Presents

Civic Nation 2018

23rd August
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street, Sydney

Presents

Civic Nation 2018

23rd August
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street, Sydney

Presents

Civic Nation 2018

23rd August
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street, Sydney

Civic Nation 2018: Conversations that will shape the nation

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Are we ready?

Ready or not, powerful technologies are dramatically changing existing ways of doing things and will shape our national identity for decades to come. The opportunities are immense: better service delivery, better citizen outcomes and the creation of new jobs and new industries.

InnovationAus.com is brokering key discussions on the unprecedented wave of change we face as a nation, from taxation, healthcare, and sustainable energy to AI’s impact on culture and job security. Civic Nation 2018 will tackle these in open conversation but also focus on potential solutions to obstacles facing our nation in addressing these, and other technologies, which are accelerating dramatic change. 

There has never been a better time to discuss the key trends affecting Australia’s economic future, prosperity and social stability

The 2018 forum will lay the foundation for talking about national agenda and outcomes in light of vast social and technological change. InnovationAus.com will play host to international and national thought leaders in applying technology and social policy that keeps up with changes we are seeing in the world.

Civic Nation 2018 offers an unprecedented opportunity for policy makers, technology industry leaders and topic experts to re-engineer the way our nation functions.

Join 120+ government, academic and industry leaders to hear TED-style talks, fireside chats and great debates on :-                

  • As the gig economy reshapes the future of work how do we address wages, taxes and entitlements?
  • Is preserving privacy a reasonable goal in an era where sharing data will improve services and value to citizens?
  • How can we fast-track connected, empowered communities in the era of Gigabit speeds?
  • Does an open door policy lead to economic prosperity, or is there cause for prudence to preserve sovereignty, culture and security?
  • Will 2018 be the tipping point for a merger between health service providers and technology specialists? 
  • How do we mobilise capital to create sustainable and cost-effective energy solutions?
  • Can we ensure AI expresses the full diversity of human experience?

 

Civic Nation 2018 has a limited amount of tickets for purchase.

 

Agenda Coming Soon

Advisory Panel

Speakers

Strategic Partner

PwC

Advisory Panel Bios

Ian Opperman

Ian Opperman

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Data Scientist, NSW Data Analytics Centre

Dr. Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Ian has 25 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO. 

Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3500 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, is Vice President of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian is also president of the Australia National Committee of the IEC and president of the JTC1 strategic advisory committee in Australia.

Tom Hadju

Tom Hadju

Chief Innovation Advisor, South Australia

Tom Hajdu's career connects leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tom received a Distinguished Talent Visa from the Australian Federal Government. In his first 18 months as a resident, Tom conceived and led a key initiative that was adopted by the South Australian Government, which saw Adelaide become Australia’s first gigabit city. In 2017, the South Australian Government appointed Tom to the role of Chief Innovator of South Australia, responsible for innovation strategy for the South Australian economy.

Tom is also CEO of Disrupter, his US-based strategic innovation company. Over several years, this company has developed a way to create deeper and more creative strategic technologies. Disrupter recently launched two companies: Umbilical, a software development company, and uNET, a new network system.

Tom co-founded tomandandy, in 1990, where he and his cofounder helped reshape the role of music in film, television and advertising industries by introducing a new process that lowered music production costs to a fraction of previous levels while improving creative quality. He has collaborated with Oliver Stone, U2 and Lou Reed to name a few, he has worked with top brands
such as Microsoft and Ford, as well as in film and TV Studios and best of breed advertising agencies worldwide.

Tom has sat on award juries and has spoken, chaired or given keynote speeches at the original TED Conference, CalTech/MIT Forum, DisruptSydney, Pepperdine University's first Disruption Conference as well as several universities worldwide about strategic innovation and is a member of Sydney University's Digital Disruption Research Group. 

Tom is Professor and Chair of Creative Technologies at the University of Adelaide where he is Director of the Sia Furler Institute advocating innovation and entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Arts. He received a PhD and MFA degree from Princeton University and Presidential MBA from Pepperdine University. 

Prof. Genevieve Bell

Prof. Genevieve Bell

Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and Distinguished Professor, Australian National University

Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU), as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel. Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.

Prof Bell joined the ANU in February 2017, after having spent 18 years in Silicon Valley, helping guide Intel’s product development by developing the company’s social science and design research capabilities.

Prof Bell now heads the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute, launched by the ANU in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, tasked with building a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data, technology and their impact on humanity.

Prof Bell is the inaugural appointee to the Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the ANU, named in honour Australia’s first female electrical engineer, which promotes the inclusive use of technology in society. Prof Bell also presented the highly acclaimed ABC Boyer Lectures for 2017, in which she questioned what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world.

Prof Bell completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998.

Dr. Tamara Nair

Dr. Tamara Nair

Research Fellow in Non-Traditional Security Studies, RSIS Nanyang Technological University

Tamara Nair is Research Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is the Coordinator of the Women, Peace and Security Research Programme at RSIS. Her current research focuses on issues of power and the biopolitics of hunger in Southeast Asia and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the region. She is currently looking into the application of the Universal Basic Income in Southeast Asia.

Speaker Bios

Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Civic Ventures

Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and business executives in Washington State. Hanauer is a co-founder of the Seattle-based venture capital firm Second Avenue Partners. An influential civic and political activist, Hanauer founded Civic Ventures—an organization devoted to ideas, policies, and actions that catalyze significant social change—in 2015.

Hanauer has managed, founded, or financed 37 companies across a broad range of industries, creating an aggregate market value of tens of billions of dollars. He was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com and served at Amazon as a board advisor for 5 years. He also founded Aquantive Inc., a global leader in digital advertising (purchased by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion.) Other companies he’s launched, funded, or managed include Insitu (purchased by Boeing for $400 million), Market Leader (purchased by Trulia in 2013 for $350 million), Marchex, Newsvine, Real Self, Modumetal Inc., Seeq Corp, Flexe, Juno Therapeutics, and Seattle Bank. Hanauer got his start in the family business, Pacific Coast Feather Company—a national leader in home textiles.

Today, Hanauer devotes a majority of his time to a broad portfolio of civic and philanthropic activities. As a national leader on policy issues related to income inequality and the future of capitalism, his advocacy and policy initiatives have helped shape the global economic conversation. 

Glenn Archer

Glenn Archer

Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Former Chief Information Officer, Australian Government

Glenn Archer is recognised nationally and internationally for his leadership and contribution to digital government - spanning senior management roles in both the private and public sector.

Prior to his appointment as Federal Government CIO and head of the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) in 2012, he held various Senior Executive and CIO roles in a number of Federal Government agencies.

In 2014, he joined Gartner as Research Vice President for the Public Sector - focusing on Digital Government and publishing research in this field and supported government and industry CIOs across the world.  Today Glenn is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU’s Research School of Management, undertaking private research in Digital Government, and provides consulting & advisory services to the public sector and industry. 

In his early career Glenn worked in a range of security and technology related roles in Government.  He subsequently worked at Apple for over eight years - in systems engineering and sales roles, ran a mid-sized consulting firm for a year and also worked at Cisco Systems as a Channel and Account Executive for almost 4 years. 

Glenn has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the Australian National University with majors in Computer Science and Pure Maths.  He also holds an MBA awarded jointly by the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (AGSM).

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