Day Two Friday 8 November

08:15
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Karen Lay-Brew
Past President and (Founding) Director and Head of Government Partnership / Managing Director
ABSIA / 3Pillars.Digital

TRANSFORMATION IS A TEAM EFFORT
09:00
Opening speech
Hon. Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Australian Federal Government
09:10
Building high-performing teams of tech leaders to access excellent outcomes
  • Strategies to effectively manage, balance and satisfy matrix teams across organisation to encourage high-performance
  • Communicating effectively and constantly to all levels of the organisation
  • Aligning your team to front-line business challenges and transformation opportunities

Virginia Wheway
Manager, Data Science and Analytics
Thiess

09:40
Leading virtual teams (but real people!)
  • Sorting physical distance, times and the over-lengthy daily routine
  • Researching virtual team working tools, software and best practice approaches
  • Providing away-day facilitation to build trust, develop strategy and promote effective team working

Suzette Lamont
Regional Director, Property and Project Management
CBRE

10:10
International Keynote: Embracing Artificial Intelligence for business transformation
  • Where to start
  • Unlocking the value of your data for an AI and multicloud world
  • Scale AI everywhere with trust and transparency
Dr. Joanna Batstone
Vice President, New Offerings and Emerging Technology
IBM Data and AI (US)
10:40
Networking break
BUILDING A TECH NATION
11:10
Encouraging transparency, democratic engagement and citizen centric design through open government
  • Driving digital transformation in public policy using human-centred design
  • Building public digital infrastructure
  • What the private sector can learn from this experience

Pia Andrews
Executive Director, Digital Government Policy & Innovation
Department of Customer Service

11:35
Let’s talk about Blockchain…
  • What can and can’t be done with Blockchain
  • Real world examples on how Blockchain can chance some games
  • How emerging technology can offer government new ways of delivering services and products
  • What’s next?

Katrina Donaghy
CEO & Co-Founder
Civic Ledger

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
12:00
Live video presentation: Bringing hacker culture to the state
  • What do we want from technology?
  • Tearing down the barriers between people and government
  • Advancing reforms through give-and-take consensus to “rough consensus”
  • Exploring the Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS) - Taiwan’s innovation lab - and the Participation Officers’ Network it facilitates
  • Taiwan’s project and what democracy can look like

Audrey Tang
Digital Minister
Taiwan

12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Emerging technologies for financial inclusion
  • How tech can underpin the creation of better financial access
  • The importance of financial literacy
  • Creating opportunities for young women with the digital economy

Lina Lim
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Tempus Adventus

13:55
Ready to launch? Becoming an entrepreneur in Australia

Getting a company off the ground is an uphill battle, but tech-oriented projects tend to carry added expenses with hardware needs, software licensing and the average salaries of STEM professionals. Often, funding these start-ups can be a challenge, especially early on before any investment or revenue. So, what is the differentiator between success and failure? During this presentation we will consider all this and more:

  • Understanding the dynamics of the different funding routes
  • Assessing what investors are looking for
  • Analysing how founders can retain control whilst collaborating with funders and driving growth
  • Reviewing the differing legal structures that can help in attracting funding
  • Examining how to manage investor disputes should things go wrong

Natasha Hooper
SheStarts Program Director
Bluechilli

TECH TALKS
14:20
Working on Human-AI Collaboration as the future approach to AI for business applications
  • Understanding AI’s practical application and its recent advancements
  • Responsible AI: be wary of human bias in AI systems
  • Implications of AI enabled automation on the workplace, employment and society
  • Why more women are needed to design and build tech to achieve better outcomes

Sarah Bell
Co-Founder and Rita's Mum
Aire 

14:45
Fireside Chat: We are not coders, we are problem solvers!

On the list of most influential women in tech, only a portion can actually code. With new problems and technologies arising, there is a place and a need for more diverse skills in the space. What does it take to be a woman in tech?

Moderator:

Jessica Christiansen-Franks
Co-Founder & CEO
Neighbourlytics

Panellists:

Gala Camacho Ferrari
Head of Analytics
Neighbourlytics

Katrina Donaghy

CEO & Co-Founder

Civic Ledger

15:15
Networking break
15:45
How data is reshaping the future of cybersecurity

This session will explore practical ways of analysing data to help answer difficult questions by finding and extracting the knowledge already possessed by companies; lost in their gigabytes and terabytes of data.

Skye Wu
Security Technologist – Senior Specialist
Telstra

16:10
Earth observation: using high tech satellites and drones as environmental spies
  • Creating, applying and automating remote sensing tools for environmental monitoring and management problems
  • Mapping and monitoring geological hazards using optical, LiDAR, and synthetic aperture RADAR image data
  • Exploring other uses and use cases
  • What drone-based image data can (and can’t) tell us
Dr. Karen Joyce
Senior Lecturer / Co-Founder
James Cook University / She Maps
16:35
Telling stories through new and emerging technologies
  • Choosing the right technology for the right purpose
  • Using drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition and augmented reality
  • Developing innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture

Mikaela Jade
Founder and CEO
Indigital

17:00
The data governance discussion
  • How to avoid data acquisition and analysis going beyond what people reasonably expect when they sign up to a service
  • How to guide questions around ethical data governance
  • How to secure it

Jamie Leach
CEO
Open Data Australia

17:25
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:30
End of the conference