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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  • Less Work, What’s Next?

    The Moderate Voice

    No matter what Donald Trump is promising, manufacturing jobs are not coming back to the United States. The nation’s manufacturing output is at an all-time high, though jobs in this sector have fallen dramatically. Robots and computers replacing humans are the new workers, and a way must be found to provide a living income for those citizens who have no jobs or low-wage jobs that cannot sustain them and their families.

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  • Ci2016 Mindmap

    The amazing team at Mindwerx International has created this wonderful mindmap to give you a snapshot of what to expect at Ci2016.

    Discover the Ci2016 Mindmap below. To find out more about the work of Mindwerx international visit their website.

    ci-overview-mind-map-v2

  • Today’s children will need to work until the age of 100 at 40 different jobs

    Washington Post

    Think your little ones will have a better life than you, like your own parents probably thought about you? Think again.

    Today’s children will most likely have to work until the age of 100 at 40 different jobs, according to a leading British futurologist.

    Talwar suggested that schools should teach students more relevant skills, including how to relax, boost their memories and get more sleep, in order to cope. Talwar, CEO of Fast Future, which predicts future trends, was speaking to the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference — a gathering of British school principals — in St. Andrews, Scotland, the Times reported.

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  • Artificial Intelligence and life in 2030

    Stanford University

    The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, launched in the fall of 2014, is a long-term investigation of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its influences on people, their communities, and society. It considers the science, engineering, and deployment of AI-enabled computing systems. As its core activity, the Standing Committee that oversees the One Hundred Year Study forms a Study Panel every five years to assess the current state of AI. The Study Panel reviews AI’s progress in the years following the immediately prior report, envisions the potential advances that lie ahead, and describes the technical and societal challenges and opportunities these advances raise, including in such arenas as ethics, economics, and the design of systems compatible with human cognition. The overarching purpose of the One Hundred Year Study’s periodic expert review is to provide a collected and connected set of reflections about AI and its influences as the field advances.

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  • Interview with our Ci Global futurist Ray Kurzweil: Reinvent Yourself

    Playboy Magazine

    Many think author, inventor and data scientist Ray Kurzweil is a prophet for our digital age. A few say he’s completely nuts. Kurzweil, who heads a team of more than 40 as a director of engineering at Google, believes advances in technology and medicine are pushing us toward what he calls the Singularity, a period of profound cultural and evolutionary change in which computers will outthink the brain and allow people—you, me, the guy with the man-bun ahead of you at Starbucks—to live forever. He dates this development at 2045.

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