Welcome to Something Digital.
When: Tue 20 Oct, 9am to 10.30am
Where: The Capital + Streamed Online
Stream: Digital Humanity
Block Moderator: Marek Kowalkiewicz, Founding Director, QUT Centre for Digital Economy 

Opening >> Welcome to Something Digital 2020.

2020 will forever go down in history as ’that year’. The year when the world as we knew it came tumbling down. When we dealt with bushfires, pandemics, political instability and ongoing uncertainty but rose through it with a renewed sense of what it means to be human and what it means to be together.

In adversity lies opportunity. Opportunities to do things that we might have not necessarily done in a ’normal’ world. To take risks. To grow in ways we never thought possible.

2020 is giving us the freedom to be rebels in a BRAVE new world.

Lisa Renneisen,
Co-Founder, Something Digital
Marek Kowalkiewicz, Founding Director, QUT Centre for Digital Economy 

Acknowledgement of country by Waveney Yasso

Presentation >> Seizing 2021. The big shifts facing the business of digital innovation. 

As organisations leap, hobble or run towards 2021, one thing which is constant is the uncertainty that accompanies every aspect of business. From customer behaviour to the strength of our economy, policy updates and workforce changes, making plans is tough when the ground is constantly shifting.
  • How can we turn uncertainty into strength and shore up our advantage for 2021?
  • What are the key elements we need to have in place to take the next big step?
  • What are the big shifts coming our way, and how can we best place our organisations to sail through them?
Sarah Pearson, Deputy Director General of Innovation, Advance Queensland

Conversation >> Managing digital transformation.

At the height of Covid, most of us experienced the benefits of rapid digital transformation; where two years of innovation were compressed in two months.

Whether it was helping your grandmother hop onto zoom, quickly releasing a product that was in beta testing or slacking off around documentation, we are now faced with potential challenges. 
  • Are our values, mindset and abilities still aligned to stakeholder needs or is there an incongruence between business and technology?
  • Was trust eroded or strengthened during the crisis?
  • What does our tech debt look like?
  • Have we properly harnessed the lessons learnt to maintain this pace?
Jason Titman, Advisory Board Member, Neto E-Commerce Solutions
Michael Gillespie, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Domino's
Wendie Lee, Chief Information Officer, Morgans Financial