The Leading Innovation Summit 2024: Driving the Future of Business Innovation will be held from March 18-21 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney. This essential event, available both in-person and online, features a lineup of industry luminaries:

  • Cindy Chastain, Senior Vice President at Mastercard, will explore how embedding culture and design in business processes can drive ground-breaking innovations in the digital payment sector.
  • Tina Manoharan from Philips will share insights on nurturing innovation within large organizations. Her approach, based on her experiences at Philips, blends empowering teams and transforming traditional business methods into dynamic, innovative practices.
  • Suman Kharbanda, from FedEx Corporation, brings insights into leveraging advanced technology and innovation for global logistics and supply chain management.
  • Virginia Briggs of MinterEllison, a leader in the legal field, discusses the intersection of innovation and legal practices.
  • Megan Firkin, General Manager at Fisher & Paykel, will showcase how connected ecosystems can redefine the consumer appliance industry
  • Louise Baxter, CEO of the Starlight Foundation, celebrated as AFR’s most innovative NFP in 2020, will offer perspectives on driving innovation in the non-profit sector.

This summit is a hub for professionals seeking insights on AI, leadership in innovation, and transformative business strategies. Dana Lightbody, CEO, states, “The Leading Innovation Summit is more than an event; it’s a launchpad for ideas that redefine business operations and strategies.”

In addition to keynotes, the summit offers networking, workshops, and panel discussions. Join The Leadership Institute for this transformative experience. For more information and registration, visit:

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