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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

    Digital Disruption

    11-08-2017

    DIGITAL disruption is the business buzzword of this decade as whole careers, businesses and industries have been upended by technological shifts.

    Using tweets to decrypt the personality of Donald Trump and other powerful people

    26-07-2017

    Very successful entrepreneurs and CEO’s are often regarded as superstars in modern society because they generate jobs, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and thus change the world.

    Will this Aussie robot be Amazon’s ‘pick’ of the bunch?

    24-07-2017

    It’s the competition that could save Amazon.com billions in logistics – and QUT’s custom-built robot may be the winning solution.

    QUT to use drones to find and protect koalas

    21-07-2017

    QUT will deploy drones in a high-tech effort to find and protect koalas in South East Queensland, with the State Government today announcing a funding boost for koala conservation. 

    Unlocking The Human Genome

    20-07-2017

    THE rapid growth in understanding the human genome and the characteristics behind many diseases was the focus of the Real World Conversation, Unlocking The Human Genome on July 18.

    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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