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Prepare for digital transformation

Digital Disruption X 2016Digital Disruption X 2016 is a conference taking place in Sydney on 23-23 March 2016. It is aimed at c-level executives exploring how to adapt and prepare for digital transformation across all areas of business.

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Directing for performance

Australian Governance Summit 2016The Australian Governance Summit happens in Melbourne from 3-4 March 2016. Directors and board members discuss the issues affecting today's organisations and how their governance approach impacts organisational performance.

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Take control of your data

big data & analytics innovation summitThe Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit happens in Melbourne on 10-11 February 2016. With a vast amount of data available, modern businesses are faced with the challenge of storage, analysis, privacy, visualisation, security and disruptive tools and technologies.

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Government needs to ensure Childcare Package boosts attendance of all children

posted by Samantha Page, Feb 05, 2016

Two reports released this week provide valuable information to assess the Government’s proposed Jobs for Families Childcare Package. Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia, calls on the Federal Government to amend the Package Bill to ensure that all three and four year olds in Australia will be able to access early childhood education.

Early Childhood Australia supports many aspects of the proposed Childcare Package – particularly the extra $3 billion investment, streamlining the subsidy system and the additional support for preschool and inclusion, but it could be improved to ensure vulnerable children don’t miss out on access to early learning.

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Disruption economy

Disruption is happening to everyone – to you, your organisation, every person on the planet. But what is it? The Latin word “disrumpere” means “breaking from”. Today disruption mainly describes the impacts that new digital technologies are having across almost all industries and parts of our lives. And the rapid pace and scale of disruption is mindboggling.

But is disruption a victim of its own success? The term is being overused as entrepreneurs and leaders like to qualify what they do as “disruptive,” or to introduce a new product as a true “disruption” to stress how important and unique it is.

In this forum we discuss the many aspects of disruption, what this means for the culture and organisational structure of companies, and how we can adapt and learn to harness the power of disruptive trends. How do we disrupt before we are disrupted?

We invite you to join the debate. Please contact Svetlana at sstankovic@openforum.com.au to share your story, opinion or blog idea.


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