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Keynotes and Presentations

Keynotes and Presentations

Past Keynote Presentations

As an expert in the neuroscience of human connectivity and complex systems, Fiona presents to both organisations and the public on the importance of communication and interconnection.

She is a regular keynote speaker in Australia and overseas on a range of topics including: neurogenesis (building new brain) and the neurophysiology of human interaction; the cognition of leadership, collaboration and creativity; how to build resilience through long lens problem solving and a capacity for foresight; and the neuroscience of values, learning, community engagement, and trust.

The intersection of humans and technology is another of Fiona’s major areas of interest, where her research and presentations cover: the use of technologies in organisations; how technology shapes us and how we should shape technology; Artificial Intelligence (advantages and issues); and shaping a human centric future. Fiona’s keynotes are designed to inspire and empower all audiences, from corporate conferences to community forums.

International Keynotes and Presentations

 

  • In the Dance with AI, who leads, when and why? LiveTiles Conference, New York, USA July, 2018
  • The Human Touch: combining people and technology to establish and expand trading positions in Asia Pacific. Enterprise Ireland, Dublin, April, 2018
  • The Robot or the Person. USA Chamber of Commerce. Philadelphia. February, 2018
  • How Technology Shapes Us. Keynote at WORKTECH 17, Berlin. Unwired Ventures July, 2017.
  • What Do We Want Future Work to Look Like: building quality partnerships with AI Bene International Round Table on Future of Work. Berlin. June, 2017
  • Partnering with AI for a Human Centric Future. FHI (Future Humanity Institute). Oxford, England. June, 2017
  • AI in a Human Centric Future – what do we know, what don’t we know? Briefing for Minister’s taskforce building Finland’s AI program for the future. Helsinki, Finland. June, 2017
  • Strategic Intuition and Foresight. VTT, Espoo, Finland, June, 2017
  • Partnering with AI for a Humane Future. VTT. Espoo, Finland, June, 2017
  • When Only a Human Will Do. Futures of a Complex World International Conference, Turku, Finland. June, 2017
  • Partnering with AI for a Human Centric Future. Futures of a Complex World International Conference, Turku, Finland. June, 2017
  • Complex Systems, Innovation Policies and Creativity: Perspectives from Australia, Singapore and Finland Guest presentation, ISI Fraunhofer Institute for Systems Innovation and Research, Karlsruhe, Germany. June, 2014
  • Cognition of Collaboration and Creativity –ACLA (Australian Corporate Lawyers Association) conference: March, 2014.
  • Cognition of managing creative collaboration, leading multi-sector projects, and creating alignment between government and non-government stakeholders Strategic conference, SVA (Service Ventures Australia). April, 2014
  • Neuroleadership: How trust facilitates Creativity. Creative Innovation Conference, Melbourne, Nov. 2014.
  • How Social Neuroscience Can Facilitate Better Collaboration and Cooperation CPA National conference: Be Equipped for Success. Key note in Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, 2014
  • How Governments Can Inspire Creativity. Creative Industries conference, Ministry of Creativity and Trade, Jakarta, Nov. 2013.
  • Elements of Supportive Government for Increasing Productivity and Innovation in SME’s. Conference speaker, Department of Treasury, Singapore, December, 2013
  • The Stump Jump Plough and Women in Parliament (a study of Adelaide as a creative city which was founded as a social innovation experiment). Conference on Cognition of Creativity and Collaboration, Universite de Strasbourg, Nov. 2013
  • Potential for, and Challenges to, Enhancing SME Participation in Supply Chains in APEC. Retailing Services Conference: Surabaya, Indonesia, 10-11 April 2013.
  • Partnerships, Paradigms and Possibilities, National Business Conference, Singapore, March, 2013.

