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

  • Balancing rights and benefits in the new era of gig work
  • Examining existing frameworks – industrial relations, taxation, superannuation, workers compensation and leave benefits
  • Policymaking in a peer-to-peer world – community standards in the new platform era for services, products, work, transport, accommodation and finance

Data and Analytics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Sustainable Energy and Food Security

  • Mobilising appetite and capital to address energy, environment and food security issues
  • Asking the key question: is it possible, and desirable, to move to 100% environmentally sustainable energy sources?
  • Understanding our environmental and food security challenges over the next 30 years
  • Looking at the roles that government, industry stakeholders and commercial enterprises should take in the sustainable conversation

Artifical Intelligence

  • 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

  • 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.

Adam Lai

Adam Lai

Partner, PwC Australia

Roundtable Host: Artificial Intelligence

Adam is a Partner in PwC’s Consulting business. He supports clients in improving their customer experience and profitability.

He has successfully led a number of complex organisational transformation initiatives that have sustainably improved performance and customer experience in a number of industries including transport, telecommunications, health, emergency services, and government. His experience ranges from developing growth strategies through to driving implementation.

Adam holds a number of board and board advisory roles, has a Masters of Commerce (Business Law), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing)

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