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The Commonwealth Bank's Wired for Wonder conference kicked off yesterday, bringing together CBA staff, customers and a diverse collection of speakers from technology and art backgrounds, and those who straddle the two.

  • The Commonwealth Bank's Wired for Wonder conference kicked off yesterday, bringing together CBA staff, customers and a diverse collection of speakers from technology and art backgrounds, and those who straddle the two.

  • The conference was held at NIDA Parade Theatres, in Sydney's east.

  • Commonwealth Bank CIO Michael Harte (pictured: right) played host at the conference.

  • Actor Penny Cook was MC for the event.

  • CBA CIO Michael Harte welcomes guests. “We seek inspiration from the arts and sciences,” the CIO said. “We’re trying to bring together a group of passionate and inspired people in every corner of the Commonwealth Bank where we are seeking purpose and meaning in serving the people, the households the communities the businesses that we look after.

    “We thought we’d go about it in a very different way because everybody learns differently everybody is inspired by different things everybody approaches this weird and wonderful world of technology.”

  • Shawn Achor was the speaker for the conference's first session. Achor is the author of The Happiness Advantage and has conducted research into links between happiness and success.

  • Chinese-American 3D printing entrepreneur Ping Fu talked about her personal journey, from her harrowing experiences during China's cultural revolution to founding Geomagic. She appeared on stage with her distinctive 3D-printed shoes.

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