Innovation: Lifting the lid on high-growth business

Innovation: Lifting the lid on high-growth business

VIC
Feb 7
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.

Speakers

Dr Charlie Day, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation and Science Australia
Boris Musa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MainStream Aquaculture
Kate Eriksson, Partner - Innovation, Digital and Experience, PwC

Event overview

What are the essential ingredients of Australia’s innovative, high-growth businesses?

A small and declining number of Australian businesses are responsible for the majority of Australia’s economic and employment growth, with just 15 per cent of Australian companies contributing more than two-thirds of Australia’s value-added growth. Hear from Dr Day and our panel of growth-focussed executives as we unpack the role of strategy, culture, technology, research, collaboration and public policy in driving business success.

 

Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Charlie Day
Chief Executive Officer, Innovation and Science Australia

Charlie Day is Chief Executive of Innovation and Science Australia, advising the Australian Government about innovation, research and science matters. ISA recently developed Australia 2030: Prosperity through innovation, a national roadmap to strengthen Australia's ability to innovate. Charlie was previously Project Director of the Carlton Connect Initiative at The University of Melbourne, and led Melbourne Ventures, the technology commercialisation company of the University of Melbourne.

Meet the panel

Boris Musa
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MainStream Aquaculture

Mainstream was founded in 2001 with a vision to become the world’s leading provider of recirculating aquaculture products. Through over a decade of successful research and development, it now operates the world’s largest barramundi hatchery in Melbourne and exports juvenile barramundi to 22 countries across five continents. It was named as one of Australia’s fastest growing businesses in the BRW Fast 100 in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
 

Meet the chair

Kate Eriksson
Partner - Innovation, Digital and Experience, PwC

Kate has over two decades experience delivering digital and innovation projects and outcomes, in Australia, Sweden and Silicon Valley. She has worked with global organisations delivering for Twitter, Skype, AT&T, Ericsson and in Australia with Telstra, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank to name a few. Kate believes that the right combination of leadership, experience of the team, ways of working and digital and emerging technology can reposition Australia as world leaders and innovators.

Additional participants to be confirmed

 

Supported by CEDA member

Major sponsor

Further sponsorship available:

Align your brand with CEDA and communicate with hard-to-reach business, government and policy leaders by sponsoring this event. Contact Ben Luttrell on 03 9652 8403 or email