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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Episode #6

Industry thought leader and Best Case Scenario Founder & Director Luli Adeyemo is back again with the highly anticipated ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ video and podcast series.

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, Finance, and Technology, Luli is creating dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change. Dedicated to shifting the way their organisations and industries operate, each ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ guest brings high level understanding, deep purpose, and powerful insight designed to inspire and empower change.

 

"We all belong, don’t settle for mediocre, settle for exceptional”

- Luli Adeyemo - Director & Founder, Best Case Scenario

Episode #6

Navigating the Australian Startup Ecosystem

Murray Hurps Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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The sixth anticipated instalment of In Conversation with Change Makers features Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship at UTS, discussing the challenges for technology startups to obtain adequate means for success.

As the First Director of Entrepreneurship at UTS, Murray is passionate about Australian startups, and sees the biggest risk and opportunity for Australia to be the number of people launching scalable companies.  In addition to this, he has developed software used by over 100 million users, implemented the largest survey of Australia’s startup ecosystem, grown Australia’s largest network of startup hubs, designed and implemented Australia’s first data-focused accelerator program for Australia’s oldest company (Westpac). He is currently building the largest community of student-launched startups at UTS.

The UTS Entrepreneur program is an active part of the community and is committed to progressing thoughts, ideas, and beliefs within the university, and understanding the biggest challenges when it comes to depth and breadth of the startup landscape. Students are collaboration with industry, academics and the local startups ecosystem, offering students the opportunity to study entrepreneurship in a practical, immersive way.

In the sixth edition of the ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ series, Murray and Luli discuss the definition of success and the rapid growth of the entrepreneur field, as well as advice for those who are in the process of beginning their own startup.

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Thursday 21 April 2022   |   21 mins

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Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. We provide strategic, targeted end-to-end integrated marketing solutions that utilize industry research to inspire transformational outcomes.

Best Case Scenario leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Healthcare sectors to bring the right people together to create meaningful conversations. We work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Episode #5

Industry thought leader and Best Case Scenario Founder & Director Luli Adeyemo is back again with the highly anticipated ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ video and podcast series.

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, and Technology, Luli is creating dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change. Dedicated to shifting the way their organisations and industries operate, each ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ guest brings high level understanding, deep purpose, and powerful insight designed to inspire and empower change.

"Knowledge is based on a diversification of ideas."

- Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO and Foundeer of Cultural Infusion

Episode #5

The Importance of Organizations Understanding Their Cultural Diversity and Identity

Michael Walmsley, Chief Experience Officer and Peter Mousaferiadis, CEO and Founder of Cultural Infusion.

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The highly anticipated fifth instalment of In Conversation with Change Makers features Cultural Infusion’s Michael Walmsley, Chief Experience Officer, and CEO and Founder Peter Mousaferiadis, discussing global harmony through intercultural understanding and action, as well as full transparency in goals and achievements for the future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

For nearly two decades, Cultural Infusion has established an impressive track record promoting intercultural understanding worldwide. Founded in 2002, Peter “always wanted to bring people together, always wanting to build cohesion through the arts, always trying to tell a story that we’re all connected”. One of the ways of doing this was through the creation of Diversity Atlas, a data-driven analytics platform measuring cultural and demographic diversity.

According to the United Nations, three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures has become urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development, and we will only be able to face challenges and change together when we are able to coexist and work in harmony, which is exactly what Chief Experience Officer Peter Mousaferidis plans to do Cultural Infusion and Diversity Atlas.

Cultural Infusion is committed to building global harmony through Intercultural action by utilising education, arts, technology, events and services targeted to education, youth, communities, government and business.

In the fifth edition of the ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ series, Peter and Michael uncover what it means to make diversity a prime concern, as well as how to make it the #1 business priority in Australia.

Watch Episode #5 - : The Importance of Organizations Understanding Their Cultural Diversity and Identity
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Thursday 21 April 2022   |   37 mins

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Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. We provide strategic, targeted end-to-end integrated marketing solutions that utilize industry research to inspire transformational outcomes.

Best Case Scenario leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Healthcare sectors to bring the right people together to create meaningful conversations. We work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Episode #4

Industry thought leader and Best Case Scenario Founder & Director Luli Adeyemo returns with the fourth episode of ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ video and podcast series, asking the question of “where does ethics fit into the development and implementation of AI in healthcare?”

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, Finance, and Technology, Luli is creating dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change. Dedicated to shifting the way their organisations and industries operate, each ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ guest brings high level understanding, deep purpose, and powerful insight designed to inspire and empower change.

