When we think about the way the world is changing, and the challenges we may face in the coming years, we need to look beyond the horizon.

 

Future Led is an event series created by Liquid to help us to unlock the possibilities for our future by challenging big ideas and their real-world impacts.

 

In 2024, Something Digital are proud to be joining forces with Liquid to deliver these events.

 

Over the course of the year we will deep dive into topics  like the evolution of democracy, the capitalism crisis and redesigning our healthcare system, bringing together people with different experiences and insights to amplify solutions for a better future.

EVENT 1 | MARCH 2024

The new era of healthcare: Personalised, technology-enabled and human-centric

The one-size-fits all approach in healthcare is over.

Our future system needs a personalised and connected approach to patient care – and a future that is focused on prevention and sustainability, doing away with bias, low value medicine and inequity. 

 

While there is a slow ongoing shift in healthcare policy towards more empathetic, inclusive, and collaborative approaches, achieving this level of care is currently prohibitive from financial, human and systemic perspectives. We simply do not have the resources to deliver this kind of holistic and personalised care without a significant shift in the way we design our healthcare system and services.  

 

The only feasible way forward is through embracing technology. Quantum medicine, robotics, AI-streamlined healthcare, synthetic biology, digital therapeutics, virtual and augmented reality, predictive data analytics, remote patient monitoring, CRISPR, brain-computer interfaces … all technologies that improve lives, that can be embedded into digital services and systems. 

 

Government leadership is crucial, but the digital and health sectors play an important role in collaborating to build solutions that can remove fragmentation to make quality care more equitable, proactive and patient focused. 

 

How can we work together to accelerate progress towards a connected, human-centred healthcare journey for everyone? 

Panellists.

Bionics Gamechangers Australia

Dr Dimity Dornan

Audeara

Dr. James Fielding

NIISQ

Vivienne Neilan

Liquid

Moderator: Fiona Armstrong

Queensland Health

John Tellam

Bionics Gamechangers Australia

Dr Dimity Dornan

Director

 

Dr Dimity Dornan AO is a social entrepreneur, bionics specialist, speech pathologist, and researcher.

 

In 1992 she established Hear and Say as a leading not-for-profit for deaf children learning to listen and speak, particularly with surgically implantable hearing technology like the bionic ear. She is currently sharing her knowledge for the benefit of stakeholders in the wider bionics industry. As Founder and Chair of Bionics Gamechangers Australia, Dr Dornan is aiming to bring outcomes similar to those legendary ones possible for many people who use the bionic ear to other new spin-off devices like bionic senses, mobility, brains, and organs.

 

Dimity is a former Queenslander of the Year, Queensland Great, Australian of the Year (Qld), and Senior Australian of the Year (Qld).

 

Currently she is also co-chairing the Industry and Innovation Forum of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Audeara

Dr. James Fielding

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

 

As a medical doctor with a passion for music, Dr James Fielding marries his two passions as CEO of Audeara.

 

Dr. Fielding studied business management and biomedical science at the University of Queensland (UQ) working in finance and PR in NYC before returning to Brisbane to commence his studies at UQ Medical School. He received a scholarship for the Medical Leadership Program, a combined Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership between the UQ Executive Business School and the UQ Medical School.

 

It was here that he met Dr Chris Jeffery and the two developed ideas that led to the founding of Field Orthopaedics, Robotics Engineering Research Laboratories, Yumm Confectionary and Audeara while working full time as junior doctors. James’ passion was an idea for a medical device that would make it easier for people to take hearing tests and in the process, they realised the benefit for people outside of the medical application and started developing Audeara: technology that uses your personal hearing profile to enhance your entertainment experience. Audeara was floated on the Australian Securities Exchange in May 2021.

 

Dr. Fielding stepped away from full-time clinical medicine in February 2016, after the birth of his first child to dedicate himself entirely to Audeara. James is an avid music fan and the drummer for band ‘The Dashounds’.

NIISQ

Vivienne Neilan

Director of Innovation

 

Vivienne Neilan is the Director of Innovation at NIISQ Agency. Vivienne brings her passion and drive to make a positive difference for people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. Vivienne has close to close to 20 years working in personal injury schemes, both in the public and private sectors and in regulation. She has extensive experience in personal injury claims management, policy and governance, and played a key role in progressing the Digital Innovation journey in the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) to progress some of the most complex challenges facing injured people when they are trying to claim compensation. She remains deeply connected to the Agency’s purpose of striving for amazing outcomes for NIISQ participants by building innovation capabilities and creating the right environment for innovation to thrive.

Liquid

Moderator: Fiona Armstrong

Head of Strategy

 

Fiona Armstrong is Liquid’s Head of Strategy and lead partner for Health and Government. She works with clients to help them create and realise new strategies and major reforms. Her speciality is human centred strategic design in complex areas and whole of government reform. She is currently working in the reform of mental health, aged care and environmental regulation.  Her 15+ years in senior executive Government positions leading major transformations has given her an in-depth understanding of how to navigate and create change in Government. Her work is recognised internationally including 3 Good Design Awards and 2 Prime Minister’s Awards for Innovation.

Queensland Health

John Tellam

ED Senior House Officer, Transformation Advisory

 

John is a doctor working as a Senior House Officer at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He currently works in a dual role between the Radiology department and the Transformation Advisory team. Prior to becoming a doctor he worked for several years at EY and Aginic as a management consultant and data analyst.

In his clinical practice he has worked across the breath of services in Gold Coast Health and is now pursuing a career in radiology. In his non-clinical role he utilises his previous experience in data analytics and management consulting combined with his experience as a doctor to provide clinical and technical guidance for improvement projects around the hospital.

Event at a Glance.

Date: Thursday March 21
Time: 7.30am to 9.00am (Networking and breakfast from 7.30, panel from 8am)
Where: Liquid, 1/324 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free


Tickets:

  • Limited spots are available
  • Secure your place by filling in the Expression of Interest form by Wednesday 6th March
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 8th March


Questions:
Drop us line or call 07 3666 0924

Expression of Interest.

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