Presents

Civic Nation – Policy Strategy Sessions

27th September
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street

Presents

Civic Nation – Policy Strategy Sessions

27th September
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street

Presents

Civic Nation – Policy Strategy Sessions

27th September
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street

Preparing for an inflection point – policymaking in the wave of the fourth industrial revolution

Ready or not, powerful technologies are dramatically changing existing ways of doing things that 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 to assist policymakers, advisers and strategists prepare for an unprecedented wave of change. Conversations will cover topics from the gig economy to healthcare, sustainable energy, national identification and cybersecurity, along with tackling the hard questions around emerging technologies such as AI, data and analytics. Civic Nation will not only address these topics in a closed door, roundtable conversation that facilitates dialogue between critical stakeholders, it will also focus on potential solutions to obstacles facing our nation.

Civic Nation offers an unprecedented opportunity for policymakers, industry leaders and subject matter experts to understand re-engineer the way our nation functions.

Would your organisation benefit from hosting one of the roundtable discussions that will shape the nation?

Hosting a closed-door roundtable policy strategy session gives you direct access to key influencers, policy makers and industry stakeholders.

Make a strategic investment to elevate and position your company as an initiator, pioneer and forward thinker in your industry sector in driving policy change.

To discuss being a Strategic Partner of Civic Nation please contact andra@innovationaus.com or call on 0400 388 846

Roundtable discussions

The Gig Economy

The workforce is becoming increasingly casualised, with many new workers expecting not to have a “job for life” – and indeed structuring their work around lives with increased gig, freelance and contract arrangements. This policy strategy session looks at the balance between opening up the gig economy for greater flexibility, jobs and economic growth along with ensuring we cater to the needs of an on-demand workforce.

 

  • Can the gig economy be used as a lever for creating additional jobs?
  • Is there a net positive effect from the gig economy on the overall job market?
  • How can we reframe worker entitlements to include on-demand gigs and platforms
  • Does a Universal Basic it address the challenges it purports to alleviate? What are the considerations for and against? If we do introduce it in Australia, what other areas should and could be overhauled to alleviate the tax burden.
  • How do we ensure Superannuation rules keep pace with these changes?
  • Policymaking in a peer-to-peer world – do platforms that let people find products, work, transport, accommodation and finance erode labour and community standards? Or do they provide an alternative to today’s market based system? And how can we strike a balance?

Data and Analytics

Data and Analytics will be the engine of change in technology and society for the next decade. It will transform our economy, our culture, our politics and even our own bodies and minds in ways most people can hardly imagine.

 

  • Identifying pathways to create consent-based services using citizen data
  • Addressing the culture of resistance in using data to better understand citizen needs and effect real change
  • Balancing the need for governance with the appetite for personalised services
  • Streamlining processes, reducing redundancies and balancing budgets with open data government initiatives

Connected Communities and Gig Cities

The network of everyday physical devices that use and connect data is growing exponentially. Cars, wearable devices such as watches, speakers, televisions – all these devices will implement or improve their current smart technology. However, fast connectivity is still the bottleneck to rolling out real-world application.

 

  • Examining the role of government, suppliers, businesses and individuals in building connected communities
  • Proactively engaging with smart technologies to boost innovation
  • Putting regional communities under the spotlight to address the talent bottleneck
  • Creating a national plan for supporting and enabling true Gig Cities across Australia to keep pace with an increasingly competitive global economy
  • Measuring outcomes on a national and global stage

Health Innovation

Australia is well known for universal health access and research breakthroughs. However, resting on our laurels is not an option. This roundtable will discuss how the health industry can benefit from better data sharing, tech innovations such as AI, IoT and blockchain in delivering better outcomes at lower cost bases.

 

  • Understanding the key technologies that the government and healthcare providers can leverage
  • Reducing cost, improving performance and creating secure and safe ways to share information and generate better outcomes
  • Examining different models and their impact on national health measures in delivering a more efficient healthcare system
  • Addressing data quality, efficacy and access to reduce duplication

Energy Innovation

Australia has long been at the forefront of energy innovation. However, successful commercial execution of these innovations has taken a back seat. This Policy Strategy Session looks at the ways Australian government can encourage and collaborate with industry  more effectively on energy innovations to ensure global competitiveness and a return on investment for innovation subsidies. Points for discussion will include, but not be limited to: 

 

  • How do we create new jobs, open up new export markets, and at the same time deliver energy effectively?

