From the CEO
I hope this finds you healthy and safe. With so many Advance.org members at home (some unexpectedly) and others isolated overseas, we have been inundated with examples of Australians supporting the response to Covid19 around the world. You have asked to be more connected with what’s happening in Australia. In response, we have released a new website and are holding frequent roundtables, virtually of course, with inspiring global Australians. Next week we deliver our first Global Digital Town Hall with guests registering from around the world. Our team is working through the incredible submissions for the Advance Awards 2020 and have exciting plans for an expanded Advance NextGen Program.
With so many of you seeking a social connection, we are hosting a Musical Happy Hour with SongDivision in the USA. If you prefer a quieter conversation, we are hosting the first Advance #Coffee Hour for global Australians who have plans to return or have arrived back in Australia. We always want to hear what’s happening in your part of the world, so drop us a note or share your observations like John Dobbin did recently with his postcard from Oman. Until next time and with our best wishes. – Maria MacNamara.
A CALL TO ACTION
Uschi Schreiber AM, the EY Fellow on Digital Society and Innovation, and former member of EY’s global executive board, provided an overview of global trends, the challenges facing the Australian economy, and opportunities to be seized. More
EVOLUTION OF WORK
Michael Priddis, CEO of Faethm.ai and Mark Rigotti, most recent global CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills, shared insights about the Evolution of work in the new economy. More
THE NEW LEADERSHIP
Sebastian Ko is a multi-award winning attorney turned technology business leader. He is co-founder of DHB Global, specialising in biotech commercialisation and regtech. More
JAPAN IN FOCUS
Melanie Brock is Advance.org’s Ambassador for Japan. We share her April postcard from Japan. More
RETAIL AND RECOVERY
Richard Umbers has returned from a stint in Germany and shares his view on the importance of retail and hospitality playing a leading role in the recovery phase. More
We are working on a number of new projects, including roundtables with Professor John Mattick AO, Lucy Turnbull AO, Robert Potter and Emeritus Professor Christina Slade, Simon Wardley and Leanne Kemp
We are excited to host our first Advance.org Musical Happy Hour with SongDivision on Thursday, 4th June, 6:00 pm (US EDT)/ Friday 5 June, 8am (AEST) via Zoom. Featuring SongDivision hosts: Angus Clark (Cher, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), John Lombardo (toured with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), MiG Ayesa (Rock of Ages, INXS), and Benji Harris (toured with Cassadee Pope, Big & Rich). No musical experience or ability is required. Sign up
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