Innovators Xchange G’Day USA 2016

Innovators Xchange G’Day USA 2016

G’Day USA Innovators Xchange conference


The event celebrated emerging entrepreneurial talent while addressing the question: What is innovation and how do we harness it?

My hosting responsibilities covered across the entire event from emcee,  to segment host and interviewer, panel interview, and awards ceremony host.

Innovators Xchange 2016 G'Day USA Gray Bright
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Overview


G’Day USA Emerging Innovators Xchange was a networking event
organized by The Australian Government and Northrop Grumman, featuring:

  • TED talks with leading innovators from the US and Australia
  • Technology showcases by some of the world’s most innovative aerospace
    companies
  • An awards ceremony recognizing breakthroughs in innovation and
  • Networking opportunities with senior executives from US Fortune 500
    and Australian companies, young entrepreneurs and innovators, investors,
    Northrop Grumman engineering, research and technology leaders, and US and
  • Gray Bright, Innovator and Host of The Tomorrow Show
    Australian Government leaders including:
  • Sally Mouakkad, Deputy Director, Department of Industry, Innovation and
    Science, Australian Embassy, Washington, DC
  • Laki Kondylas, US Trade and Investment Commissioner for New South Wales
  • Brian Carnahan, Trade Director for State Government of Victoria or
    representative
  • Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice Chancellor (Innovation), Australian
    National University.
  • Caroline Millar, Deputy Head of Mission for Embassy, Consulates & Trade
    Commissions
  • Chelsey Martin, Los Angeles, California Consul General
INNOVATORS XCHANGE G’DAY USA 2016 POSTER AGENDA
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Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles


The Consulate-General in Los Angeles promotes Australia’s interests in the south west of the United States and provides consular, passport and notarial services to Australians located in southern California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County) and Utah.

Great thanks to Consul General Chelsea Martin for her continuous support, and all of the staff and partners of the Consulate-General in Los Angeles.

Innovators Xchange 2016 G'Day USA

Full Agenda


April 23, 2016

G’DAY USA Emerging Innovators Xchange 2016:

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and presenting sponsor Northrop Grumman cordially invite you to attend the inaugural G’Day USA Emerging Innovators Xchange on Thursday, 28 April, 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA (venue information provided upon RSVP). See attached flyer for additional event information. This event is being produced as part of Australia’s 13th annual G’Day USA program of events.

REGISTER: https://gdayusa2016innovation.eventbrite.com/

About the Xchange:

LA is attracting international praise for its vibrant innovation ecosystem and companies are beginning to realise the commercial opportunities. Presented by Northrop Grumman, the inaugural Innovation Xchange will showcase emerging Australian technologies and young innovators flourishing in the US market.

Like LA, Australia is known globally for its innovative and creative economy. Australia invented the cochlear implant, black-box flight recorder and wifi. Innovation has grown the Australian economy, increased productivity and supported jobs. The event (agenda below) will feature TEDx-style talks by leading innovators from the US and Australia, technology showcases and an awards ceremony recognizing breakthroughs in innovation.

Agenda :

  • 09:30 – 10:00 am Registration:
  • 10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome Remarks:
    • Ms Chelsey Martin, Australian Consul General, Los Angeles (confirmed)
    • Edmund Cataldo, Global Positioning Senior Director, Global Strategy & Mission Solutions, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (confirmed)
    • Mr Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show and Event Emcee (confirmed)
  • 10:15 –10:50 am “The Tomorrow Show”:
    • Late Night Talk Show Host for Science/Tech
    • Interview 1: Mr Andrew Pollard, CEO icoNYC (confirmed)
    • Interview 2: Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice Chancellor (Innovation) Australian National University (confirmed)
  • 10:50 – 11:05 am Coffee Break:
    • Networking opportunity
  • 11:05 – 11:50am Panel Discussion: Innovation Leadership “Creating a Culture of Innovation”
    • Moderator: Mr Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show and Event Emcee (confirmed)
    • Mr Kevin Parsons, Innovation Champion, Northrop Grumman (confirmed)
    • Mr Antony Ritch, Chief Operating Officer, Westfield Labs (confirmed)
    • Mr Jimmy O’Mahony, CEO, Fixt (confirmed)
    • Ms Amanda Price, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Advance (confirmed)
    • Mr Chris Rico, Director of Innovation, LAEDC (confirmed)
  • 11:50 – 1:05 pm ‘Taste of LA’ Lunch:
    • Networking opportunity
  • 1:05 – 1:35 pm Keynote Address:
    • Wifi, Google Maps, the black box flight recorder…how is Australia driving innovation?
    • Mr Chris Vein, CEO, Dome Advisory Services and Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (confirmed)
  • 1:35 – 2:05 pm Lightning Talks:
    • ‘California & Australia…the most innovative places on the planet? What’s the secret?’
    • Moderator: Mr Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show and Event Emcee (confirmed)
    • Mr Kevin Mickey, Vice President Advanced Design, Northrop Grumman (confirmed)
    • Mr Chester Osborn, Owner and Chief Winemaker D’Arenberg Wines (confirmed)
    • Ali MacGregor, Vice President High Performance Buildings, AECOM (confirmed)
  • 2:05 – 2:30 pm Discussion:
    • How do you take an idea and turn it into a solution?
    • Professor Daniel Shaddock, Professor, Department of Quantum Physics, Australian National University and Former Director’s Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (confirmed)
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break:
    • Innovation & Business Showcases
  • 3:15 – 3:50 pm Emerging Innovators Awards:
    • Presenter: Mr Gray Bright, Host, The Tomorrow Show and Event Emcee (confirmed)
    • G’Day USA Award for Innovation
    • G’Day USA Emerging Innovator Award presented by AECOM
  • 3:50 – 5:00 pm Networking Reception:

Photos


Here’s a collection of photos from the event.

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