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Speaking at the 2016 Creative Innovation conference in Melbourne in November, seconds after Donald Trump won the US election, the Ormond College master and ethicist asked: how did we get here?
“None of us ever expected a dam would collapse and wipe out villages,” she told the audience in a rare on-the-record public appearance at the recent the Creative Innovation summit in Melbourne.
In an industry known for its love of buzzwords and hype, artificial intelligence (AI) has become marketing’s new ‘big data’. But where big data ultimately led to new layers of complexity, AI promises the opposite.
Ci2016 is described as a cross-sector program of presentations and conversations for people from industry, academia and government interested in the impact of collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation on business and leadership success.
It’s time for our leaders to do some hard talking with the US election now upon us, we are holding our breath. Will it be Trump? Could it be? Dear God, how could this have happened? The world looks askance at America and thinks: how could you? What were you thinking?
The investment and business communities are in the unfamiliar position of worrying that the Republican candidate might win. Analysts declare that the markets will crash if he does, and business people have been drawing up contingency plans for the recession.
Markets are nervous, but they’re not yet pricing in a Trump victory. “He won’t win, surely,” is the general view, and he probably won’t.
And when he doesn’t win, we’ll all be able to breathe a sigh of relief and get back to business as usual, right?
A lack of collaboration between academia and business is one of the key issues holding back the nation’s innovation, science and research system, according to Innovation and Science Australia chairman Bill Ferris.Ahead of the public release of ISA’s audit of Australia’s existing innovation systems that will be provided to federal government next month, Mr Ferris revealed the 20 findings in the audit would focus on three circles of activity: knowledge creation, knowledge transfer and commercialisation.“Coming up with ideas and new research, we rank really high in world terms. In the creation part of it all, it is a very good story. On the transfer, we are pretty weak in terms of international metrics on that. And in terms of actual outcomes, be they marketplace driven or otherwise, the answer is we are only OK,’’ Mr Ferris told The Australian ahead of the annual Creative Innovation conference starting in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Human capital will remain the greatest asset of any organisations, both large and small, including the intellectual property that they develop. Embracing cultural change is the key to unlocking the creative and innovative ideas of tomorrow and the key for university, government and the private sector alike. “I believe the greatest untapped source of energy in the world is not the sun, it is what sits inside today’s organisations,” the moderator Scott Anthony suggested.
Consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the infiltration of robotics into our everyday lives. The original Lost In Space series ran from 1965-1968 and featured Robot. This AI protected Will Robinson and conversed and empathised with humans. In 2016 we are looking toward a future where machines could do most of our jobs. Sophia Robot has life-like skin, 62 facial expressions, can hold a conversation and is programmed to get smarter over time.
With the US election now upon us, we are holding our breath. Will it be Trump? Could it be? Dear God, how could this have happened? The world looks askance at America and thinks: how could you? What were you thinking? The investment and business communities are in the unfamiliar position of worrying that the Republican candidate might win. Analysts declare that the markets will crash if he does, and business people have been drawing up contingency plans for the recession.
Essential Need is dedicated to the goal of ending poverty and ensuring every child in the world has access to clean water, food and shelter. Haremi, an IT engineer and business advisor whose goal is to improve the lives of children everywhere, is at the heart and soul of the organization. He was one of nine Australians to win the opportunity to present their innovations to the world’s elite business thinkers and leaders at Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016, which takes place in Melbourne 7 to 9 November. He believes disruption is a long-term gain and short-term pain, and that innovation is exciting.
MUSTAFA Atee believes no one should suffer in silence, especially those unable to communicate.
The Curtin University clinical pharmacy PhD student has worked with the institution’s former head of pharmacy Jeff Hughes to develop a facial recognition app to detect pain through “micro expressions”.
Using a smartphone’s camera, the Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT) records a 10 second video to identify pain for those with dementia.
Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro – director, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, and named one of the top 100 living geniuses by Synetics in 2007 – is a very busy man. So busy, he practically needs a clone to keep up with his work schedule, something many of us have wished for in our own lives. But Ishiguro created one – a near-perfect mechanical likeness of silicon skin, actuators, electronics and his own hair – which he operates remotely via the internet. It means Ishiguro can (almost) be in two places at once: he regularly sends his robot to give lectures at conferences around the world. “It’s very convenient,” he deadpans.
