Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen is one of Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurs, and presenter of the ABC Science documentary Becoming Superhuman.
Dr Nguyen (pictured) is a Top 100 Global Influencer on virtual reality and founded the social good startup Psykinetic, to create technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people in aged care and with disabilities. His ground-breaking tech solutions range from a mind-controlled wheelchair, to virtual and augmented reality rehabilitation, and devices that can control household appliances or even drive cars from tiny electrical signals created by eye movements.
An inspiring and inspiring startup founder Dr Nguyen’s keynote address “Epic tech for humanity”, with be one of the highlights of the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019, in Melbourne next Wednesday, December 4.
The tech sector’s premier thought leadership event was created by ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector. Reimagination has brought together many of the world’s foremost tech business leaders for the day-long summit to explore how they are using technology to transform their business and develop new ventures to create the jobs of the future.
Reimagination kicks off with a panel of four “Rockstar Aussie Founders” – Emotiv CEO Tan Le, Mawson CEO Stephen Phillips, Digivizer CEO Emma Lo Russo and Kanopy Executive Chairman Olivia Humphrey sharing their success stories on turning Australia into a global tech leader.
That’s followed by a deep dive into using data for business growth, as well as examining emerging cybersecurity threats, and the challenges of data sharing with industry leaders including NSW Chief Data Scientist and ACS Vice President Dr Ian Opperman, ANZ Bank’s Head of Institutional, Marketing, Trisca Scott-Branagan, AGL’s CISO Samantha MacLeod and Vertiv Australia’s Director of Datacentre Solutions Kirk Wetherell.
With the obligations for company directors currently making headlines, and ASX-listed tech firms facing increased scrutiny from regulators, the discussion on how senior business leaders and company board members are tackling disruption and leading the way in digitally transforming their businesses through technology is bound to be a lively debate. Bringing their insights to the issues they face are Tabcorp MD and CEO David Attenborough, Carsales.com MD and CEO Cameron McIntyre, Coles and CBA non-exec director Wendy Stops and director of Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab, Centre of Artificial Intelligence Professor Mary-Anne Williams.
Given his recent battles with short-sellers, WiseTech Global CEO Richard White’s comments about building a global technology business are bound to be fascinating alongside Nearmap CEO Rob Newman and GHD Digital’s Global Digital Leader Kumar Parakala, and Expert360 CEO Bridget Loudon.
Later in the afternoon, Reimagination delves into the role of venture capital in helping build high-growth tech startups with a panel that includes Steve Baxter, Artesian Investments managing director Vicky Lay, and OneVentures managing partner Dr Michelle Deaker.
ACS Chief Executive Officer Andrew Johnson said the Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019 gives people the opportunity to engage with Australian and international thought leaders.
More details on the Reimagination program are available here.
You can register for the summit here.