President Herzog to address virtual Innovation Summit

October 8, 2021 by J-Wire News Service
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The Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) will host this year’s Innovation Summit on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, providing a unique forum for Australian and Israeli thought leaders to discuss Australia’s post-pandemic readiness and revolution.

The virtual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit will connect forward-thinking organisations to foster conversation around the big issues impacting Australia’s future prosperity, as the country begins to emerge from lockdown. Israel, with its world-leading vaccination program, record tech capital raising and distinguished innovation ecosystem, has been one of the few world economies that has capitalised on digital trends accelerated by the pandemic.

Michelle Blum

“Israel is an innovation hotbed, and technology is a major export,” said Michelle Blum, Chief Executive Officer, AICC (NSW). “We’re pleased to share key insights from the region with the Australian business community via the Innovation Summit, particularly at a time when thought leadership and innovation are of critical importance to its post-crisis transformation.

Good entrepreneurs never let a crisis go to waste and adaptability is key to maximising future opportunities.”

The Australia-Israel Innovation Summit will convene more than 30 Australian and Israeli leaders and businesses in a program full of insightful plenary sessions and captivating panel discussions.

Speakers include:

  • Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
  • Dan Tehan, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia
  • Orna Berry, Head of National Program for Quantum Science and Technology and Committee for AI, Israel; Former Chief Scientist of Israel
  • Andrew Liveris, Former CEO and Chairman, the Dow Chemical Company, Adviser to Australian & US Governments, Adviser/ Director Worley; Minderoo Foundation; IBM; BlackRock
  • Dror Bin, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
  • Megan Clark, Chair, Australian Space Agency; Advisory Board and Director CSL; Rio Tinto
  • Dr Tomer Simon, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Israel R&D
  • Elizabeth Mildwater, CEO, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Oliver Salvado, Head of Imaging & Computer Vision; Lead AI Missions, Data 61, CSIRO

“Reinvention and acceleration will be key to how Australian leaders and organisations survive the current crisis and thrive in the future,” continued Blum. “The Summit presents a key opportunity to learn how to do this, see successful transformation in action and expand your thinking about post-pandemic opportunities.”

Alongside the formal agenda, the Summit offers networking opportunities, virtual meetings, interactive post-Summit discussion forums and the chance to join the next Trade Mission to Israel.

Panel discussion streams will examine:

  • Smart workplaces and infrastructure for job creation & growth
  • Innovation, sustainability & the circular economy
  • AI & the impact on industry
  • Building world-class innovation precincts

The Australia-Israel Virtual Innovation Summit will take place from 2:30 pm AEST on 20 October 2021. For registration and the full event agenda please click here.

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