Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Hot Spots

Tuesday 2nd April (2:00 – 2:40pm)

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  1. Lord Adair Turner (UK), Chair, Energy Transitions Commission and Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking
    Climate change is a huge threat to human welfare; it could be prevented at low cost – so why don’t we do it?
  2. Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK), Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI, De Montfort University
    What happened to the Mother-Goddess? A quick guide to Patriarchy and Feminism
  3. Dr Charles Day, CEO, Office of Innovation & Science
    How can we get Australian business to invest more in Innovation
  4. Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Research Leader on Australia’s AI Roadmap and Ethics Framework Project, CSIRO’s Data61
    Strategic foresight – How and why to explore the future with scenario planning, megatrends analysis, horizon scanning and other techniques
  5. Paul Cobban (Singapore), Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS Bank
    Culture by Design: How do you get people to do what they don’t want to do?
  6. Carl H Smith (UK) Director Learning Technology Research Centre, Principal Research Fellow, Ravensbourne University London
    XR for XR: Extended Reality Technologies (XR) for Extinction Rebellion (XR)
  7. Professor Toby Walsh, Leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Wales
    How to regulate AI to ensure positive outcomes for all of society?
  8. Damien Millen, Senior Manager – Digital Economy | Innovation, Digital and Bio Economy Jobs and Innovation, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  9. Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
    Ethics for Fools
  10. Geoff Mulgan CBE (UK), Chief Executive – National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
    Intelligence Design: How can businesses and public organisations make the most of data, artificial intelligence and human intelligence at scale?
  11. Liesl Yearsley (USA), CEO and Co-founder A.Kin
    More than half of the Australian enterprise giants of today will be marginalized and wiped out by AI in a decade – agree?
  12. Gregory Denehy, Lead, Defence Research Accelerator, Department of Defence Science and Technology Group
    From Lab to Impact: Applying Lean Innovation in the Research Sector
  13. Gayle Milnes, Executive Director, Portfolio Coordination and Research, Department of Infrastructure
    Future of Transport
  14. Ashley Gray, Head of Marketing, Bank of Melbourne (Westpac Group)
    Agents of Change: Entrepreneurs vs Intrapreneurs
  15. Jacek Jasieniek, Director – Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute, Monash University
    & Neil Kavanagh, Chief Scientist, Technology FutureLab, Woodside Energy
    Radical Australian New Energy

Wednesday 3rd April (1:30 – 2:10pm)

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  1. Kim Williams AM, Former CEO News Limited, Foxtel, Australian Film Commission and Musica Viva
    Disruption and Innovation: How does society’s ecosystem adapt to the velocity of change ensuring inclusion?
  2. Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor University of Tasmania
    Creating a place-based society in a globalised world
  3. Jane King, Deputy Commissioner, Design & Change Management, Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
    What does disruption mean in the context of government service delivery?
  4. Professor Kathleen Richardson (UK), Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI, De Montfort University
    In a society that is political, is technology always neutral?
  5. Dr Richard Claydon (Hong-Kong), Transdisciplinary Behavioural Scientist; Co-founder & CEO, Organisational Misbehaviourists
    A Sense of Space: How workplace design impacts creativity and innovation
  6. Andrew Horsfield, Director, Behaviour Innovation
    Leverage Learning: Insights & Ideas into Action
  7. Jon Yeo, Executive speaker coach; Licensee & Curator, TEDxMelbourne
    Leading through uncertainty – How to differentiate through times of disruption and decline of trust
  8. Dr Etienne Van Der Walt (South Africa), Co-founder and CEO Neurozone
    Decoding high performance behaviours: An informative session with practical tips
  9. Caroline Sanz and Kara Prosser, Design Lead & Director, Isobar Good
    Design for Good: Using human centred design and agile practices for impact
  10. Natalie Garcia de Heer, Manager, Strategic Policy – School Education, Policy Reform Group, Department of Education and Training
    Future of secondary schooling
  11. Rachel Audigé, Engaging Facilitator, Trainer, Coach and Speaker
    Do you want to push your ideas further? Let’s hot spot the characteristics of inventive solutions
  12. Sam Mostyn, Chair, Citi Australia; Board Member Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia
    What the Future of Governance looks like
  13. Doron Ben-Meir, Vice-Principal Enterprise Chancellery Executive, University of Melbourne
    Are you “investor ready”?

"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


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“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