Opening welcome and Plenary Session 1 – New Thinking for a New Era – the role of social impact investment
Jillian Segal AO
14:30 - 15:17
Plenary Session 2 – Alternative strategies for a digital post-pandemic world
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
15:17 - 15:49
Plenary Session 3 - Revitalising Australia’s Economy though Innovation and Technology
15:49 - 16:55
Innovation and Artificial Intelligence and the Transformation of Industries
17:00 - 18:00
Cyber Security Threats and Challenges
17:00 - 18:00
The Future of Healthcare
17:00 - 18:00
Water Resilience and Innovation
18:00 - 19:00
Workplace of the Future
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 19:11
Jillian Segal AO
Jillian is a professional company director with a legal and regulatory background and private and public sector experience.
Currently, she is a director of Rabobank Australia. She is Chair of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA). Jillian is on the board of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, she is a director of the Grattan Institute and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust and is a Member of the Order of Australia Board. Jillian is President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).
Previously she was a director of ASX Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd and a member of the federal government's Remuneration Tribunal.
Jillian graduated BA. LL.B from UNSW and has an LL.M from Harvard University. Jillian was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to society through business leadership, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 and in January 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the banking and financial regulation sectors, to not-for-profit organisations, and to women. Jillian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin commenced as CEO of Optus and Consumer Australia on 1 April 2020.
A respected senior executive, Kelly joined Optus as Deputy CEO on 1 March 2019, following a variety of executive roles including Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Raised in South Africa, Kelly earned a scholarship at the prestigious Stanford University in the United States where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Management Science, with an Academic Excellence Award for being the top Masters graduate.
Her career began in Silicon Valley with exposure to start-up and established software companies which developed her business acumen across a variety of disciplines including product development, business development, marketing, M&A and strategy. Following a stint as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, Kelly joined Commonwealth Bank in 2004 and held a variety of senior roles across the Institutional and Business Banking divisions, before being appointed to the Bank’s Executive in December 2013.
Kelly was named amongst the Top 25 Women in Asia Pacific Finance, the Top 10 Businesswomen in Australia, and 50 Most Powerful Women in Australian Business.
She was previously a board member of the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) and is a member of Chief Executive Women. Kelly serves on the University of New South Wales Engineering Faculty Advisory Board, the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group and NSW Government Digital Advisory Panel.
In November 2018, Tesla’s Board of Directors appointed Robyn M. Denholm to serve as the independent Chair of the Board, having considered her strong leadership, independent presence, and financial and business expertise since she joined the Board in 2014 as an independent director.
Her global experience encompasses leadership roles across a range of technology companies, including Telstra, Juniper Networks, and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, Ms. Denholm served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of Telstra, a telecommunications company, where she also served as its Chief Operations Officer. She is widely credited with leading a team that drove significant increases in Juniper’s revenues, overseeing its corporate transformation during her nine-year tenure as Chief Financial and Operations Officer.
Her experience also includes numerous finance management roles in the automotive industry while at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia for seven years. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master's degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales.
Sagie is an entrepreneur, technological visionary and machine intelligence enthusiast, who
continually strives to bridge the gap between human and machine reasoning and interaction.
He’s passionate about computational knowledge representation, acquisition, storage, reasoning,
Sagie has served in a range of executive technological positions in disruptive startup
companies. Prior to co-founding SparkBeyond, Sergey served as GM and SVP of R&D for
NewBrandAnalytics, a social business intelligence pioneer. He’s also served as VP R&D of
SemantiNet, a semantic reasoning engine, and co-founded Delver, a social search engine that
was acquired by Sears, where he served as CTO. Prior to founding Delver, Sergey was the
architect of a large-scale award-winning predictive maintenance system.
Yigal Unna is the Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD). Mr. Unna previously served as Chief Executive Director of the Directorate's Cyber Technologies Unit in the INCD.
Mr. Unna has three decades of experience in the Israeli security apparatus, in Sigint-Cyber positions combining intelligence, R&D and operations together with policy and capacity building. Among others roles, he served as Head of the Sigint-Cyber Division in the Israeli Security Agency ("Shin-Bet") directly under the Director General.
Mr. Unna holds an MBA (Tel Aviv University) and a BA in History and Management (Tel Aviv University).
Elizabeth has held a number of Senior Executive roles within the NSW health system, across operational and policy portfolios.
Elizabeth was appointed Secretary, NSW Health in 2016. As Secretary, Elizabeth is responsible for the management of the NSW health system ($24 billion budget and 118,000 FTE) and setting strategic direction to ensure NSW continues to provide exceptional healthcare, research and education.
Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), NSW President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and a member of Chief Executive Women.
With over 35 years of different senior managerial roles, in the beginning of the millennium Booky Oren turned to the Water Industry and served in senior roles among which are: Executive Chairman of Mekorot – Israel National Water Company, (initiated and implemented WaTech™- Center for initiatives and Research in the water industry - leveraging Mekorot's 3,000 facilities as Beta sites for external innovation), Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Miya, Chairman of WATEC Israel, a leading global water event.
In 2011, Oren established "Booky Oren Global Water Technologies" to scale up these activities. The company operates the "Global Water Partnership Hub", and is active in hundreds of ventures globally, while overcoming the challenge of “i2i” – innovation to implementation. The uniqueness of its activities is the combination of accumulated experience and expertise with Public utilities, technology providers and large vendors, along with global connection coverage, and a business perspective approach. This creates the ability to provide relevant long-term support to its partners, with a meaningful and measurable added value
In the last few years, Booky is leading various activities at different global events, aimed at shifting the market focus from the technologies towards the “Voice of the Utilities”, highlighting their needs and challenges.
Gideon Soesman is Co-founder and Managing Partner of GreenSoil Investments. GreenSoil funds companies with transformative technologies that change how we use the world’s resources. Its activities are concentrated in two investment funds: agro & food tech and proptech.
Before co-founding GreenSoil, Gideon founded and managed GMS Capital, a boutique investment bank. Prior to GMS Capital, Gideon was responsible for all global merger and acquisition activities for a major division of Royal Philips Electronics. While acting as Senior Director of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Gideon managed deals valued at over $1.5B. At Philips, Gideon also served as Director of Corporate Strategy & Venturing, with overall responsibility for all deal flow management, due diligence, deal negotiations, and portfolio management in Israel.
Before Philips, Gideon held senior positions at Shaldor and Ergo, both leading strategic management consulting firms in Israel and served as a project manager at MATI, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. Gideon holds a B.A. in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an M.A. in Business Administration from the Boston University / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He immigrated to Israel from the Netherlands in 1990, is married and has 3 kids
Amir Peretz is the Minister of Economy and Industry of the State of Israel as of May 2020, and a member of the twenty-first Knesset (Israeli Parliament) leading the Labor party. Mr. Amir Peretz is an experienced politician elected to the Knesset for the first time in 1988. Peretz was the Leader of the Opposition (2005-2006), and led the Labor party twice (2005-2006 and since
Throughout the years, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister (2006-2007), and as the Minister of Environmental Protection (2013-2014). Peretz is widely regarded as a Knesset Member who has placed social issues at the top of the public agenda, ensuring that they are a priority for all political parties. As early as 1984, during his tenure as the mayor of Sderot, contrary to the prevailing spirit at the time in Israel, especially in his city and similarly in other developing small towns, he supported the establishment of a Palestinian State.
As the Minister of Environmental Protection, Peretz promoted, among other things, the "Plastic Bag Law", which reduced plastic pollution in Israel by 80%. As the Minister of Defense, Peretz prioritized the protection of the Home Front of the State of Israel by supporting the development of the long-range "Arrow" missile defense system and the mid-range "David's Sling" system. He also was the one to advance the famed "Iron Dome" missile defense system, designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets, which eventually became the Home Front's most important defense asset of Israel, also receiving financial support from the US Administration for it.
From 1995 to 2005 Peretz served as the Chairman of the Histadrut, the General Workers' Union. In this role, he preserved many jobs through social struggles and protected the workers' provident funds, pension and other savings plans. In addition, he harnessed the Histadrut's power to protect underprivileged populations and unprotected workers, including
the disabled and the deaf.
Amir Peretz was the mayor of Sderot, a city in the south of Israel, where he grew up. He was born in Morocco in the city of Boujad in 1952, and immigrated to Israel when he was only 4-years-old. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as an officer in the Paratroopers Brigade. During his service he was injured in both his legs in a Sinai Peninsula military operation.
At the Ministry of Economy and Industry, Minister Peretz put forth the ‘human economy’ policy – according to which every person deserves to make a decent living, to live and to grow old with dignity. The 'human economy' policy stands on a three-legged stool program: encouraging the consumption of Israeli made products, providing unemployment benefits for the self-employed who were severely affected by the Corona virus crisis, and the implementation of the so called "the German Model" – a flexible unpaid vacation model.
Amir earned his Bachelor's degree with honors in social sciences and humanities from the Open University of Israel. He and his wife Achlama have four children, five grandchildren, five dogs, five cats, and one joint vision.