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Save the date for the 2019 Top Tech Trends Debate

The Churchill Club is excited to announce that the second Top Tech Trends Debate will be held on Wednesday September 4, 2019.

Like last year, the Debate will feature as part of the State Government’s Digital Innovation Festival.

Unlike anything else that currently exists in Australia, the event is run in debate format; showcasing the visions of five leading industry professionals pitching their ideas on the next big thing, and allowing the audience to vote on a winner. The criteria for each trend is that it must not be obvious today but may well be in the future, and will make an explosive impact in 3-5 years’ time.

Last year’s inaugural debate was a huge success and sold out with over 180 guests in attendance at PwC. Melbourne entrepreneur, Kee Wong, who also sits on the boards of CarSales, Committee for Melbourne and Victoria University (amongst other roles) won the debate. Knowledgeable in all things engineering, IT and business, Kee argued the biggest trend coming our way is “the future of education”.

He believes that Australia's Higher Education Industry – which is the third largest export revenue for Australia and the highest export revenue for the state of Victoria – is under threat to being disrupted. What’s interesting is his prediction is that the disruption won’t be by other groups of universities, but by online platform players like Amazon et al.

The Debate is an adaptation of the Top Tech Trends event that has been successfully run by the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley for 20 consecutive years.

Bec Kempster, CEO of the Churchill Club, also says: “We’re excited to be hosting the Top Tech Trends Debate again in 2019. The format was a huge success and the event gives both the business community and general public the opportunity to peer inside the minds of the pioneers that are investing in our future, to understand how they see our world and to leverage these insights in their own industry or organisation.”

We encourage the technology community of Victoria to save the date so that you may join us for an evening of insightful, thought-provoking discussion over canapés and drinks.

Please contact us if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of the Debate.