Program

The conference program will offer delegates:

  • professional development and networking
  • the opportunity to explore the latest industry issues and topics in a series of plenary and concurrent presentations
  • connect with industry suppliers and resources within the exhibition hall throughout the conference program.

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Speakers

Tim Dunlop
Tim Dunlop

Tim Dunlop is a best-selling author, an in-demand public speaker, and a regular contributor to The Guardian Australia and other magazines and newspapers. He speaks and writes on matters to do with media, politics, and technology and the future of work. He is also a subject coordinator at the postgraduate Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Tim has a background in business and a PhD in Communications/Political Philosophy. Tim will be presenting The Future is Workless injecting a fresh, future-focused perspective into the Conference program.

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz

Stefan is a senior principal scientist at CSIRO working in the field of strategic foresight and director of the Data61 Insight Team. Stefan leads the Data61 Insight Team which is a group of researchers and consultants helping organizations navigate digital disruption. Stefan is a world leading scholar in the field of decision theory and has published seminal works on the use multi-objective decision support. Stefan is widely published in the international research literature and his most recent book titled “Global Megatrends” is available through CSIRO Publishing.

Stefan will be presenting in our Fit for the Future session on The Future of Work.

Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson is a once-in-a-generation Australian cricketer; a devastating left-arm fast bowler who became a household name following his epic performance in the 2013-14 Ashes series and the subsequent Test series against South Africa. But, behind the cult image and fearsome pace bowling is an unforgettable story of and persistence and strength.

In 2011, when faced with a lengthy rehabilitation following toe surgery, Mitchell even questioned whether he had the ability or desire to return to international cricket. With the support of family and help from his old mentor and a war hero, he took his fitness to a whole new level and channelled his strength and renewed confidence back into his bowling.

Barely three years later he was the most feared fast bowler, claiming the 2014 Allan Border Medal. Mitchell’s closing keynote presentation will deliver an inspiring message of resilience, perseverance, and strength, and will inform delegates how they can be mentally and physically fit for your future.

Session sponsored by Gallagher Bassett - Guide Guard Go Beyond

Blythe Rowe
Blythe Rowe

Blythe is a People and Culture Expert, and founder of training organisation Human Incite. Blythe is widely recognised for her passion, energy and her ability to shake things up. Blythe is brilliant at revving up productivity and performance in individuals and organisations and has expertise in people leadership and neuroleadership. Bylthe is the author of the book Bullies, Blamers and Bludgers and she is on a mission to rid our workplaces of toxic behaviours, build meaningful relationships and create workplaces worth belonging to.

Blythe will be presenting on building a culture of safety, whether physical or psychological and how safety is everyone's business.

Dr Stephen Duckett
Dr Stephen Duckett

Dr Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at the Melbourne-based think tank, Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals, to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Stephen will be presenting on Health and the Economy.

Mike Morris
Mike Morris

Mike Morris’ most recent position as the WHS Cluster Manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) saw his passion for creating a “Great Games Safe Games” culture by delivering tailored and flexible solutions for a games environment. Mike has worked in health, safety and risk management for over 18 years in both government and private sectors. During this time he has acquired a wide range of technical and management skills. Through Mike’s time with the Games he has built strong relationships with key stakeholders including Commonwealth and State Government regulators. Mike believes that culture cannot be simply bought through off the shelf programmes or by over compliance frameworks but understanding the needs of a business where “rubber hits the road”. Mike will be delivering a presentation on Safety Culture.

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