Creating value through science

Creating value through science

Mar 15
CEDA NSW welcomes CSIRO Chair, David Thodey AO to discuss CSIRO’s market vision for Australia’s future and the opportunities CSIRO has pinpointed to transform our major industries with science.


David Thodey AO, Chairman, CSIRO
Dr Paul D'Urso, Executive Chairman, Anatomics
Michelle Price, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

Event overview

In the past, Australia has unleashed our science on the world as ideas, leaving them to realise their potential elsewhere – creating value, jobs and opportunities abroad. This isn’t sustainable.

The CEDA NSW Innovation and disruption series returns to explore the shift needed to refocus our efforts in growing high value industries here in Australia.

Join David Thodey AO as he discusses CSIRO’s market vision for Australia’s future, the opportunities CSIRO has pinpointed to transform our major industries with science, and how it’s already beginning to deliver.

In addition, industry leaders across various sectors will further examine:

  • What is exciting them in their industries and their visions for how their industries will transform the lives of Australians in the future;
  • How research and industry currently work together, and opportunities to enhance partnerships; and
  • The role of science and R&D in shaping Australia’s growth industries.

Meet the keynote speaker

David Thodey AO
Chairman, CSIRO

David Thodey AO is a global business leader focused on technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value.  He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Chairman of JobsNSW focused on job creation in NSW, as well as an Ambassador for business events in NSW. He is also the Chairman of the NSW Government’s Quantum Computing Fund Advisory Panel.

Mr Thodey is on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital and Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), is on the Investment Committee of Evans and Partners Global Disruption Fund, and is a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care, a global hospital group. He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company.

Meet the panel

Dr Paul D'Urso
Executive Chairman, Anatomics

Mr Paul S D’Urso is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne Australia. Mr D’Urso has extensive experience in research, clinical teaching, and medico-legal opinion. He is internationally recognised as a leading Australian neurosurgeon, scientist, and innovator.

Michelle Price
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

Michelle Price is the COO for AustCyber (The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd). Australia's Cyber Security Strategy, launched in April 2016, committed to establish a Cyber Security Growth Centre to position Australia as an attractive location for cyber security research and innovation. 

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