 

Australian Keynotes and Presentations

 

  • The Neuro-Psychology of Patient Adherence-what impacts their Decisions? Allergan Medical Conference, Adelaide, SA. November 2018
  • Leading for Connection and Innovation. Ebay Leadership Offsite. California. November, 2018.
  • Dancing with AI. BT Blue Finance National Conference, Hamilton Island, Australia. November, 2018
  • Building a Better Brain and Business. CEDA Trustee Event. Adelaide, SA. November, 2018
  • Building a more Compassionate Australia (with Hugh Mackay). Integrity 2018 Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane October, 2018
  • Recalibrating Big Tech’s Moral Compass. Integrity 2018 conference, Griffith University, Brisbane. October, 2018
  • The Power of Presence. Palliative Care Conference. Adelaide, SA. October, 2018
  • New Technology, New Visions. Festival of Ideas panel, Adelaide SA October, 2018
  • The Best of Both Worlds. Festival of Ideas, Adelaide, SA. Octover, 2018
  • Operationalising Innovation. Sovereign Wealth Fund CEO Masterclass. Adelaide, August, 2018
  • The Neuroscience of Complex Decision Making. ACNP conference, Adelaide,SA. August, 2018
  • Creating quality human connections in a virtual healthcare world. Dubbo Health Innovation Awards, June, 2018
  • The Neuroscience of Adaptability. LGITSA Adapt and Thrive conference, Handorf Convention Centre, April, 2018
  • Building an Innovative water Industry. ICE warm conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, March, 2018
  • Machines Rising. Research Tuesday (Machine Learning Panel). Bragg Theatre, Adelaide Uni. March, 2018
  • The Neuroscience of Leading. Future Executive Symposium, DPC. SAHMRI building, March, 2018
  • Building a Human Centric Future. Purpose 2018, Sydney, February. 2018
  • The Person or the Robot. SA Leaders Conference. Adelaide, December, 2017
  • The Human Touch. Regal Health Awards, Sydney, December 2017
  • The Adobe Asia Pacific Think Tank on the Future of Work. Sydney, December, 2017
  • The role of Food in Ageing Well. Talk and panel (Simon Bryant, Tom Lunn and Olivia DeSisto). The Ageing Well Revolution Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, November, 2018
  • Health Is The New Growth (how South Australia’s health industry is the driver for economic growth) Panel presentation with Marco Baccanti, Dr Jane Bowen, and Gary Belfield. Adelaide Convention centre, November, 2017
  • Using cognitive neuroscience and complex systems dynamics to inform and design trusted human-synthetic partnerships. Defence Conference, Hilton Hotel Adelaide, November, 2017
  • Out of Touch with Gill Hicks. Open State, Adelaide. October, 2017
  • Is Your Diet Making You Dumb (with Simon Bryand and Paul Henry). Open State, Adelaide. October, 2017
  • When is a Human Better? Open State, Adelaide. October, 2017
  • Partnering with AI for a Human Centric Future. Open State, Adelaide. October, 2017
  • Robot Brains vs Human Brains. Open State, October, 2017
  • Build a Better Brain for Business. Victorian Small Business Festival. August, 2017
  • The Cognition of Media Consumption. News Limited. Adelaide, August, 2017
  • Human Centric Partnering with AI. Aurecon Limelight Leadership Engineering Conference. Adelaide. August, 2017
  • The Cognition of Empathy and Medical Compassion. Compassion Lab, Melbourne. July, 2017
  • The Neuroscience of Leadership: Building Better Boards. National Better Boards conference. Brisbane, July 2017
  • Creativity in Leadership. Inaugural National CMO Momentum conference. Sydney, July, 2017
  • Dancing with Complexity: the neuroscience of collaborating for Wicked Problems. Water Research Australia National Conference. July, 2017
  • Rewiring your Brain – Servicing the Engine. William Buck International Directors and Managers Conference, Adelaide, May, 2017
  • The Science of Empathy. National Health Providers Compassion Lab, Victoria, April, 2017
  • Leadership: The hard Science behind the Soft Stuff. Governors Leadership Foundation Showcase, Adelaide, March, 2017
