- Canberra (In-person event) – 18 AUG 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm AEST
- Venue: QUT Canberra Executive Education Centre, 2 King St, Deakin ACT 2600
- Registrations close: 17 AUG 2022 at 2:00pm AEST
About the Keynote
Organisations and communities that embrace the new ways of working brought about by technological and societal changes will become more prosperous, resilient and sustainable. While the introduction of new technology creates fear, uncertainty and doubt, if managed well it can produce a net benefit to society. In this context, “‘sensemaking’ in complex social systems” requires a belief that technology destroys jobs and not work. While there is no substitute (yet) for creativity and inspiration, shaping the future of work for ourselves and those that follow requires new ways of relating to technology and data.
Already Millenials and Generation Z (aka zoomers) are having to grapple with a range of ‘wicked problems’ or global challenges involving informed decision making in complex environments. Engaging with and teaching people how to make sense of this environment is as – if not more – important than the technological changes. This ability to make sense of an ever more complex environment could mean the difference between prospering and the dystopian view put forward by many as the inevitable outcome of this change.
John Lawrance, Team Downer MSP Director Reform & Capability
About the Speaker
John derives his energy from building, turning around and improving organisations. He is an experienced executive with 20 years international Financial Services experience and eight years consulting and contracting to Government, including Defence. Areas of expertise include delivering large complex change / transformation initiatives, risk management, developing and leading high-performing teams and governance. He seeks outcomes that are win / win / win for staff, clients and organisations based on sound decision making using the best available data and analysis.