In 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne got together in a garage and formed Apple Computer. In 2007, the company revolutionised the smartphone industry with the launch of the iPhone. Apple transformed from a niche player in the computing market to the world's largest information technology company. On the other hand, six years after the launch of the iPhone, the former industry leader Nokia had to sell its mobile phone operations to Microsoft.
Throughout history, different companies have come and gone as front runners of their industries. People are constantly innovating, and organisations must do the same. While rapid change is challenging, it also opens up opportunities for new growth and markets. Creative Innovation 2016 Asia Pacific (Ci2016) teaches leaders how to take on the challenge of transforming their organisations, professions and lives to keep up with innovation. Over 40 world class Australian and international speakers, futurists, leaders, artists and thinkers will attend Ci2016.
Sessions will teach participants to expand their creativity, and artists in residence will challenge conventional mindsets. Audience interaction is emphasised in the conference, with plenty of opportunities for communication between presenters and audience members.
In Deep Conversation sessions facilitated by a moderator, participants can share their perspectives on important issues, challenges and opportunities with world class thought leaders. Through a series of Master Classes, participants can learn new strategies and gain inspiration from leading facilitators. There will also be a Gala Dinner featuring a debate on artificial intelligence, as well as speakers, entertainment and networking.
Creative Innovation Asia Pacific has proven its ability to transform thinking, spark creativity, and expand world view. Australian Event Awards named Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific the Corporate Event of the Year. Disruption caused by new business models will likely be the greatest threat to organisations in the next five years, so understanding and being comfortable with change will become a competitive advantage.
Ci2016 will take place 7-9 November, 2016 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Australia. Tickets for the conference can be purchased here. One day conference tickets start from $1,150. Single Deep Conversation tickets are $140 and Master Classes tickets are $250 each.