2016 Seminar Series

Leadership & Complex Decision Making

Mr Jim McDowell, Chancellor - University South Australia (and former CEO of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia)

21 June 2016

Hosted by Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor - Business and Law, University of South Australia.

With over 35 years’ experience in Aerospace and Defence, Jim was CEO of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia (BAESSA) and previously Chief Executive, BAE Systems Australia. Jim joined British Aerospace in Singapore in 1996 and was appointed Regional Managing Director of BAE Systems for Asia In 1999. Upon taking over at BAE Systems Australia, Jim established the company's head quarters in Adelaide and under his leadership, the company expanded to become Australia's largest defence firm, with more than 6500 employees and annual sales of approximately AUD $1.5 billion.

Jim will provide an inside view to the role of leadership in a global cultural diverse company, where change is constant and complex decision making is the norm.

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Purpose Driven Innovation

Professor David Paterson, Industry Professor - University of South Australia

11 July 2016

Hosted by Professor Thomas Maak, Head of School - Management, University of South Australia.

David is Chair and Co-founder of Social Capital, Professor at the University of South Australia and a specialist in strategic and social innovation talks about turning purpose-driven innovation into opportunity.

Purpose-driven innovation turns need into opportunity. It sticks because it mobilises teams around a bigger and more meaningful idea. It has higher prospects of breaking through in the market because it addresses higher-order needs. It is doubly rewarding because it benefits others as well as ourselves and it is equally open to both commercial and social enterprises. Come and hear David share his experiences in this rapidly-growing opportunity area.

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Data Driven = Disruptive

Dr Roger Kermode, Practice Principal at Hewlett Packard Enterprises

10 August 2016

Hosted by Professor Andy Koronios, Head of School - Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia.

The pace at which disruption now takes place is faster than ever before and as a result, the pressure on business leaders has never been greater. This is not just a problem for IT or the marketing department, it is now a board level issue that affects every business from nascent startups to multination corporations. Dr Roger Kermode is an experienced technology and business executive who has over 20 years' experience in a variety of roles spanning academia and the corporate worlds in the creation and delivery of innovation technology solutions fo rthe US, China and Australia.

As a Practice Principal at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Roger works with executives to help them leverage the data within their busineses to improve business performance with a foci in the financial service industries, the application of advanced analytics, transforming organisations to become data-driven and agile, and embedding analytics into core business processes.

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Organisational Financial Turnarounds

Ms Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive Officer - Zoos SA

13 September 2016

Hosted by Mr Terry Gold, Growth Entrepreneur in Residence - Centre for Business Growth, University of South Australia.

In 2011/2012 Zoos SA was operating with a deficit and a large debt that couldn't be serviced. It is now operating with a surplus, repaying its debt and looking forward to an exciting future with new investments. Elaine will speak about the change journey as well as future plans for Zoos SA.

Elaine is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos SA with previous experience in both the public and private sectors in management, marketing and community engagement. Her qualifications include a MBA and a Masters degree in Public Public Policy and Management. Prior to being appointed to her position at Zoos SA, Elaine held the position of Chief Executive of TAFE SA.

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Identifying & Realising the Benefits of Emerging Sectors - Ageing Well Case Study

Ms Julianne Parkinson, Executive Director - Office of the Economic Development Board.

31 October 2016

Hosted by Professor Wendy Lacey - Dean and Head of School (Law), University of South Australia.

In South Australia there are currently 295,000 people over the age of 65. This number will grow to 530,00 by 2050, representing significant changes in demand and supply shifts for this sector. Many of Australia's neighbouring nations face similar if not greater growth opportunities and challenges.

Julianne will share her thoughts on this topic which will cover the journey and learnings of optimising a new sector economy for South Australia on Ageing Well which entails understanding and harnessing the economic and social change required.

Julianne has over 25 years' experience with global financial and legal consulting firms including Ernst & Young. KMPG and Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). She specialises in strategic planning, business development and change management. She is also an alumnus of the UniSA Business School.

Currently a board member of the Asthma Foundation of South Australia, Julianne has previously held board and committee roles with Advantage SA (now Brand South Australia) and the Ernst & Young Foundation.

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The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader

Professor Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at the London Business School

30 November 2016

Hosted by Professor Byron Sharp, Director - Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, University of South Australia.

Patrick Barwise is Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School. He joined the School in 1976 after an early career at IBM and has published widely on management, marketing and media. A former student of Andrew Ehrenberg, Patrick will be visiting UniSA's Ehrenberg-Bass Institute during his time in Adelaide

Patrick's most recent publication The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader, co-authored with former McKinsey partner Thomas Barta (September 2016), will be the focus of this session.

He will present the results and recommendations of a major new global study of marketing leadership. This isolated twelve drivers of senior marketers' business impact and career success (the '12 Powers') under four headings: mobilise your boss, mobilise your colleagues, mobilise team and mobilise yourself. Based on these results for marketing, the seminar will conclude with some brief general thoughts on leadership below the CEO level.

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