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2020 Pearcey Oration
The 2020 Pearcey Oration was originally presented on 2 September
Resilience & Preparedness in an Age of Mistrust
Imagine the future!! We must if we want it to be better than today.
Are you an innovator, founder, investor, business operator, professional, student, politician, academic, tradesperson?
It doesn't matter. Whatever your role in society, a better future needs your voice to shape that future.
The Pearcey Oration is presented each year by an eminent thought-leader, reflecting on critical, contemporary issues arising from the impact on our nation of new, advanced technologies. Past Orations have included those given by Roger Taylor, Robyn Williams, Dr Amanda Caples and Paul Shetler.
2020 Orator John Blackburn AO
In 2020, our Orator, John Blackburn AO, Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) and Chair of The Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER), explored the pertinent topic of Resilience.
How do we address our resilience and preparedness in this age of mistrust?
The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed a global lack of resilience as a result of a collective failure to assess and act on national risks and vulnerabilities in the face of a rapidly changing world.
Whilst Australia’s response to the pandemic has been comparatively very good, our national preparedness, and thus resilience, has been found wanting. We had left our resilience, and therefore our sovereignty and security, to the largely foreign-owned market, particularly with regard to technology systems and solutions.
Learn, share and connect - delving into this rich and complex topic, with like-minded individuals. Join the conversation after this, the most significant technology oration in the nation, to be part of making that better future happen!!
Help shape how we do a better job of making our nation an integrated community with technology as a vital plank for persistent, adaptive resilience and self-reliance in a post-pandemic century.
Introduced and moderated by Jordan Green, Victorian State Chairman and National Executive Committee Member of the Pearcey Foundation
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This event was sponsored by the Victorian Governmentand as a feature of the Digital Innovation Festival, now on its fifth year of celebration of Victoria's tech community.