Leading digital innovation for a sustainable future

Griffith Business School organised the first International Summit on Leading Digital Innovation for Sustainable Future last week.

The event welcomed more than 50 participants including thought leaders and directors from QLD Health, successful startups and SMEs, as well as academics with diverse disciplines from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Curtin University and many more.

Data-driven industrial revolution provides significant opportunities for technological innovations to contribute towards a sustainable future. The summit focused specifically on digital Innovation for collaborative and circular economy, leadership for transforming organisations, and managing wellbeing during a crisis.

Keynote panels led the ideas for each stream. Speakers included Noel Ainsworth (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), Jessica Day (IdeaScale) and Damian Green (eHealth Queensland). There was also an amazing showcase of digital innovation projects including Sebastian Binnewies (App Factory), Rhetta Chappell (Regional Innovation Data Lab), Miriam C (Griffith MBA project), and Siiri Hatakka (Everledger).

Head of the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation said the interactive workshops showcased the use of digital technologies to address current and emerging global challenges.

“The summit harnessed new connections and ideas to create impacts in Sustainable Development Goals. It was a great opportunity for networking, engaging, and formulating new projects in emerging topics.”


Jessica Day, Ideascape.

Noel Ainsworth, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Damien Green, eHealth Queensland.
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