COVID-19 shutdowns have created a new range of challenges for Australian business, a topic that will be explored in in the latest ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series launching next week.

Featuring technology and corporate leaders discussing their responses to the crisis with ACS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Johnson, the upcoming series of online events starting 30 April focuses on how technology professionals can prepare themselves to help drive Australia’s economic recovery post COVID-19.

In the first interview of the series, Sam Mostyn, chair of Citi Australia and director of Mirvac and Transurban, will discuss her board experience as a company director and how boards can deliver innovation to organisations.

As board member and chair of many top-tier organisations, Mostyn will reveal insights into the role a board should and can play in encouraging innovation. Sharing her own real-life stories, Mostyn will share how directors assist not only on preparing for disruption but how to bring their teams along to embrace and develop disruption of their own making.

Other topics Mostyn will explore include how innovation can only happen when a company has a purpose, the long-term business impacts of customer-led technology and the best strategies for bringing innovation and tech projects before a board.

Interviews in upcoming weeks include Stevan Premutico, one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs who in the middle of the GFC conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry; and Former CTO of CBA Matt Pancino discussing the state of play of the financial sector and its use of cloud technologies.

The Industry Insights series has been a highly valued feature of the ACS event calendar for a number of years, previously featuring well known Australian technology leaders such as Michael Malone, Richard White and Sarah Adam-Gedge.

Registration for the Industry Insights series is available at the ACS website.