Agenda

THINK 2024 Agenda

Post-conference workshops on Day 2, October 17, will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for updates!

Conference Day 1: October 16


8:00 – 9:00 am | Registration and Breakfast


9:00 – 9:05 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:05 – 9:45 am | Opening Keynote – Navigating the Future: Tech, Media and Telecom Predictions for 2024, 2025, and beyond!

Duncan Stewart, lead author of Deloitte’s annual TMT Predictions report since 2007, will present a tailored version of the 2024 report, with some sneak peeks of the 2025 topics. While touching on telecom advancements like 5G, 6G, Open Ran, Fixed Wireless Access, and satellite connectivity, he will also look at the emerging tech trends that drive the need for connectivity and their implications for the research, education, and innovation sector. From generative AI use cases to quantum encryption, Duncan will explore their transformative potential and how they can drive innovation and growth within the community.

Keynote Speaker: Duncan Stewart


9:45 – 10:15 am | ORION Session

TBD

Session Speaker: Alfonso Licata


10:15 – 10:45 am | Break


10:45 – 11:45 am | Higher Education Roundtable


11:45 – 12:45 pm | Lunch


12:45 am – 1:45 pm | ORION Community Spotlight


1:45 – 2:30 pm | AI Insights

TBD

Session Speaker: Illiana Oris Valiente


2:30 – 3:00 pm | Break


3:00 – 4:00 | Women in Leadership

TBD

Session Speakers: Deborah MacLatchy, Doris Stamml, Debra Christmas, Julia Le


4:00 – 4:15 pm | Awards Ceremony


4:15 | Closing Remarks


5:30 – 9:00 pm | Networking and Social Event

Join us at Rusty’s, 150 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm for the THINK 2024 Networking and Social Event.


Agenda is subject to change.

THINK 2024 Agenda

Post-conference workshops on Day 2, October 17, will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for updates!

Conference Day 2: October 17


8:00 – 9:00 am | Registration and Breakfast


9:00 – 9:05 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:05 – 9:50 am | NREN Partner Roundtable

TBD

Session Speakers: Barb Carra, Bala Kathiresan, Jennifer Lane, Alfonso Licata


9:50 – 10:20 am | Break


10:20 – 11:10 am | Cybersecurity


11:10 – 11:55 am | Closing Keynote – The Science of DEIB

Bias is one of the most troublesome aspects of human interaction. It plagues communication and reinforces archaic modes of thinking, but what is the neuroscience behind inequity and stereotypes? Neuroscientist & 3-time TEDx Speaker, Sarah Baldeo, takes you on a journey of understanding the brains’ proclivity for bias, navigating power dynamics, and rebuilding a brain that embraces diversity.

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Baldeo


11:55 – 12:00 pm | Closing Remarks


Agenda is subject to change.