Technology, 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? How do we put people at the centre of policy to harness the full benefits of emerging technologies and data? 

Furthermore, what impact will Artificial Intelligence have on our economy, institutions, workforce and society? How do we design ethical AI built on trust, fairness, transparency and accountability?

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

Upcoming events

Future workforce: technology and people | Brisbane | 23 August 2019
Hear how the adoption of new technology and automation are driving policy, job design and a realignment of skills. Joined by McKinsey & Company Partner, Thomas Carlsen; Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Secretary, Kerri Hartland and AECOM Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Colette Munro. 

The evolution of customer service | Sydney | 30 August 2019
CEDA welcomes the inaugural NSW Minister for Customer Service, the Hon. Victor Dominello, to outline priorities in his new portfolio and the NSW Government’s approach to customer centric service delivery.

Unlocking human value in the future of work | Melbourne | 10 October 2019
Join CEDA in a discussion on the human opportunity that is at the centre of automation and how skills and social intelligence will remain essential to economic development, productivity and living standards. Joined by Deloitte Access Economics Partner, David Rumbens; Swinburne University of Technology Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Dr Sean Gallagher and Deloitte Partner, Natalie James. 

Public Interest Technology Forum | Adelaide |31 October 2019
The aim of the Public Interest Technology (PIT) forum is to bring together technologists, policy makers and business to discuss how best to manage the opportunities and risks presented by new technologies and to foster the collaborative approaches necessary to support the development of and adoption of new technologies and solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by rapid technological change. With Harvard Kennedy School, Director, Technology and Public Purpose Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Laura Manley.

Related content

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    


Technology, Disruption and Innovation series supported by CEDA members:

New South Wales



Victoria New Economy Breakfast Series


Victoria Artificial Intelligence Series

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