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 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.

Distributed Workforce: Ways of working have been disrupted in every aspect. How will this further shift how we work? What’s next for smarter, adaptive and better-connected workplaces which support distributed teams, efficiencies and productivity? What’s the future of tools to better facilitate remote workforce innovation, collaboration and agility? Virtual technologies. Apps & application services. Platforms. Analytics. Think like a workplace futurist. The new reality is virtual.

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.

DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE

Ways of working have been disrupted in every aspect. How will this further shift how we work? What’s next for smarter, adaptive and better-connected workplaces which support distributed teams, efficiencies and productivity? What’s the future of tools to better facilitate remote workforce innovation, collaboration and agility? Virtual technologies. Apps & application services. Platforms. Analytics. Think like a workplace futurist. The new reality is virtual.

Virtual Webcast

Date: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm (AEST)

The second event in the Future Briefings breakfast series has been reimagined as a special edition virtual event on Distributed Workforces. The webcast is available exclusively to Financial Review subscribers on afr.com. Register below to receive reminders and additional content.

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Speakers

Mark Ellis

Global Head of End User Services

Standard Chartered

Kathrine Dyer

Chief Network Deployment Officer

NBN Co

Debbie Taylor

Chief Information Officer

NBN Co

Vernon Griffith

Global Head, HR Service Design & Delivery

QBE Insurance Group

Alicia Purtell

People & Culture Director

Lion

Dominic Price

Work Futurist

Atlassian

Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb

Behavioural Scientist & Superstar of STEM 2019-2020

Dianne Banks

Partner

Gilbert + Tobin

Dr Sean Gallagher

Director, Centre for the New Workforce

Swinburne University

Dr Ian Peake

Laboratory Manager, Virtual Experiences Laboratory

RMIT

Vanessa Sulikowski

Distinguished Engineer

Cisco

Luke Higgins

Managing Director & Growth Markets Automation Lead

Accenture

Agenda

TIME SESSION PRESENTER
10:00 am Welcome Michael Stutchbury, Editor-In-Chief, The Australian Financial Review
10:05 am Lifting the digital capability of Australian workplaces Kathrine Dyer, Chief Network Deployment Officer, NBN Co
10:10 am Keynote | Exponential thinking on innovating new ways of working Mark Ellis, Global Head of End User Services, Standard Chartered
10:35 am Business Leaders Roundtable | Unleashing digital workplace strategy Debbie Taylor, Chief Information Officer, NBN Co
Vernon Griffith, Global Head, HR Service Design & Delivery, QBE Insurance Group
Alicia Purtell, People & Culture Director, Lion
Joanne Gray, Managing Editor, The Australian Financial Review
11:15 am Panel | The worker of the future (& now) Dominic Price, Work Futurist, Atlassian
Dr Juliette Tobias-Webb, Behavioural Scientist & Superstar of STEM 2019-2020
Dianne Banks, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Dr Sean Gallagher, Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University
Sally Patten, Editor, BOSS Magazine
11:50 am Panel | 360 Insights and Q&A | Moonshot thinking Dr Ian Peake, Laboratory Manager, Virtual Experiences Laboratory, RMIT
Vanessa Sulikowski, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Luke Higgins, Managing Director & Growth Markets Automation Lead, Accenture
Dr Sue Keay, Research Director, Cyber-Physical Systems, CSIRO Data61
Paul Smith, Technology Editor, The Australian Financial Review
12:30 pm Event close

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