation to be successful in 2020 and beyond....

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

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A security team that doesn't say no

The way we typically think about computer security is that it's the part of our business that always slows things down or restricts us from doing what we want to do; basically, it's the part of our business that always says 'no'. This is backwards and it's time to change this. We're faced with ver...

Presentation Type: Industry keynote Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Ivan Imparato

CEO, Australian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI)

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Future skills and the future of work in Industry 4.0 and the supply chain

• The future of supply chain • Engaging supply chain professionals to share and learn from each other • Capability development and adapting to change • Affordability v necessity (i.e. getting alignment on payback periods alongside impending employee shortage/ageing workforce and safety issu...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Leica Ison

CEO & Founder, Skyjed

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Why does RegTech matter?

RegTech or regulatory compliance technology is an enabler for financial services. It can address some of the greatest challenges that financial institutions have today as they seek to mitigate risk, transform customer experience and stay on top of regulation. Regulators are embracing RegTech and are...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, RegTech

Simon Jackman

Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre - The University Of Sydney

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International perceptions on Al: How different are the US and Australia when it comes to public perceptions of artifical intelligence?

The presentation will launch the results of a simultaneous survey of general public in the United States and Australia on their perceptions of artificial intelligence. Particularly looking at perceptions of AI's impact on citizens as workers and consumers and will draw on insights for how policy mak...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Liz Jakubowski

Founder & Director, Ribit

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15 Tips for Hiring Success

Ribit.net is where innovative employers find talented students to access the expertise needed to grow their business. It's a fast and efficient marketplace that matches you instantly with talent and is free to use. We make it easy for you to connect, the rest is up to you. Students want relevant wor...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Kate Jenkins

Director, Be Your Brand

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Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Alan Jones

Partner, M8 Ventures

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Team Tech: Are we attracting the people we need for Australia to thrive in the future of work?

This unmissable panel will take a deep dive into the industry's progress - and shortfalls - in driving inclusion and diversity across Australia's tech sector. Our speakers will outline the crucial nature of diversity in building the innovative, creative workforce required for organisations to thriv...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Leadership Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Thomas Kaldor

Head of Legal Transformation, Legal Vision

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Professional services partnering

Professional services are a particularly challenging terrain for disruption and transformation. New players can struggle to convince clients to give them a try without the comfort of an established brand name, while incumbents find it hard to replace existing business practices with innovative ways ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Sankalp Khanna

Team Leader, Health Intelligence, Australian eHealth Research Centre, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

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Addressing the privacy, trust and ethical challenges surrounding health data

Beyond the technical challenges of the My Health Record lies an audience who is reluctant to share health data particularly due to privacy concerns. How can the industry work together to foster trust and improve patient outcomes? • Understanding the benefits of stronger health data - fro...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Pradeep Khanna

Executive Director, Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association

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What is the the current state of Immersive Technologies - Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities (VR, AR, MR)

There is tremendous hype and lots of interest & curiosity around VR, AR, MR. - Is the tipping already here or it still some time away? - Which Industries and functions are have good take up of these technologies? - How can one leverage VR, AR, MR for business benefits - Global and Asia Pacific...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Sarah Kimmorley

Director of Communications, Antler

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How to build a killer media presence for your startup

The Australian media landscape is facing a number of challenges. This is putting pressure on journalists who are under-resourced and time-poor, and therefore only want to be pitched premium, relevant, and compelling content. For these reasons, it's key that your business lands the right message at t...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Christina Kirsch

Manager Business Improvement and Innovation, Sydney Trains

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The future of public transport and the technology keeping our cities moving and public service offering relevant

Whether we are using machine learning for predictive maintenance, 3d printers to source key parts; VR to improve stations designs; sensors to collect data across the network; beacons for accessibility; way finding innovations to make travelling more pleasurable or one of many other tech developments...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Toni Knowlson

Digital Innovation Lead, AWS Australia & New Zealand

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The culture of innovation at AWS

AWS is renowned for its mastery of designing innovative processes. In this session threaded with real-life examples, Toni Knowlson, Digital Innovation Lead at AWS will share the mechanisms of this innovation; those that help AWS be creative, including the two pizza teams rule, two-way doors decision...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Peter Konstantin

Associate Director Strategy and Performance, Sydney Trains Customer Service Division

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The future of public transport and the technology keeping our cities moving and public service offering relevant

Whether we are using machine learning for predictive maintenance, 3d printers to source key parts; VR to improve stations designs; sensors to collect data across the network; beacons for accessibility; way finding innovations to make travelling more pleasurable or one of many other tech developments...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Hercules Konstantopoulos

Senior Data Scientist, Atlassian

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The Essentials of Data Communication

''Hey boss, we made a totally rad deep learning algorithm! It trawls through the internet and literally tells the future!” ''Yeah, cool. But do you have a plot I can show the board?” Data visualisation is the capstone of data science. As businesses collate massive and disparate data streams, an...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

John Kouroutzoglou

Information Security & Compliance Manager, Domain Group

It's a breach - now what?! How leadership should be prepping for the inevitable.