Imagine being paralyzed and having an implanted microchip that could action a message from your brain to move your prosthetic arm. Or a diagnostic system that could pick up Alzheimer’s a decade before you develop any symptoms. Or a 3D printing machine that could print a pill with a combination of drugs tailored just for you. Sound far-fetched? Then meet Dr Daniel Kraft, a Harvard-trained oncologist-cum-entrepreneur-cum-healthcare futurologist. The faculty chair of exponential medicine at the Silicon Valley-based Singularity University, no one could be more serious – or ambitious – about the revolutionary impact that digital technologies will have on the future of healthcare.
Barely 42, Tanya Monro is renowned in her field, having published more than 500 scientific papers. Her discoveries aren’t only academic. She has 17 patents to her name and is part-owner of Red Chip Photonics, a company that is commercializing a novel laser technology that emerged from her work with colleague David Lancaster. The achievements have been recognized with awards including being named the Prime Minister’s Physical Scientist of the Year in 2008, South Australian of the Year in 2011, receiving the Australian Academy of Science’s Pawsey Medal in 2012 and the 2014 Beattie Steel Medal of the Optical Society of Australia.
Building a quantum computer is not for the faint-hearted. These blazingly fast machines could revolutionize computing by ripping through big data, improving everything from tracking financial markets to weather forecasting. But the technology requires shrinking computer bits to the size of an atom.
Abigail Allwood sat in her stiflingly hot car and screamed with joy. Parked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, she had just learnt that the instrument she’d designed to search for extraterrestrial life was going to Mars. She would be the first woman and first Australian scientific leader on a Mars mission. Not bad for someone who handed in her PhD less than 10 years ago.
At the time, I had let go of my core corporate learning and consulting roles and had unexpectedly become an Israeli start-up entrepreneur in innovation education, where I was learning, by experimenting, doing and of course, failing. I was, in fact, totally immersed in researching the key drivers of the unique Israeli innovation culture and participating keenly in the Israeli start-up community’s entrepreneurial lifestyle. So, for the 2016 Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016 Conference, she suggested that I include my 5 key learning’s from the 6 years I spent immersed in Israel’s entrepreneurial and innovative start-up culture and eco-system.
Tech visionary Elon Musk made headlines when he said recently that artificial intelligence is like “summoning the demon” and may well be humanity’s “biggest existential threat.”Just this month, researchers in Japan announced they had created a software system that could outperform the average Japanese high school student on a standardized college entrance exam. In other words, the machines are catching up to humans in intelligence.
Collaborative workspaces don’t just save money for startups and solve the problem of an isolating home office, they can lead to incredible new ventures. Sharing a space allows room for inspiration and thinking outside of our own ideas. Obviously, there are financial benefits of sharing rent and internet costs. But also the social benefit, the sharing of ideas, the potential to troubleshoot and discuss things business and otherwise. Read the article
Throughout her life, Polish-born researcher and entrepreneur, Patrycja Slawuta, has been drawn to the darker side of human nature. From a young age, she held a strong interest in her country’s experiences during and following World War II, with its Holocaust, ghettos, uprisings and communism. Her Master’s thesis examined collective guilt and shame in post-genocidal societies, while her PhD investigated the narratives surrounding terrorism. Read the article
Founder and deputy director of the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance Tele Tan has been named as a winner of the Innovation Leader Scholarships for Creative Innovation 2016. Willetton resident Mr Tan was among nine Australians to win the opportunity to present their innovations to the world’s elite business thinkers and leaders at Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016 as recipients of the Ci2016 Innovation Leader Scholarships. Read the article
From a pool of outstanding applications from around the nation, nine emerging innovators were selected for their achievements as founders of a start-up commercial or social enterprise. Each winner receives a place at this year’s Creative Innovation 2016 – CI2016 – giving them the opportunity to rub shoulders with key industry leaders, share and discuss their ideas and issues, and present their innovation ideas in a 60-second pitch on the main stage. Read the article
Subiaco inventor Mustafa Atee has been given the 60-second chance of a lifetime to pitch his invention, ePAT, to global business thinkers and leaders at Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016. Read the article
In about 100 years, Ishiguro says, only 10 to 20 percent of us will actually work. The rest will spend time learning how to interact with ever more complex robots in order to be able to work – or will be cared for by robots when we can no longer learn to work. Read the article
If I ran my own airline I would offer a range of more flexible options for eating healthily while on board – let’s say the Superfood Flight Menu, which could be pre-ordered. I would provide more diverse vegetarian and gluten-free options. I would provide more space in economy to enable people to work and get off the plane without sore backs. I would use advances in digital technology to reduce queues and red tape. I would keep customers informed of any delays to minimise their time at the airport and on the plane. Read the article
Will human employment fade away into nothing at hands of automation? One global thought leader shares what workplaces can leader shares what workplaces can expect – and how they should prepare for the future of work. Read the article
”If I think it’s a good enough idea, I don’t analyse, I don’t do risk management, I don’t do a lot of business planning to begin with”, she says. Read the article
It is the must-attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections. Join us at Ci2016 to prepare for the exponential shift and transform your thinking and organisation. Read the article
”It is a great platform to pitch your business and potentially get funding and valuable strategies from the conference,” explains Alrick Pagnon, Creative development, Innovation and Partnership Manager of Creative innovation Global. Read the article
This is a great way to showcase your creativity, thought leadership and innovation strategy. Read the article
Today you either disrupt yourself or someone else will! Learn from the who’s who of global thinkers and innovators at the 5th Creative Innovation 2016. Read the article
Read this great feature on Tania de Jong AM. Read the article
Listen to this great interview of Tania de Jong AM with Ben Starr on what we’ve got planned for Ci2016. Listen
New Melbourne co-working space Dimension5 was officially launched last night by The Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis MP. Click here to read the article!
