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Thought and creativity will become the individual’s most important assets as technology shapes a future with new ways of working, playing and connecting. The big shift will be the simplification and automation of mundane processes – whether on the factory floor, the construction site or the office. The employee of the future will be judged more on their thinking skills and creativity than their technical ability. Understanding the potential power of the brain and how it can be refined, will enable leaders to attract the best people and achieve the top results. The enterprise of the future will be valued on quality ideas to conceive and execute what a connected consumer wants and needs.

Event Resources

Future Ways of Thinking, Wednesday 29 July 2015 - Watch video
  • Professor Michael Merzenich - Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity
  • Professor Selena Bartlett & Sheryl Batchelor - Improve Your Brain Fitness fo Knowledge Economy
  • Professor Judith McLean - The Economics of an Artistic Mind in Leading Teams
  • Professor Daniel Johnson - Motivation and Engagement Through Gamification
  • Professor Geoff Abbott - Leadership Coaching for High Order Thinking
  • Professor Michael Rosemann - Developing a Digital Mindset

    The Data Cure, 18 May 2015 - Watch video
  • Professor Kerrie Mengersen - The Data Cure or the Data Curse? Exploring the Yin and Yang of Big Data
  • Associate Professor Adrian Barnett - Big Data
  • Professor Lisa Nissen - Data Cure: Implication in Clinical Care?
  • Kara Burns - Patient Generated Health Data
  • Mal Thatcher - Big Data in Healthcare

    Future Thinking News

    QUT professor named biofutures industry envoy

    09-12-2016

    Industrial biotech expert QUT Professor Ian O’Hara is to be Queensland’s biofutures ambassador, spearheading the growth industry’s drive into the Asia-Pacific.

    QUT statistician becomes first female to win Pitman Medal

    07-12-2016

    QUT's leading mathematician and statistician Professor Kerrie Mengersen has been awarded the Pitman Medal, the highest honour to be presented by the Statistical Society of Australia.

    MEDIA ADVISORY – heatwave experts from QUT

    01-12-2016

    QUT has a multidisciplinary team of experts who can speak about various aspects of the current heatwave.

    QUT academics named 2016 AMP Tomorrow Makers

    25-11-2016

    Two QUT academics – a roboticist and a film lecturer - are among 53 Australian who were last night awarded a share in the 2016 AMP Tomorrow Fund, a $1 million grants program to support individuals working on projects to benefit the community.

    Customers key to digital change

    02-11-2016

    TWO of Australia’s leading change agents have put the customer at the centre of the digital transformation that is driving their businesses.

    Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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