It’s not a matter of if anymore. It’s when. With increasing threats, more access points and more potential for human error, a cyber breach is increasingly likely. Whilst you should be implementing strategies to hedge your risk, you should also be planning for the inevitable. - What bre...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Robert Laidlaw

Founder & Executive Director, Secure Health Chain

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Addressing the privacy, trust and ethical challenges surrounding health data

Beyond the technical challenges of the My Health Record lies an audience who is reluctant to share health data particularly due to privacy concerns. How can the industry work together to foster trust and improve patient outcomes? • Understanding the benefits of stronger health data - fro...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Robert Laidlaw

Founder & Executive Director, Secure Health Chain

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DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION: There's room on the chain for everyone

Following an enlivened panel discussion on blockchain, join the panel speakers in a smaller, more intimate deep dive on their respective domains. Tables will be set so you can sit with the industry panellists of your choice and have a drill down directly on your specific topic of interest....

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Robert Laidlaw

Founder & Executive Director, Secure Health Chain

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There's room on the chain for everyone

The panel will explore a diverse range of blockchain and crypto currency industries and how the tech is revolutionizing their field. Following the session, join our panellists in an Innovation Lab break-out room where you can chat with the industry representatives of your choice and dive deeper in a...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Samantha Lawson

General Manager, Strategy, Transformation & Emerging Technology, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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An end-to-end look at the quantum industry

This session will feature experts discussing their work in hardware research, software development, the experience of being end-users of the tech along with a use-case exploration, and an education perspective. ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Quantum Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

David Ledger

Marketing Communications Manager, Saab Australia Pty Ltd

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Mixed reality - The new world of visualisation

Since the first release of Microsofts ground-breaking light dense holographic system, the HoloLens, Saab has been working on developing a wide range of applications across defence, security, mining and marketing. The technology opens up a whole new world of visualisation and how humans can interact ...

Presentation Type: Demonstration Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Rachael Leighton

Information Security Awareness Specialist, VIC Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not always ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Mark Lenzner

Executive Director, ICT / Digital Sourcing, NSW Department of Customer Service

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NSW Government Digital Procurement Transformation and ICT Procurement Reform

This workshop is targeted at NSW Government Eligible Buyers (Cluster, Agencies etc.) and Industry (Suppliers) and will provide an update on NSW Government Digital Procurement Transformation with a focus on ICT. This will include an update on buy.nsw, ICT Procurement Reform (including Contracting Fra...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Government, ICT Technical

Anastasia Levenkova

Computer Vision Engineer, RocketBoots

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Lighting Talk Series: The minds behind the eyes: Vision AI innovations in Australia. Case Study: Solving key banking and retail problems with computer vision based analytics

Recent exponential progress in computer vision and machine learning technology has introduced the capability to detect people and objects in real time on affordable hardware. The question remaining is how to move beyond counting and tracking to extract the maximum value from these capabilities to ef...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Eduard Liebenberger

Director of Technology, Jade

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The blurred lines of successfully leveraging conversational technology (chatbots) - How the physical and digital worlds are merging to free us from physical devices

Touch, experiences and conversations - how can you translate these pillars of human connection into stronger customer relationships? For the past two decades we have been obsessing about touch points and how to create a consistent customer experience across them. Over the past two years many have ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Customer experience Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Alan Lipman

CEO, Romar Engineering

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Industry 4.0 research to collaboration

How do we take the great research that is happening within our universities, CSIRO, CRCs, and industry and turn it into commercial processes, practices and products. It is not just about the products that are made but how they are made that will develop the competitive advantage for the manufacturin...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Claudio Lisco

Strategic Initiatives Lead, ConsenSys // Forbes 30 Under 30

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Blockchain hype vs reality

• There has been a lot of hype that blockchain and distributed ledger technology can solve any problem, but this has not eventuated (yet) • What real large-scale problems can blockchain solve and where/how is it actually being used? Additional panellists to be advised on this discussion about ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Sharon Lu

General Manager, Tyro FinTech Hub

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Blockchain hype vs reality

• There has been a lot of hype that blockchain and distributed ledger technology can solve any problem, but this has not eventuated (yet) • What real large-scale problems can blockchain solve and where/how is it actually being used? Additional panellists to be advised on this discussion abou...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Damian Madden

Digital Leader and Technology Consultant,

The evolving role of technology in marketing

The view of technologies such as augmented reality is that it is a gimmick, that it sits within marketing as a meaningful way to communicate with people. Damian will explore ways that you can use augmented reality, machine learning and artificial intelligence as channels rather than merely technolo...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Sammy Major

AU Sales Director, TRIBE

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Is Influencer Marketing the Future of Market Research?

