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(from left) Panelists Duncan Ivison, Annie Parker, Anne Moore, Paul Shetler and moderator Kate Carruthers.

Talking Eds, Episode 9: Special presentation on the future of innovation in Australia

Firstly some housekeeping: we missed last week’s episode of Talking Eds because two-thirds of the team was on annual leave but we are back this week with a special presentation.

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce today curated a fascinating roundtable discussion on the future of innovation in Australia, with specific reference to the role the education sectors, in particular universities, are playing in this brave new world.

On the panel was technologist and entrepreneur Paul Shetler, who is currently the CEO of Digital Transformation Office. Also on stage was social scientist Anne Moore, founder and CEO of PlanDo; and former telco whizz and now the founder of startup accelerator muru-D Annie Parker. The fourth and final panellist was University of Sydney deputy vice chancellor (research) professor Duncan Ivison.

The voice asking all the questions and moderating the discussion is that of Kate Carruthers and she is the chief data officer at the University of New South Wales.

During this conversation, the panel will answer the question ‘what is innovation?’, talk about what the most important degrees will be in the future, how to prepare grads for the world of work and business, and whether we need to put the A in STEM to create STEAM (the A stands for Arts). It’s a lively and interesting discussion with more than a few laughs to with the insights.

The first person you are going to hear is that of moderator Kate Carruthers. Paul Shetler is the man with the American accent while Duncan Ivison has a subtler Canadian twang. Annie Parker is English and Anne Moore is Australian.

The recording has picked up some incidental tinkling of plates and glasses and some background chatter that I hope you can forgive.

Now, please enjoy this special Tech Eds presentation on the Future of Australian Innovation:

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