AI: innovation in action

AI: innovation in action

Jul 27
The opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being leveraged to improve lives and productivity across the globe. Turning innovation into measurable gains and understanding the implications that follow must now be a focus for Australia's deployment of AI.
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Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women's Economic Security
Belinda Dennett, Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Australia
James Mabbott, National Leader, KPMG Futures

Event Overview

AI has informed and assisted responses to COVID-19, bushfires, and health care services - it has the potential to increase productivity by 30% by 2035.

To successfully develop and employ AI further and more broadly we must understand if we have an AI ready culture in Australia, how well we are building domestic AI capability, address security concerns and build public trust.

Governments and the private sector have made substantial investments to drive the digital economy. The Commonwealth's An AI Action Plan for all Australians provides a framework to maximise the advantages AI will provide while organisations across sectors seek to implement new technologies and ways of working.

Join CEDA to hear expert analysis, discuss our current and future capability and hear stories from those leading the charge towards Australia's AI future.

Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 11.30am
WA: 10.00am

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.


Meet the keynote speaker

Senator the Hon Jane Hume
Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women's Economic Security

Senator the Hon Jane Hume was first appointed to the Australian Federal Ministry in 2019, with responsibility for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology. Her responsibilities were expanded in 2020 to encompass the broader digital economy, and again in 2021 when she became the first Minister for Women’s Economic Security. Minister Hume is passionate about her portfolios- from improving Australia’s superannuation system, ensuring it is transparent, efficient and fit-for-purpose; to facilitating Australia’s ambition to be a world leading digital economy and society by 2030; to ensuring the best possible economic outcomes for women, there is much work to do.

Meet the speaker

Belinda Dennett
Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Australia

Belinda has worked for Microsoft Australia’s Corporate Affairs team since 2012 working across the intersection of technology policy, geopolitics and society. She leads Microsoft’s AI policy work in Australia and sits on the DISER Expert Working Group on AI. Prior to working with Microsoft she spent five years working as a senior policy advisor to the Federal Government in the communications, technology and digital economy portfolio. Before working in government, Belinda held a range or corporate and public affairs roles in commercial and not for profit organisations. Belinda has formal qualifications in law and business.

Meet the facilitator

James Mabbott
National Leader, KPMG Futures

James is the Partner in Charge for KPMG Futures, a forward looking research and experimentation think tank within KPMG.  The focus of KPMG Futures is on signals of change, sources of disruption and innovation opportunities for the firm and its clients. A key outcome of this work is to drive profitable business growth with the aim of creating maximum value for key stakeholders.

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