Panel: Examining the future of work around digital, technology and innovation.

Emerging tech is the future of business. It is also the biggest disruptor on our work, our workplaces and our workforce.

Organisations that are able to sync the benefits of innovation with the wellbeing of their teams will see the biggest gains in productivity, ROI and efficiency. In today’s shifting landscape what are some of the tips and insights we can leverage to collectively build capabilities and strengthen our digital ecosystem.

>> How do we close the skills gap between what our teams have today and what we think, we might, potentially need tomorrow?
>> How do we re-design work & jobs, to satisfy both automated and human-led tasks?
>> In an era when digital skills are essential across various teams how can we collaborate and create cross-functional entities?



Luke Abercrombie, Head of Technology – QLD, Transurban

Luke commenced with Transurban in October 2018 in a newly created role as Head of Technology, Queensland.  He is responsible for technology across corporate solutions, Traffic Control Centres, Intelligent Traffic Systems in the tunnels and roads and for driving technology lead innovation.

Prior to joining Transurban, he held a number of technology focussed leadership roles across media and publishing, electricity and financial services.  He has led business transformations applying data and innovative technology for efficiency and commercial opportunity.

Moderated by: Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz, Chair in Digital Economy , QUT

With a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems, Marek has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background.

His role of Senior Director, Products and Innovation with SAP, Silicon Valley saw him successfully lead teams of researchers and developers in many innovative projects. He drove the set up of a brand new SAP Research centre in Singapore and SAP’s newest, flagship series of developer events, d-kom.

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