Parallel sessions

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Thursday 30 November, 11.05am – 12.25pm (1 hour 20 minutes)

Leadership

1A: Freedom from fear: Success through adversity

Speakers
Deng Adut Refugee lawyer and 2017 NSW Australian of the Year Liza Pavlakos Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist

Chair
Alexandra McGuigan Chair, ASFA NSW Emerging Leaders Committee and Institutional Sales Director

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Industry issue

1B: Collaborating for healthier outcomes

Leading presenters
Allan Sparkes CV OAM VA Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW Dr Martin Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW

Panellists
Carlene York Assistant Commissioner, NSW Police Gerard McDermott Group Executive, Managed Funds EML 

Chair
Brett Clark Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, TAL 

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Member strategy

1C: Small data: The next big thing

Speaker
Martin Lindstrom International Consumer Branding Expert, Best-Selling Author, Brand Futurist (Denmark)

Chair
Paul Schroder Group Executive – Engagement, Advocacy and Brand, AustralianSuper

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Investment

1D: Globalisation – what it means for you and your members

Speaker
Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs (France)

Panellists
Chris Hitchen Chief Executive Officer, Railpen (UK) Anne-Maree O’Connor Head of Responsible Investment, NZ Super Fund (NZ)

Chair
Graeme Mather Director, Schroders

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Regulatory

1E: Hear from the regulators: National Risk and Compliance Discussion Group

Speakers
James O’HalloranDeputy Commissioner, Superannuation, ATO Peter KellDeputy Chair, ASIC Helen RowellDeputy Chairman, APRA

Chair
Paul Curtin Chief Financial Officer, Executive General Manager, Strategy, PMO & Investment Operations, Telstra Super and Chair, ASFA VIC Risk & Compliance Discussion Group 

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Industry issue

1F: In conversation with Rachel Botsman

Speaker
Rachel BotsmanAuthor of forthcoming book, Who Can You Trust?

Chair
David Atkin Chief Executive Officer, Cbus

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Thursday 30 November, 1.25pm – 2.35pm (1 hour 10 minutes)

Leadership

2A: Thriving in a decade of disruption

Speaker
Matt Church Founder and Chairman, Thought Leaders

Chair
Kathryn Forrest Executive General Manager, Operations, Telstra Super

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Investment

2B: Artificial Intelligence – friend or foe?

Speakers
Dr Ashby Monk Executive and Research Director, Global Projects Center, Stanford University (USA) Rod Bryan Lead Partner, Solution 49x, KPMG Australia

Chair
Darren Stevens Director, Product Management & Strategy, Bravura and member, 2017 Conference Committee

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Geopolitical

2C: Global conflict, capital flows and investment: Exploring the correlations

Speaker
Steve Killelea AM Founder & Executive Chairman, Integrated Research Ltd; The Charitable Foundation; Institute for Economics & Peace

Chair
Shemara Wikramanayake Head of Macquarie Asset Management

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Member strategy

2D: Win your tribe with purpose and personalisation

Speakers
Madeleine Fitzpatrick General Manager Marketing Supermarkets and General Manager IGA Xpress, Metcash Joe Rogers Chief Executive Officer, The Contenders

Chair
Wayne Sullivan (Fellow of ASFA) Director of Marketing and Business Development, Frontier Advisors and member, 2017 Conference Committee

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Industry issue

2E: MyRetirement: Towards a world class retirement system

Speaker
David Blanchett Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management (USA)

Panellists
Robert Jeremenko Head of the Retirement Income Policy Division, Department of the Treasury Fiona Galbraith Director of Policy, ASFA

Chair
Nick Callil Head of Retirement Solutions, Australia Willis Towers Watson, member, 2017 Conference Committee and member, ASFA Super System Design Council

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Industry issue

2F: In conversation with Allan Sparkes CV OAM VA and Carrie Leeson

Speakers
Allan Sparkes CV OAM VA Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW Carrie Leeson Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline Canberra

Chair
Linda Vickers (Fellow of ASFA) Chief Executive Officer, BUSSQ

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Thursday 30 November, 2.40pm – 3.40pm (1 hour)

Leadership

3A: Resilience and leadership in the face of conflict

Speakers
Peter Stefanovic Journalist and presenter Major Matina Jewell (retired)

Chair
Leeanne Turner Chief Executive Officer, MTAA Super and member, 2017 Keynote Advisory Group

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Member strategy

3B: Technology trends: The invisible customer interface

Speakers
Simon Stefanoff Director, Deloitte Digital Cambell Holt Chief Customer Officer, Pacific, Mercer

Chair
Brian PetersChief Executive Officer, IQ Group

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Organisation strategy

3C: The making of a successful merger

Panellists
Damien Walsh Managing Director, Bank Australia Katherine Kaspar Chief Executive Officer, Kinetic Super Nicholas Vamvakas Chief Executive Officer, Equipsuper

