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Session Two 2017: The Future of Innovation

What will the future of innovation look like? Hear perspectives from Erica Haddon, RAC’s EGM of Strategic Innovation and Michelle Sandford from Microsoft followed by a panel session with George Coldham from the ACS and ECU School of Science.

About the Presenters

Erica Haddon, EGM of Strategic Innovation - RAC

Erica is leads strategic innovation at the RAC. This includes pursuing a pipeline of breakthrough innovation opportunities and generating future scenarios to help  define the future strategic positioning of the RAC. Throughout her career Erica has worked for Wesfarmers Energy, a wholly owned Division of Wesfarmers Limited, a top 100 Australian company; Argyle Diamonds and Dampier Salt (owned by Rio Tinto Limited). Erica’s has a Bachelor of Business with majors in Economics and Finance, a post graduate diploma in professional accounting and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Erica also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2012 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michelle Sandford - Microsoft

Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and one of MCV’s 30 Most Influential Women in Games. Michelle is a Technology Evangelist who acts as a connector between technology and the world. An advocate for STEM, the Games Industry and Developers. She has presented at around 50 conferences and events around the world on technology, inclusive design, diversity and gaming. Michelle connects people who have problems with the solutions, knowledge and technology they need to succeed.

Michelle likes to stay one jump ahead of the Game(boy) by thinking outside the (X)box. She surfs both waves and webs. Her motto is ‘Change the World or Go Home’.

George Coldham - Vice Chair, ACS

George Coldham is a passionate ICT professional, lecturing in ICT by day at a South Metropolitan TAFE, and volunteering as one of two Vice Chair’s of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) by night. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from ECU, majoring in InterNetworking and Mobile Computing. He was awarded 2012 Trainer of the Year at Polytechnic West and was forwarded by the ACS for the Professionals Australia, Young Professional of the Year 2015. He is a member of Australian Information Society, Internet Association of Australia and the ACS. He champions causes that help to educate and enable equality within the sector. He believes there is a huge future for the use of VR technology in education.

Event Details

Time: 5:30pm - 7.30pm
Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Venue: ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 34, Room 34.545, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
* Free parking is available in staff and student bays after 5pm.
Cost: Standard $30 / ECU Students $20 *early bird discounts available 
RSVP: RSVP by Friday, 9 June 2017

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