Written on May 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm, by Carlos
Chief Executive, CSIRO
Large scale, multidisciplinary thinking: Working together to change the future (November 29, 9.45am)
Dr Megan Clark is a member of the:
- Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
- Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing
- National Research Infrastructure Council
- Great Barrier Reef Foundation
- Australia Advisory Board of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dr Clark is a Commissioner on the International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change. She began her career as a mine geologist and subsequently worked in mineral exploration, mine geology, research and development management, venture capital and technical strategy areas with Western Mining Corporation for fifteen years. More recently she was Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability and prior to that Vice President Technology with BHP Billiton.
Dr Clark is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Clark is married to Trent and has two children Erin and Elliott.
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Written on May 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm, by Carlos
Economics consultant; Author Reframe: How to solve the world’s trickiest problems
Reframe: Solving the world’s trickiest problems (November 29, 9.45am)
Eric Knight is an economics consultant and the author of bestselling new book, Reframe: how to solve the world’s trickiest problems. It has been described as the Freakonomics of politics – the story of how we make big decisions in a world with short attention spans.
Reframe unpicks the way we think through wicked problems – from immigration to terrorism, financial bubbles to climate change.
Eric currently advises business and government clients inside one of the world’s most prestigious consulting companies. He has previously worked as an independent consultant to the OECD and the World Bank. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford where he was an Australian Rhodes Scholar. He has written for the major Australian newspapers and is a regular commentator on television and radio. Reframe is his first book.
Written on May 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm, by Carlos
(Photo: Móric van der Meer)
Partner in Reos Partners, Innovation in Complex Social Systems.
‘Getting Unstuck! Using innovation to create change in large organizations and government’ (November 28, 12.15-2.15pm)
Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future (November 29, 9.45am)
Adam Kahane is a partner in Reos Partners, an international organisation dedicated to supporting and building capacity for innovative collective action in complex social systems, and an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.
Adam is a leading organizer, designer and facilitator of processes through which business, government, and civil society leaders can work together to address their most complex challenges. He is the author of Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities and Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, and Transformative Scenario Planning: Creating New Futures When Things Aren’t Working.
During the early 1990s, Adam was head of Social, Political, Economic and Technological Scenarios for Royal Dutch Shell in London. Previously he held strategy and research positions with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (San Francisco), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Vienna), the Institute for Energy Economics (Tokyo), and the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia, California, and the Western Cape.
Adam has a B.Sc. in Physics (First Class Honors) from McGill University, an M.A. in Energy and Resource Economics from the University of California, and an M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University.