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Public Interest Technology Digital Forum
- Mon 30th Nov 2020
- online event
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Join CEDA for this special two-day cross-sector interactive livestream with experts from Australia and abroad as we unpack how data and emerging technologies can be used in the public interest to help chart a path to economic recovery for Australia.
Held over two half days, the inaugural CEDA PIT forum will drive a national discussion on the reforms needed for Australia to become a leading digital and tech nation.
It will bring together diverse perspectives from leaders in business and government from three key areas: those that design and develop new technologies, users and those developing policy and regulation.
• The state of play on tech governance in Australia;
• How we can build community trust in new technologies;
• Empowering consumers; and
• What the tech acceleration through COVID-19 tells us about risk and reward.
New and emerging technologies will be critical in our successful recovery from the COVID-19 recession. Building community trust and confidence that technologies are being developed and used for good and that technological change is a positive for our economy and society is critical to Australia making the most of emerging tech opportunities.
How we govern the design, development and use of new technologies, and confidence in tech governance is the foundation for community trust in new technologies. This in turn is critical to enabling tech take up and our future economic and social prospects. While many in the community see the governance of technology through the lens of government regulation and policy, it is a shared responsibility across those designing and developing tech, those producing and using it, as well as those regulating it.
COVID-19 has required rapid changes to how we embrace technology to support communities and this inaugural forum is part of an ongoing program of work to help ensure that Australia can continue to maximise the benefits of data and emerging technologies post COVID-19.
Meet the speakers
Keynote - Hilary Sutcliffe, Director, SocietyInside
- Dr Matt Beard, Fellow, The Ethics Centre
- Rossana Bianchi, Associate Director, Strategy, Growth and Digital, KPMG
- Dr Caitlin Curtis, Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland
- Dr Stephen King, Commissioner, Productivity Commission
- Dr Justine Lacy, Director, Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform, CSIRO
- Susan Makatoa, Managing Director, Edelman
- Professor Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, The University of Melbourne
- Michelle Price, Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber
- Bill Simpson-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Gradient Institute
Facilitated by Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA