Program

We have put together an inspiring, diverse, and balanced program that will provide you with new ideas and insights, and will be engaging and fun.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Gregory Whitwell (Dean, The University of Sydney Business School) Welcome and introduction
09:15 – 10:45 Session 1 Imagining the Future
Laurie Aznavoorian
Architecture BVN
“The Promise of Better”
Eddie Harran
Futurist and Researcher of Time
“The Future is always already here. Experiences of a Fringe Scout”
Anne-Marie Elias
Spark Festival
“Creating a human centred future (because it just isn’t progress if we leave people behind)”
Kai Riemer
The University of Sydney
Chair of the Session 1 Q&A Panel
10:45 – 11:15 /// Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Session 2 The Digital Future
Keith Logan
Capgemini
“Wanted: Chief Sci-Fi Officer”
Simon Neaverson
GovernRight
“The Challenge of Modern Governance in an environment of Change”
Jeongmin Seong
McKinsey Global Institute
“China’s digital economy: A leading global force”
Sandra Peter
Sydney Business Insights
Chair of the Session 2 Q&A Panel
12:30 – 13:00 Disrupting expectations session – “stay tuned”.
13:00 – 14:00 /// Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Workshops Facilitators:
The corporate retro futurist Keith Logan, Claire Duquesne (Capgemini Australia)
Tools of Innovation: Every-day tools for business – from boardroom to the coal face Heath Brown (Commonwealth Bank)
The NEW Digital Disruption: Where people matter more than technology Anne Bartlett-Bragg, Jakkii Musgrave, Natalie Hardwicke (Ripple Effect Group)
Growth, Change and Risk – the model for meeting the challenge of modern governance Simon Neaverson (GovernRight)
Closing the Digital Gap: A workshop exploring new ways to capture the business value of technology James Dellow (Chieftech), Paul Galland (Flipside Enterprise Services), Scott Ward (Digital Infusions)
VR hands-on Workshop Mike Seymour (University of Sydney/fxguide)
Coworking Spaces: The new places where people work, businesses grow, and corporates connect Tim Mahlberg (University of Sydney Business School)
15:45 – 16:15 /// Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 Facing the Future in VR Mike Seymour (University of Sydney/fxguide), Michela Ledwidge (MOD Productions)
17:30 – 18:30 /// Networking & Drinks

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