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Leading entrepreneurs deliver the buzz on innovation

  • 17 February, 2005 16:22

<p>A group of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs, including the
co-founder of Morgan and Banks and the former CEOs of Hoyts and Pepsi Co
Australia, will lead a seminar on "Transformation through Innovation and
Entrepreneurship" on Wednesday 9 March at Sydney's Mercure on Broadway
<p>Organised by the School of Management at the University of Technology,
Sydney, the seminar brings together leading academic, individual and
corporate knowledge of what makes innovation more than a buzzword.</p>
<p>The participants are:
· Professor Steve Burdon, Visiting Professor of e-Business, UTS
· Andrew Banks, Managing Director, Talent2 (former CEO and co-founder of
Morgan and Banks)
· Adjunct Professor Peter Ivany, CEO, Ivany Investment Group (ex CEO and
owner of Hoyts)
· Arvid Petersen (Former CEO and owner of Study Group Australia and CEO
of Pepsi Co Australia)
· Roger Buckeridge, Executive Director, Allen and Buckeridge Pty Ltd
(Australia's leading venture capital firm for IT start-ups)</p>
<p>"The experience of our speakers spans a number of industries including
media, HR services, consumer goods, management consulting and venture
capital finance," said Director of the UTS Executive Development Unit,
Brian Leis.</p>
<p>"Each of these dynamic entrepreneurs will focus on one of the three key
factors for successful transformation through innovation: individual
skills, building team innovation competency and creating an
organisation-wide culture of continual innovation."</p>
<p>The seminar is sponsored by Ernst and Young and supported by the NSW
Department of State and Regional Development, the Australian Industry
Innovation Xchange Network, the Australian Information Industry
Association and the Australian Innovation Festival.</p>
<p>Transformation through Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2005
Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Location: The Mercure on Broadway
818 to 820 George St, Sydney
Cost: $264, students $198</p>
<p>Further Information:
Brian Leis, Ph (02) 9514 3504
Helen Yee, Ph (02) 9514 3559</p>

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