FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE: Re-imagine and Re-build

FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE: Re-imagine and Re-build
During the 1980’s manufacturing moved offshore to cheaper low-cost centres. We simply do not make enough things and our healthcare supply lines, in times of crisis are dodgy. Even when companies can source supplies, it can be incredibly expensive with airfreight costs rising during the pandemic.
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The Future Series

INFRASTRUCTURE: Re-Imagine and Re-Build
Re-designing how and where we work

About the Webinar

COVID-19 has been the biggest disruptor for business, you have heard the word – pivot, adapt and the new reality.

This is a turning point for VR, virtual worlds, and the internet more generally. We may now truly be forced to create an equitable public common online, where historically we’ve had the fallback of real-life proximity.

By now, it is well known that usage of video-conferencing software like Zoom has exploded as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. What is less known is that interest in avatar-based virtual worlds and business-specific adaptations.

This panel will address bricks and mortar versus virtual infrastructure; everything from the boom in eCommerce to virtual conventions replacing trade shows.

Australia also needs to invest heavily in research and development, whether the government helps kick-start with tax credits for R&D or some form of assistance to help niche businesses scale up and break into export markets.

One idea is the creation of industry clusters where the business community, education researchers and government can work together leveraging technology and innovation (such as Lot Fourteen).

How do we connect our brightest minds with the entrepreneurs to create these industries? We need to ensure we commercialise and scale ideas, re-skill our existing workforce to get them out of yesterday’s industries and into the future.
William Ruh
Chief Executive Officer, Digital, Lendlease Corporation

James Sherrard
Partner, PwC

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Webinar Details

Date  Thursday 20 August 2020
Time  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
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Speaker Biographies

William Ruh
Chief Executive Officer, Digital, Lendlease Corporation

Mr. William Ruh is the Chief Executive Officer for LendLease Digital. In this role, he is focused on building out advanced automation and analytics capabilities, as well as driving the global strategy, operations and portfolio of digital services across all of LendLease businesses. His portfolio includes the Innovation Group, Living Utilities, Technology in Property, DesignMake and the IT organization.

Prior to joining LendLease, Mr. Ruh was the CEO of GE Digital and the Chief Digital Officer for GE. He grew the overall GE digital sales 2.5x and established the GE Digital business unit. During his tenure, Mr. Ruh led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world. A recognized expert in the emerging Industrial Internet of Things he helped establish the Industrial Internet Consortium, was a member of the US Dept of Commerce Digital Economy Board of Advisors, Executive Board member of the Bay Area Council as well as the Co-Chair of the Bay Area Council India Initiative and is a member of the board of the Magna Corporation. 

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