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Leaders Panel: Digital Disruption 26 July

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Level 7 271 Collins Street (enter via South Lift off Flinders Lane)

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Monash Business School Leaders Panel: “Digital Disruption”

Technological development is causing significant disruption both economically and socially. Can or should government and business seek to slow down the pace of technological change in a quest to lessen disruptive impact?

Any attempts to do so would seem to ignore the inexorable nature of technological development, driven by consumer demand for products and services. As demonstrated over and over again, attempts by government to resist change in an effort to protect incumbent businesses and their employees from challenge by new business models has inevitably proved to be costly and fruitless.

Kogan is challenging traditional models of retail; digital media and streaming is challenging existing models of television broadcast.

Uber is a contemporary example of technology and consumer demand overwhelming stiff resistance by incumbent businesses and government to accept change in motor vehicle transport.

Can we hold back advances in medical technology, manufacturing, service delivery or simple lifestyle accessories because of the potential for them to cause significant social and economic disruption? Or should we plan for technological change and the social and economic adjustments that follow?

These are some of the issues that will be explored by the Leaders Panel, which will include:

  • Lucas Groeneveld, State Manager of Uber (Victoria & Tasmania)
  • Rebekah Horne, Director of Digital Development, National Rugby League
  • Kate Morris, Founder and CEO of Adorebeauty.com.au, Australia’s first online beauty store
  • David Shafer, Executive Director, Kogan
  • Hugh Williams, Vice-President of Engineering, Google (leading Google Maps)

This Leaders Panel will be held at 6.00pm – 8.00pm on Wednesday, 26 July at Monash University’s city location, Level 7, 271 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD.

What is a Leaders Panel?

Our Leaders Panels showcase Monash Business School’s thought leadership as a source of inspiration for new thinking, as the seed for creating communities of knowledge, and as a point of reference for national debates. The Leaders Panels bring together prominent members of our Business Advisory Board, as well as guest speakers to focus on issues of national importance which merit public discussion and debate. A typical Leaders Panel will include a discussion between three to four contributors to stimulate and shape debate, followed by a Q & A.


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