Events

Booking Information

Venue

Virtual event


Accessible from your workstation

Date

15-18 Jun 2020

Time: 3pm-8pm PDT

Cost

Free, registration required

Reference No

CMP-17593-K0P1S9

Digital acceleration in a post-COVID world

About event:

The Accelerating Technology Summit 2020 is going virtual.

Running from June 15-18, this six-session digital forum series highlights the strengths of Australia’s digital first market in accelerating the adoption of new technologies and explores Australia’s ideal conditions for investment after the disruption caused by the global health crisis.

The summit is focused on FinTech, E-Commerce, RetailTech, Immersive Entertainment, CyberSecurity as well as Australia’s broader business, consumer, economic and regulatory environments which provide growth opportunities for North American innovators.

The Accelerating Technology Summit 2020 is curated and hosted by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, the Australian Government’s Trade and Investment agency supporting companies globally to expand into Australia and thrive.

Who should attend:

Digital technology companies that have or are considering investing and expanding into Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Venture Capital investors seeking to deploy dry powder in a low risk, high reward environment.

Please note:

Austrade is recording the webinar sessions and may make the recorded version of the webinar (including all audio and visual elements) accessible to internal Austrade staff and the general public via the Austrade website and other communication means.

 

 

About event:

The Australian edge: Digital technology in a post-COVID world

Join us for the opening session of Austrade’s Digital Summit, a fireside chat with GO1 Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer Chris Eigeland, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Zoom seed investor Bill Tai and Austrade's General Manager to the Americas Nicola Watkinson.

In this session, Nicola, Bill and Chris will talk about the impacts of the pandemic on the adoption of digital technology, discuss the environment for venture capital in Australia, and share their predictions on bright spots for investment.

A short Q&A session will follow the discussion.

Speakers:
  • Chris Eigeland - GO1 Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
  • Bill Tai - Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Zoom seed investor
  • Nicola Watkinson - Austrade General Manager, Americas
Date: Monday, 15 June
Time: 3pm PDT
Registration:

Register online

 

About event:

Cashless after COVID-19: Rising payments technologies and trends in Australian fintech

Australia is a world leader in digital adoption rates, with growing demand for cashless payment options. Find out why that is and how it could be good for your business.

Speakers:
  • Nathan Archie - ANZ Country Manager, Payoneer
  • Simone Joyce - CEO/ Founder, Paypa Plane
  • John Pitts - Policy Lead, Plaid
  • Damian Kassabgi - Executive Vice President, AfterPay
  • Andy White - CEO (Moderator), Policy Lead, Aus. Payments Network
Date: Tuesday, 16 June
Time: 3pm PDT
Registration:

Register online

 

About event:

Transforming retail: The future of e-commerce post COVID and trends emerging from Australia

The global pandemic has pushed brands to adopt digital strategies like never before. Come hear about the big impact this new reality is having on the Australian e-commerce market.

Speakers:
  • Michael Akkerman - Chief Strategy Officer, Cardlytics
  • Paul Greenberg - Founder & Managing Director, National Online Retailer Association
  • Jordana Silver - Head of International Business Development, City Chic
  • Paul Cochrane - Merchant Success Manager, Shopify
Date: Tuesday, 16 June
Time: 4pm PDT
Registration:

Register online

 

About event:

Entering new markets with Salesforce: Leveraging partners post COVID-19

Wondering how to enter the global market without leaving the US? Join us to learn about leveraging channel partnerships to reach new leads and accelerate deal closure in Australia.

A short Q&A session will follow the discussion.

Speakers:
  • Charles Woodall - Senior Vice President Alliances & Channels Asia Pacific Region, Salesforce
  • Simon Peterson - Managing Director Asia Pacific, FinancialForce
  • Jessica Richman - Investment Director San Francisco, Austrade
Date: Wednesday, 17 June
Time: 2.30pm PDT
Registration:

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About event:

Immersive innovation: The entertainment experience in a post-COVID world

Hear from immersive technology experts on how to create powerful entertainment experiences and improve user engagement for the post-COVID user.

Speakers:
  • Mark Billinghurst - Director, Empathic Computing Lab, University of South Australia
  • Bruce Thomas - Director of IVE: Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments, University of South Australia
  • Trent Clews-de Castella - Co-Founder PHORIA
  • Matt Miesnieks - Advisor, Niantic
  • Carli Johnston - Co-Founder, Head Of Product at Virtual Method, Co-Founder of Women in AR/VR, Australia
  • Rebecca Barkin - Vice President Immersive Experience & Platform Design, Magic Leap
Date: Wednesday, 17 June
Time: 4pm PDT
Registration:

Register online

 

About event:

Emerging cybertech: The Australian response to COVID-19 and the future of preparedness

See how Australian heavyweights in full service cyber security are handling the needs of regulators, SME and other organisations adjusting to widespread remote work realities and the risk this brings.

Speakers:
  • Alastair MacGibbon - Chief Strategy Officer, CyberCX
  • Zulfikar Ramzan - RSA, CTO
  • Steve Ingram - FSO, EY Americas
Date: Thursday, 18 June
Time: 3pm PDT
Registration:

Register online

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