Strengthening national resilience - data, science and tech

Strengthening national resilience - data, science and tech

Oct 13
Join CEDA members and guests from across the country for a discussion on how the right sort of data coupled with expert analysis may assist business leaders and policymakers in better decision making and planning.


Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
Stephen Rue, Chief Executive Officer, NBN Co
Michelle Price, Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber

Event overview

Agility and responsiveness have been essential characteristics for business and government alike as local and global markets transform under the extreme pressures imposed by the current health and economic crisis.
Now with the prolonged economic recovery ahead, what role will innovation play in shaping Australia’s future success? How can the right sort of data spark innovation? If coupled with expert analysis could it be the special ingredient that assists business leaders and policymakers in better decision making and planning?
CEOs Stephen Rue (NBN Co), Dr Larry Marshall (CSIRO) and Michelle Price (AustCyber), will discuss:

  • the role of data, science and technology in innovation and digital transformation;
  • how we can work together to meet national challenges;
  • the role and value of securely sharing data to support resilience, productivity and innovation; and 
  • how sound data analysis can support industries to accelerate or transition post-COVID-19.
Livestream start times:
SA: 3.30pm
NT: 2.30pm
QLD: 3.00pm
WA: 1.00pm

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.

Meet the speakers

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO

Larry is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves Australia’s greatest challenges, turning excellent science into profound impact in partnership with industry, government, universities and the community.

Stephen Rue
Chief Executive Officer, NBN Co

Stephen was appointed Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of NBN Co effective 1 September 2018. As CEO, he is responsible for implementing strategic objectives and policies, and NBN Co’s Corporate Plan and budget as approved by the Board. In his role as an Executive Director of NBN Co, he is cognisant of the role of the Board of Directors to provide stewardship, strategic leadership, governance and oversight to NBN Co. Stephen joined NBN Co in July 2014 as a member of the Executive Committee in the role of Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in financial management and high profile company transformation. Prior to joining NBN Co, he spent 17 years’ in various leadership roles at News Corp Australia including a decade as Chief Financial Officer. He also served as a Director on a number of associated boards, including Foxtel, Fox Sports, REA Group and Australian Associated Press, as well as Chairman of the Community Newspaper Group in Perth and Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club.

Michelle Price
Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber

Michelle was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in January 2017 and appointed CEO in April 2018. Prior to joining AustCyber, she was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University (ANU), where she established an integrated approach to the College’s cyber security program across executive and postgraduate education and policy engagement. Before joining the ANU, Michelle was with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Australian Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Cyber Security Strategy. In a previous role at PM&C, Michelle delivered the National Security Strategic Risk Framework (the first of its kind in the world) and Coordinated National Security Budget. Prior to PM&C, Michelle worked in several strategy and risk roles across government, having moved to the public service from the communication and media sector and the food safety segment of Australia’s food manufacturing sector.

Supported by CEDA members

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