Leadership in the Age of Innovation

FUTURE-PROOFING FOR THE IDEAS BOOM

30 June 2016 | The Establishment Ballroom, Sydney
Conference agenda

With market competition increasing and economic indicators pointing to a low return future, many companies are re-thinking business as usual. The realisation that 'what got us here, won't get us there' has leaders looking for new ways to invigorate their business model and transform company culture.

AGSM @ UNSW Business School presents Leadership in the Age of Innovation, a special half-day conference that will explore how today’s leaders can adopt strategies from various industries to push the boundaries of their business.

Join Australia’s leading academics and renowned industry experts as they discuss how to foster innovation cultures that empower companies to meet the challenges of a data centric and tech driven marketplace. This event is exclusive to AGSM alumni and supporters.

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1:30pm

Registration Opens

2:00pm

Leadership in the Age of Innovation Commencement

Welcome & Introduction

Professor Clinton Free

Academic Director / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

Professor Julie Cogin

Director AGSM & Deputy Dean UNSW Business School

2:15pm

Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

Title: Unconscious bias in this next phase of leadership

Dr. Robert Wood

Professor / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

3:00pm

Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

Title: The role of sustainability and materials in the new innovation economy

Dr. Veena Sahajwalla

Scientia Professor of Materials Science / UNSW Australia

3:45pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

4:15pm

Presentation & Facilitated Discussion

Title: Why we really have to get comfortable about being uncomfortable in a world of disruptive innovation

Dr. Jeffrey Tobias

AGSM Fellow / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

5:00pm

Vote of thanks to academic speakers

Frank Kennedy

Executive Director of AGSM Executive Education / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

5:05pm

Facilitated Discussion

Title: Leadership agility in the age of innovation

Tim Fung

Co-founder & CEO / AirTasker

Melanie Evans

General Manager Service Revolution & Transformation / Westpac

Julien Playoust

CEO & Managing Director / AEH Group
Non-Executive Director / Tatts Group Limited

Moderator: Samantha Loring

AGSM MBA Candidate / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

6:10pm

Conclusion & Closing Remarks

Justin Di Lollo

President of UNSW Business School Alumni Advisory Board

Professor Clinton Free

Academic Director / AGSM @ UNSW Business School

6:15pm

Networking Drinks & Canapés

7:30pm

Event Close

Keynote speakers and topics

Dr. Robert Wood

Professor, AGSM Fellow Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership
AGSM @ UNSW Business School


Title: Unconscious bias in this next phase of leadership

Dr. Veena Sahajwalla

Scientia Professor, Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT), Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, UNSW Australia

Title: The role of sustainability and materials in the new innovation economy

Dr. Jeffrey Tobias

AGSM Fellow
AGSM @ UNSW Business School


Title: Why we really have to get comfortable about being uncomfortable in a world of disruptive innovation

Industry Panellists

Tim Fung

Co-founder & CEO, AirTasker

Melanie Evans

General Manager, Service Revolution & Transformation, Westpac

Julien Playoust

CEO & Managing Director, AEH Group
Non-Executive Director, Tatts Group Limited

Moderator: Samantha Loring

AGSM MBA Candidate
Former CNBC Anchor and Correspondent

Why attend?

Refresh your skills and accelerate your leadership acumen. Learn from some of the world’s top academics and discover how to translate the latest in management research into successful industry practice.

Hear from leading industry changemakers on how they are implementing agile strategies to build new products and disrupt markets. Use their lessons and insights as a springboard to recharge your thinking and redefine paradigms.

Network with fellow AGSM alumni and grow your social capital. Catch-up with old friends, make new ones, and connect with like-minded business professionals.

Looking to Register?

This professional development opportunity is now at capacity and registration is closed. If you are a graduate of AGSM and want to join the waiting list please register your interest here, noting that there is no guarantee a ticket will become available.