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Innovation Excellence Lunch Forum

"Innovation Excellence"

Announcing the Finalists of the 26th WAITTA INCITE Awards, with Keynote speakers.

Event Details

Friday 7 April 2017

11:30am Registration for a 12:00pm Start. Concludes at 2:00pm.

River Room 5, Perth Conference & Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Bookings Close 5:00pm Tuesday 4 April 2017

Places are limited so please book now to reserve your seat.
No late bookings will be accepted.

For further enquiries, please contact Sue McLennan from WAITTA
sue.mclennan@starsevents.com.au  0409 370 749


Single Tickets

Entrants & Sponsors $100 + GST
WWW2017 Delegates $120 + GST
Standard $140 + GST
Students $80 + GST

Tables of 10

Entrants & Sponsors $900 + GST
WWW2017 Delegates $1080 + GST
Standard $1260 + GST
Students $720 + GST

Keynote Speakers

Hon. Dave Kelley
Minister for Water; Forestry; Fisheries; Innovation & ICT; Science

Minister Kelly will provide the opening address and will present the awards to the finalists of the 26th WAITTA INCITE Awards.

Giles Nunis
Chief Executive and Government CIO
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Government of Western Australia

Giles Nunis was appointed into the inaugural role of Chief Executive and Government Chief Information Officer on 30 September 2015, having been acting in the role since 28 April 2015.  Giles was the Deputy Director General at the Department of State Development since early 2010.  He was responsible for negotiating commercial State Agreements on behalf of the government with major resource companies and managing the government’s international trade offices. During this time Giles was also seconded to the Department of Health and played a major role in restructuring of the department’s Fiona Stanley Hospital ICT Program which was successfully delivered on time for the opening of the hospital in November 2014.  Prior to joining the WA Government, Giles was the National Managing Director of a multi-national ICT and Management Consulting firm, based in Melbourne, with its head office in Zurich, Switzerland. With more than 600 consultants nationally he was responsible for managing a $150M business.  Giles has undertaken a number of major ICT consulting assignments in Australia, SE Asia and the UK in both the government and private sector in the following industries: health; licensing; compliance & regulation; courts; legal; banking; land tenure; and hospitality. 

Mark Pesce
Inventor, Author, Educator, Broadcaster & Entrepreneur
Pioneer of 3D on the web, Co-Inventor of VRML, Host of This Week In Startups Podcast

"THE PLAYFUL WORLD": In less than a generation, the combination of the World Wide Web and the smartphone have transformed the way we connect, share, learn and act upon the world. Over the next twenty years the rest of the world will join us in a vast ‘Web of things”, driving the creation of new tools - machine learning and artificial intelligence - to manage this flood of data, to make sense of an increasingly self-aware world.

In less than a generation, the combination of the Web of things and artificial intelligence will transform our planet in a ‘playful’ world: aware, listening, reflecting and responding. As machines become capable of minding both our needs and theirs, we’ll rethink everything about what it means to be human.

In 1991 he founded Ono-Sendai Corporation, the first consumer virtual reality startup, inventing an orientation sensor (US Patent 5,526,022) for low-cost virtual reality applications, adopted by Sega Corporation for their Virtua VR head-mounted display.  In 1994, Pesce co-invented the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), the first standard for interactive 3D graphics on the World Wide Web.  While running the VRML Architecture Group, a consortium of industry and academic stakeholders furthering VRML standards development, Pesce founded BlitCom, the first startup to use VRML to deliver streaming entertainment.  

In 1998, Pesce was invited to found the Graduate Program in Interactive Media at the University of Southern California’s world-famous School of Cinema-Television, teaching the next generation of creative professionals how to master emerging technologies for storytelling.  In 2003, Mark was invited to Sydney to establish the Program in Emerging Media at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and continues to work with students through his Honorary Appointment in the Digital Cultures Program at the University of Sydney.  Pesce writes fortnightly a column for the internationally respected tech publication The Register, and for seven years was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit series The New Inventors, celebrating Australia’s newest inventions and inventors.  He currently hosts This Week in Startups Australia, the nation’s leading tech podcast.

Important Dates

5-8 December 2017
Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
For more information, click here.
December 2017
Nominations Open for the
27th Annual WAITTA INCITE Awards

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