Advance Global Australian Summit

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Larry MarshallDon’t miss your chance to hear from some Australia’s most influential game-changers and thought leaders at the 2016 Advance Global Australia Summit and Awards on Friday 21 October at the Sydney Opera House.

The summit connects Australia’s most influential game-changers and thought leaders to light meaningful discussion, from their vault of experience. The Summit theme for 2016 The Age of Disruption, which presents an opportunity for delegates to swap ideas, and exchange insights and best practices as well as learn about the latest global trends, issues and solutions supporting Australia’s growth and its place in the world, including:

  • An exploration of what Australia can learn from China's disruptive business models, featuring UTS alumni and CEO and Co-Founder of the China Australia Millennial Project, Andrea Myles
  • Former Telstra CEO and current CSIRO Chair David Thodey and Insight host Jenny Brockie discuss how to harnessing new, global flows of talent and the reimagined possibilities of adopting emerging technologies in business environments.
  • ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie, CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall,  and Chris Boshuizen, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Data Collective discuss 'Australia – Are We Innovating or Stagnating?' looking at where Australia needs to focus its resources in order to remain globally competitive.
  • Mike Cannon Brookes, Co-founder and Co-CEO of software company Atlassian, discusses 'Building an Australian Unicorn' – examining how Atlassian successfully disrupted the global tech industry and how Australia can create the right environment for more unicorns to flourish here at home, in a special session hosted by UTS.

View the full program on the Advance Global Australia Summit website.

The Advance Global Australia Awards will follow the summit, celebrating the achievements of some of our most outstanding international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition.

Best of all, UTS Alumni are able to receive discounted tickets to the Summit – simply use the code ADVANCE16UTS when purchasing tickets on the Advance Global website.

Can’t make it to the event? The Summit will also be available to stream on Sky News's Australia Channel both live and on demand.

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