Logitech decided to create a bluetooth speaker in ‘millennial pink’ because it was PANTONE® Colour of the Year and had huge popularity as a colour palette across Instagram. During their TRIBE campaign, sales flipped from 80% black speakers to 80% pink. So, is Influencer Marketing the future of...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Jannat Maqbool

Project Lead, Te Waka/CultivateIT

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Collaboration is key to regional capacity building and innovation

From Waikato to the world – New Zealand’s first international Internet connection was established in 1989 from Waikato University. Today, Waikato has a strong tech sector which is typically 4th, behind the three largest cities - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and we are punching above ou...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Government, ICT Technical

Cat Matson

Chief Digital Officer; GM Innovation, City of Brisbane; Brisbane Marketing

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Moving from strategy to action. The secrets behind scaling mobility & smart tech to create the city we all dream of!

The smart city utopia has been on government agendas for years, yet the reality is still very far from the dream. Funding, red tape, changes in government, brownfield sites, scalability, legacy systems, financial sustainability, policy lags are all issues which have stood in the way of the city of t...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Analytics/Predictive analytics, Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities

Alana Maurushat

Professor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour, Western Sydney University

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The economics of security vulnerability and bug bounty markets

Traditional financial transactions around hacks and threats are shifting and in particular the market for zero day vulnerabilities and bugs. A zero-day vulnerability is one that is unknown which means that security software will not detect it. Until this is patched, a criminal or other may export it...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Clive Mayhew

Chairman, Edugrowth Clearpath

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Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Katherine McConnell

CEO & Founder, Brighte

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Founder panel: Starting and growing a business with venture capital

Hear firsthand from founders who have raised venture capital at various stages of the business lifecycle, how the careful integration of technology, business and capital are critical to the success of an early stage company. How do you pitch a venture capitalist (VC)? What does a VC/founder relatio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Investors & Analysts, Start-up

Angus McDonald

Co-Founder & CEO, Cover Genius

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Can tech make insurance “magical”?

Cover Genius, one of Australia’s fastest growing insurtechs, will discuss how the needs of the customer and the capabilities of modern technology are converging to revolutionise ecommerce and how insurance is the fairy dust that’s making it happen. In this session, attendees will learn how c...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Customer experience Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Elicia McDonald

Investor, AirTree Ventures

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Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Kirstin McIntosh

Head of Partnerships, CyRise

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not alway...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Ross McKenzie

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Startup Business

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How next generation AI and robots can disrupt supply chains – A story about the Australian dairy industry

At just one dollar per litre, Australia has the lowest priced fresh milk in the developed world.If you compare this price with other commodities like bottled water that sells for more than four dollars per litre, you would have to agree, we are getting a good deal on fresh milk! But is price a guide...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Samantha McLeod

CISO, AGL Energy

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How do we create a collaborative industry based on trust?

It’s us against them. Them being hackers, bad actors and anyone trying to exploit individual and organisational vulnerabilities. Which is why we need to band together and create trust with our peers. However, sharing our own mistakes and acknowledging organisational vulnerabilities is not always ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Andrew McMullan

Chief Analytics Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Building CommBank’s Customer Engagement Engine

Session details to come ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer, The Yield

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Creating great AI and data science to feed the world without wrecking the planet

Australian agtech startup, The Yield, has become an international success story by using artificial intelligence to feed the world without wrecking the planet. Chris Mendes, CTO at The Yield, will discuss how The Yield is creating highly efficient, highly repeatable data science, sharing how the com...

