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July 12, 2023
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
$45 – $50
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Captain Melville
34 Franklin Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Innovation: Culture and Technology

Drinks with Pearl Tang and Prof Rachel Fensham

Hosted by:
Dr Ingmar Wahlqvist

July 12, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

$45 – $50

Reshaping how we work and live is one aspect of the digital landscape. But what does this really mean? How can cultures of innovation utilise technology and digital capabilities?

Pearl Tang and Prof Rachel Fensham, two Melbourne Forum members, will be sharing their insights and expertise on the intriguing issues of transformation, innovation and technology.

Pearl Tang is an executive with Amazon Web Services, working with a range of innovative technologies that can truly disrupt traditional industries and deliver real social change. She is a business executive with almost 20 years’ experience working across multiple industries delivering large programs. Pearl has traversed digital and business transformation, new product development, cost reduction and regulatory compliance. The projects she adored drastically improved the experience of people working with technology, were beautifully designed and/or fundamentally changed how teams worked together.

Prof Rachel Fensham is the Director of the Australian Cultural Data Engine, a research lab based at the University of Melbourne that provides infrastructure for collaborative research by increasing knowledge and expertise in the digital humanities and supporting projects that require understanding the ethics and politics of digital and data-based research with and for diverse communities. Rachel is also the Vice-President of the Yarra River Keepers Association. Her academic career includes leadership of large interdisciplinary schools, covering the fields of journalism, art history, gender and indigenous studies, as well as literature and performance. In both the UK and Australia, she has experience in management of complex financial and personnel environments, and has led public-private sector projects including redevelopment and redesign of major university initiatives.

This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from two leaders with differing experiences and learn what leading organisations are doing to be both smarter and competitive.

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