Melbourne Innovation Culture Seminar
You are invited to networking lunch and panel hosted by City of Melbourne Chief Digital Officer Michelle Fitzgerald for Melbourne Innovation Districts, an agenda-setting partnership of University of Melbourne, RMIT University and the City of Melbourne to develop urban innovation for Melbourne.
In this panel session speakers, including Professor Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will explore innovation culture in all its forms, including the interface between art, science and entrepreneurship and the role of diversity in innovation culture.
Professor Fiona Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship and an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also the Co-Director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative. She serves on the British Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology and has been awarded a CBE for her services to innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK.
Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity. She has a special interest in the commercialization of science from idea to impact and the mechanisms that can be effectively used to link universities with entrepreneurs, large corporations and philanthropists in that process.
Michelle Fitzgerald is the inaugural Chief Digital Officer for the City of Melbourne and heads up the City’s Smart City Office. As our cities face digital disruption, Michelle and her team are responsible for trialling and implementing digital and data solutions that will help prepare Melbourne to adapt to major population growth, create the jobs of the future and drive innovation across government service delivery. Michelle is a former Partner of PwC Digital and is a current Non-Executive director for Standards Australia. She was also recently recognised as a Knowledge Nation 100 award winner in Australia.
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