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Can you change before you have to?

Discussing digital disruption and jobs of the future.

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no taxis. Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate, Skype, the biggest phone company, owns no telco infrastructure and Facebook the world’s most popular media outlet creates no content.
In the next 20 years, business in Australia will be fundamentally transformed. 40% of jobs will disappear, and whole industries and organisations will be unrecognisable.
How can you embrace the digital disruption in your organisation? What will your organisations be doing in 20 years’ time? What will you be doing? How do we create the organisations that will provide the jobs of the future?

Join some of Australia’s most significant thinkers and practitioners, Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra and Adrian Turner, Head of Digital, CSIRO, on the changing nature of the Australian economy. 

Speaker biographies:

Hugh S. Bradlow is Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation in which capacity he acts as advisor to the CEO and the Board and other parts of the business on longer term technology directions and technology disruption. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist he was Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation, responsible for investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra’s business. Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town. 

Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of and on the Board of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia.

He was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year. He was listed in the 2010 and 2011 Global Telecom Business Power 100 rankings and was named by Smart Company as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.

Adrian Turner is the CEO of Data61, a CSIRO entity that is the largest data innovation group in Australia.
He is a highly successful and influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Borondi Group, a holding company focused on the intersection of pervasive computing, platform economics and traditionally conservative industries.

Prior to this, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company Mocana Corporation, had profit and loss responsibility for Philips Electronics connected devices infrastructure, and was Chairman of the Board for Australia’s expat network, Advance.org. He is a member of Accenture’s Technology Vision External Advisory Board, World Economic Forum IoT working group and is also a member of the UTS Sydney: Business School Advisory Board. 

He is regarded as a thought leader on entrepreneurialism, Internet of Things and the impact of network connectivity on business economics. He authored the eBook BlueSky Mining – Building Australia’s Next Billion Dollar Industries. Adrian is a UTS graduate and has completed the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University.