  • The neuroscience of resilient organisations, Macquarie Finance Global Conference, Sydney, March, 2017
  • How Technology Shapes Us. Keynote at WORKTECH Sydney, March, 2017.
  • The law of increasing returns – how human connection grows business and brains. Macquarie Legal Global Conference, Sydney, March, 2017
  • How Technology Sculpts Us at Work. Mobile-ising Women in Business Conference, Canberra, February, 2016
  • Wiring Wonder: the Neuroscience of Learning. ATU Annual Conference, Adelaide, February, 2017
  • Changing Our Minds – How Great Leaders Rewire Brains. Outside the Box – State Government Professionals Conference. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. February 2017
  • The Role of Connectivity and Diversity in a Healthy Society. Australia Day Address. Adelaide Entertainment Centre January, 2017
  • When only a Human will Do – the Place of Technology in the Health System. GP Forum, Adelaide Convention Centre, November, 2016
  • How Technology Sculpts Us at Work. Mobile-ising Women in Business Conference, Melbourne, November 2016
  • Look Into my Eyes. Wired for Wonder, Sydney/Melbourne. November 2016
  • Look Into my Eyes. TEDx Sydney, November, 2016
  • Look Into my Eyes: why a personal connection matters. CBA National conference, Hobart. Oct. 2016
  • Will we Shape the Future or Let it Shape Us: crafting a human-centric future Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Oct. 2016
  • How Leaders Change Brains and Win Hearts. TEDx Adelaide, Oct. 2016
  • The Law of Increasing Returns. MacQuarie Legal Global Conference, Canberra. Oct. 2016
  • Tech-No: why a personal connection matters. CBA national Technology Conference. Sydney, September, 2016
  • AI: Friend AND Foe. Plenary lecture, Chemeca Engineering Global Conference, Adelaide. Sept. 2016
  • When Only a Human Will Do: the neurophysiological effect of touch and eye gaze on healing and wellness. SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) Brain, Body and Mind conference, Adelaide. Sept. 2016
  • How Technology Sculpts Us. AMCHAM conference, Adelaide. Aug. 2016
  • Dances with Robots: humans as Disruptive Innovation. Hawke Centre, University of South Australia, July, 2016
  • The rise of the robot Nurse: Are Humans the Innovation Disruption we seek. Healthcare of the Future conference, Sydney. June 2016
  • Is Data killing Creativity? Vivid Festival, Sydney, June, 2016.
  • Building the Intrapreneur’s Brain: how leadership helps to craft creative bureaucracy. DSD Entrepreneurs Week, Department of State Development, Adelaide, June.2016
  • Building Better Brains. BUPA conference, Melbourne, May, 2016
  • Thinking in Systems. Masterclass for DECD Senior Management group, Adelaide, May, 2016
  • The Neuroscience of Leading a Resilient Organization. MAINZ MBA program, Adelaide University, May, 2016
  • The Resilient Path. CBA Leaders Conference, Sydney. Nov. 2015
  • Neuroleadership. Masterclass, Department of Premier and Cabinet  Executive, Adelaide, April, 2016
  • TECH-NO – Why a Personal Connection Matters in Banking. CBA Technology Conference, Sydney, Oct. 2015
  • The Neuroscience of Engagement– Better Together Showcase, State Government, Adelaide. Nov. 2015 (work with the Premiers department on capacity building, community engagement, and trust)
  • Changing Our Minds – How Great Leaders Rewire Brains, Wired for Wonder Conference, Sydney, Melbourne, Oct. 2015
  • Leading the Values Led. Volunteering SA&NT Conference, Adelaide, Oct. 2015.
  • The Neuroscience of Change. Webinar. July, 2015
  • The Future of Learning. ChristChurch Grammar School, May, 2015
  • The Neuroscience of Values. VIVID festival, 2015
  • The Neuroscience of Space. Unwired Festival, Melbourne, May 2015
  • Creative Arts, Creative Minds – the positive effects of performing arts on the Cognition of Ageing. Hawke Centre, 2014
  • Wire Yourself for Wonder, presented at Wired for Wonder 2014, Sydney