A: Leading a digital transformation from the boardroom
Digital transformation is happening in every business in every industry and it is imperative that boards understand the transformative powers of technology – as well as the associated risks – if they are to contribute to the conversation and keep their businesses, and themselves, relevant.
• How can boards determine where their business is in its digital journey and where it need to go?
• What does it take to successfully implement a digital transformation?
• How must the format and composition of traditional boardrooms evolve if boards are to be effective catalysts for digital transformation?
• Stephen Scheeler, Former Managing Director, Facebook, ANZ and Adjunct Professor at Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW
B: Innovation through collaboration
To boost Australia’s innovation system and compete globally, it is necessary to build collaborative networks across industry, academia and government. Boards can drive innovation in their own ecosystems by forging productive links that facilitate better sharing of research, IP, human capital, technology and data.
• How can your board create and capture new value through collaboration?
• When and why are boards in different sectors and industries using collaboration to achieve competitiveness, agility and innovation?
• What lessons can be learnt from successful collaboration ventures, both locally and globally?
• The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, Minister for Finance, Services and Property
• Karen Lawson GAICD, CEO, Slingshot Accelerator
• Andrew Stevens MAICD, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
• Prof Stephen Parker AO, KPMG Australia
C. Innovation and the law – exploring the grey area
For businesses and boards focused on staying ahead of the pack, the tension between innovation and the law is a real issue that must be managed. Tensions abound in grey areas such as privacy and use of data, and innovation in this space can build trust and social license and better products and services for customers. But to support a strategy like this, boards need to think differently.
• How are businesses and their boards taking an opportunity-focused view of the regulatory environment to build strategic advantage?
• How are boards managing the challenges and ramifications of entering new unregulated playing fields and/or innovating within the confines of existing laws?
• What role should regulators play and how can business and regulators work together to achieve better outcomes for both?
• Annelies Moens FAICD
• Professor Graeme Samuel AC
D. Bringing Silicon Valley to Melbourne
Can’t get to Silicon Valley? Hear the latest innovation trends and developments from the Valley, Israel and other innovation hotbeds from the comfort of Melbourne.
• What are the latest advances coming out of innovation hotspots globally?
• What will be the impact of these advances on your business?
• What conversations should directors be having now to prepare for the impact of these developments?
• Tim Trumper MAICD, Chair, NRMA
• Tolga Kurtoglu, Palo Alto Research Centre