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Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, senior principal scientist with CSIRO will share his thoughts on future trends that will reshape the landscape for government, business and society in the coming twenty years.
Following the presentation from Dr Hajkowicz there will be a question and answer session facilitated by Professor Mark Farrell, Head of the Graduate School of Business and Law.
Since 2009, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has been analysing future trends that will reshape the landscape for government, business and society in the coming twenty years.
This thinking is now captured in a book titled “Global Megatrends” recently launched by CSIRO Publishing. A megatrend occurs at the intersection of numerous trends and is a deep-set and profound trajectory of change capable of shifting existing paradigms.
The megatrends presented in the book capture the shifting world economy driven by:
- rapid income growth in the developing Asia region
- the global challenges of food, water, energy and mineral security in light of escalating demand
- healthcare challenges
- the ageing population
- accelerating technological advancement and
- the rising preferences consumers have for experiential goods as opposed to material goods
All this points to a world with huge challenges and huge opportunities.