|Time ||Session ||Speakers |
|8:45 ||Welcome and Introduction ||Nicola Grayson, CEO, Consult Australia |
| ||The Big Picture || |
|9:00 || |
I’ve just got back from 2030…
Take a trip to the future with futurist Craig Rispin as he shares with us his vision of the world and our industry in 2030 and takes a practical look at what we need to start (and stop) doing now in order to be prepared for it.
| Craig Rispin, Futurist, Future Trends Group |
|10:00 || |
Staying with our future focus, we explore the coming decade through the eyes of an economist and consider the implications of the speed of change on global and local economies and what that could mean for our businesses
Jason Todd, Economist and Head of Wealth Management, Macquarie Bank
|10:30 ||Morning Tea |
|11:00 || Pyramids and lenses |
Research on the Future of Work tells us that people are increasingly looking for employment that focuses on the experience, has purpose and encourages collaboration and we will be exploring the implications of each of these three factors through the lenses of demand, technology, people and structure across the remainder of the conference.
Kim Seeling Smith, CEO, Ignite Global
|11:15 || Stakeholder exposure |
We are now in an era where everything is not only posted or shared online but is also open to (generally) uncensored commentary. As a result, the days of working to ‘control the message’ are long gone, and the best we can now hope for is to be able to shape it (and the least we should except is to be aware of what’s happening to it). In this session we will hear from the experts about tools and techniques we can use to be proactive and remain alert but not alarmed.
Julie Urquhart, Managing Partner, The Bond & Associates
Andrew Humpherson, CEO, Barton Deakin
Nic Hayes, Managing Director, Media Stable
James Tait, Managing Partner, Res Publica
Catherine McGrath, Director,
Catherine McGrath Media
|12:15 || |
While we as industry have long understood the importance of the supply chain, the introduction of The Modern Slavery Act 2018 has bought the humanitarian aspects of it to more starkly into focus. It is therefore imperative that we all understand the Act as well as its implications from both an ethical and practical perspective.
Sarah Morse, Founder and Director, Unchained Business Services
|12:45 ||Lunch |
| || Focus on: Demand || |
|1:30 || |
Two of the three major disruptions we are facing are technology and globalisation and both mean that we can no longer compete the way we have in decades past. Our clients want more and, just like our staff, they want an experience, to be able to collaborate, and to work with people who exhibit ethical principles. The good news is that these mean they are heading in the direction we have long desire—away from transactions and towards relationships. In this workshop we will explore practical skills and tools to help us all get there!
Ian Stephens, Co-founder, enRich Training & Development
|2:30 || The future of projects (Client session) |
We ask a couple of clients how they see the industries future from their side and get their views on questions like: What will we be designing, advising on and engineering in 2030? What commercial structures will we be operating under? and; How will clients be looking to procure our expertise?
Leighton O'Brien, Partner, Allens
Jim Green, General Manager - Strategy & Procurement, John Holland
Mark Simister, Head of Delivery, Sydney Water
Tresna Tunbridge, Commercial Director Asia-Pacific, Bechtel
Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Head of Strategy, Planning & Innovation,Infrastructure NSW
|3:15 ||Afternoon tea |
| || Focus on: Technology |
|3:45 || |
We are hearing a lot about these—and there seem to be a lot of them—so what are they, why are there so many, which ones should we be using for what, is there space for competitive advantage and what can we do to help ease the confusion?
Director Digital Engineering, Infrastructure & Place, Transport for NSW
Neil Greenstreet, Manager, Digital Technologies, Natspec
Dr Liming Zhu,Research Director; Software & Computational Systems, Data61 | CSIRO
Facilitator: Jed Horner, Strategic Advocacy Manager, Standards Australia
|4:45 ||When the future is best served by the past… |
Long before European colonisation, fire management techniques—known as ‘cultural burns’—were being practised and, since Australia's recent fire crisis, calls for better reintegration of this technique have increased. In this session we will look at the importance of ancestral information in the broader context of ‘maintaining country’ and explore how the knowledge deeply embedded in Aboriginal culture can interrelate in a technology-based future.
|Shannon Foster, Lecturer, Centre for Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges, University of Technology Sydney |
|5:25 ||Day one close || Gerry Doyle, President, Consult Australia |
|5:30 ||Cocktail Function - Luna Park (Palais Room) || |