Presentation Type: Fireside chat Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Michelle Michael

Director, Technology for Learning (T4L), NSW Department of Education

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Are primary and secondary students receiving the skills they need to prepare for the technology-focused jobs of the future

Join the Department of Education, university partners and industry representatives as they discuss the skills currently offered to kids in schools across Australia, what universities and corporations look for when they recruit and what industry can do to help schools. ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Education, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Anthony Millet

Partner, Antler

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Unleash your inner founder: Overcoming the barriers that prevent entrepreneurship

Today, some of the world's most brilliant people are struck creating gradual change in large corporations or struggling to gain traction with their startup. We're surrounded by potentially amazing founders, however with startup failures purported to be circa 90 per cent, starting a business is risky...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Investors & Analysts

Tania Montesin

Board Member, National Association for Women in Operations

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Industry 4.0 research to collaboration

How do we take the great research that is happening within our universities, CSIRO, CRCs, and industry and turn it into commercial processes, practices and products. It is not just about the products that are made but how they are made that will develop the competitive advantage for the manufacturin...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Doug Morris

CEO, Sharesight

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How to build a successful fintech company

From neobanks to robo-advisors, the rise of fintech is all around us. But what does it take to build a successful fintech company? In this session, CEO Doug Morris will share how Sharesight grew from a small startup, to an award-winning portfolio tracker used by investors from over 60 countries arou...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Ross Mullen

Director and Digital Accessibility Specialist, CANAXESS

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Digital diversity - Putting the humanity back into digital

We do a great job of talking about diversity and inclusion. Yet in the digital products and services we make inclusion remains an aspirational goal with little intention of becoming a reality. People with disabilities encounter significant challenges when using digital technology. Digital services b...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Andrea Myles

CEO, China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP)

How China Will Change Everything You Think Know About Innovation - and what's in it for Australia.

With 1 in 3 new unicorn companies arising from China and billions of dollars being poured into the Chinese innovation ecosystem, modern China is undergoing a world-shaping transformation, from Made in China, to Created in China. In an economy already 2000% larger than Australia’s and growing at 3 ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Sub-theme: Overseas Markets Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Investors & Analysts

Tegan Oakley

Head of Customer Success, Enboarder

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The importance of customer success for startups

Session details to come ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Start-up

Ian Oppermann

CEO and Chief Data Scientist, NSW Data Analytics Centre

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Coming to grips with data, privacy and trust

Data is everywhere and it is increasingly being used to create personalised digital services. This creates opportunities and challenges. Two obvious challenges are privacy and trust. The rate of change of the digital world is however challenging what we mean by privacy and how we assess trust. This ...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

John Papatheohari

Group Director Information technology & Digital Transformation, Cabrini Health

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Addressing the privacy, trust and ethical challenges surrounding health data

Beyond the technical challenges of the My Health Record lies an audience who is reluctant to share health data particularly due to privacy concerns. How can the industry work together to foster trust and improve patient outcomes? • Understanding the benefits of stronger health data - fro...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Susan Pearce

Deputy Secretary, Patient Experience and System Performance Division, NSW Ministry of Health

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Achieving interoperable health systems - a key to safe, patient-centred care

In a rapidly-evolving digital era, one of the biggest challenges faced by our health system is the ability of different clinical management systems to exchange information. For patients and healthcare providers, the consequences of this can be profound. eHealth NSW is committed to creating solutio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Pascal Perez

Director, Smart Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong

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Building financial sustainable smart cities. Is there a better economic model to fund progress?

The basic model of expecting government to fund smart cities projects is neither sustainable nor a long-term solution for industry. So what is the alternative? How are cities re-defining their strategies to allow industry to take a bigger role in financing and profiting from smart city solutions? Wh...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Johanna Pitman

Co-Founder, Women in Smart Cities, Global, former Program Director, CityConnect Accelerator, BlueChilli

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Designing a city built for everyone: How smart cities can deliver better community outcomes

Designing an inclusive city, built for everyone, starts with an awareness of how rapidly our economy, demographics and transport options are evolving. A lack of diversity in the people creating our cities means expensive projects can fail to address genuine community needs. And the inadequacies in...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Tim Prosser

Social Futurist Impact Tech Consultant/Adviser, UTS

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Reinvigorate a commitment to Life Long Learning: Don't be the last 'Zebra' - why now it is more important than ever not to get caught at the back of the pack

A significant global transition is playing out driven by technological advances, affecting every aspect of our lives. 800 Million jobs are anticipated to change jobs globally in the next decade with between 2-5 million people in Australia having to change occupation. How do we plan to stay ahead o...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Adrian Przelozny

CEO, Independent Reserve

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DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION: There's room on the chain for everyone

Following an enlivened panel discussion on blockchain, join the panel speakers in a smaller, more intimate deep dive on their respective domains. Tables will be set so you can sit with the industry panellists of your choice and have a drill down directly on your specific topic of interest....

