The 2021 Riding the Digital Wave Summit: Speakers
The Refectory – The University of Sydney and Online
Thursday 30 September 2021; 9:00am – 5:00pm AEST
Director, School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute
Genevieve is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technological development. In September 2017, she established 3A Institute at ANU in collaboration with CSIRO’s Data61, with the mission of building a new branch of engineering to effectively and ethically manage the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity through better design and management of technology.
Genevieve is widely-published, holds many patents, and has an immense love of books.
Alisdair created a category, grew recurring revenues from $0-100M USD, resulting in a $830M USD acquisition by a FTSE 100 company, and then went on to manage the global fraud & identity organisation for US, Canada, LATAM, APAC, UK and EMEA.
Gernot also teaches Advanced Operating Systems to a group of excellent students with a tendency to masochism. The course has, over the years, produced many Heroes of Operating Systems and has been copied at a number of universities. It also has its own prize for the best-performing student, the Advanced Operating Systems Prize.
In 2006, Gernot founded Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) for commercialising L4 microkernel technology. He served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from 2006–2010 and as a Director from 2006 until OK’s acquisition by General Dynamics in August 2012.
Director – Digital, National Skills Commission
Liz Jakubowski is a digital leader experienced in building data platforms, managing stakeholder relations and communications. She has held senior executive and leadership roles across research and public agencies including CSIRO, NICTA, ABC & NSW Health and consulted with the private sector.
Over the last four years, Liz has led the development of the online platform, Ribit.net, which matches tertiary students with STEM or digital skills to entry level roles with innovative businesses. Ribit established a community of 40,000 students across every university and TAFE in Australia and 5000 of Australia’s leading employers. It was acquired by Stone & Chalk in 2020.
Ian has 27 years of experience in the ICT sector and has led organisations with over 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.
Ian is regarded as a thought leader in the area of Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services, and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited over 3500 times.
Louise is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for health informatics is shaping a new future for Australian healthcare. She has almost 20 years of experience in, and applied passion for, digital health and leading people and organisations. With a background as an occupational therapist, she has a PhD in technology acceptance among health professionals, is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program, a Certified Health Informatician and a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow.
Louise has delivered over 100 conference presentations, has written for academic and industry publications and textbooks, is host of the Dissecting Digital Health podcast and she is always online.
Richard has over 30 years of experience in software development, embedded systems and business management, and over 20 years of freight/logistics industry experience.
Prior to founding WiseTech Global, Richard was Founder and Managing Director of Real Tech Systems Integration (provider of computer consulting and systems integrations services) and Founder and CEO of Clear Group (distributor of computer-related equipment).
Richard holds a Master of Business in Information Technology Management from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Richard is a UTS Luminary and a Fellow of UTS.
Jon was named CEO Magazine’s 2019 Education Executive of the Year. Prior to joining Data61, he was Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University and is a former Technical Area Lead at NASA, where he worked on software for NASA space missions.
Jon is passionate about the role digital technologies can play in society. He has a world-leading reputation on how to adapt software development methods to fully take into account human values and ethics, so that we build software for a society we want, rather than one we get by accident.
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