Mark works as Director of the Centre of Excellence for Cities, an international group working with Ferrovial’s operational divisions, including Amey in the UK and Broadspectrum in Australia, to drive forward innovation in urban services. Mark brings a proven track record in successful collaborative relationships, often using new business models to introduce innovation and seek a win:win for all parties. He has experience of a number of different industries (from pharmaceuticals to construction) in different roles (operational and strategic). He is a chartered scientist and, following completion of his first degree at Oxford University, studied his MBA at Henley Management College. He has held leadership roles within business, local and national government groups related to smart cities, sustainable development, low carbon and renewable energy.
Dr Jenny Brockis
I am passionate about people, performance and practical solutions that improve our health and wellbeing.
Dr. Jenny Brockis is a medical practitioner and board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, specialising in brain health and mental performance. She works to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves by translating the findings of the neuroscience and positive psychology into simple practical tools that enable people to work smarter not harder.
An international speaker, trainer and author of three books including the bestselling “Smarter, Sharper Thinking” (Wiley), Jenny is frequently sought after as a commentator in the media and has had many articles published in a variety of magazines and journals.
Prof Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian director of Laing O’Rourke’s future engineering and innovation consultancy, the Engineering Excellence Group.
Laing O’Rourke is Australia’s largest private engineering and construction business, with local turnover of ~$3 bn p.a. Andrew received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Engineers Australia (IEAust). Throughout his career he has worked at the interface between industry and academia. He is an expert in disruptive innovation, with deep experience of most of the technologies likely to impact all industry sectors in the future, including IoT, robotics and automation, big data, digital, augmented and virtual reality, biomimetics, smart cities and AI.
Andrew is a non executive Director of Hazer Group (ASX:HZR), a listed clean tech and serves on the board of the Australian Research Council Centre for Robotic Vision.
He was recognised as one of Australia’s 50 most innovative engineers by peak body Engineers Australia in 2016.
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