The rise of the machine – is it time for iSuper?

Spotlight on Innovation in Super: Thursday 28 June, Melbourne

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Superannuation must embrace the innovation revolution. Global consultancy firm McKinsey has already demonstrated how the wider financial services industry has successfully implemented automation and robotics, advanced analytics and distributed ledger technologies at scale. The future of work is front and centre of corporate strategy, so what are the parallels for the future of super?

In banking, insurance and other industries, such as telecommunications, innovative technologies are changing the landscape. Organisations are partnering with fintech firms or developing their own in-house fintech capability in a bid to stave off external disruption. The need for clear strategy has never been more important. How can super keep pace?

The 2018 ASFA Spotlight on Innovation event will explore the rise of the machine and technologies’ impact on how superannuation funds operate, both now and into the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from thought leaders at the cutting-edge of digital disruption and delivery, and learn more about:

  • the benefits, opportunities and threats
  • the growing uptake of robotic process automation and distributed ledgers
  • the need for enhanced robo-advice offerings
  • achieving a holistic approach to effect true transformational change to deliver enhanced member outcomes.

Speakers and chairs confirmed:

  • Andy Gillard, Partner, APAC Intelligent Automation Leader, EY
  • Beth Parkin, General Manager, Customer Service, Rest
  • Cambell Holt, Chief Customer Officer, Mercer
  • Chris Dvoracek, Director and Founder, Transform Communications
  • Damon Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Decimal
  • Danielle Henderson, Head of APAC, Market Advocacy & Innovation Research
  • Duncan McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, Link Advice
  • Frank Lombardo, Group General Manager, Client & Process, IOOF
  • Gary Martin, Head of Digital, Member Experience, AustralianSuper
  • Geraldine Johns-Putra, Partner, MinterEllison
  • Jason Juma-Ross, APAC Head of Technology Industry Strategy, Facebook
  • Jeremy Duffield, Co-Founder and Chairman, SuperEd
  • Joel Lipman, Partner, Deloitte Digital
  • John Burke, Head of Strategic Engagements, Bravura Solutions
  • Lorraine Ong, Robotic Process Automation Lead, Telstra
  • Mark Wootton, Head of Custody Product FI&C, BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Dr Martin Fahy, Chief Executive Officer, ASFA
  • Michael Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas Super
  • Mohit Sharma, Managing Director, Mindfields
  • Peter Hiom, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ASX
  • Shaun McKenna, Head of Sales and Relationship Management
  • Vishy Narayanan, Partner, Chief Digital Officer, PwC

Plan ahead and register now. Early registration is encouraged as places are strictly limited.

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Who should attend?

This is an event for those needing to understand and appreciate the importance of emerging technologies and their impact on superannuation. The event encourages the attendees to keep an open mind as new technologies continue to emerge. As such this event is a must attend for leaders in the industry including CEOs, CIOs, CDOs, COOs, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Technology Officers, legal, risk and compliance managers, managers of products and strategies, leaders of online services, trustee directors, lawyers, administrators and custodians.

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Thursday 28 June 2018
9.00am registration for
9.30am start.
Sessions conclude at 5.00pm.
Networking drinks until 5.30pm.


550 Bourke Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Price (inc GST)

Member: $790
Non-member: $925
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CPD Points

This event qualifies for eight Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for members of ASFA’s Professional Accreditation Program.


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