Economic Outlook and Mega Trends
Why you should attend:
In an industry first collaboration, our next #RegTechOpen4Business program we've partnered with AUSTRADE to discuss their snapshot of Australia's trade and where this fits in the global context and Data61 will present on a series of megatrends that may impact you and your business.
As we all navigate these challenging times, what's the economic forecast looking like? What are the big trends that may impact global trade and investment landscape? These questions and more answered by the experts.
Susan Corbisiero, Manager Advanced Technology Centre of Excellence, AUSTRADE
Ash Brosnan, Manager, Economics and Analysis, AUSTRADE
AUSTRADE - A snapshot of Australia's Trade and Global implications
Susan Corbisiero and Ash Brosnan
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency.
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz and Dr Alexandra Bratanova
About Dr Alexandra Bratanova
Dr Alexandra Bratanova is a Research Scientist within CSIRO’s Data 61 Insight team. Alexandra holds a PhD in economics from the University of Queensland (2015) and tertiary qualifications in finance and economics from the Moscow City Government University of Management (2013).
Since joining CSIRO Alexandra has been working on the strategic foresight projects investigating future trends and scenarios for Australian labour market, future skills requirements for the construction industry, vocational education, transport, energy and water sectors. She recently led the Blockchain 2030 project for the Australian Computer Society looking at the future trends and scenarios of blockchain adoption by Australian industries.
In 2019 Alexandra co-led a study exploring blockchain potential in public sector for Victorian Government. Prior to joining CSIRO Alexandra worked as a researcher at the University of Queensland School of Economics (2011-2015) and a team leader at Moscow Audit Office (2008-2010).
About Dr Stefan Hajkowicz
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz holds expertise in the fields of strategic foresight, geography, economics and decision theory. Stefan has delivered over 100 research and advisory projects to government, industry and community clients in Australia and internationally, including topics such as the future of work, health, education, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, mining technology, sport, food security, digital infrastructure, intellectual property, retail and government service delivery.
Stefan has over 80 academic publications and his work has been cited over 3,000 times, with his book, Global Megatrends, being one of CSIRO Publishing’s best-selling books on strategic foresight and future trends. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Strategic Foresight Community and the OECD’s Government Foresight Community. Today, Stefan is one of Australia’s most heavily sought-after speakers, advisers and researchers on strategic foresight.
About Ash Brosnan
Ashley leads the Economics & Analysis team at Austrade based in Sydney. He is a specialist in economic development and trade, and has prior to working at Austrade worked with NSW Treasury in leading their US, UK and UAE teams. He has also managed economic development projects in Bhutan, Tuvalu, Palau, and Timor-Leste.
In 2019 he worked on a specialist task force in developing the Sydney Technology and Innovation Precinct. He has delivered a number of international policies programs, including coordinating community consultation and advice on the proposed UK and EU Free Trade Agreements, and provided submissions to a Parliamentary inquiry into SMEs access to the benefits of free trade agreements, and Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom.
Ashley was previously an academic at Faulty of Economics and Finance at the Queensland University of Technology and received the Prime Minister's Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Award.
About Susan Corbisiero
Experienced professional with a demonstrated history in international trade and investment attraction, coupled with a passion for helping Australian digital technology companies go global. Susan is an Advisory Board member of the IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee and is also a fellow of Blockchain Australia in recognition of a demonstrated record of achievement in promoting the responsible adoption of blockchain technology by industry and government to drive innovation across the Australian economy.
Susan is results driven with a strong private sector background across business development, program management and operations/manufacturing across global supply chains, coupled with diverse leadership roles in the public sector in Indigenous Affairs and in sustainability in academia. She excels at getting the best out of diverse global teams, as demonstrated in the North America, China and Australia.
About Deborah Young
Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association. Deborah has more than 20 years experience in financial services advocacy and engagement across technology, venture capital, private equity, financial markets, insurance and superannuation. She is passionate about building a community that accelerates deployment of technology that drives productivity and superior consumer outcomes. Deborah is a member of the Federal Government’s FinTech Advisory Committee and in 2019 was awarded an AFR 100 Women of Influence Award for Innovation.
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