Program

Humanitech Summit is Australia’s flagship annual event at the intersection of frontier technologies, social innovation, and humanitarian action.

Thursday 19 May 2022
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Opening

8:30am

Registration (Coffee & Networking)

9:00am

Welcome to Country

OPENING REMARKS

Welcome to the Summit

  • Penny Harrison – Chief-of-Staff, Australian Red Cross
  • Jackie Coates – Head of Telstra Foundation
 

The state of play

What’s occupying the minds of leading thinkers, makers, doers?

9:30am

OPENING KEYNOTE

A braver new world: anchoring human dignity in the design and governance of frontier technologies

New technology should give us what we want and need, not what we fear. Focusing on facial recognition technology, Edward will explore the role of good design and governance to achieve this aim.

  • Edward Santow – Industry Professor – Responsible Technology, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

10:00am

PANEL

Strengthening Australia’s approach to frontier technologies: addressing the risks, sharing the benefits

  • Christy Ditchburn – Sustainability Principal, Telstra
  • Ellen Broad – 3AI , ANU
  • Scott Farrell – Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Lizzie O’Shea – Lawyer, writer & digital rights advocate
  • Julian Thomas – Director, ADM+S Centre
  • Moderator: Lorenn Ruster – Responsible Tech Collaborator, Centre for Public Impact and PhD Candidate at School of Cybernetics, Australian National University

11:00am

Morning Tea & Networking

Designing for humanity

Exploring different conceptualisations of responsible, inclusive, ‘humanity first’ approaches to design

11:30am

FIRESIDE CHAT

What’s trust got to do with it? Designing technological tools and systems with trust at the core

  • Kelsie Nabben – Researcher, RMIT University
  • John Phillips – Co-founder, Sezoo
  • Moderator: Rahul Soans – Manager, Trust Alliance

12:00pm

LIGHTNING TALKS + PANEL

Re-imagining tech design: shifting norms and expanding methods in service of humanity

  • Bridgette Engeler – Senior Lecturer, Swinburne School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship
  • Andy Nolan – Director, Emerging Technologies, Thoughtworks
  • Sarah Pink – Professor of Design and Emerging Technologies, Monash University
  • Chris Vanstone – Chief Innovation Officer, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
  • Moderator: Amal Varghese – Advocacy & Research Manager, Humanitech

12:45pm

FIRESIDE CHAT

From ancient knowledges to frontiers of technology: Indigenous approaches to design

  • Megan Kelleher – Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Fellow, RMIT University
  • Tyson Yunkaporta – Senior Research Fellow, Deakin Research
  • Moderator: Julian Thomas – Director, ADM+S Centre

1:15pm

Lunch & Networking

Putting principles into practice

Showcasing examples of responsible, inclusive, ‘humanity first’ innovation that promotes dignity, safety and trust

2:15pm

PANEL

From the ground up: community-led innovation

  • Josh Hallwright – Humanitarian Lead & Blockchain Advisor, Oxfam Australia
  • Pete Horsley – Founder, Remarkable
  • Emma Koster – Founder, Good Hood
  • Chrisanta Muli – CEO, One Girl
  • Moderator: Ben Shaw – Head of Community Impact, Infoxchange

3:00pm

PANEL

What it takes (and what’s at stake): scaling up tech for social impact

  • Katrina Donaghy – CEO and Co-Founder, Civic Ledger
  • Julian Elliott – Co-Founder & CEO, Covidence
  • Joe Glesta – Co-Founder & CEO, Climasens
  • Bruce Grady – Business Development & Partnerships Manager, FloodMapp
  • Moderator: Erica Smith – Technologist-in-Residence, Humanitech

3:45pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

Closing

4:15pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Rising to the challenges, chasing the possibilities

  • Natalie Kyriacou OAM – CEO, My Green World

4:45pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Summit highlights

  • Amanda Robinson – Director, Humanitech
 

5:00pm

Drinks @ Mr Tulk

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