  • What policies and rules changes are required to work in a new framework of delivering new and hybrid energy models?

  • What emerging sustainable energy technologies are a long term option for reliable energy delivery?  

  • What are the most important energy commercialisation challenges facing Australia?

  • What is the role of government and industry stakeholders in moving the dial on energy innovations?

  • How can industry collaborate better with the government to ensure innovation in energy solutions delivers sustainable market growth?

Artifical Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will probably be the most important agent of change in the 21st century. It will transform our economy, our culture, our politics and even our own bodies and minds in ways most people can hardly imagine.

 

  • Focusing on generating the benefits of AI to society rather than pure capability
  • Employing effective management in all areas of its development
  • Finding the balance between soft sciences and STEM, and their respective contributions to ensuring diversity represented in AI

National Identity and Cyber Security

The Digital Transformation agency has been set the task of working with government agencies, the private sector and the public to design and implement a digital identity framework for Australia. However, there are contentions around the application of this framework. This policy strategy session seeks to surface the pros, cons, challenges and benefits of addressing this important initiative. This discussion will help frame these insights to surface a successful framework which considers multiple viewpoints and stakeholders.

 

  • Weighing up the benefits of service delivery against the challenges of security, privacy and consumer concerns over government intrusion
  • Addressing the ethical debate of privacy and transparency and standards of data security
  • Identifying the challenges, benefits and key stakeholder concerns in formulating a framework that satisfies multiple viewpoints

Special Advisory Panel

Ian Opperman
Ian Opperman
CEO and Chief Data Scientist, NSW Data Analytics Centre
Tom Hadju
Tom Hadju
Chief Innovation Advisor, South Australia
Prof Genevieve Bell
Prof Genevieve Bell
Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and Distinguished Professor, Australian National University
Dr. Tamara Nair
Dr. Tamara Nair
Research Fellow in Non-Traditional Security Studies at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University

Strategic Partners

AI and Data and Analytics

Hosting:

Data and Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Ping Identity

Hosting:

National Identity and Cyber Security
Huawei

Hosting:

Connected Communities And Gig Cities

Roundtable Hosts

Roundtable Hosts Bios

David Moore

David Moore

Partner, Technology Consulting, PwC Australia

Roundtable Host: Data and Analytics

David is a Partner within the Technology Consulting area of PwC, during his time with PwC he has fulfilled the roles of National Technology Leader, National Strategy, Architecture & Infrastructure Leader and Financial Services Technology Leader.

David has extensive leadership capabilities in General Management functions, (Strategy, Planning, Business Case, Organisation, Communications, Stakeholder Engagement,  Procurement, Team Building, and Performance Management), in-depth knowledge and experience of ICT, including the life-cycle of transformation of assets and services from disparate legacies into contemporary architectures and operating models, in particular, outsourcing and contemporary provisioning models such as “Cloud”.

David also has comprehensive knowledge and experience with large scale change programs, particularly those with Systems Integration involving significant inherent and residual risks that need to run on the basis of a tight Master Schedule and using numerical techniques of MSM, CPM, PERT, EVA and Evaluated Risk and Decision Making

Rob Parker

Rob Parker

Partner, Cyber, PwC Australia

Roundtable Host: Data and Analytics

Rob is a Partner in PwC’s Cyber business and works with companies and governments to utilise cyber as an enabler of digital transformation and national level agendas.  Rob helps organisations respond to security incidents, plan strategies around mitigating Cyber risk, and implement robust security programs. Rob was a founding member of the Australian Government Gatekeeper Framework working group for PKI.

In his previous role as the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Verizon, Rob was responsible for managing more than 300 associates across Asia Pacific, four Security Operations Center (SOCs), the APAC Verizon Cyber Security Intelligence Center (VCIC), the PKI infrastructure of several Australian banks and Federal Government Departments, and three Forensics Labs, with direct management responsibility for product management, product development, service delivery and security sales operations.

