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DPC Speakers series

Speakers series event recordings

2021

Wayne Gerard, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur—9 September

Wayne Gerard discussed his role as Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, his role on the Innovation Advisory Council and how he is driving innovation across the state.

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2020

Leanne Kemp, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur—5 June

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp facilitated a virtual panel discussion with three small businesses about how they've transformed their business models to produce essential items that are supporting health services and the wider community as part of the #MakingItForQLD initiative. Panel members included Evolve Group, The Bearded Chap and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

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Orange Sky Laundry—25 February

In October 2014, two best mates had a crazy idea to put two washing machines and two dryers in the back of a van, and wash and dry clothes for people experiencing homelessness.

Hear from co-founders Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett about Orange Sky Laundry—a world-first, free mobile laundry service to assist the homeless and how they stumbled across something bigger and much more significant—the power of a conversation.

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2019

Australia Post—25 September

Michael Oates from Australia Post, General Manager of Portfolio Strategy and Innovation spoke about how Australia Post has remained relevant and found their place as an innovator in the digital economy. Michael also shared the customer-centric approach his teams are taking to protect jobs in a highly competitive market, as well as current projects the organisation is working on to drive innovation now and into the future.

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Digi Youth Arts—9 July

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, Digi Youth Arts focused on the stories and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and their views on the 2019 theme, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’. You’ll learn about the issues driving the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and their vision for the future.

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Angel Dixon—15 March

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Queensland Women’s Week, we welcomed Angel Dixon to our first Speakers series for 2019.

Angel is an inspiring female leader, passionate activist for disability inclusion and human rights, and Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year 2019. Angel Dixon's story inspired, challenged and motivated us to think differently about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

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