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Emerging Technology Virtual Roundtable - Industry 5.0 and the Future Ready CXO

August 12, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM • Virtual
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Smart, agile and secure – innovations that are delivering competitive advantages

Unisys hosted an exclusive virtual roundtable joined by an elite group of CXOs from cross industries to discuss Industry 5.0 and the Future Ready CXO on Thursday, 13 August, 2020, with internationally-renowned tech influencer and scientific futurist, Dr Catherine Ball.

Dr Ball shared her fascinating insights on the emergence of Industry 5.0; and how progressive CXOs stand to benefit by curating the next wave of emerging technologies and capabilities within their organisations.

The Moderator of this virtual roundtable gathering is award-winning technology journalist, author and broadcaster Brad Howarth (CIO Magazine, The Australian, The AFR, and more).

Brad Howarth also highlighted compelling Australian best uses cases that demonstrate how emerging tech including AI, pervasive automation, digital identity and biometrics are delivering impressive business outcomes and measurable returns for forward-looking CXOs.

Special Guest Speakers


Dr Catherine Ball: Catherine is a sought-after voice and visionary on emerging technologies for CXOs worldwide. An Honorary Associate Professor of Engineering and Science at the Australian National University, Catherine was named among “The World’s Most Renowned Women in Robotics (Analytics Insight); Top 100 Women of Influence (The AFR); True Leaders and Game Changers (Boss Magazine); Telstra’s National Business Woman of the Year, Corporate; and Innovator of Influence (Innovation Week).

Brad Howarth: Brad is an award-winning technology and business Journalist (The Australian, The Financial Review, CIO Magazine, Computerworld, The Age); futurist and author (A Faster Future; Managing Change; Innovation is for Everyone; Innovation and Emerging Markets)

Rick Mayhew: Rick is the Vice President and General Manager for Unisys Asia Pacific. As a former dual Olympian (having represented South Africa in the ’92 and ’96 Olympic Games for yachting) Rick brings his competitive spirit to Unisys where he is accountable for setting and delivering the strategic and operational plans for the business across the APAC.

High level insights included the following:

  • Industry 5.0 already in action – cross-sector use cases of excellence
  • How the evolution to 5.0 will fundamentally transform the way we live, work and relate to each other
  • How progressive CXOs can create greater opportunities and value for their organisations
  • How CXOs can future-proof their organisations in the dawn of Industry 5.0
  • Cyber security, job skills and the advancement of ethically driven technological applications
  • What’s next; and is there a tipping point?

Read these tips from Unisys on how to ensure your workforce is AI ready​. Download PDF

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