Business Breakfast: Digital Disruption – are you prepared and how can you take advantage?
Join us for our new Business Breakfast series, allowing you to network and hear from an expert guest speaker over a delicious catered breakfast.
We’ve witnessed whole industries torn apart by digital disruption, be it the taxi industry, advertising & media, music, photography, retail and more, but do you know what it really means and how you can get ahead of the curve? Charlie Gunningham, Commercialisation Adviser at Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, will be joining us to talk about all things digital disruption including the industries that will be impacted next, the effects of blockchain, AI, bots and more as well as what opportunities there may be amidst all the disruption.
A hot breakfast and coffee will be provided as you enjoy listening to your guest speaker.
Originally an Economics teacher from the UK, via Singapore, Charlie Gunningham landed in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up aussiehome.com, an online real estate business, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie and his team ran reiwa.com. He then moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as GM of Digital, then as CEO.
In 2017, he joined the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science as a Commercialisation Adviser, as part of the Entrepreneur’s Program. This program provides commercial advice and matching grants of up to $1 million to innovative companies looking to commercialise their novel IP.
Charlie is an active speaker, mentor and adviser among Perth’s tech startup community, and sits on the advisory boards of TEDxPerth, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, WAITTA, WA Leaders, ECU School of Business & Law, the Chief Scientist’s STEM Panel and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Fund marketing committee.