Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Participating in the Realising Our Broadband Future forum

Only a few hundred people can attend the Realising Our Broadband Future forum in Sydney this week. The organisers have therefore arranged for Participating Remotely. Main (plenary) sessions will be webcast and smaller workshop sessions audio streamed. The format for this is simialr to that developed for the Public Sphere events and is explained at Senator Kate Lundy's website.

The twitter hash tag #bbfuture is being used for the event, allowing comments.

Ideas and questions for discussion can be submitted in 'Open to Your Ideas'. This moderated forum accepts short Twitter style comments, plus You Tube video. They can be on of the five discussion streams: Smart Infrastructure, Digital Education, e-Communities, e-Health and e-Business.

Also there will be a Wiki will to bring together ideas, with a separate section for each stream. The audio of the live sessions will also be linked for replay.

There are also some remote venues for live participation, such as Parramatta City Council.

Last night I attended a Google Wave developers session. Wave and similar technologyg ives the prospect of a more unified and easier to understand way to do such collaboration. While instant messaging, video, wikis and web forums provide useful tools, there is a confusing range of different interfaces.

Conference Program Day 1 - Thursday 10 December 2009
0800Registration Open
Plenary Session
0900Opening Remarks: Forum Co-chair - Dr Paul Twomey, Senior President of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers

Session chair - Senator, the Hon. Stephen Conroy,
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
0905Opening Address, Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP
0935Keynote Speaker: Mike Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of NBN Co.
1000International Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Cole, Director USC Annenberg School
1030Morning Tea
Plenary Session
1100Opening Remarks: Session Chair - Senator Kate Lundy, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
1105International Keynote Speaker: Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft
1110International Keynote Speaker: Vinton G Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
David King, YouTube Product Manager, Google
1130Keynote Speaker: Samantha Hannah-Rankin, Manager Corporate Development, Australia Post
1150Keynote Speaker: Dr Nick Gruen, Chair, Government Web2.0 Taskforce
1210Keynote Speaker: Brad Wearn, CIO, BHP Billiton Iron Ore
1230Q&A Session with speakers
1240Lunch Break
Stream Session 1 What are the possibilities
1340Stream 1 Smart Infrastructure
Facilitator - Alan Smart, Senior Consultant/Marketing Director, ACIL Tasman
Panelist 1 - Tristram Carfrae, Arup Fellow & Deputy Chair, Global Buildings Board
Panelist 2 - Geof Heydon, Director, Market Development & Digital Economies, Alcatel-Lucent
Panelist 3 - Chris Althaus, CEO, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

Stream 2 e-Health
Facilitator - Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Visiting Fellow, GP Melbourne's West; Head of Clinical Unit - NEHTA; Former AMA President & Commissioner NHHRC
Panelist 1 - Gary Cohen, CEO, iSOFT
Panelist 2 - Adam Powick, Deloitte Partner, Technology
Panelist 3 - Glen Boreham, Managing Director, IBM Australia

Stream 3 Digital Education
Facilitator - Greg Moo, CIO, Department of Education and Training, Northern Territory
Panelist 1 - Craig Foster, Education Director, Microsoft Australia
Panelist 2 - Andrew Skewes, Executive Director, Bendigo Campus, LaTrobe University
Panelist 3 - David O'Hagan, CIO, The Learning Place, Education Queensland

Stream 4 e-Business
Facilitator - Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business
Panelist 1 - Lisa Colley, Centre Director, Creative Industries Innovation Centre
Panelist 2 - Robert Murray, CEO, Firemint
Panelist 3 - Darren Alexander, CEO, AuTech

Stream 5 e-Community
Facilitator - Jan Fullerton, CEO, National Library of Australia
Panelist 1 - Geoff Anson, Chairman and Co-founder, One Laptop per Child
Panelist 2 - Lisa Harvey, CEO, Energetica
Panelist 3 - Richard Kimber, CEO, Friendster
1530Afternoon Tea
Stream Session 2 Reality Check
1600Stream 1 Smart Infrastructure
Facilitator - Dr Alex Zelinsky, Director, ICT Centre, CSIRO
Panelist 1 - Ross Carter, Division Head, Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts
Panelist 2 - Prof Rod Tucker, Director, Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES)
Panelist 3 - Denis McGee, GM Infrastructure and Security Services, NAB

