The Amplify Festival in Sydney, Australia was quite an eye opening event for me in the realm of futurism, innovation and long-term development. The topics and speakers likewise had some world class research behind them. I blogged an overview for each day and shared them on LinkedIn.
I was at hand as Blogger-in-Residence for the five days of the event hosted by AMP, one of the top financial services companies of Australia, at their downtown offices. I also facilitated the panel on Customer Engagement and Trust (shown on right) with three others with great insight: Katryna Dow (Meeco.me), Michael Weeding (AMP), and Cheryl Burgess (Blue Focus Marketing). The event was attended by AMP employees (even their top execs like Craig Meller, their CEO, and Craig Ryman, their CIO), as well as many from across Australian industry.
I have posted two pieces on Forbes (so far):
See all the days at Amplify Festival (including videos of some of the talks):
- June 1st – Innovation management (Dr. Norman Lewis, PwC), Video surveys (Matthew Barnett, Verbate)
- June 2nd – Futurism (Stuart Candy, U of Toronto), Healthcare Design (Lorna Ross, Mayo Clinic), Bitcoin (Jon Matonis)
- June 3rd – Ecosystems (John Hagel, Deloitte), Company Transformation (Sanjay Purohit, Infosys), and Strategy Planning (Simon Wardley, LEF)
- June 4th – Innovating Publishing (Paul Cameron, Booktrack), Education (Heather McGowan), Long-term Innovation (James Moody, Sendle)
- June 5th – Aging (Michael Hodin, Ruth Finkelstein, Ken Smith, Mark Halverson)