The Summit featured some of Queensland’s most eminent leaders with 300 people attending from government, business, academia and industry.
Open by Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts
Session One: Positioning Queensland as a Research and Education Powerhouse
MODERATOR – Dr Cherrell Hirst AO
Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Principal Scientist in Strategic Foresight, CSIRO
Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor and President, James Cook University
Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland
Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University
Professor Jan Thomas, Vice–Chancellor and President, University of Southern Queensland
Session Two: Robotic Revolution
KEYNOTE AND MODERATOR – Dr Catherine Ball, Managing Director, Elemental Strategy
Professor Jonathan Roberts, Professor in Robotics, Queensland University of Technology
Professor Mandyam V Srinivasan AM, Professor of Visual and Sensory Neuroscience and Electrical Engineering Queensland Brain Institute and The University of Queensland
Ivan Storr, CEO & Co-Founder, Blue Ocean Robotics Australia
Session Three: Growing Regional Queensland
MODERATOR – Professor Jim Cavaye, Program Director, University of Southern Queensland
Councillor Matt Burnett, Mayor of Gladstone
Kevin Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Advance Cairns
Shane Charles, Chairman, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise
Councillor Margaret Strelow, Mayor of Rockhampton
Session Four: Secrets of Innovation Success
KEYNOTE AND MODERATOR – Steve Baxter, Entrepreneur, investor, and ‘Shark’ on Shark Tank Australia
Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, Co-Founders, Orange Sky Laundry
Sarina Russo, Founder and Managing Director, Sarina Russo Group
Mark Sowerby, Founder and Managing Director, Blue Sky Alternative Investments
Summary Report on the Summit.
Mark your Diaries – Thursday 24 August 2017, Hilton Brisbane Hotel.
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