About the Forum

Enter into Industry 4.0

The World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report predicts that with the current speed that disruptive innovation – artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, genetics and biotechnology, IoT and smart systems – are impacting markets, a net of 5.1 million jobs could be lost come 2020.

Yet, a global 2014 PwC study shows that the most innovative companies are predicting growth of 62.2% over the next five years, against the global average of 35.4% and the least innovative companies of 20.7%. An overwhelming 51% of the executives also agreed that in 2019, innovation is a “competitive necessity” for their organisation.

Where does Australia stand in the midst of the global race? How do you leverage your existing capabilities and resources to become a robust and dynamic player, and eventually emerge as a leader?

The Disruptive Innovation Forum gathers senior leaders, experts and policy makers who will explore, examine and discuss the ways and implications to emerge in this global race as a winner.

Mark 18-20 October 2017 in your calendar and book your seat now! We welcome you to tap into the expertise of our panel of distinguished speakers to discover the latest developments in disruptive technology across all industries.

We look forward to welcoming you this October!

Why Join This Conference

6 Themes That Are Powerfully Relevant To Your Business:

  1. 360 degree overview of the latest disruptive innovation across all industries
  2. Exploring the applications of disruptive innovations and their implications and potential risks on the future economy and society
  3. Examining the future of Australia with senior executives and policy makers to get your business future-ready
  4. Redesigning the customer experience to engage and captivate audiences
  5. Building up exemplary leadership skills to lead organizations through digital transformation and innovation that drives accelerated growth
  6. Learning about the government support, policies and regulations and their impact on disrupted industries

The Forum at a Glance

DAY 1: Wednesday 18 October 2017

  • Australia 2030 – Leading Australia into a Top Tier Innovation Nation
  • Future Medicine Innovation: Precision Medicine and Genomics Editing (CRISPR)
  • Disruptive Manufacturing: The Effects of 3-D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
  • Panel Discussion: Will Artificial Intelligence replace humans? When Artificial Intelligence becomes smarter than humans
  • Translating Disruptive Innovations to Tangible Business Models

DAY 2: Thursday 19 October 2017

  • Arrival of Industry 4.0
  • Will Quantum Computing Be Disruptive?
  • Case Study: MasterCard – Future of Payments
  • Panel Discussion: Future of Energy: Innovation and Disruption with Microgrids
  • Disruptive Innovation with Energy Storage and Batteries
  • Case Study: Flying Cars – Drones in Disguise?

Post-Conference Workshop and Site Visit: Friday 20 October 2017

  • Workshop A: Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market, Cultural and Organizational Change
  • Talk: Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Revolutionizing Industries
  • Site Visit: Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney

Companies Expected at the Forum

  • ABB Australia
  • AgriDigital
  • AIA Australia
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Australia Post
  • Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)
  • Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Australian Farm Institute
  • Australian Securities Exchange
  • Austroads
  • Deakin University
  • Energy Australia
  • Flinders University
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • HCF Australia
  • Healthdirect Australia
  • IBM Cognitive Australia
  • ITS Australia
  • Juwi Renewable Energy
  • Microsoft Australia
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • National Australian Bank
  • National Transport Commission
  • Nokia Australia
  • Office of Innovation and Science Australia
  • Omron Corporation
  • Optus
  • Powerledger
  • Potogen Technologies
  • Qualcomm
  • R3
  • South32
  • Suncorp Group
  • Telstra
  • The BPay Group
  • Transgrid
  • Uber Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University Technology of Sydney
  • Vodafone
  • Westpac