1 April 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
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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.
Master Class / Deep Conversation Bundle – Buy 3 Master Class tickets and 1 Deep Conversation for only $900.
Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission; Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking
Chief Executive of Nesta
Co-founder and COO of Oxford Insights
Professor, Ethics, Culture, Robots and AI at De Montfort University
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS
Investment Banker & engaged Philanthropist; Founder Women’s Community Shelters and Mind Medicine Australia
3 April 2019, 2:50 PM
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
Simon’s distinguished career includes being named as one of AFR Boss’ True Leaders for the 21st century, with Carol Schwartz noting; “I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff”. Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community.
Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career teaching in Tasmania, Simon undertook postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991. Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and in June 2016, was appointed an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University – based at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies.
Formerly serving as the inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Simon serves on a number of boards and committees across a broad spectrum of activities. He was formerly a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. In 2013, Dr Longstaff was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy.
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