Participants in each session will be divided into four specific topics of increasing importance as we move into the next 15+ years, namely Demographics & Population Change, AI and Automation, The Economic Landscape and Urbanisation.
In particular, the participants will focus on three main questions:
- What are the big shifts or trends we anticipate in the next 15+ years?
- How do we see these impacting the public service?
- What should we as public servants be doing to prepare?
My contribution will be under the topic – AI and Automation with respect to Demographics & Population Changes.
Biography: Katina Michael is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and Senior Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. She has been a recipient of telecommunications-centric grants on location services policy, and has been the convener of the annual social implications of national security workshop since the beginning of the series in 2006 with the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA). Katina has consulted for government agencies and defence organisations, such as Prime Minister and Cabinet, Booz Allen, the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security and the Defence Science Technology Office (DSTO). She is a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) and has previously been an active member of the Consumer Federation of Australia (CFA) Previously Katina worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications vendors with secondments throughout Asia and North America. Katina’s PhD was in automatic identification, she has a Masters of Transnational Crime Prevention from the Faculty of Law at UOW, and she completed her Bachelors of IT in the cooperative program at the University of Technology, Sydney with semester employment at Andersen Consulting, and United Technologies.