Day Two Friday 8 November

08:15
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Karen Lay-Brew
Past President and (Founding) Director and Head of Government Partnership / Managing Director
ABSIA / 3Pillars.Digital

TRANSFORMATION IS A TEAM EFFORT
09:00
Opening speech
Hon. Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Australian Federal Government
09:10
Building high-performing teams of tech leaders to access excellent outcomes
  • Strategies to effectively manage, balance and satisfy matrix teams across organisation to encourage high-performance
  • Communicating effectively and constantly to all levels of the organisation
  • Aligning your team to front-line business challenges and transformation opportunities

Virginia Wheway
Manager, Data Science and Analytics
Thiess

09:40
Leading virtual teams (but real people!)
  • Sorting physical distance, times and the over-lengthy daily routine
  • Researching virtual team working tools, software and best practice approaches
  • Providing away-day facilitation to build trust, develop strategy and promote effective team working

Suzette Lamont
Regional Director, Property and Project Management
CBRE

10:10
International Keynote: Embracing Artificial Intelligence for business transformation
  • Where to start
  • Unlocking the value of your data for an AI and multicloud world
  • Scale AI everywhere with trust and transparency
Dr. Joanna Batstone
Vice President, New Offerings and Emerging Technology
IBM Data and AI (US)
10:40
Networking break
11:10
LEADERSHIP SESSION: REALISING YOUR BOARD POTENTIAL

Preparing to take your place on a corporate board means building the knowledge, skills and attitudes that boards are seeking. This session unpacks the process of board selection to help you understand the explicit and implicit ways that boards function:

  • Building your readiness for a board position
  • Pursuing a board position
  • Expanding your personal and professional network

Melissa Verner Green
National Agency Lead / Board Director
Facebook / Essendon Football Club

BUILDING A TECH NATION
11:35
Let’s talk about Blockchain…
  • What can and can’t be done with Blockchain
  • Real world examples on how Blockchain can chance some games
  • How emerging technology can offer government new ways of delivering services and products
  • What’s next?

Katrina Donaghy
CEO & Co-Founder
Civic Ledger

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
12:00
Live video presentation: Bringing hacker culture to the state
  • What do we want from technology?
  • Tearing down the barriers between people and government
  • Advancing reforms through give-and-take consensus to “rough consensus”
  • Exploring the Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS) - Taiwan’s innovation lab - and the Participation Officers’ Network it facilitates
  • Taiwan’s project and what democracy can look like

Audrey Tang
Digital Minister
Taiwan

12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
How technology is enabling new business models
  • How digital transformation can dramatically build your company’s competitive edge
  • How to maximise new business opportunities
  • Building a new business case that support exploration and discovery
  • Key mistakes large companies make when investing in new tech and how to avoid them

Melissa Witheriff
Head of Digital Innovation
Credit Union Association

13:55
Q&A SESSION: GROWING YOUR CAREER WITH A START-UP MINDSET

Cassie Dessein
Venture Architecture Director
ANZ

TECH TALKS
14:20
Working on Human-AI Collaboration as the future approach to AI for business applications
  • Understanding AI’s practical application and its recent advancements
  • Responsible AI: be wary of human bias in AI systems
  • Implications of AI enabled automation on the workplace, employment and society
  • Why more women are needed to design and build tech to achieve better outcomes

Sarah Bell
Co-Founder and Rita's Mum
Aire 

14:45
THE CONSUMER DATA RIGHT, WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE OPEN DATA ECONOMY

Jamie Leach
CEO
Open Data Australia

15:10
Networking break
15:45
How data is reshaping the future of cybersecurity

This session will explore practical ways of analysing data to help answer difficult questions by finding and extracting the knowledge already possessed by companies; lost in their gigabytes and terabytes of data.

Skye Wu
Security Technologist – Senior Specialist
Telstra

16:10
Earth observation: using high tech satellites and drones as environmental spies
  • Creating, applying and automating remote sensing tools for environmental monitoring and management problems
  • Mapping and monitoring geological hazards using optical, LiDAR, and synthetic aperture RADAR image data
  • Exploring other uses and use cases
  • What drone-based image data can (and can’t) tell us
Dr. Karen Joyce
Senior Lecturer / Co-Founder
James Cook University / She Maps
16:35
Telling stories through new and emerging technologies
  • Choosing the right technology for the right purpose
  • Using drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition and augmented reality
  • Developing innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture

Mikaela Jade
Founder and CEO
Indigital

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
End of the conference