Agenda

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This agenda includes current confirmed speakers and will be updated with new speakers as they are added to the program.

 

14:30 - 15:00

Opening and Virtual Welcome

 Jillian Segal AO, Chair, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW)

 His Excellency Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel

 The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia

15:00 - 16:00

Plenary Panel Discussion - The transformation we need to have – building the industries and jobs of the future

 Andrew Liveris AO, Former CEO and Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company, Adviser to Australian & US Governments, Adviser/ Director Worley; Minderoo Foundation, IBM, BlackRock

 Dr. Megan Clark AC, Chair, Australian Space Agency; Advisory Board and Director CSL, Rio Tinto

 Steven Worrall, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia

 Avi Hasson, CEO, Start-Up Nation Central; Former Chief Scientist of Israel and Chairman Israel Innovation Authority; Partner Emerge VC, Board Member SpaceIL, Sheba Hospital

 Jonathan Medved, Founder and CEO, OurCrowd

 Dror Bin, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority

 Andrew Price, Managing Partner NSW, EY, Moderator

16:00 - 17:00

Concurrent Panel Session A

Hall 1 - Smart workplaces and infrastructure for growth

Digitally resilient and connected workplaces will be the key to unlocking productivity growth, both individually and at an organisational level. Intelligent infrastructure and smart, sustainable workplace environments will underpin both how an organisation attracts and retains talent as well as well as ensures its long-term sustainability. This panel discussion will unpack how stronger digital backbones across both workplaces and the wider built environment will shape the future in Australia and internationally.

 Sheridan Ware, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Charter Hall

 Peter Menegazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Investa Property Group

 Rafi Rich, CEO and Co-founder of SUiTS, Smarter Urban IT & Strategies

 Dr. Tomer Simon, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Israel R&D

 Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Optus Enterprise, Moderator

Hall 2 - Our next transformative decade – AI & the impact on the industry

More than one third of organisations worldwide have already incorporated AI into processes and services. The opportunities for transforming industries, while augmenting human ability is profound. Australian and Israeli leaders and global experts will discuss the most significant shifts underway that will impact in the decade ahead.

 Dr. Oliver Salvado, Head of Imaging & Computer Vision; Lead AI Missions, Data 61, CSIRO

 Dr. Sue Keay, Chief Executive Officer Queensland AI Hub and Chair of Robotics Australia

 Dr. Orna Berry, Head of National Program for Quantum Science and Technology and Committee for AI, Israel; former Chief Scientist of Israel

 Sagi Davidovich, Co-Founder & CEO, SparkBeyond

 Lee Hickin, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia, Moderator

17:00 - 18:00

Concurrent Panel Session B

Hall 1 - Innovation in sustainability and the circular economy

Central to the future success of the circular economy is innovation: applying frontier technologies, new financing models, reshaped product life-cycles, and sharing platforms across sectors to make way for more sustainable consumption. Israeli and Australian thought leaders will explore new solutions needed to transition towards a circular economy and the high-growth entrepreneurship required for success.

 Naomi Flutter, Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Wesfarmers

 Simon Roy, Vice President & Managing Director, Amcor Australia & New Zealand

 Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and Co-Founder, TIPA® Compostable Packaging

 Yair Engel, CEO, Kayama Centre for Sustainable Design

 Tammy Medard, Managing Director Institutional Australia & PNG, ANZ, Moderator

Hall 2 - Creating industries of the future - building world-class innovation precincts

Australia is focusing increasingly on the development of key innovation precincts to support strong R&D commercialisation; attract globally significant firms; create new businesses and jobs whilst attracting investment and supporting significant macro-economic benefit. This session will consider instructive lessons from the Israeli experience in building globally-renowned innovation centres of excellence.

 Elizabeth Mildwater, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sydney Commission

 David Thodey AO, Chair, CSIRO, Tech Central Industry Advisory  Group, Tyro Payments

 Alexander Danne, Partner, Energy + Infrastructure, Gilbert + Tobin

 Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Centre

 Roni Zehavi, Co-founder and CEO of CyberSpark; Co-founder and former Global President, Global EPIC

 Deena Shiff, Chair, Australian Broadband Advisory Council; Director, Infrastructure Australia; Non-Executive Director, Appen; Pro Medicus, Moderator

18:00

Formal Close

16:00 - 17:00

Smart workplaces and infrastructure for growth

Digitally resilient and connected workplaces will be the key to unlocking productivity growth, both individually and at an organisational level. Intelligent infrastructure and smart, sustainable workplace environments will underpin both how an organisation attracts and retains talent as well as well as ensures its long-term sustainability. This panel discussion will unpack how stronger digital backbones across both workplaces and the wider built environment will shape the future in Australia and internationally.

 Sheridan Ware, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Charter Hall

 Peter Menegazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Investa Property Group

 Rafi Rich, CEO and Co-founder of SUiTS, Smarter Urban IT & Strategies

 Dr. Tomer Simon, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Israel R&D

 Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Optus Enterprise, Moderator

17:00 - 18:00

Innovation in sustainability and the circular economy

Central to the future success of the circular economy is innovation: applying frontier technologies, new financing models, reshaped product life-cycles, and sharing platforms across sectors to make way for more sustainable

consumption. Israeli and Australian thought leaders will explore new solutions needed to transition towards a circular economy and the high-growth entrepreneurship required for success.

 Naomi Flutter, Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Wesfarmers

 Simon Roy, Vice President & Managing Director, Amcor Australia & New Zealand

 Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and Co-Founder, TIPA® Compostable Packaging

 Yair Engel, CEO, Kayama Centre for Sustainable Design

 Tammy Medard, Managing Director Institutional Australia & PNG, ANZ, Moderator

16:00 - 17:00

Our next transformative decade – AI & the impact on industry

More than one third of organisations worldwide have already incorporated AI into processes and services. The opportunities for transforming industries, while augmenting human ability is profound. Australian and Israeli leaders and global experts will discuss the most significant shifts underway that will impact in the decade ahead.

 Dr. Oliver Salvado, Head of Imaging & Computer Vision; Lead AI Missions, Data 61, CSIRO

 Dr. Sue Keay, Chief Executive Officer Queensland AI Hub and Chair of Robotics Australia

 Dr. Orna Berry, Head of National Program for Quantum Science and Technology and Committee for AI, Israel; former Chief Scientist of Israel

 Sagi Davidovich, Co-Founder & CEO, SparkBeyond

 Lee Hickin, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Australia, Moderator

17:00 - 18:00

Creating industries of the future - building world-class innovation precincts

Australia is focusing increasingly on the development of key innovation precincts to support strong R&D commercialisation; attract globally significant firms; create new businesses and jobs whilst attracting investment and supporting significant macro-economic benefit. This session will consider instructive lessons from the Israeli experience in building globally-renowned innovation centres of excellence.

 Elizabeth Mildwater, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sydney Commission

 David Thodey AO, Chair, CSIRO, Tech Central Industry Advisory  Group, Tyro Payments

 Alexander Danne, Partner, Energy + Infrastructure, Gilbert + Tobin

 Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Centre

 Roni Zehavi, Co-founder and CEO of CyberSpark; Co-founder and former Global President, Global EPIC

 Deena Shiff, Chair, Australian Broadband Advisory Council; Director, Infrastructure Australia; Non-Executive Director, Appen; Pro Medicus, Moderator