On 27 April 2023, Hub Leader Prof Veena will speak as part of the Governance Institute of Australia's "risk discussion group" on the topic of developing new technologies to harvest and achieve sustainable communities.
Veena will talk about the Hub and its research program as well as about some of her own innovations in waste and recycling to help achieve a circular economy and more sustainable communities.
Event hosts say:
How can we manage the many horizon risks and threats from massive population growth, waste management, energy crisis and a sustainable and clean environment? Every business leader must respond in times of great challenge and listen to our leaders in science and technology to implement change.
Prof Veena Sahajwalla
While already well-known and highly respected in her academic field, Veena became one of Australia’s best-known scientists and inventors through her regular appearances as a judge on the long-running ABC TV series The New Inventors. She continues her community engagement through regular school visits and public talks, her mentoring program for girls in science (Science 50:50) and regular media commentary. In the academic sphere, Veena has delivered keynote and invited speeches at some of the most prestigious research gatherings and conferences across the world in Argentina, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA. She has also published more than 300 refereed papers in leading journals and conference proceedings in her field. Veena completed her Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia and her PhD at The University of Michigan.
Dr Sojen Pradhan
From UTS is one of our leading academics whom is developing partnerships for indigenous communities in Australia, Nepal, Malaysia and many other parts of the world redefining the supply chain harnessing the latest in technology and research. He is a lecturer at School of Systems, Management and Leadership (SML) with an extensive experience of over 25 years in teaching. He holds PhD in Computer Science and MBA from UTS. Previously he has completed MSc from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Risk Discussion Group is a collaboration between CPA, ACS and the Governance Institute.
The Group was established in 2012 by its Founding Chairman, Andrew Crawford, who has previously served as the President of NSW CPA.
The Risk Group makes an outstanding contribution to the members by enabling knowledge sharing and innovative thinking on major business issues through insights from Australia's business leaders.