"Ensuring we respect the privacy of the data, as AI algorithms are hungry for data. We can’t bring together large data sets unless we have the mechanisms to do so.”

-Karin Verspoor, RMIT University

Episode #4

Ethics and Effectiveness of AI in health

Karin Verspoor Executive Dean, School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University

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The fourth instalment of In Conversation with Change Makers features Karin Verspoor, Executive Dean of Computing Technologies at RMIT, discussing the importance of diversity, ethics and effectiveness of AI in health, and the complications surrounding the digital healthcare sector.

At RMIT, Dean Karin Verspoor is responsible for providing academic leadership for all aspects of computer science research and education. As a computer scientist by training, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and cognitive science, as well as language representation and processing in the biomedical domain, she investigates some of the challenges of AI when it comes to healthcare, including the lack of diversity and inclusion.

One of the biggest concerns surrounding the use of AI and conducting healthcare studies is representation, as well as privacy concerns about data, and how the digitisation of treatment benefits both healthcare practitioners and patients. “Ensuring we respect the privacy of the data, as AI algorithms are hungry for data. We can’t bring together large data sets unless we have the mechanisms to do so”, says Karin. She also adds that “there are efforts to bring data across multiple sources, but we’re not quite there yet”. Coming off the Pandemic, she can’t wait to see what the future of education will look like, as well as redesigning the student experience.

Karin Verspoor has been applying AI skills in the biomedical domain since 2003, addressing problems ranging from information extraction of biological concepts and events to the use of text mining to support interpretation of biological data, to detection and prediction of disease from clinical data. Joining RMIT in February 2021 as the Executive Dean, she is responsible for all the students and their academic wellbeing, as well as supporting industry research.

In the fourth edition of the ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ series, Karin and Luli uncover some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare post-Pandemic, and what the biggest challenges facing AI-enabled services are.

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Thursday 21 April 2022   |   30 mins

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Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. We provide strategic, targeted end-to-end integrated marketing solutions that utilize industry research to inspire transformational outcomes.

Best Case Scenario leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Healthcare sectors to bring the right people together to create meaningful conversations. We work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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Facilitating the rise of AI in Australia

Reading recent headlines in the media you could be mistaken in thinking that AI is still in the innovation stage of the product adoption curve, headlines such as ‘Can AI help where humans cannot?’ and my favourite ‘Sorry Professor, AI did my homework’. 

There is no doubt that technology leaders need to maximise AI value, and it is encouraging to see that a critical technology such as AI now gains momentum in the mainstream.  A study from Deloitte supports this with 66% of organisations in their study, consider AI to be critical to their success. 

Since we announced our partnership with Queensland AI Hub (a Queensland Government Initiative) in March last year, we have had the pleasure of being part their community and witness the growth, advocacy and promotion of the business capabilities of Australia’s AI industry.

It’s exciting to be part of something that is building Australia’s AI industry into an innovative, sustainable, and globally competitive place.

Australia – The Innovation Nation

I recently read that If digital goods and services were a sector, it would be the 4th largest export sector for Australia. Isn’t this an amazing statistic?

Also, the department of foreign affairs also published that by 2030, digital trade will enable an estimated A$192 billion of economic value in Australia’s domestic economy. 

So, there is no doubt that Australia’s innovation savviness is one of its greatest exports. I moderated a panel at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation breakfast in Melbourne last month, the goal was to inform and excite attendees about current opportunities in the innovation space, with a view to furthering trade and innovation into the future between the UK and Australia was truly met.  All positive indicators that Australia is ‘the innovation nation’.

Export Market Development Program

Queensland AI Hub has just launched the Export Market Development Program (EMDP) and have selected our team to provide strategic marketing and engagement support.

We will support the recruitment of a cohort of 25 AI businesses and start-ups.  The grant will equip them with the right tools, skills and insights to prepare and successfully launch their products/services to international markets.

Our experience in this area includes successfully helping scaleups who are in the phase of evaluating their readiness to expand internationally,  contributing to the program’s success.

An awareness campaign of the EMDP has just been launched to ignite engagement. Our tasks include:

  • Develop a Marketing campaign project plan – includes the identification of key channels to reach AI businesses who are ready to expand.  Our team  will leverage our deep relationships with key technology associations who represent tech innovators across many sectors.
  • Craft assets to ease user experience and clearly guide applications from awareness through to action.  The focus is on clearly highlighting the benefits of the program and create social media assets with a strong call to action.
  • Create an engaging theme and a selection of educational marketing assets such as a landing page with payment gateway.
  • Support the application process, to ensure a smooth and pleasing experience.   Tap into our industry expertise and knowledge to vet each application through an interview process to create a short list of the best-fit applicants.