Tania de Jong is teaming up with IT company Dimension Data to set up Melbourne’s newest start-up hub, Dimension5. Click here to read the article!
Dimension5, a 1100 square metre co-working space in South Melbourne, is set to open next Thursday 28 April, 2016. Click here to read the article!
The annual Creative Innovation Asia Pacific in Melbourne has revealed its full program, featuring more than 40 high-profile names in innovation and disruptive technologies. Click here to read the article!
The Australian Event Awards recognises Ci2015 as Best Corporate Event of the Year. Click here to read the article!
AFR spoke to Tania de Jong and Dimension Data CEO Rodd Cunico on the launch of our new co-working space Dimension5. Click here to read the article!
Third Sector spoke to Tania to hear more about her vision, her thoughts on creativity and the power of music within the non-profit-sector. Click here to read the article!
Collaboration fostered at high-performing incubators and co-working spaces is a crucial ingredient to innovation. Click here to read the article!
Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation. However, we have ridden on our luck for too long, especially in relying on our natural resources to get us through. Click here to read the article!
Creative Universe have partnered with Dimension Data to launch the Dimension 5 space in South Melbourne. Click here to read the article!
Creative Universe have partnered with Dimension Data to launch the Dimension 5 space in South Melbourne. Click here to read the article!
Dimension Data, has partnered with event management company, Creative Universe, to work on the launch of a new Melbourne co-working space. Click here to read the article!
Creative Innovation Global founder Tania de Jong outlines why inclusion and entrepreneurship are the key to innovation, Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong will be speaking at the Creative Fuel conference in Sydney . Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 in review by Lindsay Rogers from Aspire Magazine. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Wade Davis in conversation with Jo Chandler. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong discusses what Silicon Valley and Technology can learn from the arts. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Steve Lennon outlines some of the key takeouts from Ci2015 and shares new innovations from Japan. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth discusses the importance of mindfulness in leadership. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speakers Dr Peter Diamandis and Scott Anthony address growth and disruption. Click here to listen to the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell shares few tips on how to find talented recruits. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Kate Eriksson discusses 5 trends that will disrupt your business. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM discusses the key learnings and takeouts from Ci2015 Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Danna Hochstein Mann talks about crowdfunding and how to harness its power. Click here to listen to the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Dan Millman talks about his journey into mindfulness. Click here to listen to the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell outlines the need for creativity to foster innovation. Click here to watch the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about turning down the opportunity of a lifetime. Click here to watch the interview!
Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth features Ci2015, Tania de Jong AM and the With One Voice choirs. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about the invention of video games. Click here to watch the interview!
Ourcrowd CEO Jon Medved talks crowdfunding and ReWalk Exoskeleton. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about turning down a third of Apple. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM address the importance of tolerating failure. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM outlines key learnings from Ci2015. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks future of gaming and education with Mark Colvin. Click here to listen to the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow offers key tips on how to deal with disruption. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Matt Barrie explains why we are living in a “magical time”. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speakers Peter Diamandis and Scott Anthony featured in Smart Company. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 featured in the key business events of the week in the Sydney Morning Herald. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Steve Vamos outlines why large companies must believe they can innovate like start-ups . Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth talks Crowdfunding and new ways to raise capitals with Jon Medved. Click here to read the article!
