Shaping tomorrow now: Conversations with Global Australian Game-changers
THURSDAY 13 MARCH @ 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Australia’s global game-changers, leaders and innovators convened in Sydney to exchange Ideas, and share their insights and best practice with Australian based leaders and experts.
The Summit gave attendees the chance to meet our amazing Advance Global Australian Award winners, amongst those considered to be the most innovative and original talent overseas and get to hear what they have learned about global leadership and innovation.
The Forum also included conversations in the innovative conversation space THINKtent, beginning at 11am in the Joan Sutherland Foyer, just outside the Utzon Room.
Registration opens at 1.30pm
MC: Serafina Maiorano, CEO, Advance
Welcome - 1.40pm
Ken Allen AM, Chairman Emeritus, Advance
The Hon Mr John Howard OM AC, founding Patron of Advance and former Prime Minister of Australia
Conversation #1 - 2:00pm
Why every leader should care about disruptive innovation
We know technology is fast reshaping the way we live, work and do business. Yet the vastly more disruptive innovation is in how people and organisations come together in this environment.
Is your workplace shifting the deckchairs or leading cultural and behavioural change in ways unimaginable a decade ago?
Disrupting or disrupted? Where does your leadership stand?
This highly interactive session will outline pathways for success in the new competitive environment.
Moderated by Joanne Gray, Editor of AFR BOSS magazine.
Featuring Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-Founder and CEO, Atlassian; Susan Ferrier, National Head of People, Performance & Culture, KPMG; Rodin Genoff, Founder and Managing Director, Rodin Genoff & Associates and Prue Clarke, Founder and Executive Director, New Narratives and 2014 Awards Winner for Social Innovation.
7 Minute Master Class - 2:45pm
Making space travel as easy as catching a bus
Networking Coffee Break - 2:55pm
7 Minute Master Class - 3:20pm
To be globally competitive we must innovate. Is Australia in the innovation race?
Featuring Vikram Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Kaazing, 2014 Awards Winner for ICT.
Conversation #2 - 3:30pm
Is Australia too small for the ambitious?
This debate-style conversation will bring some of the brightest starts together to sound off on one of the most controversial stories that got Australia buzzing over the past few years. Hear from both sides - this panel will give it to you straight, with no chaser.
Moderated by Jenny Brockie, Gold Walkley award winning journalist and presenter of SBS Insight program.
Featuring Dr Richard Pestell, Founder, ProstaGene and AAA Phoenix and 2014 Awards Winner for Biotechnology; Craig Davis, entrepreneur, speaker and coach on creativity, innovation, design thinking and conscious capitalism, Joe Skrzynski AO, Founding Partner of CHAMP Private Equity and Chairman of the SBS Board of Directors and Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director, Partner Business Solutions, Asia at Google.
Conversation #3 - 4:20pm
Let’s Talk about Sustainability in a World of Diminishing Resources
If organisations and communities hope to survive in a rapidly changing world faced with diminishing resources, growth of the human population, and other formidable challenges, they must engage their great sources of knowledge, talent and innovation, and connect more purposefully to the social, economic, environmental, and cultural systems in which they live and do business. They must create strategies for real sustainability.
So how do we best tap our talent and make the step change needed to go from the 'take make dispose' economy to the circular economy where we recognise the true value and costs of resources?
Moderated by Narelle Hooper, Co-chair of the Australian Financial Review Westpac Women of Influence Awards.
Featuring Andrew Tanner, Chief Engineer, THINKnrg, 2014 Awards Winner for Clean Technology and Kim McKay AO, incoming Director, Australian Museum, author, entrepreneur and cofounder of Clean Up Australia organisation and the Clean Up The World campaign.
Special Interview - 5:00pm
Dare to imagine: Overcoming adversity on the global stage