Applications are now open to apply for the grant, just visit the link. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 25 May 2022.  Please share!

Other great initiatives Queensland AI Hub are supporting
  • Supporting researchers at The University of Queensland where they are using AI – embodied in robotics and virtual reality (VR) – to better understand and accelerate neurological recovery after stroke.
  • And Rockhampton Regional Council‘s Advance Rockhampton team to help facilitate industry engagement and enhance AI capability development in the region – helping to improve industry productivity, generate jobs and increase market access for regional businesses through the adoption of AI.

About Best Case Scenario

Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario create business opportunities to empower change-makers. They believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. They leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Health sector to bring the right people together to have meaningful conversations. They work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

Connect direct with Best Case Scenario’s Founder and Director, Luli Adeyemo at luli@bestcasescenario.com.au

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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Episode #2

Industry thought leader and Best Case Scenario Founder & Director Luli Adeyemo is back again with the highly anticipated ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ video and podcast series.

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, and Technology, Luli is creating dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change. Dedicated to shifting the way their organisations and industries operate, each ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ guest brings high level understanding, deep purpose, and powerful insight designed to inspire and empower change.

"We believe in the power of people, the responsibility of organisations, and the importance of industries to drive change, to improve the lives of others."

Luli Adeyemo - Director & Founder, Best Case Scenario

Episode #2

Data Security & AI Transparency During a Pandemic

Ian Oppermann, NSW Government of Customer Service
Matt Wynn-Jones, Counterparts Technology

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The highly anticipated second instalment of In Conversation with Change Makers features NSW Government Department of Customer Service Chief Data Scientist, Ian Oppermann, and Co-Founder & Director of Counterparts Technology, Matt Wynn-Jones, discussing data security and AI transparency during a pandemic.

The NSW Government’s Department of Customer Service aim to deliver excellence in customer service, digital leadership and innovation in government services, and safe and secure markets. They help establish the customer at the centre of all programs and initiatives across the NSW Government, deliver a more consistent and efficient digital experience with government, and use data and behavioural insights to drive customer service improvements for the people of NSW.

Counterparts Technology are pushing boundaries as technology consultants and procurement specialists. From public, private to hybrid cloud services, data networking, phones, video and unified communications, through to IT security, bespoke software development, fully managed IT services & support, and easy hardware procurement and software licensing, Counterparts work with organisations on security, data centre optimisation, and workplace enablement.

In this episode of In Conversation with Change Makers, Ian Oppermann and Matt Wynn-Jones uncover the role of ethics when developing and implementing AI across government initiatives, the public’s perception regarding data sharing and security since the start of the pandemic and now, and predictions on be the biggest changes expected to be made in government AI practices.

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Thursday 21 April 2022   |   29mins

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Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. We provide strategic, targeted end-to-end integrated marketing solutions that utilise industry research to inspire transformational outcomes.

Best Case Scenario leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Healthcare sectors to bring the right people together to create meaningful conversations. We work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Launch

Industry thought leader and Best Case Scenario Founder & Director Luli Adeyemo has launched a brand new video and podcast series aptly titled ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’.

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, Finance, and Technology, Luli is creating dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change. Dedicated to shifting the way their organisations and industries operate, each ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ guest brings high level understanding, deep purpose, and powerful insight designed to inspire and empower change.

"We believe in the power of people, the responsibility of organisations, and the importance of industries to drive change, to improve the lives of others."

Luli Adeyemo - Director & Founder, Best Case Scenario

Episode #1

Government Policy Driving Innovation​​

Corrie McLeod & James Riley, InnovationAus

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The very first edition of In Conversation with Change Makers features Publisher Corrie McLeod and Editorial Director James Riley from the tech and innovation focussed publication InnovationAus, who will be discussing government policy driving innovation in Australia.

InnovationAus is an independent publication that reports on government policy as it affects technology-based innovation across the nation’s growth industries. From mining and agriculture to financial services, MedTech, cyber security and advanced manufacturing, the journalism focuses on the opportunities that align with Australia’s strategic priorities and connects government, institutional researchers, investors, entrepreneurs and the mainstream business community.

InnovationAus’ goal is to galvanise new thinking and encourage new action in building on Australia’s economy in transition.​ Through their publication, targeted industry forums, high-level roundtables and bespoke content and events, InnovationAus provide information and insight on the application of new technology toward continued national prosperity. They provide independent and trusted information to its readers and is considered the record of choice for decision makers from government, industry and research sectors.

