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We have the technology but do we have the ability to manage it?
This special episode of Big Ideas features the full length audio recording of the Ci2019 Deep Conversation with Paul Cobban (Singapore), Emma Martinho-Truswell (UK), Dr Geoff Mulgan CBE (UK), Lord Adair Turner (UK), Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK) & Dr Simon Longstaff moderated by Peter Hunt AM. Listen to the episode >
In this episode Ticky Fullerton speaks with Ci2019 speaker & chairman of the Energy Transitions Commission Lord Adair Turner about climate change. Watch the interview from 30 min 30sec onwards >
Some roles in Australia’s current workforce could be soon be rendered obsolete due to the rapid development of automation and technology. Ci2019 Speakers Lord Adair Turner (UK), Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Tania de Jong AM & Peter Hunt AM discuss key trends about the future of work, AI & automation. Watch the interview >
It’s the age-old question. Should a driverless car swerve on to the footpath — potentially hurting a pedestrian — to avoid hitting a dog on the road? Tania De Jong, founder of Creative Universe and Creativity Australia , said over time most current work activities could be automated and replaced by AI. She said this would require people to be very resilient and creative , and prepared to constantly retrain for new types of work as existing jobs became redundant. Read the article >
Big technology companies have written people out of the innovation equation, according to Kathleen Richardson, and regulating the likes of Facebook and Google is a necessary step in managing technology’s impact on people’s lives. “Technology has ended up directing our attention towards objects rather than people, and that’s a serious problem,” Professor Richardson said. Read the article (subscriber content) / Read the pdf article >
An Australian artificial intelligence expert has warned that AI will have a “huge impact” on the country’s small businesses but believes SMEs are well placed to quickly adapt to significant changes in the market. Emma Martinho-Truswell is the co-founder of Sydney technology consultancy Oxford Insights and has advised governments both locally and across the world on technology policy, having previously worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Read the article >
The rise of artificial intelligence and increased automation of the workforce could accentuate the “winner-takes-all effect” in society and accelerate inequality, according to a senior research fellow at a think tank founded by multi-billionaire George Soros. Read the article >
Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall and Telstra executive Michael Ebeid warn that business, governments and workers are woefully unprepared for robots to displace up to 6.5 million jobs. The pair join tech heavyweights such as Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes and venture capitalist Daniel Petre who warn “we need to act now”, ahead of a major conference kicking off on Monday to urge action. Read the article (subscriber content) / Read the pdf article >
Ci2019 speakers Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Emma Martinho-Truswell (UK), Professor Toby Walsh & Tania de Jong AM discuss the upcoming Ci2019 summit. Read the article (subscriber content) / Read the pdf article >
And have you ever heard of sound medicine, Vagus nerve stimulation or dream hacking? Dr Carl Smith talks with Tim about some of the exciting technologies on the horizon that will change our relationship with sound. Read the article >
The Ethics Centre featuring Tania de Jong and other leaders. Read the article >
The former head of bank regulation in the United Kingdom has backed the New Zealand Reserve Bank’s plan to force the big four banks to hold about $12 billion in additional equity capital. Read the article (subscriber content) / Read the pdf article >
Lord Adair Turner, who will join 40 other global innovators and leaders presenting at Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific conference in Melbourne next month, says the use of thermal coal will fall by 18 per cent by 2040 and the use of oil will decline by 30 to 35 per cent by then. Read the article (subscriber content) / Read the pdf article >
The multi award-winning summit – Creative Innovation 2019 Asia Pacific – kicks off in Melbourne this April. Read the article >
In the lead-up to Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019), Biz Events Asia sits down with TEDxMelbourne curator Jon Yeo, who will be addressing audiences at the Melbourne event next month. Read the article >
Castlemaine’s Kerry Anderson has been awarded a scholarship for finding innovative solutions in a time of disruption. Read the article >
Ci2019 selected nine emerging Australian entrepreneurs, including Ms Green and fellow Tasmanian Claire Bremner who founded kelp harvesting and promotion enterprise KELPD, from a pool of more than 60. Read the article >
Making sense of traffic and transport data has won a Northbridge university student a $10,000 innovators scholarship. Read the article >
One of the big decisions leaders are beginning to face is where to use artificial intelligence – and where not to. Read this interview with Ci2019 speaker Emma Martinho-Truswell. Read the article >
This year de Jong is championing the development of young female innovators with a new series of talks titled Go Girl Go World. The purpose of the talks is to leave young women, ages 15-24, feeling inspired to participate in STEM and other “Human Intelligence 2.0” industries. Read the article >
Soprano and Entrepreneur, Tania de Jong AM speaks with Australasian Special Events to share insights on what to expect at Ci2019. Read the article >
Listen to this interview (from 21 minutes onward) about Creative Innovation 2019 with founder Tania de Jong. Listen to the podcast >
Soprano and Entrepreneur, Tania de Jong AM, provides her thought-leadership on how Australian innovation can catch up with the US. Tania is a strong advocate of diversity and by combining this with a blend of creativity and a willingness to experiment, she believes that we can deliver a prosperous future for all. Read the article >
Event entrepreneur, Tania de Jong, explains why some event models succeed and others fail. Tania believes competitive success depends on the implementation of creative ideas, and the ability to keep up with an ever-changing world. Read the article >
Tania de Jong AM has a passion for music. She is not only a world-renowned soprano singer but is also an award-winning social innovator, having established two non-for-profit organisations ‘Creativity Australia’ and ‘Creative Universe’. Tania joins Jennie Lenman to talk about her philosophy and the value of her choir social inclusion programs. Audio >
Loneliness is being touted as the next big public health epidemic. But why is this a workplace issue? Read the article >
For three days in November 2017, people from around the world gathered in Melbourne for the latest in the Creative Innovation conference series, Ci2017.
