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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Startup Breakfast: The Future of Work

Startups - Talk

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Is our workplace culture due for an upgrade?

What will your job look like in the future? Hopefully you’ll get that promotion, but let’s look further. New technologies and a changing workforce mean it’s time to rethink what we know about work. Will the rise of Artificial Intelligence, robotics and digital platforms affect your job? What happens to management in a future where company structures have shifted? How do we update education to help the workers of tomorrow? The world is changing, so work is changing. Find out what the future of work means for you at this breakfast event for startups.

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Speaker Info

Anna McCracken

Anna fills her days working between Balancing Act3 and social work. With an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters in Human Rights Law, Anna keeps her feet firmly on the ground in practice, whilst also working at a high level advocating and influencing social policy. Anna is passionate about ensuring that policy makers are connected with the realities at a ground level. Anna has spent the last two-and-a-half years working across all NDIS trial sites supporting service providers, families and stakeholders to prepare for their transition to the NDIS. During this time Anna has worked in partnership with the NDIA on the system design of the NDIS for the early childhood sector specifically. Anna believes a hands on approach is key to lasting systemic change.

Bronwyn Lee

Bronwyn is Deputy CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). FYA is committed to young people, their futures and the contribution they can make to Australia and informs the national agenda on the issues that most affect them. Bronwyn is passionate about redefining the role of young people in our society and how the not-for-profit sector can drive social innovation in Australia. She has a deep practical and theoretical knowledge of the community sector, with over fifteen years experience working in non-profits.

She is a also currently a Non-Executive Director at the International Women's Development Agency and a Board Member at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Prior to FYA, Bronwyn led the 40 Hour Famine at World Vision Australia.

David Swan

David is a technology reporter for Australia's leading national newspaper The Australian. With deep experience across start-ups, business and tech he is uniquely positioned to cover Australia’s fast-growing technology ecosystem and how it’s changing the face of business and how we work, live and play.

He writes regular features and breaking news stories on local tech for the newspaper and edit The Australian’s online technology section. He is also relied upon as an energetic and hard-hitting MC and panellist at technology conferences and appears regularly on TV and radio including on Channel 10’s The Project and across the country on ABC Radio National.

Nick Byrne

Nick Byrne is an entrepreneur who has experience working in the corporate, not-for-profit, and startup sectors. He has helped many Australian startups and corporate teams define new ways of work, and launch new digital product offerings. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of TypeHuman, which was founded on a belief that we need to accelerate the adoption of Web 3.0 technologies in order to bring about a more human-centric web.

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