Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Featuring Use and Diversify

9:00 - 9:45


Use - Keynote

Countering Violent Extremism and Youth Radicalization in Cyberspace

Violent extremism is not associated with any particular religion, nationality, culture or ethnic group. Still, youth radicalization as a source of violence is becoming a major challenge for many societies today and is threatening the security and fundamental rights of citizens all over the world.

Information and communication technologies provide enhanced opportunities for access to information and the creation and sharing of knowledge, enriching exchanges as well as intercultural dialogue. At the same time, the Internet has been associated with rising challenges for young people, including through the emergence of gated communication social networks and virtual communities, which can lead to marginalization.

The Internet has progressively become a strategic tool for enhancing the visibility and influence of groups advocating for sectarianism and thriving as virtual communities, even if they also develop offline, on the margins of societies. In this respect, extremist groups use the Internet increasingly in order to promote hatred, extend outreach and recruitment efforts, particularly among young people and create on-line communities in which extremist views and behavior can be encouraged.

This presentation will depict the challenges faced by all stakeholders related to tackling violent extremism and youth radicalization on the Internet as well as the best practices in providing effective responses to these challenges.

Speaker: Dr Boyan Radoykov, Chief of Section - UNESCO


9:45 - 10:30


Use - Session 1

Exploring How IoT is Being Used... It's Already Here and Being Used Around You

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often described as a future state... by 2020 there will be up to 30 billion devices connected... by 2025 we will be able to realise up to $2.8 trillion dollars in value to the global economy, etc.

But IoT is already here and being deployed at scale for particular use cases.  The three most popular use cases is Smart Cities, Industrial IoT and Manufacturing.  This presentation will explore the most popular use cases and also look at potential setbacks that could slow both deployment and value, namely that 3 out of 4 project initiatives fail to meet expectations (Cisco survey, 2017) and constant cybersecurity concerns.

Speaker: Mr Lani Refiti, CEO - IoTSec Australia Inc, Director - PwC


10:30 - 11:00


Morning Break

Light refreshments and an opportunity to network with other delegates


11:00 - 11:45


Use - Session 2

Converging Technologies and Human Bionics: A Future Where No One Is 'Left Behind'

Exponential technology growth is expected this century, made possible by converging
technologies. The development of the inter-space and intergalactic internet, the expansion of
the Internet of Things, new algorithms for analysing big data, artificial intelligence and
robotics plus other developments have converged with the technology explosion.

To create global changes in healthcare, ignoring this trend is not an option, and moon-shot
thinking is called for to solve our major challenges in delivering health services.

With the Human Bionics Interface alliance working at the frontiers of this convergence of
digital technology, medicine is expanding the original successfully commercialised bionic
device, the bionic ear to address previously untreatable medical disorders.

Healthcare's highly complex needs bring the necessity for rich interconnectivity of science
and technologies to develop future successful bionics devices.

The 'star gates' to the future lie in understanding the brain, the one common element in all
bionics devices and there is an opportunity to be part of a bold new plan to use novel digital
constructs to 'crowd think' tailor-made bionic solutions for mankind.

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dimity Dornan AO, Founder and Exec. Director - Hear And Say


11:45 - 12:30


Use - Session 3

The Rocky Road from Idea to Launch: Experiences of an Entrepreneur

Joel has spent the last 3 years starting with an idea and finally launching Wayyd officially in July 2017. In this session, he would touch on the following 3 points, based on his personal experiences:

  • The Plan - the critical nature of having a robust plan for your IT project/business
  • The Journey - what to expect, and things you may come across without expecting them
  • The Goal - why making it rich cannot be your end-goal

Speaker: Mr Joel Scot, CEO - WAYYD


12:30 - 13:30


Lunch Break

Enjoy delicious food crafted by the chefs at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


13:30 - 14:15


Diversify - Keynote



Speaker: TBA


14:15 - 15:00


Diversify - Session 1

Where Are the Tech Girls? How Do We Get More Involved and Why It Matters.

Despite an outstanding track record of contributions to the field, there is no question that women remain underrepresented in the technology sector today. This underrepresentation is estimated to have a significant cost on the global economy - in the billions of dollars.

In this session we will discuss how we, as a sector, got to this point.  While it's important to understand history, the session will also highlight where we should focus our efforts to foster a better balance, and what every one of us can all do to help.

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Marta Indulska, Discipline Leader - UQBS


15:00 - 15:30


Afternoon Break

Light refreshments and an opportunity to network with other delegates


15:30 - 16:15


Diversify - Session 2

Discussion Panel: Jobs for the Future - Building Australia's Talent Pipeline


Ms Sue Isbel, Head of Department, eLearning - Kelvin Grove State College

Dr Therese Keane, Chair of ICT Educators Program - Australian Computer Society


Facilitator: Mr Ross Medina, State Manager QLD - Australian Computer Society


16:15 - 17:00


Diversify - Session 3

The Value of Digital Technologies Education and Upskilling Future Generations


Speaker: Mr Adam Jacobs, Managing Director - Junior Engineers Education


17:00 - 17:15


Apple Watch Prize Draw

Sponsored by Australian Computer Society.

You need to be present at the draw to claim the Apple Watch prize, if you are the winner.

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