Corrie McLeod is a 17-year communications veteran and the Founder and Publisher of InnovationAus. Corrie sets the creative direction and operational execution of the organisation’s commercial offerings, ranging from business roundtables, content partners, forums and bespoke events, as well as the publication’s advertising partnerships. 

As the InnovationAus Publisher, Corrie is also responsible for managing the role InnovationAus plays in the Australian media landscape, as well as its place as an independent voice within the local technology ecosystem.

Editorial Director James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in journalism, James has worked in newspapers, industry magazines, radio and online, including lengthy reporting stints at the South China Morning Post, The Australian, and InformationWeek.

As the Editorial Director, James sets the tone and direction of InnovationAus reporting, as well as advising on building programs for business roundtables and bespoke events. James has a specific interest in industry development policy as it relates to the Australian technology sector.

In the very first edition of the ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ series, Corrie and James uncover some of the biggest challenges they see facing innovation in technology, how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of new technology in market, and where they see leaders coming together, working towards changing government policy in Australia.

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01 September 2021   |   23mins

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Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. We provide strategic, targeted end-to-end integrated marketing solutions that utilise industry research to inspire transformational outcomes.

Best Case Scenario leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Healthcare sectors to bring the right people together to create meaningful conversations. We work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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Queensland AI for Healthcare

“This is an exciting time for AI driven Healthcare, according to research company Ecosystm, as vaccine distribution and tracking become crucial, healthcare organisations will opt for a more collaborative, AI driven supply chain. This is just one key indicator that there is a need now more than ever for collaborative opportunities such as the AI Healthcare Forum 2021"

Luli Adeyemo, Director, Best Case Scenario

AI in Healthcare is now truly at the forefront during this COVID-19 era. However, over the past few years it is champions like Queensland AI Hub and Best Case Scenario who have facilitated and encouraged the adoption of AI technologies within the Australian Healthcare sector.

In this new decade they celebrate their newly formed partnership, facilitating a stronger AI community in Australia bringing together clinicians, hospitals leaders, innovators, universities, industry and government talent at the AI Healthcare Forum 2021.

Best Case Scenario will bring to the partnership its significant experience in developing hybrid events in a Covid-19 era as well as its extensive network in the technology and healthcare sector.

“Luli and her team are an obvious partner of choice for the AI Healthcare Forum 2021, their expertise in delivering educational forums both online and face to face backed by their program development, sponsorship engagement and marketing skills is what attracted us to them”

Sue Keay, CEO, Queensland AI Hub

About AI Healthcare Forum 2021

Opportunities are now open to speak and sponsor at the forum, please contact luli@bestcasescenario.com.au to receive more information.

About the Queensland Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hub

Established in April 2020, the Queensland Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hub brings regions, innovation hubs, universities, industry and government talent together to maximise people development, skills utilisation, investment and our competitive edge on a global scale. The Hub connects Queensland’s AI ecosystem and champions the AI community, ensuring our AI creators, investors, industry, government and communities have the right skills and support to understand and implement artificial intelligence at scale. qldaihub.com Sue Keay, CEO, Queensland AI Hub Sue.Keay@qldaihub.com

“Best Case Scenario were approached by Queensland AI Hub to help deliver their AI Healthcare Forum 2021, I was impressed by their impact and influence on the wider AI sector delivering bespoke education and training programs to develop a future-ready workforce, while advocating for AI, advising on government policy and benchmarking global best practices”

Luli Adeyemo, Director, Best Case Scenario

About Best Case Scenario

Founded in 2007, Best Case Scenario create business opportunities to empower change-makers. They believe in the power of people to create meaningful change. They leverage strong relationships within the Technology, Government, Financial and Health sector to bring the right people together to have meaningful conversations. They work with ambitious companies to help them grow and achieve outstanding results.

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Luli Adeyemo, Director, Best Case Scenario

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CXO Digital Leaders Dialogue Series launch

In this video Luli Adeyemo announces the launch of CXO Digital Leaders Dialogue with Best Case Scenario’s research partner Ecosystm.  It’s been a long term aim for Luli and her team to host their own series of virtual events.

"It's the combination of our experience in bringing people together to have meaningful discussions and Ecosystm’s self-sustaining online peer-to-peer community, best in class analysts and primary research that makes our online series truly unique"

Luli Adeyemo, Founder of Best Case Scenario.