Cyber security: Boards have wider insight but still struggle to manage risks

With an estimated 2.5 billion people around the globe using smartphones and most of us rarely a metre away from digital technology at any time, it’s safe to say, digital is here to stay. For decades, digital has been exciting. With the advent of the digital age, possibilities and opportunities for commerce were lauded as endless. The infectious desire to grow networks and stockpile huge amounts of data had everyone coding at the bit to ride the digital wave. Yet where there are waves there are sharks ready to take a chunk out of crucial data points and the company … Read more

SOUTH AUSTRALIA AIMING TO BE BLOCKCHAIN LEADER

First international Summit on blockchain in Australia. Potential to generate millions of dollars in the economy. World blockchain leaders to highlight enormous opportunities for Australia and business. South Australia is positioning itself as the blockchain leader in Australia with the potential to generate millions of dollars of economic activity. The South Australian Government and ADC Forum are collaborating with world leading blockchain entrepreneurs, financiers and regulators on the first ADC Global Blockchain Summit in Australia. The Summit will be held in Adelaide on 18-19 March 2019. South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, said the Summit will play a major role in … Read more

Jack Welch Dives Into What Leadership Could and Should Be

While TED talks seem to be all the rage, just 4 minutes and 44 seconds of Jack Welch speaking on leadership will have you seeing the world and its galaxy in a whole new way. In under 5 minutes Welch hones in on what he believes true leadership is and how to do it, not just from lip service but walking the walk in the routine and the long run. To give some perspective, Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric for two decades and got some things done while he was there. From $1.5 billion to $15 billion … Read more

What do leaders need to do to regain trust

Leadership has long held a particular allure for mankind. From the leverage it affords the wielder to make change as they see fit, to the myriad of useful externalities it brings, leadership, and the power innate within it, has not had anything but a checkered past. While memorable leaders such as Mandela and William Wilberforce have cast benevolent legacies to be recited at primary school history presentations for years to come, history carries the heavy weight of leaders who used their platform to harm, deceive and destroy. Pol Pot, Jeffrey Skilling, Elizabeth Holmes and Berlusconi, to name only a few … Read more

Education and Economic Performance

Rapid changes in technological industries and the inability of modern institutions of learning to adapt at that pace is creating a disjuncture of supply to need. Corporations are becoming increasingly frustrated at the gap in skills offered by recent graduates from established institutions and are instead focussing on direct involvement in workforce development. Questions as to the validity of an education system developed in the 19th century to meet modern workforce needs are strongly being asked. Will established institutions be able to adapt to the radical transformation needed from sectors that are developing at breakneck speed? In order to set … Read more

ADC Northern Development Summit Report

In June 2014 ADC Forum gathered the most extensive group of Australian and International leaders and decision makers to develop a shared vision and action plan for development of Australia’s northern regions. This Northern Development Summit; a non-partisan forum for Participants to shape this defining national project. Participation provided the opportunity to: Contribute to the creation of an action plan for the North to influence Government policy Build strong networks and direct connections to national and regional investors Hear directly from and communicate with key national decision makers Connect with a credible independent platform that is respected by governments and … Read more

Future Summit 2012 Report: Volatility and Opportunities for Renewal

ADC Future Summit Report 2012[embeddoc url=”//adcforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ADC-Future-Summit-Report-2012.pdf” viewer=”google”] This report is provided as an example of ADC Forum initiatives. Contact Us to request orders from the full catalogue of out of print reports.