SPEAKERS

Brett Wiskar

Chief Future Officer - Wiley

Brett has spent the last 20 years in digital, technology and innovation in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining Wiley his entrepreneurial approach to innovation was used to drive business change and digital platform adoption across large corporates and government agencies across Australia. He has worked with some of the largest brands in the country on their digital road map and innovation programs. He is a recipient of numerous awards and is a frequent speaker on the topics of innovation and technology.

At Wiley Brett’s role is to work with clients and project teams on diverse subjects such digital enablement, innovation, data (big & small), strategy, business models & the future of food industries & markets. He is responsible for Wiley’s Technology, Innovation, R&D and Data Consulting services and works with clients to drive efficiencies across their operations.

SESSION

15.30 – 16.00 | Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Keynote: Meeting the Energy Challenge – ensuring security, reliability, accessibility for industry

Growing costs and uncertainty around reliable energy sources is a significant issue for the manufacturing sector in Australia. Society is taking a keen interest in how power is generated and consumed and policy frameworks are changing. The rise of renewables is everywhere and for our industries to be sustainable (environmentally and economically) they must seek to embrace the opportunity and rise to these new challenges.

This session will focus on how the manufacturing sector can capitalise on new technologies and opportunities in a volatile energy market to empower a bright future. By developing a sound energy strategy and embracing sustainable and collaborative approaches to energy solutions our industries can achieve independence from the market, control costs and build more resilient business.

16.00 – 16.45 | Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Panel: Meeting the Energy Challenge – the long-term financial benefits of commercial Power Purchase Agreements

How can industry secure their own sustainable and reliable energy future?  Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which establish fixed energy pricing from renewable resources, may be the answer.  An expert panel representing the innovators, brokers, government, industry and energy providers will discuss the drivers behind commercial PPAs,  how to navigate the legal process, the potential benefits and risks.