Over 600 delegates and more than 40 speakers joined together at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. They came from business, government, academia, not-for-profit organisations, the media and the arts. Over 15 nationalities were represented, and all were treated to a challenge to the mind, to the senses and to the world in which we live.
The theme of Ci2017 was Human Intelligence 2.0: Thriving in the Age of Acceleration. And from the start it was clear to everyone that the future is accelerating at a startling rate. Read the policy directions and reflections paper >
Ideapod, Are humans at risk of becoming second-class citizens to our smarter AI brothers and sisters? November 2017
One day human beings will become one with technology, will merge with machines. Read the article
Ideapod, With robots taking over our jobs, you have an important choice to make, November 2017
How is a new graduate or job seeker meant to react to this? Read the article
The Mandarin, Leading teams: learning to be coach, not star player, November 2017
Being a “control-oriented, mistake-averse know-it-all” might help lots of leaders make it to the top, but rapid change means listening, learning and leveraging networks are becoming increasingly important. Read the article
The Mandarin, Inequality and unemployment ‘a choice’ governments make, says jobs dept boss, November 2017
In this era of automation and declining manufacturing, many worry that a large chunk of the working population will be left jobless. Read the article
Ideapod, The one thing each of us can do to take back control from the government, November 2017
Interview with Peter Hunt AM on social dislocation. Read the article
Ideapod, Why this man got an antenna implanted in his skull, November 2017
Interview with Neil Harbisson on being trans-species. Read the article
ABC Radio National, Could an AI robot be our future friend? with Aleksandra Przegalinska, November 2017
We all need a good friend, someone who can read our moods and react accordingly, But are we prepared to hand over our emotional intelligence to machines? Listen to the interview
Ideapod, The top 5 regrets of the dying (And how knowing them helps you live a better life), November 2017
What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to be Human? Read the article
The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, Creative Innovation asks: are we ready for the age of acceleration?, November 2017
Organiser Tania de Jong AM and her husband Peter Hunt AM, are visited by The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald to talk about future tech, AI, 2025 future predictions and more. Read the article
The Australian, Learning to live with, and control, intelligent machines, November 2017
Artificial intelligence and automation may or may not be the death knell of society as we know it, but there’s a growing chorus of voices calling for us to re-evaluate our relationship with technology. Read the article
Techly, Ai: Artificial Intelligence, or Australia’s Inequality?, November 2017
The robot revolution is inevitable. In fact, you could comfortably say it’s already upon us. Read the article
Lateline, Debate: What does it mean to be human in the age of AI and transhumanism?, November 2017
What does it mean to be human today? And when does a human become something else? We ask ‘cyborg-activist’ Neil Harbisson and AI expert Aleksandra Przegalinska. Watch the video
Huff Post, Mindhacking: What You Need To Know, November 2017
Can you hack your mind to success? Read the article
Blockchain: How is it bringing power to the people and how is that impacting the future of your business?, November 2017
If I was sending you an email, would I ask you if you are going to check it on your iphone, your tablet, your PC or your laptop? Read the article
Techly, So what the hell happened to innovation in Australia? We chat with Dr Charles Day to find out!, November 2017
Which Australian industries are leading the way in terms of innovation? Read the article
Disciplined Disruption Podcast, featuring Creative Innovation Catalyst Tania de Jong, October 2017
Tania de Jong the organiser and mind behind the conference is the special guest on the Podcast to talk about Human Intelligence and how we can prepare for what is coming. Listen to the interview on Itunes or Visit the Disciplined Disruption Podcast Website
Create Digital, People program AI, so what happens when they get hacked?, October 2017
When it comes to AI, do we live in a hack-or-be-hacked world? Read the article
Techly, A philosopher predicts how and when robots will destroy humanity, September 2017
In the flurry of progress, rarely do we stop to consider the ethics and morality of our advancement. Aleksandra Przegalinska considers it every day. Read the article
Techly, See the world from a cyborg’s point of view: A chat with Neil Harbisson, August 2017
It’s not often that a self-professed ‘trans-species’ visits Australia. Read the article
ProBono Australia, Agility = The Most Important Word for Today’s Leaders, August 2017
Get ready for the future at the Creative Innovation 2017 Asia Pacific conference taking place 13-15 November 2017 in Melbourne, writes entrepreneur Tania de Jong AM. Read the article
Fantastic summary of some of the key takeouts from Ci2016 by Siobhan Curran. Read the article
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? Read the article
“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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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? Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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. Read the article
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 click here to view
Edward de Bono speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011. click here to view
Daniel Dennett speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011. click here to view
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
"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen
"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin
"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University
"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist
"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia
"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)
"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy
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“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”
Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant
“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”
Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ
“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”
Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne