Headline Sponsors

  • National Australia Bank (NAB)

    National Australia Bank is a leader in providing banking services to Australian businesses, with specialist capabilities in Advisory, Working Capital Solutions, End to End Client Servicing, Debt Products and Funding and Financial Markets Products  – complemented by NAB Group businesses in New Zealand and Asia. Our vision is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank.

    NAB’s commitment as a major partner of the World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016 is a natural fit given the focus on supporting those businesses that drive the innovation agenda in Australia. We are invested in deepening customer relationships and putting people at the heart of everything we do. We reaffirm our commitment to Australian institutional business by partnering with the BBC to provide access to world class innovators, across the broad and diverse range of sectors that they represent.

    NAB seeks to differentiate itself through a belief in the potential of its clients, communities and employees. Life is about more than money. We believe it is about the relationships we build and the experiences we create and we are very proud to be part of this innovative event. This belief motivates us to make a positive impact on our clients and communities; it also underpins a strong and sustainable business for our shareholders.

    Website » http://www.nab.com.au/

  • IBM

    IBM recognises as well as most that today is not just a time of unprecedented change but also of great opportunity.

    In recent years, Australian organisations have embraced technologies like analytics and big data, cloud, mobile and the rapid growth in social platforms to not only compete but also disrupt their markets. Today however, these businesses are converging with a new kind of digital intelligence, with breakthroughs in cognitive technologies like IBM Watson providing opportunities for forward thinkers to transform governments, organisations and businesses around the world once more.

    Unlike previous technology which had to be programmed, cognitive solutions like IBM Watson ingest data in all forms, using it not just to reason with confidence but also to continually learn. Such solutions provide opportunities for individuals and organisations not only to disrupt their industries, but also to outthink some of our societies greatest challenges – Cancer, Diabetes, Education, Trends, Risks, Safety, Competitors - and transform the human experience.

    IBM is excited to be partnering with NAB and BBC to bring this leading global innovation platform to Australia.

    Website » https://www.ibm.com

    IBM and IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Supporting Sponsors

  • MYOB

    MYOB Group Ltd (ASX: MYO) is a leading cloud based business management solutions provider. It helps approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand succeed by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, job costing, inventory and more.

    Over the last 25 years MYOB has undergone significant transformation to deliver technology that meets the needs of a broad range of customers. We understand that in order to remain successful for the next 25 years, people must still remain at the centre of business, and their experience will be more valued than ever.

    This is why, we are proud to partner with BBC for the World-Changing Ideas Summit 2016 and support an opportunity for the world’s most fascinating thinkers to explore thought-provoking concepts that will shape the next generation of human experience. People are at the centre of great ideas, and even greater innovation. And this is ultimately our vision at MYOB. We understand that business isn’t just business, it’s personal.

    Website » https://www.myob.com/au

  • HTC

    HTC Vive™ is the new virtual reality (VR) product that has set the standard for the industry to follow.
    In close collaboration with our strategic partner, Valve®, HTC has delivered the most complete, most immersive virtual reality system in the HTC Vive™, and the only consumer virtual reality system on the market that enables room-scale motion with precision tracking, enabling users to experience virtual reality using their visual, aural and physical senses.
    Since announcing HTC Vive™, HTC and Valve® have worked with thousands of developers and partners to create VR content across a wide spectrum of sectors, from gaming and entertainment to health, automotive, retail and education. Vive® partners are showcasing VR applications around the world, demonstrating the potential of a world without limits on the imagination.

    Website » https://www.vive.com/anz/

  • AMD

    At AMD we are focused on becoming the recognised leader in powering the life-changing products and experiences that allow users to create, consume, and share seamlessly across billions of immersive devices. With the investments we’re making today and the next generation products in our roadmap, we’re designing AMD technology to be ideally suited for the increasing high-performance compute and visualisation needs of a future defined by billions of connected devices.

    Website » http://www.amd.com/en-us

  • Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)

    The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is a unique Australian institution that embodies the best of design ingenuity and innovation and reflects the growth, changing shape and future of Sydney.  The Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city.

    The MAAS experience is social and dynamic; it sparks curiosity and inspires creative thinking and innovation in our community. It embraces collaboration and cultivates a community of artists, designers, scientists, technologists and thinkers as well as building long term relationship with partners, supporters and international networks to deliver great exhibitions and programs, and economic returns to New South Wales – a contemporary museum for a smart and creative city.

    Website » https://maas.museum/

  • Inspiring Australia

    Inspiring Australia is the national strategy for community engagement with science, technology and innovation. Our national and regional programs promote public participation in a wide range of science and technology projects and build networks across business, the community, universities, museums and local government. Our flagship campaign, National Science Week, is just one of many collaborative platforms that bring Australia’s highly trained scientific and engineering ‘ideas’ workforce together with the broader community to celebrate and showcase science and innovation excellence. A partnership between Commonwealth and State Governments and local institutions, in New South Wales the Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer and sits within the Faculty of Science at University of Sydney. 

    Website » http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring/

  • The Royal Institution of Australia

    Australia’s Science Channel is Australia’s first dedicated publishing platform for science stories. Bringing together compelling video, audio and written content from Australia’s top Universities, Research Institutions and Scientific Organisations as well as the independent production sector, this ground-breaking web platform is free to all. Australia’s Science Channel is developed and operated by The Royal Institution of Australia.

    Website » http://www.australiascience.tv/

  • The Australian British Chamber of Commerce

    The Australian British Chamber of Commerce has long held the position as the most significant bilateral business organisation between the two countries. It was founded over a hundred years ago, in 1910. The Chamber maintains the objective set out at that time to “Promote trade and investment between Australia and the United Kingdom”.

    Today the Chamber’s network extends across Australia with events and activities in six cities and an international program between Australia and the United Kingdom.

    Our network of over 22,000 people across almost every industry sector gives us the strength and reach to help businesses connect with potential customers, distributors and with the local supply chains, professional and support services to improve productivity and increase the returns to your business.

    With the UK’s recent referendum to leave the European Union, the Chamber is actively working with both Australian and British Governments and businesses to encourage more open trade and investment opportunities in the future. Our connections through all levels of government enable those messages to be heard clearly.

    Website » https://www.britishchamber.com/

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 117,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.

    Members are known for their professional integrity, principled judgment, financial discipline and a forward-looking approach to business which contributes to the prosperity of our nations.

    We focus on the education and lifelong learning of our members, and engage in advocacy and thought leadership in areas of public interest that impact the economy and domestic and international markets.


    Website » http://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/

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