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24 May 2018

Join our panel of industry experts for an informative and stimulating discussion on emerging technologies and trends shaping the business and finance sectors. You can gain insights on the future of work driven by automation and robotics, real-world uses of blockchain, and new ways to approach critical challenges and disruptions. You will also meet like-minded professionals, mentors and network.

The panel discussion will feature three engaging industry speakers:

Anthony Kuhlmann, Mentor at Little Tokyo Two

Anthony has worked in the financial services industry for more than 17 years with industry leading firms like ASX, JP Morgan, Citibank, Royal Bank of Canada, BNP Paribas, Indue, FIIG Securities, CBA. He was the 2017 winner of CBA’s largest innovation competition “The Intrapreneur”. Anthony will share how to innovate using customer-centric design thinking which has led to the development of a number of payment technologies.

Louise Mercer, Everledger

Louise is the Director of Innovation for Everledger, a global enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a digital global ledger (blockchain). Trained in translating disruption and strategic risks into opportunities for innovation, she has held senior roles with Australia’s largest general insurers Suncorp and IAG. Louise will provide her invaluable insights on the blockchain technology and its real world applications.

Thomas Carlsen, McKinsey & Company

Thomas is the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Brisbane Office. He specialises in strategy, transformation and future of work across sectors. He has previously worked in Sydney, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, and Copenhagen. Thomas will discuss the future of working driven by the acceleration of automation and robotics.

Danielle Duell, Founder and CEO of People with Purpose

Danielle is the Founder and CEO of People with Purpose – a company that works with business leaders to generate purpose-led strategies and innovations that create shared value. Formerly CEO of Spicers Retreats and co-founder of Riverlife Adventure Centre,  Danielle has worked across a range of industries throughout her career including education, energy, resources, tourism, technology, arts, agriculture and retailing. Danielle is the MC and Moderator of  QUT’s Real World Futures Program, and will also be our MC and moderator for this event.

Booking is essential, as places are limited. QUT alumni and friends are welcomed. Please RSVP by 21 May. 

24 May 2018
5:30pm for a 6pm start to 7:30pm
followed by networking and refreshments
Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus
OJ Wordsworth Room
$39 per person (includes refreshments)
Elaine Brady
3138 4340
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