REIMAGINATION 2018
1 November | MCEC, Melbourne
 

1 November 2018

MCEC, Melbourne

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9.00am
Welcome
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Andrew Johnson


CEO, ACS

Andrew has extensive senior management experience servicing both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors, including membership based professional associations. His career has seen him work in a diverse range of markets across the Asia Pacific region and includes developing accreditation and certification frameworks. In his time at the ACS he has delivered significant growth results in the workforce planning and development, SFIA and education markets, all while improving member engagement, particularly among professional partners. Mr Johnson holds a Master of Arts in Technology Policy and Management. He is an ACS Certified Professional and an accredited SFIA Consultant.

Yohan Ramasundara


President, ACS

Yohan is an experienced executive with a strong track record of successful achievement of business outcomes leading high-performing teams in public, private and not-for-profit sectors for over fifteen years. Yohan is an Australian Public Service (APS) employee from Canberra. In 2017 Yohan was in San Francisco Bay Area as the Innovation Manager International Operations for Austrade. Previously he was the Head of Governance at IP Australia and National Manager of Assurance Services at Ecowise Environmental, Australia’s largest provider of integrated environmental consulting services at the time. Yohan is the President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Secretary General of SEARCC – the Asia Pacific Forum for Information Communication Technology (ICT). Yohan is also an international Cricket umpire. A graduate of University of Canberra, with ICT, accounting and finance qualifications, he is also the recipient of the prestigious University of Canberra gold leadership award at the 2005 Blues & Leadership awards for his sporting achievements. He is currently authoring a children’s story book in his spare time.

9.05am
International Keynote
Technology & Empowerment

Lyndsey Scott


iOS mobile app software developer, model and actress

After graduating from Amherst College with dual majors in Theater and Computer Science, Lyndsey started acting and modeling in New York City and soon became the first African-American model to ever land an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein. Shows such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and The Victoria’s Secret Show soon followed; as did campaigns for clients such as DKNY, Baby Phat, Covergirl, and Sephora; and shoots for magazines such as W, Italian Vogue, and Glamour.

Lyndsey now splits her time between acting and freelance iOS Software Engineering. She currently builds apps for clients such as Susan G. Komen Foundation, AIDS Walk, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in her role as Lead iOS Engineer for Rallybound. She’s also ranked in the top 2% of question answerers on Stack Overflow; is a member of the RayWenderlich.com iOS tutorial team; and has done video tutorials for kids co-starring the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for Code.org. Lyndsey has been featured by CNN, The BBC, NPR, Good Morning America, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other news outlets for both her computer programming skills and her efforts to promote diversity in tech. She has recently been named one of the 100 Women of the Year for both UK Elle and AskMen.com and has received a "Lifetime of Inspiration" award from Harvard University's Women in Business organization.

10.00am
Panel
Innovation & Technology Investment: A Company Board’s Perspective
10.50am
Morning Tea
11.20am
Panel
Expediting Australia’s Digital Transformation
12.10pm
Panel
Building Capability to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
1.00pm
Lunch
1.50pm
Panel
Disrupting to Create Value in the Digital World
2.40pm
Panel
Emerging Tech & Transforming your Business Model
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea
4.00pm
International Keynote
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

Professor Andrew McAfee


Co-Founder and Co-Director, Initiative on the Digital Economy
Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, coauthored with Erik Brynjolfsson, has won several prestigious awards and has been both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller. His newest book with Brynjolfsson, Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, published June 2017, offers an executive’s guide to succeeding during this turbulent era.

Andrew has written for innumerable publications including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He has talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman and Fareed Zakaria, and in front of innumerable global and domestic audiences. He is also the host of the popular podcast, Minds and Machines with Andrew McAfee.

Andrew was educated at Harvard and MIT. He lives in Cambridge, watches too much Red Sox baseball, doesn't ride his motorcycle enough, and starts his weekends with the NYT Saturday crossword.

5.00pm
Summit Close
5.30pm
Pre-Gala Dinner Drinks & Canapés Reception
7.00pm
ACS Digital Disruptors Awards Gala Dinner