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 2 | May 2024

Exploring our best working future: Critical skills to thrive in an AI-driven world

How to harness the power of disruptiona to build the workforce of the future.

 

In a world fuelled by technology, we often find ourselves caught between the threats and opportunities of its disruption – a threat that becomes very personal when it challenges our notions of work and our ability to earn a living.

 

Maximising the opportunities created by this disruption, to ensure that all Australians can participate and benefit from a future-looking workforce, will require a deliberate and concerted approach from both industry and government.

 

Why are individuals, businesses and institutions struggling to build the capabilities needed to thrive in an AI-driven world? What do we need to foster a culture of continuous learning? And how can humans rise to the tech-challenge before us?

 

This Future-Led conversation will examine the skills and knowledge needed to support our economy and society, to create our best possible future and ensure that no one is left behind.

 

During this power hour we will cover:

 

  • What ‘upskilling’ means in an era of accelerate change
  • The importance of fostering a culture of continuous learning and individual empowerment
  • Dispelling the myth that AI is stealing all our jobs
  • How to build human skills which will be critical in leveraging a tech-powered future
  • How organisations are transforming potential threats into opportunities for growth, efficiency, and profit

Panellists.

The University of Queensland

Katie Williams

Gadens

Lara Cresser

Cryptoloc Group

Melissa Crossman

Liquid

Ray O’Sullivan

BOP Industries

Moderator: Scott Millar

The University of Queensland

Katie Williams

Senior Lecturer, Business Information Systems

With decades of experience in information systems, technology, governance, risk, and advisory professional services, Katie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, a Non-Executive Director, and Chair/Independent Member of several audit and risk committees in the public and human services sectors. She has a Ph.D. in management information systems, obtained from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.

Katie currently teaches into UQ’s MBA program (IT for Business Value) and has deep experience in online course design, specifically focusing on Business and Data Analytics. Katie also facilitates bespoke Executive Education (UQ) courses focusing on how data impacts executive decision-making, and AI Governance. Her research interests include data governance, AI maturity, and continuous auditing.

Gadens

Lara Cresser

Director

 

With degrees in law, media communications, and a masters of intellectual property, Lara has highly specialised expertise in online intermediary advice, defamation, competition and consumer law, intellectual property infringement, advertising and elections.

She regularly represents and advises multi-national companies and government organisations on compliance with Australian law in these areas, with a focus on advising some of the world’s leading technology and social media companies on cutting edge issues. Lara also has extensive experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution, frequently acting on highly technical applications in large, complex and multiparty commercial matters.

Lara advises on a range of commercial matters including:

  • large, complex and multiparty commercial litigation; development, protection, management and enforcement of intellectual property rights;
  • breach of confidence; competition and consumer law compliance;
  • misleading and deceptive conduct and copyright infringement;
  • claims of trade mark;
  • media rights including defamation.

 

Cryptoloc Group

Melissa Crossman

Advisor

 

With a robust foundation in data science, engineering and IT, Melissa has been a pioneering figure in the privacy and data security sector. As the former leader of Cryptoloc, Melissa positioned the company as a global frontrunner in privacy protection, partnering with some of world’s largest businesses.

Prior to her impactful tenure at Cryptoloc, Melissa established the data capability for Wesfarmers’ resources division, showcasing foresight and innovation in data management well before it became a focal point in the industry.

Liquid

Ray O’Sullivan

Partner, Growth

 
Ray works closely with and embeds himself in businesses to translate challenges and opportunities across strategy, design and technology, with a focus on scaling capability and revenue. An innovation leader and venture builder, his sweet spot is understanding how to connect disruptive innovation and growth, integrating teams, driving new positions and creating better customer experiences.

Ray is passionate about the creative and brave use of emerging technology and connects this with an innate understanding of customer and business behaviour in our digitally enabled, ever-evolving world.

BOP Industries

Moderator: Scott Millar

CEO

 

Scott Millar is a business leader, keynote speaker, and generational consultant on a mission to help organisations navigate the ever changing future of work. Launching his business in early high school, Scott has spent the past 10 years working with young professionals and business leaders around the world to explore how technology and innovation are changing the way we live, work, and learn.

As one of Australia’s top 30 business leaders under 30 years of age, Queensland’s Young Small Business Leader, APAC’s Inspiring Youth Leader, two-time TEDx Speaker, and LGBT advocate, Scott is passionate about inspiring others to seize opportunities in their digital world.

A passionate advocate for Generation Z, Scott brings a wealth of expertise on navigating the dynamics of multi-generational workplaces. His globally recognized approach blends research with real-world examples, earning him a reputation as a leading generational consultant. Scott’s work focuses on helping organisations foster impactful intergenerational collaborations, empowering teams to thrive in today’s innovation economy.

Event at a Glance.

Date: Thursday May 23
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 booking a spot by Wednesday 16th March

Questions: Drop us line or call 07 3666 0924

Book your Spot.

Event at a Glance.

Date: Thursday May 23
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:

  • This event has reached capacity – however – we are doing our best to free up more spaces. Add your name to the list below and we will let you know if a place becomes available.

Questions: Drop us line or call 07 3666 0924

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