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Welcome to Business 2020s

This workshop will bring together thought leaders in innovation to consider major challenges to doing business in the 2020s.

trends in markets and technologies;

trends in social and environmental impact on business; and

trends in globalisation, government and regulation.

James Bradfield Moody is currently the General Manager, International Development for the national research organisation CSIRO. In this role he is responsible for fostering CSIROs global development agenda, including access to overseas talent, creating research projects of international significance and helping Australia gain access to foreign knowledge, infrastructure and intellectual property. James was formerly the Director of Business Strategy at CSIRO Land and Water. In the last five years James has been heavily involved with the United Nations, and was a member and executive secretary of the taskforce on Science and Technology for the Millennium Development Goals. He has also worked with the United Nations Environment Programme and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of their Young Global Leaders. In 2000, he was named Young Professional Engineer of the Year and was also awarded Young Queenslander of the Year and the following year he was awarded Young Australian of the Year in Science and Technology. He was chosen by Engineers Australia to be one of the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia and in 2007 named by Boss Magazine as one of their young executives of the year. James received his PhD in innovation theory from the National Graduate School of Management and was also a chief systems engineer for FedSat, the first Australian Satellite to be launched in thirty years.

Glenn Wightwick is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Glenn leads a regional team of over 450 software engineers and technical specialists that form the IBM Australia Development Laboratory (ADL) - a consolidation of IBM Software Group and IBM Systems & Technology Group product development and support resources in Australia. During his 20-year career in IBM Glenn has worked in various technical roles in hardware and software development, technical sales and corporate strategy. He has recently returned to Australia after spending the past five years in the US and China on a series of assignments, and is the author of number of papers and technology patents. Glenn has a strong innovation focus and is a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology and is serving on the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Graham Greenleaf is a Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he specialises in the relationships between information technology and law, particularly in the areas of cyberspace law, privacy, computerisation of law and intellectual property. He has degrees in Arts and Law, and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Last year in Germany Graham received the 2007 Dieter Meurer Prize for Legal Informatics. Graham is well known in innovation circles for his leadership roles in establishing the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), and of the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII), the joint portal for many legal information institutes and the largest free access law facility on the Internet, and the Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII) with databases from all 28 Asian countries. AustLII, AsianLII and WorldLII are joint facilities of UNSW and UTS Law Faculties. He is also the founder and Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW, a Centre for the public interest in networked transactions. He currently project leader on an Australian Research Council grant relevant to innovation: 'Unlocking IP' explores new ways of sharing and trading intellectual property by recognising wider public rights in information. Work on the Unlocking IP project is the basis of his Business 2020 presentation.

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Event Details


Event Type: Industry Workshop
Category: Innovation
Target Audience: Those interested in Strategic Business Innovation
Booking Required: Yes
Contact: Organisers
Steve Elliot and Mary-Anne Williams
Tel. 9036 9432
Additional Information
This event is free but participants must register by email.