Suji Kanagalignam

Suji Kanagalignam

Partner, The Experience Centre, Digital Service, PwC Australia

Roundtable Host: Artificial Intelligence

Suji is a Partner in the PwC Experience Centre and is the National Head of our Customer Experience and User Experience capability. He has a wealth of experience in digital change and customer experience, including strategy development and program execution resulting in improved competitiveness, operational efficiency and optimised return on investment. He focuses on the health, telecommunications and government industries, having also worked in financial services and automotive industries and at various levels within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

David Sacks

David Sacks

Partner, National Education & Skills Lead, PwC Australia

Roundtable Host: Artificial Intelligence

David leads PwC’s education and skills practice.  He has worked with over half of Australia’s universities, five state education systems & sectors, a number of TAFE’s & VE providers and some of the country’s largest childhood education providers.  David is also a member of AITSL’s School Leadership Expert Standing Committee and is on the board of Smiling Mind and the Business Higher Education Roundtable.

David has been working in the education sector for the past 13 years.  He specializes in the assessment, design and delivery of transformation programs with education institutions.  His experience covers operating model design, strategy development and operationalization, curriculum and course design, teacher & school leadership capability development, university research enhancement and market entry and assessment. 

The majority of David’s work results in education institutions improving their student experience, investing more in the core business of teaching & learning and research (where relevant) and better student outcomes.

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Director of Corporate & Public Affairs, Huawei Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

Roundtable Host: Connected Communities and Gig Cities

Jeremy has been Huawei’s Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific since October 2009. Before joining Huawei Jeremy was Senior Media Relations Manager and company spokesman for Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra.


From 2003 until 2007 Jeremy was head of Public Affairs for the Australian High Commission (Embassy) in the United Kingdom. During his time in London Jeremy served under two Australian High Commissioners, The Hon Richard Alston & Mr Michael L‘Estrange.


Prior to this Jeremy was a Senior Policy Adviser to several Australian Government Minister’s, including The Hon. Tony Abbott MP, The Hon. Philip Ruddock MP and The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP. Jeremy also spent some time working as a Press Secretary for the UK Minister for Employment in the Blair government, the Hon. Andrew Smith MP

Sue Bryant

Sue Bryant

South Pacific Regional Director, Strategy and Business Development

Roundtable Host: Connected Communities and Gig Cities

Sue has over 35 years work experience in various roles across the Telecommunications and IT Industries. During this time she has worked with numerous Governments, Cities and Telecom Operators around the world, supporting them in the development of their ICT Plans and Programs.

In her currently role in Huawei, she is focused on National ICT and Smart City Planning across South East Asia and ANZ.  She previously held positions at IBM, Accenture and EDS with a focus on ICT Consulting, Solutions and Systems Integration

Mark Perry

Mark Perry

Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer, Ping Identity

Roundtable Host: National Identity and Cyber Security

Mark Perry is Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer for Ping Identity. His career has seen him work with many IT industry leaders in customer-facing roles. Over the last 25+ years he has helped deliver major Identity and Access Management projects across all industry verticals.

At Ping Identity, he leads the technical team helping enterprise customers in financial services, government, telco, retail and other verticals transform their businesses to take advantage of new trends, such as API enablement, biometric authentication, identity-led security and Open Banking. In all of these, he advises customers in balancing the delivery of innovative services and applications with the security and privacy needs of consumers and employees, based on government and industry regulations.
 
Mark speaks regularly at industry events in Australia and overseas to help evangelise the open standards that Ping Identity co-authors and implements and is a strong advocate for modern Identity and Access Management methodologies. His expertise was recently acknowledged when he was appointed to the Australian Government advisory committee for Consumer Data Right, defining the Open Banking standards for implementation in 2019.

Geoff Andrews

Geoff Andrews

Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Ping Identity

Roundtable Host: National Identity and Cyber Security

Geoff is the Regional Director, APAC at Ping Identity. In this role he is responsible for growing and developing the Ping Identity organisation to foster strong engagement and create increased value with the region's largest government and enterprise organisations.

His career has been guided by digital transformation, with significant first-hand experience in the mass adoption of internet services and mobility, he has expertise in both strategic and operational execution including; large-scale organisational change and performance management, creating new products and services, and entering and developing new markets.

With 25 years' conceiving, creating and delivering transformational projects and growing businesses in Australia and throughout Asia-Pacific, he has helped large, complex organisations in over 20 countries worldwide realise new solutions, with a focus on ICT, Government, Finance, Energy and Transport/Logistics industries.

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