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Adrian Przelozny

CEO, Independent Reserve

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There's room on the chain for everyone

The panel will explore a diverse range of blockchain and crypto currency industries and how the tech is revolutionizing their field. Following the session, join our panellists in an Innovation Lab break-out room where you can chat with the industry representatives of your choice and dive deeper in a...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Peeyush Rahariya

API and Integration Architect, NSW Department of Customer Service, Digital and ICT

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OneGov NSW data API.NSW workshop for publishers

This interactive workshop will focus on OneGov NSW data to highlight how external developers and members of the public can easily access data sets for public consumption via API.NSW (available via an open web API). The session will also include insights into other data sources via Data.NSW. Atte...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Government, ICT Technical

Anurag Rai

Senior Project Manager - Digital, Department of Customer Service, Digital and ICT

OneGov NSW data API.NSW workshop for publishers

This interactive workshop will focus on OneGov NSW data to highlight how external developers and members of the public can easily access data sets for public consumption via API.NSW (available via an open web API). The session will also include insights into other data sources via Data.NSW. Atte...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Government, ICT Technical

Anna Reid

General Manager - Manufacturing, Asahi Beverages

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Is Lean Manufacturing still relevant with Industry 4.0?

Join us for a session looking at key benefits that lean can bring to an industry 4.0 journey. This session will cover: - Lean vs agile vs industry 4.0 - The lean start up process for industry 4.0 - An integrated approach and case study examples - Skill development for the future...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Allison Reid

VR Solutions Architect, Equal Reality

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Tech startups for the differently-abled: Equal Reality

Diversity and Inclusion is an important topic. It affects job accessibility, the ability to progress within companies, and the ability for organizations to cultivate a true sense of belonging for all. Despite billions of dollars invested into traditional inclusion training, research shows that our...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Tim Roberts

Director Delivery – Home Ownership, Westpac

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Disruptive innovation with e-sign of mortgage

Approximately 1 in 5 Australian home loan customers were missing or late for settlement dates, which caused undue stress and inconvenience. Westpac’s Director Delivery, Home Ownership, Tim Roberts and his team began a journey to improve customer experience by providing a simple, convenient and sec...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Customer experience Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications, Finance

Yaron Rudman

Chief Operating Officer, Tank Stream Labs

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Office hours with mentors

Have your specific business questions answered and receive expert advice on your own pain points during private sessions with a subject matter expert. Additional mentors to be confirmed along with areas of specialities and booking times. ...

Presentation Type: Office hours Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Neha Saini

Program Manager (Co-founder), Smart Innovation Centre, Transport for NSW

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Moving from strategy to action. The secrets behind scaling mobility & smart tech to create the city we all dream of!

The smart city utopia has been on government agendas for years, yet the reality is still very far from the dream. Funding, red tape, changes in government, brownfield sites, scalability, legacy systems, financial sustainability, policy lags are all issues which have stood in the way of the city of t...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Caryn Sandler

Partner + Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer, Gilbert + Tobin

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Professional services partnering

Professional services are a particularly challenging terrain for disruption and transformation. New players can struggle to convince clients to give them a try without the comfort of an established brand name, while incumbents find it hard to replace existing business practices with innovative ways ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, InsurTech

Richard Savoie

Founding CEO, Staybil

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The future smart city: How geo-optimisation is using technology to change lives for the better

Open government data such as transit movements and schedules, freight and logistics tracking, and complex demographic information provides a unique opportunity to optimise our metropolitan environments in ways we've never imagined. As consumer habits and mobility options drive crowding and congestio...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Alex Scandurra

CEO, Stone & Chalk

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Fintechs and banks of the future

• The rise of mobile and digital only banking • The Consumer Data Right and how it will transform industries such as banking (Open Banking) • How open banking is driving banking APIs to support fintech and innovative financial solutions • The unbundling of financial services and the rebun...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Louise Schaper

CEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)

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Addressing the privacy, trust and ethical challenges surrounding health data

Beyond the technical challenges of the My Health Record lies an audience who is reluctant to share health data particularly due to privacy concerns. How can the industry work together to foster trust and improve patient outcomes? • Understanding the benefits of stronger health data - fro...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Stephen Scheeler

Former CEO ANZ, Facebook; Founder, The Digital CEO

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Centre stage keynote

To be advised...

Presentation Type: Central stage keynote Industry: Business Strategy Leaders

Steven Scheurmann

Sales Leader - Financial Crimes, IBM Asia Pacific

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Faster payments, faster crime: Welcome to the digital world

The Digital Economy represents tectonic changes to the manner how all organizations are engaging with the customers: from a services standpoint; the customer experience; and how the associated economics and business supports these engagements, particularly as it relates to payments. The digital land...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Rocky Scopelliti

Futurologist & Author,

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Future skills and the future of work in Industry 4.0 and the supply chain

• The future of supply chain • Engaging supply chain professionals to share and learn from each other • Capability development and adapting to change • Affordability v necessity (i.e. getting alignment on payback periods alongside impending employee shortage/ageing workforce and safety i...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Skills Industry: Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Thomas Shanahan

