UNSW INNOVATION
SUMMIT 2015

Strengthening Australian Innovation and Asia Capability for Global Competitiveness

Sept 18 Friday | Westin Hotel Sydney, Australia

Summit Program

8:15 am

Registration and arrival tea

9:00 am

Introduction

Professor Joe Cheng
Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation and Director, Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative, UNSW Business School

9:03 am

Welcome remarks

Professor Chris Styles
Dean, UNSW Business School

Professor Ian Jacobs
President & Vice-Chancellor, UNSW Australia

Dr. Michael J. Crouch AO
Chairman, Midgeon Holdings Pty Ltd

The Changing Landscape of Global Competition: Business Opportunities and Challenges for Australia

9:20 am

Moderator
Professor Joe Cheng
Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation and Director, Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative, UNSW Business School

Science Keynote

Professor Ian Chubb
Chief Scientist, Australian Government

Industry Keynote

Dr Mirjana Prica
Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Ltd

International Keynote

Robbert Rietbroek
Managing Director and CEO, Kimberly-Clark Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

10:40 am

Tea break

Fostering Innovation in Industries and Firms

11:00 am

Moderator
Brad Furber
COO, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, UNSW Australia

Professor Jim Patrick AO
Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist, Cochlear Ltd

Patrick Mooney
Director, Accelerating Commercialisation, Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program, Australian Government

Sarah Vaughan
Director, Developer Experience and Evangelism at Microsoft Australia

 

Roundtable workshops

12:30 pm

Lunch and Keynote

Moderator: Niels Marquardt
CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia

The Honorable John Berry
U.S. Ambassador to Australia

Leveraging Asia for Innovation and Business Growth

1:50 pm

Moderator:  Maureen Murphy
Commercialisation Advisor, Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program, Australian Government

Paul Field
Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade

Mukund Narayanamurti
CEO, Asialink Business

Vaughn Richtor
CEO, ING DIRECT Australia & CEO, Challenger and Growth Countries – Asia, ING Group

 

Roundtable workshops

3:20 pm

Tea break

Reinventing Australia for Global Competitiveness: An Innovation and Asia Capability Agenda

3:40 pm

Moderator: Dr. Graham Kenny
Managing Director, Strategic Factors

Doron Ben-Meir
Executive Director, Research, Innovation and Commercialization, University of Melbourne & CEO, University of Melbourne Commercial Ltd

Professor Kathy Eisenhardt
S.W. Ascherman M.D. Professor and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University & Co-Author, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World.

Nick Gurney
Vice President & Managing Partner, IBM Communications Sector Asia Pacific

Professor Charles Snow
AGSM-Unilever Distinguished Visitor, UNSW Business School & Pennsylvania State University (USA)

5:10 pm

Summary and Closing Remarks

Professor Chris Styles
Dean, UNSW Business School

Professor Joe Cheng
Michael J. Crouch Chair in Innovation and Director, Australian Innovation & Competitiveness Initiative, UNSW Business School

5:15 pm

Networking Reception

Note: Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program or speakers due to unexpected events.