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ECU Watermark GetLINKED! Series: The Future of Innovation

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Edith Cowan University Joondalup

Building 34, Level 5, Room 545/546

270 Joondalup Drive

Joondalup, WA 6027

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ECU Watermark GetLINKED! Series: The Future of Innovation

What will the future of innovation look like? Hear perspectives from Erica Haddon, RAC’s EGM of Strategic Innovation and Michelle Sandford from Microsoft followed by a panel session with George Coldham from the ACS and ECU School of Science. Panel members include Professor Craig Valli and Dr Martin Masek.

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5:30pm Networking and refreshments

6pm Presentations, panel session, Q&A

7:30pm Close

Venue: Building 34, Room 545/546, ECU Joondalup Campus (270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, 6027)

* Free parking is available in staff and student bays after 5pm.

About the Presenters

Erica Haddon, EGM of Strategic Innovation - RAC

In her current role as Executive General Manager Strategic Innovation, Erica is responsible for leading the strategic innovation at the RAC. This includes pursuing a pipeline of breakthrough innovation opportunities and generating future scenarios to help define the future strategic positioning of the RAC. This work builds on the work undertaken in 2015 and 2016 which included leading the RAC cultural change program and the innovation capability building; both of which are now lead by the EGM People Innovation and Capability (Kylie Johnston).

Throughout her career Erica has worked for Wesfarmers Energy, a wholly owned Division of Wesfarmers Limited, a top 100 Australian company; Argyle Diamonds and Dampier Salt (both owned by Rio Tinto Limited, a global mining company).

Erica’s has a Bachelor of Business with a major in Economics and Finance, post graduate diploma in professional accounting and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. In addition to this Erica completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2012 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Erica is married and has two teenage children. Leisure time activity includes boating, scuba diving and rowing. Erica is a director on the board of Anglicare Western Australia, a not for profit community services organisation.

Michelle Sandford - Microsoft

Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and one of MCV's 30 Most Influential Women in Games. Michelle is a Technology Evangelist who acts as a connector between technology and the world. An advocate for STEM, the Games Industry and Developers. She has presented at around 50 conferences and events around the world on technology, inclusive design, diversity and gaming. Michelle connects people who have problems with the solutions, knowledge and technology they need to succeed.

Michelle likes to stay one jump ahead of the Game(boy) by thinking outside the (X)box. She surfs both waves and webs. Her motto is ‘Change the World or Go Home’.

George Coldham - Vice Chair, ACS
George Coldham is a passionate ICT professional, lecturing in ICT by day at a South Metropolitan TAFE, and volunteering as one of two Vice Chair’s of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) by night. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from ECU, majoring in InterNetworking and Mobile Computing. He was awarded 2012 Trainer of the Year at Polytechnic West and was forwarded by the ACS for the Professionals Australia, Young
Professional of the Year 2015. He is a member of Australian Information Society, Internet Association of Australia and the ACS. He champions causes that help to educate and enable equality within the sector. He believes there is a huge future for the use of VR technology in education.

Professor Craig Valli- Director of the ECU Security Research Institute and Professor (Digital Forensics) within ECU School of Science.

Professor Craig Valli has over 30 years experience in the ICT Industry and consults to industry and government on cyber security and digital forensics matters. Along with being Director of the Edith Cowan University Security Research Institute, he is a Professor of Digital Forensics, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and Director of the Australian Computer Society Centre of Expertise in Security at ECU. He also currently holds the position of research director for the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute. Craig is the current President of the High Tech Crime Investigators Association (Australian Chapter) and a Member of the INTERPOL Cyber Crime Experts Group.

Craig has over 100 peer reviewed academic publications in cyber security and digital forensics. He serves on several cyber security related conference committees and journal editorial boards. Craig is also the founder and current Chair of the Australian Digital Forensics Conference.

Dr Martin Masek - Senior Lecturer within the School of Science and Co-Leader of the Centre for Transformational Games.

Dr Martin Masek is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science and member of the Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation Research Group. He teaches in the areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Martin obtained his PhD, focusing on medical image processing, in 2004 and joined Edith Cowan University in 2005. His research involves the application of artificial intelligence and image processing techniques to solve problems in a variety of domains such as health, education and defence. This has resulted in collaboration with partners such as Microsoft Research, The National Archives, The National Trust and The Defence Science Technology Group.

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Building 34, Level 5, Room 545/546

270 Joondalup Drive

Joondalup, WA 6027

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