FROM DISRUPTION TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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

Ci2015 will feature over 40 global leaders, innovators and thinkers and 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, educators, entrepreneurs, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World.

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

23 – 25 MARCH, 2015
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Australia

Ci2015 SPEAKERS

Dr Peter Diamandis (USA)
Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation; recently named one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune Magazine
Dr Peter Diamandis (USA)
Nolan Bushnell (USA)
Founder, Atari; co-creator of GPS and touch-screen technology
Nolan Bushnell (USA)
Dan Millmann (USA)
Author: "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and expert on mindfulness
Dan Millmann (USA)
Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Managing Partner Innosight; Strategy and disruptive innovation expert; Harvard Business Author
Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Dr Ernesto Sirolli (USA)
Founder of the Sirolli Institute, the global authority on bottom up economic development
Ernesto Sirolli (USA)
Joyce Phillips
Group Managing Director of ANZ Global Wealth
Joyce Phillips
Dr Tim Flannery
One of Australia's best-known scientists and environmentalists and best-selling author
Dr Tim Flannery
Matt Barrie
CEO and Chairman of Freelancer.com, a global online outsourcing marketplace; award-winning Australian technology entrepreneur
Matt Barrie
Steve Vamos
Director Telstra; Chairman Reading Room; technology and leadership expert
Steve Vamos
Professor Linda Kristjanson
Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University
Professor Linda Kristjanson
Dr Larry Marshall (USA)
Managing Director of Southern Cross Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Sydney, specializing in growing Australia technology companies in Asia & USA
Dr Larry Marshall

Ci2015 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

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  • Three ways to react to the rise of the machines

    Keith McNulty

    “The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.”

    Fans of sci-fi may recognize this quote from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. As a child, the scenario it portrayed utterly terrified me. It’s not the first movie that featured machines becoming self-aware. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is famous for the calm, monotonic but spine-chilling utterance from HAL 9000: “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”.

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  • Next Stop, Uberland: The Onrushing Algorithmic Future of Work

    Intelligencer – New York Magazine
    Adrian Chen

    As much as we all hate bosses, you have to admit they have gotten slightly better over the years. Frederick Winslow Taylor, the odd and efficiency-obsessed father of management theory, was fond of dispatching managers to stand over workers with stopwatches and direct their every movement as if they were trained animals. Reacting to the obviously soul-crushing nature of Taylorism, a wave of touch-feely business gurus in the 1960s aimed to inspire people into becoming more productive. This has led, over the course of the last few decades, to the insipid corporate culture of team-building exercises and black-bordered posters of windsurfers at sunset, but at least there’s free coffee now.

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  • Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines

    The Financial Times UK
    Martin Wolf

    How do you organise a society in which few people do anything economically productive?

    As long ago as 1984, in his Paths to Paradise, André Gorz, a self-proclaimed “revolutionary-reformist” stated, baldly, that the “micro-economic revolution heralds the abolition of work”. He even argued that “waged work . . . may cease to be a central preoccupation by the end of the century”. His timing was wrong. But serious analysts think he was directionally right. So what might a world of intelligent machines mean for humanity? Will human beings become as economically irrelevant as horses? If so, what will happen to our individual self-worth and the organisation of our societies?

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  • The future of work won’t be about college degrees, it will be about job skills

    CNBC
    Stephane Kasriel

    Twenty million students started college this fall, and this much is certain: The vast majority of them will be taking on debt — a lot of debt. What’s less certain is whether their degrees will pay off.

    According to the survey Freelancing in America 2018, released Wednesday, freelancers put more value on skills training: 93 percent of freelancers with a four-year college degree say skills training was useful versus only 79 percent who say their college education was useful to the work they do now. In addition, 70 percent of full-time freelancers participated in skills training in the past six months compared to only 49 percent of full-time non-freelancers. The fifth annual survey, conducted by research firm Edelman Intelligence and co-commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union, polled 6,001 U.S. workers.

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  • Money for Nothing

    The New Republic
    Atossa Abrahamian

    Some years ago, I had a colleague who would frequently complain that he didn’t have enough to do. He’d mention how much free time he had to our team, ask for more tasks from our boss, and bring it up at after-work drinks. He was right, of course, about the situation: Although we were hardly idle, even the most productive among us couldn’t claim to be toiling for eight (or even five, sometimes three) full hours a day. My colleague, who’d come out of a difficult bout of unemployment, simply could not believe that this justified his salary. It took him a long time to start playing along: checking Twitter, posting on Facebook, reading the paper, and texting friends while fulfilling his professional obligations to the fullest of his abilities.

    The idea of being paid to do nothing is difficult to adjust to in a society that places a high value on work. Yet this idea has lately gained serious attention amid projections that the progress of globalization and technology will lead to a “jobless” future

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