Our onfirmed Keynotes
The Education Landscape Now and Toward 2025
Demographic data indicates a picture of an ever changing Australia. To engage effectively with the growing education demands across the sector and in our communities, we need to understand the clear trend lines and their implications.
In this session, social researcher Mark McCrindle will deliver a snapshot of Australia demographically, socially, generationally, and attitudinally. He will look at the key emerging trends that are redefining Australian schools, staff attraction and retention challenges in the sector, transformed lifestyles of Australians, economic implications of these demographic shifts and the increasing expectations of Australians.
Mark will also give insights into diverse communities today, from cultural diversity to changing household structures, from increased geographical mobility to new ways of meeting the timeless needs of social interaction. His session will deliver analysis of the changes and future forecasts on what the rest of the decade will hold as we approach 2020.
Heidi Dening is a wellness trailblazer and is making a lasting contribution to this world by educating and inspiring busy professionals to make realistic, healthy choices about their lives. As the Founder and CEO of Workable Wellness, she is passionate about helping companies implement workplace wellness programs that result in improved employee health, resilience, performance, productivity and loyalty. Heidi knows that she couldn't have juggled everything without prioritising her own wellness through movement, rejuvenation, nourishment and self-care.
As the ASBAQ 2018 MC Heidi will make it her mission to educate us to prioritise our health and wellness so we can thrive both in our career and in life.
Ryan Felsman is Senior Economist at CommSec. In his role, Ryan is responsible for the analysis of economic trends and developments in the Australian and global economy, as well as the likely impact on equity markets. He writes regular commentaries and presents to clients and customers across the Commonwealth Bank Group.
Prior to joining CommSec, Ryan was an Investment Manager in the Global Resources equities team at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. He joined Colonial in December 2010 as Senior Investment Communications Manager in the Global Fixed Income and Credit team and also worked as a Senior Analyst in the Economic and Market Research team.
Ryan has 20 years funds management experience and worked at a number of institutions including AMP, Goldman Sachs, PIMCO, MIR Investment Management and State Street.
Ryan holds a Master of Commerce (Economics, Government & Business) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Team Leader of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst she understands the need for organisations to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage and motivate them. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms, content creation and event management, Ashley is well positioned to advise how to achieve cut through in these message-saturated times. Her expertise is in training and equipping leaders and teams on how to communicate across generational barriers.
Education Specialist & Facility Planner
Founder of Places Created for Learning
For the last 25 years, Peter C. Lippman, M. Phil., Assoc. AIA, REFP has been researching, writing about, designing and creating activity-based learning environments for the future. His work is fueled by a desire to create places that are responsive to the needs of its users and encourage knowledge acquisition and life-long learning. Peter’s approach is unique to the practice of architecture. Grounded in research, Peter applies social science research methodologies to the programming, planning, and design of learning environments. Peter’s Master’s Degree and experience in research enables insight to trends in educational principles that reaches beyond the normative theories presupposed by contemporaries. This approach supports the creation of dynamic places where the physical environment is understood as a vehicle of the transformative work of teaching and learning. Among other publications, Peter is the author of Evidence-Based Design for Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach to Creating Learning Environments (2010) and is the founder of Places Created for Learning (www.placescreatedforlearning.com) an Evidence Based Design Practice that specializes in creating activity based learning environments.
Tony Fernando is an academic psychiatrist and sleep specialist. He's a consultant psychiatrist with Auckland DHB and runs a private practice in Insomnia Medicine in Practice 92 in Mt Eden. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at University of Auckland, where he runs regular workshops on the Science of Happiness. In that role he also teaches medical students and psychiatrists practical meditation techniques. He helped develop the CALM website. He is currently doing his PhD on compassion in clinical practice.
Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity. At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.
As a speaker, Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change.
His recent documentary, 'Becoming Superhuman' won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, adding to the list of numerous awards it has already achieved.
Chief Edge Officer
Centre for the Edge Australia
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Pete is a recognised thought leader and practitioner in Innovation with a particular focus on digital innovation.
Although his professional training was as a Chartered Accountant Pete started working with internet technologies in 1993 while working in the UK and on his return to Australia in 1996 founded an eBusiness Consulting group within Deloitte Australia. Since that time Pete was the CEO of the Eclipse Group, a Deloitte subsidiary that was one of Australia’s largest web and mobile development firms, and then founded Deloitte Digital, which now operates in over 20 countries and has been recently called out as the 2nd largest Digital Agency network in the world by AdAge in New York.
Pete is now Chief Edge Officer for Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU. The Centre focuses on major changes in the business environment driven by digital innovation and globalisation. It identifies and explores emerging opportunities related to big shifts not yet on the senior management agenda but ought to be. While it is focused on long-term trends and opportunities, it is equally focused on implications for near-term action, the day-to-day environment of executives and their teams.
He has been the Chairman of Deloitte’s Innovation Council since 2004 and has worked with boards and senior executives of many companies helping them understand and adapt to the rapidly changing digital environment as well as being a sought after speaker and media commentator both locally and internationally.
He is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT, and on the boards of Deloitte Foundation, Reach Foundation and Hall and Wilcox Lawyers.
ASBAQ 2018 Final Program will be online 7 April