Chair
Gabrielle Bell Director, VicSuper

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Leadership

3D: Leadership: It starts with you

Speakers
Ian Patrick Chief Investment Officer, Sunsuper Josh Manning Chief Executive Officer, Manning Asset Management and member, ASFA NSW Emerging Leaders Committee Glenn Barr Implementation Leader (Engagement Manager), McKinsey & Company Linda Elkins Executive General Manager, Colonial First State, ASFA Director and Chair, ASFA Consumer & Industry Outcomes Policy Council

Chair
Don Luke Chair, QIC

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Investment

3E: Impact investing 5.0 – harnessing the latest thinking

Speakers
Emma Herd Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change Christopher Thorn AM, Partner, Impact Investment, Social Finance, Philanthropy, Ernst & Young Kylie Charlton Chief Investment Officer, Australian Impact Investments

Chair
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC Senior Counsel; Director, Club Plus Super

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Industry issue

3F: A conversation about collaboration between the superannuation industry and the ATO

Speakers
Kelly Kerr Senior Strategy and Solution Design Manager, Public Policy and Technical Services, BT Financial Group Sarah O’Brien, Executive Officer, Gateway Network Governance Body Jason Lucchese Assistant Commissioner, ATO

Chair
Hans van Daatselaar (Fellow of ASFA) Executive Officer, ASP Services, ASFA

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Thursday 30 November, 4.15pm – 5.15pm (1 hour)

Industry issue

4A: Reflections and lessons from the past 25 years

Speakers
Hon Nick Sherry Chief Executive Officer, Sherry & Associates International and former ALP Minister Laura WrightSenior Manager Governance, NGS Super Mike TaylorManaging Editor, Money Management and Super Review David Galbally AM QCIndependent Chair, TWU Super

Chair
Russell Mason (Fellow of ASFA) Lead National Superannuation Partner, Deloitte, Deputy Chair, 2017 Conference Committee and member, 2017 Keynote Advisory Group

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Member strategy

4B: Big data and cyber space prowlers

Speaker
David Cowan Chief Information Security and Technology Officer, Link Group Dean Joscelyne Founder & Executive Director, IXUP

Chair
Robbie Campo Group Executive Brand Advocacy, Marketing & Product, Cbus and member, ASFA Super System Design Policy Council

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Industry issue

4C: Insurance in super – a progress report

Speakers
Deanne Stewart Chief Executive Officer, MetLife Caroline James Head of Assurance & Compliance – Pensions & Investments, ANZ Wealth

Chair
Andrew Howard Chief Operating Officer, REST

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Organisation strategy

4D: Airbnb: Commerciality with a conscience

Speakers
Ben Hallam Head of Marketing, Airbnb (USA) Louise Davidson Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors Michael Pennisi Chief Executive Officer, QSuper

Chair
Analisa Kirby General Manager, Intermediary Marketing, National Australia Bank and member, 2017 Conference Committee

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Member strategy

4E: Digital advice – where do you start?

Speakers
Mitch Ison Senior Solutions Consultant, Decimal Rod Finch Director Strategic Marketing & Customer Experience, AMP

Chair
Mary MurphyChief Digital Officer, First State Super and member, 2017 Conference Committee

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Investment

4F: In conversation with Ashby Monk

Speaker
Dr Ashby Monk Executive and Research Director, Global Projects Center, Stanford University (USA)

Chair
Craig MatthewDirector, Asia Principal Capital and member, 2017 Conference Committee

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Friday 1 December, 10.25am – 11.35am (70 minutes)

Leadership

5A: The power to survive

Speaker
Yossi Ghinsberg Adventurer, Author, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

Chair
Wendy Tancred Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Super

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Friday 1 December, 10.25am – 11.05am (40 minutes)

Member strategy

5B: From product and price to service and experience – how does your organisation make the shift?

Speakers
Lisa Bora Partner, Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory, KPMG Australia David Nobay Founder, Creative Chairman, Marcel Sydney

Chair
Glenda Abraham Chief Engagement Officer, Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

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Industry issue

5C: Two economists: An international and domestic perspective

Speakers
Peter Jolly Global Head of Research, National Australia Bank Erik Norland Executive Director and Senior Economist, CME Group (USA)

Chair
Rachel Farrell Chief Executive Officer and Country Head, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Australia

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Friday 1 December, 11.10am – 11.50am (40 minutes)

Industry issue

6A: Insiders: Media perspectives

Panellists
Michael Stutchbury Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review Sophie Elsworth Personal Finance Writer, News Corp Australia Judith Sloan Contributing Economics Editor, The Australian

Chair
Dr Martin Fahy Chief Executive Officer, ASFA

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Industry issue

6B: Sea-change/tree-change: The shifting behaviour of retirees

Speaker
Bernard Salt AM Managing Director, The Demographics Group

Chair
Suzanne Holden Chief Executive Officer, Link Group Fund Administration and ASFA Director

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