JNF NSW & Technion Australia
4 February 2020, 6:30pm, RMYC Point Piper

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Join JNF NSW and Technion Australia for an “in conversation” between two of the world’s greatest influencers in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship – Prof. Uri Sivan, President of the Technion and Dr. David Skellern, inventor of WiFi.

The two distinguished leaders will share their visions on what Israel and Australia need to do to ensure they maintain and expand their leadership in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. They will discuss impact emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, quantum computing and cyber technology as well as medicine, health, environment and education.

Prof. Sivan is considered one of Israel’s highest authority figures in physics, particularly in nanotechnology and quantum related disciplines. Among many of his claims to fame is his design of a unique, ultra-high-resolution atomic force microscope, as well as the creation of the nano-bible – the world’s smallest bible (smaller than a pinhead) which the late President Shimon Peres presented to Pope Benedict XVI during a visit to Israel. This will be Prof. Sivan’s first Australian public address as President of the Technion.

Dr. Skellern worked in radioastronomy for 10 years and taught electronics at both Sydney and Macquarie University, before coming to prominence in the IT industry through Radiata, which he co-founded in 1997. Built on joint research conducted by Macquarie University and the CSIRO, the company demonstrated the world’s first chip-set implementation of the High-Speed WLAN standard. This innovation has been described as a revolution in world communications, introducing high speed wireless communications. Radiata was subsequently sold to US giant Cisco Systems in 2001 for $565 million. Dr Skellern joined the Board of National ICT Australia in 2003 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and is currently Chairman of CMCRC.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Warren Bingham, who has worked extensively in the field of medical devices and technologies, health economics, and business development.

Attendance is at no cost but your contribution to support the Technion Sustainability initiative and JNF Green Week would be anticipated.

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