2018 AUSii Forum

The Australian American Chamber of Commerce hosted their 10th annual AUSii – Australia US Innovation and Investment – Forum on Thursday May 3rd. With over 25 guest speakers involved, the forum focused on synergistic opportunities presented by Australian and US innovation agendas, and practices driving investment across both regions within the energy and medical industries.

AUSii PROGRAM

WELCOME
Colin McHattie, President, Australian American Chamber of Commerce Houston & Director, New Ventures. Integrated Asset Management – Halliburton

OPENING KEYNOTE:
Innovation & Investment Between Australia & the USA
The Hon Peter McGauran, Consul-General & Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner – Australian Consulate-General, Houston
Douglas Wallace, Commercial Counselor – US Consulate – Sydney Australia

TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION KEYNOTE 
Fernando DeMattos, Head of Technology – BHP

ENERGY KEYNOTE 
Andrew Stewart, CEO – Asset Solutions Americas – Wood

PLENARY PANEL SESSION – Global Technology Across Borders 
Angela Shah, Editor, Xconomy
Oji Udeze, Product Management Executive – Atlassian
Marie Myers, Global Controller and Head of Financial Services – HP
Patricia Florissi, Ph. D., VP & Global CTO for Sales – Dell

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE 
Nick Stone, CEO – Bluestone

ENERGY PANEL SESSION: DIVERSIFIED ENERGY LANDSCAPE 
Patrick Hanlon, Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul General – Austrade
John Berger, CEO – Sunnova Energy Corporation
Andrew Conacher, SVP Business Development, Americas – Rystad Energy
John Gibson, Senior Advisor -, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

ENERGY PANEL SESSION: SUPPORTING ENERGY INNOVATION 
Uday Turaga, Founder & CEO – ADI Analytics
Kemal Anbarci, Managing Executive – Chevron Technology Ventures
Mark Craig, President, Director, Inventor – OneStep Power
Tyler Smith, Director – Energy and Consulting – ConsenSys
Michael Dunn, Sr. Vice President of Business Development – Geophysical Insights

MEDICAL PANEL SESSION – DRIVING HEALTHCARE PRODUCTIVITY & IMPROVING PATIENT CARE
Andre Pontin, VP Business Development – DoseMe
John Moore, Director of Customer Lab – Bupa Healthcare (Global)
Rob Grenfell, Director – Health and Biosecurity – CSIRO
Gus Cardenas, President – Austin Healthcare Council

MEDICAL PANEL SESSION – NARROWING THE CHASM OF HEALTHCARE INNOVATION
David Camerlengo, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – North America
Ruben Rathnasingham, PH.D, Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation – Dell Medical School, University of Texas Austin
Erik Halverson, Director, Innovation Institute – TMC
Daniel Timms, CEO – BiVacor

MEDICAL KEYNOTE 
William E. Cohn MD, Vice President of Medical Devices, Executive Director for Centre of Device Innovations – Johnson & Johnson

CLOSING PANEL SESSION – ECOSYSTEMS TO DRIVE INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT 
David Camerlengo, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – North America
John Reale, Co-Founder and CEO – Station Houston
Jon Nordby, Director of Strategy – Houston Exponential
Tom Luby, Head of JLABS @ TMC  – Johnson & Johnson JLABS

NETWORKING RECEPTION  – SPONSORED BY EY, 4:00 – 6:00PM

 

CLICK HERE to view the complete AUSii program and speaker information.