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Sydney event March 14 - Adrian Turner: Paving the way for Australia's next multi-billion dollar industries PDF Print E-mail
Events - Entrepreneurship Series
Sunday, 04 March 2012 09:38

Adrian Turner:  Paving the way for Australia's next multi-billion dollar industries.  14 March in Sydney. 
Stanford Australia Association is delighted to invite you to the next in the Entrepreneurs Series. This is a discussion with Adrian Turner, founder and CEO of Mocana Corporation in Silicon Valley, the immediate past chairman of Advance Australia, a native Australian. In September 2011, the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland selected Mocana from a field of more than 800 nominees as one of its 25 “Technology Pioneers for 2012”.

  • Date: Wednesday 14 March 2012
  • Time: Noon arrival for 12:30pm start; finish at 2.00pm
  • Where: Commonwealth Bank, Level 19, 201 Sussex St, Sydney
  • RSVP: By Wednesday 7 March.  $25 per person.  Please advise of any dietary requirements. 
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Mr Turner is in Australia to launch his new book Blue Sky Mining, a prescriptive call to arms for all Australian ecosphere participants to stop being complacent and effect the change this country needs to prosper -- now. It draws on the highest-impact commercial practices that are pervasively used in Silicon Valley. It’s written for government, universities, financiers, entrepreneurs, established business owners looking to expand into new markets and anyone interested in understanding why Silicon Valley has been so successful in creating new industries and commercialising innovation over decades.

In Blue Sky Mining Adrian has highlighted the immense changes that have occurred and are going to occur which are being driven by innovation. He will discuss what this means for businesses, markets, and the challenges and opportunities that will exist.

Most importantly, Mr Turner will explore what Australia needs to do to nurture its next billion dollar industries.  He will discuss his views – including concrete proposals – on how Australia can establish within its borders an “ecosystem” akin to Silicon Valley.  The program will include a brief introduction by Tony Surtees followed by remarks from Mr Turner and a discussion period.

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