AFR Future Briefings
Business meets the future in The Australian Financial Review’s flagship new event series on technology, transformation and the future of work.
Through a series of incisive breakfast seminars, we invite business leaders to learn about the technological advances and cutting-edge research that are poised to shape the future of our economy and our workplaces – and the opportunities for forward-thinking organisations right now.
Harnessing AI: Will AI make or break your business? The Australian Financial Review convenes the biggest brains in Artificial Intelligence research, investment and implementation to investigate how Australian businesses can harness AI technology for competitive advantage. Surround yourself with cutting-edge 360º expert advice on how AI can drive value in your business at the first event in the AFR Future Briefings premium breakfast series.
Health & Longevity: How will transformative advances in health and longevity affect your business? As the global population continues to age, the health and longevity industry will dwarf all other industries in size, complexity and market capitalisation. In the second breakfast get a 360º understanding of key developments in health and longevity, and the challenges and the opportunities for your business.
Connected Consumers: The rapid advance of technology is fundamentally reshaping the way that we consume information, products and services, and the dizzying pace of change will have tremendous consequences for all customer-facing businesses. In the third breakfast get 360º expert advice on the future of the customer experience, and the opportunities to collaborate and seize the advantage right now.
Security & Privacy: As almost every aspect of life becomes digital, the stability of our future depends on effective cybersecurity technologies. With growing public concern over the protection of personal data, security and privacy concerns are increasingly converging, with significant impact on business’ bottom lines. In the fourth breakfast get 360º practical advice on how to get ahead of the trends, mitigate risk and find new opportunities in innovation and collaboration.
Will AI make or break your business? The Australian Financial Review convenes the biggest brains in Artificial Intelligence research, investment and implementation to investigate how Australian businesses can harness AI technology for competitive advantage. Surround yourself with cutting-edge 360º expert advice on how AI can drive value in your business at the first event in the AFR Future Briefings premium breakfast series.
Venue: Ivy Ballroom, Sydney
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Partner, Technology + Digital Practice
Gilbert + Tobin
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
Founder & CEO
Founder & Executive Director
Prof. Peter Corke
ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision in Australia
Prof. Anton van den Hengel
Australian Institute for Machine Learning
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
The Australian Financial Review
|7:20 am||Welcome|| Michael Stutchbury, Editor-In-Chief, The Australian Financial Review
|7:30 am||Keynote | Envisioning tomorrow|| Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI, Microsoft
|7:55 am||Panel | Business Leaders|| Will Irving, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, NBN Co
Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco
Julie Batch, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, IAG
|8:35 am||Panel | 360 Q&A|| Prof. Anton van den Hengel, Director, Australian Institute for Machine Learning
Sally-Ann Williams, CEO, Cicada Innovations
Prof. Peter Corke, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision in Australia
James Balzary, Founder & CEO, Ailytic
Catriona Wallace, Founder & Executive Director, Flamingo AI
Simon Burns, Partner, Technology + Digital Practice, Gilbert + Tobin
Des Viranna, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, DXC Technology
|9:15 am||Networking & Showcase|
|10:00 am||Event close|