Current as at September 26, 2023

Tuesday 10 October 2023

12.00 pm

Networking Lunch and
Israel Innovation Showcase

Join peers and colleagues for the Summit welcome lunch with Israeli businesses working with Australia to drive digital transformation across a variety of sectors.


Opening Addresses

Jillian Segal AO
Chair I Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW)

Senator the Hon Tim Ayres
Assistant Minister for Trade and Manufacturing I Australian Government

Ohad Blumberg
Israeli Trade Commissioner to Australia I Israel Trade and Economic Commission

Paul O’Sullivan
Chair I Optus, ANZ and Western Sydney Airport


Embracing The Future: Building Capability, Talent and Cultures To Drive Transformation

Hear two global leaders discuss the key challenge of modern organisations: how to develop the people, skills and performance culture needed to drive innovation and growth.

Richard White
CEO & Founder I WiseTech Global

Richard White will share how an Israeli business thinker inspired him in leading WiseTech Global’s exceptional growth, his commitment to relentless product development and building the best technology; his approach to seizing the irrational opportunity, and how he is creating the next generation of ‘black-belt thinkers’ to drive the nation’s tech industries.

Ariel Porat
President I Tel Aviv University

Professor Ariel Porat will highlight how Tel Aviv University became a micro-environment for innovation with its alumni ranked 5th in the world for their entrepreneurial ability, how TAU Ventures (Tel Aviv University’s investment arm) works with industry to develop discoveries and inventions, and how the University is building a talent pool of global thinkers.

Kate Aitken (Moderator)
Vice President – People & Culture I Optus



The Journey Towards & Beyond Generative AI

While AI is now almost commonplace, ‘Generative AI’ has profound, game changing capabilities. This panel examines the increasing capability, risk, trust in and transparency of, Generative AI and its enormous potential. What is the disruptive capability of Generative AI for business? And how will advanced Artificial Intelligence drive true scientific discovery to shape our future?

Mordechai (Moti) Segev
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering I Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Sagie Davidovich
CEO & Co-Founder I SparkBeyond

Shreya Goswami
Director of Data and Artificial Intelligence I Microsoft ANZ

Simon Burns (Moderator)
Partner I Gilbert + Tobin



Afternoon Tea and
Israel Innovation Showcase

An opportunity to meet leaders of Israeli businesses working with Australia and gain a deeper understanding of what they do and offer.


Cyber Security – New Solutions for The Evolving Threat Landscape

Cyber threat continues to be ranked as the number one business concern globally. Building capability to ensure both security and consumer trust is maintained is vital. What cyber lessons and horizon threats must leaders be considering now?

Adi Ashkenazy
CEO I Skylight Cyber

Felicia Trewin
Chief Technology Officer I AMP Services

Omer Grossman
Global Chief Technology Officer I CyberArk

Scott McKinnel (Moderator)
Country Manager – Australia & New Zealand I Tenable



Australia-Israel Innovation Partnerships: Spotlight on Liverpool Innovation Precinct

The Liverpool Innovation Precinct is anchored by Liverpool Public Hospital, Australia’s largest standalone hospital. Key precinct partners include the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, the University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, the University of NSW and TAFE NSW.

This session will explore the opportunities from an exciting new collaboration between the Liverpool Innovation Precinct and the Israel Innovation Authority, the independent Israeli Government agency responsible for Israel’s innovation policy and funding.

Amanda Larkin
Lead I NSW Health Response to Special Commission of Inquiry

Shlomi Kofman
Vice President – International Operations I Israel Innovation Authority

David Borger (Moderator)
Executive Director I Business Western Sydney


Future Health Delivery Models – Global Collaboration to Improve Patient Centric Care

Advancing the integration of innovation and next-gen health technology solutions into medical practice, and across traditional health-related professions, is vital to improving patient benefits and quality of care. But where are we now on this journey and what lessons does Israel offer to improving patient outcomes, reduce costs and transform the patient experience?

Amanda Larkin
Lead I NSW Health Response to Special Commission of Inquiry

Dig Howitt
CEO and President I Cochlear

Galia Barkai MD
Director I Sheba BEYOND

Kira Radinsky
CEO I Diagnostic Robotics
Visiting Professor/Scientist I Technion (Israel Institute of Technology)

Len Chersky
Chairman I Healthscope
Managing Partner – Private Equity I Brookfield Asset Management

Jo Scotney (Moderator)
General Manager – Institutional Property & Health I ANZ



Closing Remarks


Program Ends


Chairman’s Circle Dinner (by invitation)

Global Perspectives on 21st Century Leadership

Andrew Liveris AO
President I Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee
Former Chair & CEO I Dow Chemical

Professor Ariel Porat
President I Tel Aviv University

Jillian Segal AO
Chair I Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW)