The Australian Computer Society will host a unique international event later this month – an intimate Breakfast Panel Session held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco.

Attendees at the event will hear from industry experts on the topic of global innovation and society, while also being encouraged to share their own ideas and strategies in this expansive field.

Organising the event is ACS Vice-President, Yohan Ramasundara, who is currently based in San Francisco.

Ramasundara is in the United States as part of his work as Innovation Manager at APS Austrade, and he has been using his time overseas to also explore global tech trends.

Yohan Ramasundara

Representing ACS, he recently visited innovation centre and business incubator Impact Hub, and just last month spoke to the Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

Speaking at the event as part of the panel discussion will be Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum, Nicholas Davis.

Davis joined the World Economic Forum in 2010 following a three-year stint as Director at the Oxford Investment Research, and previous work as a solicitor.

His role at the World Economic Forum sees him responsible for the Society and Innovation team, and focuses on the intersection between society and technology.

Alongside the panel, Davis will discuss ways in which business leaders can maximise the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well the major drivers for global innovation.

Master of Ceremonies at the event will be globally-renowned keynote speaker, Marti Grimminck, who is also founder and CEO of San Francisco-based innovation consultancy, International Connector.

The event is open to all, and members are encouraged to invite colleagues based in the Bay Area who may be interested in attending.

With only 50 spots available, the event is expected to book out fast.

Tickets are available here.