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Innovation Culture: The South Australian Opportunity
Innovation Culture: The South Australian Opportunity

Wed, 23 Nov


Rob Roy Hotel

Innovation Culture: The South Australian Opportunity

Join the conversation with International Disruptor Professor Tom Hajdu and Associate Professor Nickolas Falkner, moderated by Adrian Tisato. Learn how creativity and innovation can change an industry and socially impact SA.

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Time & Location

23 Nov 2022, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax St, Adelaide

About the event

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by Web3 and advances in AI will see traditional industries disrupted and new industries emerge. Innovation will be key to South Australia remaining globally competitive and achieving its vision of being a “leading smart state”. 

Creativity and culture are essential keys to success. We must embrace our creativity, our differences, and our culture of innovation if we are to achieve our vision. Innovation is not just about technology, it is about people and how we work together. We need to attract and retain the best and brightest minds and create an environment that supports and encourages innovation.  In this way, we will continue to make South Australia a place where people want to live, work, and raise a family.   (this text was written by a foundational large language model in a matter of a few seconds)

Conversation Guest: Tom Hajdu 

Professor and Chair of Creative Technologies at the University of Adelaide, where he is the Director of the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media. Tom has over 30 years of experience in leadership, music, media, creativity, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In 1990, he co-founded Tomandandy, which he built into one of the largest music production companies in the world.

Conversation Guest: Associate Professor Nickolas Falkner

Falkner is the Director of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium at the University of Adelaide and a member of the Computer Science Education Research Group.

He is an award-winning teacher and conducts research into a number of areas: computer network design and development, network security, privacy preservation, blockchain technologies, the Internet of Things and educational research, with a focus on increasing student participation, retention, and enthusiasm. He works extensively in education beyond the traditional borders of the University and is heavily involved in the University’s AdX initiative, as well as the Computer Science Educational Research centre’s series of Digital Technologies MOOCs to support teachers across Australia.

Moderator:  Adrian Tisato

Tisato is a commercial lawyer, company director and Government board appointee. He has been practising law for more than 25 years. He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Adrian now exclusively acts as external general counsel to a select group of companies, industry associations and non-profit organisations in his legal practice (GT Legal), which he founded in 2011. His practice includes the provision of legal advice and legal representation to organisations that are dealing with the government. He specialises in innovation with a keen interest in the arts, technology and public policy, including how these three things intersect.

We want to ensure we maintain our reputation for facilitating opportunities to connect, converse and collaborate.

This event is by invitation only. The number of tickets is limited. To avoid disappointment, please book early. 

Moonshots Members, please call Marina Ritchie on 0474 138 848 for your Discount Code. 





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