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AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon

"What Will The Next Generation of Computers Do For Business"


When: Thursday 22 September
Time: 11.45 - 2pm
Where: InterContinental Adelaide


Dwayne Birtles The University of Adelaide

Dwayne Birtles, National Data Commercial Manager, News Corp Australia

Karen Nelson-Field, CEO of Media Intelligence Co and Industry Professor (Media Innovation), The University of Adelaide

Professor Anton van den Henge, Director of the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies and Professor of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide

Sean Smith, Head of Customer Experience, Endeavour Drinks Group, Woolworths Liquor Group

What do super and quantum computers mean for supply chains? And what does big data and machine learning mean for ‘customized’ demand?

Super computing is already influencing food production, transport and logistics, consumer buying patterns, almost every aspect of our life, and it’s still just a baby in terms of potential applications. From a small business perspective the merging of super-computing, big data and cloud based applications means that small business can have the same access as global corporations. Learn how this will affect your business.


AmCham Business Luncheon

"Oil - South Australia's Future?"

When: Friday 21 October
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre



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Claire Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, BP Developments

Professor Peter McCabe, Head of School, The Australian School of Petroleum,
The University of Adelaide  

Terry Burgess, President, South Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy 

As BP finalises its plans to conduct exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight, Managing Director Claire Fitzpatrick will provide an update on this significant project for South Australia. AmCham will ask her to reflect on what BP has learned in several years of stakeholder engagement in the South Australian community, and upon the economic opportunities and infrastructure construction that have been delivered to date. And she will report on progress in securing regulatory approvals, developing the supply chain, and on the company’s final preparations for commencement.


AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon

"What is Nanotechnology and Why Should I Care?" 

When: Thursday 3 November
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: InterContinental Adelaide


Prof. Wendy J. Umberger, 
Executive Director, Centre for Global Food & Resources, 
The University of Adelaide

Patrick Rechsteiner, General Manager of Retail & Buying, Australian Fashion Labels

Prof. Mark Hutchinson, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). 

What is nanotechnology and why should I care? Because it’s going to change everything. How can something so small (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter!) possibly have the sort of effect that scientists and futurologists are predicting?

Nanotechnology is helping scientists make our homes, cars, and businesses more energy-efficient through new fuel cells, batteries, and solar panels. It is also helping to find ways to purify drinking water and to detect and clean up environmental waste and damage.

Nanomaterials are being tested for use in food packaging to greatly improve shelf life and safety. Nanosensors to detect food-borne pathogens are also being developed for food packaging. New nanomaterials will be stronger, lighter, and more durable than the materials we use today in buildings, bridges, automobiles, and more.

All of this means change - disruption and business opportunities. How will you profit from these breakthroughs?

Past Events


AmCham Business Breakfast

"John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to Australia"

John Berry presented his credentials to Governor-General Quentin Bryce on September 25, 2013, becoming the 25th Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. As Ambassador, he seeks to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance, which has served as an anchor of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the world for more than sixty years; to increase bilateral trade investment; and to deepen cultural, scientific and environmental cooperation between the United States and Australia. 

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AmCham Business Luncheon

"Where are SA's jobs Coming From?"

With SA’s manufacturing base under threat where will our future jobs come from? Hear our expert panel discuss the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for South Australia. Are you positioning your business for the future - or the past?

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AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon

"Artificial Intelligence Will Make Business Better"

The next frontier is the automation and transformation of professional roles in the workforce, and we frequently hear in the media that the biggest concern of younger generations is “will AI take away my job?”. But while AI will definitely change the workplace and the way we do business, it also provides enormous opportunities – provided that the correct balances are struck, particularly between ‘automation’ and human interaction, informed by the latest findings from neuroscience.

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