Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm, by Carlos
Laureate Professor – School of Botany, University of Melbourne
‘Is this the death of education and the dawn of learning?’ (November 16, 10.00am – 12.30pm)
Professor Clarke is Laureate Professor in the School of Botany at The University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of Janet Clarke Hall in Melbourne. Professor Clarke was appointed as an inaugural Fellow (2007) of the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2007. She has also served as President of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (1997-1998).
She was appointed Officer in The Order of Australia in 1991 and Companion of the Order in 2004. She has served as Chairman of the CSIRO Board (1991-1996), Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (1997-2000), Ambassador for Biotechnology for Victoria (2001-2004) and on many State and Commonwealth Government committees.
Professor Clarke served as a Director on a number of public companies including Alcoa of Australia Limited (1993-96), Woolworths Limited (1994-2007), WMC Limited (1996-2005) and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited (2002-2008). She recently retired as a Director of Hexima Limited, an Australian company that focuses on agricultural biotechnology. She also serves on various advisory boards including the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) (2004- ) and The Australian Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy (2009- ).
Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm, by Carlos
USA,Technology Entrepreneur, Former Young Australian of the Year
‘Super-connected world – marvel or myth?’ (November 16, 6.30 – 9.00pm)
‘The Future is Closer than You Think: A Headset that Reads Your Brainwaves’ (November 18, 1.30pm)
Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur. Tan is Founder and CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences, a bioinformatics company focused on identifying biomarkers in the brain for mental and other neurological conditions using electroencephalography (EEG). She is a technology entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after speaker.
Tan was named Young Australian of the Year in 1998 and was voted one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30 in that same year. Tan has been widely featured as a technology entrepreneur and named Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2010) and Forbes’ Names You Need to Know (2011). Tan has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009.
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Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm, by Carlos
CEO Deloitte Digital
‘The TOP 10 in 10 minutes: social media tips for organisations’ (November 17, 4.30pm)
Peter Williams is recognised as a global thought leader on innovation and the use of online technologies and is one of Australia’s most sought after guest speakers on social media and digital strategy. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of innovation, technology commercialisation and all things web as well as being one of the most well known Australian CEO’s on Twitter. A Chartered Accountant by background Pete moved into the online space in 1993.
Pete is CEO of Deloitte Digital and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation Council. Prior to his role in Deloitte Digital, Peter was CEO of the Eclipse Group, previously one of Australia’s largest web development companies. Recently, Pete was made an adjunct professor of RMIT University.
Pete has been featured in books such as Empowered by Josh Bernoff, As One by Mehrdad Baghai & James Quigley and recently authored Sitepoint’s latest release – Web Design Business Kit. Pete’s articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times (UK), The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, BRW and many others.
Pete has also appeared on Sky Business News, Channel Nine and the ABC in addition to the 2010 Knowledge Cities World Summit, Battle of the Big Thinkers and TEDxCanberra as a keynote speaker.
Pete has worked with a number of high profile clients such as the Carlton Football Club, BHP, Telstra, AFL, NAB, ANZ, Google, Microsoft, Yammer and the Federal and Victorian Governments and is also a Board Member of Circus Oz and Emue Technologies Pty Ltd.
Social media was central to how Peter was able to have a huge impact during the Black Saturday bushfires and in his support of the town of Flowerdale during the recovery. This included using twitter for real-time updates and attracting support and donations of goods and services and blogging the progress of Flowerdale. In recognition of his extensive work in this area he recently won a Forrester Groundswell award from Forrester Media (the first of its kind to be awarded outside of the United States) for best use of social media for social impact.
Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm, by Carlos
Journalist, author and speaker; Author: Innovation and Emerging Markets and A Faster Future
‘A Faster Society: From digital stone age to the post-human web’ (November 17, 4.30pm)
Brad Howarth is a freelance journalist, author and speaker with 16 years’ experience covering the technology, media and marketing industries. Brad has held the positions of information technology editor and marketing editor for BRW and continues to write for a broad range of publications, including AFR BOSS, The Australian, B&T andSmartCompany.
His first book, Innovation and Emerging Markets, is a study of the path to commercialisation for Australian technology start-ups. His latest book, A Faster Future, has been co-authored with Janelle Ledwidge and is an exploration of the future evolution of online applications and services, and the impact these will have on business, society and individuals. Brad is a regular speaker on the evolution of technology and its impact on business and society.
Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm, by Carlos
‘The Technology Translator’; Technology Commentator, Ch 9’s A Current Affair
‘How technology and creativity can grow or blow your business’ (November 17, 1.25 – 2.25pm)
She turns computer techno babble into everyday language we can all understand.
A regular on Channel 9’s A Current Affair as their Technology Commentator, Donna has the knack of being able to cut through the jargon and identify what you need to know to get ahead and stay ahead in technology.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Are your competitors getting the jump on you with technology?
Does technology seem to change faster than you can blink?
Sticking your head in the sand and hoping technology will go away just doesn’t cut it.
This session is a MUST to bring you up to speed with how technology could be blowing your business, and how to get creative and do something about it! In this presentation, Donna will cover 5 low to NO COST ways you can TURBO charge your business by using technology creatively
Written on May 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm, by Carlos
USA, Sports Physiologist and Aerospace Engineer
‘From being bold to winning gold: performance techniques for excellence in individuals and teams’ (November 17, 2.30pm)
Troy Flanagan joined the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) in 2007 as the Director of Sport Science to lead the preparation of the US Olympic Ski and Snowboard teams for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Under Troy’s leadership, the US ski and snowboard team more than doubled its medal tally in 2010, winning 21 medals compared to 10 in 2006.
As a result, the US now stands as the number one ranked nation overall in skiing and snowboarding.
Troy has spent 14 years in the Institute of Sport system in Australia, known for its pioneering approach to developing world-class sport science facilities, testing and programs. He spent several years as the Head of Sport Science at the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) in Melbourne, Australia. During this time he worked with a number of Olympic and World Champions across 16 summer Olympic Sports, particularly Gold Medal winning members of the Australian swimming, rowing, track and field, soccer and shooting teams.
Troy graduated with first class Honors from RMIT University in Melbourne and has completed his PhD in Aerospace Engineering. His diverse background in Physiology and Aerospace Engineering has allowed him to contribute to several breakthrough sport science projects over the past decade for Australian and US Olympic athletes.
His doctoral studies have resulted in the development of a new, state-of-the-art tracking system to measure the movement and running patterns of soccer players. This system uses an innovative technique to detect soccer players’ locations on the field by accessing inertial and magnetic sensors instead of satellite.