12:15 pm–2:00 pm
Monday, October 17, 2016
City of Perth Library Auditorium
Ticket price: $25 (includes a light lunch)
Join us for an illuminating discussion from three of Perth’s leading lights in innovation and technology. These women are driving creativity, change and innovation in their organisations and using powerful technology, like big data, to create new economic value in Western Australia. Imagining Perth in the future requires both analytical rigour and creativity, and our panelists – all future-oriented thinkers in their domains – will reason and imagine the impact of new technology on Perth and the way we live and work over the next fifteen years.
About the speakers
Erica Haddon is EGM People, Change and Innovation at RAC WA. Erica has extensive experience in strategy, leadership, change management and business planning. At RAC she oversees the creation and incubation of the products and services of the future and builds capability for innovation across the organisation. As part of her work, she has lead the development of scenarios that represent what the world might look like in 2030 (its technology, people, economies, industries and markets) and where RAC should be placed in such a world.
Jessica Farrell has worked within the mining industry for more than ten years. In her current role as Rio Tinto Iron Ore Western Australia’s General Manager – Dampier Port Operations, Jessica is accountable for the safety and operational leadership of the Dampier Port and Marine Operations for Iron Ore Ports in the Pilbara. Jessica has worked across operations, maintenance, strategy, services support and commercial. Her previous roles have included Manager – Business Transformation, Mining Executive, Mine Services Manager, and Senior HR Manager – Strategic Initiatives for Copper, and Principal Advisor – Organisational Effectiveness for Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals. In these roles, Jessica has worked in and supported a range of locations, both within Australia and internationally.
Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie is the Director of the Games and Interactive Program at FTI. Recently honoured as WAITTA Incite’s Achiever of the Year and as one of MCV Pacific’s most influential women in games for the second year running, Kate is a champion of innovation and diversity in Western Australia. A game designer, researcher and entrepreneur, Kate has spoken around the world, including at TEDxPerth, SXSW and PAX Australia. Kate is a graduate of the CFC (Canadian Film Centre) Media Lab’s prestigious Interactive Art and Entertainment program. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University, where she completed her PhD. Kate is also hosting the Virtual reality, augmented reality and games workshop.
This event is presented by Knowledge Society and sponsored by CEOs for Gender Equity, FTI, the City of Perth and the State Buildings. This discussion will be moderated by Dan Minchin, Director at Knowledge Society.