2014 Australia 3.0 Plenary Sessions

In 2014, the Australia 3.0 Forum will focus on – Government Services, Health, Infrastructure and Mining. It is about creating an innovative environment to assist these key sectors adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.

To set the scene two plenary sessions will anchor the discussion and provide an opportunity for Q&A about two important themes.

Opening Plenary Theme: Technology transforming competitiveness


Bruce Billson SQ
jane treadwell Sandy Plunkett SQ
Hon Bruce Billson MHRFederal Minister for Small Business  Dr Jim MinifieProgram Director, Productivity Growth, Grattan Institute Jane Treadwell
World Banks 
Sandy PlunkettModerator
Innovation & Technology Consultant

Technology can play a critical role in transforming industries to adapt to the future needs of both customers and suppliers. How can technology drive Australia’s competitiveness in a globally connected world? How can we best collaborate to leveraging the opportunity? What role do we each play in influencing the eco-system – for industry, government and research? Hear leading representatives share their views on this important topic.

Wrap Up Plenary Theme: Adopting digital solutions


Paul Fletcher SQ Wayne Fitzsimmons SQ peter cebon SQ
Hon Paul Fletcher MPClosing RemarksParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications Wayne FitzsimmonsAustralia 3.0 ConvenerChair, Pearcey Foundation


Dr Peter CebonModeratorMelbourne Business School


Ian O colin farrelly SQ Denis Tebbutt Dean Economou SQ

Dr Ian

Government Services


FarrellyMiningIndago Partners
TebbuttHealthBoard Member HISA

Dr Dean


Strategist, NICTA

After 2 days of discussion, debate and deliberation “Adopting digital solutions” will be explored as a uniting theme to wrap up Australia 3.0 in 2014. The common theme for all streams will help create a compelling proposition across the program with the goal to end on a high on what we’ve achieved this year.


If you can only spend one day at Australia 3.0 then this is for you

Options to attend the Australia 3.0 Plenaries Friday 29 August 8.30am – 4pm at MCEC


Friday Pass: A3.0 Plenaries + iAwards VIP Lunch + NICTA Tech Showcase $165

Friday Package: A3.0 Plenaries + iAwards VIP Lunch + NICTA Tech Showcase + iAwards gala Dinner $390