RACE TO THE FUTURE. E6. - 27–29 NOV 2013, SOFITEL ON COLLINS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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We need to find innovative solutions to the great problems of today to make them the opportunities of the future.

Creative Innovation 2013 Asia Pacific will deliver world class creative ideas and pragmatic solutions. It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations.

Join big and small business, entrepreneurs, educators, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World, Asia and Australia.

This is a must-attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections.

Ci2013 Speakers

Bjorn Lomborg (Czech Republic)
Environmentalist, author:
Cool it and The Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjorn Lomborg
Peggy Liu (China)
International sustainability expert on greening China
Peggy Liu
Bunker Roy (India)
Founder Barefoot College
Bunker Roy
Linda Yueh (UK)
Chief Business
Correspondent BBC
Linda Yueh
Professor Stephen Heppell (UK)
Digital Education Leader, learning futurist
Stephen Heppell
Jon Duschinsky (Canada)
Social innovator, global cage rattler, change agent, author: (me)volution
Jon Duschinsky
Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Strategic transformation and innovation expert
Scott Anthony
Jason Drew (South Africa)
Serial entrepreneur, passionate environmentalist, futurist
Jason Drew
Cyriel Kortleven (Belgium)
Inspiring speaker, author: Less is Beautiful, Master of Interaction
Cyriel Kortleven
Lisa Paul AO
Secretary, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Lisa Paul AO
Michael Rennie
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Michael Rennie
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Chancellor Monash University, President ATSE
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Rufus Black
Ethicist, theologian, Master Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Rufus Black
Carol Schwartz AM
Eminent business leader and philanthropist
Carol Schwartz AM
Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous cultural leader
Deborah Cheetham
Richard Bolt
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Richard Bolt
Doron Ben Meir
CEO Commercialisation Australia, serial entrepreneur
Doron Ben Meir

Ci2013 Conference Highlights

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  • We have 2 tickets to give away for the Ci2015 Deep Conversation!

    We are giving away two tickets to the Ci2015 Deep Conversation. All you need to do is answer the question below.

    We will pick two winners on October 31st and the winners will receive a Deep Conversation ticket valued at $125 each. Click here to learn more about the Ci2015 Deep Conversation starting from $125.

    Deep Conversation over Lunch (12.00pm – 2.00pm)
    From Disruption to Sustainable Growth

    Featuring key speakers including Dr Peter Diamandis (USA), Danae Ringelmann (USA), Jon Medved (Israel), Scott Anthony (Singapore), Dr Rufus Black (Australia) and the audience. Moderator TBA

    Monday 23rd March (12.00pm-2.00pm)
    Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 25 Collins Street

    The Question is “What are you doing to build a culture of innovation in your organisation?”

    Post your comments below to enter the competition (100 words max)

  • Shut up and listen! 4 tips for effective collaboration

    By: Tania de Jong AM

    Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Three

    You may have noticed by now that I’m huge advocate for collaborating with others. From my ventures with Creativity Australia, The Song Room, Creative Innovation Global, Pot-Pourri and Music Theatre Australia, I believe in collaborating for success. While I spearheaded these initiatives I didn’t do it alone.

    Read the full article here!

  • Embracing Failure! FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

    By: Tania de Jong AM

    Embracing Failure! FAIL = First Attempt In Learning
    Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Two

    If we want to address complacency in innovation then we need to start taking risks and embracing failure. After all, when you embrace failure, you truly learn your first real lesson. As you may have read in my last blog post, I recently read an article which outlined that Australia is falling behind in innovation. This is largely because of our highly risk-averse culture.

    In part 2 of my five part BLOG series I want to look at how we spur innovation through positive risk-taking behaviour. Increasing one’s innovation capacity is crucial in an era of massive disruption and globalised commoditization of products and services.

    Click here to read the full article

  • Manager and machine: The new leadership equation

    By: Martin Dewhurst and Paul Willmott
    McKinsey Quarterly

    As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive?

    Read the full article here

  • Management intuition for the next 50 years

    By: Richard Dobbs, Sree Ramaswamy, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S. Patrick Viguerie
    McKinsey Quarterly

    The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management.

    Click here to read the full article

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