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Medium, Key insights from the Creative Innovation (Ci2016) Conference, December 2016

Fantastic summary of some of the key takeouts from Ci2016 by Siobhan Curran. Read the article

Startup Smart, We’ve mistaken “the rise of unicorns” as a sign of good innovation: Professor Rufus Black, December 2016

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

The Australian, BHP Billiton director Carolyn Hewson talks about the tragic Samarco dam collapse a little over a year ago, November 2016

“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

CMO, How artificial intelligence is transforming marketing, November 2016

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

Medium, Key insights from Creative Innovation (CI2016) Conference, November 2016

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

 The Australian, Robot rising pointing to trump 2.0, November 2016

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

The Australian, How Australian innovation is being held back, November 2016

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

Dynamic Business, Robots AI and the new economy: Insights from this week Creative Innovation 2016, November 2016

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

Newcastle Herald, The future is in imagination , November 2016

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

The Australian, The rise of the machines and the next Trump, November 2016

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

Pro Bono Australia, Water is Life, November 2016

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

Sunday Times Perth, Face video reveal the hidden pain, November 2016

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

The Guardian, Android clone vs human: will you be able to tell the difference at work?, November 2016

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

The Guardian, The future of healthcare: AI, augmented reality and drug-delivering drones, November 2016

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

Cosmos, The secret of Tania Monro’s meteoric rise is a high octane mix of intellectual fire, October 2016

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

Cosmos, Michelle Simmons: a quantum queen, October 2016

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

Cosmos, Abigail Allwood: Tooling up for Mars, October 2016

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

ImagineNation, Ruminating on the key learning’s from Janet Sernack’s Israel immersion, October 2016

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

Australian Anthill, Guess who’s coming for your job – will human go the way of  horses thanks to AI, October 2016

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

The Huffington Post, How Co-Working spaces can create beautiful new businesses, October 2016

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

CMO, Helping marketers focus on the negative side of brand engagement, October 2016

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

Canning Times, Willetton’s Tele Tan named innovation leader for work with  autism, October 2016

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

Inside Small Business, Emerging innovators win Ci2016 scholarship, September 2016

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 Post, Inventors big chance, September 2016

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

AFR & BOSS Magazine, When Robots and AI come, what job will be left? August 2016

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

AFR,Travel tips: Creative Innovation founder travels with a feather boa,  August 2016

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

HRM, Automation: The surprising downside and more great insights, August 2016

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

Shortpress, Tania de Jong: Brave, Inspirational – or both? August 2016

”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

Only Melbourne, We need to find innovative solutions to the great problems of today to make them the opportunities of the future, August 2016

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

Smart Company, How to pitch your business ideas: Insight from the Ci2016 innovation scholarship, August 2016

”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

Business Acumen Magazine, Silicon valley futurists & world renowned physicist are coming to Ci2016, August 2016

This is a great way to showcase your creativity, thought leadership and innovation strategy. Read the article

Pro Bono Australia, Are you ready for the future? July 2016

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

Shu’s Green Patch, Creative Inspiration from social entrepreneur and innovator, June 2016

Read this great feature on Tania de Jong AM. Read the article

Radio Australasia, Creative Innovation 2016 Asia Pacific, May 2016

Listen to this great interview of Tania de Jong AM with Ben Starr on what we’ve got planned for Ci2016. Listen

Inside Small Business, New co-working space music to distinguished ears, April 2016

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!

The Australian, Soprano Tania de Jong lends voice to Dimension5 start-up hub, April 2016

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!

Spice News, Melbourne to welcome new co-working space, April 2016

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!

Startup Smart, One of Australia’s biggest tech and innovation conferences has revealed its high-profile speakers, April 2016

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!

CIM Magazine, Making Waves, March 2016

The Australian Event Awards recognises Ci2015 as Best Corporate Event of the Year. Click here to read the article!

AFR, Is co-working the secret sauce in the quest for innovation or just a real estate play? March 2016

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, Creativity is the most important attribute for NFP leaders, March 2016

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!

Inside Small Business, New co+working space launches on back of ‘Ideas Boom’, February 2016

Collaboration fostered at high-performing incubators and co-working spaces is a crucial ingredient to innovation. Click here to read the article!

Third Sector, Inclusive leadership, diverse voices and entrepreneurship key to innovation, February 2016

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!

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