Lucky Country Disrupted


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‘The Lucky Country Disrupted’ 2017 Australia 3.0 Roundtable

Australia 3.0 is delighted to invite you to a provocative deep dive discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities for a country in transition. The Lucky Country Disrupted: Innovation, Collaboration and Competition in a 21st century Australia. Participate in an open innovation collaboration between industry, government, academia and community.

Provocateur Sandy Plunkett is joined by industry entrepreneurs and investors Leni Mayo and Keri Lee Sinclair to thrash out ideas and explore digital innovation in Australia. You won’t want to miss this!


  • Australian business and policy leaders are talking about innovation more than ever. But we still keep slipping down the ranking of Global Innovation Indexes.
  • Why?  What’s missing? What are our blind spots to scaling innovative co’s? What is required for the Australian ecosystem to accelerate beyond words into action?
  • Is Australia too Govt-dependant to be truly innovative against global 21st-century competitors?


Sandy Plunkett, Innovation Technology Consultant, Founder Innovation Clearinghouse and National Committee member of the Pearcey Foundation with panelists

Leni Mayo Co-founder and CEO at Influx. Seed investor in 99designs, Hired, SitePoint and others. Investor in Stripe, Sendle,Market Engine and others. Co-Founder & Chairman Startup Victori, Advisory Board Member – Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and 2015 Pearcey National Entrepreneur of the Year

Kerri Lee Sinclair Chief Investment Officer: Technology and Innovation at Kin Group, member of Innovation Expert Panel, State Government of Victoria and Board Member / Executive Committee Chair Melbourne Springboard Enterprise




2015 The Lucky Country Disrupted: Innovation, Collaboration and Competition in a 21st century Australia

Australia 3.0 was delighted to host a provocative and practical panel discussion in Sydney 17 November 2015 exploring the challenges and opportunities for a country in transition. Moderated by Sandy Plunkett, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consultant and National Committee member of the Pearcey Foundation, the 90 minute discussion  engaged industry and policy leaders.

David Rohrsheim GM Uber Australia and New Zealand Jason Clare MP Shadow Minister for Communications
Nick Abrahams Author “Digital Disruption in Australia”

Australia’s ability to compete requires more than just growing the crop and yield of Australia’s ambitious internet, software and IP-driven startups. Our traditional industries and companies in mining, agriculture and services must also become 21st century versions of themselves. Entrepreneurship and technological expertise must be core to our cultural, educational and economic progression.

How will Australia embrace new approaches to collaboration, competition and regulation in the hyper-competitive global digital economy? How will we measure success along the way? Read more >>

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Australia 3.0 thanks to the Australian Computer SocietyData61 CSIRO  and the Pearcey Foundation, for their ongoing partnership and their support of this event.