Disruptors and innovation


CEDA explores this topic with influential speakers and companies who have successfully integrated digital disruption and innovation into their business strategy.

Business and government are embracing disruption and innovation in a bid to improve and expand efficiently. Rapid changes have opened up local and global markets and are transforming how business operate.

Agility and responsiveness are essential characteristics to embody, but with an ever-changing environment, what’s next and how can we be prepared?

CEDA will explore this topic with influential speakers as well as companies who have successfully integrated disruption and innovation into their business strategy.

State series

Innovation and disruption series | New South Wales
This series will present leading digital innovators and industry leaders and focuses on the key issues facing Australia’s transition to a digital economy. Due to strong interest from CEDA members, the event has changed from a breakfast to a lunch event. This series appeals to all players in the digital innovation/economy space.

Breakfast on the Run | New South Wales
CEDA’s popular Breakfast on the Run Series are member only events providing valuable networking opportunities and insightful presentations delivered by some of Australia’s leaders from a broad range of organisations. These face-to-face expert breakfast briefings for CEDA members working in professional communications, government relations, marketing and corporate affairs.

Upcoming events

Artificial intelligence - the future of work | Adelaide | 15 November 2018
What industry 4.0 offers Western Sydney | Parramatta | 23 November 2018
Rethinking business: Mariana Mazzucato | Melbourne | 14 December 2018

See all upcoming innovation events.

Related material


Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016

 In 2016, CEDA celebrates five years of engaging and forward-thinking speeches on the CEDA stage – discussing the technologies, skills and attitudes Australia will need to embrace the fourth industrial revolution – with the release of CEDA's Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016.

Read and download CEDA's Top 10 Speeches: Disruption and innovation 2011-2016.





Workforce transformation cause for optimism 
| Microsoft Australia Managing Director, Steven Worrall
Competition and consumer watchdog to target consumer guarantees, unfair contracts | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims Innovation is important to economy and social fabric | Australian Council of the Arts Chair Rupert Myer AO

Attracting women into STEM | Microsoft Australia Managing Director, Pip Marlow

Government has an ethical obligation to provide the best services to users | Digital Transformation Office CEO, Paul Shetler  

Start-ups cannot wait for government | UBER Australia and New Zealand General Manager, David Rohrsheim

Don't wait for digital disruption, dive into the digital economy, companies warned | Reserve Bank of Australia Chief Information Officer, Sarv Girn    


Disruption and innovation series supported by CEDA members:

New South Wales

Visit the NSW Innovation and disruption landing page.