Technical Business Services Manager, Australian Financial Crimes Exchange

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Emerging trends in cybercrime and financial crime - How AFCX is working to reduce fraud exposure

The Australian Financial Crimes Exchange is a not for profit entity tasked by the Department of Home Affairs with the role of acting as a conduit for data surrounding digital financial crime. The Australian Financial Crimes Exchange has been in operation since 2017 as a partnership between leadin...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Vaughn Shanks

Co-founder & CEO, Cydarm Technologies

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Founder panel: Starting and growing a business with venture capital

Hear firsthand from founders who have raised venture capital at various stages of the business lifecycle, how the careful integration of technology, business and capital are critical to the success of an early stage company. How do you pitch a venture capitalist (VC)? What does a VC/founder relatio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Investors & Analysts, Start-up

Katherine Sharah

Principal Policy Officer, NSW Department of Customer Service

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NSW Design System

Learn about the NSW Department of Customer Service’s Design System, and how it is being used across government and the ways it can be used by people outside of government. The Design System is a living repository of tools, code and guides on a range of topics (e.g. branding, accessibility, user re...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, Government

Vikram Sharma

Founder and CEO, QuintessenceLabs

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Building a Quantum Safe World

Computing technology is advancing rapidly, with the full potential of quantum computing on the horizon. By leveraging the power of quantum physics, these new computers will be able to handle incredibly complex calculations in a fraction of the time required today, even by the best supercomputers. Ma...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Security

Amith Shetty

ED physician, NSW Health

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Achieving interoperable health systems - a key to safe, patient-centred care

In a rapidly-evolving digital era, one of the biggest challenges faced by our health system is the ability of different clinical management systems to exchange information. For patients and healthcare providers, the consequences of this can be profound. eHealth NSW is committed to creating solutio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Alan Shields

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, RFi Group

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Opportunities Arising from an Open Banking Environment – A consumer Perspective

In 2019, data is the new oil. As Open Banking takes root in the Australian market as a prelude to open data across industries, this session examines the likely winners and losers in banking. Drawing upon RFi’s landmark studies of Open Banking in Canada, the UK and Australia, the workshop will exam...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Michelle Simmons

Director, Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, University of New South Wales Sydney

Centre stage keynote

To be advised...

Presentation Type: Central stage keynote Industry: ICT Technical

Mark Simpson

Chief Clinical Information Officer, eHealth NSW

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Achieving interoperable health systems - a key to safe, patient-centred care

In a rapidly-evolving digital era, one of the biggest challenges faced by our health system is the ability of different clinical management systems to exchange information. For patients and healthcare providers, the consequences of this can be profound. eHealth NSW is committed to creating solutio...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Dan Teper

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, KPMG Australia

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Fintechs and banks of the future

• The rise of mobile and digital only banking • The Consumer Data Right and how it will transform industries such as banking (Open Banking) • How open banking is driving banking APIs to support fintech and innovative financial solutions • The unbundling of financial services and the rebundli...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Finance, Fintech, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Mike Tozer

Founder & CEO, Xceptional

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Tech startups for the differently-abled: How can technology help people with autism gain employment?

At a time of acute global shortages in technology people with autism face high barriers in finding employment despite many having highly sought after skills. It’s estimated that 80% of the 125 million people with autism are unemployed or underemployed. Xceptional provides unique and accessible...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Human Resources & Management, ICT Technical

Wayne Tufek

Director, Cyberrisk

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Preparing your organisation for a cyber crisis – Rewriting the rule book

Your organisation's reputation and brand is its number one asset. A reputation is far easier to destroy than it is to build and in the event of a cyber crisis the quality of your response will determine the impact and cost to your organisation. Discover which strategies should be a part of your orga...

Presentation Type: Masterclass Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Wayne Tufek

Director, Cyberrisk

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The weakest link - Effective supplier and third-party risk management

Third party vendors and suppliers often have access to your network and your organisation's confidential information. The best way to prevent a data breach is to have robust program to assess how your third parties are managing their risk and protecting your data. Organisations must have a clear und...

Presentation Type: Masterclass Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Adrian Turner

CEO, Data61

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AI and the future of work

It is not clear how AI will ultimately impact the world of work, but it will certainly be disruptive. Some argue it will remove many jobs and be detrimental to our workforce, but many recent reports suggest it will create far more than it removes, enhance how we work and make us much more effective....