Peter Switzer interviews the Founder and Executive Producer of Ci Global Tania de Jong AM. Click here watch the interview! (Starts from 8’42)
Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz interview Ci2015 speaker Larry Marshall about his vision for the future of CSIRO. Click here watch the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Nicole Velik outlines why Creativity shouldn’t be the domain of one group of individuals.Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Dr Elaine Saunders talks about her career as a successful social entrepreneur. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony outlines why focus is key to innovation. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow addresses gender diversity. Click here to read the article!
OurCrowd CEO encourages Australia to embrace crowdsourcing. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 Speaker Dr Peter Diamandis interviewed by Joanne Gray. Click here to read the article!
Featuring Ci2015 speakers Steve Vamos. Click here to listen to the interview!
Featuring Ci2015 speakers Dr Rufus Black. Click here to listen to the interview!
OurCrowd CEO warns Australia about the risk of loosing tech talents. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Matt Barrie encourages Australian government to create strong economic reforms. Click here to read the article!
Featuring Ci2015 speakers Dr Elaine Saunders, Pip Marlow, Prof Linda Kristjanson & Nolan Bushnell. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow shares some insight about Australia’s ICT sector. Click here to read the article!
When change comes, it can come in a flash. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Tansel Ali offers tips and advices on how to improve your memory. Click here to read the article!
Tania de Jong AM and Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine about disruptive technologies. Click here to listen to the interview!
Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell discuss the future of technology and gaming ahead of his keynote at Ci2015. Click here to read the article!
Remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universes. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM & Peter Hunt AM discuss how they are changing the world one voice at a time. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony outlines why curiosity is a key component of innovation. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 speaker Jon Medved talks the israeli military culture and how it fosters innovation. Click here to read the article!
Working with startups showed Ernesto Sirolli how anyone can have more impact: Shut up and listen. Click here to read the article!
Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM talks about her ventures and Ci2015. Click here to read the article!
Why Australia needs to encourage innovation and celebrate failure. Click here to watch!
Ci2012 Speaker Jason Drew and Agriprotein won the UN Innovation Prize for Africa! Jason is back at Ci2013 by popular demand.
We are delighted to present some special highlights of key speakers at Ci2011 courtesy of GE click here to view
Food security a looming crisis click here to view
Gen Y’s have the perfect attributes for innovation click here to view
Wicked Problems: do they exist and does it matter? Click here to view
Ways to implement creative thinking – by Alana Smith click here to view
How to process information exponentially without your head exploding – by Ben Flavel I have a crush on Ray Kurzweil’s brain. He was just one of an impressive line-up of speakers at Creative Innovation 2011 but he was the main reason I was there… click here to view The Australian, November 28 2011 Raymond Kurzweil solves problems in his sleep – by Brad Howarth click here to view
Farmers key to food security – by Genevieve Barlow click here to view
Reprogramming DNA: Raymond Kurzweil on technological leaps without boundaries click here to view
Futureproofing your CIO – bySupratim Adhikari click here to view
Creative Innovation 2011: Creativity, Innovation and Business – by Lynette Jensen click here to view
The 11-year-old centenarian, with chip – by Stephen Lunn click here to view
Kurzweil’s Singular Vision – by Supratim Adhilkari click here to view
Edward de Bono says systematic creativity needed for business success – by Nicola Card click here to view
A Master Class with Brendan Boyle click here to view
Business Pulse of the Nation – Teresa Ooi click here to view
‘The Big Interview’ with Stephen Heppell. click here to view
Interview with Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011.
Daniel Dennett speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011.
