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Directors on Digital

A new podcast series brought to you by Company Director in partnership with Microsoft. Join host Alan Kohler in conversation with CSIRO Chair David Thodey AO FAICD, Commonwealth Bank Chairman Catherine Livingstone AO FAICD, ZipCo chair Diane Smith Gander FAICD, BCA president Tim Reed and Faethm.ai chair Yasmin Allen FAICD and more.


Episode 6 - Moving up the digital maturity curve

In this episode, we invite directors to reflect on the current and hoped-for future states of their organisation and what’s needed to adapt. They also discuss what directors can do to expand their own learning.

 

Guest 1: Diane Smith-Gander AO FAICD, chair ZipCo, non-executive director AGL Energy, HBF Health, and Safe Work Australia.  

Guest 2: Wendy Stops GAICD, non-executive director Coles Group, Blackmores and NFP Fitted for Work.

Guest 3 Omar Abbosh, Corporate Vice President, Industry Solutions at Microsoft and non-executive board member Zuora.

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Episode 5 - We need to talk about risk

 

In this episode, we look at how boards are reassessing the risks required to create value in the digital world and how they can better negotiate the issues.

  

Guest 1: Siobhan McKenna, director of Woolworths and Nova Entertainment, executive chair of Foxtel, Fox Sports and Sky News

Guest 2: Peeyush Gupta, director of NAB, SBS and Link Group, and chair of Charter Hall Long WALE REIT.

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Episode 4 - Leveraging data for value creation

In this episode, we look at security and privacy concerns, the biases that can underpin AI algorithms, and how boards need to ensure their organisations use data responsibly and understand how to unlock the potential value for their businesses.

Guest 1:  Yasmin Allen FAICD, chair of the federally funded Digital Skills Organisation, work futures platform Faethm.ai, and non-executive director at ASX, Cochlear and Santos

Guest 2: Tim Reed, president of the Business Council of Australia

Guest 3: Lee Hickin, chief technology officer, Microsoft Australia

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Episode 3 - Collaboration: The key to unlocking innovation

In this episode, we explore how boards can embark on new partnerships and reposition their business as part of the broader ecosystem.

Guest 1:  Deanne Stewart, CEO of Aware Super
Guest 2: Josephine Sukkar, founder and principal of Buildcorp

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Episode 2 - Why leadership matters more than ever: balancing wellbeing, empathy, purpose and performance

In this episode, we explore the new leadership mindsets driving innovation and balancing performance and wellbeing during digital transformation.

Guest 1:  Dr Peter Fuda, leadership adviser, author and professor of management
Guest 2: John Mullen, chair of Telstra and Brambles
Guest 3: Steven Worrall, managing director Microsoft Australia

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Episode 1 - From surviving to thriving: maintaining innovation momentum

Join Alan Kohler as he speaks with Catherine Livingstone, chairman of the Commonwealth Bank, and David Thodey, chair of CSIRO, Tyro and Xero.

Over just a few short months, Australian businesses saw years’ worth of digital transformation. If digitalisation was gathering pace in the decade leading up to 2020, the global pandemic accelerated it dramatically, unlocking remarkable examples of innovation.

The question is now, how do directors maintain the momentum, build on the digital confidence gained and seize the huge opportunity that digital technology presents? In this episode, we explore the challenges for board directors moving their businesses from survival mode to seize the huge opportunity that digital technology presents.

Guest 1: Catherine Livingstone, AO FAICD, chairman of the Commonwealth Bank
Guest 2: David Thodey, AO FAICD ,chair of CSIRO, Tyro and Xero

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