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Future of work Sub-theme: Cultural adaption Industry: Human Resources & Management

Kathryn Van Kuyk

Co-founder and PR Director, Media-Wize

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Why your business isn't getting media attention: What journalists look for in a story and how founders/entrepreneurs can cut through the noise and gain coverage

Media attention doesn't happen by accident. It’s planned and relies on having a clear message, great timing and a competent spokesperson. How do you get the media to pay attention to you and help you get your message out? Do you know what the media wants and how to present it to them? During this ...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Jeroen Vendrig

Research Manager, Canon Research

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Lightning Talk Series: The minds behind the eyes: vision AI innovations in Australia

Dr Jeroen Vendrig, AI research leader at ProofTec and formerly Canon's Sydney research lab, will give an overview explaining what the current hype in AI vision is all about and how artificial intelligence creates actionable intelligence for commercial applications. How does deep learning work, and w...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Adam Wardell

ANDHealth member company, Novartis

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Creating digital therapeutics to reimagine medicine

Digital therapeutics are creating impact on behavioural or psychological issues through the application of clinician-prescribed evidence-based tools. Pharmaceutical companies are also embracing digital to supporting traditional medicine models, going ‘beyond the pill’. How is digital medicine cr...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical, Medtech

Andy West

Co-Chair, Smart Cities & Built Environment, IoT Alliance Australia

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Building financial sustainable smart cities. Is there a better economic model to fund progress?

The basic model of expecting government to fund smart cities projects is neither sustainable nor a long-term solution for industry. So what is the alternative? How are cities re-defining their strategies to allow industry to take a bigger role in financing and profiting from smart city solutions? Wh...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Steve Weston

Co-Founder and CEO, Volt bank

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Fintechs and banks of the future

• The rise of mobile and digital only banking • The Consumer Data Right and how it will transform industries such as banking (Open Banking) • How open banking is driving banking APIs to support fintech and innovative financial solutions • The unbundling of financial services and the rebundli...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Industry: Finance, Fintech, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Michael Whereat

Smart City Framework Coordinator, Sunshine Coast Council

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The power of creating a Smart Australian Region

Extrapolating the concept of a smart city and applying it to a regional context is one which has kept the Sunshine Coast Council busy for over 10 years as they undertake one of SE QLD’s largest urban regeneration projects. The benefits of working with a Greenfield site are many, particularly when...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Glenn Wightwick

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Enterprise, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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An end-to-end look at the quantum industry

This session will feature experts discussing their work in hardware research, software development, the experience of being end-users of the tech along with a use-case exploration, and an education perspective. ...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Quantum Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

Gian Wild

CEO, AccessibilityOz

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Web Accessibility: why you can't ignore it anymore (or how to avoid a million dollar lawsuit)

What was the web is now evolving into wearables, internet of things, data collection and machine learning. Whereas previously accessibility of online content (ensuring all digital content can be used by people with disabilities) could be tempered with offline or real-world solutions, the internet is...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Accessibility Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, ICT Technical

Todd Williams

Director, NSW Cyber Security Network

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Amplifying your cyber efforts through automation and workforce up-skilling.

A hacker only needs to get things right once. A CSO needs to get things right all the time. However limited resourcing and a changing landscape makes the journey towards improved security tough. How can you amplify your resources to create a stronger defence program? • Changing the minds...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Data privacy & trust Sub-theme: Security Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Government, ICT Technical

Tim Williams

Cities Leader for Australasia and Chair of Open Cities, ARUP

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Moving from strategy to action. The secrets behind scaling mobility & smart tech to create the city we all dream of!

The smart city utopia has been on government agendas for years, yet the reality is still very far from the dream. Funding, red tape, changes in government, brownfield sites, scalability, legacy systems, financial sustainability, policy lags are all issues which have stood in the way of the city of t...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Kate Wilson

Research Director - Australia & New Zealand, RFI Group

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How the Australian Finance market can learn from disruption overseas before it hits

The banking and financial services landscape in Australia is changing rapidly, with regulation and compliance increasingly putting pressure on traditional providers. Meanwhile, the number of neo-banks and other FinTechs entering the market continues to grow. While less than one in ten consumers in A...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Pia Winberg

CEO & Chief Scientist, Venus Shell Systems and CEO, PhycoHealth

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Industry 4.0 research to collaboration

How do we take the great research that is happening within our universities, CSIRO, CRCs, and industry and turn it into commercial processes, practices and products. It is not just about the products that are made but how they are made that will develop the competitive advantage for the manufacturin...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Natasha Wolf

buy.nsw Product Lead, ICT / Digital Sourcing, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

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NSW Government Digital Procurement Transformation and ICT Procurement Reform

This workshop is targeted at NSW Government Eligible Buyers (Cluster, Agencies etc.) and Industry (Suppliers) and will provide an update on NSW Government Digital Procurement Transformation with a focus on ICT. This will include an update on buy.nsw, ICT Procurement Reform (including Contracting Fra...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Government, ICT Technical

Luke Wood

CEO, Escavox

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DEEP DIVE DISCUSSION: There's room on the chain for everyone

Following an enlivened panel discussion on blockchain, join the panel speakers in a smaller, more intimate deep dive on their respective domains. Tables will be set so you can sit with the industry panellists of your choice and have a drill down directly on your specific topic of interest....

