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Artificial Intelligence: It’s Effect on the Workforce Now and in the Future

5:30pm - 8:00pm 15th August
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QUT Canberra Executive Education Centre, 2 King Street, Deakin ACT
Complimentary event with light refreshments, drinks and time for networking.

Join QUT alumni and fellow Canberrans as we engage in an insightful discussion on how our working lives are changing now and in the future.

About our speakers:

Dr Maria Milosavljevic
is the inaugural Chief Data Officer for the Department of Human Services.  She is responsible for defining and implementing data and analytics strategy.  She is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University and Chair of the Australian Computer Society Cyber Security Committee.  Prior to her current role, Maria was the inaugural NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for building improved prevention, detection and a streamlined response to cyber security across the state.

Garrett McDonald
 is the General Manager, Architecture & Innovation for the Department of Human Services where he is tasked with the remit to transform citizen services for the online and cognitive era.  He has been a major influencer for key technology-based decisions within DHS; the agency that is the Australian Government’s focal point for delivering social and health-related services and payments to the Australian community, and touches 99% of the Australian population.



Dr Mike Davies
is the Chief of the Science & Technology Program for the Australian Department of Defence, where he is responsible for the business processes by which the Australian Department of Defence balances its investment in science and technology and assures the value generated from that investment.  Mike previously held the role of Researcher Leader, Cyber Assurance and Operations where he was responsible for Defence’s primary cyber research and development.  This included being the Department’s lead for national cyber security research partnerships with academia and industry.



Tomer Garzberg
is a QUT alumnus, founder and CEO of GRONADE, and a Future of Work ‘todayist’. While most focus on what might be, Tomer instead takes the potential of technology and data, and imagines commercial outcomes and operational efficiencies through machine intelligence and data-driven experimentation.

His unique ability to translate between business vision and technical possibilities has enabled him to work with some of the world’s most notable companies including American Express, IBM, GE, Westpac, Qantas, PwC, Pepsico, News Corp, and BHP. Tomer was invited to deliver a talk on the first official TED Institute stage in Australia in 2017.

Bob O’Connor
 will be the panel moderator and is the Executive Director of the QUT Graduate School of Business & QUTeX.  He leads a multidisciplinary school that specialises in MBA, executive and professional development programs designed to develop leaders with the competence and confidence to succeed in complex, ambiguous, emergent environments.  Bob’s first career was in the IT sector, commencing as a software engineer and subsequently in marketing and management roles in multinational hardware and services companies.

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Chrissie Peppin
QUT Advancement
07 3138 1833

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