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?

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

Upcoming events

Innovation: Lifting the lid on high-growth business | Melbourne | 7 February 2019
Join CEDA and Innovation and Science Australia’s Dr Charlie Day to find out more about the trends and characteristics of Australia’s high-growth firms and what’s needed to enable their success.

AI and ethics | Melbourne | 22 February 2019
In the first of a national series of events, CEDA brings together leading thinkers to discuss the principles and policy frameworks for artificial intelligence (AI), with UNSW Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh; Accenture Artificial Intelligence Senior Principal, Katherine Bailey and Telstra General Manager Big Data Analytics, Julian Butler.

Artificial intelligence and ethics | Brisbane | 20 March 2019
Economics is pushing the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI). At this event we explore how future AI will impact individuals, businesses, our society and ask how ethical will the application of new technology be, with CSIRO Chairman, David Thodey AO.

Chasing moonshots - culture, ambition and innovation | Sydney | 9 April 2019
CEDA welcomes Telstra, Chief Financial Officer, Robyn Denholm to begin the 2019 NSW Disruption and New Economy series.

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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