1 April 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom
25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Fine food, wine and a Disruptive Deep Conversation Debate featuring Ci2019 speakers.
“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.”
The world is moving faster than we can think; so we have to change our thinking! As the pace of change accelerates, we are increasingly asking individuals and organisations to become more agile. Organisations (and therefore people) will have to transform and develop the systematic ability to test, learn, adjust and adapt. To tolerate missteps, mistakes, false starts, fumbles, and, yes, even failures.
That’s all much easier said than done. How can organisations develop cultures that hardwire innovative behaviours such as immersive research and rapid prototyping?
We face a host of wicked problems, risks and systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and traditional authority structures. Problems like climate change, increasing mental and chronic illness, scarcity of resources, automation of jobs and Artificial Intelligence, unethical governance and growing inequality-require unprecedented collaboration among different organisations, sectors, communities and nations. More than ever before, we need to foster collective leadership, lateral thinking and inspiring initiatives to manage the massive transition ahead.
Furthermore, leaders need to be deeply aware — right now, not down the line — of the transition taking place. And they need to have clarity about the roles they can play in dynamically steering their organisations and preparing their employees and contractors for the future of work.
Chief Executive of Nesta
Co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights
Professor of Ethics of Culture of Robots and AI
Executive Director of the Ethics Centre
Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS
Investment Banker & Engaged Philanthropist; Founder Greenhill Australia, Chairman Grameen Australia, So They Can, Founder Women’s Community
2 April 2019, 9:30 AM
Chief Executive of Nesta
Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation which uses investment, practical innovation and research to promote innovation for the common good in the UK and dozens of countries around the world.
Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had roles in the UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister’s office. From 2004 to 2011 Geoff was the first Chief Executive of The Young Foundation. He was the first director of the think-tank Demos; Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP and reporter on BBC TV and radio. He has been a visiting professor at LSE, UCL and Melbourne University and is currently a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University.
He is a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy. He has helped set up many organisations including Demos, the Young Foundation, the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), Uprising, Studio Schools Trust and Action for Happiness. Geoff co-chairs a World Economic Forum group looking at innovation and entrepreneurship in the fourth industrial revolution.
He has advised many governments and chairs an international advisory committee for the Mayor of Seoul and sits on advisory committees for the Prime Minister’s office in the United Arab Emirates, the French government’s digital agency, the Scottish Government and SITRA, the Finnish Innovation agency. Past books include ‘The Art of Public Strategy’ (Oxford University Press), Good and Bad Power (Penguin) and ‘The Locust and the Bee’ (Princeton University Press). His most recent book is ‘Big Mind: how collective intelligence can change our world’ (Princeton University Press). His books have been translated into many languages.
Geoff has given TED talks on the future economy, happiness and education.
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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