Stream 2 e-Health
Facilitator - Carol Bennett, Executive Director, Consumers Health Forum
Panelist 1 - Dr Chris Pearce, GP and Researcher
Panelist 2 - Prof Michael Georgeff, CEO, Precedence Health Care
Panelist 3 - Prof Branko Celler, Director, TeleMedCare

Stream 3 Digital Education
Facilitator - Prof Catherine Beavis, Professor of Education, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University
Panelist 1 - Anne-Marie Lansdown, Division Head, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Panelist 2 - Raju Varanasi, GM, Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW Department of Education and Training
Panelist 3 - Heather Watson, Director, The Learning Federation

Stream 4 e-Business
Facilitator - John Grant, Managing Director, Data#3
Panelist 1 - Jim McKerlie, CEO, Bullseye Group
Panelist 2 - Daniel Petre, Executive Chairman, netus
Panelist 3 - Chris Rodwell, Director Innovation and Queensland Director of the Australian Industry Group

Stream 5 e-Community
Facilitator - Kerry Graham, CEO, Australia Social Inclusion Board
Panelist 1 - Frank McGuire, Founder Global Learning Village
Panelist 2 - Denis Moriarty, COO, Our Community
Panelist 3 - Allan Asher, CEO, Australian Communications Consumers Action Network
Conference Program Day 2 - Friday 11 December 2009
Plenary Session
0900Day 2 Opening Remarks: Forum Co-chair - Dr Paul Twomey,
Senior President of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers
0905International Keynote Speaker: Dr Larry Smarr,
Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
0910Keynote Speaker: Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy,
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
0930Keynote Speaker: Abigail E. Thomas,
Head, Strategic Innovation & Development, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
0950Keynote Speaker: Stuart Tucker, GM Marketing Aussie Home Loans & Iain McDonald, Director, Amnesia
1020Morning Tea
1040Keynote Speaker: David Bartlett, Premier of Tasmania, Australia
1100Keynote Speaker: Jane Bennett, CEO, Ashgrove Cheese
Stream Session 3 Next Steps
1120Stream 1 Smart Infrastructure
Facilitator - Prof Stuart White, Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Panelist 1 - Dr Brian Boyle, Director, CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility
Panelist 2 - Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco Australia
Panelist 3 - Brendan Morling, Division Head, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Stream 2 e-Health
Facilitator - Prof Michael Legg, Chair, Health Informatics Society of Australia
Panelist 1 - Prof Rob Evans, Victoria Research Laboratory Director, National ICT Australia
Panelist 2 - Rosemary Huxtable, Ag Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Ageing
Panelist 3 - Nigel Milan, National Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service

Stream 3 Digital Education
Facilitator - Dr Stephen Winn, Senior Lecturer, Special Education/Educational Psychology, UNE
Panelist 1 - Dr Evan Arthur, Group Manager, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Panelist 2 - Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Information and Learning Support, Queensland University of Technology
Panelist 3 - Stephen Wilson, CIO, NSW Department of Education and Training

Stream 4 e-Business
Facilitator - Dr Bronte Adams, Principal, Dandolo Partners Pty Ltd
Panelist 1 - Mike Sibley, GM Online e-Business Services, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Panelist 2 - Maha Krishnapillai, Director of Government and Corporate Affairs, Optus
Panelist 3 - Tim Harcourt, Chief Economist, Austrade

Stream 5 e-Community
Facilitator - Clare Martin, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service
Panelist 1 - Brad Wynter, Manager Organisation Support, Whittlesea City Council
Panelist 2 - Omar Khalifa, Managing Director, Livewire
Panelist 3 - Barry Sandison, Group Manager, Families Group, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
1300Lunch Break
Plenary Session
1400Dr Paul Twomey - Overview of Final Plenary Session
1405Stream 1 Smart Infrastructure
Lead Editor - Alan Noble, Engineering Director, Google Australia
1425Stream 2 e-Health
Lead Editor - Peter Fleming, CEO, National E-Health Transition Authority
1445Stream 3 Digital Education
Lead Editor - Bruce Dixon, President, Anytime, Anywhere Learning Foundation
1505Stream 4 e-Business
Lead Editor - Dr Bruce McCabe, Director, Technology Innovation, KPMG
1525Afternoon Tea
1555Stream 5 e-Community
Lead Editor - Genevieve Bell, Director, User Experience, Intel
1615Closing Remarks
Senator, the Hon. Stephen Conroy,
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
1630Conference Close

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