ARDC Leadership Series: Industry and Research Sector Forum

The ARDC Leadership Series is a new event series providing decision makers in academia, government and industry with the opportunity to work through the big data challenges impacting researchers in Australia.
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About the Event

As more high-quality data becomes available, more questions can be asked of it, and greater impact can be derived from the answers. The research and government sectors hold significant existing collections of information. The value of that information is improved by being informed by challenging real-world problems and benefits from clarity on national and international priority areas on which to focus effort.

The quality of research is improved by being challenged with real world problems and business projects deliver better financial returns when informed by outstanding research. Translation of these research outputs into products, services, and processes is the innovation step which drives the evolution of technology, policy, and practice which, in turn, leads to better health, agricultural, educational and many other outcomes, improvements in productivity, increased economic growth, and other broader benefits to society.

In Australia, the State and Commonwealth Governments support and encourage research/industry translation through funding and other programs but we still have a relatively low rate of engagement and investment by business with the research sector. This leadership forum will explore challenges and opportunities in increasing research translation and the role data as a key research output can play in this space.

The conversation will be facilitated by ARDC Board member Russell Yardley FAICD joined by an exciting panel of leading thinkers:


12 noonLunch and networking (for in-person attendees)
1 pmSession starts: Opening of the ARDC Leadership Series, Rosie Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, ARDC
1:05 pmIntroduction of the forum and session schedule, Russell Yardley, ARDC Board Member
1:15 pmMeet the panellists
1:35 pmPanel discussion 
2:30 pmComfort break
2:40 pmAudience Q+A
3:20 pmSummary with key takeaways and follow up actions, Russell Yardley, ARDC Board Member
3:30 pmSession concludes

Please note all times are in AEDT (Melbourne time). The timetable may vary depending on the conversation flow on the day. 

We look forward to seeing you in-person in Melbourne or online!


26 October 2022


1 pm to 3:30 pm (AEDT)




United Co., 425 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065 & Online

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