Sydney China Business Forum Draft Program

Capitalising on China’s Digital Burgeoning Revolution


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Monday 25 September, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Time

Activity

8.30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:05m

Acknowledgement of Country – MC, Ms Ticky Fullerton, Business Presenter, Sky Business

9:05 – 9:10am

Welcome and Opening of Forum
Belinda Hutchinson AM, Chancellor, The University of Sydney

9:10 – 9:12am

Welcome
Mr Robert Kok, Councillor, City of Sydney, representing the Lord Mayor

9:12 – 9:32am

Keynote Speech 1
NSW Government Digital Strategy
The Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister for Finance, Services and Property

9:32 – 9: 52am

UBTech- Demonstration of Robots

9.52 – 10.22am

Keynote Speech 2 -
Mr Bruce Ren, Chief Strategy Officer, UBTech

10:22-10:40am

Morning tea

10.40 – 11:25am

Panel 1 – Role of Government and Policy-makers
Moderator: Ms Ticky Fullerton

- What steps that policymakers need to take in the coming years to translate opportunity into reality?

- Megadata & privacy

- What governments can and should do for digitisation in areas such as urban environment and carbon emission?  

- Cyber Economy in China’s 13th Five Year Plan

Speakers:
Professor Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Business and Management, The University of Sydney Business School

Ms Kate Deacon, Executive Manager Research, Strategy and Corporate Planning, City of Sydney

- Mr Danny Zhang, Co-founder & Director, InnoQuantum Capital Management

11:25-11:45am

Keynote Speech 3

Digitisation and health

11:45 am – 12:25pm

Panel 2 – Digitisation, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: Ms Ticky Fullerton

- Smart manufacturing and robotics in China

- The Chinese Government is encouraging commercial application of artificial intelligence technologies in all sectors. What does this mean for Australia?

- Social robotics & field robotics: use of robotic technology in aerospace, agriculture, defence, marine, medical, mining and other areas, its future and risks.

Speakers:

-Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney

 -Mr Justin Gong,    Mr Justin Gong, Co-Founder & CMO, XAIRCRAFT

-Mr Ashley Brinson, Executive Director, The Warren Centre

12.25 – 12.45pm

Break

12.45 – 2:00pm

Networking lunch

 

Business Lunch
Lunch Keynote Speech
Laying the foundations for a successful launch into the China digital market.
Mr Nicolas Chu, CEO, Sinorbis

2.00pm – 2.10pm

Break

2:10 – 2:30pm

Keynote Speech 4

The fourth industrial revolution – what Australia can offer China

Mr Adrian Turner, CEO, Data61

2:30-2:50pm

Keynote Speech 5
Smart city in China and cooperation opportunities between Australia and China

Mr Glenn Lukey
Chief Strategy Officer for ZTE Australia

2:50 – 3:40pm

Panel 3 – Smart Cities: Sustainable & Digitised Living

Moderator: Ms Ticky Fullerton

-How to help tomorrow’s cities face the challenges of growing urban populations with Internet of Things technology;

-Role of robotics and artificial intelligence in building smart cities;

-There are currently no laws and regulations directly governing Smart Cities in China. The Chinese government has, however, introduced a number of guidance notices. What are the opportunities for Australian businesses in China & what are the barriers?

-Data in Smart Cities: Boon or Curse?

Speakers:

-Professor Luigi Tomba, Director, China Studies Centre, The University of Sydney

-Professor Robyn Dowling, Associate Dean, Research, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Mr Jon Williams, Partner - People and Organisation, PwC

3:40 – 4:00pm

Afternoon tea

4:00 – 4:55pm

 

Panel 4 – China’s Digital Future

Moderator: Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean, The University of Sydney Business School

-China’s digital transformation & the impact of the Internet on its productivity and economic growth;

-Major differences between how digitisation was viewed in China vs. the West;

-  What does China’s digital future mean for Australia?

Speakers:

- Mr Jeongmin Seong, Senior Fellow, McKinsey & Company 

4:55 - 5:00 pm

 

Closing remarks

Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The University of Sydney

5:00-6:00pm

Networking Cocktails