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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

    Break the bedtime shenanigans early, says QUT researcher

    21-07-2016

    Sleep. Many children make a sport out of resisting it, reaching Olympic levels of prowess in bedtime shenanigans, writes QUT early childhood researcher Dr Kate Williams in The Conversation

    CARRS-Q to host International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

    12-07-2016

    International experts will meet in Brisbane to share the latest in road safety research with the aim of reducing the global road toll.

    Learning to drive in a simulator: what do you think?

    01-06-2016

    The idea of being taught to drive in a simulator as well as behind the wheel will be investigated as part of a new QUT study aimed at reducing the crash rates of young drivers.

    Don Draper goes robotic

    22-07-2016

    AUTHOR, academic and digital disrupter Tom Davenport has elevated marketing to the top of his list of most vulnerable business functions.

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