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.

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.

Venue: Ivy Ballroom, Sydney

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

Registration now open.

Speakers

Mitra Azizirad

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft AI

Microsoft

Kevin Bloch

CTO

Cisco

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO

Cicada Innovations

Will Irving

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

NBN Co

Prof. Peter Corke

Director

ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision in Australia

Prof. Anton van den Hengel

Director

Australian Institute for Machine Learning

James Balzary

Founder & CEO

Ailytic

Catriona Wallace

Founder & Executive Director

Flamingo AI

Michael Stutchbury

Editor-In-Chief

The Australian Financial Review

Agenda

TIME SESSION PRESENTER
7:30 am Welcome Michael Stutchbury, Editor-In-Chief, The Australian Financial Review
7:35 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
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
9:30 am Event close

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