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Charlie Wood

General Partner, IAG Firemark Ventures

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Ethical & functional AI - A discussion about the ethical use of AI in Australia

''People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.” -Pedro Domingos Ethical AI - Can we trust machines to make our decisions? To date, AI has been applied to accomplish many tasks...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Luke Wood

CEO, Escavox

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There's room on the chain for everyone

The panel will explore a diverse range of blockchain and crypto currency industries and how the tech is revolutionizing their field. Following the session, join our panellists in an Innovation Lab break-out room where you can chat with the industry representatives of your choice and dive deeper in a...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: Blockchain Industry: Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Supply Chain & Industry 4.0

Ben Wright

Chief Innovation Officer, Cicada Innovations

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Monetising Innovation: How smart companies design the product around the price

"Innovation. It’s the call for every business, in every industry, in every corner of the world. It’s the most important driver of growth and, in today’s marketplace, critical to survival. But successful innovation – measured in dollars and cents – remains elusive. Companies invest substan...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Driving Business Growth Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Sales

Tony Wu

Co-founder & CEO, Weploy

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Tech with purpose: Can technology make us better humans?

How are people using technology to overcome wider reaching human challenges and gaps in empathy that go beyond the logistical challenges we’ve mastered so far? This session will look at what innovators have done to address our challenges in relating to others’ needs, as well as discuss any limi...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up, Human Resources & Management

Noriko Wynn

Futures Research Leader, Aurecon

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Moving from strategy to action. The secrets behind scaling mobility & smart tech to create the city we all dream of!

The smart city utopia has been on government agendas for years, yet the reality is still very far from the dream. Funding, red tape, changes in government, brownfield sites, scalability, legacy systems, financial sustainability, policy lags are all issues which have stood in the way of the city of t...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Changing lives with technology Sub-theme: Community Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Future Mobility/Smart cities, ICT Technical

Peter Xing

Senior Technology & Innovation Manager, KPMG

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The iPhone 20— A roadmap for how smart devices can integrate with our bodies by 2029 and how Apple can stay relevant over the next decade

We’re used to seeing better smartphones every year, packed with the latest and greatest hardware and software features. So what would they look like in 2029? This keynote will explore possible future iPhone line-ups and delve into how society might transform over the next 10 years as smart devices...

Presentation Type: Session Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Digital Marketing & Communications

Liesl Yearsley

CEO, Akin.com

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Ethical & functional AI - A discussion about the ethical use of AI in Australia

"“People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.” -Pedro Domingos Ethical AI - Can we trust machines to make our decisions? To date, AI has been applied to accomplish many tas...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, ICT Technical

Alexandra Young

Head of Experience And Education, Awe

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Integrating augmented and virtual realities in your customer experiences

You’re likely experiencing augmented reality whether you know it or not! It is fast becoming embedded in our digital communication and will become even more pervasive over the next few years. There’s much discussion about how both AR and VR (virtual reality) will impact our lives; from education...

Presentation Type: Workshop Theme: Applications of emerging technology Industry: Digital Marketing & Communications, ICT Technical

Deborah Young

CEO, The RegTech Association

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Why does RegTech matter?

RegTech or regulatory compliance technology is an enabler for financial services. It can address some of the greatest challenges that financial institutions have today as they seek to mitigate risk, transform customer experience and stay on top of regulation. Regulators are embracing RegTech and are...

Presentation Type: Panel Theme: Transformation and disruption Sub-theme: Industry Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, Finance, Founder/Entrepreneurs/Start-up

Jian Zhang

Leading Chief Investigator, UTS

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Lightning Talk Series: The minds behind the eyes: Vision AI innovations in Australia. Case study: Sheep counting and animal welfare protection for livestock export

Automated video analytics is already widely used for for safety and security measures to protect humans. Can such technology be used to promote animal welfare as well? The UTS Multimedia Data Analytics Lab led by A/Prof Jian Zhang is tackling this hot topic in the livestock industry, by developing v...

Presentation Type: Lightning talk Theme: Applications of emerging technology Sub-theme: AI/Ethics of AI Industry: Business Strategy Leaders, ICT Technical

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