The Exponential Shift

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

Ci2016 will feature 40+ global leaders, innovators, thinkers and deliver world class ideas and pragmatic solutions. It will offer forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and your organisations.

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

The must-­attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections.

7–9 NOVEMBER, 2016
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Australia

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Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japan)

Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University; Winner best humanoid award four times in RoboCup; Named one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japan)
Dr Abigail Allwood (USA)

Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA; first female principal investigator on a Mars mission

Dr Abigail Allwood (USA)
Dr Daniel Kraft (USA)

Physician-scientist, inventor and innovator; Founder & Executive Director, Exponential Medicine; Medicine Track Faculty Chair, Singularity University; TED speaker

Dr Daniel Kraft (USA)
Martin Ford (USA)

Leading expert on the robot revolution, artificial intelligence, job automation and the impact of accelerating technology on the economy and society; Author: Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford (USA)
Professor Tanya Monro

South Australian Scientist of the Year, Telstra Business Women of the Year, Prime Minister’s Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

Professor Tanya_Monro
Ramez Naam (USA)

Computer scientist, futurist, award-winning author; Energy & Environmental Systems faculty member, Singularity University

Ramez Naam (USA)
Scott Anthony (Singapore)

Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert. Partner of Innosight and author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and The Little Black Book of Innovation

Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Stephen Heppell (UK)

Professor at Bournemouth University and Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid; One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally

Stephen Heppell (UK)
Professor Michelle Simmons

Scientia Professor of Physics, University of New South Wales; Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow; NSW Scientist of the Year

Professor Michelle Simmons
David Gonski AC

Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

David Gonski AC
Dr Alan Finkel AO

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist

Dr Alan Finkel AO
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  • Is innovation overrated? Here is how to separate myths from facts


    When you look at the mission statements of the world’s top 25 most valuable brands, including Microsoft, IBM and Nike, 25 percent include the word ‘innovation’. Many companies now have innovation departments, senior innovation leadership positions and especially purposed ‘innovation hubs’. But there is still confusion about what is innovation, and whether or not it lives up to expectations. Is it really as important as everyone seems to think it is?

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  • Why some countries forge ahead while others struggle

    The Innovation Race

    Andrew Grant and Gaia Grant visit The Daily Edition to discuss where Australia sits when it comes to innovation and designing a more sustainable future.

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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.

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  • 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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