At Work 2014

How are Knowledge, Connectivity and Technology transforming
the world as we know it?

Join us for a series of thought provoking talks on how this tech-enabled and connected world is defining a new normal for some of Australia’s biggest industries.



23rd Oct 2014

Starting 7:45AM for breakfast

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Doltone House

Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, NSW

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  • GE
    Jeff Immelt



    Jeff has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and since he began serving as chief executive officer in 2000, GE has been named “America’s Most Admired Company” and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times.

    Jeff was the chair of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

  • GE
    Prof Enrico Coiera


    Centre for Health Informatics at UNSW

    Prof Enrico Coiera is the author of The Guide to Medical Informatics, the Internet and Telemedicine now used as the basis for many courses in health informatics. Enrico is the Foundation Professor in Health Informatics and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of NSW.
    His research publications have focused on informing the clinical community about the importance of new technologies and on technical aspects of artificial intelligence techniques for patient monitoring

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  • GE
    Geoff Culbert


    GE Australia, New Zealand & PNG

    Geoff leads the GE businesses in the region, which is one of the largest markets for GE outside the United States.
    During Geoff’s 12 year career with GE, he has held a number of leadership positions and most recently he was General Counsel for GE’s global operations, where he lead a team of over 150 people. He graduated from the University of Melbourne and has worked in Europe and Asia.

  • GE
    Maureen Dougherty


    Boeing Australia & South Pacific

    Maureen Dougherty was named President of Boeing Australia & South Pacific in February 2014. Previously, Dougherty served as vice president and program manager for the KC-46A Tanker program, a program within Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Boeing Military Aircraft business unit. Throughout her 30-year career, Dougherty has held a variety of engineering and program leadership positions on missile, fighter, bomber and military commercial derivative aircraft programs. Dougherty is a member of the Business Council of Australia.

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    Prof Sam Gandy


    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Prof Sam Gandy holds the Mount Sinai Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research, and he is the Founding Director of the Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was featured in GQ Magazine’s “Rock Stars of Science” Campaign for his basic, clinical, and neuroimaging research on the substances that clog the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease and in patients with the chronic traumatic encephalopathy associated with brain trauma in boxers, football players, and battlefield veterans.

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  • GE
    Richard Goyder



    Richard is Chief Executive Officer of Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s oldest and most successful diversified companies.

    He is also Chairman of the Australian B20, an AFL Commissioner, and a director of the Business Council of Australia. Richard was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2013 for distinguished service to business and the promotion of corporate sponsorship of the arts , Indigenous programs, and to the community.

  • GE
    Ayesha Khanna


    The Economist, Look Ahead

    Ayesha is Editorial Director, Look ahead of The Economist Group, and CEO of Technology Quotient, which develops content and technology platforms for the vocational and K-12 educational sectors. She is a member of the Singapore Ministry of Education's Steering Committee on higher education reform. She also directs the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics and has appeared in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review.

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    David Knox



    David has over 30 years experience in the global oil and gas industry, and has been chief executive of Santos since 1998. Prior to Santos, David held a number of senior positions with BP, including Managing Director for BD Developments in Australasia. He is director of the Migration Council Australia, member of the Business Council of Australia, and the Royal Institute of Australia.

  • GE
    James O’Loghlin


    ABC Presenter

    James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's leading comedians and media personalities. Since 2004 he has hosted The New Inventors on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2006 he hosted The Evening Show on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT. James’ background as a commercial and criminal lawyer blended with his live and broadcast comedy has helped him become a talented and versatile comedian, entertainer and communicator.

  • GE
    David Rohrsheim


    Uber Australia

    David established Uber in Australia in 2012, after convincing Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick that Sydney should be Uber's third international city. Prior to Uber, David worked in Silicon Valley for venture capital firm, DFJ, the company that helped to start brands such as Skype, Hotmail, and the Tesla electric cars. David graduated with an engineering degree from Adelaide University and an MBA from Stanford University.

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  • GE
    Mark Sheppard

    Chief Information Officer

    GE Australia & New Zealand

    Mark drives the technology strategy and vision to support the growth of GE’s Energy, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Healthcare and Financial Services businesses in the region. He has built a reputation for driving change, having led major IT transformations across GE’s European operations. Mark has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, specialising in the use of Neural Networks in analysis of big industrial data and computational linguistics.

  • GE
    Steve Vamos



    Steve serves as a non-executive Director of Telstra and has more than 30 years experience in the information technology and online media industries. He has also served as a non-executive director at Medibank Private and David Jones, and has held leadership positions at IBM, Apple & Microsoft. He is currently Chairman of an Australian start-up and now New York based, Reading Room Inc which is a social network for book lovers.

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Location & Date


Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
Piers 19-21 Upper Deck,
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont, NSW, 2009


Star Casino Parking Station
Located on Pyrmont St.
Wilson Carpark
Located on 19-21 Pirrama Rd.

The Date

23rd Oct 2014

Start Time : 7:45AM for breakfast
Finish Time : 1:30PM