Tag: Australian Financial Review

Education

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Higher Education for a cosmopolitan age of smart machines: the NYU experiment

The nature of work is changing. Algorithms are replacing intuition, the highest paid person’s opinion needs to be grounded in data, and digital decision-makers are outperforming real humans in an increasing number of sectors in the business world. What’s more, all of this is happening against a changing global backdrop. Neo-nationalism is competing with cosmopolitanism,…

3 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

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Jemena CEO’s perspective on the national energy crisis

Last year’s inaugural AFR Energy Summit made a significant impact on the development of a national clean energy transition plan; hosting more than 300 of the sectors top policy-makers and industry leaders. This year, the Summit returns with an even sharper focus on policy and regulation; and a view to uncovering the conditions and environment…

26 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Transport & Logistics

How will autonomous vehicles affect our cities?

Australia’s infrastructure sector is preparing itself for an onslaught of technological disruption as it strives to fulfill the Smart Cities Plan and improve the livability of major conurbations. The autonomous and electric vehicles market - set to be worth $87 billion by 2020 - is making a particular impact; and some estimates suggest that by…

16 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys to address AFR Retail Summit – in wake of $870m acquisition

In the wake of JB Hi-Fi’s $870m acquisition of The Good Guys this week, the AFR Retail Summit gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand from the CEOs of both companies on their vision for the future. JB Hi-Fi issued $394 million worth of shares and took on a $500 million debt to fund the deal; but…

14 Sep 2016, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Innovation in Retail – How Stylerunner are Disrupting the Industry

Hefty competition from overseas players and a turbulent economic climate, mean that Australian retailers are having to fight harder than ever before to achieve targeted rates of sales growth. With this in mind, Australian sportswear curator Stylerunner have certainly been packing a few punches recently, with a number of inspiring and innovative PR ventures. Stylerunner,…

13 Sep 2016, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Australia’s top influential women in 2013 revealed

Australia's most influential women have been recognised for their leadership skills at a recent ceremony. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards 2013 applauded the efforts of female leaders across a variety of sectors, including business, philanthropy, research and not for profits. Skin cancer researcher Adele Green was the overall…

24 Oct 2013, by test test