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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

    Star Wars turns 40 and it still inspires our real life space junkies

    25-05-2017

    It was 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, that Star Wars first burst onto cinema screens, and from that time the world changed for the better.

    Entrepreneurship course gives rise to med-tech startups

    22-05-2017

    A fashionable pair of earrings for women with gestational diabetes that automatically monitors and helps control blood glucose levels and a device to help brain to bladder function among geriatric patients are among the newest medical innovations being built in Brisbane.

    Toy unboxing: it’s a thing; it’s lucrative but sensitive – QUT research

    18-05-2017

    New research examining the global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing, which is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates, concludes it engages children beyond passive consumption but also recommends regulation to address it.

    Changing face of ageing demands new approach to senior living

    18-05-2017

    “Baby Boomers are ageing, but they aren’t getting ‘old’” said Professor Laurie Buys, a QUT researcher from the Institute of Future Environments at the recent launch of Senior Living Innovation, a unique partnership between QUT, RSL Care + RDNS, Aveo, Stockland, Ballycara and the IRT Group.

    QUT News & Events Wrap - May 15 edition

    15-05-2017

    Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more updates as they happen, join 15,987 followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter.  To subscribe to this wrap, please email media@qut.edu.au.

    The Secret Energy of Entrepreneurs

    02-05-2017

    What’s the secret sauce that makes entrepreneurs stand out?  My view, over decades of working with and observing all sorts of entrepreneurs, is that it’s the sheer energy they put into their task.

    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.

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