Futures Forum 2 – Knowledge and Ethics in the Next Machine Age

On the 8th of December at The Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney Australia, BVN will be hosting its bi-annual conference – Futures Forum 2.

BVN appreciates the intellectual curiosity of its team and has instituted a bi-annual conference to support its culture of enquiry.

The theme for this year is ‘Knowledge and Ethics in the Next Machine Age’. We’ll have four invited guests talking to this topic:

LARRY PRUSAK

Larry Prusak is a researcher and consultant and was the founder and director of the Institute for Knowledge Management. This was a global consortium of member organizations engaged in advancing the practice of knowledge management through action research.

Larry has been studying knowledge and learning in organizations for the past twenty five years. He has extensive experience, both within the U.S. and internationally, in helping organizations manage their information and knowledge resources. He has worked with several U.S. and overseas government agencies and NGO’s, as well as having taught and lectured in many universities. In addition he has been widely quoted and has published several innovative and influential books as well as given over 250 major speeches.

PROFRESSOR GENEVIEVE BELL

Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development.

PHILLIP BERNSTEIN

Phil Bernstein is an architect, technologist and educator who teaches at the Yale School of Architecture, where he received his B.A (honors) and  M.Arch. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations.

Prior to Autodesk Phil was a principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he managed many of the firm’s most complex commissions.  He is co-editor of Building (In) The Future:  Recasting Labor in Architecture (2010) and BIM In Academia (2011) and speaks and writes extensively on technology, practice and project delivery and is currently writing a book for Birkhauser Publishers on the intersection of design methods, technology and architectural practice.. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and former Chair of the AIA National Contract Documents Committee.

DR. SIMON LONGSTAFF

Simon’s distinguished career includes being named as one of AFR Boss’ True Leaders for the 21st century, with Carol Schwartz noting; “I don’t know one CEO or chairman in corporate Australia who has not worked with Simon Longstaff”. Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt (Anindilyakwa) in the Northern Territory where he worked in the Safety Department of the then BHP subsidiary, GEMCO. He is proud of his kinship ties with members of the island’s Indigenous community.

Following a period studying law in Sydney and a brief career teaching in Tasmania, Simon undertook postgraduate studies in philosophy as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Simon commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991. Simon is a Fellow of CPA Australia and in June 2016, was appointed an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University – based at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. Formerly serving as the inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics, Simon serves on a number of boards and committees across a broad spectrum of activities. He was formerly a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

ELLEN FANNING

The event will be facilitated by journalist Ellen Fanning. Ellen is an award-winning current affairs journalist.

FUTURES FORUM 2 LIVESTREAM

If you’d like to join us, we will be livestreaming the talks from our Futures Forum 2 on our Youtube channel on Friday 8th December.

Visit this link on the day www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvxuyyXdu2Y

TALKS AGENDA

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Larry Prusak: ‘Knowledge and its Practices in the 21st Century’

2:00pm- 3:00pm
Professor Genevieve Bell:‘Being Human in A digital Age’

3:20pm – 4:20pm:
Phillip Bernstein: ‘The Future of Making Things’

4:20pm – 5:20pm:
Dr Simon Longstaff – ‘Ethics in the Next Machine Age’

Can’t make it to the livestream? We will be posting all our speakers’ talks on www.bvn.com.au in the new year.

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