We invite guest speakers, who are globally recognized as leaders in their field, to answer the question: “What’s next?” We live in a world where uncertainty has become the normal. There has never before been a time quite like this. Risk goes hand in hand with opportunity, with fortune favouring the bold. Every week in the Imagine Webinar Series someone with valuable insights shares them with an online Zoom audience in a 30 minute presentation and Q and A.

The Zoom webinars are scheduled for Wednesday 1600 AEST (UTC+10). To register for the series, please click here. After registration, please check your email for the Zoom join link. Reminder emails will be sent one day and one hour beforehand.

Our next speaker will be Duncan Mayes, Management Executive Innovation & Emerging Business at Timberlink Australia. He will be presenting Circular economies as a realistic transformation engine. 

For generations the developed economies of the World have relied on global supply chains for raw materials and products serving their linear economies. The development of circular economies centred around the urban cities of the World presents significant transformation opportunities to reduce reliance on global linear supply chains and in doing so, de-risking local and regional economies from political, economic and global supply chain disruptions. The presentation will highlight a number circular economy concepts and cases in different sectors such as construction and building products, packaging, and furniture.

Professor Bronwyn Fox, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at Swinburne University is the final speaker scheduled to present on May 13.

Previous Speakers:

Dr Dominik Rohrmus, CTO of Labs Network Industrie 4.0, and Senior Engineer at Siemens AG on Digitalization push by COVID-19 pandemic – can industry benefit?

Ross Dawson, Futurist and Chairman at Advanced Human Technologies on Reinventing work and society for a post-pandemic world.

The nature of work was already evolving at a rapid pace before this crisis. Now many of the existing trends long in place have vastly accelerated, shifting us rapidly into a very different world of work. This will require organizations to reinvent the design of work, how they are structured, and for governments and societies to shift to a new social contract. The pandemic is a tragedy but also potentially an enormous opportunity to shift us to an economy and society that allows us to tap our individual and collective potential.