AI: Kurzweil on the next stage. American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses his predictions for human-computer interaction and augmented reality applications. click here to view
Ray Kurzweil is a scientist and inventor who argues that computers will be sentient very soon. He’s also researched nutrition and longevity, with startling results. click here to view
Ray Kurzweil predicts humans and robots merging into humanoids in less than a 100 years. click here to view
‘The Web within us’ by Narelle Hooper Inventor Ray Kurzweil tells Narelle Hooper whywe have to catch up to the speed of technology. THINK ABOUT that smartphone in your hand.Imagine all that processing power and muchmore – only smaller and more functional. Tinyreally. Inside your body perhaps. It’s maybeenough to make you shift uncomfortably… click here to view
‘National curriculum means lack of state competition’ by Jewel Topsfield AUSTRALIA is in danger of killing innovation with its centralist education reforms such as the national curriculum and NAPLAN tests, according to a leading British educator. Stephen Heppell said the autonomy of the states meant they were able to develop their own educational programs, with Western Australia, for example, becoming a world leader in multimedia in the 1980s. click here to view
‘Bright ideas need nurturing’ by Ruth Williams PADDY Miller has been tracking corporate leaders for 20 years – watching them, writing down their thoughts, following them from job to job, country to country – in some cases, throughout their careers. At companies including Abbott Laboratories, Bacardi, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Ericsson, Nike and Goodyear, he’s tried to crack the elusive concept of innovation – who is good at it, how do you foster it, and once an idea has germinated, how it becomes reality. click here to view
‘Profile: Steve Vamos’ by Lucinda Schmidt This industry leader believes a company’s best assets are its happy staff… click here to view
‘Creativity is the key to your business future’ click here to view
‘Androids and angels’ by Nick Miller Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil believes humans will soon be able to live forever with the help of computers. Barmy or brilliant? click here to view
‘The man who put a second ‘e’ in Learning’ The stretched budgets of governments across the world could lead to the dawn of thelearning revolution, says Stephen Heppell – leading educator from the UK. click here to view
‘The Creative Innovation Conference You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Gavin Heaton In almost every presentation I give, there is some reference to Ray Kurzweil, a nod to Edward de Bono and a smattering of the design thinking process that came from IDEO. And I am sure I am not alone…. click here to view
‘Profile: Alison Watkins’ by Lucinda Schmidt AlisonWatkins is passionate about making sure Australia is producing as much food as possible. She will speak on the topic of food security at Creative Innovation 2011. click here to view
Think clever. Think big. That’s the motto of the Creative Innovation 2011’s two day conference in Melbourne. click here to view
As some of the biggest names in business innovation descend upon Melbourne, one well-known Werribee resident will be among them. click here to view
‘Ballooning Prospects’ Creative play builds corporate possibilities, argues Australia-bound designer, innovator and optimist Brendan Boyle. click here to view
‘Simon McKeon to present at Creative Innovation 2011’ click here to view
‘Palace for our thoughts downunder’ D’Angelo Fisher click here to view
‘High note set for innovation event’ click here to view
‘De Bono’s Palace’ by Leo’ D’Angelo Fisher click here to view
‘Microsoft Innovation’ – Ci2011 presenter & Microsoft Australia General Manager Pip Marlow talks about Ci2011, creativity & innovation. click here to view
‘Shaping the Future – Ci2011’ click here to view
Alan Kohler interviewed Charles Kovess on Business Spectator’s CEO Hub, part of the Leadership section of that excellent online news magazine You can see the 10 minute interview here. Alan asked Charles some interesting questions, and got some interesting answers:
Take a look at the interview: you will get some interesting ideas and perhaps even some provocative ones!
‘Introducing, on lead vocals…’ Soprano Tania de Jong unleashes individual potential by tapping the power of song within – Deborah Tarrant click here to view
‘Thinking for our times’ click here to view
How can leaders and organisations from all sectors manage change and stay ahead? Creative Innovation 2011 will provide the answers. click here to view
‘Creative Innovation launch 2011’ Sofitel Melbourne on Collins hosted the launch of Creative Innovation 2011. Attended by the Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells, the event revealed the Ci2011 program and also included some inspirational thoughts, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a performance by Melbourne Sings Choir. click here to view
‘Best Conference EVER’ click here to view
‘A management consultant, an economist and a banker walk into a bar… ‘ click here to view
The Key to Competitiveness? It’s all in our imagination click here to view
Encounter with Austin Williams – A contrarian with a big idea for mankind click here to view
Forget shares: why not invest in your own creative capital? click here to view
Engaging heart and mind helps worker cognition – Steve Vamos click here to view
The Red Dragon gets a free ride – Edward Luttwak click here to view
Talking Business with Alan Kohler. Interview with Tania de Jong begins on p13 click here to view
It’s business as unusual in Federal Parliament click here to view
Think out of the box, stay in the game click here to view
Edward de Bono click here to view
Man of many talents – A story on Stefan Cassomenos click here to view
Tania de Jong talks about how her grandmother patented the foldable umbrella (then lost it) click here to view
Office buzz cuts deep into deep thinking click here to view