Join the UQ ChangeMakers launch event: A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution?

The next era of work is driving businesses and the people within them to stay ahead of the technological curve. How will increased automation and continued digital disruption change the way we live and work? What does it mean for the future of our economy?

Join us to hear industry experts separate fact from fiction, sharing their opinions on preparing the workforce for a new economy and industrial revolution fuelled by the adoption of rapidly evolving technology. From onshore manufacturing, commercialisation and innovation, to preparing students for inevitable industry changes, learn how to navigate and thrive in this new industrial age.

The event is your chance to hear from UQ’s new Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO for the first time in her new role. Professor Terry will be joined by special guests, successful businessman and newly-appointed member of Australia’s National COVID-19 Commission, former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, Mr Andrew N. Liveris AO; CEO of UniQuest, Dr Dean Moss; and host, esteemed author and UQ Professor of Communications, Professor Anita Heiss.

Panellists

Professor Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor and President
The University of Queensland


Professor Deborah Terry AO is Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland (UQ). Prior to commencing this role in August 2020, she served as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University, in Western Australia (from February 2014 to July 2020). 

Professor Terry was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2015, in recognition of her distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

She is also Chair of the Board of Universities Australia; a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; an appointed member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council; and serves on the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board. 

Having grown up in Perth and Canberra, Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra. From there, she commenced her distinguished career at UQ in 1990, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology. During her 24 years at UQ, Professor Terry progressed through a number of senior leadership roles to become Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, before leaving for her role as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University in early 2014.
 

Mr Andrew N. Liveris AO

Former Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Advisory Board, Australia’s National COVID-19 Commission

Andrew Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A recognised global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow and experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.

Liveris advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of ‘Make It in America’ and was tapped by the current U.S. Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity as chair of the manufacturing council and a member of the apprenticeship of the future task force. Previously he served as Co-Chair of U.S. President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee and a member of the U.S. President’s Export Council.

Andrew is the Special Advisor to the Australian National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission. He was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission, advising on how to accelerate the Territory’s economic rebound and growth. He is an Independent Member of the Australian government’s Industry Growth Centres Advisory Committee providing advice on the Industry Growth Centres initiative.

Andrew is a director at IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley, Lucid Motors (Chairman), NOVONIX and the Minderoo Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo (a global CEO consulting and advisory firm), and NEOM (an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030). He is Chairman of the BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Fund and a special advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Andrew serves as a trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is a member of the Concordia Leadership Council.

In 2018, the Andrew N Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership was established at the University of Queensland for students to garner a real-life understanding of global challenges and how to create positive change for society.

Dr Dean Moss

CEO, UniQuest

Dean is CEO of UniQuest, Australia’s leading university commercialisation entity, managing the intellectual property of The University of Queensland.

Dean has more than 30 years’ experience in science, academia, business, management and commercialisation in Australia, the US and the UK.

He has been managing director or senior business development executive of several health and biotech companies worldwide, including Agen Biomedical, Launch Diagnostics, AMRAD ICT, AMRAD Biotech, and United Drug. Dean established the highly-successful York Medical Technologies as a start-up in the UK in 2004.

He is a board member of several Australian biotechnology companies and was a member of the investment committee of the pre-seed venture funds Uniseed, the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund and the New Zealand Government’s KiwiNet.

Throughout his career, Dean has managed the raising of more than $100M in venture capital investment.

He sits on the NHMRC Health Innovation Advisory Committee and is Chair of the Go8 Innovation and Commercialisation Group. In 2018, Dr Moss was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor in the Office of the UQ’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

ChangeMakers Moderator

Professor Anita Heiss

UQ Professor of Communications, The University of Queensland
Author

Prof Anita Heiss is the award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and travel articles. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central NSW,  an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, the GO Foundation and Worawa Aboriginal College.

Her adult fiction includes Not Meeting Mr Right, Avoiding Mr Right, Manhattan Dreaming, Paris Dreaming and Tiddas. Her most recent books include Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms which was longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Prize and was named the University of Canberra’s 2020 Book of the Year.

The anthology Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia which Anita edited, was named the Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards.

In 2004 Anita was listed in The Bulletin magazine’s “Smart 100”. Her memoir Am I Black Enough for You?  was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards and she was a finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards (Local Hero).

As an advocate for Indigenous literacy, Anita has worked in remote communities as a role model and encouraging young Indigenous Australians to write their own stories. On an international level she has performed her own work and lectured on Aboriginal literature across the globe at universities and conferences, consulates and embassies in the USA, Canada, the UK, Tahiti, Fiji, India, New Caledonia, China, Spain, Japan, Austria, Germany and New Zealand.

Anita is a board member of the State Library of Queensland, the University of Queensland Press and Circa. Anita is a Professor of Communications at the University of QLD and artist in residence at  La Boite Theatre, adapting her novel Tiddas for the stage.

Anita enjoys eating  chocolate, running half-marathons and being a 'creative disruptor'.


 

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