Wednesday 26 July - Day One

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Dayle Stevens OAM
Executive - Data & AI
Telstra

 

THE FUTURE IS GENERATIVE AI
09:00
Unlocking the secrets of generative AI to make the most of this generational technological change
  • Unleashing the power of generative AI and defining how it is transforming the modern workplace
  • Training and unlocking the full potential of generative AI algorithms to fulfill your business needs
  • Exploring different AI models and their applications, from computer vision to natural language processing

Dr Michael Kollo
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Evolved Reasoning

09:30
Breaking out of the gen AI experimentation trap
  • Insights from McKinsey’s latest research on the scale and pace of gen AI impact
  • What has changed with gen AI – and what hasn’t
  • Why experimentation, poorly done, can slow your path to value
  • Recognising an ‘experimentation trap’, and how to break out of it

Solly Brown
Partner
QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey

09:50
Staying ahead of the competition & avoiding the risk of being left behind
  • Exploring the very real dangers of being left behind in the generative AI 'goldrush'
  • Monitoring and assessing the latest developments and trends in generative AI
  • Outlining best practice strategies for staying informed and connecting with the right field of experts

Stela Solar
Director – National Artificial Intelligence Centre
CSIRO

10:20
Morning Tea and Networking

SUCCESSFULLY ADOPTING GENERATIVE AI IN YOUR BUSINESS
11:00
Embracing AI to stay competitive, increase efficiency & boost productivity
  • Embracing the fast-paced nature of AI generation to remain competitive, efficient, and customer-focused
  • Creating leading-edge products, services, and experiences using generative AI to set yourself apart in the market
  • Boosting efficiency and productivity by automating processes and to make data-driven decisions quickly and accurately

Dr Benjamin Coorey
Founder & CEO
Archistar.ai

11:30
Identifying Generative AI adoption opportunities and the path to production.
  • Understanding generative AI and the domains in which it can be applied
  • A review of Generative AI use cases as practical examples of what is possible in 8 industry verticals
  • Understanding the generative AI journey

Dr Nathan Faggian PhD
Head of Cloud AI Services (JAPAC)
Google

12:00
Lunch and networking

13:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Supercharging your business operations through the power of generative AI

While generative AI has the potential to bring significant benefits to businesses, many challenges must be addressed, including the need to realistically assess its potential, establish systems to measure its success and ensure that it is being used ethically and responsibly.

Explore these issues and discuss the current state and future prospects of using generative AI to improve operations.

  • What should be considered when assessing the potential for AI?
  • What key operational considerations must we examine before jumping into generative AI?
  • How can AI be used to improve operations and streamline processes?
  • How can you solve challenges from implementing these systems?

Moderator:

Arafat Tehsin
Senior Manager
EY (Microsoft MVP for Artificial Intelligence)

Panellists:

Kate Brodie
Senior Director – Digital AI (Tribe Lead)
Optus

Benni Weller
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bramp

Rita Arrigo
Ecosystem Engagement Manager
CSIRO's Data61

Anycie Barakat
Head of Generative Design
Archistar.ai

13:50
Upskilling and reskilling for the age of generative AI – changing the game for the future of business
  • Building a future-proof workforce by upskilling and reskilling employees for generative AI
  • Enhancing productivity through AI-assisted thinking and working
  • Unlocking new opportunities by leveraging the power of generative AI

Dr Sandra Peter
Director – Sydney Business Insights
University of Sydney

14:20
Afternoon Tea and Networking

ENHANCING BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
15:00
The future role of AI in contracts
  • How AI is changing Business Contracting
  • Key Risks of AI drafting documents
  • Key Benefits of predictive contracting

Beverley Honig
Chief Executive Officer
Honeylight Enterprises

15:30
Successfully adopting embodied AI to revolutionise your business
  • Understanding how businesses can integrate robotics and AI technologies to drive innovation, streamline operations, and reduce costs
  • Unlocking the potential of embodied AI to revolutionise business through increased efficiency and personalised customer experiences
  • Discussing case studies and success stories of companies that have successfully adopted embodied AI
  • Gaining practical insights on overcoming adoption challenges

Cori Stewart
Founder and CEO
ARM Hub

16:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Navigating the impact of generative AI right now while preparing to adapt to the future
  • How will generative AI impact an organisation's operations and strategy, and what challenges will be encountered in its adoption and implementation?
  • How has generative AI enabled you to enhance customer experiences and engagement, and what is its potential for future innovation in this area?
  • Has generative AI impacted the workforce yet, and what strategies have you used to upskill and reskill employees to work alongside these technologies?
  • How has generative AI impacted your industry, and what opportunities and threats do you see emerging as this technology evolves and disrupts traditional business models?

Moderator:

Beverley Honig
Chief Executive Officer
Honeylight Enterprises

Panellists:

Angela Stengel
Head – Innovation Lab
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Geoff Pidcock
Data and Analytics Lead
Atlassian

Howard Silby
Chief Innovation Officer
National Australia Bank

Julian Delany
Chief Technology Officer
News Corp Australia

Dan Chesterman
Group Executive Technology and Data, Chief Information Officer
ASX

Amanda Winchester
Expert Associate Partner
QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
Networking Drinks
18:30
Event Dinner

VenueAlpha restaurant | 238 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000