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Future Work Regional Summit

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Benalla Town Hall

82-86 Nunn Street

Benalla, VIC 3672

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Is the future of work already here? What else should we be doing to prepare and prosper in the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Join us for a stimulating discussion about the predicted industries and skills required through a regional lens. We'll discuss the opportunities, innovations and big picture thinking needed to flourish into the future.

Hear from a great line up of experts who are already transforming or disrupting their industries in Education, Construction, Energy, Transport & Logistics, Health, Communications, Manufacturing and Agriculture.

A whole of community event to stimulate thought, discussion and positive action.

Program:

8.30am Registrations & Coffee

SESSION 1

9am Welcome & Setting the Scene

  • Jacyl Shaw, Digital Innovation Leader, GHD Digital

9.15am Innovation and the Future World of Work

  • David Platt, Director, Resilient Futures

9.45am Innovative Approaches to Youth Unemployment

  • Simon Crabb, Director, Future Ventures

10.15am The role of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Procurement

  • Leigh Hardingham, John Holland, General Manager, Social Procurement and Inclusion
  • Maryanne Scully, The Breakout Accelerator, ACRE and Global Sisters

10.45am MORNING TEA

SESSION 2

11.15am Regional Entrepreneurship and Co-working essentials

  • Dianna Somerville, Co-founder Working Spaces HQ & Bridge Hub Community Manager (Riverina)
  • Emma Jones, Startup Shakeup (NE Vic)
  • Peter Dostis, Runway HQ (Geelong & Ballarat)

11.45am Innovation in Communications - how to secure superfast internet for regional growth

  • Angus Griffin, AARNET
  • Geoff Crowl, Community Broadband Network
  • Rod McDonald, Community Broadband Network

12.15pm Innovation and the Future of Transport - today's autonomous, electric and commercial vehicles & regional infrastructure needs

  • Austin Phillips, SEA Electric
  • Chris Hewitt, Tritium
  • Bronwyn Chapman, CEO Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance

12.45pm How businesses large & small are using AI & Robotics to improve operations

  • Jeremy Appleyard, UI PATH

1.00pm LUNCH & EXPO

SESSION 3

2.00pm Educational priorities to future proof our regions

  • Prof. John Hicks, Charles Sturt University
  • Imogen Smith, GOTAFE Skills & Jobs Centre
  • Assoc. Prof. Margaret Ledwith, Flinders University
  • Zach Wingrave, CS in Schools

2.40pm Leading the 4th Industrial Revolution - innovations in Manufacturing, Health, Energy & Agriculture

  • Amelia Hartney, Findex
  • Jane Keeley, NE Health
  • Matt Charles-Jones, Mondo Power
  • Prof. Snow Barlow, University of Melbourne & Chairman Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation
  • Dennis Vengust, NIOA

3.30pm THE SOAP BOX - 1 minute pitches

3.45pm WRAP

4pm DRINKS & NETWORKING @ Ella Goose

Who should attend?

Anyone who's interested in being part of the conversation about what's important for our regional areas to thrive into the future. Ideal for industry and education providers, small businesses, jobs agencies, local and state government bodies, not for profits, young people, innovators, entrepreneurs, retirees and those seeking brainfood.

The best value conference you'll attend in 2019 - book now!

This event kicks off the Benalla Innovation Festival 2019 - a week of events focused on digital innovation, thanks to support from Startup Shakeup, Digital Innovation Festival, Benalla Rural City Council and North East Tracks LLEN.


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Benalla, VIC 3672

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