POSTPONED Team Australia with CSIRO

POSTPONED Team Australia with CSIRO
Today more than ever, science and technology are vital to drive Australia’s recovery and build future resilience. Dr Larry Marshall, will outline the visions and successes of the Team Australia missions, and where large investments and partnerships between business and science are working together to create security, productivity and profitability. pastevent
Industry Luncheon

Team Australia – Investing in strategic global advantages.

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About the Event

As vaccination rates increase and Australia’s emergence from the pandemic approaches, now is the time for businesses to position themselves to build back stronger in a post-COVID world. 

CSIRO is investing in a technology-led recovery with a program of missions, led by broad coalitions in research, government and industry, to secure Australia’s future wealth, prosperity, and international competitiveness. Join us to hear from Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of CSIRO, alongside industry leaders in technology and finance to identify global trends in investment to prepare for super-charged growth in the year ahead. 

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive, CSIRO
  Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen
Head of Sustainability, Client Coverage, Corporate & Institutional Banking, NAB
  Tom Daemen 
General Counsel, Microsoft ANZ | Asia Regional Director - Commercial & Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
  Professor Duncan Ivison 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor of Political PhilosophyThe University of Sydney 

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Event Details

Date Wednesday 18 August 2021
Time 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM 
Location Sydney CBD


  Member   Non-Member
Individual (1) $169  $219
Table (10) $1,690  $2,190

Speaker Biographies

Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO

Dr Larry Marshall is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. Its collaborative research turns science into solutions to address Australia’s greatest challenges, including food security and quality; clean energy and resources; health and wellbeing; resilient and valuable environments; innovative industries; and a secure Australia and region.

CSIRO has played a pivotal role in Australia’s response to recent challenges including prolonged drought, catastrophic bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisation’s 70+ years of experience in bushfires has informed the Government’s response to extreme fire events; it has accelerated Australia’s response to COVID-19 with vaccine development and research intro virus strains and detection; and it has helped to manage the public health response with data analytics and the establishment of sovereign supply of face masks.

Larry was appointed Chief Executive of CSIRO in 2015 for a five-year period and was re-appointed in 2020 for another three years. Under his leadership, CSIRO has delivered the highest industry revenue ever, a 70 per cent increase in CSIRO’s customer base, the largest increase in diversity, a more than ten-fold increase in CSIRO's equity portfolio, and the largest increase in appropriation.
Over those first five years CSIRO evolved to be one of the top three iconic Australian brands measured, with high collaboration rates with universities and industry. Over the next three years, Larry’s intention is to use science and technology to help drive Australia’s economic recovery and resilience to future challenges.

Larry is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with a wealth of experience in creating new value and impact with science. He has a PhD in Physics and became a global leader in laser research, for which he was honoured as a Federation Fellow and later as an ATSE (Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering) Fellow.
He has been CEO/MD and founder of six companies in biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductors, and venture capital. He has 100 publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents, and has served on 20 boards of high-tech companies operating in the US, Australia and China. Larry is a Male Champion of Change committed to tackling gender equality. He is a passionate supporter of Australian innovation, and the power of science and technology to drive the future prosperity and sustainability of Australia.

Leanne Bloch-Jorgensen, Head of Sustainability, Client Coverage, Corporate & Institutional Banking, NAB

Leanne has more than 25 years in the banking and finance sector, having held a variety of roles within debt capital markets, securitisation, infrastructure and real estate finance in both major domestic and boutique investment banks.
Leanne’s current role is focussed on building customer strength, success and resilience through insight into some of the big trends and issues on the horizon. A key focus is ESG, sustainability and the creation of shared value.

Tom Daemen, General Counsel, Microsoft ANZ | Asia Regional Director - Commercial & Regulatory AffairsMicrosoft 

Tom Daemen is a Director in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs group. He currently leads the legal and government affairs teams in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Singapore-based team covering legal issues across Asia. He previously held numerous other positions with Microsoft around the world. For example, he worked in Brussels and helped the company navigate the European Union’s legal and political maze, and led the global legal team responsible for Skype and Office. He is a frequent speaker on a range of digital issues, including privacy, security and artificial intelligence. With legal degrees from Europe and the United States, Mr. Daemen is a Solicitor in Australia and England, and a U.S. qualified lawyer.

Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor of Political PhilosophyThe University of Sydney 

Professor Ivison is Professor of Political Philosophy and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2010-15).  He completed his BA at McGill University in Montreal, where he grew up, and his MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently Chair of the Go8 DVCR committee and a board member of the United States Studies Centre, the NSW Institute of Public Policy, a member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council, the Gradient Institute Advisory Council and Council member of the Australian Academy of Humanities. 

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18/08/2021 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM


Wednesday, 18 August 2021

11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
18/08/2021 11:45 AM

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